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William M. MARTIN [TN-TX]
Posted by: Bruce Martin (ID *****4783) Date: November 12, 2012 at 14:02:46
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Willaum M. MARTIN first appears in the 1870 TX Census for Bosque County, enumerated with William GLASS, Mary Jane LaFON, and James RIDGEWAY. One piece of information indicates that marriage to a Caroline "Callie" (maiden name unknown) occurred in c.1871. The subsequent 1880 TX Census for Somervell County lists a residence in Pct. 2, Dist. 147. Children were: William Thomas (1872-1948); John Quincy (1874-1937); Robert H. (1876-1918); Beulah FAGALA (1878-1973); Elisha Austin (1881-1962). It is believed that William was born in Henry County, TN -- but, there is conflicting information as to birth year of 1830 or 1832. Names of parents and/or siblings in unknown. There is speculation that a sister might have been Margarette MARTIN, who married Frederick LaFON. There was a William M. MARTIN who served in the CSA 5th TN Infantry Regiment; and, it is believed that William was a member of the Knights of Pythias, Castle Hall, Glen Rose Lodge #168. William died Jan 08, 1917; Caroline died April 25, 1927; both are buried in the Nancy Smith Cemetery, Somervell County. The DC of son, John Quincy, makes reference to a maiden name of MEADOWS. The DC of daughter, Beulah, makes reference to a maiden name HENDERSON. The DC of son, William Thomas, references "Caroline Penelope; whereas, the headstone is inscribed "Caroline Pelepin". No documentation to "connect-the-dots" -- unable to locate record of birth, record of marriage, or record of death for EITHER William or Caroline in State or County archives... One Census records the father and mother of William as being born in VA (when and where unknown); and, the father and mother of Caroline as being born in GA (when and where unknown). The DOB for Caroline is reported to be July 15, 1841 in MS (county unknown).

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