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I am trying to clear up a family mystery based on family rumour.The story goes that ______Martin (first name possiby Stephen) came to the United States from Ireland.He may have killed someone in Ireland or may have come to Texas first and killed someone there and then came to Georgia. He changed his last name to Rhymes. Later he or it may have been his son Stephen (as I'm unsure of the time period) married Nancy Taylor n Appling county,, GA. Anyway Stephen and Nancy had 3 sons, Isaiah Daniel, Stephen jr. (Bunk) and Charles and 3 daughters. They lived in Appling, Telfair, Lowndes, and Coffee counties in GA. He may have been in the civil war, as there is a Stephen Rhymes listed that joined up in Calhoun county. He died in 1895 and she died in 1903. Their son Stephen jr. married Nancy Vickery and had many children and lived in Coffee county, GA. I did find John and Stephen Martin in the 1830 census for Telfair county, GA who are maybe brothers? Can anyone help on this? I don't know what part of Texas they may have lived in or whether the name change was in Texas or GA.
Retha (ggrandaughter of Stephen Rhymes Jr and Nancy Vickery)