My thanks to Mildred JONES for her help with the Georgia Research
John MARTIN, b. ca. 1781, GA, d. 10-4-1881, bur.. Elkridge Cemetery, GI Co., TN, s/o James MARTIN
m. 1) ca 3-1818, Madison Co., GA, Elizabeth Ann MILLICAN, b. 5-25-1800, GA, d. 10-20-1873, bur.
Elkridge Cem., GI Co., TN, d/o John MILLICAN and Mrs. Mary (CLEGHORN) MOORE.
m. 2) ca. 1874 Mrs. Julia Ann (Mahoney) MURPHY, b. 1848 Ireland, d. 1936+. (Some descendants
referred to her in later years as Grandmother MURPHY. Mrs. RANGE said Sarah Annie (MARTIN, d/o
Ira) Brown was still writing to "Grandma Julia" when she was 80.)
Quoted from "History of Southwest Texas" p 395, submitted by Jane (MARTIN) USSERY on her family.
"On July 16, 1844, Mr. USSERY (Mastin) married Sarah Jane MARTIN, who was born at Macon, GA,
October 8, 1827, a daughter of John MARTIN. Her grandfather, James MARTIN, was born in Scotland,
and was there reared and educated. Emigrating to the United States, he bought land near Macon, GA.,
and was there engaged in tilling the soil the remainder of his life. Continuing in the occupation of his
ancestors, John MARTIN moved from Georgia, his native state, to Tennessee, in 1828, becoming a
pioneer of GI Co.. Buying a tract of uncultivated land, he improved a homestead on which he resided
until his death, in 1880, at the remarkable age of one hundred and five years. He married Annie
MILLIGAN, and died on the home farm, in GI Co., Tenn., in 1873."
(Regardless of some questionable details in this article I am grateful to Sarah Jane for the name of James MARTIN.)
CHILDREN OF JOHN MARTIN AND ELIZABETH ANN MILLICAN
Will of John MILLICAN of Madison Co., GA: He gives feather bed and furniture and 1 cow and
calf to daughter Ann MILLICAN. Wit. William CLEGHORN and Robert (x) MILLICAN. (Ann was
not married at time of signing of his will, but property given her appears to be a dowry.) Madison
Co., GA Will Bk. A, 1812-1841, p 4.
Burrell ORR, Chief Sheriff of Madison Co., to John MARTIN of same .... by order of Superior Ct.
.... John MARTIN, pltff. and Joseph VINYARD, Deft., 275 A, property of Joseph VINYAND ...
advertised on 1st Tuesday in January 1820 in Athens Gazette ... sale on the court house steps to
John MARTIN, highest bidder for $350. Wit. James LONG and Robert ???, JP. Madison Co.,
GA Deed Bk. E, p 164.
1820 Hall Co., GA Federal Census, p 147 John MARTIN 20001-0001
Franklin Co., GA Deed Bk. Y of "Old Deed Books", 1785-1860 general index, GA St. Archives
MARTIN, John Several - Further research to see if this is my John MARTIN
John MARTIN petitions the honorable Land Court that he may be permitted to prove part of his
head right, s/John (x) MARTIN, Warrant No. 200 for 30 A. Madison Co., GA Land Ct. Records,
LDS Roll 1093.
John MARTIN gives power of atty. to John MILLICAN, Jr. to sell 274 A "moving". Signed with an
"X". Wit. David EVANS, J.P. and William HANSON? Madison Co., GA deeds.
This indenture made this ... between John MILLICAN, Jur. atty in fact for John MARTIN of the
Co. aforesaid of the one part and Andrew MILLICAN, Jur. of the other part. Witnesseth that the
said John MILLICAN attorney in fact as aforesaid for and in consideration of the sum of Eight
hundred dollars to him in hand paid by the said Andrew MILLICAN the receipt whereof is hereby
acknowledged hath granted bargained and sold and by these presents doth grant bargain and
sell and convey unto the said Andrew MILLICAN, Jun. as aforesaid his heirs and assigns with a
tract of land lying and being in the Co. aforesaid containing two hundred and seventy four A
more or less lying and being in the Co. aforesaid on Broad River beginning on a corner in
Edward DEAVERS line running thence S fifty W sixteen chains and fifty links to a white oak
corner thence S thirty seven E forty seven chains to a black oak corner S fifty three E six chains
& fifty links to a corner on Jonathan VINYARD'S line thence eighty one E seven chains and fifty
links to a pine corner, thence S seventy nine E fifty chains to a pine corner thence N fourteen E
fifty four chains to a white oak corner on the River originally granted to Timothy LAVON together
with all and singular the rights members and appurtenances thereto belonging unto the said
Andrew MILLICAN Jur. his heirs and assigns forever in fee simple and not only against him the
said John MILLICAN Jun. Attorney in fact as aforesaid his heirs and assigns but against all and
every person or persons whatever will warrant and defend the premises described? unto the
said Andrew MILLICAN Jun. his heirs and assigns forever. In witness whereof I have hereunto
set my hand and seal the day & year above written. s / John MILLICAN, Attorney in fact for John
MARTIN. Signed sealed and delivered in the presence of: Test William CLEGHORN & A.
GAILEY J.P. (Recorded 22 Nov 1827, Madison Co., GA)
Surveyed for John MARTIN 30 A Warrant dated 9-3-1827, Adv. 12-8-1827. Andrew MILLICAN &
Robert WOODS, C.C. Adj. MILLICAN land, DAVIDíS land. Madison Co., GA Plat Book (see
Deals with land owned by John MARTIN and described as a tract of 274 A on Broad River, adj.
lands of John MILLICAN and Jonathan VINYARD. Madison Co., Deed Bk. E, p 542-3.
1830 Madison Co., GA Federal Census, p 115
John MARTIN 30/40 b. 1781 (49), not correct
1 f 30/40 Elizabeth Ann b. 1800, age 30
1 f 5/10 Mary Ann b. 1827 = 3, Not correct
1 f 5/10 Sarah Jane b. 1828 = 2, not correct
1 m 0/5 John M. b. 5-1819 = 11, not correct
1 m 0/5 Male who may have died?
1 m 0/5 James b. 1-1823 = 7, not correct
1 m 0/5 Ira b. 2-1824 = 6, not correct
p 115 next house James VINEYARD
1830 Madison Co., GA Federal Census, p 115 next house
James MARTIN, Sr. 60/70 -b. ca. 1760/70 (John b. 1781 = James 21 at his birth = 1770)
1F 60/70 - b. ca. 1760/70
Sale of personal property of John MILLICAN - John MARTIN not a buyer. Madison Co., GA
Estate Records - Inventories, Sales, etc., Bk. B, p 38 1829-1834.
Received of James MILLICAN, Exor. of the Last Will and Testament of John MILLICAN,
deceased: $106.68 3/4 in full of the legacy due me in rite of my wife, Ann MILLICAN, daughter of
John MILLICAN, deceased. s / John (x) MARTIN. Wit. James SCOTT. Madison Co., GA, Estate
Records Annual Returns, Bk. D, p 4, 1834-1837.
Surveyed for Thompson MARTIN, Chain Carrier, for Levi POLK 76 A, land adj. STRICKLAND,
Warrant dated 4-1-1834. Madison Co., GA Plat Book
John MARTIN Chain Carrier with John SAILORS for James BOONE Madison Co., GA Plat Book
(I doubt this is our John MARTIN. He said he was moving in the power of atty. to John
1835-6-3 At a Land Cas? Ct. holding... Surveyed following names.... to wit John CLEGHORN, J.
P. & M. WARE, J. P. The following persons summoned and sworn as Jurors to wit:
1. Nelson HIGGINBOTHAM 7. Samuel STRICKLAND
2. William H. DIXON 8. Thomas H. LESTER
3. John MARTIN 9. Sanders N. COLBERT?
4. Kinchon STRICKLAND 10. Andrew NICHOLS
5. William SAILORS 11. John S. KING
6. Adam EBERHART 12. Russell S. DANIEL
Ref: Madison Co.,GA Plat Book
To John MARTIN from George W. CAMPBELL of Nashville, for $407.90, 200 A on Robertson's
fork in NE corner of a tract of land owned by said CAMPBELL, adj. S of DOTSON'S land, Adj.
CAMPBELL'S line. Wit. Alexander ESSELMAN & Samuel H. LONDON. GI Co. TN deed Bk.
R1843, p 223
1840 GI Co., TN Federal Census, p 26 221.110.01-012.000.1
John MARTIN 50/59 John b. 1781 = 59
Ann 40/49 Elizabeth Ann b. 1800 = 40
1 m 20/29 John M. b. 5-1819 = 21
1 m 15/19 James b. 1-1823 = 17
1 m 10/14 Ira b. 2-1824 = 16
1 f 10/14 Mary Ann b. 1827 = 13
1 f 10/14 Sarah Jane b. 1828 = 12
1 f 5/9 Elizabeth C. b. 9-4-1830 = 9
1 m 5/9 William M. b. 10-1832 = 8
1 m 5/9 Andrew J. b. 1834 = 6
1 m 0/5 Charles W. b. 3-1835 = 5
1 m 0/5 Nathaniel E. b. 5-38 = 3
John MARTIN from James A. PERRY for value received, a parcel of land on waters of
Robersons Fork, adj. ARMER'S SE corner, VICK'S line 96 1/2 A. Wit. Johnson M. WALKER,
James A. MARTIN. GI Co., TN deed Bk. Q1842 p, 548
1846 John MARTIN from William G. PATTERSON GI Co., TN Deed Bk. S1846, p 179, 11 A
1850 Federal Census, GI Co., TN, p 844, hh 235, CD 15
John MARTIN 70 GA Farmer $2,500
Ann 50 GA
James A 27 GA
Ira B. 23 GA
Will M. 17 TN
Andrew J. 15 TN
Charles W. 12 TN
Elenezer (sic) 10 TN
1860 Federal Census, GI Co., TN, Northern Subdivision, p 32-16, hh 208
John MARTIN 70 GA Farmer $13,500/6,000
Ann 65 GA
1860 GI Co., TN Slave Schedule, p 195 (left) John MARTIN, Sr., owned:
1 house slave, black male age 28, 1 black female age 23, 1 black female age 18, 1 black male
age 1, 1 black female age 12.
1870 GI Co., TN Federal Census, CD 15, p 27-308, hh 188
John MARTIN 81 GA Farmer - $5400/7500, Fa & Mor of Foreign Birth
Annie 71 GA
Nancy BEARDEN 45 SC Domestic
1877 John MARTIN and wife to Thomas MAHONEY, GI Co., Deed Book KK1877, p 534, Lot.
1878 John MARTIN from David CURREN, GI Co., TN Deed Bk. LL1878, p 437
John MARTIN from John B. JAMES, GI Co., TN Deed Bk. LL1878, p 437
John MARTIN from David CURREN, GI Co., TN Deed Bk. LL1878, p 438-Right of Way
John MARTIN and wife to Thomas MAHONEY, GI Co., TN Deed Bk. LL1878, p 5
1880 GI Co., TN Federal Census, CD 15, p 9-285, hh 80/85
John MARTIN 99 GA IRE HOL Farmer-Cannot read or write
Julia 32 wife IRE IRE IRE
MURPHY, Hugh 11st/sn TN VA IRE
" , Willie 8 st/sn TN VA IRE (b. 1872)
USSERY, Sarah J. 52 dau GA GA GA
HICKMAN, A. T. 63 sn/lw TN NC NC
W. N. MURPHY m. Mrs. Mary E. FARRIS 12-20-1891, GI Co., TN by R. F. CARTER
1880 GI Co., TN Federal Census, Pulaski, p 319/123, hh 170/196
Thomas MAHONEY 36 IRE IRE IRE Wagoner Bro of Julia MURPHY?
