Captain Willis Martin

Died October, 1892
American Courant, Cartersville, GA  October 20, 1892, Page 8
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Bartow County—Allatoona

One of the oldest and most eminent citizens of the district, Captain Willis Martin, died on Tuesday of last week, 11th, in the 77th year of his age. A native of Hall, he came here from Cherokee 40 years ago. He bore a brave and patriotic part in the war. He raised and took out a company which he commanded in the 35th Georgia Regiment throughout. He was in the Vicksburg campaign, in that of Atlanta and the battles around and was in at the finish in North Carolina. Happening at home, upon the striking episode of the Andrews railroad raid, he took volunteer command in the chase of the stolen train and received a wound in that affair. He was a farmer, miner, and contractor. Almost from the commencement of the Atlanta Rolling Mill, by Markham & Schofield he operated, in the latter capacity, the Crow ore bank, for ore supply; and in one way or another has continued his connection with the same mine. He was honest, resourceful and strictly faithful to his engagements. He was a true friend and a good neighbor. His death is regretted and he will be much missed. He leaves a widow and nine children.


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