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Jim F. Martin, Jr. Collection

Collection 377

Martin, Jim F., Jr. (1947 - ). Collection, 1800s-2014

5 volumes

Jim Frank Martin, Jr. was born on January 18, 1947 in rural Geneva County northwest of Hartford, Alabama. He was born in a wooden frame farmhouse built in 1890 on a farm that belonged to his great-grandmother, Mary Ellafare Jones Barnes and her son, Recer Lee Barnes. He attended Oak Grove Elementary and junior high in rural Geneva County, Alabama and graduated from Geneva County High School in 1965. He received his B.S. in Business Administration and a B.A. in English and History. At the University of Alabama he received his M.A. degree in English and did his internship in the English classrooms for two years.

During his career, Mr. Martin taught English. He also took photographs as a correspondent/journalist for two days a week for newspapers in Houston, Geneva, and Coffee Counties in Southeast Alabama. He lived in New Orleans for 14 years until Hurricane Katrina struck.

Mr. Martin currently lives in Scott, Louisiana where he pursues ancestry research, concentrating on persons whose ancestors fought, died, and/or survived the War of Northern Aggression.

Jim Frank Martin, Jr donated this collection.


Volumes 1-5


Volume 1: Ancestry research and Civil War research. Miscellaneous research focused on unusual names of veterans of the War Between the States. Other materials relate to ancestry research of people born in Geneva County and Southeast Alabama and other locations throughout the Deep South or the South East, including their ancestors in England the British Isles.
Volume 2: Louisiana Travels: descriptive narratives of attendance at festivals in Acadiana during 2010 – Atchafalaya Basin festival – Arnaudville Fire and Water Festival and more.
Volume 3: Letters exchanged between Martin and his family, kinfolks and friends in Southeast Alabama. Some of these letters take the form of narratives of descriptions of festival and other events and sites he visited in Acadiana between 2010 and 2014. Other letters include notification to recipients of findings of their ancestors who fought in the War Between the States and other ancestors who migrated, settled and lived in Southeast Alabama and the Southeast United States.
Volume 4: Sources indicating unusual names of veterans who fought in the American Revolutionary War and the War Between the States, from Southeast Alabama Counties and other locations in southern States. Other data include obituaries and photos of gravesites of some of these veterans and other people whom I knew or grew up with the Southeast Alabama in the 1950s and 1960s. Other data indicate research on the Bobo and Barnes families who lived and died in Fayette County, Alabama, who were maternal ancestors, including cousins, aunts and uncles and allied families of Martin.
Volume 5: Findings focused on slaves in the antebellum South. Other data include unusual names of veterans of the War Between the States, including census data and obituaries of these veterans.