Benton County

Martin Luther Greer
Son of James Anderson & Jemima (Rushing) Greer

Martin Luther Greer, a substantial farmer residing near Bertrand, was born in Benton County, Tenn., on December 9, 1858. He is a son of James A. and Jemima (Rushing) Greer, both of whom are natives of Tennessee, who immigrated to Mississippi County, Mo., in 1871.

Martin L. lived at home with his parent until he was twenty-three years of age, assisting on the farm and attending school during the winters, securing most of his education after removing to Missouri. On December 20, 1881, he was united in marriage with Emma J . Jordon, who was born in North Carolina, and is a daughter of Henry Jordon. Her mother died when she was but a child, and her father went to the war, and was never heard from again. It is supposed that he was killed. She was educated by J.C. Yarbrough, of Camden, Tenn., with whom she lived until her marriage.

After his marriage Mr. Greer located on the farm upon which he now resides. Three children have blessed their union: Stella, Walker and Jemima. Mr. and Mrs. Greer are members of the Methodist Episcopal Church South. He is a member of the A.F. & A.M. Lodge No. 330. Although Mr. Greer is a young man , he takes considerable interest in everything that tends to promote the welfare of his community. In politics he is a Democrat.

From the website of Diane W. Lawson / Rootsweb World Connect
From - Goodspeed's History of Southeast Missouri Biographies of Mississippi County, 1888