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Martin Weybright (#47169053)
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Historian and genealogist.

I have been doing genealogy on both sides of the Atlantic for over 27 years. My work on Find A Grave is NOT a hobby, but a service to others.

I majored in history at Duke Univ., did graduate work in history at the Univ. of South Carolina, graduated from the Univ. of Florida Law School and practiced law for 30 years, much of it in the land title industry. I have an EFM certificate from the School of Theology, University of the South.

Through my mother, I am a ninth generation member of the Weybright (sometimes spelled Waybright) Family in America, a member of the First Families of Ohio and a direct descendant of Capt. Martin Weybright III, of the Lancaster County (PA.) Militia. who is on the DAR patriots list and paradoxically was a member of the pacifist German Baptist Brethren (Church of the Brethren). His father, Martin II and grandparents, Martin I and Margaretha, had arrived in Philadelphia in 1730 from Germany aboard the ship Loyal Judith and settled in Lancaster.

My grandfather, W E Durr, M.D. practiced in Glencoe, Ohio, from after World War I until his death in 1947. In the course of his practice, he delivered many babies, including my mother and one of my brothers. I have over 1,300 of his Physician's Birth Records, but there are probably many more records that I do not have. I put these birth records into 4 spiral bound books and gave the original books to the Ohio Genealogical Society's Library in Mansfield, Ohio, gave one copy to the Genealogical Section of the Hutton Library in Barnesville, Ohio, and kept one copy for myself.

Through my great grandfather, Cornelius "Neal" Rice (1844-1933), I am a member of Civil War Families of Ohio. During Sherman's March to the Sea, he was captured at Irwin's Crossroads, Georgia, taken to the county courthouse/jail in Sandersville and then to the county jail in Milledgeville, then the state capital of Georgia. He escaped from the jail and walked home to Greenville, Ohio.

Through my father, I am a first generation American and a dual citizen of the USA and the Republic of Ireland.

Names in my family tree are: Calvert, Varty, Moore, Durr. Rice, Burgan, Weybright or Waybright, Koontz, Fetter, Mehring and lots more.

Places in my tree are Stuart and Bradenton, Florida; Belmont, Darke, Miami, Montgomery, Holmes & Wayne counties, Ohio; Ohio County, West Virginia; Carroll County, Maryland; Lancaster, Somerset & Adams counties, Pennsylvania; Suffolk, Norfolk, Middlesex, Worcester & Plymouth counties Massachusetts; Counties Armagh, Antrim, Down, Dublin & Monaghan, Ireland; the West Riding of Yorkshire, England; Southern Germany, and more.

Denominations in my tree include: Episcopal, Christian Science, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Methodist, Moravian, German Baptist Brethren (today's)Church of the Brethren}, Roman Catholic, etc.

Places I've lived, worked or spent time in are Manatee, Alachua, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie & Indian River counties, Florida; Suffolk, Norfolk, Middlesex, Worcester & Plymouth counties, Massachusetts; Belmont, Darke, Montgomery & Erie counties, Ohio; Rutland County, Vermont; Chautauqua County, New York; Durham County, North Carolina; Richland & Sumter counties, South Carolina; Counties Armagh, Antrim, Down, Dublin & Monaghan, Ireland; London, England; etc.


"Sasha and Zamani are two aspects of time as expressed in some Eastern and Central African cultures. Sasha are spirits known by someone still alive, while Zamani are spirits not known by anyone currently alive."


Requests to other editors:

Please use the EDIT function on a specific memorial for ALL MESSAGES, requests, TRANSFERS, DUPLICATES, etc. concerning a particular memorial. DO NOT LEAVE A MESSAGE ON THIS PAGE FOR SUCH THINGS. They will be deleted.

Transfers, I am flexible on transfers. For a transfer request please use the Edit button on the memorial, then Suggest and state your relationship, if any, etc; this is the only way I'll handle it; otherwise your requests will go unanswered. Don't use the message board below for such things pertaining to a specific memorial.

ALSO, please do not keep sending me proposed changes that I have already declined, UNLESS you have proof to back up the change.

All Messages and requests to me should be civil and polite. No sarcasm please!

Remember please that Find A Grave serves the general public, not just genealogists. Please don't send me corrections with gen speak shorthand in them (for example, s/o, m/i/l, mil, gggf, etc). Please spell them out.

Please do not assume that spouses are buried in the same cemetery, especially when their deaths are greatly separated in time and location.

