Seeking ancestors and descendants of John R. Martin (ca. 1812 - ??) of Person County, NC. Born in Halifax County, VA, he married Rebecca Coal in 1836 in Person County. He was a cabinet worker by trade and served in the CSA along with his son, Peyton. John may have had brothers named Marcus and Alexander, who were carpenters and who also lived in Person County. John and Rebecca had the following children:
a. Mary F. Martin (1839 - 1900), married Abednego Francis Gentry 1855. They lived in Person County and are buried at Mill Creek Baptist Church.
b. Sarah Martin (1840 - ??), believed to have married Joseph Harris 1865
c. Martha Martin (1843 - ??)
d. Peyton "Pate" C. Martin (1845 - ??), married Louisana Edwards 1866, eventually moved to Durham County, NC and had issue.
e. Edward W. Martin (1848 - ??)
f. Possible son John R. Martin, Jr., lived in Durham County, NC
Alex Wade, 63 Willowbrook Lane, Brandon, MS 39042-2149.
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