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Dr John Wilson Martin

Dr John Wilson Martin

Birth
Virginia, USA
Death 11 Feb 1910 (aged 90)
Warren, Bradley County, Arkansas, USA
Burial Warren, Bradley County, Arkansas, USA
Memorial ID 5129644 · View Source
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"Dr. J. W. Martin, merchant, Warren, Ark. Dr. Martin is one of the pioneers of Bradley County, and during his eventful life has probably experienced more hardships than any other man in the county. He was born in Harrison County, Va., on June 8, 1819, and was the son of James and Edith (Wilson) Martin, natives of the Old Dominion, where they passed their entire lives. The father was of English descent, and a farmer by occupation. They reared a family of twelve children to maturity, and six are now living. Both grandfathers were soldiers in the Revolutionary War, and James Martin had in his possession a pair of forceps which his father used in pulling the teeth of soldiers during the Revolutionary War. Dr. J. W. Martin is the eldest living child born to his parents. He was reared and educated in his native State, remained on the farm until he was twenty-one years of age, and subsequently began the study of medicine under Dr. Clark, of Parkersburgh, Va. In 1844 he emigrated to Arkansas, came down the river to Lake Providence, thence on horseback to his designation. He located at Warren, the territory then consisting of Drew, Ashley, Cleveland and Calhoun Counties, and in the winter of 1845 he took a course of lectures in medicine at New Orleans. He began practicing in Warren in 1846, and continued at this until 1868, when he embarked in the mercantile business, which he has since carried on. During the four years of the war his practice was all charity, and he was obliged to turn his attention to his present business. The firm is now Martin & Goodwin. The Doctor has been a citizen of Bradley County, Arkansas for over forty-five years, and although he has been through a great deal of exposure, etc., he has lost but few days' business on account of sickness. He is the owner of considerable real estate, and is a wide-awake business man. He was married, in 1849, to Miss Mary E. Franklin, by whom he has had twelve children, eight now living: Columbia, Edgar, Charles, Alfred, Anatolia, Benjamin, Edith and Willis. The Doctor and wife are members of the Presbyterian Church. "
(Biographial and Historical Memoirs of Southern Arkansas: A Condensed History of the State, a number of Biographies of its Distinguished Citizens, a brief Descriptive History of each of the Counties mentioned, and numerous Biographical Sketches of the Citizens of each County. Chicago, Nashville and St. Louis: The Goodspeed Publishing Co.,1890)


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  • Created by: Larry Chenault
  • Added: 30 Dec 2000
  • Find A Grave Memorial 5129644
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Dr John Wilson Martin (8 Jun 1819–11 Feb 1910), Find A Grave Memorial no. 5129644, citing Oakland Cemetery, Warren, Bradley County, Arkansas, USA ; Maintained by Larry Chenault (contributor 4246615) .