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John Calvin Martin, Jr

Also Known As: "Judge John"
Birthplace: Old Cherokee Nation
Death: Died in Fort Gibson, Muskogee, OK, USA
Place of Burial: Fort Gibson, Muskogee, OK, USA
Immediate Family:

Son of John Martin Sr. and Susannah Rebecca Emory / Hembree, Ani'Gilâ'h Long Hair Clan
Husband of Lucy Martin; Ruth Martin and Nellie Martin
Father of Jane Bell; Eliza Adair; Nancy Aberty; Rachel Bell; Pauline Martin and 13 others
Brother of "Nannie" Martin; Elizabeth Martin; "Sabra" Martin and Rachel Martin
Half brother of Nancy Lynch; Chief Richard Kula Fields; George F Fields; John Fox Fields; Lucy McCoy and 3 others

Occupation: Supreme Court Judge and later Treasurer for the Cherokee Nation, First Supreme Court Judge of the Cherokee Nation, held many leadership positions within the CN.
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About John Calvin Martin, Jr

The famous John Martin, a son of Susannah Emory and Brig. Gen. Joseph Martin, was born in Tennessee on October 20, 1781, was a member of the Cherokee constitutional convention of 1827, served as the first national treasurer and was the first chief justice of the Cherokee Nation. He died on October 17, 1840 at Ft. Gibson and his grave suitably marked, is situated a short distance south of the old stockade (recently reconstructed) at that historic place. (

  • Judge John Martin was one time Supreme Court Judge and later Treasurer for the Cherokee Naiton. His first marriage was to Lucy McDaniel who was b. ca. 1897 in the Cherokee Nation East. His second wife was considered a consort, and she was the sister to Lucy. She was Eleanor "Nellie" McDaniel. He built each one of his wives a large home. The one for Lucy was on the Salquary River in Murphy County, GA., and the one for Nellie was fifteen miles away from her sisters on the Coosawatte River, also in Murphy County. He lived with both wives and raised large families by each one. He died 17 Oct 1840 at Fort Gibson, Illinois District, Cherokee Nation, Indian Territory and is buried about one block south of the Old Fort Gibson fort, in Ft. Gibson, Muskogee County, OK. His grave and tomb is the only one located on the lot which is now owned and maintained by the Oklahoma Historical Society. John and Lucy were the parents of eight children.
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John Calvin Martin, Jr's Timeline

October 20, 1781
Old Cherokee Nation
Age 10
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Age 30
Old Cherokee Nation
Age 32
April 7, 1815
Age 33
Cherokee Nation, Georgia, United States
March 16, 1816
Age 34
Georgia, United States
Age 36