Asenath 36 TN TN TN
James O. 9 TN IRE TN
Daniel 5 TN IRE TN
William C. 7 TN IRE TN
Winnie 2 TN IRE TN
Lynnville: Last Tuesday evening Uncle Johny MARTIN died, age 102. He in all probability was
the oldest person in the Co. and was always remarkable hale. He married some six or eight
years ago the second time. He leaves a long list of descendants. Ref: Pulaski Citizen, Vol. 23,
Thursday, October 13, 1881.
Lynnville: A party consisting of Maston USSERY and two sons and Alvin HICKMAN and wife
arrived from Texas Thursday. They are heirs to the MARTIN estate and are doubtless out to look
out to their interest and to visit their very numerous kin. Mr. USSERY removed to Texas at a very
early day and has accumulated quite a property. His success has induced many to Texas, but I
have heard of none that have done as well as him. The property of the MARTIN sale Tuesday
sold exceedingly well. Corn $5.50 per bushel, wheat $21.00, medium good mule $130, milch
cows $35. Good judges say that credit added from 25 to 50 percent to everything that was sold.
This thing of putting off to pay the day has ruined its thousands.
1882-1-16 Estate of John MARTIN, dec'd., 1 Nov 1881, recorded. Inventory Book B., pp 250-253, GI Co.,
AN INVENTORY OF THE PERSONAL ESTATE OF JOHN MARTIN, DEC'D.
Solvent notes & accounts
1 note on N. E. MARTIN Due Jany 7, 1871 55.00
1 note on N. E. MARTIN Due Feby 12, 1869 109.10
1 note on N. E. MARTIN Due Apl 9, 1887 103.10
1 Account on N. E. MARTIN 50.00
1 note on J. B. MARTIN Due June 15, 1869 55.00 WHO?
1 note on J. B. MARTIN Due June 8, 1859 145.00
with a credit of $37.50 June 1859 and credit of $17.00 June 1867
1 note on J. A. MARTIN Due Apl 9, 1881 240.00
1 note on J. T. ROBBINS Due Apl 8, 1881 50.00
1 note on Steve FOLLIS Due Sept. 23, 1881 5.00
1 note on J. B. JAMES for Twenty Dollars 20.00
1 account on N. A. WILKES for Seventeen Dollars 17.09
1 Note on S. G. CALVERT Due Nov 1, 1881 2.50
1 note on J. A. WHITE Due July 27, 1874 44.00
1 note on HAUF & HARRIS Due Feby 4, 1880 20.00
1 note on W. T. USSERY Due Feby 9, 1867 13.00
1 note on Wilson PINION Due Mch 7, 1865 30.00
1 note on D. CURRIN Due Jany 30, 1878 (solvent) 116.50
with credit of $23.50 June 19, 1878, a credit of $27.00 Feby 19th, 1887, also a credit of $20.00
Feby 19, 1887
1 account on Jacob MARTIN 19.50 WHO?
6 mules, 11 head of cattle, 26 head of hogs, 30 bbls corn, 26 3/4 bushels wheat, 41 lbs. bacon,
7 bee hives, 670 bushels oats, ___ bundles fodder, 1431# hay, 1 lot farming tools, 5 beds and
clothes, 2 bed-steads & sundry other Household articles, 1 Bbl salt, 28 bu cotton seed, 1 lot
shucks, 1 lot cut corn, 1 wagon, 1 saddle etc.
Cash on hand 171.75
The attached is a true and perfect Inventory of all the goods & chattels, rights & credits of the
said John MARTIN, deceased which have come to my hand, possession or knowledge or the
hands of any other person for me, to the best of my knowledge and belief. s / N. E. MARTIN.
Sworn to before me 16th day of Jany 1882. s / P. H. EZELL, Clk.
ACCOUNT OF SALES OF PERSONAL PROPERTY OF THE ESTATE OF JOHN MARTIN, DECEASED
At His Late Residence in Giles County after Having Advertised According to Law
Purchaser Name Articles Sold
J. F. WILSON 1 desk .90
J. A. MARTIN 1 sugar chest .25
J. B. JAMES 1 cross cut saw 2.10
J. J. MARTIN 1 pr shears .25
Julia MARTIN 1 table .60
Hugh MURPHY 1 bed stead .05
John J. WALKER 1 bed .50
J. J. MARTIN 1 bed 10.50
John J. WALKER 1 bed 7.00
W. J. MARTIN 1 bed 5.25
J. A. WHITE 1 bed 13.15
J. A. MARTIN 1 bed 16.45
J. W. WALKER (?) 5 bushels wheat $1.76 8.80
Stephen FOLLIS 5 bushels wheat 1.81 9.05
J. F. WILSON 5 bushels wheat 1.81 9.05
J. F. WILSON 5 bushels wheat 1.83 9.15
J. F. WILSON 3 3/4 bushels wheat 1.81 6.78
J. A. WHITE 3 bushels wheat 2.00 6.00
J. A. WHITE 11# Bacon 15 1/4 cents 1.71
J. B. MARTIN 29# Bacon 15/2 cents 4.49
J. J. MARTIN 1 box & oats .15
J. J. MARTIN 5 M. T. barrels .25
J. B. MARTIN 5 M. T. barrels .15
J. M. HEWITT 1 basket & woods .60
J. J. MARTIN 1 table .05
Julia MARTIN 1 table .25
J. A. MARTIN 1 Reel .35
C. T. ORR 1 basket & peas .25
J. B. MARTIN 2 hoes, 30 cents .60
Dick DOUHERTY 2 hoes, 35 cents .70
J. B. MARTIN 1 plow 6.00
Austin FITZPATRICK 1 plow 1.00
J. B. MARTIN 1 lot items 1.05
J. W. WEST 1 single tree & cleves (sic) .80
J. J. WALKER 1 blind bridle .60
W. N. JAMES 1 axe .75
J. A MARTIN 1 bridle .35
R. N. NIX 1 crow bar .70
Jim WELLS 1 barrel .05
J. F. WILSON 1 scythe & cradle 1.10
J. J. WALKER 100# bran 1.40
N. E. MARTIN 1 barrel .25
Julia MARTIN 1 keg .30
N. E. MARTIN 1 Bbl salt 3.25
Julia MARTIN 1 kettle .15
N. E. MARTIN 1 soap can .10
S. L. ROBERTS 1 soap can .20
J. A. MARTIN 1 bee hive 3.40
J. B. MARTIN 1 bee hive 3.30
J. B. MARTIN 1 bee hive 2.35
J. J. MARTIN 1 bee hive 3.05
J. B. MARTIN 1 bee hive 2.95
J. A. MARTIN 3 empty bee hives 1.50
N. E. MARTIN 1 trough .10
J. A. MARTIN 1 trough .15
Julia MARTIN 1 lard can 1.10
G. W. HANNA 5 bbls corn at 5.25 25.72
J. W. WALKER 5 bbls corn at 5.36 26.80
J. F. WILSON 5 bbls corn at 5.37 26.85
L. A. WINN 5 bbls corn 26.86 1/2
W. K. WILSFORD 1 plow gear 1.30
S. S. ROBERTS 1 plow gear .60
Henry BRADEN 1 collar .20
Samuel DODSON --- -
J. B. MARTIN 1 fan mill .23
N. E. MARTIN 28 bu cotton seed 3.64
J. B. MARTIN 1 lot of shucks
J. M. HEWITT 1 lot cut corn
L. T. CARR 1 bridle
J. J. WALKER 300 bu oats
J. F. WILSON 70 bu oats
J. J. MARTIN 300 bu fodder
N. B. WALKER 1 lot c corn
J. B. JAMES 1 wagon 19.00
26 hogs, 2 calf, 1 bull, 1 steer, 2 cows, 3 heifers
1881 Julia MARTIN from S. G. CALVERT & wife et al, GI Co., TN Deed Bk NN1881, p 474, 40 A
1883 See Abstracts of Woodruff Files of GI Co., TN, compiled and published by PARKER & WHITE:
"File Box M-3, Case 4101, N. E. MARTIN et als vs. Julia A. MARTIN et als-documents on file.
N. E. MARTIN et als vs. Julia A. MARTIN et als} In this cause it appears that the defendants
Julia A. MARTIN and A. J. MARTIN have been served with process requiring them to appear and
answer the Bill of Complts. at this time of the court and as they have failed to do so, it is ordered
that the Bill be taken for confessed as to true and set for hearing ex-parte, and it further ordered
that publication was made as required by law in the Pulaski Citizen, a newspaper published in
the town of Pulaski requiring the defendants Sarah Jane USSERY and her husband Mastin
USSERY and also for J. B. HICKMAN, James R. HICKMAN, Frank HICKMAN and George
HICKMAN, the last 4 named being the children as alleged in the Bill of Elizabeth HICKMAN,
deceased, and that a similar publication was also made for the HICKMAN heirs of Lottie Ann
WHITE, deceased, formerly the wife of John WHITE, who was a daughter of said Elizabeth
HICKMAN, deceased, and also for heirs of John MARTIN, Jr. deceased, viz John T. MARTIN, W.
J. MARTIN, Sarah J. MARTIN, Mary E. MARTIN, Margaret MARTIN and Melvina MARTIN and
such other heirs of John MARTIN, Jr. as may exist, to appear and answer at this time of the
court and as none of the persons for whom said publication was made any defence hereto it is
therefore ordered that the allegations in this Bill as to said USSERY and wife, be----- be
confessed. But inasmuch as the defts. J. B. HICKMAN, James R. HICKMAN, Frank HICKMAN
and George HICKMAN and the unknown heirs of Lottie WHITE and also John T. MARTIN, W. J.
MARTIN, Sarah J. MARTIN, Mary E. MARTIN, Margaret MARTIN and Melvina MARTIN on
alleged in the Bill to be minors, it is therefore ordered by the court that H. J. ABERNATHY be
appointed guardian ad litem to answer and defend this bill for them. GI Co. Chanc. Ct. Min., Vol.
23, p 477.
N. E. MARTIN et als vs Julia A. MARTIN et als} This day this cause was heard upon the
pleading and exhibits and former orders when it appears to the court that John MARTIN died at
his residence in GI Co. Tennessee in the year 1881, leaving no will and that N. E. MARTIN was
appointed by the court of GI Co. administrator upon his estate and it is alleged that he left a
widow named Julia A. MARTIN who was his second wife, by whom he had no children and that
he left as his heirs at law the persons named in the option of the Bill as such and perhaps others
whose names are unknown and that he died seized and possessed of a tract of about 387 A of
land described in the bill and in Exhibit "A" hereto as well as some personal property. It is
further alleged that his widow, the defendant Julia A. MARTIN filed her petition in the county
court of GI county for the allotment to her of homestead and dower in said land, and that
pending her petition in said court the adult heirs entered into a mutual? agreement with her to
allow and pay her certain personal property described in the Bill including one thousand dollars,
in notes belonging to the estate in consideration that she should relinquish to the heirs of said
John MARTIN all claim she might have as distributee and all claims she might have to
homestead and dower in his land, which amount appears to have been paid to her and that she
signed the relinquishment required and that the transaction was confirmed by order of the
county court of GI Co. at its November Term 1881. It is further alleged in the Bill that the
intestate made advancements to some of his children in his lifetime and that the lands annexed
by the intestate are not susceptible of partition among his heirs. It is therefore ordered that the
cause be referred to the clerk and master to take proof and report
1st The names and residence of the widow and heirs at law of John MARTIN deceased and
which of them are over 21 years of age and which are minors.
