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Martin Family
Martin Family History by Oresta Martin

"Oresta Martin, the second son of the late Alex and Bertha Jones Martin; Grandson of Commodore and Susie Toles Martin, was born on a part of the farm in Taylor Community Lafayette County, Ms. owned by my ancestors.

Grandfather Commodore Martin came from South Carolina; married to Susie Toles by 'Jumping the broom' during reconstruction after the Civil War--1867. His wife bore him seven sons named: William, Tommy, Moses, Perry, Alex, Elisha, and Duff. Seven daughters: Mary, Oddie, Emma, Geanie, Eula, Addie & Frenchie. The Commodore Martin family tilled the soil, while raising their fourteen children. They also raised chicken and farm animals. The Martin Family was devoted to the Christian Church. Father Alex, the fourth son of Commodore and Susie Martin married Bertha Jones. The family tree of the late Alex and Bertha Jones Martin: Family Reunion, July 28-30, 1995 provides the names of five sons: Horace deceased, Oresta, Alex, James, Ardia Mae, Clara & Cleora, Robertha & Edna.
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