Jerry D. Alsup email@example.com
Chird Bobbitt firstname.lastname@example.org
White Co. Records
Grove Cem., Searcy
Lobe & Odean Martindale
Wednesday, September 03, 2008 11:26 PM
Dear Martindale researchers
As some of you already know, I am working on the
Martindale family history and have placed a number of e-mail addresses on the
above address lines. This is to keep you apprised of my research
progress which I hope will eventually culminate in a printed book about this
family in the U. S. A. You help and active participation in this project
is welcomed and also sincerely appreciated. If you are not interested in
being kept updated, just let me know and I will remove your name from the
list. You are encouraged to supply any Martindale family information
that you feel will be on value.
Cuz Jerry D.
Following are some of my research notes of the
past several days:
1930-Madison Co., TN-City of Jackson- 418 Burkett
138/176-Martindale, J. A.(James Azzie)-Head-Owns-$3000
Home-28-Md 6 yrs.-TN-TN-TN-
(occupation- Lumber Inspector
Martindale, Frances-wife-keep house-age 28-md. 6 yrs.-
Martindale, James Kenneth-son-age 4 4/12-
Martindale, Edward Leo-son-age 2 3/12-
This is the family of Winston "Wink"
Martindale, the television personality. Born after this census of 1930
were Frances Geraldine Martindale, Winston "Wink" Martindale,born
1934, and David Martindale. James Kenneth obtained possession of the
home place at 418 Burkett St. in Jackson and still lives there. Edward
Leo Martindale died in 2003, and David Martindale, the baby of the family was
born in the early 1940's and died in the 1970's of a brain embolism
rupture. Sons of James K. and Edward Leo still live in Jackson and one
is a doctor and another one is a lawyer.
In 1920, William "Willie B" Martindale,
born in July 1872, in Lauderdale Co., Tennessee, was living in
Jackson, Tennessee, Madison Co., at 209 Marie Ave. with his occupation listed
in the census as a house carpenter. James Azle "Azzie"
Martindale, father of Wink Martindale, was still single when this census was
completed, but was not living in the household of his parents.
263/290 Martindale, W.B., 47-Rents-Head-
TN- N C- N C
Lula-45- Wife- TN- GA- TN
TN- TN- TN
Martindale, Frank-10-Son- TN-
TN- TN- TN
Martindale, Willie-3 1/12-Dau.-
TN- TN- TN-
Martindale, Lula May-5- Dau.- TN-
The Willie B. Martindale family was supposed to
have been living in Jackson, Tennessee in 1910, when another Federal census
was taken, but they were evidently missed, as I have found no census report
for them. In 1900, they were enumerated in Madison Co, Jackson,
Tennessee as living in Civil District 10, household 71. They were
renting a farm at the time and Willie B lists his occupation as sewing machine
agent. He and his wife Lula had been married for seven years, and Willie
gave his age as 27. Lula was the mother of two children Irene, age 5,
and Lomay, age 1. There was a black servant living in the home named Jim
Price who was 40 years old.
Back in Lauderdale Co., Tennessee, Willie B.
Martindale's parents were reported on the 1900 census in District 3 for that
county as follows:
202/213 Martindale, D. W.-60-May 1840-Md.