2nd Whether the transaction with the widow in the purchase of her dower and homestead in the
land and her distributive share in the personal estate under the proceeds in the county court was
a judicious purchase and to the interest of all the heirs.
3rd Whether the lands owned by the intestate at the time of his death are susceptible of partition
among his heirs,
4th What advancements the intestate made to his children and what debts either of them owe
the estate or the administrator for property purchased at the sale. GI Co. TN Chanc. Ct. Min.,
Vol. 23, p 491.
Same case: This cause was further heard upon the pleadings, proof and former orders and
upon the report of the C&M of date 7 Sept 1883 which being unexcepted to is confirmed and is
as follows. In this cause the clerk and master in obedience to an order of reference heretofore
made has taken proof in relation to same of the matters referred, which is on file and are here to
the court shown and from which he reports. That John MARTIN at the time of his death left
surviving him his widow Julia A. MARTIN and the following living children. N. E. MARTIN,
James A. MARTIN, Ira B. MARTIN, Mary S. WHITE wife of John WHITE, A. J. MARTIN and
Sarah Jane USSERY, all of whom are over the age of 21 years.
William MARTIN and Charles MARTIN died before their father leaving no children.
Elizabeth HICKMAN died before her father leaving the following children. J. B. HICKMAN,
James R. HICKMAN, Frank HICKMAN and George HICKMAN, all of whom are over 21 years of
age except George HICKMAN. She also had one daughter named Lottie Ann WHITE wife of
John WHITE who died leaving one child named Claud WHITE who is a minor.
John MARTIN, Jr. died before his father leaving the following children John T. MARTIN, W. J.
MARTIN, Sarah J. MARTIN, Mary E. MARTIN, Margaret MARTIN, Melvina MARTIN, most of
whom if not all are over 21 years of age and probably some of the daughters of John MARTIN,
Jr. have married but the names of their husbands are not shown by the proof. Sarah Jane
USSERY and the children of Elizabeth HICKMAN and the children of John MARTIN, Jr. all live in
the state of Texas. All the others live in GI Co. Tennessee.
2nd that the transaction made with the widow of John MARTIN, Sr., deceased, was a judicious
one and manifestly to the interest of the children and heirs of said John MARTIN, Sr., deceased.
3rd that the lands belonging to the estate of John MARTIN, Sr., deceased, embraces about 387
A which the administrator has heretofore had surveyed and divided in 7 lots or tracts, that the
same cannot be divided with a greater number of tracts without manifest and material injury to
its value and that it is manifestly to the interest of the children and heirs that the same be sold
and the proceeds divided. That the widow of said petitioner is now about 35 years of age. That
there are eight principals shares in said estate. That upon the other matters referred no proof
has been taken and the clerk and master is therefore unable to report thereon at present.
Respectfully submitted September 7, 1883. s / J. B. STACY, CMC.
It appears to the court from said report and from the proof in the cause that John MARTIN died
intestate in GI Co. on the --- day of --- 1881 and that complt. N. E. MARTIN has administered all
his estate; that the intestate left him surviving his widow, the deft. Julia A. MARTIN, and his
children and heirs at law N. E. MARTIN, James A. MARTIN, Ira B. MARTIN, A. J. MARTIN, Mary
S. WHITE wife of John WHITE and Sarah Jane USSERY wife of Mastan USSERY, all of whom
are over the age of twenty one years. The intestate also had a daughter named Elizabeth
HICKMAN who died before her father leaving surviving, her children and heirs at law as named
in said report. The intestate also had a son named John MARTIN, Jr. who died before his father
leaving surviving him his children and heirs at law the persons named as such in said report.
That the intestate died seized and possessed of a tract of about 387 A of land described in the
bill and that the complts. and defts. N. E. MARTIN, James A. MARTIN, Ira B. MARTIN, Mary S.
WHITE, Sarah Jane USSERY and A. J. MARTIN are each entitled to an interest of one eight
therein and the children of Mrs. HICKMAN to one eight and the children and heirs of John
MARTIN, Jr., deceased, to a one eight. It further appears that N. E. MARTIN has purchased and
now owes the shares of A. J. MARTIN in said estate.
It further appears that after the death of the intestate his widow Julia A. MARTIN filed her petition
in the county court of GI Co. for homestead and dower in said lands and pending proceedings
the adult heirs agreed to allow her $1,000. in notes belonging to the estate besides some other
personal property set forth in the bill in consideration of the relinquishment by her of all right of
homestead and dower and all interest in the personal estate, which said relinquishment was
executed by her and the notes and other property paid over to her by the admr. and as the proof
shows that said transaction was manifestly to the interest of all the heirs, the same is confirmed
and the Adm. will allow credit for the payment so made to her, and the court declares that Julia
A. MARTIN has now no right or claim to homestead or dower in the lands of her deceased
husband and no right to share his personal estate.
It is further ordered as prayed for in the Bill that the settlement of the accounts of the Admr. be
transferred from the county court to this court and that they be settled at the proper time under
the orders of this court in this cause. And as it appears from the report and proof that the tract of
387 A of land cannot be partitioned and that a sale will be necessary for division it is ordered by
the court that the clerk and master after advertising said land according to law, sell it to the
highest bidder on the premises, in such lots as may be decreed best on a credit of one two and
three years with interest taking notes with security and retaining a lien. The sale will be made
free from the right of redemption. All unexecuted orders are received and will be reported upon
to the next term. GI Co., TN Chanc. Ct. Min., Vol. 23, p 519.
N. E. MARTIN et als vs. Julia A. MARTIN et als.} This cause was heard upon the report of the
clerk and master of date Nov 5, 1883, reporting the sale of the lands which report being
unexcepted to otherwise than as hereinafter stated is confirmed and is as follows. In this cause
the clerk and master reports that after advertising according to law and obedience to a former
decree herein be sold on the 30th day of October 1883 at public sale to the highest bidder on the
premises on a credit of one, two and three years, with interest from date the tract of land
mentioned in the pleadings in seven subdivisions. Said land is situated in the 15th Civil District
of GI Co. on the Waters of Robertsons Fork creek and for a particular description of each
subdivision reference is here made to the survey thereof by Alf M. MCCONNEL, surveyor,
herewith filed and made a part of this report. When
Lot No. 1 Home tract containing 135 53/160 A was purchased by James A. MARTIN at his bid of
$10.25 per acre amounting to the sum of $1387.14 and for which he executed his three notes for
$462.38 each payable to the clerk and master for the use of the parties in interest due in one
two and three years and bearing interest from date with W. J. MARTIN and J. J. MARTIN his
Lot No. 2 known as the Western tract containing 47 33/160 A was purchased by N. E. MARTIN
at his bid of $9.50 per acre amounting to $448.45.
And Lot No. 3 the North East tract containing 7 155/160 A was purchased by said N. E. MARTIN
at his bid of $9.80 per acre amounting to the sum of $76.61 and aggregating the sum of $525.06
for which he executed his three notes for $175.02 each due and payable as above, with J. A.
MARTIN his security.
Lot No. 4 Known as the DODSON tract containing 50 82/160 was purchased by Thomas
MARCHBANKS colored at his bid of $15.00 per acre amounting to the sum of $757.68 3/4 and
for which he executed his three notes for $252.56 1/4 each due and payable as above, with
James A. MARTIN and Montgomery ` his securities.
Lot No. 5 known as the Ridge tract containing 70 104/160 A was purchased by George VINSAN,
colored, at his bid of $12.00 per acre amounting to the sum of $847.80 and for which he
executed his three notes for $282.60 each due and payable as above with GRIFFIS AND BRO.
Lot No. 6 known as the Lease containing 17 118/160 A was purchased by J. D. WALKER at his
bid of $20.00 per acre amounting to the sum of $354.75 and for which he executed his three
notes for $118.25 each due and payable as above with N. E. MARTIN and J. A. MARTIN his
Lot No. 7 known as the S.W. tract containing 57 120/160 A was purchased by N. E. MARTIN, I.
B. MARTIN and J. A. MARTIN jointly at their bid of $12.50 per acre amounting to the sum of
$721.87 and for which they executed their three notes for $240.62 1/2 each without security due
and payable as above, on the last mentioned tract there being three parties in the purchase.
(The next page contains a plat of the surveyed property of the estate of John MARTIN, see
N. E. MARTIN et als vs. Julia A. MARTIN et als. (continued) -all being interested and the note
being entirely solvent the clerk and master will not require the parties to give security. There
being the highest and best bids offered that could be obtained liens being retained upon each
tract for the payment of its respective purchase money said notes are all on file and are here to
the court shown. Respectfully submitted Nov. 5, 1883. s/J. B. STACY, C&M. GI Co., TN Chanc.
Ct. Min., Vol. 24, p 46
Same Case Title: This day this cause was further heard upon the report of the Clerk & Master of
date 2-26-1884 which being unexcepted to is as follows} in this cause the Clerk & master
reports that in obedience to an order of this court opening the biddings upon Lot No. 4 of the
land sold in this county containing 50 82/160 A upon the petition of J. A. WHITE and upon Lot
No. 5 containing 70 104/160 A upon the petition of N. E. MARTIN he kept the same open upon
??? until 1 Oclock PM on Monday the 28th of February 1884 when the same was struck off to J.
A. WHITE at his bid of $533.67 for the back? and executed his three notes for $277.89. Each
payable at 1, 2 and 3 years from date and dated Oct. 30, 1883, the day of the original sale and
bearing interest from that date with N. E. MARTIN and J. B. MARTIN his Securities. Upon Lot
No. 5 containing 70 104/160 A he kept the biddings open until 1 1/2 oc PM Monday, February
24, 1884 when N. E. MARTIN became the purchaser at his bid of $937.80 for which he executed
his three notes for $312.60 each payable to the clerk and Master for the use of etc. due in 1, 2
and 3 years from date and dated October 30, 1883, the day of the original sale and bearing
int.... with I. B. MARTIN his security, there being the highest bidder and best bid offered or that
could be obtained.... Clerk further reports Thomas MARCHBANKS and George VINSON,
purchasers of said Lots 4 and 5 on the day of the original sale ask that the notes executed by
them for said land be cancelled by an order of court that the C&M be directed to surrender same
to them respectfully submitted 2-26-1884. s/J. B. STACY. (Ordered notes returned to
MARCHBANKS and VINSON and that Lots 4 & 5 be vested to J. A. WHITE and N. E. MARTIN
when paid.) GI Co., TN Chanc. Ct. Min., Vol. 24, p 78
Same Case: This cause heard upon the report of the C&M of Jan. 22, 1884 which being
unexcepted it is confirmed and made a part of this decree and is as follows: In this cause the
C&M reports that in obedience to an order of reference made by this count as to advancements
made to John MARTIN in his lifetime to his children, that he has taken the depositions of John
A. MARTIN, N. E. MARTIN and I. B. MARTIN, all three of whom are sons of the late John
MARTIN, deceased, all of which are on file and are here to the court shown and from which that
John MARTIN in his lifetime gave to his children but little if anything, that the watch? given was
by the wife of said MARTIN which consisted of one bed and clothing, that a conference has
been had among most of the children of said John MARTIN since his death at which it was
agreed that advancements should be regarded as equal that if any advantage was gained by this
cause that it would be to the interest of such minors as are interested in said estate and that it
will be unnecessary to enter a formal account for advancements. Respectfully submitted Jany.
