MONTGOMERY COUNTY TENNESSEE
Descendants of William Martin
Generation No. 1
MARTIN was born in Tennessee, and died Bet. 1880 -
Kentucky ?.. He married ANNA. She was born Bet. 1810 - 1816 in Tn., and
died Bet. 1800 - 1900 in Ky.?.
Notes for WILLIAM MARTIN:
William and many of his descendants are courtesy of S.J. Cardwell of
Ky, who was one of his descendants.
Children of WILLIAM MARTIN
and ANNA are:
i. MORDICA MORGAN2 MARTIN, b. April
1833, Tennessee; d. May 01, 1904, Warren County, Kentucky.
ii. STEPHEN MARTIN, b.
iii. WILLIAM MARTIN, b.
iv. ANNA MARTIN, b.
v. SARAH MARTIN, b.
vi. ARCHIBALD MARTIN, b.
vii. JOHN MARTIN, b.
viii. ROLEN MARTIN, b.
ix. THOMAS MARTIN, b.
Generation No. 2
2. MORDICA MORGAN2 MARTIN (WILLIAM1)
was born April 1833 in Tennessee, and died May 01,
1904 in Warren County, Kentucky. He
married DICIE WOOLBRIGHT Bet. 1850 - 1852 in Jackson County,
daughter of JOSEPH WOOLBRIGHT and MARY GIBSON. She was born
October 1835 in Jackson Co., Tennessee,
and died December 12, 1917 in Warren County, Kentucky.
Notes for MORDICA MORGAN MARTIN:
Morgan Martin served in the
Confederate Army with Co. F and G
of the 25th Tennessee
Infantry as a blacksmith and a "horsepittle "nurse.
captured at Hatchers Run, Va. and was
a prisoner of war at City Point,
Va. at the end of the
war, was described as 5 ft. 11 1/4 in.
tall,dark hair and
dark complexion. He
signed the oath of allegiance to the US and was given transportation to
Nashville on release. He had served 4 yrs. in the CSA Army.
Notes for DICIE WOOLBRIGHT:
received a Widow's Indigent Pension in
Children of MORDICA MARTIN
and DICIE WOOLBRIGHT are:
i. JOSEPH3 MARTIN, b.
September 01, 1859, Warren County, Kentucky; d. June 30, 1933,
Montgomery County, Tenn..
ii. MARGARET MARTIN, b.
1852; d. August 28, 1928, Warren County, Kentucky;
January 10, 1906, Warren County, Kentucky.
iii. ANDREW P. MARTIN, b.
June 14, 1853, Tn.; d. January 01, 1930, Warren
County, Kentucky; m. MARY BRYANT, November 18, 1874, Sumner Co., Tn..
iv. HARRIETT MARTIN, b.
June 16, 1855; d. February 12, 1940, Warren
County, Kentucky; m. (1) JOHN PRICE; m. (2) JOHN CLINTON, September 01, 1874; m. (3) JAMES PATTON,
08, 1883; m. (4) TOM PRICE, November 29, 1886.
v. SYDNEY MARTIN, b.
February 22, 1857, Tn.; d. January 26, 1926,
Warren County, Kentucky; m. NANCY BRYANT.
vi. MARTILIA(EMMA) MARTIN, b.
July 04, 1862; d. October 30, 1932, Clarksville,
Montgomery County, Tenn.; m. (1) JACKSON HALEY, June 06, 1878, Ky.; m. (2) JEFF GILL, July
1917, Kentucky ..
vii. MARY MARTIN, b.
July 04, 1862; d. November 07, 1930, Union County,
Kentucky; m. (1) FRANK MANNING; m. (2) JOSEPH DUFF.
viii. MARTHA ( MATTIE) MARTIN, b.
April 16, 1866, Warren County, Kentucky; d.
October 02, 1938, Montgomery Co., Tn.; m. BROOKS GREGORY,
March 03, 1883, Warren County, Kentucky.
ix. SARAH (SALLIE) MARTIN, b.
March 07, 1868; d. April 05, 1953, Simpson Co.
Ky.; m. (1) JOSEPH PATTON, September 19, 1883, Warren County, Kentucky;
m. (2) STOKES GREGORY, April 19,
1887, Logan Co..
x. FANNIE MARTIN, b.
July 1875, Warren County, Kentucky.
xi. GEORGE MARTIN, b.
1876, Warren County, Kentucky; d. March 12, 1937,
Warren County, Kentucky.
xii. GEORGE ANN MARTIN, b.
Bet. 1876 - 1878.
xiii. JAMES MARTIN, b.
June 24, 1878, Warren County, Kentucky; d.
September 05, 1953; m. DAISY BELCHER, July 17, 1905, Sumner Co., Tn..
