I'm interested in sharing/verifying info I have on Martha Avaline McAlister Martin James James. Martha was born December 14, 1848 in Pope County, Arkanas. Her parents were Meredith Crawford McAlister and Eliza Elizabeth Farris.
Martha married: 1) David Owen Martin in 1853 possibly in Arkansas. 2) Jesse Jefferson James: Scott County Arkansas, Marriage Book A JAMES, Jesse J,. 58, of Olio to MARTIN, Martha, 38 of Olio by Frank M. Bottoms on 4 December 1886.Page 279. Jesse was the brother of my 3rd great grandmother Mahala James Hale. 3) Daniel Victor James (brother of Jesse Jefferson James): Marriage Record:D.V. James 58 of Briggsville, Yell County, Arkansas to Mrs. M.A. James of Olio on May 10, 1903 Scott County, Arkansas Marriage Book C Page 180.
One of the daughters of David Owen Martin and Martha Avaline McAlister, Mary Ellen Martin, also married into my family. She married Preston Hale in Scott County, Arkansas: HALE, Preston, 44, to Mary E. Martin, 18, 5 Apr 1896Book B, page 297, from the Groom's index for Arkansas, but it isn't in the Scott County transcribed Marriage Book B.
I'm interested in learning more about Martha and Mary Ellen. Corrections are welcome.