Sunday, September 28, 2008

Richard N. Martin

The following is from the book, Neely-Martin Descendants, by Louise Neely, Privately published in Dallas, Texas; 1982.
pg 55-56

"Of the men listed in the Clark Manuscript (it can be read in the Library of Cooke Co. Junior College at Gainesville), three of them were related to the Neely-Martin families, either directly or by marriage.
Richard N. Martin was the son of Charles N. and Euphamy Martin. He had married his cousin Cynthia Ann Neely, the daughter of Charles Neely, Jr., and Sarah (Martin) Neely who had settled in Dallas County. Richard left two young sons. His younger brother, Thomas, came to Cooke Co. from Hood Co., Texas and took Richard's body back to Hood Co. by oxcart for burial."
"Another was Barnibus Burch who was an old man in his seventies and almost 'bed ridden with rhymatiz'; what we now call arthritis. He was one of the two or three men who were hauled to Gainesville in a wagon because he could not mount a horse. His daughter, Elizabeth Ann was the second wife of James Martin Neeley, Jr. ..."
"The third man (connected to the Martin-Neely family) hanged was D.M. Leffel. He was the father of James Perry Leffel, who first married Malinda Jane Martin, the daughter of Charles N. and Euphamy Martin. Malinda Jane was the only sister of Richard N. Martin, who was hanged. After the death of Malinda Jane, Perry Leffel married her widowed mother, Euphamy Martin, who was 29 years his senior. He later married the oldest daughter of James Martin Neely, Jr. She was Laura Ann (Neely) Martin, the widow of Jim Martin, a son of Charles N. and Euphamy Martin and another brother of Richard N. Martin (who was hanged.)"
"Soon after the hanging in Gainesville, the wife of Richard N. Martin, Cynthina (Neely) Martin, took her two young sons west to Dallas Co., Texas to the home of her mother - Sarah (Martin) Neely."

Richard N. Martin Family
Richard N. Martin was born in 1838 in Illinois. He died on 19 Oct 1862 in Gainesville, Cooke, Texas. He was buried in Hood, Texas. According to family tradition Richard's younger brother, Thomas, came to Gainesville from Hood County and took Richard's body back to Hood County by oxcart for burial. No actual burial site is known.
Richard married Cynthia Jane Neely (daughter of Charles Neely Jr. and Sarah I. Martin) on 28 May 1856. Cynthia was born in 1838 in Illinois. She died about 1870 in Texas.
Questions: Does anyone know the cause of Cynthia's early death?
What happened to their sons? Did they live to adulthood and marry? Are there any living descendants today??
Richard and Cynthia had the following children who were left orphans as a result of their parents early deaths:
1. Charles Francis Martin was born in 1858 in Texas.
(He is not listed in the 1860 census with parents who are living in Grandmother's household.)
2. James B. Martin was born about 1860 in Texas.
After his mother's death, James lived with her brother, F. M. Neely in 1880 Census.
(What happened to James after 1880???)
F. M. NEELY Self M Male W 40 Illinois Farmer KentuckyKentucky
Loucretia NEELY Wife M Female W 38 AL Keeping House AL---
John C. NEELY Son S Male W 10 Texas At Home IllinoisAL
Mary E. NEELY Dau S Female W 3 Texas Illinois AL
James MARTIN Other S Male W 20 Texas Laborer IllinoisIllinois
Source Information: Census Place Precinct 5, Dallas, Texas; Family History Library Film 1255299
NA Film Number T9-1299; Page Number 284B
1.1860 U.S. Census, Texas, Cooke County.
Name: Rich N Martin
Age in 1860: 22 Birth Year: abt 1838 Birthplace: Illinois
Home in 1860: Cooke, Texas Post Office: Gainesville
Value of real estate: $280; Value of personal estate: $137
Household Members:
Fama (Euphamia) Martin, 39, farming, 870/341, Illinois, cannot read or write
James W Martin, 10, Illinois
Samuel F Martin, 5, Texas
Orrange Martin, 3, Texas
Rich N. Martin, 22, m, farmer, 280/137, Illinois
Syntha J. Martin, 22, f, Illinios
Source Citation: Year: 1860; Census Place: , Cooke, Texas; Roll: M653_1291; Page: 228."
2. Book." Neely, Louise Y., Neely-Martin Descendants, Privately published in Dallas, Texas; 55

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Wow!!! So interesting! I am Jannie Martin. Johnnie Ray Martins youngest daughter. His dad is Johnie, and Johnie Dad was James B, and James's Dad was Richard N. I found out, while researching my tree, that Richard was hanged. What a horrible tragedy!! I left you a message on