Joseph Martin b 1797 NC, probably died Henderson Co, TN
October 22, 2011 11:49AM
Trying to find Joseph's father and/or mother.

His wife was Mary b 1798. They are on the 1850 Henderson County, TN census. It is said that their 2 sons, John W. (b 1829) and Benjamin (b 1834) died "during" the Civil War, which does not necessarily mean they were soldiers.

John married Sarah E. (b 1828) and after he died during Civil War she re-married, according to son Dr. Richard Thomas Martin. He also said that the family had a French connection but that may have been through the wives families, not the surname Martin.