Martinez Historical Society

Cemetery Tour of Martinez


elizanottinghamEliza Nottingham

Eliza Nottingham - We are not sure how she came to be in this area. When she was on a family outing at the age of nine, she saved a four year old boy from drowning in a creek. The boy's name was Abraham Lincoln. Ironically, she is buried opposite Hardy the Faithful, a former slave, -- she who saved the life of the man who would sign the Emancipation Proclamation.