Posted By:Bruce Martin
Subject:Re: William M. MARTIN [TN-TX]
Post Date:February 03, 2013 at 17:11:04
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Forum:Bosque County, TX Genealogy Forum
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Joan Echols Taylor (Glen Rose, TX) speculates that one of her ancestors, Margarette Martin was an older sister of my great-grandfather, William M. Martin. Both were born in Henry County, TN; and, William is enumerated with a William & Mary Jane (LaFon) Glass in the 1870 TX Census for Bosque County. Mary Jane was the eldest daughter of Margarette Martin and Frederick LaFon.

William married Caroline (maiden name unknown) in 1871. After William's death in 1917, Caroline is enumerated with youngest son, Elisha Austin Martin and his family, in the vicinity of Edna, TX. She died in 1927. No records of births, marriages, divorces, or deaths for either William or Caroline have been discovered in either State or County archives in either TX, TN, or MS. William's parents were reportedly from VA; Caroline's parents were reportedly from GA.

Cannot locate any birth record for an Ernest Martin (DOB unknown). Lauretta Ellen Aden Martin died 1911 (no record of death or site of burial has been discovered). In the 1900 TN Census, she is listed as a "widowed landlord", with nephew Aden Hatch, a brick mason, in Union City.

It is believed that William was a private, "teamster", in the CSA 5th TN Infantry Regiment, Company C, 1862-63. Fold3 apparently has no record of "next of kin", of either spouse, parents, or siblings.

Any information to connect-the-dots would be greatly appreciated!