WILLIAM NELSON MARTIN

 
1873 - 25 January
- William Nelson Martin was born in CrawCoMo. & is the son of Joseph Martin (born ?1839?) - & Joseph Martin appears to be a descendant of Dabney Martin.  And there is evidence indicating that these Martins & my Martin family may be connected.

1880 - Nelson is listed as an orphan living with the S. Eliza & H. John Godbey family in Union T., CrawCoMo.  John H. & S. Eliza Godbey were the parents-in-law of Sophia Ann Martin Godbey who was daughter of Dabney Martin. Gives his parents birthplace as Missouri.  My Daniel Martin & his family also resided in CrawCoMo. & later WashCoMo

1895 - Mr. W.N. Martin of Davisville, CrawCoMo over 21 to Mrs. Belle Todd of Davisville, CrawCoMo, over 18 married 22 Sept. 1895 by James R. Dickens JP at the home of W. Martin CrawCoMo.

1900 - In the 1900 census Neslon Martin & his wife Isabella were living next door to James & Margie Martin in Webb Township, Reynolds Co., Mo. There were two children in the Isabell & Nelson Martin household: Angie & Elise TODD.  They were listed as step-daughters to Nelson Martin. Nelson's birth year is given as Jan. 1872Birthplace of father: Tennessee  James Martin's father's birthplace was also listed as Tennessee.

1903 - Isabelle Martin dies of consumption & is buried in Skaggs Cem., CrawCoMo.

1906 - Nelson Martin marries Della Riggs approx. 1906

1910 - Wm. Nelson & his wife Della & family are living in CrawCoMo.

1920 - Nelson & Della & family are living in CrawCoMo - gives birthplace of Nelson's father as Tenn. & mother as Missouri.

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1922 - 15 December William Nelson Martin dies in St. Louis, Mo.  However his death certificate gives his name as William D. Martin.  Gives father's name as Joseph Martin.  Name of mother "unknown" - birthplace of parents "unknown"  Della Martin was the informant. Address: 1254a S. Vandeventer ward 7.  Gives place of burial: Steelville, CrawCoMo.  However the cemetery records gives his name as W. M. Martin.

1924 - Circa 1923 or 24 Della remarries to John Lane

1930 - Della & her children Helma, Elmer, Floyd are living in St. Louis

 

Children of Wm. Nelson Martin & Isabelle:

Elsie Pearl - b: 1 March 1900 Cape Girardeau, Mo. - d: 19 July 1973 Salem buried Memorial Park Cem. St. Louis, Mo. (veterans plot) - m: Cyrus Ross Beezley in 1926

 

Children of Wm. Nelson Martin & Della:

Mabel - b: 6 June 1907 - d: 14 July 1983 buried: Steelville Cem. - m: Mr. Paulk

Elmer - b: 1912 - living in St. Louis in 1930

Floyd T. - b: 1915 -living in St. Louis in 1930, 1940 living at 1245 Vandeventer Ave. ward 16, listed as single& living with his mother & step-father, occupation: loader with wholesale bed factory, education: completed 8th grade - no birthplace of parents

Helma - b: 1918 - d: 2005 buried: Calvary Cem. St. Louis   m: Edward V. Rankin - living in St. Louis in 1930

Jerean - b:

 

Children of Della & John Lane:

Betty B. - b: 1925 m: Mr. Davis - 1940 living in St.Louis on Vendeventer Ave. with parents Della & John Long

Reba J. - b:     m: Mr. Long - 1940 living in St.Louis on Vendeventer Ave. with parents Della & John Long

 

MISCELLANEOUS:

There were also other Martin families in the 1900 Reynolds County, Missouri census:

In Carroll Township

James M. Martin & wife Martha W., children Martha & James.

Jesse Martin - b: 22 Aug 1877 - d: 27 Aug 1956 Cem: Estep, Reynolds Co.Mo. - m: Julia Ann Johnson - father: Robert Nathan Martin 1848 - 1914 - Children: Robert Ray Martin - Violet Daisy Martin - From Death Cert: born Reynolds CoMo, Parents: Sarah Tucker & Robert Martin, died: Belgrade, WashCoMo, buried: Toms Creek Cem. near Bunker, Mo.

Jackson Township:

Ning (Nighhill) Martin - b: 4 Apr. 1852 ReynoldsCoMo - d: 14 Oct 1942 - m: Liza, children - Walter, Allen, Stella, George - Ning is brother to John A. Martin - Could not find Death Cert. for Ning.

