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Benjamin Dickerson Martin

B.D. Martin
Full Name: Benjamin Dickerson Martin
Birth date: February 21, 1823
Death date: March 28, 1891

Terms of Service

  • Senate, 15th (1) Legislature
    4/18/1876 - 1/14/1879
(1) 15th Legislature - All Senators except District 7 listed in roll call as Senators elect, oath of office administered, 4/18/1876, p. 1; Drawing of Senatorial Terms, 4/27/1876, p. 98, drew "short term" (two years). Senate Journal . April 18, 1876
April 27, 1876

Biographical Notes and Resources


  • Photograph. B.D. Martin, Constitutional Convention of 1875 Composite Photo. From the collection of the Texas State Library and Archives Commisison.
  • Photograph. B.D. Martin, State Preservation Board

Other Resources

  • Confederate States Army, Captain, Company A, 1st Battalion Sharpshooters, enlistment date 3/1/1863 in Hunt County, Texas. Benjamin Dickerson Martin, born 1823 in Lee County, Virginia, died 1891 in Hunt County, Texas. U.S., Civil War Soldier Records and Profiles, 1861-1865; Texas, U.S., Muster Roll Index Cards, 1838-1900 (enlistment date 5/15/1862 at Greenville, Hunt County); U.S., Confederate Officers Card Index, 1861-1865. Ancestry.com .
  • Col. B.D. Martin, birth date 2/21/1823, death date 3/28/1891, burial in East Mount Cemetery, Greenville, Hunt County. Includes historical marker photo. Find a Grave .
  • Biographical sketch in "The State Capital: Extending the International Railroad to Austin - Personal Notices of Senators Elect," 2/27/1876, p. 1. "Dr. Francis." Galveston Daily News .
  • Biographical sketch, pp. 19-21. 53 years old in 1876. "Mr. Martin was once a Whig, and became a Democrat after the disintegration of the Whig party in 1855." Sketches of Legislators and State Officers, Fifteenth Legislature, 1876-1878 1876.
  • Delegate to Constitutional Convention, 1875. Included in Journal of the Constitutional Convention of the State of Texas: Begun and Held at the City of Austin Texas. Constitutional Convention (1875). Galveston : Printed for the Convention at the "News" Office, 1875, pp. 3-4. Texas Constitutions Digitization Project (Tarlton Law Library, The University of Texas at Austin) 2009.
  • Historical marker, Benjamin D. Martin, East Mount Cemetery, Greenville, Hunt County. Texas Historic Sites Atlas (Texas Historical Commission) .
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