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Lizzie Martin: family tree rock star

My great grandmother, Lizzie LEE MARTIN, was born Elizabeth Patience LEE on 12 May 1868 in Richland County, South Carolina. She was the 4th child of 8 children born to Uriah Henry LEE (1813-?) and Jane CAMPBELL LEE (1841-?). Lizzie marries and grows a family Lizzie married my great grandfather, A. B. MARTIN, about 1885. […]

The curious death of Joseph Lynch

Joseph LYNCH (1846-1875) was married to my 3rd great aunt, Harriet THOMAS LYNCH. Harriet was a daughter of Renatus THOMAS (1799-1874), who was my 3rd great grandfather.   Who was Joseph Lynch? Family tradition says that Joseph Lynch was a northerner. The story is that he came to the south, perhaps with the war, and […]

Myrtle to the rescue

My paternal grandmother’s first cousin, Myrtle Virginia HILLARD BURROUGHS (1903-1977), was unusual. The Myrtle I knew When I knew Myrtle, she was a widow and she had no children. She worked in an office and always wore stylish clothes and lots of pancake makeup, as it was called in those days. She even smoked unfiltered […]

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