Russell M. MARTIN
Russell M. MARTIN was born abt. 1816 in Tennessee, the son of an unknown MARTIN and Anna ????. A good deal of my data concerning Russell MARTIN was taken from two books, as well as census data. The first was "Leaves From the Family Tree" by Penelope Johnson Allen, 1982, Southern Historical Press, Easley, South Carolina, pg. 259. The second source was "Compendium of Biography: Including Biographical Sketches of Prominent Old Settlers and Representative Citizens of Part of the Cumberland Region of Tennessee..."; 1898; Geo. A. Ogle & Co., Chicago, Illinois; reprinted 1980, Southern Historical Press, Easley, South Carolina, pgs. 343-344.
Russell was married abt. 1839, probably in Hamilton County, Tennessee to Mary ROGERS, daughter of Elisha and Sarah "Sally" THURMAN. To this marriage were born 12 children:
- Elisha R., b. 1840. (Married Catherine E. ????).
- Elizabeth J. "Betty", b. abt. 1842, d. bef 1898. (Married James M. FORD).
- Alexander Douglas, b. 1 Sep 1844, d. 19 May 1925. (Married (1) Virginia Ann Dill RAMSEY and (2) Maggie IVEY).
- Sarah Ann, b. 27 Jun 1846. (Married Alexander Prowl SMITH).
- Joseph C., b. abt. 1848, d. bef 1898.
- California, b. 1849. (Married Isaac PLUMLEE).
- James C., b. Dec 1851. (Married Anna A. ????).
- Eliza K., b. abt. 1855. (Married John McKinney BROWN).
- Allison R., b. Dec 1856. (Married Mary M. THURMAN).
- Susan A., b. Dec 1859. (Married Frank WOODHEAD).
- Albert Richard., b. 23 Apr 1862, d. 15 Mar 1863.
- William S. or L., b. 23 Mar 1864, d. 17 Jul 1883.
1840 Federal Census of Hamilton County, Tennessee
Head of Household: R. M. MARTIN
Free White Males: 1 - 20-30;
Free White Females: 1 - 15-20.
1850 Federal Census of Hamilton County, Tennessee
Enumeration Date: 29 Aug 1850
M432, Roll #881, Page #745, Dwelling #62, Family #62
NAME AGE SEX OCCUPATION R/E VALUE BIRTHPLACE Russell MARTIN 34 M Farmer $600 Tennessee Mary MARTIN 26 F Tennessee Elisha MARTIN 10 M Tennessee Elizabeth MARTIN 8 F Tennessee Alexander MARTIN 6 M Tennessee Sarah MARTIN 4 F Tennessee Joseph MARTIN 3 M Tennessee California MARTIN 1 F Tennessee
1860 Federal Census of District No. 3, Chattanooga P.O., Hamilton County, Tennessee
Enumeration Date: 20 Jul 1860
M653, Roll #1253, Page #19, Dwelling #1757, Family #1759
NAME AGE SEX OCCUPATION R/E VALUE P/E VALUE BIRTHPLACE R. N. MARTIN 43 M Farmer $425 $500 Tennessee Mary MARTIN 36 F Tennessee Elisha MARTIN 20 M Tennessee Elizabeth MARTIN 18 F Tennessee Douglass MARTIN 15 M Tennessee Sarah MARTIN 14 F Tennessee California MARTIN 12 F Tennessee James MARTIN 9 M Tennessee Eliza MARTIN 5 F Tennessee Allison MARTIN 3 M Tennessee Susan MARTIN 8/12 F Tennessee
1870 Federal Census of 2nd Civ. District, 13th Subdivision, Chattanooga P.O., Hamilton County, Tennessee
Enumeration Date: 23 Jun 1870
M593, Roll # , Page #521, Dwelling #151, Family #151
NAME SEX AGE OCCUPATION R/E VALUE P/E VALUE BIRTHPLACE Russell M. MARTIN M 53 Farmer $500 $545 Tennessee Mary MARTIN F 47 Keeping House Tennessee James C. MARTIN M 18 Labors on Farm Tennessee Eliza K. MARTIN F 16 At Home Tennessee Allison R. MARTIN M 13 At Home Tennessee Susan A. MARTIN F 10 At Home Tennessee William S. MARTIN M 6 At Home Tennessee
Mary died on 10 May 1873 and is buried in Red Bank Cemetery in Hamilton County. Her headstone reads:
R. M. MARTIN
Aug. 3, 1824 (or 1823; have seen both dates in extractions)
Mary 10, 1873
Russell appears to have remarried, as there is a "Kate, wife of R. M. MARTIN" buried beside him as well. Russell died on 11 Nov 1894 in Hamilton County, Tennessee and is buried next to Mary and Kate. His headstone reads:
R. M. MARTIN
Dec. 16, 1816
Nov. 11, 1894
Servant of God well done
Rest from thy loved employ
The battle the victory won
Enter thy master's joy.
Kate, Russell's apparent second wife has a headstone that reads:
R. M. MARTIN
Oct. 13, 1825
Aug. 14, 1892
If you can add any information to the above data or have any questions, please contact me. Thank you!
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