May 13, 2010

Martin Francis and Sidney L. Martin

While in Morgan county, AL this weekend for Mother's Day, I went to the cemetery where my dad is buried. I took time to walk the Mt. Tabor cemetery grounds. Numerous Francis family members are buried there. My great grandmother, Anna Elizabeth Francis had a brother named Martin Francis. I have always thought this is why my own grandfather was named James Martin Hughes. Sunday I found the grave of a Sidney L. Martin b. Nov. 18, 1894 married to Viola B. (Burleson) Martin b. Jan 14, 1903. He was buried next to Martin Francis. (Anna Elizabeth's brother) I haven't been able to find his parents but I have always thought the Hughes family must be connected to the Martin family in some way. Hopefully I will have time to search for Sidney Martin's ancestry this week or maybe someone who reads this will leave a a comment giving the history.

The gravestone read:
Sidney L. Martin
Nov. 18, 1894
July 1, 1969

Next to Sidney was his wife:

Viola B. Martin
Jan. 14, 1903
Feb. 16 1989

I also found the grave of:

Martin Francis
Oct. 10, 1867
July 23, 1994

and

James Burleson

Feb. 4, 1850

Mt. Tabor has many Francis family members, Burleson family members, Hughes family members, Martin family members and Speegle family members, just to name a few.

Posted by JHSGran at May 13, 2010 08:05 AM
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