Dr. James Fisher Martin


Dr. James Fisher Martin




Dr. James Fisher Martin


Colorado Gazette and Advertiser
, November 16, 1839

b c 1808/1812 in Northumberland, England d 21 Apr 1888 Karnes

Married 28 May 1840 to Julia Ann Eberley b 1822 in KY, daughter of Jacob E. Eberley
She was baptized
18 Feb 1844 at Christ Church

1. Julia "Laura" Martin b 21 Feb 1841 Matagorda (baptized 11 April 1841 Christ Church)  - d?
     married: Patrick H. Rose b c Dec 1830 in AL - d between 1900 and 1910
          Foster Rose b c 1860
          Patrick H. b c 1865
          Abb? M. Rose b c 1867
          Kate A. Rose b c 1869
          Landon Rose 18 Aug 1871 - Helena, Karnes Co, TX - d 17 Nov 1951 Sanderson, Terrell Co,
         TX married 23 Sep 1897 Del Rio, TX to Elizabeth Medora Saner Rose b 21 Oct 1876 Boerne,
          Kendall Co, TX - d 4 Dec 1961 Del Rio, Val Verde Co, TX
          Edgar D. Rose b c 1873
          Fred M. Rose b c Feb 1876
          Edmund B. Rose b c 1877
          Burke Rose b c 1880 - listed on 1910 census
2. Foster Eberly Martin b 13 Jan 1843 Matagorda (baptized 4 Jun 1843 Christ Church)

3. James Shepard Martin b 30 May 1845 Matagorda (baptized
29 Aug 1847) Christ Church-
      d 23 May 1910 Sherwood, TX
      Confederate Pension #12460 from Irion County, TX
      married  Fannie Murray 17 Mar 1853 Coffeeville, MS - d 28 Oct 1897 Sherwood, TX
           Cora Ann Martin
            Nina Lee Martin
            Bertha May Martin
            Clara Alice Martin
            Lema James Martin
           John Fisher "Fish" Martin
           Bernice Wilson Martin
           Patrick Murray Martin b 6 Sep 1892 Sherwood, Irion Co., TX - d 22 Apr 1960 in Big Spring, Howard, TX

4.Catherine J. Martin b c 1847

5. Edward Martin b c 1850

6. Jacob A. Martin b c 1851

In addition to being a doctor, Dr. Martin was the Matagorda County Sheriff 1848-1953.

The "Social Library Tax for 1847" lists the names and contributions of the shareholders. The list includes prominent first families of the era. 39. Jas. F. Martin              $2.00 Paid

1850 Matagorda County Census

James F. Martin, 38, b England, Sheriff
Julia A. Martin, 28, b KY
Julia Martin, 8, b TX
Foster E. Martin, 6, b TX
James S. Martin, 4, b TX
Catharine J. Martin, 2, b TX
Edward Martin, 1mo, b TX

1860 Gonzales County, TX Census
Rancho Post Office

Jas. F. Martin, 47, b Maryland, Physician
Julia A. Martin, 37, b KY
Foster Martin, 17, b TX
James Martin, 15, b TX
Catharine J., 13, b TX
Jacob A., 10, b TX

1870 Karnes County, TX Census
Helena PO

J. F. Martin, 58, b England, Doctor MD
July Ann Martin, 48, b KY
J. A. Martin, 19, b TX
J. S. Martin, 25, b TX
F. A. Martin, 17, b MS
Cora Ann Martin, 6/12, b TX

Escondido Cemetery, Kenedy, Karnes County, Texas
Photos courtesy of Donita Barber Fontenot
In Memory of
J. F. Martin
Died April 21, 1888
Aged 76 Years
Julia Ann Eberly
Died April 21, 1888
Aged 66 Years

Patrick Henry Rose and Julia Martin Rose, daughter of James Fisher Martin and Julia Eberly Martin
Photos courtesy of Henrietta Hall

Patrick Henry Rose Sr.
December 29, 1830 Jones County, Georgia
December 16,1909 Del Rio, Val Verde County, Texas

Julia Martin Rose
February 21, 1841* Matagorda
January 26, 1917, Del Rio, Val Verde County, Texas

Buried Westlawn Cemetery, Del Rio, Texas         Section P, Block A, Lot 26
*A transcribed copy of the Christ Episcopal Church (Matagorda, Texas), baptismal records indicate Julia was born Feb. 21, 1841.
A check will be made of a copy of the original to determine where the day was the 21st or the 24th as the records. The year was definitely 1841.


Patrick Henry Rose Had Been Member of Order for 53 Years.




     SAN ANTONIO, Dec. 18.--Patrick Henry Rose, probably the oldest Royal Arch Mason in Texas, died yesterday at his home in Del Rio, aged 79. He was born in Jones county, Georgia. He was made a Mason in De Mola lodge at Rancho, Texas, in 1856.

Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, December 18, 1909

Rose marker photos courtesy of Charles Lane


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Jan. 16, 2014
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