1863-Rents a Farm- N C- N C- N C-
Martindale, Susan-56-Nov. 1843- Md 37 yrs.-9 children06 live. N C-N C- N C-
Martindale, Tommie-21-son- Nov. 1878-S- Day Laborer
T N- N C- N C-
T N- N C- N C-
Martindale, Leonard-son-10 March 1882-Single-
T N- N C- N C-
Martindale, Mary-dau.-16-Dec. 1883-Single-
T N- N C- N C-
Martindale, Walter-son-11-Nov. 1888- Single-
T N- N C- N C-
Leonard Melton Martindale, son of Daniel W. and
Susan Martindale and younger brother of Willie B. Martindale, remained in
Lauderdale Co., Tennessee and was reported there in 1910 where he was married
to Ida and worked as the manager of a cotton farm. He served in WWI and
his draft card described him as a man of medium build and height with dark
hair, and blue eyes. His younger brother Thomas Hasting Martindale moved
into the nearby metropolitan area of Memphis, Tennessee where he worked as a
laundry truck driver and lived at 550 S. Third St. His draft card for
WWI listed him as slender in build, medium in height with dark eyes and
black hair. He returned home after the war and was reported in the
census of 1920 as living on Rosamond Ave. near Macon Rd. in the east part of
Shelby Co. near Memphis. Living in his household were his wife Savanna
and son Erskine.
After moving from Alamance Co., North Carolina to
Lauderdale Co., Tennessee in the 1870's, Daniel W. Martindale, father of
Willie B., grandfather of James Azzie, and great-grandfather of Wink
Martindale, was reported on the 1880 for Lauderdale Co. as living in District
3, Household 93, with his wife Susan, age 28, and children Anna Inez, 10;
Willie B, 7; Minnie L., a5; and Thomas H., age 2.
In 1870, Daniel W. Martindale, 30, and wife
Susan, 22, were making their home in Alamance Co., North Carolina in the town
of Graham. In this area of North Carolina, about two counties west of
Raleigh, N. C., Daniel was self employed as a blacksmith. Their
only child at this time was a daughter Anna Inez, age 5 months.
Daniel W. Martindale, who was single and about
twenty years old in 1860, has not been found on the 1860 census for North
Carolina, but it is known that he and his family were living somewhere in the Moore-Alamance-Chatham
Bryan Martindale, age 42 in 1850, was reported in
the Federal census as living on a farm in the Upper Regiment of Chatham Co.,
North Carolina. He owned this real estate and evaluated it at $ 355.
He and his wife Cary, age 30, were the parents of Daniel W. Martindale
who was 9 years old when this population count was taken. His
brothers and sisters were Spicy, 15; Bethaney (Bethenia), 13; Mary
Elizabeth, 10; Bryan, 8; Julia, 6; and Sarah L, 3. Living with this
family was 16 year old Azile Martindale, brother of Bryan Martindale and
son of William and Judah Manis (and other spellings) Martindale.
Circumstantial evidence indicates that William
Martindale and wife Judah Manis(Manus) Martindale were the parents of Bryan
Martindale who was the father of Daniel W. Martindale. A check of
the census records for North Carolina indicates that the only Martindale
reported in 1790, the first year the census was taken, was Henry who lived in Beaufort,
N. C. Ten years later, the 1800 census reveals that Moore Co.,
North Carolina had a Samuel Martindale living in that county with the address
as Fayetteville. The family was reported as 01101--12101--00.
This indicates an older family with several older
sons and possibly one of them was William Martindale who married Judah Manis.
Near Samuel Martindale was the home of Thomas Martindale who was a young
husband with a young wife and an infant son who was probably the son of Samuel
Martindale and brother of William.
The 1810 census lists on one Martindale family in
Moore Co., N. C., and that was the family of Samuel Martindale whose
family was counted as follows: 00001--01201--00. By 1820, Samuel
Martindale was no longer listed, but the two families listed were probably his
sons. William Martindale------120010----300100--10
James C. Martindale----110001----000110---10
In 1830, William Martindale was the only family
reported. In 1840, William Martindale's son Bryant (Bryan) was one
of the families on the census list. William was on the census in 1840,
1850 and 1860. Another probable son of William and Judah Manis
Martindale in the 1840 census was Jonathan J. Martindale who had one young
daughter at the time. Jonathan lived in proximity to William Martindale
and also Azle Martindale. Circumstantial evidence attests that Samuel
Martindale who appears on the census record in 1800 in Moore Co., N. C. was
the first member of his family to live in this county, and that he probably
came from the Bucks Co., Martindales or possibly the branch who lived for a
number of generations in Maryland.