Before starting a new cemetery: be sure to check to make sure the cemetery does not already exist.

Biographical information and obituaries should not be included in a virtual flower.

Think outside the box.

Please do not ask me to add unsubstantiated / unsourced claims that the person is related in some way to a famous person.

If you ask me to add info from the photo of a grave marker, especially an old one, please give me the exact dates, etc., that you want added, so that I am spared having to try to decipher the marker.

Transfer requests should be individual and specific and must be made by using the EDIT function on the memorial in question. If you are requesting a transfer based on relationship, please state that relationship and your full name. I am flexible on your connection to the person and will make transfers outside the guidelines at my discretion. I have been disappointed when I did make a transfer and the transferee did nothing to improve the memorial or even worse deletes what I have added.

No triangulated transfers. A triangulated transfer is when A asks for B to be transferred to C.

NAME PREFIXES: If a person has more than one prefix, please add the most significant one, e.g. If a person served as a private for a few years and practiced medicine for 30 or 40 years, the prefix "Dr." would be more significant than the prefix "Pvt."
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REPEAT: Please use the EDIT function on a specific memorial for ALL MESSAGES, requests, TRANSFERS, DUPLICATES, etc. concerning a particular memorial. DO NOT LEAVE A MESSAGE ON THIS PAGE FOR SUCH THINGS. They will be deleted.

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Julie Truax Ballard
Frank M. Hutter
Are you related to Mr. Hutter? I see you left his marriage record on his memorial page. I believe my family is related to him and I have been trying to find the connection for many years. I have very old pictures of my Dally family with the Hutters and Pitners who were all supposedly related somehow. I would love to compare notes with you. My email address is on my Find A Grave profile page.
Added by Julie Truax Ballard on Aug 23, 2016 12:34 PM
Info Correction
I have corrections for the following grave posting:

Find A Grave Memorial# 79475387
Sarah Ada Barney
"Sarah Ada Hewitt Barney" is not the mother of Harvey Hewitt Barney as is listed. His parents were Phillip Barney and Sarah Hewitt. As you have posted, Harvey Barney was married twice. The above listed "Ada" Barney was his first wife. It should read Lou Ada Wellen Barney (1870-1894). Harvey Barney's death cc has incorrect info listing his mother as Ada Hewitt.
Added by Helome on Aug 23, 2016 6:40 AM
Tom Potsko
RE: Nicholas Yanoshak
are you related t the yanoshak's?
Added by Tom Potsko on Aug 20, 2016 5:45 AM
Jane Powell Smith
Find A Grave Memorial# 160924238

Your edit:
Spouse 1:
Donald Bertrand Smith
(1903 - 1955)

Will be declined as she predeceased her husband, who is still living.

First name, middle initial and surname is the same as Donald Bertrand Smith.

Thank you for your edit as it helped me determine who she is and is not related to.
Added by SLGMSD on Aug 19, 2016 4:40 PM
Richard L. Allen
Kirkland Girls
The Kirkland Girls were all born in Mead Twp., Belmont Co., Ohio not Bellaire, Belmont, Ohio which is in Pultney Township, Belmont, Ohio

That is why I asked for the change to Belmont Co., Ohio (Townships can not be Listed)
Added by Richard L. Allen on Aug 18, 2016 8:54 AM
Richard L. Allen
Not correcting errors
What is wrong with put all married names in for a woman IE Cornwell/Rosenberger
This helps people understand that she was married before
Added by Richard L. Allen on Aug 18, 2016 6:57 AM
James Walker
Family (Brown, Dolan, Millway)
I am an avid family tree/historian. But, I have had difficulty finding records in Ireland.

I can see you are very detailed and perhaps you can help me in my search

Added by James Walker on Aug 16, 2016 12:40 PM
Linda L
RE: David Alan Schmack
David was a dear friend of mine and I miss him so much.
Don't want to step on anyone's toes, so glad you didn't mind my corrections. Thanks for all you do.
Added by Linda L on Jul 31, 2016 7:31 PM
Arthur and Margaret Trottenberg
Thanks again for the information for both their memorials! Are they your family?
Added by Leilani on Jul 31, 2016 7:30 AM
Margaret Trottenberg
Thank you very much for the information you sent me for her memorial, I really appreciate it. Have a good day!
Added by Leilani on Jul 28, 2016 5:58 AM
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