Jesse Martin

Jesse Graves Martin (1818 - 1899)

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Jesse Graves Martin
Born in , Henry County, Virginia, United Statesmap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married [date unknown] [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in , Metcalfe County, Kentucky, United Statesmap
Profile last modified 24 Sep 2019 | Created 29 Sep 2017 | Last significant change: 24 Sep 2019
13:18: Hans Nielsen added Louisa (Martin) Turner (1851-1945) as child for Jesse Graves Martin (1818-1899). [Thank Hans for this]
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Jesse Martin was born on 10 March 1818 in Henry County, Virginia, the third of six known children and the second of five sons of Jesse and Cecelia Reid Martin.
He married Matilda Bryant. She bore him six known children, five sons and one daughter, including a son named John.
On 26 May 1899, when he was eighty-one, Jesse died of unknown causes in Metcalfe County, Kentucky. He is buried in the Martin-Harvey Cemetery, Beaumont, Metcalfe, Kentucky.[1]

1850 census

Jesse G Martin appears in the 1850 United States Federal Census as a 32-year-old illiterate farmer with $300 in real property, living with his wife, Matilda, who is literate and is five years older than he, and six children, five sons and one daughter. Only two of the children (the 6- and 7-year-olds) attended school in the preceding year.

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1850 census for Jesse Martin household
Name: Jesse G Martin; Age: 32; Birth Year: c1818; Birthplace: Virginia ; Home in 1850: Division 2, Barren County, Kentucky; Gender: Male; Family Number: 1008.
Household Members: Name Age
Jesse G Martin 32
Matilda Martin 37
Joseph B Martin 10
Jesse R Martin 8
William A Martin 7
Matilda J Martin 6
John C Martin 2
Partrick L Martin 1.[2]


Jesse Graves Martin
Birth: 10 Mar 1818 Henry County, Virginia, USA; Death: 26 May 1899 (aged 81) Beaumont, Metcalfe County, Kentucky, USA; Burial: Martin-Harvey Cemetery, Beaumont, Metcalfe County, Kentucky, USA. Memorial #: 171355579.
Bio: Virginia, Marriages, 1740-1850. Name: Jesse G. Martin; Gender: Male; Spouse Name: Matilda Bryant; Spouse Gender: Female; Marriage Date: 7 May 1838; County: Henry; State: Virginia; Home in 1850: Division 2, Barren, Kentucky: Jesse G Martin 32, Matilda Martin 37, Joseph B Martin 10, Jesse R Martin 8. William A Martin 7, Matilda J Martin 6, John C Martin 2, Partrick L Martin 1. Home in 1860: Metcalfe, Kentucky. Jesse G Martin 42, Matilda Martin 47, Joseph B Martin 19, Jesse R Martin 18, William A Martin 16, Matilda J Martin 14, John Martin 12, Patrick Martin 11, Louisa Martin 9, George Martin 7, Kitty Martin 4. Home in 1870: Sartain, Metcalfe, Kentucky: Jesse G Martin 52, Matilda Martin 60, John C Martin 22, Patric L Martin 21, Louisa Martin 18, George T Martin 16, Kitty Martin 13, Stephen J Martin 7/12. Home in 1880: Sartain, Metcalfe, Kentucky: Jessie G. Martin 62, Matilda Martin 75, Stephen Jessie Martin 9.
Family Members: Spouse: Matilda Jane Bryant Martin (1813-1896); Children: Joseph Bryant Martin (1840-1900), Jesse Reed Martin (1842-1880), William Alexander Martin (1843-1879), Matilda Jane Martin Franklin (1845-1909), John Calvin Martin (1847-1915), Patrick L. Martin (1849-1894), George Thomas Martin (1853-1923), Kittie Martin Smith (1858-1935).[3]


  1. Laura J. Stewart (47412616), “Jesse Graves Martin,” Record added 16 Oct 2016. URL: Accessed 11 April 2019.
  2. 1850 Census, Division 2, Barren County, Kentucky; Roll M432_191, Page 473A, Image: 338 (138 of 179), Transcription URL:,%20USA&msbpn=49&msrpn__ftp=Barren%20County,%20Kentucky,%20USA&msrpn=237&MSAV=1&uidh=mpf&pcat=35&fh=0&h=16875431&recoff=&ml_rpos=1 Image URL:,%2520USA%26msbpn%3D49%26msrpn__ftp%3DBarren%2520County,%2520Kentucky,%2520USA%26msrpn%3D237%26MSAV%3D1%26uidh%3Dmpf%26pcat%3D35%26fh%3D0%26h%3D16875431%26recoff%3D%26ml_rpos%3D1&treeid=&personid=&hintid=&usePUB=true&_phsrc=RoC254&_phstart=successSource&usePUBJs=true Accessed 11 April 2019.
  3. Laura J. Stewart (47412616), “Jesse Graves Martin,” Record added 16 Oct 2016. URL: Accessed 11 April 2019.


  • Skye Sonczalla created Jesse Graves Martin (1818-1899) on 29 Sep 2017.
  • Hans Nielsen added Hans Nielsen as manager for profile of Jesse Graves Martin (1818-1899) on 15 Mar 2019.


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