Looking for information on the parents of Abba Elizabeth Martine. My mother-in-law's (Ruth Martine Lowry Durkee)grandmother. This is the info I have. Mr. Maxwell John Lowry married Abba Elizabeth Martine, born 1865. She had a great-great-grandfather in the French Revolution whose parents were killed. That man ran to England where he stowed away on a ship to America. Fearing for his life, he refused to give his real name and thus the ship's Captain named him "Martine"(the captain's last name)." He later entered the sailing profession, became a captain of a cargo ship that sailed for several years at a time. He brought home a Willard clock to his wife after one such journey, which would later figure into family lore. Maxwell and Abba (Martine) Lowry had four children. Can anyone help? Thank you!