Cuz Jerry D.
More to follow !
Tuesday, September 09, 2008 5:55 PM
Dear Martindale Researchers;
Following is additional Martindale family
information on one of the branches of the Martindale family tree, probably
descended from the John Martindale of Bucks Co., Pennsylvania or his brother
Samuel who lived in Maryland.
In 1840, Thomas C. Martindale and his brother
James Martindale were living next door to each other in Desoto Co.,
Mississippi. There is another James Martindale living in the same
county who is probably the father of Thomas and James, but the numbers
seem to be erroneous on this census as the oldest person in the family,
James Martindale, Sr., is shown to be about the same age as
the sons Thomas and James. Circumstantial evidence indicates that
James Martindale, the father, was probably born in the 1770's. Thomas
was born ca. 1806, in Tennessee and his brother James was born ca. 1815, in
Alabama. There is a son listed in the James Martindale, Sr., household
in the 1840 census who is the proper age to be another brother of Thomas and
James. This John Martindale, born ca. 1822-25, also in Alabama, was
reported in the 1850 census of Desoto Co., M S as age 28 and living in
the Wm G. Wynne, Jr., household where he was the farm overseer.
Thomas Martindale was missing from this census, and he was probably missed
because he was on the move to Arkansas. His brother James Martindale
was counted on the census with wife Mary, age 30, and children Charles, 8,
William, 6, and James, 1.
The most likely Martindale family listed in the
1830 Federal census to be these three families in Desoto Co., MS is the
James Martindale family unit of Fayette Co., Tennessee. The James
Martindale reported as the head of the household in this census was in
the 50-60 years old range. The enumeration shows six males
from 15 years down to 1 yr. in age range and one male in the 20-30 age
group. Four females who are probably James' daughters are listed as
well as an older female who is very likely the wife of James.
Circumstantial evidence again points to the
conclusion that James had moved from Limestone Co., Alabama just a year or
two before the census of 1830, and located his family in Fayette Co.,
Tennessee which was one county west of Hardeman Co., and two counties west
of McNairy Co. where it is believed that his brother and some of his
nephews lived. Family records tell us that this family was in
Tennessee when the oldest son was born.
In the very earliest days of the 1800's
and final days of the 1700's, the records are scarce and give very few
details. We know that Thomas (Moses ?) Martindale came from Union Co.,
South Carolina in the late 1700's to Kentucky and then to Lawrence Co.,
Tennessee in 1820. One of his sons George (Washington ?)(Norman ?)
Martindale states in his biography that he was born in Indiana.
The date of birth of George Martindale was about 1800-05. There is a
Thomas Martindale in Pulaski Co., Kentucky in 1810, and another Thomas
Martindale in Rutherford Co., Tennessee during the same census. By
1830, Thomas Martindale and several of his sons were residing in McNairy
Co., Tennessee. This Thomas who was the proven son of William
Martindale of Bucks Co., Pennsylvania and the grandson of John Martindale of
the same location was very probably the brother of our James Martindale who
moved from Union Co., S. C. to Tennessee in the late 1700's and then into
Limestone Co., by about 1813-4. Martindales living in Tennessee during
this time period were in Overton Co,, Williamson Co., Maury Co., Lawrence
Co., Rutherford Co., and Wayne Co. There could have been other
counties in Tennessee where the earliest Martindales lived, but
left no known records.
In 1813-14, brothers Daniel and James Martindale
purchased land from the government in Madison Co., Alabama made possible by
the Cherokee and Chickasaw Cession of 1806-7. When the Cherokee and
Chickasaw Cession of 1816 made land available in the adjoining county of
Limestone, James and Daniel also purchased land in that location from the
government. James and Daniel Martindale, probably brothers of Thomas
Martindale of South Carolina, are also believed to have been born in Union
Co., S. C. and were traveling down through Tennessee during the earliest
part of the 1800's.
