Martin served as Matagorda doctor, county sheriff

  From the Matagorda County History & Genealogy page, Handbook of Texas Online


 James Fisher Martin, doctor, sheriff, and rancher, was born at Newcastle-on-Tyne, England, in 1808. 
   He was educated at Edinburgh, Scotland, and then practiced medicine in Liverpool, England.  
   He immigrated to Anderson County, South Carolina, in 1830, moved to Texas during the Texas Revolution, and attended the wounded after the battle of San Jacinto. 
   Subsequently, he opened a drugstore and doctor’s office in Matagorda. 

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