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Descendent of original Warren County settler recognized
Michael Martin is presented with a Pioneer Family Certificate from Cheryl Mingle. The certificate verifies Martins ancestors were in Warren County at the time it was founded in the early 1800s. He is the great-great-grandson of Rock and Jenny Martin.
Michael Martin has been recognized as a descendent of original Warren County settlers.Martin recently received his Pioneer Family Certification after it was verified he is the great-great-grandson of Rock Martin and his wife, Jennie.Rock and Jennie were original settlers of Warren County in the early 1800s, having moved to this area from North Carolina. According to Warren County government, the county was established Nov. 26, 1807 by the Tennessee General Assembly and organized as a county Feb. 1, 1808.According to published accounts, Rock Martin came to Tennessee from North Carolina around 1797. He established a ferry at the mouth of Rocky River on the Caney Fork River at what is now called Rock Island.Jennie settled in this area a few years later with her family, also from North Carolina, and married Rock.