Generation No. 3
3. JOSEPH3 MARTIN (MORDICA MORGAN2, WILLIAM1)
September 01, 1859 in Warren County, Kentucky, and died June 30, 1933
Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tenn..
He married AMANDA KATHERINE MARTIN May 19, 1880 in Warren County, Kentucky,
and MYRIAH WIGGLETON. She was born
October 17, 1864 in Auburn, Kentucky, and died April 06, 1945 in
Montgomery County, Tenn. at son's home.
Notes for JOSEPH MARTIN:
worked at Patch Foundry on Home Ave. (
behind Austin Peay ) in Clarksville. He also worked as a gardener for
family. He and his wife,
(Kate) lived at 910 Charlotte St. at
one time in their married
life. This is the
house later owned and occupied by their grand daughter, Lois,
family. They later moved to Conroy
Rd., in a small 3 room house, down the street from
Charlotte in "Lime Kiln Hollow". He
is buried in Riverview Cemetery in
Notes for AMANDA KATHERINE
she was called by her grandchildren and
great grandchildren, is
fondly remembered by this great grand-daughter for the many memories of
to her house below the railroad track in "Lime Kiln Hollow"on Conroy
Rd.,just a few blocks from our home at 910 Charlotte St. ( where she
She kept apples for
the children and would cut them in half, scraping the inside
with a spoon and feed
to us, after which she gave us the peel intact for use as
a bowl to play with.
Marshmallows came in a layered box then, and she would save those for
make sailboats to sail on the small creek at the spring below her
carried her water from that spring which came from the hills above the spring. It had delicious, cold
lime water . She always gave us a little bucket to "help" her carry
the water. She would sit on a big rock while the bucket filled ,
hanging it on
the pipe coming out of the bluff. After our buckets were filled, we
to the house, slinging water as we went, having little left in our
arrival, but she made a big fuss over how we had "helped".
had lovely lilacs, roses, narcissus,
buttercups, iris, and lilies of the val-
ley all over her small
yard. In the back was an orchard with apple , cherry, and
peach trees, and her
vegetable garden. She also had a "potato" vine growing over the front
window which we harvested for play. Once my brother, Jimmy, stuck one of the little potatoes in his nose. It was
removed without harm!
lived in a small 3 room house with
her daughter, Zula, and grand daughter, Madge, who was blind from
After Zula died, Granny went to live with her son,Elzie, at 114 Emery
her death. She is buried in Riverview Cemetery in Clarksville.
Children of JOSEPH MARTIN
and AMANDA MARTIN are:
i. HUGH ELZIE4 MARTIN, b. October
31, 1882, Auburn, Kentucky; d. April 24, 1949, Clarksville, Montgomery
Tenn. at home.
ii. OSCAR MARTIN.
Notes for OSCAR MARTIN:
left home as a young man and was never
heard from again.
iii. CLEVELAND MARTIN.
iv. ZULA MARTIN.
v. PAIRZETTA MARTIN.
Notes for PAIRZETTA MARTIN:
Pairzetta married Earl
vi. FANNIE MARTIN, m.
BUD DUNN APPLETON.
Notes for FANNIE MARTIN:
Fannie lived in Ohio
and had some children whose names are unecrtain
Generation No. 4
4. HUGH ELZIE4 MARTIN (JOSEPH3, MORDICA MORGAN2, WILLIAM1)
was born October 31, 1882 in Auburn, Kentucky, and
died April 24, 1949 in Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tenn. at home. He married MATTIE ELIIZABETH
BALTHROP June 06,
1906 in Robertson Co., Tn.?, daughter of WILLIAM BALTHROP
and MARY GIVINS. She was born
February 08, 1890 in Robertson County, Tennessee, and died September
in Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tenn. in local hospital.
Notes for HUGH ELZIE MARTIN:
as he was known, was born in Ky. ,
met and married his wife in Robert-
son Co., Tenn.
According to his daughter, Ramona, he worked for Mattie's father
when they met. Mr.
Balthrop did not approve of Elzie as a suitor for his daughter.
