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.
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.
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).
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Jesse by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Jesse: