October 27, 1998 Subject:NEWTON MARTIN/Martin family of Smith or Simpson Co., Mississippi: I am searching for info. on the origins ,ancestors, family, relatives and descendants of Newton Martin (date of birth and death not known), who may have been born in either Smith or Simpson County, Mississippi, and lived in the Mize or Magee area. Newton Martin is my maternal great grandfather. I do not know the names of Newton's parents, grandparents, siblings, ancestors, or other family members. Newton Martin possibly had Native American Indian (Cherokee and Choctaw) ancsestry. I found the name of a " Newton Martin" listed in a book titled "Old Cherokee Families" by Emmett Star and listed under the Ward family section. Newton Martin's wife was Carolyn Robinson (date of birth/death not known).The names of Newton and Carolyn's children are not known, except for a daughter , Bessie Martin (b. April 19, ?; d. July 7, 1946). She was my maternal grandmother. Bessie was the wife of Albert Julius "A.J." Brewer. They lived in Smith County and had 5 sons and 2 daughters. I am also looking for info. on the following members of the Martin family: Alonzo Martin, who may be an uncle, cousin, or brother of Newton's; Floyd Martin, wife of Chester "Chet" Brewer (son of Bessie and Albert). Floyd may be a Martin cousin, neice or sister. Floyd and Chet had a daughter named Helen Brewer. Also, info on Walter F. Martin, possibly a relative of Newton, Alonzo, or Floyd. He served in the army during WWII. Also looking for info. on other members of the Martin family: Barry, Mary Ruth, who may be related to Newton's family. If anyone has any info. on these persons, families, Newton Martin, etc. , please contact me, Jeff Hodges at the following addresses: by mail: 532 4th Avenue N.E., Fayette, Alabama 35555; tel. 205-932-3275 (after 7PM) ; or by e-mail at HODGEJK@HOTMAIL.COM. Thank you.