Re: Martin family of va/pa
- I know that you have seen this before. I am still trying to make the connection
between Drusillia Sterling and this Martin family. I have found 2?? Drusillia
Sterling's in Preston county, WVA. One is listed as a sister to Andrew Sterling.
THe other is listed as the daughter of Jeremiah Sterling. I don't know if these
Drusillas are the same woman or two different people . The information I found
was very brief, one or two sentences. I have found a Andrew Sterling in
Masontown Pa. No Drusillia mentioned as a relative. I have looked at a number of
the Martin families in Preston county with no luck.
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From: "thomas_goodwin@..." <thomas_goodwin@...>
Sent: Sat, July 11, 2009 1:32:32 AM
Subject: Martin family of va/pa
This family shows up i n the 1850 Nicholson township , Fayette County Pa Census.
Martha Martin B. 1808 VA(died 1889 Pa)
William Martin B.1827,VA
Joseph Martin B. 1829, VA (died 187? Webster County, MO)
Eva Martin B. 1832 Va
Drusilla Martin B.1836 Va (died 1877, Pa)
Mary E. Martin, b. 1838
Andrew Jackson Martin, B. 1841 PA
Sara Jane Martin, B. 1848 (died 1926, PA)
One other daughter Joanne B.1832 was not listed on this census as she had
already Married (died Pa)
Drusilla sterling , age 67, born in PA
Martha's tombstone has her husband listed as William. I have not been able to
determine Williams Place or date of death. It seems likely somewhere in
southwestern PA. The family seems to have came from Virginia sometime after
1835. Because of changes in boundary lines because of the creation of new
townships from older townships it is difficult to determine where exactly they
lived in PA before 1850. I have no idea where this family came from in Virginia.
Any assistance would be appreciated.