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Martins and Gholstons
Posted by: Jonathan Phillips (ID *****9895) Date: March 03, 2012 at 22:29:12
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This is a big post but please bear with me.

I'm looking for additional information on Alexander Martin. Alexander M. Martin was born about 1831 in Georgia. It looks like he was married to a Milly by 1850 and had a daughter Sarah C.

1850 Franklin County, Georgia Census, District 32, October 16, 1850, Famiy 5-5, Image 124
Alexander Martin 18 M Farmer Georgia
Milly "" 17 F Georgia
Sarah C "" 1 F Georgia

Lived next to Edward J. Wade and E.W. Covington.


In 1860, he was married to Caroline and had these children:
Sarah C. Martin born 1849
Martha J. Martin born 1852
John M. Martin born 1854
Mary A.S. Martin born 1856
Nancy Martin born 1858.

1860 Madison County, Georgia Census, June 5, 1860, Page 142, Danielsville PO, Family 41-41
Alexander Martin 29 M Farmer __ 525 Georgia
Caroline "" 46 F Georgia
Sarah C. "" 10 F Georgia _ 1 _
Martha J. "" 8 F Georgia _ 1 _
John M. "" 6 M Georgia
Mary A. S. "" 4 F Georgia
Nancy "" 2 F Georgia


I found a marriage record for Alexander Martin and Caroline Kidd on July 12, 1857 in Madison County, Georgia.

I'm wondering where this family went after 1860. I've been looking for a while now and can't find them anywhere. I think something may have happened to them in the civil war but I just don't know. I do suspect that Alexander was a son of Ewell Martin.

Ewell Martin Sr. was born about 1791 in Virginia. It looks like he may have married twice, first to Nancy Vaughn (1808) and second, to Miriam Saylors (1845). Here he is in the census:

1850 Franklin County, Georgia Census, District 32, October 15, 1850, Page 239, Family 8-8
Uel Martin 59 M Farmer Virginia
Miriam "" 35 F Georgia
Sarah A.C. 4 F Georgia
Sylva 2 F Georgia
James H. 1 M Georgia

1860 Madsion County, Georgia Census, Family 59-59, June 7, 1860, Dansville, Page 145
Ewell Martin 69 M Farmer 220 Virginia _ _ 1 Blind
Miriam "" 44 F Georgia _ _ 1
Sarah "" 14 F Georgia _ 1 _
Sidmah M "' 12 F Georgia _ _ _
James H. "" 11 M Georgia _ _ _
Erwin F. "" 9 M Georgia _ _ _
Martha D. "" 6 F Georgia _ _ _
Green V. "" 1 M Georgia _ _ _

Lived next to Ewell W. Martin and James Shoemaker.

The younger Ewell W. Martin noted in 1860 was Ewell Warren Martin who moved to Pontotoc County, Mississippi in the area that would become Union County, Mississippi.

Anyway, my ggg grandpa was John A. Martin, born 1854 in Georgia that shows up in the 1870 Pontotoc County, Mississippi census and he names one of his son's Euel Luther Martin. I know he wasn't one of Ewell Warren Martin's sons and he didn't move to Mississippi with any other Martin's so I'm at a loss. He moved to Pontotoc County, Mississippi with William Dabney Gholston and brother, Nathaniel Bonapart Gholston. I have yet to find a kinship to the Gholston's. He lived next to an African American Martin family headed by Washington Martin who was married to Judia. I haven't had much luck tracing them prior to the civil war but I do know that Judia was from Georgia.

I'm looking for any additional information on these families. Thank you in advance.

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