Sampson S. Martin Jr.

9 July 1848–2 May 1919 (Age 70)
Warren, Tennessee, United States

The Life of Sampson S.

When Sampson S. Martin Jr. was born on 9 July 1848, in Warren, Tennessee, United States, his father, Sampson Martin, was 58 and his mother, Mary Cantrell, was 41. He married Nancy Bybee in 1864, in Warren, Tennessee, United States. They were the parents of at least 2 sons and 3 daughters. He lived in Civil District 15, Warren, Tennessee, United States for about 40 years. He died on 2 May 1919, in Warren, Tennessee, United States, at the age of 70, and was buried in Warren, Tennessee, United States.

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Family Time Line

Sampson S. Martin Jr.
Nancy Bybee
Marriage: 1864
William Martin
Mary Elizabeth Martin
Sarah Sallie Docie Martin
Roxanna Roxie Martin
James Knox Martin

Spouse and Children

Warren, Tennessee, United States


Parents and Siblings



    Mary Martin


    Catherine Martin


    Jane Martin


    William Martin


    Elizabeth Martin


+3 More Children

World Events (8)

1862 · Battle of Shiloh

Age 14

The battle of Shiloh took place on April 6, 1862 and April 7, 1862. Confederate soldiers camp through the woods next to where the Union soldiers were camped at Pittsburg Landing on the Tennessee River. With 23,000 casualties this was the bloodiest battle of the Civil War up to this point.

Age 15

Abraham Lincoln issues Emancipation Proclamation, declaring slaves in Confederate states to be free.
1867 · Sorry Mr. President, You can't do that.

Age 19

This Act was to restrict the power of the President removing certain office holders without approval of the Senate. It denies the President the power to remove any executive officer who had been appointed by the president with the advice and consent of the Senate, unless the Senate approved the removal during the next full session of Congress. The Amendment was later repealed.

Name Meaning

1 English, Scottish, Irish, French, Dutch, German, Czech, Slovak, Spanish (Martín), Italian (Venice), etc.: from a personal name (Latin Martinus, a derivative of Mars, genitive Martis, the Roman god of fertility and war, whose name may derive ultimately from a root mar ‘gleam’). This was borne by a famous 4th-century saint, Martin of Tours, and consequently became extremely popular throughout Europe in the Middle Ages. As a North American surname, this form has absorbed many cognates from other European forms.2 English: habitational name from any of several places so called, principally in Hampshire, Lincolnshire, and Worcestershire, named in Old English as ‘settlement by a lake’ (from mere or mær ‘pool’, ‘lake’ + tūn ‘settlement’) or as ‘settlement by a boundary’ (from (ge)mære ‘boundary’ + tūn ‘settlement’). The place name has been charged from Marton under the influence of the personal name Martin.

Dictionary of American Family Names © Patrick Hanks 2003, 2006.

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Sources (3)

  • Simpson Martin, "United States Census, 1870"
  • S S Martin, "United States Census, 1880"
  • Sampson Martin, "United States Census, 1910"

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