Details for Benjamin D. Martin

Historical Marker — Atlas Number 5231007816


Marker Number 7816
Atlas Number 5231007816
Marker Title Benjamin D. Martin
Index Entry Martin, Benjamin D.
City Greenville
County Hunt
UTM Zone 14
UTM Easting 770635
UTM Northing 3670084
Subject Codes Civil War; military topics
Marker Year 1968
Recorded Texas Historic Landmark No
Marker Location East Mount Cemetery (Marshall at Pine St.)
Private Property No
Marker Condition In Situ
Marker Size grave marker
Marker Text (Feb. 21, 1823 - Mar. 28, 1891) Came to Texas from Virginia and settled in Hunt County in 1850s. In Confederate army, organized Texas Sharpshooters, called "Ben Martin's Company." First mayor of Greenville (present regime), 1873; helped draft Texas Constitution, 1875; state senator, 1876-1878; and Greenville mayor again, 1884. He rendered outstanding public service in a long career. Married Elizabeth Caroline Dickenson in 1845. They had six children.

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