Francis Martin Family


Contributed by Jane Combs

FRANCIS MARTIN was born Abt. 1766 in NC, and died Abt. 04 January 1856 in Terry, Hinds, MS.  He married (1) ANN (POSSIBLY NANCY ANN) ? Bet. 1790 – 1795 in SC.  She was born Abt. 1776 in SC, and died Bet. 1820 – 1826 in MS.  He married (2) MATILDA JAMES 1834 in Jasper Co., MS.

Francis was born in an unknown location in NC., but he apparently married and began a family somewhere in SC., in the early 1790’s.  The first find is in Amilte Co., MS where he appears on the 1810 census.  He was also apparently a member of the Ebenezer Baptist Church in Amite County.  He and his family left Amite Co., in 1815 (by letter, in Ebenezer Minutes) and went to Lawrence Co., MS., where they settled near the Pearl River.  He appears there on the 1818 State census.  He remains in Lawrence Co until sometime in early 1830’s when he moves to Jasper Co., where he marries his second wife, Matilda James. (Ann died at least before 1830).  Francis and Matilda left Jasper Co early in 1850’s due to financial woes and moved in with son Thomas J. in Hinds Co.  Francis died there in 1856 ( have two different dates). Bethesda Baptist church has the date listed as 5 May 1856.  No will was left, but estate was administered 7 Jul 1856.  Wife Matilda died 23 Aug. 1863.
Francis MARTIN
Sex: Male
Birth 1766 in North Carolina
Census 1810 in Amite Co., Mississippi
Church Membership  ca. 1810-1815, Ebenezer Baptist Church, Amite Co., Mississippi
Census 1818 in Lawrence Co. Mississippi
Census 1820 in Lawrence Co. Mississippi
Census pos ca. 1826, Lawrence Co., Mississippi
Land Transfer 1 May 1829 S13, T5, R20W, Pearl River, Lawrence Co., MS to John Tomlinson, trustee for Anna
Census 1830 in Lawrence Co. Mississippi
Census 1840 in Jasper Co., Mississippi
Census 5 Nov 1850 in Philadelphia, Jasper Co., Mississippi
Death 1 Apr 1856 or 5 May 1856 in Terry, Hinds Co., Mississippi
Letter of Administration 7 July 1856, Office of Chancery Clerk, Raymond, Hinds County, Mississippi by Thomas J. Martin


1. Ann [MARTIN] (b. ca. 1776, SC; d. 1820-prob. ca. 1826, MS)

Marriage 1790- 1795 in South Carolina

Children Rhoda MARTIN (born abt 1795, SC)
Nancy Ann MARTIN (born 1795, SC)
John P. MARTIN (born 1797, SC)
Martha E. MARTIN (born 1800, SC)
Thomas James Francis MARTIN (born 1801, SC)
Francis Abram MARTIN (born 1806, SC)
Samuel James MARTIN (born 6 Oct 1808, Wilkinson Co., MS)

2. Matilda JAMES

Marriage 1834 in Jasper Co., Mississippi

Children Wiley James MARTIN (born 1836, Jasper Co., MS)
Mary Ann MARTIN (born 1838, Jasper Co., MS)


FRANCIS ABRAM MARTIN (S/O FRANCIS) was born Abt. 1806 in SC or  MS.  He married MARY POLLY GRANBERRY 10 November 1827 in Lawrence Co., MS, daughter of GEORGE GRANBERRY and MARTHA ALBRITTON.  She was born Abt. 1812 in GA.

In 1850, Francis Abram Martin and family were in Hinds Co., MS. In 1860, the family was in Copiah Co., MS.  Son S.J. Martin was listed as 20.  In 1870, the family was in Jefferson Co., MS.  In 1880, Seth Martin, age 40 appears.
This family spent time in Lawrence Co., Hinds Co., Copiah Co., and Jefferson Co., MS.  they may have been in Clarke County in the 1840’s.

Census 1830, Lawrence Co., MS.
Elected 1 and 2 July 1833, JP of Northeastern Dist., Lawrence Co., MS.
Census 1840, Clarke Co., MS.   Census 1850 in Hinds Co., MS. Census on 17 Oct. 1860 in Copiah Co., MS.  Census on 5 Aug. 1870 in Union Church, Jefferson, MS.


 i. JAMES S. MARTIN, b. Abt. 1835, Maybe in Madison Co. MS.
ii. AMANDA ANN MARTIN, b. Abt. 1838, MS.
iii. SETH SAMUEL MARTIN, b. 21 August 1838, MS; d. 11 March 1902, Axtell (McLennan) TX.
iv. SUSAN R. MARTIN, b. Abt. 1841, MS; m. ROBERTUS C. LOVE, Bet. 06 August 1861 – 1867, Copiah Co., MS.
v. JOSEPH JUDSON MARTIN, b. Abt. 1845, MS.
vi. MOSES J. MARTIN, b. Abt. 1846, MS.
vii. FANETTE MARTIN, b. Bet. 1848 – 1850.
viii. FRANCIS “FRANK” MARTIN, b. Bet. 1848 – 1850.
ix. AUGUSTUS CORNELIUS MARTIN, b. Abt. 1851, Hinds Co., MS.
x. JESSE M. MARTIN, b. Abt. 1852, Hinds Co., MS.
xi. LOLA C. (TWIN) MARTIN, b. Abt. 1855, Hinds Co., MS.
xii. LULA C. (TWIN) MARTIN, b. Abt. 1855, Hinds Co., MS.


