Thanks, Jayne. Do you think this Martha would have had a daughter named Martha? I'm not sure of the birthdate of my great-grandmother, but I think it would have been more likely that she was born in the 1870's. I know that my mother did have relatives who were Philips. I have 2 other Martha Absaloms to check on - one born to David and Ann in 1844 and one born to Owen and Rachel in 1855. Do you (or anyone else) have any information on them?