Douglas Martin, c. 1900, in the St. Regis Lakes area
Photograph by Charles Derby.
Courtesy of Adirondack Experience.
Born: c. 1846, son of Hugh Martin and Sarah or Sally Goodell

Died: June 25, 1926; buried in Mountain View Cemetery, Brighton

Married: Nora J. Rork (1855-1901)

Children: Clara E. Martin Tyler (1884 - 1944)

Douglas Elijah Martin was the brother of Paul Smith's wife, Lydia Martin, and long served as a guide at Paul Smith's Hotel. He was one of the guides photographed by A. W. Durkee at Paul Smith's boathouse on August 8, 1884. In his later years, he served as guide and caretaker for the camp of a Mrs. Godfrey. Douglas Martin worked as a guide for Dr. E. L. Trudeau in the fall of 1875, when Trudeau wrote "Douglas and I drove about the country looking for a place where I could bring my family" to live for the winter.

Doug Martin, right.
From the History and Legends of the Adirondacks Facebook page
Sources: Two unidentified news clippings from the Adirondack Research Room of the Saranac Lake Free Library

In the 1870 US Census Douglas is a Stage Drivers.