11, 1884." J. B. STACY, C&M.
And it appears from said report that the children and parties interested in the estate of John
MARTIN deceased have been equalized in advancements. It is therefore decreed by the court
that the C&M out of the real and personal estate which may come into his hands pay over to the
parties equally their shares in the same without reference to any advancements.
And it further appears to the court that Mrs. M. S. WHITE, the wife of J. A. WHITE, who is a
daughter of John MARTIN deceased is entitled to one share in his real and personal estate and
that she has executed the following papers in which she desires that such share shall be settled
upon her as her separate estate etc. which paper writing was signed by her on the 27th February
1884 and attested by J. F. WILSON & N. E. MARTIN and which writing is as follows:
Whereas the undersigned M. S. WHITE is entitled to a share in the personal estate of her father
John MARTIN deceased and also his real estate lately sold by decree of the Chanc. Ct. at
Pulaski Tennessee and I hereby request said Chanc. Ct. to settle my interest in said personal
and real estate after paying such debts as I want paid upon me for my sole and separate use
free from the debts liabilities and contract and the control rights of my present or any future
husband and that at my death the same shall go to my children share and share alike except
that I wish to reserve the power to use and dispose of such portion of it as I think proper. This
Feby. 27, 1884. s / M. S. (her mark) WHITE. Teste J. F. WILSON, N. E. MARTIN.
Court orders J. F. WILSON, J.P., to take private examination of Mrs. Mary S. WHITE to
determine the signature to above instrument is of her own free will. Dated 2-28-1882. J. F.
WILSON certifies to court that the execution of deed by her full, voluntary consent and without
compulsion or constraint of her husband. dated 2-27-1884.
Court orders Clerk & Master to pay to Mary S. WHITE her portion be paid to her separately and
apart from any control by her husband.
Court further orders settlement of the accounts of N. E. MARTIN as administrator be transferred
from the county court to the Clerk and Master of Chanc. Ct.. GI Co., TN Chanc. Ct. Min., Vol. 24,
Report of partial settlement to Chanc. Ct. by N. E. MARTIN, Adm. of partial settlement made 8-
23-1884. GI Co., TN Chanc. Ct. Min., Vol. 24, p 209
J. D. WALKER was purchaser of tract of 17 118/160 (Lot #6) A and gave notes for $354.75 to be
paid 1, 2 and 3 years from 30 Oct 1883 and he petitions that he has transferred his bid to J. C.
MOORE and asks court to be given title when notes are paid and that he not be held liable to the
notes, dated 12-9-1884. Transfer of notes wit. by W. F. ALEXANDER. Court orders J. D.
WALKER shall not be liable, and deed to Moore when he pays notes. GI Co., TN Chanc. Ct.
Min., Vol. 24, p 335
John Thomas MARTIN} Petition brought to court 3-24-1885 regarding interest of John MARTIN,
who was a Grandson of Intestate - Asking payment of debts for Coffin of his father John
MARTIN, who is deceased and has not estate in Texas. Asks court to pay to H. C. NEWLIN for
coffin due 11-6-1883 $18.00, to W. F. HOLCOMB due 8-26-1884 $35.44, and to A. E. USSERY
$20.00 due Sep. 1883. There are jurats from F. C. CROSS, Notary Public of Caldwell Co., TX
that John MARTIN owes $20.00 to Mrs. A. E. USSERY. Also bought of W. F. HOLCOMB 1 suit
of clothing for $25.00, 1 trunk for $6.00, 1 chest for $1.25, $3.19 interest. J. W. USSERY paid
the accounts in amount of $35.44. Bought of H. C. NEWLIN one coffin for $18.00. All for estate
of John Thomas MARTIN. (John Thomas MARTIN is son of John M. MARTIN.) GI Co., TN
Chanc. Ct. Min., Vol. 24, p 338
Petition of Sarah J. ETHRIDGE and husband John G. ETHRIDGE (of Caldwell Co., TX) for $40.
to M. USSERY, J. R. HICKMAN (of Caldwell Co., TX) sold to M. USSERY his share of estate of
Grandfather & Mary E. SHANNON and husband William SHANNON sold their share of estate of
John MARTIN for $40. to M. USSERY GI Co., TN Chanc. Ct. Min., Vol. 24, p 339
TRANSFERS OF INTEREST IN ESTATE OF JOHN MARTIN, SR.
Exhibit A: Transfer to N. E. MARTIN for $200.50 from Jane USSERY of Caldwell Co., TX any share
and interest in the estate of my father John MARTIN. dated 2-29-1884
Exhibit B: Transfer to N. E. MARTIN $175. of my interest in the estate of my father, from S. J.
USSERY of Caldwell Co., TX dated 3-2-1884
Exhibit C.: Transfer to N. E. MARTIN $70. of my share of estate from my father from S. J. USSERY
of Caldwell Co., TX dated 8-26-1884
Exhibit D: Transfer to N. E. MARTIN, indenture made 5-5-1883 by F. M. HICKMAN, sold and
transfer his interest for $50. Attest of J. F. WILSON and J. O. MITCHELL of GI Co., TN.
Exhibit E: Transfer to N. E. MARTIN from Mary S. WHITE, w/o John A. WHITE for $66.23 he paid
to Dr. CAMPBELL for medical bills, convey a sufficient amount of her interest in
personal estate of her father John MARTIN, deceased for this amount. Dated 8-16-1883
GI Co., TN Chanc. Ct. Min., Vol. 24, p 342
It appearing to the court that N. E. MARTIN by transfer is owner of:
1. A. J. MARTIN and
2. F. M. HICKMAN's entire interest in the estate,
3. An interest in the share of S. J. USSERY amounting to $445.50,
4. A part of Mary S. WHITE's share in the estate amounting to $66.23 besides interest to
be paid to N. E. MARTIN.
It also appearing that Mastin USSERY is the owner by transfer of the several shares of:
1. J. D. HICKMAN
2. Sarah J. ETHERIDGE and
3. Mary E. SHANNON
4. Except shares to minors which will be paid to their guardians or as may be hereafter
ordered by the court, to be paid to Mastin USSERY. GI Co., TN Chanc. Ct. Min., Vol. 24,
1889 Julia MARTIN from Martha J. DABNEY, GI Co., TN Deed Bk. TT1889, 347, p 22 110/160 A
For and in consideration of the sum of One Dollar paid in cash to me the undersigned Mrs. Julia
MARTIN by my son, Hugh C. M. MURPHY, the receipt of which payment is hereby
acknowledged and for other good and valuable considerations, the receipt whereof is also here
acknowledged and for the further consideration of the love and affection I have and entertain for
my said son, I, the undersigned Mrs. Julia MARTIN, a widow, having bargained and sold by
these presents ... convey unto the said Hugh C. M. MURPHY, 2 tracts in 15th Civil District of GI
Co., TN. on waters of Robinson Fork Creek (1) 39 A and 115 square poles, adj. J. J. WALKER
North Boundary line, to a set rock near the dwelling, to a rock set in Gump MARSH'S corner, to
a set rock in the M&L road, to a set rock J. J. WALKER's corner, being the same property
conveyed to the undersigned by deed of J. C. CALVERT and others recorded in book NN, p 474
- tract No. 2 on Robinson Fork creek in 15th Civil District conveyed to Martha J. DABNEY by J.
F. WILSON, beginning at a pointer in M. J. MARTIN's SE corner in WALKER's North boundary
line, a stake in SE corner of S. V. CASKEY'S land, a stake in M. G. MARTINís NE corner,
containing 22 A and 110 square pole, being the property conveyed to undersigned by deed of
Martha J. DABNEY, recorded Jan. 30, 1890. Wit. Theo PEARSON & Frank A. SMITH. Book ?,
p 378/379, GI Co. Deed book.
I John M. MARTIN, b. 5-25-1819, GA, d. 12-19-1871, Caldwell Co., TX, bur. Old Prairie Lea
Cem., m. ca. 1847?, GI Co., TN, Malinda Ann (CARR?), b. ca. 1830, TN, d. 2-23-1872, Caldwell
Co., TX, bur. Old Prairie Lea Cem.
Ordered that John M. MARTIN be appointed overseer of the road from the west end of
Levi HAYNE'S lane to the west end of Nathaniel BIVENS'S lane in the room of H. J.
WALKER, resigned, and that he have the same district of hands to work under him to
keep said road in repair. GI Co. Ct. Min., p 395.
1850 Federal Census, GI Co., TN, p 844, hh 236, CD 15
John M. B. MARTIN 29 GA Farmer $1,500
Malinda 20 TN
Eliza 1 TN
Hardy CARR 2 TN
(Census index indicated CARR was a surname but it was used as his middle name. He was not
named in the estate records of John MARTIN as an heir, so I wonder if he may have been a
child of Malinda who took the MARTIN surname?)
1860 (I have not been able to find John M. MARTIN in federal census.)
1865 J. M. MARTIN from N. E. MARTIN, GI Co., TN Deed Bk. CC1865, p 196
J. M. MARTIN to S. S. REYNOLDS, GI Co., TN Deed Bk. CC1865, p 195 (This deed
may say where he is)
1870 Federal Census, Caldwell Co., TX, p 98, hh 662/671
John MARTIN 51 GA Farmer $1200/300 (Cannot read or write)
Annie 49 TN
Sarah 17 TN*
Margaret 14 TN
Melvina 12 TN
John T. 9 TN
William J. 7 TN
Martha 4 TN
Samuel HAYES 36 TN *Laborer
* m. 8-31-1870 Sarah above
1870 Deed J. W. TENISON to John MARTIN, land in Prairie Lea. Caldwell Co., TX
1872 John M. MARTIN to Henry J. WALKER, GI Co., TN Deed Bk. GG1872, p 46, 70 98/160
A. (This deed may be useful in locating John in the time between 1850 and 1870.)
Petition of Martha A. MARTIN under 14 years and John T. MARTIN, minor children of
John MARTIN died 11-28-1871 & Melinda MARTIN, dec'd 2-23-1872, uncle Mastin
USSERY, Inventory of property in Guadalupe Co., 100 A land and cattle for total of $200.
by William P. DUNLAP, H. N. LOCKMAN & J. M. HUGHES. Tombstone cost $30.00.
Land on West Fork Creek. Children 1/5 each: John T. MARTIN, Martha Ann MARTIN,
Margaret MARTIN, all minors, and William J. MARTIN and Melvina MARTIN. H.
LOCKMAN, gdn. of Margaret MARTIN. A. T. HICKMAN Adm. Caldwell Co., TX Probate
Bk. E, p 368/9, Case #70.
Estate of John M. and Malinda MARTIN, dec'd. It is ordered and adjudged by the court
that A. T. HICKMAN be appointed adm'r. of John M. and Malinda MARTIN, dec'd., and
that letters issue to him thereon, upon his entering into bond in the sum of $1,000 and
taking the oath within the time prescribed by law. A. T. HICKMAN having this day filed
his bond in the sum of $1,000 and taken the oath prescribed by law ... It is ordered that
letters of administration issue to him upon the estate of John M. & Malinda MARTIN.
Person and Estates of John M. & Malinda MARTIN, dec'd - It is ordered by the court that
A. T. HICKMAN is hereby authorized and empowered to take possession of the property
of the minors aforesaid, for preservation of the same until the appointment of Guardians
for said minors, upon his giving bond in the sum of $2,400, conditioned for the safe
keeping of said property.
