George L. Martin 437,438
- Born: 13 Feb 1826, , Virginia Or Tennesee 105,437
- Marriage: Sarah A. Doster
- Died: 15 Sep 1899 at age 73 105,439
- Buried: George L. Martin Cemetery, Jackson County, Georgia 105
1850 US Fed Census: Subdivision 45, Jackson Co, Georgia, age 24, born VA, farmer with wife Sarah A. E., age 19, born GA
1860 - CAN'T FIND looked at each census record of Minish, Newtown, House, or Jefferson Districts of Jackson County.
Civil War Service:
George L. Martin also served in Company G, 43rd Georgia Infantry Regiment C.S.A., Jackson County, Georgia Rebel Guards. His rolls as found in the National Archives under Microcopy No. 266 are as follows:
10 Mar 1862 - 31 Oct 1862: Company Muster Roll; 4th Seargent, Co. G, 43rd Regiment. Enlisted March 10, 1862 in Camp McDonald under Captain M. M. Mintz. George marked as present.
30 Mar 1862: Pay Roll; 4th Sergeant, Co. G, 43rd Regiment. Volunteered March 4th, 1862 in Jefferson, Jackson County, Ga under Captain M. M. Mintz and he was paid $50.
Jul 1862: Regimental Return; Rank not marked, Co. G, 43rd Regiment. George marked absent.
Mar-Apr 1863: Roll of non-commissioned officers and privates employed on extra duty at Vicksburg, Miss; Priv, Co. G, 43rd Georgia Regiment. George served as a carpenter for the two months.
17 Jul 1863: Roll of Prisoner of War paroled at Vicksburg, MIss.; Pvt., Co. G, 43rd Georgia Regiment.
Jul-Aug 1863: Hospital Roll at Marietta, Ga; Pvt, Co. G, 43rd Georgia Regiment. George is present at hospital in September as a patient. It says George was last paid by Capt. Newman on June 30, 1863.
Nov-Dec 1863: Company Muster Roll; Pvt, Co. G, 43rd Georgia Infantry. George is present and was last paid by Captain Newman on October 31, 1863.
Jan-Feb 1864: Company Muster Roll; Pvt, Co. G, 43rd Regiment Georgia Infantry. George is absent, sent to general hospital on Feb. 24, 1864.
8 May 1865: Roll of Prisoner of War; Pvt, Co. G, 43rd Regiment Georgia Infantry. George was paroled by command of Bvt. Brig. Genl. W. J. Palmer at Athens, Ga., on or about May 8, 1865
End of Civil War Service
1870 US Fed Census: Subdivision 71, Jackson Co, Georgia, age 44, born VA, Wagon Maker with wife Sarah E., age 41, sons George T. - age 19, William M. - age 12, Robert C. - age 10, James H. - age 3, and daughter Ida T. - age 7
1878 - Saturday, April 27th issue of The Forest News, Jackson County, Georgia an article appeared as follows: Thieving. One night last week, some one, by breaking the lock, entered the smoke-house of Mr. Geo. L. Marin, living about three miles below Harmony Grove (now Commerce), and took there from some flour, a few pieces of meat, &c. No clue to the robbers.
1880 US Fed Census: District 255 (Minish), Jackson Co, GA, age 54, born VA, farmer, with wife Sarah A., age 51, sons Robert C. - age 20, James H. - age 10, and daughters Ida T. - age 14, and Ella F. - age 6
George L. Martin is listed in census data as being born in Virginia. There were a lot of Martins in Virginia in 1840 and it is very difficult to discern which Martin George descends from. More records will have to be found George L. before I determine his father's name. Also, in the 1900 census records of his children James H, Robert C, and son-in-law living with Sarah, George L. (as father) is listed as born in Tennesee. ????
His epitaph reads "Death was the gale through which to life he passed. To feast on joys that will forever last."
Marion Shore, the current owner of land surrounding the family cemetery, believes that his family donated the land to the Martin family for their cemetery. This seems to fit since George's son James married Julia Shore. Julia Shore is most likely part of the same Shore family.
Noted events in his life were:
• Occupation: Wagon Maker, 1870. 437
George married Sarah A. Doster. (Sarah A. Doster was born on 10 Jul 1830 in , Georgia,105,437 died on 13 Jan 1901 105 and was buried in George L. Martin Cemetery, Jackson County, Georgia 105.)