Ed Payne submitted this information to the Walters family forum:1) Martha A. Rushington (aka Rushing) was born in 1844 in either Fannin Co GA (familysearch) or in AL (reported by Warren Walters on 1910 census data). She married George Warren Walters circa 1859-1860 in Jones Co MS and had two children: Isabell and Warren Walters. George Warren Walters died circa 1864-65 in a prison camp.
2) Martha Rushington Walters remarried to Jacob Sumrall circa 1865-1869. By the 1870 census she and her two children are living with Jacob. Jacob and Martha also have had their first child, Joel (born 1869).
Shirley Holt replied:
Found Martha Rushing age 16, b in GA on the 1860 census, Jones co, Ellisville, 9 Oct 1860, p. 36. I browsed 36 census pages on ancestry.com before seeing her under head of household(#242): John H Powell, age 63, b SC, and E Powell, age 63 b GA. Then Martha Rushing, 16, b GA; Sarah E Rushing, 14 b GA; Josephine Rushing, 12 b GA.
On the next pg I found Mary L. Rushing, age 21, b GA inder the Household of W.W. Shaws (#246).
Today I found the following information at:
Descendants of John Hathorn Powell
submitted by Sam Powell
(I have edited the information to only include that pertinent to with Martha)
Generation No. 1
1.John Hathorn2 Powell(John H.1) was born 30 August 1800 in Edgefield County, South Carolina, and died 22 September 1867 in Alvarado, Johnson County, TX.He married Elizabeth Spears 14 November 1819 in Twiggs County, GA., daughter of Archibald Spears and Elizabeth Sapp.She was born 27 September 1797 in Georgia, and died 17 January 1884 in Alvarado, Johnson County, TX.
Notes for John Hathorn Powell:
A Memorial tombstone in Alvarado, Texas reads:
In memory of John H. Powell
Born August 30, 1800
Died September 22, 1867
More About John Hathorn Powell:
Burial: Balch Cemetery
Fact 1: 1861, Voted not to suceed from Union
Fact 2: 15 January 1861, Voted to suceed from Union in Mississippi
Fact 3: 05 July 1862, Appointed Provost Marshall by Generals Vandorn and Beal
Fact 4: 01 February 1863, Wrote letter to J.J. Pettis Governor of Mississippi
Jury Service: 22 October 1827, Served on Crawford Co, GA Grand Jury
Justice of The Peace: March 1835, Justice Of The Peace in Talbot Co, GA
Military service: 1861, Jones County, Mississippi Delegate to State Convention
More About John Powell and Elizabeth Spears:
Marriage: 14 November 1819, Twiggs County, GA. More About Elizabeth Spears:
Burial: Balch Cemetery
Children of John Powell and Elizabeth Spears are:
+ 3 ii. Samantha E Powell, born 29 January 1824 in Twiggs County, GA.; died 1870 in Jones County, Mississippi.3.Samantha E3 Powell (John Hathorn2, John H.1) was born 29 January 1824 in Twiggs County, GA., and died 1870 in Jones County, Mississippi.She married (1) Joel Eli Rushing 1839.He died 1850 in Jones County, Mississippi.She married (2) Mastin Williams Owen 1852.
More About Joel Rushing and Samantha Powell:
More About Mastin Williams Owen:
Military service: Died in Civil War
More About Mastin Owen and Samantha Powell:
Children of Samantha Powell and Joel Rushing are:
22 i. Mary F.4 Rushing, born 1840.
24 iii. Martha Rushing, born 1844.
25 iv. Sarah E. Rushing, born 1846.
26 v. Josephine Rushing, born 02 November 1849 in Biloxi, MS; died 30 March 1935 in Eastland Co, TX.She married Joel H Herrington June 1866 in Jones Co, MS; born 07 January 1844 in Jones Co, MS; died 15 October 1891 in Eastland Co, TX.
I wonder if this was the Martha Rushing who married Jacob Sumrall, it seems it could be.
IF you look at the source site, it seems almost the entire Powell clan was in Texas by 1880.I wonder if that's also how and why Jacob Sumrall came to Texas.