Posted By:Thomas Kerwin
Subject:Re: William M. MARTIN [TN-TX]
Post Date:November 12, 2012 at 14:28:13
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Iím not related to any member of this family.

1940 is the last available census at this time.

TX Vital Records -
The Texas Vital Statistics law to register births and deaths was not passed until 1903. Texas was then and is now a dual registration state which means the local registrars retain a copy of all birth and death records for the events that take place within their jurisdiction and the state retains the original of all birth and death records for the entire State of Texas. However, the statutes for registering these events were not made mandatory until 1926. However, many local registrars did not adhere to the statutes until the late 1930ís or early 1940ís. This means some records reside only in the local registrarsí files and not with the State.

Statement source -
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TN Vital Records -
Births & Deaths Before 1908

There was no official statewide registration of births and deaths in Tennessee before 1908. Four cities did keep some earlier birth and death records, which are available through the Tennessee State Library & Archives.

1880 -
Name: William Martin
Age: 48
Birth Year: abt 1832
Birthplace: Tennessee
Home in 1880: Precinct 2, Somervell, Texas
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Married
Spouse's Name: Cala Martin
Father's Birthplace: Virginia
Mother's Birthplace: Virginia
Occupation: Farmer

William Martin 48, TN
Cala Martin 34, MS
Thomas Martin 8, TX
John Martin 6, TX
Robert Martin 4, TX
Buhular Martin 2, TX

Texas Marriage Collection, 1814-1909 and 1966-2002
Name: Miss M. C. Chester
Marriage Date: 8 Dec 1889
Spouse: G. W. Martin
Marriage County: Somervell
Marriage State: Texas
Source: Texas Marriages, 1814-1909

U.S., World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Name: John Thomas Martin
City: Glen Rose
County: Somervell
State: Texas
Birth Date: 17 Jan 1874
Race: White
married - Mae Rose Martin

WHERE did you find William M. MARTIN's complete DOB [born 17 May 1830 TN] ??????????

Census records do not record the specific locality of a person's birth. Only the country or state is recorded.