John Calvin Martin, Jr (1781 - 1840)

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Birthplace: Old Cherokee Nation
Death: Died in Fort Gibson, Muskogee, OK, USA
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.
Managed by: Susanna Engberg Barnevik
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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. (http://digital.library.okstate.edu/chronicles/v014/v014p349.html)

  • 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 Martin, Jr's Timeline

1781
October 20, 1781
Old Cherokee Nation
1804
1804
Age 22
1810
1810
Age 28
1812
1812
Age 30
1812
Age 30
Old Cherokee Nation
1814
1814
Age 32
1815
April 7, 1815
Age 33
Old Cherokee Nation
1816
March 16, 1816
Age 34
Georgia, United States
1818
1818
Age 36
1818
Age 36