I am looking for information about Pale Martin as well. I believe Pale was either a cherokee indian, or a melungeon.
The Robert Franklin Martin you mention grew up with the name Elijah Benjamin Hensley. I'm not sure that Rebecca Hensley and Pale Martin were ever married as I have not been able to find a marriage certificate. Elijah (Robert) grew up with Rebecca and her family - hense the Hensley last name. Elijah (Robert) married three times. Twice in North Carolina and once in West Virginia. The story goes Elijah (Robert) killed a man in a bar and to protect himself he left his family in North Carolina to go to West Virginia. He changed his name from Elijah Benjamin Hensley to Robert Franklin Martin (reflecting his father's last name) while fleeing. I have photo's of Robert Franklin Martin with his oldest son from his fist marriage (my great grandfather) when Elijah (Robert) was in West Virginia.