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From: "Charles A. Wyly" <wyly1(a)juno.com>
Date: Tue, 30 May 2000 03:58:37 -0500
Subject: Re: [Southern-Trails] MARTIN
get a copy of TRAVELLER'S REST AND THE TUGALOO CROSSROADS by Robert
Eldridge Bouman, copyright 1980- third edition 1992 from your library or
State of Georgia, Department of Natural Resources, Parks, recreation and
Historic sites division, Historic Preservation section, Atlanta. It has
pictures and 150 plus pages of Indians, Waltons, Martins, Wylys, Jarrett
and Lucas, Clevelands, & others living in the Cherokee Nation on leased
land mostly around Clarkesville, Toccoa, and Owl Swamp.
Chapter 4 P.27 ays Joseph Martin was one of the foremost of the
Woodrunners which included Col. Ben Cleveland, my ancestor, Daniel Boone,
and Jesse Walton. Gen.Martin married a supoerior woman, Sarah Lucas, but
would not settle down. He and Col. Ben Cleveland would drink until noon.
Cleveland moved into S.Carolina and Martin stayed. , 1740. Martin was a
friend of Patrick Henry.
In 1769 Martin led a group from Virginia on another tour of the Indian
countryIn 1769 he led a party to Powell's Valley, Western Va. and stayed
5 years. He abandoned it again in June, 1776. There was a father and son
named Joseph Martin and apparently a third one shows up ocasionally.
Gen. Martin married Betsy Ward, dau. of Bryant Ward and Nancy, widow of
Mankiller , her first husband died by her side in combat and she
continued to fight.
He also married Susannah Graves in 1784. Martin said David McClosky of
Tugaloo led a raid on a quiet village of Cherokees who disturbed no one.
This was at TeuchtorreThe general's son Joseph Jr. was 13 in 1798 and
another Joseph Martin showed up on the Tugaloo near Toccoa. He was not
apparently kin to Gen. Martin- watch the players- three Josephs now, so
check dates carefully. The generaL'S SON bRICE ALSO HAD A SON NAMED
jOSEPH. tHAT'S 4. tHIS LATTER jOSEPH MARRIED mARY wALTON, DAUGHTER OF
jESSE wALTON, WHO LEFT HIS FIRST iNN AT tRAVELLER'S REST FOR THE gEORGIA
gOLD fIELDS AND LET jOSEPH SELL THE PROPERTY TO gEN jAMES rUTHERFORD
WYOY, my ancestors. He was the grandson of Col. Ben Cleveland and she the
granddaughter of Col. John Sevier and dau. of Elizabeth Sevier and Major
Clark of Clarkesville, Ga. Elizabeth died when Sarah was 7 and she lived
with her grandad Sevier, where she married James R. Wyly, then of Blount
County, Landin or Louden Tennessee. They moved down the Turnpike he
agreed to build and lived in Hiawasse before moving to Toccoa.
He sold the Traveller's Rest inn , which still stands, to a Jarrett and
his Jarrett- Lucas kin lived there until the State of Georgia opened it,
complete with blacksmith shop and upstairs spinning and weaving room
enterred from a ramp from the upstairs of the main building, made of
Let's see, didn't one Martin marry a Lucas? Some of the Blount County,
Tennessee Wylys did.You will see the same persons on the census or tax
rolls in Blount County, Tennessee and Cass, Gordon, and Habersham
Counties, Ga. They moved if Indians acted up or no rain and returned
later depending on conditions One had a store and boat near Greeneville
,,Tennessee, think he was Lucas Wyly with kin in Georgia. State of
Georgia says the Inn was owned by 3 families. I am beginning to suspect
one family- loosely extended, like that Kudzu vine, may have owned it
besides the Cherokees and Georgia. Wylys ran the inn 1812 to the 1840's
when Sarah filed for divorce and J.R. married Francis Wallace in
Clarkesville and raised her daughter Emily Bradshaw and Absolam
Cleveland's son John Cleveland. His Uncle John , Col. Ben's son, can be
explained in the Georgia Black Book as having severe liquor problems at
Sarah never remarried. Neither Clark or Sevier is mentioned on her
headstone, just Sarah Wyly. She and J'R. are buried in old Cemetery 1
block west of downtown Clarkesville with a child between and Gen. Ben,
their friend and Col. Ben's grandson, buried near by with War of 1812
medalions on their graves. Sarah lived with her older Tennessee born
sons, including Oliver Cromwell Wyly and Clark of Tyler, later. so my
great grandad and 10 Siblings came to Texas repeating the stories of
Clevelands, Seviers, Wylys, and the Rev. War and some read Latin Vulgate
Bibles . I suspect this was from Sarah's training in Knoxville. Wish I
had listened more to what one cousin heard from them. but I didn't.
