Texas Obituaries - 1902 - Mrs. Francis Martin

Died, on May the 8th, at 1 a.m. at the residence of her son-in-law, S.H. Tilghman, on the old home place, Mrs. Francis Martin, widow of the late Benjamin Martin, her daughter, Mrs. Tilghman and husband, and her sons George and Isom Martin and others doing all they could smooth the pathway for her as she passed over to the silent majority. The subject of this sketch was born in Hart County, Kentucky, March 16, 1825, made a profession and joined the Baptist church at the age of fifteen, in 1853 became the wife of Benjamin Martin. With her husband she became a member fo the M.E. church and for more than three score years was a faithful follower of the Lord Christ. They came to Texas in 1871, stopped in Johnson county for five years, removed to Jack county in 1876, ending her days on the farm settled at that time, twenty-six years ago. All will miss her, especially will it be lonely for George for she had lived with him since his father died.

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Source: Jacksboro Gazette Thursday, May 15, 1902