John "Jack" Martin Sr.

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Colonel John Martin, Sr.

Also Known As: "Colonel John Martin", "Captain John Martin", "Jack", "(Brig. General)"
Birthdate: (77)
Birthplace: VA, United States
Death: April 5, 1823 (73-81)
Cherokee Nation, GA or SC, United States
Immediate Family:

Son of Capt Joseph Martin, Sr., of Albemarle and Susannah Martin
Husband of Mary Emory / Hembree and Susannah Emory
Father of Nannie Martin Lynch McWhorter; Judge John Calvin Martin, Jr.; Elizabeth Martin and Rachel Sabra Martin
Brother of George Martin; Susannah Woody; Major Brice Martin; Brig. Gen. Joseph Martin; Jacob Martin and 8 others
Half brother of George Martin and Myally Spurling

Occupation: fur trader
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About John "Jack" Martin Sr.

John "Jack" Martin, the fourth son of Joseph Martin and Susannah Chiles, was born circa 1745 and died circa 1803; he married to Susannah Emory born circa 1746. John Martin fathered three children by Susannah--Nancy Martin Lynch born Indian Territory, TN buried in Habersham County, Georgia, John Martin,Jr. born Indian Territory TN buried Ft Gibson, Oklahoma, and Rachel Martin Davis born Virginia buried in Lumpkin County, Georgia--and Samuel Martin, their half-brother, by Mary Emory. John was a brother to Gen. Joseph Martin #33522358 and Major Brice Martin.

Possibly buried in Pickens County, South Carolina

, Capt. John "Jack" Calvin Martin, Sr., of his N.C. Rock House Plantation, a.k.a. Rock Castle Plantation, is often confused with his brother Gen. Joseph Martin. Capt. John "Jack" Martin, Sr. moved from Virginia to N.C. with his brother William Martin, Sr.. In N.C. Capt. John "Jack" Martin, Sr. married a Miss Emory, who was half Native American. She died early in their marriage. Her widower, "Jack," then married her sister, a second Miss Emory. This same Capt. John "Jack" Martin, Sr. and his Emory wife were the parents of a John Calvin Martin, Jr. who served as a judge on the supreme court of the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma, although he was only 1/4 Cherokee.

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John "Jack" Martin Sr.'s Timeline

September 18, 1745
VA, United States
October 20, 1781
Age 36
Old Cherokee Nation
Age 35
Cherokee Nation East
Age 41
March 1, 1788
Age 42
April 5, 1823
Age 77
GA or SC, United States