|Descendants of Shields B. Martin|
I have more questions than answers on Shields B. Martin family. I recently made to trip to South Carolina to research the line and was a little dissapointed that the state did not require the registration of marriages until the early 1900s. The trip was rewarding when I located the probate packet for Shields. Hindsight tells me the other things I should have checked while I was there. Oh well, the people in the area were very pleasant. I foresee another trip to the Golden Corners area!
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Shields B. Martin was born between 1799 - 1801. According to a few census records, he was born in South Carolina; at least one, and those for his children, indicate he was born in Virginia . I do not find Shields in the 1820 census. It is possible he was still living at home and listed in that record with his parents. Shields B. Martin was living in the Pickens District (formed from Pendleton district) when the 1830 census was enumerated.
1830 Pickens District Census -Shields
B. Martin household : 1 male born between 1801 - 1810. According
to later census records, Shields B. was born between 1799 - 1801
1830 Pickens District Census -Shields B. Martin household : 1 female in the household born between 1791 - 1800. The age of his wife in the census does not indicate Cinthia as being the wife. Was this his first wife?
1830 Pickens District Census -Shields B. Martin household : 1 male child and 2 female children were born between 1826 - 1830. Elizabeth and John's ages would place them in this census. I cannot account for the second female child unless it was Harriet and I do not believe it was.
Apparently, the older female in the household was not living with him in 1840. Was this his first wife and children? If so, did she die before 1840?
Shields B. Martin married Cynthia Frumpkin1/ Cynthia Lumpkin. She was born between 1804 - 1820 in South Carolina. I believe Cynthia may have been the daughter of John and Lucretia (Martin) Lumpkin; was still home in 1830 and she married Shields after June of 1830.
Shields Martin was enumerated in the 1840 Pickens District census. Members of the household were: a male and female born between 1801 - 1810; 1 female born between 1811 - 1820; 1 male and 2 females born between 1826 - 1830; a male and female born between 1831 - 1835; 1 male and 3 females born between 1836 - 1840.
Children of SHIELDS MARTIN
|Was John still alive in 1860? Was he the John Martin who hanged himself at the W. T. Hollands plantation on 23 July 1859? The plantation was near Warsaw Post Office in Pickens District. Elizabeth Martin was his wife and they had children. Elizabeth Martin referred to D. L. Lumpkin as "uncle".|
Children of SHIELDS B. MARTIN and CYNTHIA are:
|1. Harriet M. Martin was born between 1830 - 1834 and died after 1880. We do not know if she ever married. She was missing from her parent's household in the 1870 census but living with Cinthia in the 1880 census; listed as Cinthia's daughter and noted as single at that time. If Harriet married she must have married another Martin. Harriet M. Martin was named in Shields Martin's will as one of four daughters living with him when his will was witnessed.|
|2. Emily Martin was born about 1836. She married Jesse Harris by 1860. Emily was a "non-resident" in the Petition and Complaint to prove Will in due form of law in her father's estate on 19 May 1879. Emily lived in Cashiers Valley, Jackson County, North Carolina in 1880. She was widowed circa 1876. Nothing further on Emily.|
|3. James Martin was born about 1837. James is added here because he was listed in the household in 1850. Nothing else is known about him.|
|4. William Henry Martin was born 1838. He
married Sarah Ann Frances Honea on 05 May 1859 in South
William and Sarah lived in Regiment 2, Pickens, SC in June of 1860 when the census was enumerated. William, along with his brother Francis M. Martin, enlisted in the War Between the States in 1861. According to an article published in the Keowee Courier on August 10, 1861, they were assigned to South Carolina's 1st Infantry Regiment Rifles (Orr's Rifles) Company F. William died 29 August 1862 at the 2nd battle of Manassas in Virginia. His young widow married his brother, Dickinson M. Martin, and in later years filed for William's CSA pension in Brown County, Texas.
|5. Mary E. Martin was born about 1840. Her age, as well as the rest of the family members, varies on the census records. She was living with Cinthia in the 1880 census; listed as Cinthia's daughter and noted as single at that time. Mary E. Martin was also named in Shields Martin's will as one of four daughters living with him when his will was witnessed.|
C. Martin was born about 1840. Lucinda was enumerated in
the census with her parents from 1850 - 1880. The 1880
census has her listed as single. Lucinda M. Martin, along
with her mother, Cinthia Martin, was named as Executrix
in Shields B. Martin's will. Where was Lucinda in 1900?
