Francis Marion Martin

Francis Marion Martin

Birth
Livingston County, Kentucky, USA
Death 11 Jun 1903 (aged 73)
Navarro County, Texas, USA
Burial Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas, USA
Memorial ID 30520163 · View Source
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s/o: James Martin & Elizabeth Coffield.
h/o: 1st married Mary Hodge & 2nd married Angie Harle.

Francis' mother died when he was about 1 year of age. His father died in 1838. Francis was placed in the care of William Northern Hodge, to be raised by him.
In the 1840 Livingston County, Kentucky census, William Northern Hodge is living nine houses down from his cousin William Carroll Hodge.
In the 1870 Navarro County, Texas census, Francis is 40 years of age, a farmer and living with his daughter; Marion, who is 15 years of age.

Francis was a member of the Texas State Senate in 1859, 1879-1881.
He served in the Confederate Army during the Civil War. Francis was Captain, at age 35 years, of the Navarro County Volunteers. He Joined Bass Regiment. His biography of the "Lone Star State" states that Francis was soon discharged because he was in ill health and unable to serve.
He was a delegate to Texas state constitutional convention 1875. He was the Lieutenant Governor of Texas from 1883-1885, and he was Prohibition candidate for Governor of Texas in 1888.

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Obituary:
Marion Martin
Died Jun. 1903

June 11, 1903
Hon. Marion Martin Dead
Was at One Time Lieutenant Governor of Texas
Corsicana, Tex, June 11. - Hon. Marion Martin, aged 78 years, died at an early hour this morning and will be buried tomorrow afternoon. The deceased was at one time prominent in Texas politics, having been Lieutenant Governor of the State, and also serving as State Senator. He was also a member of the constitutional convention of 1878.
Mr. Martin was a large land owner in Navarro County. He leaves a widow and two sons.


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  • Created by: Beth Ivie-Allen
  • Added: 12 Oct 2008
  • Find A Grave Memorial 30520163
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Francis Marion Martin (1 Apr 1830–11 Jun 1903), Find A Grave Memorial no. 30520163, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro County, Texas, USA ; Maintained by Beth Ivie-Allen (contributor 24114498) .