Re: Sallie or Lillie Martin of Georgia
James Clayton married at least 3 times.#1 Frances Kesler and hadchildren with one dieing at age 2.
#2 Emma 1900 to ?????? no children-According to my Dad, a Martin.Highly possible- Acrees and Martins have married each other for 250 years.It's difficult to keep the two families straight.
I am looking for the Sallie, Lettie (Letitia), or Lillie (Lillian) who married JC for the 3rd time around 1900.
The James you mention in 1920 was a son of JC.
JC and Frances had
WHT (William Henry Terrell) Acree
James Thomas Acree (Tom)
Robert Walter Acree (Mr Bob) my grandfather
George Acree married Pearl? no children survived to adult
Cordelia (Delia) married and moved to Atlanta
Family #2 with Sallie, Lillie, Lettia had 4 children beginning in 1903.
Alexander born in Georgia
2 girls born in Texas
Jones Acree born in Texas
JC returned to Banks County Georgia in 1910 with no wife but he had the younger 3 children.We have found no trace of Alexander after JC left.
We found a death certificate for a Sallie in Texas.
I descend from the first wife.My relatives did not talk much wih the children from wife #3.When JC left Ga he abandoned the older 6 under the care of the oldest daughter, Emma and her husband and an Aunt of JCs.
When JC returned, the three children who returned with him are listed in the household of WHT Acree or George Acree.JC died in Georgia and is buried in Prospect Methodist Church graveyard with #1 wife, Frances and their daughter, Cate, who died at 2-3 years.
WHat do we know:
JC married Frances Kesler.They are buried together in Banks County, Georgia
JC married a Sallie, Lettie,or Lillie in Georgia and left for Texas.Before they left Ga, Alexander was born.
While in Texas, 2 daughters and a son were born.The son, Jones Acree is buried in Atlanta near his half-sister Delia Acree.Jones had 1 son Howard who is also buried with Jones near Delia.
My Father thinks Emma and Sallie, Lettie, or Lillie were Martin sisters. From the dates of the 2nd and 3rd marriages, it appears JC and Emma were married less than a year.All of a sudden Sallie (et all)has Alexander within less than a year of his marriage to Emma.
No record of Emma after 1903.
Family story says that JC had lost everything and moved to Texas to work with his Great Uncle Wylie Acree.
I wonder if Emma and Sallie(et all) were sisters? Was JC married to Emma and had a child with her sister Sallie (et all)?This would have been an uncomfortable situation if JC and Sallie had stayed in Georgia.Sallie died in Texas.