|| 1849 - 1926|
||1 Nov 1849
||29 May 1926
|Cause: Prostatis, Exhaustion |
||Hamilton Beeman Cemetery, Retreat, Navarro Co., TX
||76 years |
||Extended Families of Childress
||19 May 2013 |
||William M Martin, b. 1826, Rockingham, NC , d. 26 Sep 1870, Lexington, Henderson Co., TN (44 years) |
||Mary M Young, b. 16 Jan 1825, Rockingham Co., NC , d. 22 Dec 1880, Retreat, Navarro County, TX (55 years) |
||24 Jun 1847
||Wentworth, Rockingham County, North Carolina
||Martha Virginia Cunningham, b. 10 Mar 1852, Henderson Co TN , d. 6 Dec 1905, Navarro Co., TX (53 years) |
||Lexington, Henderson Co., TN
| ||1. William "Willie" Jesse Martin, b. 17 Feb 1872, Henderson Co TN , d. 15 May 1911 (39 years)|
| ||2. Nora Martin, b. 5 May 1874, Henderson Co TN , d. 21 Sep 1891 (17 years)|
| ||3. Dora Martin, b. Dec 1875, Retreat, Navarro Co., TX , d. 5 Sep 1905 (~ 29 years)|
| ||4. George Newton "Newt" Martin, b. 12 May 1878, Retreat, Navarro Co., TX , d. 20 Jun 1904, Near Pryor, Navarro Co., TX (26 years)|
| ||5. Joseph Elijah "Lige" Martin, b. 13 Mar 1879, Retreat TX Navarro Co., TX , d. 22 Jun 1948, Corsicana, TX (69 years)|
| ||6. John Robert Martin, b. 22 Feb 1886, Retreat, TX , d. 1 Jan 1933, Retreat, TX (46 years)|
| ||7. John William Martin, b. 20 May 1887, Navarro Co TX , d. 7 Jun 1887, Navarro Co TX (0 years)|
| ||8. Dock Johnson "DJ" Martin, b. 19 Jul 1888, Navarro Co., TX , d. 22 Nov 1964, Corsicana, TX (76 years)|
| ||9. Elbert Roy Martin, b. 1 Sep 1890, Corsicana, TX , d. 13 Feb 1952, Fort Worth, TX (61 years)|
| ||10. Virginia "Jennie" Martin, b. 9 Oct 1896, Retreat, Navarro Co., TX , d. 8 Oct 1963, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX (66 years)|
||George Wesley Martin|
Hamilton Beeman Cemetery, Retreat, Navarro Co., TX
Hamilton Beeman Cemetery, Retreat, Navarro Co., TX
GEORGE WESLEY MARTIN FAMILY
George Wesley Martin. the son of William and Mary (M.) Elizabeth (Young) Martin. was born November 1, 1849. in Johnson County. near Raleigh. North Carolina. William Martin was probably born in Rockingham. North Carolina. He died August 26. 1870, and was buried in North Carolina.
Notes for GEORGE WESLEY MARTIN:
His grave has a CSA marker. However, Tim Childress has discovered that service was not his, it was for another unrelated man named George Martin born in 1843 in Butler Co AL. This other man died in Leon Co TX. His CSA record was attributed in error to our George Wesley Martin.
After the civil war ended. George Wesley Martin. his widowed mother Mary (M.) Elizabeth Martin. two brothers. Bazely and Joe, three sisters. Harriet. Bell and Caroline. left Johnson County, North Carolina. by covered wagon, They came to Lexington. Tennessee, where George Wesley married Martha Virginia Cunningham.
In 1871. the family started to Texas by wagon train. The Young and Story families, along with other families and relatives joined the wagon train. They came to Lamar County, Texas, where they stayed one year before coming on to Navarro County. Retreat. Texas where they settled and reared their family. Mary (M.) Elizabeth Martin died at Retreat and was buried in Hamilton Cemetery.
To George Wesley and Martha Virginia Martin were born eleven children. nine of whom survived, They were William Jesse, Nora. Dora. Joseph Elijah, Newt, John Robert. Dock J., Roy E., and Martha Virginia (Jennie) . These were all born and reared at Retreat.
1895 Corsicana, TX directory: G. W. Martin, Horse Raiser,
More About GEORGE WESLEY MARTIN:
Burial: Hamilton Beeman Cemetery, Buried next to his mother
- Name: G. W. Martin
Death date: 29 May 1926
Death place: Corsicana, Navarro, Texas
Race or color (on document):
Age at death: 76 years 6 months 28 days
Estimated birth year: 1850
Father's name: Wm. Martin
Mother's name: Young
Film number: 2114142
Digital GS number: 4056649
Image number: 1697
Reference number: Item 5 19052
Collection: Texas Deaths, 1890-1976
- WILL OF G.W. MARTIN
STATE OF TEXAS *
COUNTY OF NAVARRO *
* KNOW ALL MEN BY THESE PRESENTS: THAT
I, George Wesley Martin, being of good health, sound mind, and disposing memory, and realizing the uncertainty of life do make and hereby publish and declare this to be my last will and testament:
First: It is my will that I be given a christian burial and that a good and suitable monument be erected at the grave of myself and my beloved deceased wife, also a neat and suitable monument or monuments erected at the graves of my deceased children.
