Dr. Jesse Martin Shackelford, MD 1869-1941

Born December 7, 1869 Died October 2, 1941 Dr. Shackelford was born and reared in Irisburg, Virginia, the son of William George and Pattie Martin Shackelford, a direct descendent of General Joseph Martin. He was educated in the public schools of his community and then attended Virginia Polytechnic Institute at Blacksburg, later preparing for the...
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Globman’s

Abo Gleibman was born in 1894 in Ozarich, Russia.  He came to the United States in 1911, through Ellis Islan, when he was 16 years old. He came off the boat with $25 which was the minimum amount the 16 year old needed to pass through the immigration station.  He spoke no English, and by...
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Major Bryce Martin

Revolutionary War Army Officer, Virginia planter/farmer, husband, father, and devoted son.  Brice was the son of our Immigrant Martin ancestor, Joseph Martin, Sr., from Bristol, England.  He was born in Albemarle County, Virginia.  He migrated to Henry County, Virginia and owned a large farm on the west side of Smith River, a short distance from...
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General Joseph Martin 1740 – 1808

Whatever the reason, General Joseph Martin has been undeservedly forgotten, and as an act of historical justice I am appealed to write this sketch of him to re-emphasize the importance of his career on the Virginia-Carolina border and in the early emigration to Kentucky. He was the sort of figure out of which border heroes...
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