1920 census, Justice Precinct 1, Jackson, Texas Elisha A Martin 38 Florence Martin 38 Gladis Martin 13 Austin Martin 12 Frank Martin 11 T C Martin 7 Callie Martin 76 mother MS f MS m MS
Elisha would be the 5th child.
DC Elisha Austin Martin b 10/27/1881 Sommerville County, TX d 4/27/1962 Stephenville, Erath, TX f William Martin m Unk Carpenter cod Arteriosclerotic heart disease, generalized arterisclerosis, gangrene of the extremities burial Chalk Mt Cem Stephenville, Erath, TX
There is an Elisha Austin Martin that was born in 1824 in Henry TN that d in 1904 in Texas; I am wondering if that was William's brother, and if that's who Elisha Austin, the 5th child, was named after. I found this-
1850 census, District 12, Henry, Tennessee Austin Martin 78 VA Sarah Millipen 41 Sarah Millipen 13 Amos Millipen 8 Nancy Millipen 6 Beverly S Martin 38 Mary Martin 19 Melinda G Martin 0
and I wonder if that wasn't William's father
Tennessee State Marriages, 1780-2002 about William M Martin Name: William M Martin Spouse: Larretta E Aden Marriage Date: 6 Nov 1857 Marriage County: Henry
1860 census, District 1, Henry, Tennessee W M Martin 31 L E Martin 24
but then I can't find him in 1870.
This is a tough one, I don't know if you'll ever find out the truth.