Person and Estate of Margaret MARTIN, Minor - On this day came into court the minor
Margaret MARTIN, she being over 14 years old, and chose Hardy MARTIN as her
Guardian, both of person and estate. - It is ordered that Hardy MARTIN receive letters
of Guardianship upon the person and estate of said minor, upon his entering into bond
in the sum of $500... and taking the oath required by law. Co. Probate Records,
Caldwell Co., TX, Bk. C, pp 240/1.
Probate Docket taken upon when the following proceedings were had, to wit: Person &
Estate of the minor, Margaret MARTIN. It is ordered by the court that Henry A.
LOCKMAN be appointed guardian of the person and estate of Margaret MARTIN, minor
(she having appeared in open court and chose the said LOCKMAN as her Guardian)
upon his entering into bond in the sum of $600 and taking the oath prescribed by law
within 20 days, when letters of adm. shall issue to him.
Persons of the minors John T. & Martha MARTIN - Ordered by the court that Mastin
USSERY be appointed Guardian of the persons of the minors, John T. & Martha
MARTIN upon his entering into bond in the sum of $500 and taking oath.
In matters of the persons & estate of Melvina & William J. MARTIN and the estate of
John T. & Martha MARTIN, minors. It is ordered that A. T. HICKMAN be appointed Gdn.
of minors Melvina & William J. MARTIN and Gdn. of estate of minors John T. & Martha
MARTIN and that letters of Guardianship issue to him upon his entering into bond in
sum of $3500 and taking oath ....
In matters of estate of Margaret MARTIN & others, minor heirs of John M. MARTIN and
Malinda MARTIN. A. T. HICKMAN having been at the April term of this court appointed
special gdn. to take possession of and preserve the property of said minors, make his
report as said Special Gdn., court examined and ordered said report be received,
confirmed and entered of record, and said HICKMAN discharged from said special
guardianship. Probate records of Caldwell Co., TX, Bk. C., pp 247/8
In matters of the estate of John M. and Malinda MARTIN. In this cause comes A. T.
HICKMAN, Adm'r of said estate, and submits to the court an account of sales of the
lands of said estate, sold on above date, and it appearing to the court that said sale had
been fairly made in conformity with law. It is ordered, adjudged and decreed by the
court that said account of sales filed in the court 1 May 1873 be approved and in all
things confirmed, and that said adm'r make title to said land to the purchasers thereof,
upon their executing their notes with good personal security to secure the payment of
said purchase money, and a mortgage lien upon the land due at six months from this
date. Probate Book C., Caldwell Co., TX.
Estate of John & Matilda MARTIN - Final Decree - The State of Texas, Caldwell Count}
In District Ct. In matter of the Estate of John & Matilda MARTIN, comes A. T. HICKMAN,
Admr. and filer in court his account for final settlement as follows:
To Estate of John & Matilda MARTIN Dr.
To cy rec'd in check
To coin on sale of Personal Property $75.59 83.86
To cy " " " land 199.50
By clerks cost paid J. A. WILEY ( 22.53
Atty Fee pd COX & STORY (
Petition & Processioning Letters (
Inventory Return Sale & (
Confirmation. Petition to sell Land Comm. 25.00 27.75
By Return sale land 5.00 5.55
By Admr. deed to land 5.00 5.55
By Final Account 10.00 11.10
By Publishing Notice Adm. to sell land 6.50
By serving & citations Sheriff 3.00
By W. T. WEBB'S Privilege Claim 53.83
By J. H. LYLE Privilege Claim 22.20
By E. MALLOCK Privilege Claim
By IZARD & WALKER 18.84
By 5% comm. for receiving $355.50 17.79
By 5% comm. for paying out $338.00 16.90
By amt Pd S.L. FRENCH, surveyor 10.00
By court cost paid 7.50
By Taxes 1872 and 1873 3.00
By R. S. WELBORN acct. cy. 22.26
By E. MALLOCK Acct. cy. 6.18
By MCCORD & Bro. Acct. cy. 7.12
By R. L. SMITH Acct. Cy. 32.62
By H. LEVY & son Acct. Cy. 5.52
By J. W. TENNESON Acct. Cy. 5.01
By E. L. JAMES Acct. Cy. 13.47
By J. R. BOLIN Acct. Cy. 14.82
By IZARD & WALKER 3.93
The admr. states the foregoing account is just and correct and is a correct & full
statement of the matters to which it relates -- that the atty's fees therein charged are
reasonable & proper and the services of said Attorneys necessary for the interest of said
estate, and he prays that after legal notice of the filing of this account shall have been
given that the same may be approved & confirmed and Admr. discharged from his trust
and for general relief. etc. s / A.T. HICKMAN. Sworn & subscribed before me this the
28 day of Feby 1874, W. B. WALKER & J. P. COX. Filed March 5, 1874, Recorded 9-
26-1874 S. J. P. MCDOWELL, C&R. Ref. Probate Records p 421, Caldwell Co., TX
In matters of the persons & estates of the minors Melvina & W. J. and estate of John T.
& M. A. MARTIN, And now comes A. T. HICKMAN, Gdn. of said minors and presents
account for the final settlement & tendering his resignation as Gdn. of the estate of John
T. and M. A. MARTIN, and it appearing to the clerk of this court, that legal notice of the
filing of said account and resignation had been given, and that one term of the District
Ct. of Caldwell Co. has passed since the filing of this account. The same being
examined, it is considered, ordered, and adjudged by the Clerk of this Ct. that said
account be and is hereby approved, confirmed and entered of record, and that said
HICKMAN be and is discharged as trust as Gdn. of the estates of the minors, John T. &
M. A. MARTIN upon his filing receipts from the legal Gdn. of said minors for their
And also comes Mastin USSERY, Gdn. of the persons of John T. & M. A. MARTIN,
minors, presents his resignation as such, and it appearing to the clerk that said Gdn.
had received nothing into his hands belonging to said minors and made no charge
against them. It is therefore considered, ordered & adjudged, that he be discharged
from his said trust.
St. of TX, Caldwell Co., In District Ct. In matters of the estates of John and Malinda
MARTIN comes A. T. HICKMAN, adm'r and returns and files in court his account of the
sale of the land of said estates and that after legal notice of the time and place of sale
and after leaving the homestead of said deceased separated from said land as shown
by the annexed plat marked Exhibit A and made a part of this account. The exposed
said land to sale within lawful sale hours before the courthouse door in the town of
Lockhart, TX on the first Tuesday in April 1873 at public outcry to the highest bidder on a
credit of six months
Mastin USSERY became the purchaser of
Lot No. 4 for $77.00
Lot No. 3 for 87.50
Lot No. 2 for 35.00
Admr. states that the above account of sale is true and correct, that the above was the
highest and best bid then and there made for the same. He asks that sale be
In matters of the Persons & Estates of the minors, Melvina & William J. of the Estate of
John T. & M. A. MARTIN. And now comes A. T. HICKMAN, Guardian of said minors,
and presents account for the Final settlement and tendering his resignation as Guardian
of the estate of John T. & M. A. MARTIN, and it appearing to the clerk of the court, that
legal notice of the filing of said account and resignation had been given, and that one
term of the District Ct. of Caldwell Co. has passed since the filing of this account. The
same being examined, it is considered ordered and adjudged by the clerk of this court
that said account be and is hereby approved, confirmed and entered of record and that
the said HICKMAN be and is discharged as trust as Guardian of the estates of the
minors, John T. & M. A. MARTIN, upon his filing receipts from the legal guardian of said
minors for their estates.
And also comes Mastin USSERY, Guardian of the persons of John T. & M. A. MARTIN,
minors, and presents his resignation as such and it appearing to the clerk the said
guardian that said Guardian had received nothing into his hands belonging to said
minors and made no charge against them. It is therefore considered ordered and
adjudged that he be discharged from his said trust.
In the matters of the persons and estates of the minors, John T. & Martha A. MARTIN.
In this cause John ETHERIDGE presents his application to be appointed Guardian of the
persons and estates of said minors and it appearing to the court that legal notices of
said application have been given, and no objections thereto. It is considered, ordered
and adjudged by the clerk that said John ETHERIDGE be and is hereby appointed
Guardian of the persons and estates of said minors, and that letters issue to him upon
his entering into bond in the sum of $1,000 and taking the oath as required by law. Said
Guardian now presented his bond as such. The same examined. It is considered and
adjudged by the court that said bond be approved and entered of record.
State of Texas: To all persons interested in the estates of the minors Melvina & M. J.
MARTIN, whereas A. T. HICKMAN, Guardian of said minors filed in this office his
account for final settlement of the estates of said minors, therefore all persons
interested are hereby notified to appear at the next term of the District court of Caldwell
Co. to beholden at the courthouse thereof in Lockhart on the first Monday in Sept. AD
1875 and contest the same if they see proper. Probate book E, p 536, Caldwell Co., TX.
In matters of the persons and estates of William J. & Melvina MARTIN - and of the
estates of John T. & Martha Ann MARTIN. Comes A. T. HICKMAN, Guardian of said
minors and submits his account for final settlement, and it appearing that legal notice of
the filing of said account had been given and that no objection has been made thereto,
and it appearing from said account and an amendment filed, that said Guardian had
overpaid Margaret MARTIN $4.00 and John T. MARTIN $.74/100 (74 cents) and that he
is yet due to minors William J. MARTIN the sum of $124.19. It is therefore considered,
ordered and adjudged by the clerk of said court, that said account be in all things
confirmed and approved and that John T. MARTIN owes to said Guardian the sum of
seventy four cents - and that Martha Ann MARTIN owes said Guardian the sum of Nine
dollars and 10 cents, which shall be paid out of their estates and the same shall be a
valid and established claim against each of them, and that said Guardian is indebted to
William J. MARTIN, the sum of $124.19, and to Melvina MARTIN $141.38 and that when
he shall produce in court receipts from their legal Guardians for said amounts, said
Guardian shall be fully and finally discharged form his trust as Guardian of the persons
and estates of William J. & Melvina MARTIN, and as Guardian of the estate of John T. &
Martha Ann MARTIN.
N. E. MARTIN et als vs. Julia A. MARTIN et als} (see settlement of estate of John
MARTIN, Sr.) - "also for heirs of John MARTIN, Jr. deceased, viz John T. MARTIN, W. J.
MARTIN, Sarah J. MARTIN, Mary E. MARTIN, Margaret MARTIN and Melvina MARTIN
and such other heirs of John MARTIN, Jr. as may exist..."
"John MARTIN, Jr. died before his father leaving the following children John T. MARTIN,
W. J. MARTIN, Sarah J. MARTIN, Mary E. MARTIN, Margaret MARTIN, Melvina
MARTIN, most of whom if not all are over 21 years of age and probably some of the
daughters of John MARTIN, Jr. have married but the names of their husbands are not
shown by the proof."
Petition brought to court 3-24-1885 by John Thomas MARTIN regarding interest of John
MARTIN (Jr.), asking payment of debts of his father. (See John M. MARTIN following.)
