John Tavener Martin, son of Washington Coanane Martin, pioneer family Dade County was born at Hooker, Georgia, six months after his father left to fight in the Confederate army. His father died in a Federal prison camp in Jackson, Miss., and was buried there.


His mother operated the farm and reared him and his sister, Cynthia, who afterwards married Thompson Street and reared a family at Slygo.


After his mother’s death he continued to farm, raising mostly wheat and cattle.


He was interested in politics and was Justice of the Peace for many years.


Mr. married Mary hale, eldest daughter of Mr. And Mrs. Sam Hale. Their children were Etta, Thelma and Lillian. He was active in the Methodist church where he served as Sunday School Superintendent, song leader, and teacher. (Used by permission HISTORY OF DADE COUNTY GEORGIA by Retired Senior Volunteer Program, 1981.)

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