Lucretia Gordon was born on September 23, 1827, in Kentucky. She married Franklin B. Martin (1811–1860) on April 4, 1844. They had three children during their marriage but none survived to adulthood. He died on July 11, 1860 and she married Mr. John White Cowls (1823–1896) about 1861; they also had one child who died about three years old. Lucretia died on February 4, 1892, in McMinnville, Oregon, at the age of 64, and was buried there.
McMinnville, Yamhill County, Oregon
↑ Missouri State Archives; Jefferson City, MO, USA; Missouri Marriage Records [Microfilm] page 89-90