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Remarkable Women of the Early West

A Remarkable Woman of the Early West Margaret Ann Martin was born in Greenfield, Nelson County, Virginia on January Her parents were Hudson Martin and Nancy Thorpe. Hudson Marton wasborn in Virginia in 1765. At the close of the Revolutionary War, Giddeon Martin, his aftermoved to Kentucky. Giddeon Martin had fought for seven years in the Revolution underGeneral George Washington.Hudsont Martin and Nancy Thorpe were married March 22nd, 1824. Thefollowing children were born to this union John, their only son, and daughters Jane,Mahalley, Margaret Ann, Nancy and Jennie. They were raised in Virginia.Margaret Ann's mother died in 1859 and her father in 1861. Margaret Ann wasmarried to Andrew Jackson on December 16th, 1858. They loved in Broxton County,West Virginia. Andrew Jackson, joined with the Confederate Army and was madeCaptain of Company B-19th Virginia Cavalry.Mrs. Jackson was ordered north in the fall of 1863. All of her possessions andproperty were confiscated and she was allowed to take only her two saddle bags ofclothing, approximately sixty pounds of baggage. She was carried on horseback, under aflag of truce through the Confederate lines to her house in Virginia.During his four years of service in the army, Captain Jackson came home to visithis wife three times. On one visit, he only had time for dinner with her and had been goneabout fifteen minutes when the house was surrounded by soldiers. Once he came for avisit overnight and at another time for nine days.At the close of war, Captain and Mrs. Jackson moved to South Carolina two yearsin the fall of 1865hey started West by ox teams, stopping in Bandera Couny, Texas, wherethey remained until 1873. Mr. Jackson was running a sawmill there.They left Texas, May 1873 with three wagons and ox teams, driving five yoke ofoxen to one wagon and four yoke each to the other two wagons. They avaraved fromtwenty to twenty five miles per day. At night, when camped, two oxen...

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