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Re: Martin-McDowell Cemetery
Posted by: Loretta Aldrich (ID *****7098) Date: March 18, 2009 at 11:15:43
In Reply to: Re: Martin-McDowell Cemetery by Richard Satterwhite of 767

My husband and I visited the Martin-Aiken Cemetery about 10 days ago. My husband's 4th great grandfather was David Martin. This must be the best time of year to go since there was little overgrowth. The cemetery itself is in need of work with stones falling off the wall, tree limbs down and broken/overturned markers. I did find a flat, raised tombstone for Margaret Martin (died 7 Sept A.D. 1847) in the 70th year of her age and right next to her was another flat, raised tombstone for David Martin (born 12 March 1762 and died 19 Feb A.S. 1812). Are these just memorials or are they buried there? There is also an upright David Martin tombstone listing the same date information. Not sure why there are two for stones for him.

Nearby was a tombstone "Sacred to the Memory" of Robert Martin d. Aug 31, 1836. Is this the father of David Martin? And a tombstone for Nancy Martin, wife of Robert Martin, d March 21, 1834.

We would never have found the cemetery without your directions. I was also happy to avoid the hunting season crowd. Do any local family members have an interest in restoration of the cemetery?

Loretta Aldrich


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