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Russell M. MARTIN
(abt. 1816-????)

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:

  1. Elisha R., b. 1840. (Married Catherine E. ????).
  2. Elizabeth J. "Betty", b. abt. 1842, d. bef 1898. (Married James M. FORD).
  3. Alexander Douglas, b. 1 Sep 1844, d. 19 May 1925. (Married (1) Virginia Ann Dill RAMSEY and (2) Maggie IVEY).
  4. Sarah Ann, b. 27 Jun 1846. (Married Alexander Prowl SMITH).
  5. Joseph C., b. abt. 1848, d. bef 1898.
  6. California, b. 1849. (Married Isaac PLUMLEE).
  7. James C., b. Dec 1851. (Married Anna A. ????).
  8. Eliza K., b. abt. 1855. (Married John McKinney BROWN).
  9. Allison R., b. Dec 1856. (Married Mary M. THURMAN).
  10. Susan A., b. Dec 1859. (Married Frank WOODHEAD).
  11. Albert Richard., b. 23 Apr 1862, d. 15 Mar 1863.
  12. William S. or L., b. 23 Mar 1864, d. 17 Jul 1883.

1840 Federal Census of Hamilton County, Tennessee
Page 152

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:
MARY
wife of
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:
KATE
wife of
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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