Elzie and Mattie
swapped notes to each other and hiding
them until her father found them and fired Elzie.
hoboed and worked in the minstrel to
get her and they were married
June 6, 1906. They
made their home in Clarksville, where he worked as a night watchman for
Elephant Warehouse on Riverside Dr., later working at the Clarks-
ville Foundry, where
he was employed for 45 years. He also served in the
he was called by his grandchildren,
was a witty, elf-like man,playing
banjo and writing
poetry. Many of his poems were published daily in the Clarks-
ville Leaf- Chronicle,
Tennessee's oldest newspaper. He also had some publish-
ed in the 1941 edition
of " American Poets". He
wrote the words to one published song " Everything I Love Is
You" for his wife. The Nashville Tennessean Magazine did a feature
on him in 1948. One of the stories told
in that article was how he pulled his own teeth and made his own
of aluminum.These teeth were last known
to be in the possession of his grandson, Brian Martin.
suffered from asthma and died in 1949
at his home , 114 Emery St.,where
he had been bedridden
for five months from an aortic aneursym. He is buried in Greenwood
Notes for MATTIE ELIIZABETH
as she was called by her
grandchildren, was an independent, strong
matriarch of her
family, born in Robertson Co., Tn. She
was a hard working woman, raising a garden every spring, until she was
into her seventies .She worked the ground up with a hand pushed ,
cultivator. She also did most of the maintenance on her home after her
Elzie, passed away, painting the inside and outside.
She prided herself on
being the first in the neighborhood to get the laundry on
When the grandchildren spent the night
at her house, they had to hide their clothes if they planned on putting
back on in the morning, because she gathered up everything to wash at
of dawn, when she arose for the day.
She began her day with
a short stroll up and down the street
where she lived at 114 Emery St. in Clarksville.
After her husband's
death in 1948, she grieved for the rest of her life, especially
on his birthday, their
anniversary, and special holidays; she never stopped missing him.
neighbors loved her and she was a
good neighbor, visiting the sick with food from her table and
her garden. She helped to raise all her grandchildren and her home was
favorite place for them to be. She always had her family over for
Thanksgiving, and Christmas. She was a good cook, and few people came
house without a meal. She always said she had rather feed one hungry
than several who weren't hungry, because those who weren't hungry
more. When they said they weren't hungry, she would say, "Well, then,
to keep from getting hungry", at
her offer of a place at her table or a snack.
When company sat at her table, she would say "Make yourself at
home, if you're not at home, you ought to be" meaning they should
feel at home in her house ! Everyone
always understood this, but there was one lady that took offense to her
statement, and got up and went home! Mammy got a good laugh from that,
and the lady were great friends from
then on after an explanation to her meaning and an apology.
granddaughter, Geraldine married,
Mattie told her husband he would always
be her friend as long as he treated her granddaughter right. He became
her favorite people.
Her home was
a fun place to be for everyone
and she always enjoyed company,
whether it was in her
living room or on her front porch, where she most enjoyed
being, when weather
permitted, so she could see people go by, and wave to them or exchange
words of greeting if they were walking.
She suffered a stroke
in 1971 and was confined to bed most of
the time thereafter, losing her ability to talk . She died
four years later and was missed sorely by
her many loved ones.
Children of HUGH MARTIN
and MATTIE BALTHROP are:
i. MARY ELOIS5 MARTIN, b. October
29, 1910, Clarksville, Tenn.; d. September 08, 1994, Clarksville,
Tenn.; m. JAMES BEDFORD MANSELL, September
22, 1934, Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tenn.; b. May 08, 1912,
Tenn., Fentress County; d. March 25, 1950, Clarksville, Tenn. at home.
Notes for MARY ELOIS MARTIN:
as she was known, was born and
raised in Clarksville, Tenn., gradua-
ting from Clarksville
High School in 1933. She met and
married her husband
while Salty was in
Clarksville with the Civilian Conservation Corps.
spent most of her working life as a
seamstress at various factories in
Mfg., O'Blander Shirt Factory, Acme Boot,
and retired from
Victory Cleaners at Oak
Grove, Ky. (across from Gate 4 at Fort Campbell) where
she became somewhat of
a surrogate mother to the soldiers who patronized the
cleaners. She loved to
sew and especially enjoyed making quilts. Each of her children and
grandchildren have a quilt she made. There were many quilt tops which she had never completed.
lost her husband after only 16 years
of marriage, when he died in 1950,
leaving her with 3
children, from 11 to 14 years old. She
was devastated by
his death, but
continued to work and manage her family as best she could.
suffered from heart disease and
peripheral vascular disease as she grew older, losing her left leg to
amputation due to a blood clot. She
tered a nursing home,
being unable to stay at home and get the care needed.
She died at Clarksville
Memorial Hospital in 1975 and is buried beside her
husband in Greenwood
Cemetery in Clarksville.
Notes for JAMES BEDFORD MANSELL:
as he was known in adulthood in
Clarksville, Tn., was born in Monterey, Tenn., later moving to
his father sought work as a sharecropper and handle mill worker.His
when he was very young, and he had two step-mothers,the first one died, the other was living at his death.
his selective service registration,
dated Oct. 16, 1940, he is described
as: 5 ft. 5in.,135
lbs.,race: white, brown eyes, black hair, sallow complexion,
in hair above forehead. He was a witty,
fun loving man, and
had a tremendous sense
was serving in the Civilian
Conservation Corps in Clarksville, Tn. when
he met his wife. After
marriage, he worked in shipyards in South Carolina and
He went to work at the Clarksville
Foundry after serving with the U.S. Na-
vy during WWII. While
in the Navy, he was on the USS Cache, an oil tender
ship. He had been
inducted Feb. 28, 1944 and was honorably discharged
with the rank of Seaman
1st Class on Oct. 22, 1945.
loved music and played guitar,
harmonica, and a little bit of piano.
