Barclay MARTIN, Congress, TN (1802-1890)


MARTIN, Barclay, (uncle of Lewis Tillman), a Representative from Tennessee; born in Edgefield District, S.C., December 17, 1802; moved to Bourbon County, Ky., with his parents in 1804 and to Bedford County, Tenn., in 1806; pursued an academic course; moved to Columbia, Maury County, Tenn.; studied law; was admitted to the bar and practiced; member of the State house of representatives in 1839 and 1840; served in the State senate 1841-1843; elected as a Democrat to the Twenty-ninth Congress (March 4, 1845-March 3, 1847); resumed the practice of his profession; again served in the State house of representatives 1847-1849 and 1851-1853; member of the board of trustees of the Columbia Athenaeum from 1852 until his death; died in Columbia, Tenn., November 8, 1890; interment in Zion Cemetery.

Source: Biographical Directory of the United States Congress, 1771-Present