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Family stories say my uncle Wes Martin was a brick mason who helped build the Tabernacle Baptist Church in Selma, Alabama…he died a year after it’s completion, leaving behind a grieving wife and four small children.
Tabernacle Baptist Church
Where: 1431 Broad Street Selma, Alabama
Visit Tabernacle Baptist Online: http://tbcselma.net
Listed on National Register of Historic Places: July 10, 2013
Significance: Eligible for listing in the National Registry of Historical Places for it’s significance to social history, religion, ethnic importance and architectural importance.
Social History: Tabernacle Baptist has connections to the Civil Rights Movement in Selma (1922-1968). It was the site for many of the meetings and rallies of the Civil Rights Movement,, working alongside other community groups, churches and organizations including the Brown Chapel A.M.E. Rev. Louis Lloyd Anderson opened the doors to Tabernacle Baptist for the first mass meeting for voting rights. Rev. Anderson later ran for political office in a segregated Selma. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. spoke at Tabernacle Baptist on two separate occasions.
Religion and Ethnic Importance: Tabernacle Baptist was founded in 1885 and built its present building in 1922, it is an established place of religious, community and cultural significance in Selma. Tabernacle Baptist is also the home of four presidents of The National Baptist Convention, USA, Inc.; the largest Baptist denominational group in the U.S.
Architectural Importance: The Tabernacle Baptist Church is a Classical Revival, designed in 1922 by a congregation member named David T. West, an African-American architect. According to the National Register of Historic Places program, “It is the most formidable Classical Revival design of any African American institution in Selma from the Jim Crow era.”
The Classical Revival style is based on the architecture of classical Greece and Rome.
For More Info:
Audience at Tabernacle Baptist Church in Selma, Alabama, probably listening to Martin Luther King, Jr,. speak, Courier Photograph Collection (Image): http://digital.archives.alabama.gov/cdm/ref/collection/peppler/id/6469
National Register of Historic Places Program, Tabernacle Baptist Church: http://www.nps.gov/nr/feature/places/13000469.htm
“Selma’s Tabernacle Baptist Church officially added to National Register of Historic Places” by Hannah Lane, WSFA Channel 12 News, 03/11/2014: http://www.wsfa.com/story/24860795/selmas-tabernacle-baptist-church-officially-on
“Tabernacle Baptist placed on National Register” by Katie Wood, Selma Times Journal, 07/19/2013: http://www.selmatimesjournal.com/2013/07/19/tabernacle-baptist-placed-on-national-register/
West Martin WWI Draft Card: https://inourhearts.wordpress.com/2008/02/25/wwi-draft-card-west-martin/
Wes Martin Death Certificate (Dallas County, Ala): https://inourhearts.wordpress.com/2012/08/29/wes-martin-death/
LUKE MARTIN – U.S. World War I Draft Registration Cards, 1917-1918
Permanent Home Address: RFD 4 Box 48 City Dallas AL
Age: 33, Born 1885
Employer: Mrs. C.F. Grin
Nearest Relative: Julia Phillips (same address, I believe her husband is Max Phillips)
Description: Tall, Slender Build, Brown eyes, Black hair
Date: Sept 12, 1918
Note: Uncle Luke & Aunt Julia are siblings to my (g) grandmother, Sarah Jane Martin. Their parents are Jane (Judge) and Jordan Martin of Dallas County, Alabama.
Frank Martin Draft Card, 1918 * Summerfield, Dallas County, Alabama
Residence: Summerfield Alabama
Date of Birth: June 1898
Occupation: Farm Laborer
Employer Name: Lucy Greene
Nearest Relative: Lucy Green, Summerfield, Ala
Description: Medium Height, Medium Build, Black Hair
Frank Martin is a cousin. Another cousin that worked for Sol & Lucy Greene is Herbert Martin.
Sol and Lucy (Callens) Greene lived in Summerfield, Dallas County, Alabama and worked as farmers.
I believe the parents of Frank Martin are Jim (James, b. 1873) and Lucy Martin (b. 1888). Jim is the brother of my (g) great-grandmother, Sarah Jane Martin. Which makes Frank Martin a cousin.
Date of Death: May 8, 1923
Place: Selma, Alabama (Dallas County)
Spouse: Alberta Martin
Father: –rden Martin (Jordan)
Mother: Jane Martin (Judge)
NOTES: Wes Martin is the brother of my great- great-grandmother Sarah Jane Martin.
Wes Martin was a brick mason who helped to build the Tabnernacle Church on Broad Street in Selma, Alabama.
CD “Dugga” Martin, the son of Wes, was very helpful in telling family stories, and helping begin this genealogical adventure! Rest in Peace, I will always cherish the memory of sitting in your living room with my cousin Nile, hearing the stories of our family. xo
Bama M. Dock (maiden name Martin)
Death: April 24, 1971
Place: Selma, Alabama (Dallas County)
Father: Jordan Martin
Mother: Jane Martin (“Judge”)
film # 2051650
“The foundation of family–that’s were it all begins for me.”, Faith Hill
1910 United States Federal Census
Jim and Sarah J. Green
Name: Jim Green
Age in 1910: 39
Estimated birth year: 1871
Relation to Head of House: Head
Father’s Birth Place: Alabama
Mother’s Birth Place: Alabama
Spouse’s name: Sarah J Green
Home in 1910: Summerfield, Dallas, Alabama. I can’t read the street name looks like Braud/Broad something??
Marital Status: Married, 1906
Jim Green 39, husband, b. 1871
Sarah J Green 34, wife, b. 1876
Lettie Green 2, daughter, b. 1908
Lettie Martin Jr. 3 , nephew (could be Levie), b. 1907
Lum Martin 4, nephew, b. 1906
ALSO on this page are Sol (b. 1873) & Lucy (Callens) Green(e), b. 1880, and their two sons, Frank (b. 1902) & Herbert (b. 1903)
Source Citation: Year: 1910; Census Place: Summerfield, Dallas, Alabama; Roll T624_11; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 64; Image: 53.
Source Information: Ancestry.com. 1910 United States Federal Census
The farm in Summerfield was owned by Henry and Amanda Martin, and my family worked this land for generations.
Sarah Jane Martin and Simon Robins are the parents of my great-grandmother Mary Ella (“Mel”, “Mary”) Martin-Morton b. 1897. Sarah Jane Martin and Simon Robins were neighbors, and grew up together.
Family stories say Simon Robins died, and it is likely Sarah Jane had relatives help care for her young daughter. I believe Aunt Julia helped raise Mary, though her connection to the Robins and Green(e) families remained strong throughout her life.
I can find no record of Sarah Jane Martin or Sarah Jane (J) Green(e) living with her daughter. Family stories also say Sarah Jane died at a young age.
The Green(e) are kin to the Martins, in many ways our family line has become one through ties of marriage and loyalty. I also found Jim Green(e) and Sarah J. Martin listed in…
1900 Census, Summerfield, My Family Line:
Martin, Sarah J. Black. Head (25) born April 1875.
Green, Jim. Black. Head (29) born May 1871. *I believe he is the brother of Solomon “Sol” Green(e) and son of Silas and Margarett Green(e)*
Martin, Julia. Black. Head (18) born 1882. (The daughter of Judge and Jordan Martin, sister of Sarah Jane., she is said to have helped care for Sarah Jane’s daughter.)
Matin (Martin), Jim (this probably is “James” son Judge and Jordan Martin, brother of Sarah Jane). Black. Head (26) born 1876.
Hubbard, August 1898.
Jordan, July 1899.
If you have any information on any of these family lines, please leave a note below 🙂