GI Co., TN Chanc. Ct. Min., Vol. 24, p 338
A. Hardy Carr MARTIN, b. Jan. 1846, GI Co., TN, m. ca. 1869, TN? Rena, b. Jan 1859, TN,
m. 2) Pinkie
1. Dau MARTIN b. ca. 1871, TX m. COVEY, dau Lillie b. 12-1890 in HH of Hardy
2. Ch b. ca. 1873, TX?
3. William MARTIN, b. 2-1880, TX
4. Nora MARTIN, b. Jan 1883, TX m. VIC
a. Buron VIC, b. 1904, TX
b. J. J. VIC, b. 1905, TX
c. ? (Rena says mor. of 3 ch. living in 1910)
5. Maud MARTIN, b. Aug 1888, TX
1882-4-7 - Hardy MARTIN mentioned in a court case. Caldwell Co., TX
1900 Caldwell Co., TX Federal Census, pct 1, ED 116-24, hh 39
Hardy MARTIN 54 TN GA GA married 21 yr Frmr b. 1-1846
Rena 50 TN MS MS mor 6, 5 liv b. 1-1850
Will 20 TX TN TN b. 2-1880
Nora 17 TX TN TN b. 1-1883
Maud 11 TX TN TN b. 8-1888
Lillie COVEY 9 TN TN MS Gr dau b. 12-1890
1907-11-6 - Leila H. MARTIN m. George W. PLATTER, Guadalupe Co., TX. Bk 4, p 65.
1910-5-15 - Maude M. MARTIN m. Nancy F. FLOWERS, Guadalupe Co., TX, bk 6, p 374.
1910 Caldwell Co., TX Federal Census, P 156
Hardy MARTIN 64 TN GA TN
Pincie 60 MS MS MS (different wife?)
Nora VIC (VICK?) 24 TX TN MS dau mor. 3 children living
Buron 6 TX gr son
K. J. 5 TX gr son
Lillie COVEY 18 TX gr dau
B. Louisa Ann MARTIN, b. 10-30-1848, TN, d. 2-3-1860, bur. Elkridge Cem., GI Co., TN
C. Infant son b. 7-27-1852, TN, d. 10-10-1852, bur. Elkridge Cem., GI Co., TN
D. Sarah MARTIN. b. ca. 1853, TN, d. 7-26-1895, Caldwell Co., TX m. 1) 8-31-1870,
Caldwell Co., TX Samuel E. HAYES, d. 1871, Caldwell Co., TX, m. 2) 12-11-1872,
Caldwell Co., TX John G. ETHERIDGE, s/o Allen ETHERIDGE, b. 1851, AL and Joicy, b.
1. Sam HAYES, b. 1871
2. Ann ETHERIDGE, b. 1878, TX
3. No Name ETHERIDGE, b. Jan 1880
1870 Federal Census, Caldwell Co., TX,
Joicy ETHERIDGE 45 Al $1500/250
* Allen 20 AL 4-13-1818 - 9-13-1869
John 19 AL m. Sarah (MARTIN) HAYES 12-22-1872
Baker 17 AL
Amanda 13 AL
Columbus 11 AL
Asa 9 AL
Champlin 7 AL
Albert 3 AL
(*Old Prairie Lea Cem., next to John MARTIN)
1880 Caldwell Co., TX Federal Census, ED 29, Sh 3, Ln 38, hh 25
John ETHRIDGE 29 Fmr AL GA AL
Sarah 28 TN -- --d/o John MARTIN and Melinda
Sam (HAYES) 6 TX AL TN
Jack DONOHO 28 hired hand TX
Annie 2 TX AL TN
Matilda MARTIN 14 sis/in/law TX --
No Name 6/12 TX AL TN
Petition of Sarah J. ETHRIDGE and husband John G. ETHRIDGE (of Caldwell
Co., TX for $40. to M. USSERY), J. R. HICKMAN (of Caldwell Co., TX sold to M.
USSERY his share of estate of Grandfather) & Mary E. SHANNON and husband
William SHANNON sold their share of estate of John MARTIN for $40. to M.
USSERY GI Co., TN Chanc. Ct. Min., Vol. 24, p 339
E. Margaret MARTIN, b. ca. 1856, TN m. 7-13-1875, Caldwell Co., TX, Bk E, p 100 James
M. RATLIFF, b. ca. 1856, TX, s/o James RATLIFF, d. 11-1903, AR, and Sarah Ann
1. Lillie RATLIFF, b. 1877
2. Sarah RATLIFF, b. 1878
3. E. RATLIFF, b. 11-1879
James RATLIFF petitions for 1/5 of 200 A of land of John M. MARTIN for
William James MARTIN who was under 14. Final decree 1882-9-12. Caldwell,
1880 Caldwell Co., TX Federal Census, ED 19, Sh 3, Ln 38,
James RATLIFF 24 Farmer TX AR TX
Maggie 28 TN -- --
Sarah 2 TX TX TN
Lillie 3 TX TX TN
No Name (f) 7/12 TX TX TN
F. Melvina MARTIN b. ca. 1858, TN m. 5-19-1877, Caldwell Co., TX, Bk E, p 278 George
W. ROBERTS. 1883-Court minutes state she lived in Austin, TX.
G. John Thomas MARTIN, b. ca. 1861, TN m. 12-7-1892, Guadalupe Co., TX, Bk 3, p 34
H. William James MARTIN, b. ca. 1863, TN, d. ante 1883
I. Martha A. MARTIN, b. ca. 1866, TN m. 8-20-1881, Guadalupe Co.,TX, Bk C, p 386 W. T.
Martha A. CASTILLON & W. T. CASTILLON - court for deft. (Odd note written
down as novice researcher in Caldwell Co., TX.)
Co. court minutes in Caldwell Co. states she married John SHARP. She is in the HH of
Margaret (MARTIN) RATLIFF in 1880.
J. Mary E. MARTIN, b. ?, m. William SHANNON
(She is not in any of the census records but is named as a minor along with John
Thomas MARTIN in previous records and in cases of grandfather.)
II. James A. MARTIN, b. 1-1-1823, GA, d. 2-3-1890, GI, Co., TN, bur. Elkridge Cem., m. ca. 1852,
GI Co., TN, Rebecca. S. COKER, b. ca. 1828, GA, d. - (Will written 7-24-1880), d/o Mary
(MILLICAN) MILLICAN & Asa COKER
1854 J. A. MARTIN to J. M. COKER, GI Co., TN Deed Bk. X1854, 342, 53 110/160 A
1860 Federal Census, GI Co., TN, Northern Subdivision, p 26-13, hh 162
James MARTIN 38 GA Fmr $3,000/1500
Rebecca. S. 30 GA
Anna J. 6 TN
John J. 4 TN
William J. 2 TN
Henry BEARDEN 25 TN Fm Lab
1860 GI Co., TN Federal Census, p 27, 15th CD, hh 173
William CROSS 24 NC
Sarah 17 NC
Babe 4/12 TN
1865 J. A. MARTIN to William MILLIGAN, GI Co., TN Deed Bk. CC1865, p 196
1868 James A. MARTIN from S. D. REYNOLDS, GI Co., TN Deed Bk. DD1868, p 559
1870 GI Co., TN Federal Census, CD 15, p 30-309, hh 219
James A. MARTIN 50 GA Fmr $4500/2520
Rebecca 41 GA
Anna J. 15 TN Att schl
John J. 13 TN "
William J. 11 TN "
Nathaniel 5 TN
Charles M. 3 TN
Mary E. 1 TN
Sela RICHARDSON (f) 25 TN Fm lab (b)
RICHARDSON, Vira 2/12 TN
Amy J. OSBORN 13 TN Dom. service (b)
1870 GI Co.,TN Federal Census, 15th, p 24, hh 168
James CROSS 46 TN
Sarah* 27 NC
Mary A. 11 TN
James* 9 TN *Deaf and Dumb
William 7 TN
John 3 TN
Charlie 1 TN
1871 James A. MARTIN from John G. MARTIN, GI Co., TN Deed Bk. FF1871, p 573
1880 GI Co., TN Federal Census, CD 15, p 13-287, hh 115-120
James A. MARTIN 59 Farmer GA GA GA
Rebecca S. (COKER) 50 wife GA GA GA, d/o Mary MILLICAN & Asa COKER
James 22 Farmer TN GA GA
Nathaniel E. 16 works on farm TN GA GA
Charles M. 14 attends school TN GA GA
Mary E. 11 at home TN GA GA
Milton MCCALLUM(b) 45 works on farm TN TN TN
1880 GI Co., TN Federal Census, CD 15, p 19-290, hh 181-189
John J. MARTIN 21 Farmer TN GA GA
Lucy 20 wife TN TN TN
1880 GI Co., TN Federal Census, 15th CD, hh 81/86
William CROSS 58 NC NC NC
Sarah 37 NC NC NC deaf & dumb
James J. 18 TN NC NC deaf & dumb
* William M. 16 TN NC NC
John 14 TN NC NC
Charles 12 TN NC NC
Ira B. 8 TN NC NC
Anna 6 TN NC NC
I have not figured out the relationship here, but why would they name all their children
with Martin names if not related? I have not figured out who the Sarah is who mar.
William Cross. Her birth date and place do not calculate with any persons I now. Any
(Ira Brown CROSS b. 1872, d. 1938, bur. Marrs Hill Cem., now Marshall Co., TN)
* CROSS, W. M. m. Lillie MARTIN, 1884, sol. 7/20, by J. M. LOCKE, M.G.
1884 J. A. MARTIN from J. J. WALKER, GI Co., TN Deed Bk. PP1884, p 127, 109 A
J. A. MARTIN to J. J. WALKER, GI Co., TN Deed Bk. PP1884, p 137, 121P
1885 J. A. MARTIN from E. R. DAVIS & wife for $332.34 80 A in 15th CD on Roberson Fork.
N. E. MARTIN security of note 3-12-1887. GI Co., TN Deed Bk. QQ1885, p 232, 80
1887 James A. MARTIN & wife to M. L. COKER for $765.97, 54 A, CD 15, on waters of
Robertson Fork, beginning at a stone set north of residence of John MARTIN, deceased.
GI Co., TN Deed Bk. RR1887, p 260, 54 114/160 A
1888 James A. MARTIN from J. B. Stacy, C&M, GI Co., TN Deed Bk. SS1888, p 273, 135
1889 James A. & wife MARTIN to Robert B. Wilson, GI Co., TN Deed Bk. TT1889, p 25, 26
1890 James A. MARTIN & wife to Andrew J. Trigg, GI Co., TN Deed Bk. UU1890, p 97, 60
A. Anna J. MARTIN, b. 11-29-1854, GI Co., TN, d. 9-2-1912, bur. Elkridge Cem. m. Lic 12-
30-1870, sol. 12-30-1870 by F. J. Tyler, John B. JAMES, b. 5-31-1844 - 8-6-1913, bur.
1880 GI Co., TN Federal Census, CD 15, p 12-287, hh 111-116
John B. JAMES 30 Fmr TN NC NC
Anna J. 25 wife TN TN TN
E. 5 dau TN TN TN
James T. 4 son TN TN TN
Nancy R. 3 dau TN TN TN
Monroe F. 1 son TN TN TN
Thomas 75 fa VA VA VA deformed
James T. JAMES 1875/1948
Jessie Lee JAMES 12-3-1888 - 11-27-1968
Jim Jackson JAMES 2-12-1882 - 3-15-1966
Mary Ann JAMES 4-18-1880 - 5-24-1948
William Ebb JAMES 3-18-1885 - 3-28-1940
B. John Jackson MARTIN, b. 5-1-1856, GI Co., TN, d. 6-24-1916 Lynnville, GI Co., TN, bur.
Elkridge Cem. m. Lucy D.________, b. 4-16-1861, d. 4-28-1929, Lynnville, GI Co.,TN,
bur. Elkridge Cem..