Was she the Lucinda Martin living with married daughter,
Nancy Martin Stoddard, in Center Township? This Lucinda
was a widow. Lucinda and Nancy's ages would correspond
with the family members in the Shields Marin household in
the 1880 census. This Nancy was living with her husband
and children in Madison County, Georgia when the 1910
census was taken. In 1910, Lucinda Martin lived with her
sister, Cynthia Adeline (Martin) Hardin, in her nephew's
household. They lived in Seneca in Oconee County.
M. Martin was born between between 1841 - 1843 in South
Carolina. There were 2 Francis M. Martin's born about the
same time . The other Francis M. was the son of Bird
however, believe the following information is on the son
of Shields Martin:
Francis Martin married 1) Mary (surname unknown) by 1870. They made their home in Center Township, Oconee County, South Carolina and were still living there when the 1880 census was taken. There were no children listed for this marriage.
Francis M. Martin married Harriet Eliza Pitts 09 July 1888. She was the daughter of William Pitts and Francis Norris. (Death Certificate) Harriett was born 23 October 1843 in South Carolina. Harriett and Francis M. must have known each other for years. The families were enumerated in very close proximity since 1860. William Pitts was a witness to Shields B. Martin's will.
The obituary below has "Miss Harriet E. Pitts" marrying Francis but was living with her father in 1800 and had a son named W. Oscar Pitts.
Francis M. Martin died 21 March 1916 in Oconee County, South Carolina
Harriet E. Martin filed for Francis M. Martin's CSA pension. The appication can be viewed by clicking here. francis_csa.htm
Harriet Eliza Pitts Martin died 19 December 1919. According to her Death Certificate, she was interred 22 December 1919 in Double Sprngs, South Carolina. Oscar Pitts was the informant on this record.
|8. Lucretia R. Martin was born 5 MAY 1844 in Pickens, South Carolina and died about 1885. She married Lewis Cain2 in 1865. He was the son of William Cain and Mary Polly Mason. Lewis was born 1846 and died 19 January 1873 in South Carolina. He apparently froze to death and that was documented by an article in the Keowee Courier - Page: 2 Col D on 24 Jan 1873. Lewis was buried in Center Methodist Church Cemetery in Oakway, South Carolina|
|9. Dickison / Dickinson / Dickerson Moore Martin was born 06 August 1846 in Pickens County, South Carolina and died 06 February 1927 in Brown County, Texas (McInnis Funeral Home Records) . He married Sarah Ann Frances Honea 08 August 1866 in Pickens County, South Carolina3. She was the daughter of -?- HONEA and Mary Hardin. Sarah Ann was born 17 July 1845 in Pickens County, South Carolina and died 16 November 1940 in Brown County, Texas ( Book 19, Page: 87).|
|10. Robert Anderson Martin was born August 1848 in South Carolina and died 13 August 1920 in Lubbock County, Texas. He married Laura Charlotte Cain about 1871. She was the daughter of Aaron Cain and Marian E. Cole. Laura was born March 1854 in Pickens County, South Carolina and died 27 November 1954 in Lubbock County, Texas.|
|11. Jane Martin was born about 1849. I cannot document Jane as being their child, she was in the 1850 census with them and missing when the 1860 census was taken.|
|12. Martha L. Martin was born about 1850, she married a Lumpkin between 1870-1880. She and 5 year old Ellen Lumpkin lived with Cynthia in 1880 and was enumerated as single. Martha L. Lumpkin was named in Shields Martin's will as one of four daughters living with him when his will was witnessed. I have not found Martha Lumpkn in the 1900 census.|
|13. Cynthia Adeline Martin was born about 1851 - 1852 and died 19 November 1928 in Seneca, Oconee County, South Carolina. She married W. R. Harden between 1870 - 1871. She was buried at the Return Baptist Church, Seneca, Oconee, South Carolina. Her son, William Harden, is buried there as well.|
Shields B. Martin's Last Will and Testament was prepared and dated 26 Novenber 1878. Winesses to the document were S. H. Johns, William Pitts and W. H. Hunt.
