Martin Bible


MARTIN / TATUM Family Bible

Submitted August 24, 1996 by:
Mary Ann Tatum Nichols
2710 Summerfield Place
Phenix City, AL 36867

Mary Ann is a descendent of
Martha Martin Tatum
born Nov. 30, 1808
died March 31, 1895
wife of Thomas Tatum

Surnames in this record:

This Bible record, the original in the possession of Jessie
(Mrs. Bryson) Kelley of Tuscaloosa, Alabama; twin sister of
Bessie Kelley of Prattville, and daughter of John Wesley
Tatum, and grandaughter of Peter James Tatum (1850-1934). It
was passed down to the youngest child in three generations so
far. The front cover, name page and first few chapters of
Genesis are missing, so the name of the owner is not given.

I believe it to be that of William Martin, who left a will in
Montgomery Co, Al.; May 22, 1843 (Book 2, page 273), naming
several of the same children: Martha Tatum; Elizabeth Price;
Polly Hegwood; amd Andrew Martin.

I also believe it to be the same William Martin who filed an
1834 Revolutionary War Pension Application in Montgomery in
1834 and in it states that he was born in Caroline County
Virginia about 1760 and moved to Anson Co. North Carolina at
the age of 14, where he served with Walter Ross and ---
Dejarnette, who were living in Autauga County at the time of
his application. He stated he had lived in Alabama seventeen
years, living in Autauga County, before moving to Montgomery
four years prior to the application.

Only one William Martin of the correct age in the 1830
Autauga and 1840 Montgomery Censuses. Mary Ann.


The following is a transcription of the bible record from
the bible printed in 1816 by publisher M. Carter :

Jacob Martin and Catharine Martin were married 31 January
Barber Hagenwood and Mary Martin were married 13 October 1817

Daniel McCormack and Susanah L.? Martin were married 12 Feb

Ishmeal Street and Sarah Martin were married on the 4th day
of April 1818

Mary Martin was born November 7th? 1788
Caty Martin was born March 28th 1791
Nancy Martin was born September 29, 1793
James Martin was born February 6, 1795
Susanah Martin was born the 18 of February 1797
Andrew Martin was born February 27, 1799
Sary Martin was born the May 4th 1801
Elizabeth Martin was born August 30, 1803
Frances Martin was born the February 17, 1806
Martha Martin was born the November 30, 1808

Daniel or David McCormack was born 8 June 1796
David McCormack was born 1 April 1819
Ishmael Street was born 10th February 1795

Emma Cornelia Tatum born Oct 13, 1870
Thomas Epts Tatum born August 22, 1872
Rebecca Ann Tatum born March 13, 1874
James Louis Tatum born August 20, 1877
Andrew Jackson Tatum born June 20, 1880
Katherine Grizell Tatum born July 6, 1883
Martha Frances Tatum born May 29, 1886
John Wesley Tatum born August 17, 1889

Thomas Tatum deceast Feb the 26, 1866
Martha Tatum, wife of Thomas Tatum, deceas March the 30, 1895
William Lewis Tatum decease Augus the 1 1862
Rebeca Moore deces Janury the ---1872
Edwin Jasper Tatum decsed December the 16 or 6, 1892