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Re: John Wellborn Martin

Is the Gerrish connection to Memphis, Tenn?  Jeffery Gerrish, Esquire?

>From: "John S. Quarterman" <jsq@mids.org>
>Reply-To: quarterman@mids.org
>To: quarterman@mids.org
>Subject: Re: John Wellborn Martin
>Date: Sun, 02 Jan 2000 13:48:19 -0600
> >This brings up something that maybe you know might know something about:
>Bits are cheap.  Let's put this in a separate message
>so it will be easier to follow in our new list archives,
>  http://www.quarterman.org/archive/
> >I am told that John Wellborn Martin was a cousin of  the Quarterman's. He 
> >also related to me through the Gerrish family,
> >
> >He was the 24th Governor of Florida  01/06/25 to 01/08/29. Practice law 
> >Jacksonville,  Florida  He ran for US Senate, but was defeated.
> >
> >Born 1884   Died 1958
>I wouldn't be at all surprised.  There are many Martins in our database,
>including several Johns.  Several of the Martins married Winn, Donnom,
>Quarterman, so they're probably as intertwined as the rest of the Midway
>John Wellborn Martin himself isn't in the database, but that may be simply
>because we didn't follow that line far enough to encounter him.
>The same was true of Oliver Wendell Holmes until I dug up the connection.
>According to
>  http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/martin.html
>  Martin, John Wellborn (1884-1958) Grandson of James Byeram Owens. Born
>       June 21, 1884. Mayor of Jacksonville, Fla., 1917-23; Governor of
>       Florida, 1925-29. Died February 22, 1958.  Interment at Evergreen
>       Cemetery, Jacksonville, Fla. Martin County, Fla. is named for him.
>Here's a picture and biography:
>  http://dhr.dos.state.fl.us/governors/martin.html
>And more:
>  http://www.lib.usf.edu/spccoll/guide/f/flagov/gov31.html
>Regarding his grandfather:
>  http://politicalgraveyard.com/bio/owens-ozra.html#RCW0XTCJV
>  Owens, James Byeram (c.1816-1889) Brother-in-law of Ethelbert
>       Barksdale; grandfather of John Wellborn Martin. Born
>       near Winnsboro, S.C. Delegate to Florida secession convention,
>       1861; Delegate from Florida to the Confederate Provisional
>       Congress, 1861-62. Died August 1, 1889. Interment at Evergreen
>       Cemetery, Ocala, Fla.
>According to our database, he was a planter in Fairfield Co., S.C.,
>before moving to Marion Co., Fla.  His daughter Jessie Louise ``Lou'' OWENS
>married Samuel Cassels QUARTERMAN, so there's your connection.
>And that connection makes John Wellborn Martin specifically
>a rather close cousin of our own Wiley Jarrell.
>Wiley, did Lou Owens have any brothers or sisters?
>Seems as if she must have had a sister who was Martin's mother.
>John S. Quarterman <jsq@mids.org>

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