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Nancy Martin (Embree)

Birthplace: Orange County , Viriginia
Death: Died in Howard, Missouri
Immediate Family:

Daughter of Elder Joseph Embree and Mildred Embree
Wife of Orson Martin
Mother of Brightwell Martin; Mildred Embree; Joseph Martin; Elizabeth Scholl; John Martin and 2 others
Sister of William Simpson Embree; Jacob Embree; Thomas Burris Embree; Elizabeth Brockman; John Embree and 2 others

Managed by: Nancy Thornton
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About Nancy Martin

Nancy Embree was the daughter of Joseph Embree and wife Mildred Burris. She was born Orange County, Virginia, and died in Howard County, Missouri in May, 1821. She married Orson Martin in Clark County, Kentucky. Orson Martin was born on November 5, 1764 at Goochland County, Virginia, and died at Howard County, Missouri c.1827.

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Nancy Martin's Timeline

Orange County , Viriginia
August 8, 1801
Age 27
Clark, Kentucky

Nancy Martain was accepted as a member 'by Expearrance' in Providence Church. Orson Martin never joined the church to which his parents and in-laws belonged. John and Rachel Martin became members in 1787, Joseph and Milley Embree in 1784.

January 8, 1804
Age 30
Clark, Kentucky, United States
April 2, 1813
Age 39
Lower Howard's Creek, Clark, Kentucky

Orson Martin and Nancy, his wife, sold to Daniel Orear a small parcel of land on Lower Howard Creek for $60. The tract was described as Beginning on the north side of the Mill Dam and runing thence S35E 9 poles to a Stake, thence S52E 29 poles to a hickory, thence N35W 14 poles across the mill Dam, from thence as the creek runs to the place of begining and was to include all and Singular the appurtenances thereunto belonging and Mills and all out houses.

On September 14, 1818, Daniel Orear sold this tract to Thomas and Flavel Vivion for $200. The parcel description was the same and it was said to contain 1 acre, xx rods and 30 perches.

August 14, 1813
Age 39
Lower Howard Creek, Clark, Kentucky

Providence Church was very active in the private lives of its members, as
evidenced in the following proceedings by the elders. A Complaint by
Brother Nathaniel Haggard Against Sister Nancy Martin taken up &
appoint Brethern David Haggard & John Rountree to see & request her to
attend Next Church Meeting.

August 1813
Age 39
Clark, Kentucky

During this year, troubles mounted between Orson and his wife Nancy. In
August, Nancy filed a complaint against Orson in Clark Circuit Court
seeking a divorce from her husband and a separate maintenance and

September 11, 1813
Age 39
Lower Howard Creek, Clark, Kentucky

The referance respecting Sister Nancy Martins ill Treatment to her
Husband taken up. The sister is retained in fellowship with a reproof for
her Conduct.

March 5, 1815
Age 41
Lower Howard's Creek, Clark, Kentucky

Orson Martin and Nancy his wife sold to Daniel Orear a parcel of land on Lower Howard Creek containing 16 acres 1 rod and 18 poles for $140. The tract was described as Beginning at a buckeye fourteen poles from where Said Orson Martin’s line crosses the creek and runing thence S77E 56 poles to a black ash in William Trimbles line, thence with said Trimbles line N35W 64 [poles] 24 linkes to a red oak tree corner, thence S40W 42 [poles] 16 linkes to the creek, thence as the creek runs 14 poles to the place of begining.

This deed and the previous deed to Orear were signed by Orson Martin but not Nancy Martin, nor was Nancy Martin examined to obtain her consent. John Halyard was a witness on both deeds to Orear.

April 9, 1815
Age 41
Lowere Howard's Creek, Clark, Kentucky

A Complaint [against] Sister Nancy Martin taken up [and] refurd & appoint Brethren Morris Miles & Edward Bundorum to See & request her to attend next Church Meeting. The complaint was heard on April 9 and she is retained in Fellowship.

October 8, 1815
Age 41
Clark, Kentucky

Notice placed by Orson Martin in the Winchester newspaper:

Whereas my wife Nancy has left my bed and board without any just cause, this is to forwarn all persons from trusting her on my account, as I am determined to pay no debts of her contracting after this date.
Orson Martin