The ancient surname Martin is patronymic, meaning “son of Martin”. As Martin was such a popular first name in the Middle Ages, it is not surprising that the surname is very widespread. The name comes from the word “mars”, meaning “god of war”, and developed through Martinus and Marinus to the present Martin. Early records show a Helewis Martin in The Red Book of the Exchequer Rolls in Cambridgeshire in 1166; a Johannes Martynson was recorded in Howdenshire in 1379. The ancient family motto was “Sure and Steadfast”. Source: The Heritage Collection. No genealogical connection is implied.
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Guion Miller Roll Results
Total Records: 9 Number Surname Given Middle State Comments Page
5920 Justice Ah-li I.T. 162
43756 Justice Almira Magdaline Ill 162
1059 Justice Betsy I.T. 162
27894 Justice Dellar I.T. 162
12406 Justice Dick I.T. 162
4369 Justice Eliza B I.T. 162
11673 Justice George I.T. 162
36456 Justice Myrtie Nichols Tex 162
33061 Justice Tissie A Ala 162
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Daniel Ross soon after married “Mollie McDonald.” He was a gentleman of irreproachable and transparent honesty, and carried with him the entire confidence of all who knew him. He also migrated to different portions of the wild lands, during the next twenty years or more, and became the father of nine children. John was the third, and was born at Turkeytown, on the Coosa River, in Alabama, October 3d, 1790. Returning to Hillstown, Lewis was born there, who is associated with him in labors and trials at the present time. Subsequently Chickamauga, and still later Chattanooga, became his place of residence.
Tahchee, A Cherokee Chief
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Tahchee, A Cherokee Chief
Tahchee is the Cherokee word for Dutch. How the individual before us acquired this name we are not informed, except that he obtained it in his infancy from his own people. In process of time, as its import became known, it was translated into the word Dutch, by which he is most usually called. He was born about the year 1790, at Turkey Town, on the Coosa river, in a district of country then composed of the wild lands of the United States, but now included in the State of Alabama, and was forty-seven years of age when his portrait was taken. The picture is an admirable likeness. Tahchee is five feet eleven inches high, of admirable proportions, flexible and graceful in his movements, and possesses great muscular power and activity; while his countenance expresses a coolness, courage, and decision, which accord well with his distinguished reputation as a warrior
What are tribal membership requirements?
Tribal enrollment criteria are set forth in tribal constitutions, articles of incorporation or ordinances. The criterion varies from tribe to tribe, so uniform membership requirements do not exist.
Two common requirements for membership are lineal decendency from someone named on the tribe’s base roll or relationship to a tribal member who descended from someone named on the base roll. (A “base roll” is the original list of members as designated in a tribal constitution or other document specifying enrollment criteria.) Other conditions such as tribal blood quantum, tribal residency, or continued contact with the tribe are common.