Hello: I am on a "shot in the dark" search for Martin families in MO. in an attempt to solve a mystery.Looking for a Martin male who traveled to Ark & TN and was in Texas in 1872-1873 where his son Jesse James Martin was born. The family story is that Jesse's father traveled to CA with friends & neighbors (taking Jesse James with him). While in CA he disappeared, believed by those he traveled with to have been shot & killed.The group returned to Ark (possibly to Mill Creek, Ark, or around Branch Ark.) and Jesse was raised by the family with whom he & his father had traveled to CA. They claimed to have been unable to locate his mother upon their return to Ark. She did not make the trip and, according to neighbors, returned to her people during their absence. He shows his mother born in USA & father in MO. Mother may have been born in Ark or TN.