Courtesy Barren’s Black Roots Volume 3, Michelle Gorin Burris,
Gorin Genealogical Publishing,
(c) May 1993 and shown originally in The Jubilee History and
Biographical Sketches of Liberty Association, G. R. Ford, Times
Publishing Company of Smiths Grove, KY, 1916.
“John Wesley Martin, of
Hydro, Ky., was born August 3, 1861, in Monroe county, Ky. He went
into wedlock with Miss Susan Cole on January 1, 1891. To this union
there were four children, as follows: Fannie, Boxley, Ewing, Bunney
Mills and Samuel. Mrs. Susan Martin was born February 20, 1867. Bro.
Martin did not profess any hope in Christ until the fall of 1908. He
and his wife are both members of the Mt. Union Baptist Church, in
“Sid Martin, of Hydro, Ky., was born
in June, 1856. He is a son of
Press and Mrs. Mariah Martin. Bro. Martin professed a hope in Christ
in 1878, being 40 years ago, and joined the Mt. Union Baptist
church, of which he is a strict member now. He went into wedlock
with Miss Lizzie Wright. To this union there are 8 children, viz.:
Edd, Will, Dock, Ora, Stella Huery, Sudie and Alston. Bro Martin is
a prayer meeting leader of the church now and has been for 7 years.
His wife died 18 years ago, leaving four small children; Bro. Martin
reared them well and they are worthy of a good name.”