He didn't read music
and played by ear.Influenced by his father-in-law, he
also tried his hand at
only had an 8th grade education
himself, but it was his goal to see that
his children went
further in school than he had gone. He
stressed to them the importance of a good
education and reputation. He felt these were things that
could not be taken away
from one. He was a very proud person, a good provi-
der, a strong
disciplinarian and a loving father.Following his own advice, he
enrolled in an
electrician course when he was laid off
at the foundry, after many years of
service. He never got to realize his goals though, as he passed away at
home at 910 Charlotte St. a few days before he was to leave for the course in Kansas City, Mo. Cause of
death was listed as a coronary
thrombosis ( a heart attack ). He had been worried about how his
was going to make it in his absence.He is buried in Greenwood Cemetery
ii. HERMOINE MARTIN, b.
March 07, 1909, Clarksville, Montgomery County,
Tenn.; d. May 11, 1980, Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tenn..
Notes for HERMOINE MARTIN:
lived her life serving others,
helping care for her father until his death, and later, her mother .
She was a
faithful and devoted member of the
Brethren Church on Madison St. in Clarksville, where she
working with the children in the
church, singing in the choir, and
cleaning the church.
never married and her favorite
retort to those
who asked why
married now than does well."
Though she never gave
birth to any children, she was more of a mother
than some who had.She mothered and helped raise all her nieces and
they loved her like a mother.
her mother died, Hermoine went to
live with her sister, Ramona. She died quietly in her sleep there, at
Martin St. in 1980. She had suffered a heart
attack prior to her
death and had been recuperating from it . She is buried beside her
Greenwood Cemetery in Clarksville.
iii. ZARTHAN MARTIN, b.
June 22, 1917, Clarksville, Montgomery County,
Tenn.; d. August 03, 1983, Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tenn.; m. LINDA LAYNE.
Notes for ZARTHAN MARTIN:
was known as Mop, because of his
thick curly hair. He graduated from Clarksville High School where he
football along with his academic studies. He served in the U.S. Army
World War II. He worked for many
years before and after
the war at Elder-Conroy Wholesale and Hardware Co. as
a shipping clerk.
Later, he worked at Acme Boot Co. in the shipping dept. until his death
lung cancer in 1983. He is buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Clarks-
iv. CECIL MARTIN, b.
July 10, 1913, Clarksville, Montgomery County,
Tenn.; d. May 1965, Kentucky Lake, Paris, Tn.; m. ELEANOR CHERRY.
Notes for CECIL MARTIN:
was born and raised in Clarksville. He married Eleanor Cherry
never had any children. He worked for many years at Fort Campbell, Ky.
Civil Services. He
operated a service station in Clarksville. Later, he began commercial
fishing and met
his death at Ky. Lake where he fell from his boat , became
entangled in the net and drowned. He was living at the
community when he died.
He was a
veteran of World War II, having
served in the US Army.
He is buried at
Greenwood Cemetery in Clarksville, Tenn.
v. RAMONA MARTIN, b.
July 24, 1929; m. RAYMOND SEAY, November 21,
1951, Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tenn.; b. February 09, 1931.
MARTIN (JOSEPH3, MORDICA MORGAN2, WILLIAM1) He married NAOMI HEAD.
Notes for CLEVELAND
Cleveland had been married to Naomi
Head and had one child, Ray
lived with his mother at the time
of his death. He is buried in Riverview Cemetery in Clarksville.
Child of CLEVELAND
MARTIN and NAOMI HEAD is:
i. RAY5 MARTIN.
6. ZULA4 MARTIN (JOSEPH3, MORDICA MORGAN2, WILLIAM1)
Notes for ZULA MARTIN:
never married, but had a daughter,
Madge, who was born blind; suppo-
sedly the child of Roy
Glass. Zula drove an old "A "model Ford with a running
board. She had a
little white dog called Ann who would hitch a ride on the running
running after the car until she caught up with it and jumped on.
and Madge lived with her mother in a
little 3 room house on Conroy Rd.
After Zula died, her
mother went to live with Elzie, and Madge went to Lois's
Child of ZULA MARTIN is:
i. MADGE5 MARTIN.
Submitted by Geraldine Beaty and scanned by Sandra Stacey
to Family Histories page
Return to the Montgomery