Descendants of William Martin



Generation No. 1
1.  WILLIAM1 MARTIN was born in Tennessee, and died Bet. 1880 - 1900 in Kentucky ?..  He married ANNA.  She was born Bet. 1810 - 1816 in Tn., and died Bet. 1800 - 1900 in Ky.?.
Information about William and many of his descendants are courtesy of S.J. Cardwell of Franklin, Ky, who was one of his descendants.
Children of WILLIAM MARTIN and ANNA are:
2.                i.       MORDICA MORGAN2 MARTIN, b. April 1833, Tennessee; d. May 01, 1904, Warren County, Kentucky.
                  ii.       STEPHEN MARTIN, b. 1835.
                 iii.       WILLIAM MARTIN, b. 1838.
                 iv.       ANNA MARTIN, b. 1843.
                  v.       SARAH MARTIN, b. 1844.
                 vi.       ARCHIBALD MARTIN, b. 1845.
                vii.       JOHN MARTIN, b. 1847.
               viii.       ROLEN MARTIN, b. 1849.
                  ix.       THOMAS MARTIN, b. 1852.
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, Tennessee, 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.
    Mordica Morgan Martin served in the Confederate Army with Co. F and G
of the 25th Tennessee Infantry as a blacksmith and a "horsepittle "nurse.
 He was 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.
  Dicie received a Widow's Indigent Pension in 1914.
3.                i.       JOSEPH3 MARTIN, b. September 01, 1859, Warren County, Kentucky; d. June 30, 1933, Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tenn..
                  ii.       MARGARET MARTIN, b. 1852; d. August 28, 1928, Warren County, Kentucky; m. JOHN HAZEL, 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, September 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 03, 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) was born September 01, 1859 in Warren County, Kentucky, and died June 30, 1933 in Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tenn..  He married AMANDA KATHERINE MARTIN May 19, 1880 in Warren County, Kentucky, daughter of WILLIAM MARTIN and MYRIAH WIGGLETON.  She was born October 17, 1864 in Auburn, Kentucky, and died April 06, 1945 in Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tenn. at son's  home.
    Joe worked at Patch Foundry on Home Ave. ( behind Austin Peay ) in Clarksville. He also worked as a gardener for the Patch family. He and his wife,
Amanda Katherine (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,
 and her 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 Clarksville.
    Granny,as she was called by her  grandchildren and great grandchildren, is fondly remembered by this great grand-daughter for the many memories of going 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 had once lived).
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 us to make sailboats to sail on the small creek at the spring below her house. She 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 walked back to the house, slinging water as we went, having little left in our bucket on arrival, but she made a big fuss over how we had "helped".
    She 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!
   Granny lived in a small 3 room house with her daughter, Zula, and grand daughter, Madge, who was blind from birth, . After Zula died, Granny went to live with her son,Elzie, at 114 Emery St. until her death. She is buried in Riverview Cemetery in Clarksville.
4.                i.       HUGH ELZIE4 MARTIN, b. October 31, 1882, Auburn, Kentucky; d. April 24, 1949, Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tenn. at home.
                  ii.       OSCAR MARTIN.
   Oscar left home as a young man  and was never heard from again.
5.              iii.       CLEVELAND MARTIN.
6.              iv.       ZULA MARTIN.
                  v.       PAIRZETTA MARTIN.
Pairzetta married Earl Schaff
                 vi.       FANNIE MARTIN, m. BUD DUNN APPLETON.
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 09, 1975 in Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tenn. in local hospital.
   Elzie, 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.
  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  Na-
tional Guard.
  Papa, as 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 story on him in 1948.  One of the stories told in that article was how he pulled his own teeth and made his own dentures out of aluminum.These teeth  were last known to be in the possession of his grandson, Brian Martin.
  Elzie 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 Cemetery in Clarksville.
   Mammy, 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 well into her seventies .She worked the ground up with a hand pushed , wheeled cultivator. She also did most of the maintenance on her home after her husband, Elzie, passed away, painting the inside and outside.
She prided herself on being the first in the neighborhood to get the laundry on
the  line. When the grandchildren spent the night at her house, they had to hide their clothes if they planned on putting them back on in the morning, because she gathered up everything to wash at the crack 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.
 Mattie's neighbors loved her and she was a good neighbor, visiting the sick with food from her table and vegetables from her garden. She helped to raise all her grandchildren and her home was a favorite place for them to be. She always had her family over for Sunday dinner, Thanksgiving, and Christmas. She was a good cook, and few people came into her house without a meal. She always said she had rather feed one hungry person than several who weren't hungry, because those who weren't hungry always ate more. When they said they weren't hungry, she would say, "Well, then, eat 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 she and the lady were great friends  from then on after an explanation to her meaning and an apology.
 When her granddaughter, Geraldine married, Mattie told  her husband he would always be her friend as long as he treated her granddaughter right. He became one of 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 a few 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.
                   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, Monterey, Tenn., Fentress County; d. March 25, 1950, Clarksville, Tenn. at home.
     Lois, 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.
    She spent most of her working life as a seamstress at various factories in
Clarksville, Central 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.
   Lois 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.
   She suffered from heart disease and peripheral vascular disease as she grew older, losing her left leg to amputation  due to a blood clot. She reluctantly en-
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.
    Salty, as he was known in adulthood in Clarksville, Tn., was born in Monterey, Tenn., later moving to Lewisburg, as his father sought work as a sharecropper and handle mill worker.His mother died when he was very young, and he had two step-mothers,the first one  died, the other was living at his death.
    On 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,
features:  scar in hair above forehead. He was a witty, fun loving man, and
had a tremendous sense of responsibility.
    He 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.
     Salty 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 poetry.
    Salty 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 his 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 family was going to make it in his absence.He is buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Clarksville.
                  ii.       HERMOINE MARTIN, b. March 07, 1909, Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tenn.; d. May 11, 1980, Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tenn..
   Hermoine 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
Evangelical United Brethren Church on Madison St. in Clarksville, where she
 was active working with the children in the church, singing in the choir, and
cleaning the church.
   She never married and her favorite retort  to  those who  asked  why was,
"There's more 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 nephews and they loved her like a mother.
   After her mother died, Hermoine went to live with her sister, Ramona. She died quietly in her sleep there, at 616 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 parents in 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.
  Zarthan, was known as Mop, because of his thick curly hair. He graduated from Clarksville High School where he had played football along with his academic studies. He served in the U.S. Army during 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 from lung cancer in 1983. He is buried in Greenwood Cemetery in Clarks-
ville, Tenn.
                 iv.       CECIL MARTIN, b. July 10, 1913, Clarksville, Montgomery County, Tenn.; d. May 1965, Kentucky Lake, Paris, Tn.; m. ELEANOR CHERRY.
    Cecil  was born and raised in Clarksville. He married Eleanor Cherry and they never had any children. He worked for many years at Fort Campbell, Ky. in
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  Fort Henry  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.
       Cleveland had been married to Naomi Head and had one child, Ray
 Cleveland lived with his mother at the time of his death. He is buried in Riverview Cemetery in Clarksville.
                   i.       RAY5 MARTIN.
Notes for ZULA MARTIN:
   Zula 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 board, running after the car until she caught up with it and jumped on.
   Zula 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.



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