J.A. Martin

John Alfred Martin

Full Name: John Alfred Martin
Date of birth: May 31, 1846
Date of death: January 26, 1917

Terms of Service top

Chamber District Dates of Service Legislatures Party City/County Note Counties in District
S 22 Jan 9, 1883 - Jan 13, 1885 18th (1) (2)   Democrat Marlin / Falls   Falls, McLennan

(1) Democrat. Pocket Directory of the Eighteenth Legislature of Texas, 1883.
(2) 18th Legislature, Regular Session - All Senators except District 3 and 21 are listed in Roll Call as taking the oath of office, 1/9/1883, p. 2; resolution by Sen. Gooch that the Senators shall now be divided by lot into two classes, 1/10/1883, pp. 5-6; drew term of 2 years. Senate Journal. January 10, 1883 January 9, 1883

Biographical Notes and Resources top

Biographical Sketches

Military Service Notes

  • Confederate States Army, A Memorial and Biographical History of McLennan, Falls, Bell and Coryell Counties, Texas, pp. 977-978, crediting Lena Armstrong Public Library. "At the age of eighteen years - the spring of 1864 - he espoused the cause of his native State, and joined the Peedee light battery, which was then in the Confederate service on the coast of South Carolina. He served in this battery until the surrender at Greensboro, North Carolina. Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).

Other Resources

  • Census of 1880 - J.A. Martin, Falls County, age 34, born circa 1846 in South Carolina, lawyer, wife Ala.
    Census of 1900 - J.A. Martin, Marlin, Falls County, age 54, born May 1846 in South Carolina, lawyer, wife Mary A. FamilySearch. 1880 1900
  • John Alfred Martin, birth date 5/31/1846 in Charleston, South Carolina; death date 1/26/1917 in Austin, Texas; burial in Evergreen Cemetery in El Paso, El Paso County. Includes obituary from Twice A Week Democrat, Marlin, Texas, 1/31/1917. Find a Grave.
  • Obituary, "Judge J.A. Martin Dead," San Antonio Express, 1/27/1917, p. 3, crediting Abilene Library Consortium. "He served one term in the State Senate in about the year 1884." Portal to Texas History (University of North Texas Libraries).


  • Photograph. J.A. Martin, 18th Legislature, State Preservation Board

Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol

Committee Information top

18th R.S. - 1883
Commerce and Manufactures  
Engrossed Bills (Chair) 
General Land Office (Chair) 
Internal Improvements  
Judicial Districts  
Judiciary No. 1  
Public Buildings and Grounds  
State Affairs  
Treasurer's and Comptroller's Office  

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