Second: I will and direct that as soon as convenient after my death, my executor or executors, pay my funeral expenses and all my just and legal debts out of my personal estate, as far as it may.
Third: I appoint my sons, J.E. Martin and E.R. Martin, in whom I have full faith and confidence that they will carry out my desires herein expressed, to the best interests of my estate and to each of the legatees herein mentioned, as joint executors of this my last will and testament and direct that they do not be required to give bond or security as such.
Fourth: I hereby authorize and empower my said executors, or whichever of my said sons shall accept and act as such, to sell and dispose of any portion of my said estate, at public or private sale and in the manner and at the time or times that may seem to them best and to the best interest of my estate, for the purpose of paying such of my just debts as remains after exhausting my personal property and to pay the legacies herein bequeathed.
Fifth: I give, devise, and bequeath, to my son J.E. Martin, an undivided one-eighth (1/8) interest of my said estate.
Sixth: I give, devise, and bequeath, to my son J.R. Martin, an undivided one-eighth (1/8) interest of my said estate.
Seventh: I give, devise, and bequeath, to my son E.R. Martin, an undivided one-eighth (1/8) interest of my said estate.
Eighth: I give, devise, and bequeath, to my son D.J. Martin, an undivided one-eighth (1/8) interest of my said estate.
Ninth: I give, devise, and bequeath, to my daughter, Mrs. Jennie Childress, an undivided one-eighth (1/8) interest of my said estate.
Tenth: It is my will and desire, that should any of my above named children precede me in death, leaving any children surviving them and in that event I will, devise and bequeath the said share that said beneficiary would have taken if living, to my grandchildren, share and share alike, per capita.
That is to say, there were eight children born unto the union of myself and my beloved wife, Martha V. Martin, deceased, and it is my will and desire that each of said children that are living at the time of my death shall take and receive, under this my last will and testament, one-eighth (1/8) of my said estate and the remaining part of my said estate, shall go to my grandchildren share and share alike in per capita.
Therefore in the event that any of my above named children shall precede me in death, leaving issue surviving, that portion of my estate hereinafter bequeathed and devised to my grandchildren (in paragraph Eleven hereof) shall be increased in the proportion of one-eighth (1/8) for each of the above named children that precede me in death.
Eleven: I give and bequeath the remaining undivided three-eighths (3/8) interest in my said estate to my grandchildren, children of my deceased children, in equal proportion, that is to say, they shall take and share per capita not per stirpes; subject however to the following conditions:
A. Such grandchild as is of the age of twenty-one years or over at the time of my death shall take his or her share in, fee.
B. To such grandchild or grandchildren as have not become of age of twenty-one years at the time of my death, I will and direct, that their said interest and share shall be held in trust for said legatee individually, by the aforesaid executors and that shall safely invest said legacy and legacies of such minor child or children, the income or rental from which, shall be used to the benefit, education, support, or maintenance of said minor or minors.
C. That as each minor grandchild, shall become of the age of twenty-one years the executors and trustees herein named shall give and turn over to said legatee his or her share as aforesaid, directed, in fee. It is further my will and desire that said trustees do not in any way encumber or mortgage any share of said minors property.
Twelveth: It is further my will and desire that the community interests of my dearly beloved wife, Martha V. Martin, who preceded me in death in about the year A.D. 1905, be disposed of and divided among and between our said children and grandchildren, in the same way and proportion as hereinbefore set out, that is to say, five-eighths, (5/8) of said estate to go to our said five living children in equal shares (per capita) and the remaining three-eighths (3/8) of said estate to go to our said grandchildren, children of our deceased children, in equal shares, (per capita).
All the community interest of my said deceased wife was an undivided half interest in the 357 acres of land, parts of the Frayer, Goodlow, and Highnote surveys, in Navarro County, Texas except 50 acres thereof which was my separate property. All the rest of my property of which I may die seized and possessed of, in my separate and individual estate.
Thirteenth: By this my last will and testament I have disposed of my estate after due consideration of the respective needs and rights of all persons, and all benefits herein conferred are conferred upon the express condition that the beneficiaries hereof acquiesce in this my last will and testament and all the provisions thereof, and in any and all codicils thereto: if any beneficiary under this my last will and testament, or any person who, if I died intestate would be entitled to any part of my estate, should either in his or her name, or in the name of another, either directly or indirectly contest, controvent, dispute, or call into question the validity of this my last will and testament or any of its provisions, or any codicil thereto, such person or beneficiary shall take nothing by reason of this my last will and testament, or any of itís provisions, but shall forfeit all right and claim thereunder; and any portion of my estate to which any person or beneficiary so opposing would be entitled, I give, devise and bequeath the same to the other beneficiaries herein named in the proportion they would have received hereunder were such contestant or contestors not herein mentioned or included.
In witness there whereof, I have hereunto set my hand this 19th day of February. A.D., 1919 in the presence of John R. Curington and A. Frost Justiss, who attest to the same at my request.
George Wesley Martin
The above instrument was now, here subscribed by George Wesley Martin, the testator, in our presence; and we, at his request and in his presence, signed our names hereto as attesting witnessed.
Jno. R. Curington
A. Frost Justiss
Copy located in family papers. Not sure if this copy matches filed in County records.
- [S102] Family Sheet Prepared by Lilly Martin.
- [S171] Texas Death Index 1890-1976.
- [S343] Tim Childress.