Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Andrew Jackson Martin Dead 1895

Andrew Jackson Martin Dead;
Grandson of the Sage of the Hermitage Passes Away.

Andrew Jackson Martin died at his home, near Buntyn, at 2:40 o'clock yesterday, after a long illness, in the sixty-fourth year of his age.

This announcement will not only bring grief to a sorely afflicted family circle but sorrow and sadness to the heart of everyone who knew the kindly hearted, gentle natured man whose life's journey had just ended.

Mr. Martin was born on the 15th day of April, 1832, on the Cumberland river, near the city of Nashville, and was descended from an ancestry honored in the annals of Tennessee.  He was nearly connected by family ties with the illustrious sage of the Hermitage, after whom he was named.

Taught in the best local schools during his boyhood, when sufficiently advanced he was sent to the University of Virginia, where he completed his education and then devoted himself to the study of the law.  After the completion of his legal studies and his admission to the bar, he located at Kansas City, Mo., where he soon attained a prominent position, both in professional and social circles.  After the war he married the daughter  (Rosalie A. "Rosa" White ) of Col. Clark C. White, a wealthy planter and highly respectable citizen residing near Byhalia, in Marshall County, Miss., and engaged in farming operations in that locality for some years.  Shortly afterward he moved to his late residence, where he has ever since resided with his family, keeping his office in this city.

He was a thoughtful, cultured man, widely informed upon all questions of public concern, as well as upon those subjects which appeal to scholarly intelligence and investigation.  Though modest and retiring, he had the capacity of speaking and writing with much force and elegance.

While a devout believer in the fundamental truths and highest teachings of religion, he was broad and tolerant in his views and opinions, willing to study in any school and to labor in any field where good could be accomplished. He was a courteous gentleman, a true friend, an upright and honorable man.
Originally published in the Memphis Daily Appeal, May 27, 1895

Andrew Jackson Martin Sr. Family Plot
Elmwood Cemetery

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