Biography of Mrs. Julia M. Boling

(See Grant)-Julia Matilda daughter of John and Ruth (Hall) was born Tuesday June 22, 1869 in Georgia.

Married at the Martin Davis homestead on the Chickamauga battle ground, Georgia, December 3, 1891 James Madison, son of Reuben and Marguerite Boling born 31, 1856.

He graduated from University of Georgia, Graduate of Missouri Medical College, Louis and University of Pennsylvania, Boling, who was a thirty second degree in died June 6, 1916. A pioneer physician and friend to the Cherokee and did much good. Reserved, talented and gracious; Mrs. Boling being possessed of ample means maintains a home in Tulsa, but spends much of her time, traveling.

Joseph, son of Joseph and Susannah (Childs) Martin was born on his father’s plantation near Charlotteville, Virginia in 1740. He was elected Captain of the Trannia Militia in 1776 became Major, February 17, 1779 and Lieutenant Colonel in March 1781. His activities were directed against the Tories and their Indian Allies west of the Allegheny Mountains, they having been stirred to violence by a letter of May 9, 1776 from the British Superintendent of Southern Indian affairs, calling on them for concerted action in surprising and killing the men, women and children of the revolutionists and their sympathizers. The south had been practically subjugated by the summer of 1780 and it was only by the efforts of such a patriot as Major Joseph Martin that it was possible for a part of the soldiers of the Western frontier to strike and destroy Ferguson at Kings Mountain on October 7, 1780 and turn the tide in favor of the Americans. Major Martin was not at Kings Mountain, as he was busy holding the Indians of the southwest at bay. In recognition of his patriotic services he was advanced to the lieutenant colonelcy, five months later. He was elected Brigadier General of the North Carolina Militia by legislature on December 14, 1787 and was commissioned Brigadier General of the Twelfth Brigade of Virginia Militia by Governor Henry Lee on December 11, 1793.

Martinsville, county seat of Henry County, Virginia and the place of his residence was named for him. He died there on December 18, 1808 and was buried with Military and Masonic honors.

He married Susannah Fields near Emory and their third and youngest child was Sabra Martin who married Daniel Davis, born in 1785 in North Carolina and died in June 1866. Their son Martin Davis was born August 27, 1809. Married April 29, 1840 Julia Ann Fate, born January 5, 1823 in Georgia. He died November 11, 1850 and she died September 28, 1882. They were the parents of John Davis born September 8, 1846. Married September 5, 1868 Ruth Hall born in Walker County, Georgia. They were the parents of Mrs. Julia M. Boling.
Martine was one of the Norman Knights who accompanied William the Conqueror in the conquest of England in October 1065 and the family later changed the name to Martin.


Starr, Emmett. History of the Cherokee Indians and Their Legends and Folk Lore. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma: The Warden Company. 1921

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