I think you would like the book It has taken me 10 years to digest it
There may have been a shorter version sold at the inn at one time. There
is a rock in the back yard with carvings as yet not interpreted. The book
has Bibliographies and many maps and photos and much early Indian
Jerry Taylor of Hiawasse and Young Harris Ga. is an expert on the era
above and wrote for the Ga. Centenial and other events.
Charles A. Wyly
On Tue, 30 May 2000 00:51:34 -0500 malinda jones <mthiesse(a)swbell.net>
Gen Joseph Martin is a fascinating man ......I don't know whether he
Martin's ancestor or not. What VA county was he born in ?...and do you
who his parents were ?
I have another Martin line which may or may not connect with either
Martin or Gen Joseph. This one descends from John Martin and his son
Martin (c 1708 in St. Peter's Parish Church) of New Kent Co VA.
It is also possible that I descend from Thomas Graves' daughter who
Kimbrough....not sure about that one. I have several cousins who
that line though. Tidewater VA was a small world.
Thanks for the input...........malinda
p.s. I'll be off-line for the next few weeks while some flood damage
repaired (broken washing machine line....arrgh)....gotta move to a
"Charles A. Wyly" wrote:
> Gen Martin had 2 Anglo wives and 5 Cherokee wives according to one
> Arkansas report recentlyOne Anglo wife was Susannah Graves sister to
> Graves, the wife of Gen. Wyly's grandad Col. Ben Cleveland. The Wyly
> married into this lineage was a son of William Clark Wyly, my great
> grands brother of Tyler, Texas. These Graves sisters were the desc.
> Thomas Graves of Jamestown colony. Check the Jamestown or Graves
> the net. Polygamy was accepted as legal in the Cherokee Nation and
> of his Anglo wives was told if he had not married one as an Indian
> he might have been killed. He was success oriented. The Wyly who
> into this line (may have been others- Was Amelia Starr , his mother
> Cherokee?)He died in Tyler, Texas and one son went to Mayesville
> and married Mary Jane Buffington, a Cherokee (Princess) Georgia
> at least on the Tribal council. One of their children married into
> Capt Stuart- OO-OO-Du-Tu- Bushyhead- Bushy- Foreman line. Jesse
> was aBaptist minister and translater. Plenty on him and his clan he
> to Bushyhead Mountain. Percy Wyly of this group in Tahlequah was a
> Regional FBI agent who integrated Miss.He was in charge of the
> for Albequerque city schools after retirement, and of the Sandia
> and his attorney son are both now dead. One of the brothers went to
> Glasgow Medical school, left Scotland for home, and died within the
> One more shoe- a Waco policewman printed one page of the hundreds
> pages on the Roswell spaceshilp crash. This , under open Records
> been orderred released and is on the internet. This page on a
> thin disc with a cable tied to a "weather Baloon" was reported. It
> later thought to be a Radar detector or deflector. Whose? they don't
> , but the man who filed in the Dallas FBI office was PERCY WYLY, I
> assume, it is marked (Filed by Wyly and several words and phrases
> marked out with a black marker. Some radio talk shows interview
> Americans who are not amazed or startled by the UFOs.
> What's next?
> Take care
> Charles Augustine Wyly ( Named 6 generations for Judge Augustin
> Clayton of Georgia who wrote in papers and books as "Atticus"). He
> wrote DAVEY CROCKETT, BY HIMSELF. Perhaps Davey told him most of
> they were kin?
> On Mon, 29 May 2000 10:17:07 -0500 malinda jones
> >I have an ancestress named Ann Martain/Martin who was born 2 Feb
> >in SC and 1st married Dr Jesse Jenkins. She named my 3rd great
> >grandmother Tranquilla Jenkins and seemed to have wealth of her
> >(both money and slaves) which she lavished on her daughter. Her
> >marriage was to Col Nicholas Johnson...said to be the richest man
> >Madison Co GA when he rode into view (per a memoir by the Gov of
> >AL....close friend and two time father-in-law to Col Johnson's
> >Tranquilla named one of her children Wylie/Wyly Martin Reed....he
> >a preacher with the Cumberland Presbyterian Church (as was his
> >Rev Carson Pate Reed...and his uncle , Rev John Reed who was sent
> >by the church). Rev Wylie/Wyly M. Reed resigned from the church
> >was invaded and became CSA Cavalry Col Wylie M. Reed .....he died
> >wounds received at the battle of Ft. Pillow while on loan.
> >Col Reed's sister ...Martha Jane Reed is my 2nd great grandmother
> >named her only daughter Ann Martain after her own grandmother.
> >told that Ann Martain (my great grandmother) had some Native
> >ancestry ...but haven't find proof . do any of these folks sound
> >familiar ?
> >Thanks.....malinda jones
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