All three families of Martindales moved to
Arkansas in the early 1850's which was not long after the death of their
father James. Nancy Martindale Morgan also moved to Arkansas with her
other Martindale siblings. She had been reported in the Southern
Division of Desoto Co., MS as living near her father and a widow of husband
James Morgan who died prior to the census of 1850, with his wife shown as
the head of the household and children were Wm., 18, James, 16, Decatur, 14,
Mary, 12, Emily, 8, Caroline, 6, John, 4, and Sarah, age 2.
All three families of Martindales were living in
Bradley Co., Arkansas when the 1860 Federal enumeration was compiled, and
their residences were adjoining farms. The reports are as follows:
1860 Census-P. O. Lanark, Arkansas-Bradley
Co.-Clay Twp-P.509-10 July-
401/401 Martindale, Thomas
C.-54-Farmer-$600-$300- Born TN
" , Jerusha-47-f-wife-Keeps House-
" , James-25-m-w-Farmer-$500-$200-
" , William-24-m-w-Teacher-$
0-$300- " MS
" , John-19-m-w- "
" , Anthony-15-m-w-
" , Samuel L.-12-m-w-
" , Franklin-7-m-w-
" , Sarah A.-5-f-w-
402/402 Martindale, James-m-w- 45-Farmer-
$800-$600- " Ala
, Mary A.-f-w-35-wife-
" , Charles-m-w-19-
" , William-m-w-17-
" , James-m-w-12-
" , Caroline-f-w-7-
" , Margaret-f-w-5-
" , Elijah-m-w-3-
403/403 Martindale, John-35-m-w-Farmer-
" , Margaret-f-w-wife-30-
" , Elmira-f-w-12-
" , Frances-w-f-6-
" , Henry-m-w-5-
" , Leroy-m-w-3-
" , Infant-m-w-1-
I will now follow one of these children to
a fairly recent descendancy. The other will be detailed at a later
Samuel L. Martindale, twelve year old son of
Thomas C. Martindale and wife Jerusha Martindale, when the 1860 census of
Bradley Co., was finalized, has not been found in the 1870 numerical
valuation. However, his widowed mother Jerusha Martindale had
moved from Bradley Co. to Union Co., Arkansas and was reported in this next
compilation. Living with her was her son 25 year old son Anthony and
his 18 year old wife Sarah. Jerusha's son William W. Martindale was
also enumerated in the 1870 evaluation with his home reported to be in Ward
Twp., Yell Co., Arkansas and his post office address as Petit Jean. He
was living there with his wife Anne, age 27, and his only child, a daughter
named Virginia, 2.
By 1880, Samuel L. Martindale, age 30, had moved
to Yell Co., which was in the same county as the former home of his brother
William W. Martindale. William was not reported in this census and
does not appear to have been still living in the area. Samuel
and wife Catherine McCarty Martindale, age 18, were living on a farm in
Lower Lafave Twp. on which he was earning a living. Emma H., their
first child was born in Nov. 1882, and Samuel, their second and last child
was born on 6 Jan. 1885. Samuel died the following month leaving
a young wife with two small children to raise. No details have yet
been learned about the sudden death of Samuel Martindale at the age of ca.
35. It is known that by 1900, Samuel and his sister Emma H. Martindale
were living in Yell Co., with their widowed grandfather Jacob McCarty, born
July 1825 in Ohio. His residence was located in the Gilkey, Lamar, and
Lower Lafave Twp. No details have been uncovered concerning the death
of Samuel and Emma's mother. Also living in the home with the
grandfather was Henry L. McCarty, age 18, who was helping work on the farm,
as was Samuel.
