So Preston is already living alone in 1840?Weird.Sounds like thay only stayed together about 10 years, long enough to have 5 kids.
I received this from a census look up volunteer... Cenusus Place: Scott, Putnam, West Virginia Page 86A Preston Martin, Self, M(ale) M(arried) W(hite), Age 23 Born: WV Occ: Farmer
Martha P. Martin, Wife, F, M, W, Age 23WV Occ: Keeping House
Fannie A. Martin, Dau, F, S, W Age:1 month WV
Geo. W. Martin, Father, M, W, M, Age:56 VA Occ: Laborer
Melinda J. Martin, Mother, F, M, W, Age: 53 VA
I don't know about John Martin.He shows up in Cabell Co., WV in 1900.I am working on him.
Also, not sure if it's correct and need to check on it but it may be a lead to follow up on...In some 1855 Kanawha County WV Birth Records I dug through online, I located a "Martin, James P. b.August 19 1855 to George W and Melinda Martin".Perhaps George and Malinda followed Preston to WV?
Still working on where everyone was for sure from 1850 to 1880.I have a feeling they are all around in the "Putnam, Kanawha, Cabell" WV and surrounding counties area.
On a side note, do you know if Creed was in the Civil War?I found something and am wondering if it was him?