William Martin, born 1833, died 1892 in Bay St. Louis, Hancock, MS. His second wife was Sally Davenport. My husband's line comes from his first wife whose name is unknown. She died in 1850 giving birth to twins. One died, the other lived - Wm. Martin Mathieu,Jr. born 1850, died 1936 in Sanford, Covington, Mississippi. It has been passed down that Wm. Martin Mathieu, Sr.'s mother came from France, year unknown as a widow, with her children. Any information about the first wife will be greatly appreciated as we have searched everywhere we know. We cannot find out anything about his mother, Isabelle Reice, (maiden name?) where she died, is buried, or did she remarry. We can't even find out when she came from France, it is just said that she came into the Port of New Orleans, but we can't verify that. We once did research in New Orleans and could not find anything about the marriage or death of his first wife.