This little booklet is an extension of the Martin portion of a book that I self-published in late 2014 entitled The Pioneer Williams Families of Smith Township, Posey County, Indiana and their Allen, Cater, Davis, Harmon, Johnson/Johnston, Journey, Lowe, Martin, Prewitt/Pruitt and Rook Connections.1 It contains by far the most detailed published account of Elder James Martin’s life and family. This new work has been created to document additional facts and sources related to the lives of Elder James Martin and his brother Simon.
Elder James Martin is very unique among people of his era, in that he left a very detailed record of his life in various public records: militia lists, land records, marriage returns, court cases, elections, Census records, tax rolls, etc. These details allow his whereabouts in five states/colonies and ten different jurisdictions to be recorded in considerable detail. In this work and the earlier Williams book, it is possible to find record of him in the following years and locations (probably less than a third of these records had been documented by published researchers prior to the Williams book):
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Malone, Steve and Folklife Archives, Manuscripts &, "Elder James Martin and his brother Simon Martin" (2019). Genealogical Records. Paper 143.