Shields B. Martin died 11 May 1879 in Oconee County, South Carolina.
Cynthia (Frumpkin/ Lumpkin) Martin died after 1886. Cynthia J. Martin filed a Coplaint for Dower May 1886 against Aaron Eubanks in Oconee County, South Carolina. Her attorney was N. B. Cory. Cynthia was asking for "one equal undivided third" of 32 acres, more or less, situated "in the county and state aforesaid on head branches of Snow Creek, waters of Conneross Creek waters of Seneca river, adjoining land of Andrew Bearden Crop land and others being the same conveyed to T. F. Moore by Shields B. Martin on the 26th day of Nov 1877 and that Defendant is in possession of said premises".
|1According to the J.P. report on Dickinson Martin's death, his mother's maiden name was Frumpkin. I think it was very likely Lumpkin.|
|2 The Family Tree of Donna Burnside Hanvy and census records|
|3 William Martin CSA Pension application filed by Sarah Ann Francis Martin|
|Shields B. Martin will and probate packet|
|Notes for LUCRETIA MARTIN:
1870 Center, Oconee County, SC - Page: 19A, Line: 38
1880 Center, Oconee County, SC - Page: 312B, Line: 8
|Notes for ROBERT A. MARTIN:
1880 Texas Valley, Floyd County, Georgia - Page: 224C, Line: 32
1900 Justice Precinct 2, Rains, Texas - Page: 284A, Line: 31
1910 Justice Precinct 4, Runnels County, Texas
1920 Slaton, Lubbock County, Texas
Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
|Notes for EMILY MARTIN:
1880 Cashiers Valley, Jackson County, North Carolina
|1850 Western Division, Pickens
County, S. C.
Page: 413B & 414A Line: 36
|1860 Regiment 2, Pickens County, S.
Page: 95B & 96A, Line 37
Post Office: Bachelors Retreat on page 95B
but Warsaw is listed on page 96A
|Oconee was formed in 1868 from Pickens District. The county seat is Walhalla.|
|1870 Center Township, Oconee County, SC
Page 19B & 20A, Line:36
Martin, Shiles 70 WM Farmer Virginia
Cyntha 65 WF Keeping House S. C.
Mary 30 WF At Home S. C.
Lucinda 25 WF At Home S. C.
Martha 18 WF At Home S. C.
R A 21 WM At Home S. C.
Page 20A, Line: 2
Martin, Harriett 38 WM At Home 1831 S. C.
S E 12 WF At Home 1857 S. C.
Wm D 9 WM At Home 1860 S. C.
Township, Oconee County, SC
|1880 Center, Oconee, SC
Page:310B, Line: 5
Martin, Cinthia 70 WF Self Keeping house S. C. Va Va
Harriett 48 WF Daughter S. C.
Mary 45 WF Daughter S. C.
Lucinda 42 WF Daughter S. C.
Lumpkin, Martha 30 WF Daughter S. C.
Martin, W. Davis 19 WM Grandson S. C.
Nancy C. 7 WF Granddaughter S. C.
Martha M. 4 WF Granddaughter S. C.
Lumpkin, Ellen 5 WF Granddaughter S. C.
NOTE: Cinthia was a widow.
Harriet, Mary and Lucinda were single
Martha Lumpkin was married
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