Samuel Martindale married ca. 1906, and when the
census was compiled in 1910, he and his wife Mary Ada Martindale, age 21,
were living on Rover Rd. in Yell Co., Lamar Twp., with their two
children Governor, 2, and Adele, age 2 months. By 1913, Samuel and
Mary Ada had relocated to Crawford Co., Arkansas in the town of Mountainburg
where on 15 February, their son Vernon Hase Martindale was born.
Samuel seems to have been on the move in 1920, and thus could have been
missed by the census takers. Samuel and wife Mary Ada were living in
Covington, (a small town in the south east part of the county with a
population of about 600)Oklahoma on "F" Street in 1930, which was
in Garfield Co. Samuel was following his profession of Doctor of
Dentistry, but the secret of how he arrived at this vocation from his
rather challenging start, has yet to be determined. His practice was
in the middle of the oil fields and one of his sons Gene, aged 22, was
employed in construction by one of the local oil refineries.
Other children of Samuel and Ada still living at home were Charlon A., 20,
Vernon Hase, 16, Reba J., 14, and Wenona L., 8. Samuel Martindale died
in either Pomona or Los Angeles, California on 29 Nov. 1949.
Vernon Hase Martindale, one of the sons of
Samuel Martindale, died in Enid, Oklahoma in September 1983. He was
the father of Terry Neil Martindale, born 17 October 1950, at Enid,
Oklahoma. He is presently living at Alva, Oklahoma where he is
minister of the First United Methodist located at 626 College Ave.
Prior to that, Rev. Martindale was the Minister of the First United
Methodist Church of Guthrie, Oklahoma.
Caution is urged in accepting these genealogical
connections as absolute, since many of these relationships have been based
on purely circumstantial evidence.
More to follow
Wednesday, September 10, 2008 10:18 AM
Subject: Re: Martindale Family History
Thank you Jerry for all this work you are doing. I have a Martindale
grandfather and I cannot get past him. This is what I have....
Howell Brewer Martindale b: Bet. 1814 - 1819 in Moore County, North
Carolina. Died: 1866 in Nr. Waldron, Scott Co., AR. He married [09
Aug 1838 Washington County, Missouri (Maybe Arkansas)] Mary Elizabeth
Eaton (b: 1817 in Missouri and died 11 Jan 1873 in Big River Cemetery,
Washington Co., Missouri).
These are their children:
Bridges Bruce Martindale, b: Abt. 1838
William C. Martindale, b: Abt. 1839 in Missouri, d: in Civil War
(Conf.), Murfreesboro, TN
Lucinda J. Martindale, b: Abt. 1841 in MO
Ambrose Bryant Martindale, b: 26 May 1844 in MO, d: 29 Oct 1918 in
Houston, Harris Co., TX. M: Zilla Melissa Robinson
Permelia Ann Martindale, b: 23 May 1846 in MO, d: 10 Feb 1888 in
Hopewell Cemetery, Washington Co, Missouri
Sarah V. Martindale, b: 25 Oct 1849 in MO, d: 10 Apr 1900 in Hopewell
Cemetery, Washington Co., MO
Howell B. Martindale, b: 31 Aug 1852 in MO, d: 12 Nov 1889 in Hopewell
Cemetery, Washington Co., MO
Missouri Elizabeth Martindale, b: Bet. 1853 - 1858 in MO
James Austin Martindale, b: 02 Jan 1856 in Austin, Travis Co, Tx
Randolph B. Martindale, b: Abt. 1859 in Arkansas
I have some downline info on Lucinda, Ambrose, Permelia, Sarah, Howell,
Missouri, and James.
Hope you or somebody on this email list can connect up with any of
Thursday, September 11, 2008 12:04 AM
Subject: Re: Martindale Family History
> I have done a little research on the Martindales of Moore Co., North
> Carolina and the father of you Howell Brewer Martindale seems to be
> William Martindale who was the only head of a family in 1830 in Moore Co.