1. Claude S. MARTIN, b. 1-10-1884, d. 2-4-1888, bur. Elkridge Cem.
2. Ray MARTIN
3. Rex MARTIN
4. Rena MARTIN, m. a Mr. BLACK?
C. William James MARTIN, b. 3-1858, GI Co., TN, d. 1921, Lynnville, GI Co., TN, bur.
Elkridge Cem. m. ca. 1880 Sallie (Sarah) WILKES, b. Nov 1859, TN, d. 1934 Lynnville,
GI Co., TN, bur. Elkridge Cem.
Living in 15th CD of GI Co., TN in 1900 - mother of 7 children, all living
1. William T. MARTIN, b. 10-26-1881, d. 5-5-1908, bur. Elkridge Cem.
2. Annie May MARTIN,
3. James Monroe MARTIN, b. 9-17-1887, d. 7-22-1934 m. 4-14-1912 Anna Mae
SPIVEY, d/o John Allen SPIVEY & Mary Elizabeth MARTIN - cousins b. 1-16-
1883, d. 4-9-1959, bur. Elkridge Cem.
a. James M. MARTIN, deceased
b. Mary W. MARTIN, m. WILKES, living Lynnville, TN
c. William B. MARTIN, deceased
d. Elizabeth MARTIN, lives in Nashville
4. Jesse MARTIN, b. 11-1892, m. Gilliam, lived in Pulaski, moved to Texas
5. Kelley MARTIN, b. 2-18-1901, d. 1-27-1913, Albert HOLT, Grigsby Baptist
Church, minister, bur. Elkridge Cem.. Ref. Record book of Rev. Albert HOLT,
Maury Co., TN Quarterly.
D. Nathaniel E. MARTIN, b. 1865, GI Co., TN
E. Charles M. MARTIN, b. 1867, GI Co., TN, 8-23-1890, GI Co., TN by R.D. CAMERON, JP
F. Mary E. MARTIN, b. 1869, GI Co., TN m. 12-3-1885 by J. M. LOCKE, M.G., John Allen
1. Annie Mae SPIVEY m. James Monroe MARTIN, s/o William James MARTIN,
III. Mary Ann MARTIN, b. ca. 1827, GA, d. 1898-1902, m. 1) ca. 1842, GI Co, TN, Johnson Marion
WALKER, s/o James J. WALKER and Mary (Polly) Biles (Byles), b. ca. 1823, NC, d. ca. 1861,
GI Co., TN?
m. 2) 3-28-1881, GI Co., TN, John A. WHITE, b. 1832-33, TN, s/o Thomas and Ellander or
[Family legends have been told Johnson Marion WALKER was killed in the Battle of Shiloh, also
that he was killed in his front yard by a bushwhacker. I have not been able to find any record of
service in the Civil War.
[Jefferson Davis WALKER, their son, told a daughter he went to TN in 1901 to the funeral of his
mother. To date I have not found record of her death. John Wesley WALKER, s/o of Jeff D.
WALKER, said John A. WHITE wanted him to come live with him & he would give him his farm
when he died. I asked where that was & pointed & indicated it was in Grayson Co. He was 6 or
7 years old, & his father would not let him go.]
Johnson WALKER, formerly indentured to Thomas COMPTON made apprentice of
Myers ALEXANDER. Gi. Co., TN Ct. Min. 400
1849-7-0 Johnson & Susan WALKER joined the Robertson Fork Church in a meeting.
Assignment David PAYNE & Nancy PAYNE to J. M. WALKER for their undivided
interests in 154 1/2 A of occupant land was produced before me & the execution proven
by oath of Culverson GRIFFIN a wit. thereto. Gi. Co., TN Ct. Min., p 301
1850 Gi. Co., TN Fed. Cen., 15 C.D., hh 237
Johnson WALKER 27 Fmr TN Susan 3/12 TN
Susan 23 GA Nancy BEARDEN 19 TN
John J. 6 TN Henry 4 TN
Eliza J. 4 TN Jane 2 TN
1860 Gi. Co., TN Fed. Cen., No . Subdiv., Lynnville P.O., hh 182
Johnson M. WALKER 36 Blsm TN Mary 35 GA
J. J. 16 TN Martha J. 15 TN
Polly A. 10 TN Sarah E. 6 TN
Laura B. 2 TN
1870 Gi. Co., TN Fed. Cen., 15 C.D., p 26-307, hh 185
Mary S. WALKER 42 GA Kpg hse Laura B. 12 TN
Martha J. 23 TN Jeff D. 9 TN
Mary A. 20 TN James W. FRANKS 3 TN
Louisa F. 14 TN ?un JAMES 8/12 TN Sep
John W. JAMES 8/12 TN Sep
1873 Min. of Robertson Fork Church: Sister Susan WALKER was charged with having a
disorderly house. Matthew SPIVEY appt'd to inquire into the matter & report at next
meeting. s/Wade BARRETT, M. G. & W. J. GRIFF, C.
Brother Mat SPIVY made a report of his investigation of Susan WALKER'S case. vis.
that he had evidence sufficient to prove that said Susan WALKER was guilty of the
charge preferred. The Brethren agreed to withdraw from her. She is therefore a
member among us no longer.
1880 Gi. Co., TN Fed. Cen., 16 C.D., p 24-320, hh 2
J. A. WHITE 39 TN NC TN M. S. 43 GA GA GA
Clementine 12 TN GA TN Thomas 70 NC IR NC
[This is only record found on Clementine except for her marriage.]
1895 John C. MORROW & wife to John A. WHITE, Gi. Co., TN D.B. ZZ 1895, p 242, 44
Mary S. WHITE & husband John A. WHITE, to Jefferson D. WALKER for $224. in 2
payments first for $112.00 due on 12-25-1898 & $112. plus interest from 12-25-1898,
due 12-25-1899. Land in C.D. 15 on waters of Roberson Fork Crk., 22 2/5 A more or
less; beg. at a set stone in head of the hollow, it being the SE corner of tract, thence to a
set stone, thence to a set stone in DODSON S line, to a stone in DODSON & MARTIN'S
corner, to a twin oak & beech in MARTIN'S corner. Notes specify in their faces for land.
For payment of which a true & special lien is hereby retained & it is further agreed that
should my mother Mary S. WHITE become dissatisfied to live anywhere else during her
life line, she shall have the right to move back & have the use of the house, yard &
spring to live at her old house. s/Mary S. (X) WHITE & John A. WHITE. Wit. Alf M.
McCONNELL & Sonie SIMPSON.
Mary S. WHITE & husband John A. WHITE to Rufus C. WILLIAMS for $119.50, in 2
payments, first being note for $96. due 12-25-1899 with interest after maturity, 2nd note
for $94. due on 12-25-1900 with interest from 12-25-1899, both of which are dated 12-
27-1898 & specify in their faces for land, tract in 15 C.D. on waters of Roberson Fork
Crk., 18 3/5 A more or less. Beg. at a stone J. D. WALKER'S SW corner, adj. N. E.
MARTIN'S corner, DODSEN'S S boundary line. Wit. A. J. McCONNELL & J. C.
We, Jefferson D. WALKER & wife Josie WALKER, Rufus WILLIAMS & wife Martha J.
WILLIAMS, by virtue of deeds executed to us by John A. WHITE & wife, Mary S. WHITE
& certain debts were owing by them, & in order to pay said debts & facilitate the
settlement of the est. of Mary S. WHITE, we have quit claimed our titles & constituted
Matthew L. COKER, Trustee, to sell the lands & make distribution among the legal heirs
of Mary S. WHITE, dec'd. & said Trustee having bargained the said lands to Acy
SIMPSON for the sum of $500, $234. paid & Acy SIMPSON'S note for $266 due on 1-9-
1903, with int. Dated 1-9-1902.
Now, in order to make good the sale of said Trustee, M. L. COKER, we hereby transfer
& convey to Acy SIMPSON all right, title, claim & interest we have in & to the following
described tract of land in State of TN, Gi. Co. & C.D. No. 15, & on the waters of
Roberson Fork Crk., containing 41 A.
Now, in order to make good the said sale of said Trustee, M. L. COKER, we hereby
transfer & convey, bargain & sell to Acy SIMPSON, all right ... to land same location ...
41 A more or less. Beg. at 3 Ailanthus pointers in N. E. MARTIN'S N boundary line, to a
set stone, adj. DODSON'S S boundary line, MARTIN & DODSON'S corner, MARTIN'S
corner, stone set in head of the hollow.
We warrant ... against all persons claiming title under us after payment of the before
named note of $266, payable to Matthew L. COKER, & a true & special lien is hereby
retained on said land to him as trustee until all & every part of said note is fully paid to
him, after which we warrant the title against all persons claiming title under us. s/J. D.
WALKER, Josie WALKER, Rufus C. (X) WILLIAMS, Martha J. (X) WILLIAMS, M. L.
Personally appeared before me, P. T. SHORES, a Notary Public in & for Grayson Co.,
TX, & within named J. D. WALKER, with whom I am personally acquainted, ... Josie
WALKER, wife of J. D. WALKER having appeared before me privately & apart from her
husband, the said Josie WALKER ack. the execution of said deed by her freely,
voluntarily & understandingly, with out compulsion or constraint from her said husband.
Dated 2-15-1902. Same type Jurat before J. J. DEVINE, Notary Public for Grayson Co.,
TX for Rufus E. WILLIAMS & Martha J. WILLIAMS, along with privy examination of
Martha J. dated 2-25-1902. Noted Oct. 19, 1914
1. John J. WALKER, b. 1-29-1844, Gi. Co., TN, d. prox. 1903, TN?, TX?, mar. 12-2-1895,
Gi. Co., TN, Lou Etta HIGDON, b. c. 1877. Lou Etta HIGDON WALKER mar. 2) Grayson
Co., TX?, Will BLACK
1880 Gi. Co., TN Fed. Cen., C.D. 15, hh 78-81
John J. WALKER 35 Fmr TN TN GA Single
Sarah 45 Wf TN TN TN Single
Sales of the personal Est. of John MARTIN, Dec'd: John J. WALKER John
bought items sold belonging to his grandfather.
John J. WALKER applied for Civil War Pension in Gi. Co., TN. (Family legend
states he fired his own gun by accident & it hit his face. He was shot through
the right cheek, & had the scar in a picture that Jeff WALKER had in his home.)
He served in Co. E 11th TN Cavalry, C.S.A., b. 1-29-1844 in Gi. Co., TN, enlisted
5-1862 under Capt. Andrew GORDON & Col. W. HOLMAN, shot by accident in
Aug 1862 while in the service. Injury in mouth & shoulder causing nervousness
which he has been continuous all the time since said wound. ... he is unable to
earn a support by manual labor & said disability is permanent. Was not
incapacitated for service nor discharged because of the wounds. Dr.
ANDERSON attended him. He came home about time of the surrender, took
oath of allegiance to the United States Government in Nashville in fall of 1865 in
order to get back home. He is m., wife age 20, two daughters ages 3 & 2.
Engaged in no business, has household property valued at $5.00, owns no real
est. Wife has no est., does washing & neighbors help us, uses no intoxicants,
been a resident of TN all his life, has no attorney to look after his application.
Wit.: Jasper KELSEY, M. D., Physician; S. R. GORDON & R. J. ANDERSON.
