Benjamin Dickerson Martin
Full Name: Benjamin Dickerson Martin
Date of birth: February 21, 1823
Date of death: March 28, 1891
Terms of Service top
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||Counties in District
Apr 18, 1876 - Jan 14, 1879
Greenville / Hunt
Hunt, Kaufman, Rains, Rockwall, Van Zandt, Wood
15th Legislature - All Senators except District 7 listed in roll call as Senators elect, oath of office administered, 4/18/1876, p. 1; Drawing of Senatorial Terms, 4/27/1876, p. 98, drew "short term" (two years).
. April 18, 1876
April 27, 1876
Biographical Notes and Resources top
- Biographical sketch in "The State Capital: Extending the International Railroad to Austin - Personal Notices of Senators Elect," 2/27/1876, p. 1. "Dr. Francis."
Galveston Daily News.
- Biographical sketch, pp. 19-21. 53 years old in 1876. "Mr. Martin was once a Whig, and became a Democrat after the disintegration of the Whig party in 1855."
Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878, 1876.
Military Service Notes
- Confederate States Army, Captain, Company A, 1st Battalion Sharpshooters, enlistment date 3/1/1863 in Hunt County, Texas. Benjamin Dickerson Martin, born 1823 in Lee County, Virginia, died 1891 in Hunt County, Texas. U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865; Texas, U.S., Muster Roll Index Cards, 1838-1900 (enlistment date 5/15/1862 at Greenville, Hunt County); U.S., Confederate Officers Card Index, 1861-1865.
- Col. B.D. Martin, birth date 2/21/1823, death date 3/28/1891, Benjamin D. Martin historical marker, burial in East Mount Cemetery, Greenville, Hunt County.
Find a Grave.
- Delegate to Constitutional Convention, 1875. Included in Journal of the Constitutional Convention of the State of Texas: Begun and Held at the City of Austin Texas. Constitutional Convention (1875). Galveston : Printed for the Convention at the "News" Office, 1875, pp. 3-4.
Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin), 2009.
B.D. Martin, 15th Legislature, State Preservation Board
B.D. Martin, Constitutional Convention of 1875 Composite Photo. From the collection of the Texas State Library and Archives Commisison.
Composite Photographs on Display in the Capitol
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