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James Wyley Martin Family

Submitted by: Dave Martin

James Wyley Martin and his wife, Sarah Francis (Young) Martin settled in Garvin County between 1890 -1900.  They came to Indian Territory from Blackwood Township, Howard County, Arkansas.   This is where they were married  and where several of their children were born.    They are on the 1900 U.S. Census , Indian territory , Chickasaw Nation.    Each following U.S. Census they are still residing in the same location.   Around Walker township just East of Pauls Valley.  

Also my grandfather Joseph Franklin Martin (son of Jim Martin) and his wife, Edith Anabelle (Ferguson) Martin have resided in Garvin County for their lifetime.    They have lived in Lindsay, Wynnewood areas.   However, they were residing in Wynnewood area  (Walker township) during the birth of my Father, Joe Henry Martin (b. 1925 d. 1963)    As you can see several generations of Martins have lived in Garvin County.    Of this same line of descent there are still  some living in Garvin County. Several in Pauls Valley and some around Maysville area.

All relatives mentioned above are buried in Oaklawn Cemetery in Wynnewood, Oklahoma.

Below is a letter (with Spelling) from my great grandmother to her half-brother, James Edward Perrin about the death of their mother.   Francis was the only daughter of James Young Jr.  who died as a prisoner of war in the civil war in Petersburg, Virginia.   Likely she NEVER saw her father .
 

Sept the 10 1923
Wynnewood, Okla
Route 1 Box 39
 
Mr J E. Perrien
 
  My only Brother I will write and let you know our dere mother is dead. She died the 3 of this month. Oh Brother I wish you would of went to see her she wanted to see you so bad., She had bin sick a week when I went toher. She had Broncle penumonia then emfinmashe (?) set up. She was mortifide before breath left her. Ah brother is eams like I just canít ever get over it. She call me to the last. Oh if you had of bin with her before she died I would of bin satisfied. Oh if I could see you all about it. Brother please tell me why you didnít come to see her. Brother we never will see our dere mother in this world iney more but thank God I will see her in Glory for I know she went to heaven
For she talk to her father and mother and she told me my father was with her.Oh brother the stars gliterd over her brest while she was dying. Well I hope to see you some day - will tell you all about it. Well this leaves me well and I trust to God this will find you well. From you loving Sister Francis Martin to my only brother J.E. Perrien. Write soon.

p.s. Say Brother I will send you a scrap of her berring dress.

 From Sister to  Brother.
 

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