> William also named one of his son Bryant or Bryan and this was the one who
> married Cary. Your Howell Brewer Martindale also name one of his sons
> Bryant. Bryant and Cary are the grandparents of Wink Martindale a few
> greats back. In 1820 William was living in Moore Co. but there was a
> second head of a Martindale named James C. Martindale who was gone by the
> next census. I will show you their census age groups and you can probably
> pick out the correct one of the possible families.
> !820 Moore Co., N. C.-Page 26
> Martindale, William----------120010--300100--1
> Martindale, James C.---------110001--000110--1
> 1830 Moore Co., N. C.-Page 469
> Martindale, William---------001011000--111001
> 1810 Moore Co., N. C.
> Martindale, Samuel---------00001--012010
> 1800 Moore Co., N. C.
> Martindale, Samuel---------01101--12101--00
> Martindale, Thomas--------10100--00100--00
> 1790 Beaufort Co., N. C.--(only Martindale family in this state)
> Martindale, Henry---------20300--
> 1790 Laurens , S. C.
> Martindale, Joseph--------10100--
> 1790 Union, S. C.
> Martindale, Elisa----------12500--
> Martindale, John----------12402--
> Martindale, William-------25200--
> Martindale, William-------20100--
> Let me know if you have any questions.
> Jerry D.
Thursday, September 11, 2008 7:43 AM
Subject: Re: Martindale Family History
>I have information from Moore County. My ancestor is J. J. Martindale but
>we can not confirm his full name thus can go no further back.
> J. J. Martindale--born December 27, 1817, died, October 23, 1910 to Lucy
> M. Martindale--born January 24, 1820, died August 13, 1901
> Their Children
> B. John H. Martindale--born November 1844, died February 17, 1907
> B. James J. Martindale--born, September 21, 1845, died December 5, 1908
>>I have done a little research on the Martindales of Moore Co., North
>>Carolina and the father of you Howell Brewer Martindale seems to be
>>Martindale who was the only head of a family in 1830 in Moore Co. William
>>also named one of his son Bryant or Bryan and this was the one who married
>>Cary. Your Howell Brewer Martindale also name one of his sons Bryant.
>>Bryant and Cary are the grandparents of Wink Martindale a few greats back.
>>In 1820 William was living in Moore Co. but there was a second head of a
>>Martindale named James C. Martindale who was gone by the next census. I
>>will show you their census age groups and you can probably pick out the
>>correct one of the possible families.
>>!820 Moore Co., N. C.-Page 26
>>Martindale, James C.---------110001--000110--1
>>1830 Moore Co., N. C.-Page 469
>>1810 Moore Co., N. C.
>>1800 Moore Co., N. C.
>>1790 Beaufort Co., N. C.--(only Martindale family in this state)
>>1790 Laurens , S. C.
>>1790 Union, S. C.
>>Let me know if you have any questions.
> Linda Martindale
Monday, September 15, 2008 10:57 AM
Subject: Re: Martindale family history
Dear Martindale Researchers
There will be a cemetery clean-up and
genealogical get-together for all Martindales, Martindale relatives,
friends, and any other interested people on Saturday, Sept. 20, 20008,
starting at !0: 00 A. M. and lasting into the middle of the afternoon.
If you are available on that day, please consider coming to this informal
family reunion and cemetery work day, and bring you lunch. If
you wish, bring you clean up tool of choice.
This is the Old Martindale Cemetery located
on the J. Y. Keith farm about two or three miles south west of Walnut,
Mississippi. It is on the old Riley Martindale Farm and is presently
owned by Alice Keith, widow of J. Y. Keith. Her home and the cemetery
are near the Mt. Hebron Baptist Church. To get there, just go south on
Highway 15 off of Hwy 72 from Memphis through the town of Walnut, and turn
right about a mile south of Walnut on to the road that leads to Mt. Hebron
Baptist Church. Alice Keith lived about two miles down this blacktop
road. The cemetery is across the road from the Keith house.
Cuz Jerry D.
White County, Arkansas