Son of Francis Abram Martin
11.  SETH SAMUEL MARTIN (S/O FRANCIS ABRAM, (S/O FRANCIS) was born 21 August 1838 in MS, and died 11 March 1902 in Axtell (McLennan) TX.  He married FRANCES ADALAID “ADDIE” FARIS 15 January 1874 in Union Church (Jefferson) MS (Source: Copy Mar.rec. Vol. /Pg 232 Jefferson Co.MS.), daughter of JOHN GREENBERRY FARIS/FARRIS and ELIZABETH KELLEY.  She was born 11 October 1851 in Union Church (Jefferson) MS., and died 14 August 1934 in Waco (McLennan) TX (Source: Copy of Death rec.).

SOURCE:   1880 Census, Jefferson County MS., Union Church:     Beat 1, Jefferson Co., MS:
Source: FHL Film 1254651, National Archives Film T9-0651, Page 151B
Name           Relation   Sex   Marr     Race  Age    Birthplace  Occ
Seth S. Martin  Self         M      M          W      40        MS       Farmer
Adelaide   ”      Wife        F       M          W      27        MS       HouseKeeper
John         ”      Son         M       S          W        5        MS
Elizabeth  ”      Dau         F        S          W       3        MS
Lovdy       ”      Dau         F        S          W       3/12    MS

J.R. Nusom held bond with S.S. Martin in the mar. to Addie Faris. Spelled
Farris on mar. cert.
Seth was a Confederate in the Civil War. Co “D” 12th MS Vol. Regt. Private. Enlisted August 16, 1861. Muster roll for Dec. 31, 1864.
Union Prisoner of War records show he was captured on April 2, 1865 at Petersburg.  Took Oath of Allegiance at Point Lookout, MD. June 29, 1865.  Name appears on roster of Refugees and Rebel Deserters. Transportation home furnished to Jackson, MS.  Have copies of his War Pension Card showing the previous information. Have a copy of the CSA Index Card.  Company D was mustered in at Corinth by Colonel Posey and sent to Iuka. Company D — Pettus Relief, aka Pettus Rifles (raised in Copiah County, MS)  aka S.S. Martin
Member Masonic Lodge 204 in Mt.Calm, McLennan, TX

Burial: AXTELL (McLennan) TX      Olive Branch Church Cem
Fact 2: Axtell (McLennan) TX
Fact 3: Mail Carrier

She died in home of dau Anne Pearl in Waco, McLennan,  TX
Chambers family tree given to  me by Bernice Jantz Chambers states that after Addy married, they lived in Faith, Ms about 30 miles from  Jackson, Ms.  Received mail at Union Church, MS.
Came to Texas in 1891

Burial: AXTELL (McLennan) TX      Olive Branch Church Cemetery
Fact 2: Axtell (McLennan) TX
Fact 3: Housewife

Children of SETH MARTIN and FRANCES FARIS are:

i.     MID FRANK4 MARTIN, b. Jefferson Co, MS.
ii.   JOHN GRANDBERY MARTIN, b. 1875, Jefferson Co, MS; d. 07 October 1950.
iii.  “BETTY” ELIZABETH MARTIN, b. 1877, Jefferson Co, MS; d. 29 January 1937, Jefferson Co, MS; m. FRED ST.CLAIR.
iv.   ANNE PEARL MARTIN, b. 19 January 1884, Jefferson Co, MS; d. 06 October 1947, Waco (McLennan) TX.
v.   LOVY MILDRED MARTIN, b. 08 February 1885, Union Church (Jefferson) MS; d. Waco (McLennan) TX; m. (?) ROSE (H/O    LOVY     MILDRED MARTIN).
vi.   KATHERINE TOMMIE MARTIN, b. 03 July 1892, Axtell (McLennan) TX; d. 21 March 1979, Waco (McLennan) TX.
m. Albert Henry Schwarz in Waco, McLennan, Tx.




2 thoughts on “Francis Martin Family”

  1. Seth Samuel and Adaline Farris Martin were my gg-grandparents. There son Mid-Frank Martin was my g-grandfather (he was not a good husband or father). His son William Samuel Martin was my grandfather, and his second oldest child of 8 Delphia Elizabeth Martin Tumlinson is my mother. I am Debora Kay Tumlinson.

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