See also:American jurist and author, was
See also:born in
See also:Marseilles, France, on the 17th of
See also:March 1762, of Provencal descent . In 1780 he went to
See also:Martinique, and before the close of the American war of Independence went to
See also:North Carolina, where (in New
See also:Bern) he taught French and learnt
See also:English, and set up as a printer . He studied
See also:law, and was admitted to the North Carolina ,
See also:bar. in 1789 . He published various legal books, and edited Acts of the North Carolina
See also:Assembly from 1715 to r8o3 (2nd ed., 1809) . He was a member of the
See also:house of the General Assembly in 1806-1807 . In 1809 he was commissioned a
See also:judge of the
See also:court of the territory of
See also:Mississippi, and in March 1810 became judge of the superior court of the territory of
See also:Orleans . Here the law was in a chaotic
See also:condition, what with French law before O'Reilly's
See also:rule, then a
See also:code, and in 1808 the
See also:Digest of the
See also:Laws, an adaptation by
See also:Brown and
See also:Moreau Lislet of the code of
See also:Napoleon, which repealed the Spanish fueros, partidas, recopilationes and laws of the Indies only as they conflicted with its provisions .
See also:Martin published in 1811 and 1813 reports of cases decided by the superior court of the territory of Orleans . For two years from
See also:February 1813 Martin was
See also:attorney-general of the newly established state of
See also:Louisiana, and then until March 1846 was a judge and (from 1836 to 1846) presiding judge of the supreme court of the state . For the
See also:period until 183o he published reports of the decisions of the supreme court; and in 1816 he published two volumes, one French and one English, of A General Digest of tke Acts of Legislatures of the
See also:Late Territory of Orleans and of the State of Louisiana . He won the name of the "
See also:father of Louisiana
See also:jurisprudence " and his
See also:work was of
See also:great assistance to
See also:Edward Livingston,
See also:Pierre Derbigny and Moreau Lislet in the Louisiana codification of 1821-1826 . Martin's eyesight had begun to fail when he was seventy, and after 1836 he could no longer write opinions with his own
See also:hand.l He died in New Orleans on the 11th of
See also:December 1846 .
Martin translatedRobert J .
See also:Pothier On Obligations (1802), and wrote The
See also:History of Louisiana from the Earliest Period (2 vols . 1827–1829) and The History of North Carolina (2 vols., 1829) . There His holographic will in favour of his
See also:brother (written in 1844 and devising
See also:property worth nearly $400,000) was unsuccessfully contested by the statevof Louisiana on the ground that the will was void as being a legal and
See also:physical impossibility, or as being an attempted
See also:fraud on the state, as under it the state would not receive a to % tax if the property went to the heirs of Martin (as intestate) in France.is a memoir by
See also:Henry A . Bullard in
See also:part ii. of B . F . French's
See also:Historical Collections of Louisiana (
See also:Philadelphia, 1850), and one by W . W .
See also:Howe in
See also:John F . Condon's edition of Martin's History of Louisiana (New Orleans, 1882) .
CLAUD MARTIN (1735-1800)
HOMER DODGE MARTIN (1836-1897)
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