Hi Brian. I don't know anything about Isaac Martin, but I know who all of the other characters are. They were in what's now Caldwell County near Collettsville. Maybe this could have been taken to a higher court. Have you looked into NC records? Joseph White left Burke County about that time. If I had to guess what the suit was about, I'd say that Joe probably skipped out on a debt or took something with him that was Martin's. Or maybe he sold a farm that he didn't own!Let me know if you find a further record of this.