William Edward Martin

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Timeline for Great Great Grandpa William Edward Martin

I was provided a summary of the Martin family history by my great aunt, Eileen. It was created by her sister-in-law, Melba and Melba's source were my great great aunts: Jenny and Rosie.

William Edward Martin was born 5 February 1832 in the Anderson District of South Carolina to Harriet McGhee and John Martin. Great Great Grandpa William Edward Martin had siblings:

  • Luella Martin, an adventurer who never married, discovered gold in Mexico
  • John Martin, settled in Louisana, was a large land owner
  • Tolliver Martin, never married, moved to Memphis, Tennessee, owned a number of warehouses to store cotton, died of TB
  • Sarah Martin, sister, married but no other information known

According to the family lore, John Martin was born in Holland and his wife, Harriet McGhee, was born in Dublin, Ireland.

Census Records

1880 Census Record should be in Etowah County, Alabama Unable to find

1880 Agricultural Census Etowah County, Alabama Township 10

Neighbors included:

Sneed, John
Murphree, Morgan
Morton, Marshall
Martin, William, owner, 30 acres tilled, 200 acres woodland, value $700 including land, fences and buildings, $15 value of implements, $140 value of livestock (I am not sure that this is the correct William Martin. There are 2 in Etowah County, Alabama).

1880 Agricultural Census Hale County, Alabama, Beat 12

Wiggins, Jno. W. rents for fixed money, 28 acres tilled, value of farm buildings $200, $60 value of implements, $175 value of livestock
John Wiggins is married to Sarah Frierson, sister of Katherine Ogie Frierson Force Martin. It would appear that this is the Henry Clay Force farm that Peter Evans Force mentions in his Letter from Peter Evans Force (1868-1930) to Uncle Manning F. Force.

1900 Census Record Oxford, Sumter, Florida

William E Martin
Age: 67
Estimated birth year: abt 1833
Birthplace: South Carolina
Relationship to head-of-house: Head
Spouse's name: Katie
Race: White
Occupation: farmer
Married 20 or 30 years
Household Members: Name Age
William E Martin 67, born Feb. 1833, South Carolina, father born: South Carolina, mother born: South Carolina
Katie Martin 55, born Jan 1855, 8 children born, 6 living, born: Alabama father born: South Caroline mother born: Virgina
Mannie C Force 24, son, born 1875, Alabama, father born: South Carolina, mother born: Alabama
William M Martin 15, son, born 1887, born: Alabama, father born: South Carolina, mother born: Alabama
Harley M Force 2, grandson, Dec 1897, Alabama, father born: Alabama, mother born: Alabama

It is interesting that next door is another Martin Family.
Harmon E Martin born abt 1872, born Florida, father born: Georgia, mother born: Alabama, White Head
Florence D V Martin born abt 1871, Florida White Wife
Pearl A Martin, born abt 1890 Florida White Daughter
Adson l Martin, born abt 1894 Florida White Son
Renbe v Martin, born abt 1897 Florida White Daughter

And just a little farther down the road is this Martin family:
David A Martin, born abt 1857 born: Florida father born: Georgia, mother born: Alabama White Head
Georgia A Martin, born abt 1861 Florida White Wife
Irvin E Martin, born abt 1880 Florida White Son
Ida M Martin, born abt 1884 Florida White Daughter
Walter C Martin, born abt 1889 Florida White Son
Bert E Martin, born abt 1891 Florida White Son


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