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    475. Mary Hardeman6Sims (Rebecca5Hardeman, John Marr4, Constantine3, Thomas2, John1), was born 27 November 1861, near Italy, Ellis County, Texas, died 6 June 1946, Gainesville, Cooke County, Texas. She married 3 January 1878, Italy, Ellis County, Texas, to Joseph Elisha Martin,1813 born 15 June 1853, Crawford County, Missouri, died 12 June 1921,1814 aged 67, Valley View, Cooke County, Texas,1815 son of Madison Green Martin and Anastasia Pierre.1816 Joseph E. and Mary Hardeman Sims Martin are buried in Valley View Cemetery, Valley View, Cooke County, Texas.1817
    Joseph E. Martin moved from Maries County, Missouri, to Ellis County, Texas, in 1872, with some of his brothers and uncles. Joseph E. and Mary Martin lived near Italy, Texas, from 1873 until 1881. From 1881 to 1884, they lived in Massey, about four miles southwest of Bynum, Hill County, Texas. In 1904 they moved from Hill County, to Hereford, Deaf Smith County, Texas, where he leased land. In 1906 they moved to Glasscock County, Texas, near Garden City where Joe had a sheep ranch. In 1909 they moved to Valley View, Cooke County, Texas. Joe and several of his sons herded the stock and rode in covered wagons in the move to Cooke County. Joe’s wife, Mary, daughter, Pearl and the babies, Jack and Bert, rode the train from Garden City to Valley View.

    1813 Ellis County, Texas, Marriage Book C, p. 418. And, original marriage license: Joseph E. Martin to Miss Mary H. Sims issued 1 Jan. 1878 by B. F. Hawkins, clerk for Ellis County. Marriage performed by J. H. Douglas, M.G., 3 Jan. 1878. Verso of license: J. D. Sims do solemly swear that my mother is willing for my sister Mary H. Sims to marry Mr. Joseph E. Martin.
    1814 Family data, Joseph E. Martin Family Bible, The Authorized Edition of the New Testament and the Revised Verson of A.D. 1881, The Western Installment Book Co. (Kansas City: 1882); original owned in 2008 by Michal Martin Farmer, Dallas, Texas. The Martin Family Bible passed from Mary Hardeman Sims Martin to her son David Springer Martin, and to his granddaughter, Michal Martin Farmer. Birthdates for Joseph E. Martin, Mary H. Martin, and all of their twelve children. Death date of Joseph E. Martin and son, Ople Thurman Martin.
    1815 Joseph E. Martin obituary.
    1816 Maries County, Missouri, Estate Papers of Madison G. Martin, 8 September 1903. Son: Joseph Martin of Texas.
    1817 Tombstones, Valley View Cemetery, Valley View, Cooke County, Texas.