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John David Martin
Posted by: Mary Esther Smith (ID *****1283) Date: September 11, 2011 at 20:38:08
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Trying to find the family of my great uncle, John David Martin, he was born April 1876 according to 1900 census, born in Oglethorpe Co. Ga. died between 1959 and 1963 in Cobb Co. Ga.
His mother, Margaret Elizabeth Gray Martin of Oglethorpe Co. Ga. was married to my great grandfather, George Hudson Martin.
Their children:
Sarah A. Elizabeth Martin
William Thomas Jefferson Martin
Lucy E. Martin
Susan E. Martin
Elzora Martin
George Washington Martin.
George H. died in 1870, this family was white, Margaret had John by a black man (not married) but she gave the Martin name to him. We have no idea who this person was. Half of my aunts and uncles including my mother, remember John, he was dark, with straight hair and blue eyes like his mother.
John use to come and visit his half brother, George Washington Martin (my grandfather) even after my grandpa married in 1914. He came to the funerals of his half brother and sister and his mother in Oglethorpe Co. Ga. at Vesta Church.
We were always told he married a Cathy or Catherine and they lived in Cobb Co. Ga., their house was in the middle of a housing project that had been built around them back in 1963 when my aunt went looking for him but he had passed away by then.
Would love to find his family, as we feel his family is also our family and we have always known about him.
Any help would be grateful.
Mary Esther Lord Smith

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