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William was born in 1833 in Callaway County, MO. He was the son of William Martin and Margaret Wright. On 2 Oct 1864 in Audrain, MO he married Marth Ann Powell. They had approx. 3 children (per census records). They lived in Missouri until about 1880 when they moved to Brown, Texas. It was here they lived the remainder of their lives and he passed away in 1886. He is buried at the Greenleaf Cemetery in Brownwood, Brown County, TX.
Civil War Research Notes
His gravestone says "Col. Wm. H Martin" and has a Confederate Battle Flag with it. To date his service records have not been located. For this reason the Prefix of "Col" has not been placed on his profile.
There is a set of documents on fold3 about a William H who was captured and subsequently released. This William was from Audrain which is where our William is from. But, it does not reference Colonel in these documents.
There is a set of documents regarding a Henry Martin from Callaway County. Some are under "H W Martin", others "Henry Martin". This individual enlisted on 9 Jul 1862 as a Private in to Company K of the 3rd Regiment of the Missouri Cavalry, His job while enlisted was that of a "wagon maker". He was promoted to Sergeant in September of that same year. He was captured in Shreveport, LA and paroled in June 1865.
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