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    Children of John Lyon Martin & Sarah Ann Eliza Meadows:
390. i. Christine Frances “Kittie”6Martin, born 22 June 1855, Heard County, Georgia, died after 1920, Tampa, Hillsborough County, Florida, married circa 1875, Henry Clinton Lea, born circa 1838.589 He was educated at Chapel Hill, North Carolina. Henry was a captain in the 8th Alabama Regiment, C.S.A., and was a member of the 1875 Constitutional Convention of Alabama. Henry and Kittie Lea lived in Sumter County, Florida, in 1880.590 Kittie Lea lived in Tampa, Florida, where she owned and ran a hotel, in 1910591 and 1920.592
391. ii. Joseph Meadows Martin, born 25 June 1856, Heard County, Georgia, died 21 October 1921, Nacogdoches County, Texas, buried Swift Cemetery, Nacogdoches County.593 He changed his name to Joseph Oliver Martin. Joseph lived in Claiborne Parish, Louisiana, with his mother. In 1874, he ran off with Josephine Blackman “Josie” Boring,594 born 22 February 1855, Claiborne Parish, daughter of Joseph Tarpley Boring and Sicily Ann Wafer. Josie’s Bible states that she married Joseph Martin, 20 May 1874, but the marriage record hasn’t been found in Texas. In Texas, Joseph left Josie. Josie’s brother, William C. Boring, went to Corsicana, Texas, and brought Josie and her daughter back to Claiborne Parish. Josie and her daughter, Juanita Martin, lived with W. C. Boring in 1880, Claiborne Parish.595 Josie married 19 Dec. 1881, Claiborne Parish, to James M. Stewert.

    589 Henry C. Lea, age 32, male, white, b. Ala., was a clerk in a store in 1870 U.S. Census, Baldwin Co., Ala., p. 272, P.O. Mobile, #103/103, living alone.
    590 1880 U.S. Census, Sumter Co., Florida. Henry C. Lee, head, married, age 42, b. Ala. Ga. Ala.; Kittie Lee, wife, married, wife, age 25, b. Ga. NC Ga.; Alg. Lee, son, age 4, b. Ala. Ala. Ga.; William M. Lee, son, age 2, b. Ala. Ala. Ga. All white.
    591 1910 U.S. Census, Hillsborough Co., Fla., SD 1, ED 45, Sheet 6, Tampa, Ward 1, 707 Jackson Street, #77/77. Lea, Kittie M., head, white, female, age 53, widow, boarding house, b. La. NC Ga.; Lea, Wm. M., son, white, male, age 33, single, b. Ala. Ala. Ala.
    592 1920 U.S. Census, Hillsborough Co., Fla., SD 1, ED 36, Sheet 6, Ward 1, Tampa, 707 Jackson Street. Lea, Kittie M., head, white, female, age 64, widow, b. Ga. NC Ga. Proprietor of hotel, own, mortgage. Her son, Wm. M. Lee, was a printing contractor, living at 705 Jackson Street.
    593 Swift Cemetery, 8 miles east of Nacogdoches on Hwy. 7. Joseph O. Martin, born June 25, 1856, died Oct. 21, 1921.
    594 Sandra Lee Dobson McFearin: Letter from Mac Otts Boring in 1960.
    595 1880 U.S. Census, Claiborne Parish, La., ED 15, Sheet 64.