I am looking for the mother of my great-great-grandfather, Henry Hull born either Aug. 1844 or 1845 in Dayton, Ohio. I believe Henry's father is James Hull b. Oct. 18, 1820 who married Sophia Winget on March 19, 1846 in Athens County, Ohio. Since this is well after Henry is believed to have been born it looks like his mother may have died in childbirth or soon after.
There is an entry (#1434) in volume C of the 1843-1857 marriage records and index of Jackson County, Ohio for James Hull and America Martin dated Oct. 23, 1844. This entry is made in two locations in different handwritings but neither has an entry from a preacher, minister or Justice of the Peace stating the marriage was actually performed. Does this mean this couple was never married?
There is another marriage listed in Hamiton County, Ohio records for an America Martin b. 1826 and John Early dated Nov. 26, 1845. Could this be the same America Martin? I believe it's possible she might be Henry's mother but can't find anything else about her and was wondering if anyone here knew anything about her that could help either prove or disprove my theory.
If you have any information on America Martin or ideas on who Henry's mother may be I would appreciate hearing from you.