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Joseph Lynch Martin (1820 - 1891)

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Joseph Lynch "Greenbrier Joe" Martin
Born in Cherokee Nation East, Georgiamap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married about 1842 [location unknown]
Husband of — married about 1860 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Mayes County, Indian Territorymap
Profile last modified 3 Sep 2019 | Created 19 Nov 2018 | Last significant change: 3 Sep 2019
02:29: LaMyra Morton added Richard Lewis Martin (1844-1911) as child for Joseph Lynch Martin (1820-1891). [Thank LaMyra for this]
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Joseph was born in 1820. He was the son of John Martin. His mother was Nellie McDaniel.

He passed away in 1891 and was buried at Greenbrier Valley Cemetery (now Ross Mayes Cemetery), Mayes County, Cherokee Nation.[1] [2]


  1. Indian Pioneers Papers, University of Oklahoma, Mrs. Vernon Purlee, interviewee, see Lucy's profile for link
  2. Find A Grave, database and images, memorial page for Joseph Lynch “Greenbrier” Martin (20 Aug 1820–9 Nov 1891), Find A Grave: Memorial #6014809, citing Ross Mayes Cemetery, Salina, Mayes County, Oklahoma, USA ; Maintained by Patricia Mechling (contributor 19483256) .
  • Starr, Emmet, History of the Cherokee Indians and Their Legends and Folklore, reprint by Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., originally published 1921

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