I recently found reference to William Pinckney Martin, b. 7Jun1851, Princeton,Gibson Co., IN, d. 14 Jun 1925, Rialto, CA who m. Lorinda Kellogg. I suspect William Martin & William Pinckney Martin are one in the same person.
Sarah Ann Pinckney (& various other spellings) b. 6Feb1842, Coles Co., IL m., William Henry Reed [1837-1915]in Moultrie Co., IL, 12Oct1859. Sarah Ann and her older sister, Anna Susannah were daughters of Willson Pinckney who m. Mary Jane Martin, 17Aug1837 in Coles Co., IL.
An IGI record notes Susan Pinkley, m. Jonathan Graham, 25Mar1854 and that Jonathan again m. Nancy C. Gardner 22Dec1858, Coles Co., IL. Susan Pinkley may have been Anna Susannah.
A Coles Co., IL court record dated 22Mar1853 affirms the appointment of William Martin as Guardian of Susannah Pinkley, aged 12 years & 11 months & SArah Ann Pinkley aGED 11 years.
Willson Pinckney was b. ca. 1819 in IN. Robert Pinkley, was b. 1819, IN. Robert m. Martha Ringo 23Jun1846 in Clay Co., IN. A reasonable assumtion suggests Willson and Robert may have been twin brothers as the 1850 census of Clay
Co. shows the combined families of Willson and Martha living together in Clay Co., IN suggesting that Mary Jane Martin and Robert Pinkley d. prior to 1850 census date.
Eden R. Martin, Esq. member of the American Antiquarian Society and in 1999, Chariman of the Board of the Chicago Historical Society whose home town happens to be Sullivan, Moultrie Co., IL published his Martin Family genealogy which is on line.
I am a descendant of William Reed and Sarah Ann, my g2 grandparents. Family tradition notes Sarah Ann who d. in childbirth 28Sep1879 in Chautauqua Co., KS claimed relationship with the Pickney Family of SC.
Whether William Martin of Gibson Co. is related to the large Martin family of Moultrie Co., IL seems possible. If interested in further information please contact me. Joe
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