John A. Martin - b: 1 Jan 1844 RoaneCo. Tenn. - d: 25 Nov. 1916 Reynolds Co. Mo. - m: Mrs. Susan Parks 6 Jun 1886 in Reynolds Co., MO - parents: George William Martin (1819 Tenn - 1899) Elizabeth Asher - John A. is brother to Ning Martin. Death Cert for John A. Martin:  b:Tenn., Parents: Elizabeth Asher & G.W. Martin, father born Tenn. - John A. fell dead of heart failure while talking. Buried:  Martin Cem., Bunker, Mo.
 

Lesterville Township:

Sim J. Martin (b:1855), wife Martha, children - Sim, Ellis, name illegible, Murtle

 

From: Ozark Hills Friends & Neighbors by: Ken Fiebelman:
Isabell "Belle" Todd Martin - b: 7/14/1871 CrawCoMo - d: 7/15/1903 of consumption - first marriage was to George W. Todd - 2 children: Eugie & Litle - 2nd marriage was to William Nelson Martin - one daughter: Elsie Pearl b: 3/1/1900 Cape Girardeau - (7/19/1973, Salem - m: Cyrus Ross Beezley 1926, both bur. Memorial Park Cem. St. Louis - Veterans plot).  W. Nelson Martin later married Della Frances Riggs - children: Jerean, Floyd, Elmer, Mabel Paulk, Helma Rankin, Betty Davis, & Reba Long.  Della Martin later married a Lane - she died 1951 & is buried in Steelville Cem.

I have not yet been able to determine how Nelson Martin connects to my Martin family. Isabella is buried in Skaggs Cemetery in Crawford Co. near Shoal Creek where Daniel Martin, James' father, is buried. The picture at left was photographed in 1989. It gives her husband's name as W.N. Martin.

 

 

JOSEPH MARTIN

1839 - b: Missouri or Ky. & ?is the son of Thomas L Martin?

1860 - living in CrawCoMo according to census - Joseph born 1839
30 |    14 |    14 | Martin          Thos L           |       M     |
  31 |    14 |    14 | Martin          Sarah           |       F      |
  32 |    14 |    14 | Martin          Reuben L     |    25 M   | Black Smith |   350   124 | Ky  - 13 Sept. 1834 Ky. - 30 May 1916 Steelville - father Thomas L. Martin
  33 |    14 |    14 | Martin          Joseph M     |    21 M   | 
  34 |    14 |    14 | Martin          Sophiah        |    16 F    |
  35 |    14 |    14 | Martin          Mary A        |    14 F    |
  36 |    14 |    14 | Martin          J M              |    12 F    |
  37 |    14 |    14 | Martin          N F              |    11 F    |
  38 |    14 |    14 | Martin          D C              |     6 U    |              

 

186? - Joseph married: Mary Skaggs according to public member trees on ancestry

1870 - living in CrawCoMo according to census - there were only two Joseph Martins in CrawCoMo one born 1839 & the other 1867

1878 - wife died circa 1878

1880 - Joseph is living Cuba, CrawCoMo. with 2 daughters & Thomas Boyer step-son  - three houses from Lindsey Martin - occupation: blacksmith -  widower - father born Va - mother Ky

1890 - found a Joseph Martin on the veterans census living in St. Louis but don't know if it is this Joseph Martin.  No Joseph in CrawCoMo

1900 - Joseph Martin b: 1837 in CrawCoMo in census w/wife Minnie

1910 - No Joseph or Minnie  in CrawCoMo

1912 - death cert. for Joseph M. Martin - b: 17 Oct. 1838 Casey, Ky. - father: ?Thomas? Martin mother unk. - occupation: black?smith? - d: 18 Oct. 1912 Springfield, Greene, Mo. - buried: National Cem.  - Informant: Mrs. R. ?Haney?, St. Louis.

1925 - death cert. for Joseph Martin (wf. Minnie) - Joseph b: 11 Aug. 1839 - d: 26 Apr. 1925 at Farmington State Hosp. #4 & buried in hospital cemetery.  Occupation: blacksmith - b: Dayton, Ohio - father:  Bill Martin mother: unknown birthplace of mother: Germany

 

Children of Joseph M. Martin:

Joseph - b: 1867

William Nelson - b: 1873 CrawCoMo - d: 1922 St. Louis, Mo. buried: Steelville, CrawCoMo.

Lee A. Belle - b: 1874

Hallie Dale - b: 1876 CrawCoMo - Ancestry gives Joseph Sr. name as Joseph M. Martin

 

MISCELANEOUS:

Nelson Martin(1860 Census) CrawfordMissouri abt 1816 - age 44

http://genealogytrails.com/mo/crawford/Deaths/MDeaths.htm - http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~caulleyfamilyinfo/MissouriMarriages/Crawford18881897VolumeE.txt