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NameWilliam Hartwell Martin
Birth25 Aug 1850, Weakley County, Tennessee44,93,91,1390
Death4 Sep 1878, Weakley County, Tennessee44,93,91
BurialMartin Family Cemetery, Dresden, Weakley County, Tennessee
Cause of deathYellow Fever2649
FatherWilliam Martin (1806-1859)
MotherSarah Glass (1810-1853)
Notes for William Hartwell Martin
Epitaph on tombstone - “Blessed are the pure of heart, for they shall see God”.

See Miscellaneous Notes on George Washington Martin for a history that includes William Hartwell Martin.

Dresden Democrate, 6 Sep 1878 - It is with painful regret that we learn of the death on Wednesday evening, from yellow fever, our esteemed young friend, Will H. MARTIN, of Martin, Tenn. Mr. Martin was a genial, social and hightoned gentleman. His untimely death has cost a melancholy gloom over the community in which he was a leading member.2649



Date: Sun, 21 Feb 1999 01:44:08 -0600
From: pj Thompson <>

Will of W. H. MARTIN, deceased Martin, Tennessee, County of Weakley
I, W.H. MARTIN, do make and publish this as my last will and testament, hereby revoking and making void all other wills by me at any time made.

First, I direct that my funeral expenses and all my just debts be paid as soon after my death as possible out of any moneys that I may die possessed of or first comes into the hands of my Executor.

Secondly, I give and bequeath to Birttie GARDNER, my niece, six thousand dollars in cash.

Fourthly, and six thousand dollars in cash to John GARDNER, my nephew, both children of my sister, Mrs. Virginia M. GARDNER.

Fifthly, and all of my other property, cash notes and real estate of every kind whatever, to be equally divided between my brothers Thomas D. MARTIN, George W. MARTIN and Marshall MARTIN, and my sister, Mrs. Virginia M. GARDNER. Lastly, I do hereby nominate and appoint my brothers, G.W. and M.P. MARTIN, my Executors. In witness whereof, I do to this my last will, set my hand and seal this 3rd day of September 1878.

Thomas AKERS
September 4th 1878
M.P. MARTIN requests me to state that W.H. MARTIN was desirous of having his niece and nephew Birttie and Johnie GARDNER, named in the within will, thoroughly educated from the money that the has given them.
A.M. CLEMONS, Notary Public
Produced in open court and duly recorded this 6th day of November 1878.
J.M. FINCH, Clerk
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