The Martin family was from Illinois and had moved to Texas before coming to Oklahoma. Synthia Ellen Martin married John Jordan who was from Alabama.
Synthia Ellen Martin's Mother was Mary Ann Elizabeth Coker Martin Young. Synthia was the half sister to Eva Francis Young Flint, wife of Luther Flint.
The Martin family had to leave the Gainesville Texas area during the Great Gainesville Hanging. One of the Martin men was hanged.