South Carolina, USA
South Carolina, USA
MARY MARTIN 1756 - UNK
Williamsburg County, SC, Deed Book A, p. 270, 1811:
William Clark, attorney for Joseph Clark, who resides out of state, sold to James Martin, for $250, 100 acres bequeathed by Henry Clark to Joseph Clark, on North side of Black River. Wit: Joseph Tolar, Moses Hickson. Rec. 11 Aug. 1814.
"To William Clark, Williamsburg.
Ameet [Amite] County [Mississippi], June the 2, 1811.
I now set down to write you that myself and family is well and is doing well. I have nothing very particular to inform you of, only that I have sold my lands in Wilkson County for three negroes and three hundred dollars and has purchased land five miles east of that on Beever Creek in the Ameet County for one hundred sixty dollars where I have settled, I expect, for life, as my family is getting somewhat large, we have but four children, as yet, two boys and two girls, who with ourselves and six negroes do not experience one weeks sickness in twelve months. Our lands is rich and fertile, whereon we can make the greatest plenty. Our water is pure and good and our country is pleasant both summer and winter. All the necessities of life can be had here as cheap as they came in South Carolina. ... I and family desires to be remembered to my mother and brother, and Uncle Matthew Martin and Uncle Hugh Smith and all other enquiring friends. I have never received but one letter from any of you, that was yours dated May 24th, 1809. My wife and children joins me in love to you and yours. I remain your loving and affectionate brother till death.
(Signed) Joseph Clark.
P.S. I would be glad you write me how my Mother and Brother, and Uncle Matthew Martin and Uncle Hugh Smith and Uncle William Smith is making out, and how you are doing yourself."
The references to "Uncles" in this letter would seem to indicate that "Uncle Matthew Martin's" wife was Mary Smith, dau. of John Smith, Sr. The Smith and Martin families had many deeds and land grants on Maiden Down Swamp. They show on tax lists living in close vicinity.
Others in the Smith family: "Uncle Hugh Smith" b.c. 1748 wife Eliz. Anderson, James Smith b.c 1750 neighbor of Matthew Martin on Buck Swamp and Maiden Down Samp, Sarah Smith mar. Enos Tart, Henry Clark mar. Martha Smith, Mourning Smith b.c. 1758 mar. Jesse Bryant, Sr. (dau. Mourning Bryant mar. Aaron Martin, son of John Martin), "Uncle William Smith" b.c. 1760, Cealy Smith mar. Benjamin Harrelson, Martha Smith mar. Willis Finklea and moved to Monroe Co., Ala., and Samuel Smith, Sr.
Matthew Martin (1755 - 1835)
Specifically: Buried next to Matthew Martin, RS. Plot was on George R. Reaves property in 1927
Created by: Epictetus
Record added: Mar 02, 2014
Find A Grave Memorial# 125785399
Added: Mar. 4, 2014