Francis Marion Martin

Francis Marion Martin

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  • Name Francis Marion Martin 
    Born 1 Apr 1830  Near Salem. Livingston Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Male 
    Census 1850  Livingston Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • William N Hodge household (father-in-law)
    Census 1860  Taos PO, Navarro Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1870  Wadeville PO, Navarro Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Census 1900  Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Died 11 Jun 1903  Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Oakwood Cemetery, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • Paducah Sun (Paducah, Ky) Saturday, June 20, 1903

      LIVED IN KENTUCKY. DEATH IN TEXAS OF FORMER RESIDENT OF SALEM. Relatives in Smithland have received news of the death at Corsicana, Tex., of Hon. Marion Martin, formerly a resident of Livingston County, and a man with a number of relatives in this section. Mr. Martin, who was very prominent in Texas politics, being at one time lieutenant governor of the state, was born in Livingston county, four miles north of Salem. He was a son of the late James Martin, and moved to Texas when a young man. [1]
    • 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.
    • s/o: James Martin and Elizabeth Cofield.
      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.


      http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=30520163 [2]
    • Lieutenant Governor Francis Marion Martin was born in Livingston County, Kentucky on April 1, 1830. He was the son of James and Elizabeth (Cofield) Martin. His mother died before he was a year old, and his father died in 1838. William Northern Hodge reared young Martin, who married Hodge's daughter Mary on April 11, 1849. Martin received only one year of formal schooling and served as a boat-hand on the Ohio and Mississippi rivers, a store clerk, and a trader before moving to Texas in 1853. He first settled in Jefferson but moved to Navarro county later the same year. He made his home near Wadeville where he took up farming and stock raising. He eventually accumulated 1,500 acres. The Martins had seven children. Mary died in 1866, and Martin married Angie Harle in 1877; this couple had three children.

      He was elected to the State Senate in 1859 and took a conspicuous part in the political discussions of the era. Senator Martin, a supporter of Sam Houston who was elected governor as an independent the same year. He was opposed to secession, declaring that the grievances of the South should be settled by a more peaceable method. Although he was opposed to secession, when the Civil War broke out Senator Martin enlisted in the Bass Regiment, Company C, Twentieth Texas Cavalry, C.S.A. as a captain and served until 1862. He returned to public life in 1875, when he was elected to the state constitutional convention. He served on the education, finance, and improvements committees. He won election to the 16th Texas Senate in 1878 and the 17th Texas Senate in 1880 on the Democratic ticket. He was elected Lieutenant Governor in 1882. Despite his meager schooling, he was a good debater and renowned for his opposition to monopolies and class legislation. With support from the Knights of Labor, the Farmers' Alliance, and prohibitionists, Martin made a strong but unsuccessful bid for the Democratic nomination for governor in 1886 loosing to Lawrence Sullivan Ross. His campaign centered around the demand for the sale of public lands to actual settlers rather than to speculators and large ranchers. He also favored the regulation of railroads. Martin campaigned against liquor in the 1887 statewide prohibition campaign. The Prohibition party nominated him for governor in 1888. The Union Labor party and Non-Partisan executive committees endorsed the Prohibitionists' choice, as did the Republicans. Martin received 98,447 votes or 28 percent of the ballot. The Populists or People's party nominated Martin for lieutenant governor in 1892 and 1894. Martin eventually moved to Cleburne Texas where he was the 5th mayor of that city. His failing health caused him to retire from public life afterward. He died on June 11, 1903, and was buried in the Oakwood Cemetery in Corsicana, Navarro County, TX.

      Bibliography: Love, Annie Carpenter, History of Navarro County; The New Texas Handbook, Texas State Historical Association; Hindrickerson, Kenneth, The Chief Executives of Texas.

      http://www.txgenweb6.org/txnavarro/biographies/m/martin_francis_marion.htm [3]
    • http://www.lrl.state.tx.us/legeLeaders/ltgovernors/ltGovPage.cfm?ltgovID=14

      Legislative Reference Library


      Francis Marion Martin
      Full name: Francis Marion Martin
      Biography: Handbook of Texas Online
      Party: Democrat
      Term as Lt.Governor: January 16, 1883 - January 20, 1885

      Legislatures as Lt. Governor:
      18 R.S. (January 9, 1883 - April 13, 1883)
      18 1st C.S. (January 8, 1884 - February 6, 1884)
      19 R.S. (January 13, 1885 - March 31, 1885)

      Other offices held:
      Member, Texas Senate (1859 - 1861)
      Member, Texas Senate (1879 - 1883)

      Addresses:
      http://www.lrl.state.tx.us/legeLeaders/ltgovernors/displayDocs.cfm?type=speech<govID=14 [4]
    • 1850 CENSUS

      Name: William N Hodge
      Residence: Livingston, Livingston, Kentucky
      Age: 40 years
      Calculated Birth Year: 1810
      Birthplace: Kentucky
      Gender: Male
      Race (original):
      Race (expanded):
      Death Month:
      Death Year:
      Film Number: 442978
      Digital GS Number: 4192500
      Image Number: 00438
      Line Number: 27
      Dwelling House Number: 706
      Family Number: 706
      Marital Status:
      Free or Slave:

      Household Gender Age
      William N Hodge M 40y
      Elezebeath Hodge F 36y
      Charles Hodge M 11y
      Marion Martin M 21y
      Mary C Martin F 21y
      Allis Martin F 4m
      David Phillips M 30y
      Josephine Phillips F 17y
      Oscar Phillips M 3y [5]
    Person ID I13575  Extended Families of Childress
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2019 

    Father James Martin 
    Mother Elizabeth Cofield 
    Family ID F4836  Group Sheet

    Family 1 Mary Catherine Hodge,   b. 1829, Livingston Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1866, Navarro Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years) 
    Married 1850 
    Children 
     1. Marion Martin,   b. 24 Feb 1855,   d. 27 Nov 1887, Navarro County, TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 32 years)
     2. Alice Martin,   b. 1851, Livingston Co., KY Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1851, Navarro Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 0 years)
     3. Elizabeth Martin,   b. 1852,   d. 1852  (Age 0 years)
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F4835  Group Sheet

    Family 2 Angie Harle,   b. 26 Apr 1855, Mt.Enterprise, Rusk Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Feb 1947, Corsicana, Navarro Co., TX Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years) 
    Married 1877 
    Children 
     1. Marion Martin,   b. 27 Dec 1880,   d. 13 Feb 1967  (Age 86 years)
     2. Living
     3. Frank Martin,   b. Sep 1885,   d. 30 Jan 1916  (Age ~ 30 years)
    Last Modified 21 Apr 2019 
    Family ID F4837  Group Sheet

  • Documents
    Francis Marion Martin
    Francis Marion Martin
    A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties
    A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties
    Page 797
    F.M. Martin Biography
    A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties
    A Memorial and Biographical History of Navarro, Henderson, Anderson, Limestone, Freestone and Leon Counties
    F.M. Martin Bio
    Page 798

    1850 US Census - Livingston County, KY
    1850 US Census - Livingston County, KY
    Family of William Northern Hodge
    1870 US Census - TX - Navarro County
    1870 US Census - TX - Navarro County
    Family of Francis Marion Martin

  • Sources 
    1. [S753] Paducah Sun , 20 Jun 1903.

    2. [S524] Findagrave.com.

    3. [S755] http://www.txgenweb6.org/txnavarro/biographies/m/martin_francis_marion.htm.

    4. [S756] Legislative Reference Library.

    5. [S177] 1850 Census.