Sorry for the long delay but I finally have info on the parents of Martin Avery Godfrey.
Martin was born out of wedlock and was the son of Amanda White. His father was George Garden. In about 1880 Amanda filed a Bastard Bond against George. He is listed on teh 1880 census of Marion, McDowell County, North Carolina as Martin White.
Amanda married Samuel Godfrey 30 Jun 1881 in McDowell County and had a son, Monroe Godfrey, in May of 1882. Amanda died sometime before 1900 as Samuel is listed as a widower in the 1900 census.
Now- a question When were Harry Lee and Jean Emma married?
I know they were divorced 21 Sep 1970 in Buncombe County, North Carolina and that each remarried.
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