John Martin and Harriet McGhee

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  • Harriet McGhee born ca 1800 in either South Carolina or Dublin, Ireland
  • 5 Feb 1832 - Son, William Edward Martin born in Anderson District, South Carolina
  • Children: Luella Martin, John Martin, Tolliver Martin and daughter, Sarah Martin (Drew) born in South Carolina
  • John died before 1860 Census
  • Daughter Nancy Sara S. Martin Drew died before 1870 Census
  • Harriet died before 1880 Census

According to the family lore, John Martin was born in Holland and his wife, Harriet McGhee, was born in Dublin, Ireland. However, census records for Harriet lists her birthplace as South Carolina.

John had 2 brothers:

  • William Martin, who settled in South Carolina but died in Alabama
  • Tolliver Martin who settled in Virginia and had 10 children.

Census Records

1850 Cherokee, Alabama (next door to Etowah County, AL)

Name: William Drew
Age: 42
Birth Year: abt 1808
Birthplace: Georgia
Home in 1850: District 26, Cherokee, Alabama, USA
Gender: Male
Family Number: 533
Household Members:

William Drew 42
Elizabeth Drew 39
James Drew 16
Elizabeth J Drew 11
John Drew 9
Eliza A Drew 5
Catharin Drew 4
Edward M Hall 40

1860 Cherokee, Alabama

Harriet M Martin
Age: 60
Birth Year: abt 1800
Gender: Female
Birth Place: South Carolina Home in 1860: District 3, Cherokee, Alabama
Post Office: Gaylesville
Family Number: 712
Household Members:

James M M Drew 26
Nancy S S Drew 24
Eliza E V Drew 4
Cansus F Drew 2
Harriet M Martin 60

1870 Census in Walker County, GA

Note: Harriet is from South Carolina. While the names, William and Elizabeth Drew are James parents. Kansas is noted at Lulu in Aunt Jennie's notes.. Harriet died by the 1880 census.

Harriet Martin
Age in 1870: 74
Birth Year: abt 1796
Birthplace: South Carolina
Home in 1870: Subdivision 128, Walker, Georgia
Race: White
Gender: Female
Post Office: Fricks Gap

Household Members:

William Drew 64
Elizabeth Drew 58
Eliza Drew 21
James M Drew 36
Eliza Drew 13
Kanzas Drew 11
Nancy Drew 9
William Drew 7
John Drew 3
Harriet Martin 74
By 1880 both Harriet and Sara Martin Drew are dead.

1880 Census Brocks, Etowah, Alabama

Name: James Drew
Age: 45
Birth Year: abt 1835
Birthplace: Georgia
Home in 1880: Brocks, Etowah, Alabama
Race: White
Gender: Male
Relation to Head of House: Self (Head)
Marital Status: Widower
Father's Birthplace: Georgia
Mother's Birthplace: Georgia
Occupation: Farmer
Household Members:

James Drew 45
Nancey Drew 19
William D. Drew 16
John T. Drew 12
Omia Drew 4

My Martin Family
William Scott Martin
William Marvin Martin
William Edward Martin
John and Harriet McGhee Martin

Frierson / Force
Katherine Ogie Frierson Martin
Henry Clay Force, 1st husband

Harmon Eli Martin
Tolliver Martin
(John) Hawkins Martin

Martin Surname Etowah CO, AL
Martin Surname Sumter CO, FL

DNA - Gedmatch
  • T722133 and A352350 (quilterpatray)
  • T356644 (KS)
  • T030500 (brother Mike)
  • T555095 (sister Brenda)
  • T619264 (brother David)
  • A588813 (sister Carol)
  • A823899 (Auntie E)
  • T224209 (Cousin Tom) also completed Y-DNA with familytreedna
  • A676128 (Cousin Sandra)
  • A327125 (Cousin Candy)
  • Coming soon: Barbara