I am searching for a Martha Jane Bays/Bayes. She was born 1879 in Ky. Her father was Amos F. Bays this was his 2nd marriage. Her mother was Susan Chandler. Susan left or divorced Amos Bays and went to live wither her sister's family, "Wince" WinstonCaudill and Martha Chandler Caudill in 1880 in Hood's Fork, Johnson County, Ky. Susan Chandler re-married in Johnson County on 25 Nov 1897 to James Bowe (63 yrs and his 2nd marriage), Susan being 41.
This Martha Jane Bayes you mentioned as being married to Mathew J. Ealey; His mother being a Caudill, makes me wonder if they could be in fact related. Are you sure of the age of 16 for Martha Bayes at her marriage on 8 Apr 1912 in Johnson County, KY. Do you have the name of her mother or place of the wedding?