Notes for Andrew Jackson Martin: Andrew Jackson Martin was a hard working man. He thought a self respecting Farmer should be in his fields when daylight came. He often had Rachel up with The wood burning stove and ready to cook the biscuits and meat for breakfast At 3 am. He often muttered audibly about his wife. At 11 o'clock in the Morning she would ring the dinner bell denoting time for him to come to dinner and To water and feed the mule. He would mutter, "that woman is in such a hurry to Eat when I have hardly got started on my day's work.
Andrew once fell from the roof of a barn and broke his back which necessitated three months of bed rest.
11-5-99 Submitted by Don Taylor from their family files
AJ came to Wayne County in 1833 and bought land on Bear Creek where he farmed for many years. He married Rachel Emily Atkisson, born March 3, 1821 and died October 19, 1884. They had eight children and he is buried at Copeland Cemetery on Bear Creek next to his wife and William A. Martin, born October 3, 1850 and died February 24, 1895, believed to be his son.
At the time of the Battle of Shiloh during the Civil War, AJ's father-in-law, William A. Atkisson died. Some neighbors helped make a casket for him during the night.
Confederate Officers came and took AJ and his son, David Henry to McGlamery Stand to be questioned. They released them the next day, but they had to walk to 10 miles back to their home.