Wednesday, August 12, 2015

Wednesday's Wonderful Collection - Jared Martin Family Letters, MS.00107

Jared (Jarrad, Jarred) Carswell Martin was born October 11, 1796, in the Cherokee Indian Nation in Georgia, the son of John and Elizabeth Martin. The family emigrated to Missouri Territory shortly after the Louisiana Purchase and settled near Cape Girardeau, Missouri. Jared, along with some other members of his family, came to Pulaski County, Arkansas Territory, in 1821, where he acquired land at Little Rock and at Mabelvale, Arkansas. He married Mary (Polly) Douglass in 1827. From 1840 to 1842, he served in the Arkansas House of Representatives. From 1843 to 1845, he served as Arkansas State Treasurer. Martin died November 7, 1857, and is buried in the Martin Cemetery near Mabelvale, Arkansas. He is often confused with his nephew, Jared C. Martin, who served as Arkansas State Treasurer from 1860 to 1861.

This collection consists of twelve letters and a large genealogical chart.
  • 1. 1825 May 22: John Martin, Cape Girardeau County, Missouri, to Jarrad C. Martin
  • 2. 1825 July 20: John Martin, Jackson, Missouri, to Jared C. Martin
  • 3. 1826 February 21: John Martin, Jackson, Missouri, to Jarred C. Martin
  • 4. 1832 February: John F. Martin, Jackson, Missouri, to Jared C. Martin
     
  • 5. 1839 September 6: Mary Martin, Fourche Settlement, Arkansas, to Jarred C. Martin
  • 6. 1840 March. 12: John and Rebecca Martin, Jackson, Missouri, to Jared and Mary Martin
  • 7. 1840 December 26: John and Rebecca Martin, Batesville, Arkansas, to Jared C. Martin
  • 8. 1841 November 4: John Martin, Batesville, Arkansas, to Jared C. Martin
  • 9. 1846 April 13: John Martin, Independence County, Arkansas, to Jared C. Martin
  • 10. 1853 September 11: John Martin, Polk Bayou, Arkansas, to Jared C. Martin
  • 11. 1853 November 11: John Martin, Polk Bayou, Arkansas, to Jared C. Martin
  • 12. 1871 March 6: Mary Martin, Fourche, Arkansas, to Henry G. Martin
  • 13. Undated: Family history chart of Martin family

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