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DO NOT SERVE ORIGINALS. SERVE PHOTOCOPIES

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1838-1993
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1838-1993
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eng
Summary
  • Papers, 1838-1993, of John T. Martin of James City County, Virginia, consisting of account books, accounts, appraisements, clippings, correspondence, diaries, genealogical notes and charts, judicial records, notes, photographs, promissory notes, oaths, receipts, stamps, and wills. Collection is divided into the following series: Series I: Account book, 1838-1868, of John T. Martin. Series II: Diaries, 1845-1880, of John T. Martin. Series III: Correspondence, etc., 1838-1930, of members of the Martin family with relatives and friends. Series IV: Papers, 1844-1879, consisting of accounts, receipts, judicial records, and other documents concerning John T. Martin. Series V: Photographs of the Martin family, relatives and friends. Series VI: Genealogical information on the Martins and their extended family
  • Series I: account book, 1838-1868, of John T. Martin, containing his income from livestock and crop sales, school tuition, bonds, and slave hires, and his expenditures for groceries, dry-goods, clothing, repairs, school tuition, medical care, schoolbooks for his students slave hires, and donations for missionary work. Series II: Diaries, 1845-1880, of John T. Martin detailing his planting and harvesting of crops, including corn, cotton, wheat, clover, potatoes, peas, and fruit; describing the weather; remarking on his school, his religious life, his business life, and on social events and deaths in James City County; and commenting on the effects of the Civil War and movements of the Confederate and Union armies through the county and his farm, as well as the Peninsular Campaign and the capture of Richmond, Virginia, in 1865
  • Series III: correspondence, 1838-1930, of members of the Martin family with relatives and friends discussing family and social news, business concerns, and other matters, and including poems, essays, and a eulogy on Charles B. Martin. Series IV: papers, 1844-1879, containing accounts and appraisements of estates administered by John T. Martin; accounts for groceries, dry-goods, and other services purchased; judicial records and receipts for court fees; promissory notes; oath and parole for John T. Martin; and other documents relating to the Martin and Wilkinson families. Series V: photographs contains photographs of members of the Martin family, relatives, and friends, including Charles B. Martin in his potato fields, Sarah Beal Martin, Sarah Wilkinson (Griffing), Karl Martin and wife, Sara and Ellen Ligon of Mobile, Alabama; and the Toano, Virginia, Women's Club. Series VI: Genealogical information contains information on the Cocke, Haley, Martin, McCandlish, Power, Taliaferro, and Wilkinson families; transcripts of the wills of Richard Taliaferro (d. 1789), Richard Taliaferro (1769-1792), Rebecca Taliaferro (d. 1810), and William Wilkinson (d. 1800); childhood memories of Hannah Elizabeth Haley Glass (1916-); and information on Hickory Neck Church, Powhatan Plantation, and La Grange, all in James City County, Virginia
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Biographical or historical data
John T. Martin was born 5 August 1809 in James City County, Virginia. He became a successful farmer and a school teacher. He and his wife Sarah A. Beale Martin had sixteen children, eleven of whom survived to adulthood. He died after 1880.
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Papers
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DO NOT SERVE ORIGINALS. SERVE PHOTOCOPIES
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DO NOT SERVE ORIGINALS. SERVE PHOTOCOPIES
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  • The Library of Virginia
Extent
.45
Immediate source of acquisition
Glass, Hannah Elizabeth Haley (Mrs. Forrest A. Glass)
Organization method
Organized into the following series: Series I: Account book, 1838-1868. Series II: Diaries, 1845-1880. Series III: Correspondence, etc., 1838-1930. Series IV: Papers, 1844-1879. Series V: Photographs. Series VI: Genealogical information.
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Photocopies.
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