Notary wit. J. W. McLAURINE 1-27-1900, states John J. WALKER is suffering
from the effects of a gunshot wound in his face & left shoulder, causing his
shoulder to be so stiff that he cannot raise his elbow as high as the shoulder, he
is also suffering with nervous prostration & has been so to my knowledge for
about four years & in my opinion he is totally incapable of supporting his family
by his labor. A. R. GORDON that he was Capt. of said Applicant's Co. & states
that he made a good & faithful soldier. Noty. by J. W. McLAURINE.
Number 1352: Co. E., 11 (Holman's) Tn Cavalry (Confederate), Private, No
medical cards, no personal papers.
1: 48314597: Pay Voucher for service for Mar. & Apr. 1863 dated 8-17-
1863, served 3 years or during the war, deserted July 1, 1863.
2: 48314752: Pay Voucher for service May & June 1863 dated 8-17-1863,
deserted same date as above.
3: 48314817: Pay Vouchers for service Jan. 1 to June 30, 1864, showing
enlisted 9-25-1882, Lewisburg, Mr. Co., TN by Col. HOLMAN, paid by
Maj. JONES 1-1-1864.
4: 46587045: Oath of Allegiance: Dated 2-14-1865, residence Gi. Co.,
TN, Complexion Dark, hair brown, eyes hazel, ht. 5 ft 9 1/2 in., deserted
Jan 24, 1865, to report to Pulaski TN., 2-13-1865, no family. (All
Confederate Soldiers were considered deserters of the Union until they
took the oath of allegiance to the United States.)
a. Rose WALKER, b. c. 1897, Gi. Co., TN
[She is the only sister who could be in Austin, TX mentioned in letter of
Florence (Case) HENDERSON. Before 1907 she was left with her aunt
Martha Jane WILLIAMS. Rufus & Martha J. WILLIAMS were in Baylor
Co., TX federal census & she is not listed. "Someone came & took her
b. Nannie Mae WALKER, b. c. 1899, Gi. Co., TN, d. 11-11-1967, Grayson
Co., TX, bur. White Mound Cem., mar. after 7-3-1932, Grayson Co., TX
Rufus Charles WILLIAMS, b. 10-14-1854, Nashville, TN, d. 2-4-1943,
Grayson Co., TX, bur. White Mound Cem., White Mound, TX
[Nan was either born with or something caused her to become mentally
Death Certificate Information: Nannie Mae WILLIAMS. Tom Bean
Funeral Home, Grayson Co., TX, funeral 11:10 P.M. 11-15-1967. Born
Ellis Co., TX 7-22-1901 TN, d. 11-11-1967. Pall bearers HAMMS &
CASADYS. Member Bells Baptist Church. Husband Rufus b. 11-14-
[There are several mistakes in above document. It appears whomever
furnished the information really did not know correct details of her birth.]
(1) Lewis WILLIAMS of Dallas, TX
(2) Daughter of Cedar Crk. Lake, TX
c. James WALKER, b. c. 1900, Gi. Co., TN, living 1980, mar. Nettie
HARWELL, b. 1896, d. 1978, bur. New Rosenthal Cem., Rosenthal,
McLellan Co., TX - no children.
[He told us about himself & his younger sister Mary being given to their
Aunt Fannie, who had by then mar. Charley CASE. Mary died about
1907 in Falls Co., TX within a year of being taken there. Jim recalled
that Aunt Fannie was very mean to him, as were some of the children of
Charley CASE. He was a very sweet old man & happy to meet my aunt
& me. Jim WALKER served in World War I.]
d. Mary WALKER, b. c. 1902, Gi. Co., TN, d. c. 1903, Falls Co., TX
2. Eliza J. WALKER (aka Martha J., Sis), b. 3-6-1846, Gi. Co., TN, d. 7-7-1934,
Grayson Co., TX, bur. White Mound Cem., mar. 8-3-1879, Gi. Co., TN, Rufus
Charles WILLIAMS, b. 10-14-1854, Nashville, Dv. Co., TN, d. 2-4-1943, Grayson
Co., TX, bur. White Mound Cem. Rufus Charles WILLIAMS mar. 2) Nannie Mae
WALKER (See above.)
1870 Gi. Co., TN Fed. Cen., C.D. 15, p 26-307, hh 185 (Mary S. WALKER in
Martha J. 23 TN
?un? JAMES 8/12 TN Sept, [s/o Martha J. WALKER]
1880 Mu. Co., TN Fed. Cen., p 31-282C, 9th C.D., hh 222-236
Rufus WILLIAMS 21 Fmr TN TN GA Cannot write
Martha J. 29 wf TN TN GA
[I have not been able to find Newton in 1880.]
1900 Grayson Co., TX Fed. Cen., E.D. 103, p 16, hh 284-287
Rufus WILLIAMS 45 TN TN TN
Martha J. 52 TN TN TN 1 ch, liv
Obituary (in part) Charles R. WILLIAMS, 90 ... Mr. WILLIAMS was b. at
Nashville, TN, Oct. 14, 1857. He was mar. to Martha J. WALKER who
died in 1932. He later was mar. to Nannie May WALKER. Survivors
include his wife, one son, Lewis WILLIAMS, Dallas, one daughter, Mrs.
J. E. TRAMMELL, Southmayd, two sisters, Mrs. Florence MASSEY, Ft.
Worth, & Mrs. Emma SHIRLEY, Lapory; & two grandchildren.
a. Newton WALKER, b. 9-1869, Gi. Co., TN, d. 192+, Burk Burnett, TX?,
mar. c. 1888 Fannie, b. 10-1865, TN [My aunt Edith WALKER
JOHNSON told me Newton was s/o Martha J. WALKER WILLIAMS.]
1900 Grayson Co., TX Fed. Cen., E.D. 103, p 15, hh 271-274
Newton WALKER 30 9-1869 TN TN TN mar. 10 yrs
Fannie 34 10-1865 TN TN TN mor 5 ch,liv
Florence 10 9-1889 TN TN TN
Mabel 7 11-1892 TN TN TN
Thomas 6 1-1894 TN TN TN
Charles 3 1-1897 TN TN TN
Mattie 2 1-1898 TN TN TN
[Thomas Edward WALKER, s/o Jeff D. WALKER, said he went to Burk
Burnett & worked in the oil fields with Newton about 1918. He & others
said Newton was killed in an oil well fire, but I did not find record of his
death in Wichita Co., TX. Not found in 1910 TX soundex.]
3. Mary (Polly) Ann (Susan) WALKER, b. 7-15-1848, Gi. Co., TN, d. 3-17-1884, Gi.,
Co., TN, bur. Elkridge Cem., mar. 5-23-1874, Gi. Co., TN, James P. SMITH
1870 Gi. Co., TN Fed. Cen., C.D. 15, p 26-307, hh 185 (In part)
Mary A. WALKER 20 TN James W. FRANKS 3 TN
John W. JAMES 8/12 TN Sep.
1880 Gi. Co., TN Fed. Cen., C.D. 15, hh 78-82
Mary A. SMITH 30 Wid TN TN GA John 12 TN
William 9 TN TN TN *Franklin 6 TN
1880 Gi. Co., TN Fed. Cen., C.D. 16, p 24, hh 16-17
J. P. SMITH 26 TN TN TN (Married Mary?)
Mary 55 TN GA GA mother
June 27 TN TN TN sister
Robert 11 TN TN TN nephew
Lafayette WHITE 17 TN -- -- boarder [Bro. of John A. WHITE]
John WALKER, age 14 years, 7 mos., orphan apprenticed to N. E.
MARTIN. William J. WALKER, age 12 years, 7 mos., orphan
apprenticed to M. L. COKER. (Ages reversed?) Gi. Co., TN Ct. Min., Bk
9, p 391
a. James JAMES?, b. c. 1866/67 d. ante 1880?
b. John FRANKS?, b. 9-1869
c. William J. SMITH, b. c. 10-1871
d. Franklin SMITH, b. 1874, d.? Taken by father?
4. Sarah E. WALKER (aka Louisa F., Melissa L. F., Fannie), b. 12-1-1854, Gi. Co.,
TN, d. 6-26-1925, Satin, Falls Co., TX, bur. Old Rosenthal Cem., McLennan Co.,
TX, mar. 1) 8-2-1873, Gi. Co., TN, Andrew C. HARRIS, divorced 1882-9-5, mar.
2) 1882-9-14, Gi. Co., TN by W. F. ALEXANDER, J. P., Robert SMITH - di-
vorced?, mar. 3) 1898-8-24, by J. W. GALLAGHER, Co. Judge, McClennan Co.,
TX (Waco) C. W. CASE (See Laura Belle)
1870 Gi. Co., TN Fed. Cen., C.D. 15, p 32, hh 231
Henry C. HUNTER 68 NC
Andrew C. HARRIS 22 TN Fmr/Bsm mar. Sarah E.?
Henrietta P. 20 TN
Adda P. 4 TN
Hyram C. 3 TN
James N. 3/12 TN
1880 Gi. Co., TN Fed. Cen., 15 C.D., E.D. 113, p 12, hh 113-118
Andrew C. HARRIS 33 TN TN TN Frances M. 23 TN
Dora E. (Ellen) 5 TN TN TN E. D. HARRIS 27 TN
Melissa L. F. HARRIS vs. Andrew HARRIS: This cause was this day
heard upon complainants to take for confessed the allegations in the bill
& it appearing to the Ct. that order of publication was duly made in the
Pulaski Citizen a newspaper published in the town of Pulaski for four
successive weeks, the last of which publications was made more than
one month before the first day of the present term of this Ct. requiring
the defendant to appear & defend this suit & it further appearing that
said defendant has wholly failed to answer, demur plead to or otherwise
defend this bill. It is therefore ordered adjudged & decreed by the Ct.
that the allegations in the bill be taken for confessed as to said
defendant & set for hearing exparte at this time.
Next item - same style: heard before the Honorable William A.
FLEMING, chancellor, order for confess & upon the testimony of wit.
examined in open Ct. & it appearing to the satisfaction of the Ct. that the
defendant has wilfully abandoned & deserted the complainant & that he
has remained absent from her without any reasonable cause, for two
whole years & that he has been guilty of other acts which on good &
sufficient grounds for a divorce. Ordered, adjudged & decreed that the
bonds of matrimony now subsisting between the complainant Melissa L.
F. HARRIS & defendant Andrew HARRIS be dissolved annulled & for
nothing heed & that the complainant be restored to all the rights &
privileges of a single & unm. woman.
And it further appearing to the Ct. that a girl child named Ellen now
about 7 years old to the complainant-the fruit of her marriage with said
defendant & the Ct. is of the opinion that said child should survive in the
care & custody of her mother. Therefore ordered, adjudged & decreed
by the Ct. that said child shall be & remain in the care & custody of its
mother the complainant & the defendant is hereby forever enjoined from
interfering therewith or in any way molesting her in this particular. The
defendant will pay the costs of this action for which execution may
issue. Gi. Co., TN Chanc. Ct. Min.
|I.||John M. MARTIN||b. 5-25-1819 GA|
|II.||James A. MARTIN||b. 1-1-1823 GA|
|III.||Ira B. MARTIN||b. 2-12-1824 GA|
|IV.||Mary Ann MARTIN||b. ca. 1827 GA|
|V.||Sarah Jane MARTIN||b. 10-8-1828 GA|
|VII.||William M. MARTIN||b. 10-15-1832 TN|
|IX.||Charles W. MARTIN||b. a 1838 TN|
|X.||Nathaniel Ebenezer MARTIN||b. 5-9-1840 TN|
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Submitted by Janell McCann