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Andrew Ayers Martin, M.D., J.D. (#47214126)
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Bio Photo Native of Toccoa, Stephens County, Georgia. Graduated from Emory and Duke; residency at Tulane; surgical pathology fellowship at Baylor/Houston. Son of Wallace Ford Martin and Dorothy Latranquil Ayers Martin; grandson of Zachariah Zack Martin and Retha Jane Acree Martin of Banks/Franklin County, as well Plumer Ayers Sr. of Cornelia, Habersham County, and Myrtle Ann Garrison of the Mt. Pleasant area of Banks County. Great grandson of Darrel Andrew Martin and Julia Kesler, James Knox Acree and Nancy Catherine Banks, James Thomas Ayers and Latranquil Massey, as well as Benson Bascom Garrison and Henrietta Anderson. Special interest in confirmation of lines with DNA since I am an anatomic and clinical pathologist, and hospital laboratory director of three hospitals.
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Pat Gillespie
Lt. James Starrett
Andrew, I'm going to share this on my friends' page. Will be an exciting event. Thought you might be interested to see.

Habersham County’s Lt. James Starrett, Soldier of the American Revolution is recognized.
The Samuel Elbert Chapter, the Joseph Habersham Chapter Sons of the American Revolution, and the Tomochichi Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution are finally marking the grave of Lt. James Starrett and his wife Nancy Cooper. The unveiling of the markers will take place November 15, 2014 at 11:00 a.m. at the Bethlehem Baptist Church in Clarkesville, Ga. All Starretts in counties of Habersham, Franklin, Hart, Rabun, White, Hall, Elbert, Banks and surrounding counties are invited to attend the unveiling.
James Starrett was born in Cecil County, Maryland in 1751 and was the son of Benjamin Starrett and Mary Hunter. After the family moved to North Carolina, James Starrett and his brother Benjamin fought in the American Revolution. After the war, James and his brother Benjamin settled in Pendleton District, South Carolina and about 1803 James obtained land and removed to Franklin County (later Habersham County) and died there in 1848. (James Starrett and Nancy Cooper may have had the following children; Catherine Katie Starrett; Esther Starrett; Polly Starrett; Preston Starrett; Ruth Starrett; Verlina Starrett; Virginia STARRETT; John Jehu Starritt; Mary Sterritt; Benjamin Starrett.)
During the American Revolution, James Starrett enlisted early in 1776 and was appointed 2nd lieutenant in Captain Wilson’s Company, in Col. Saxton’s North Carolina Regiment. After he was taken ill he volunteered again in 1778 and served as a light horseman in Capt. Daniel Gillespie’s Company under the command of Col. John Pasely and John Gillespie and where he was in regiment scouting parties against the British and the Tories. James Starrett was in battles at Raft Swamp; Pyle’s Defeat; Weitzell’s Mill and the Battle of Guilford Courthouse. The British won this battle, but lost so many men that caused the British Commander Lt. General Charles Earl Cornwallis to exclaim, "I never saw such fighting since God made me. The Americans fought like demons". This battle caused the British to re-think their strategy and thus Cornwallis left the South and the British Army was cornered at Yorktown, VA which essentially ended the Revolutionary War October 1781.
James Starrett died in 1849 and his wife Nancy died in 1850, both were approaching a life spanning almost 100 years.


There is a gravesite ceremony scheduled for November 15th, 11:00 am at the Bethlehem Baptist Church Cemetery in Clarkesville, Habersham County, GA…the VA Marker and the marker for Nancy Cooper will be unveiled at that time…SAr and DAR are putting this on….on rain, there will be a ceremony in the fellowship hall (??).  ….or somewhere nearby.
Added by Pat Gillespie on Oct 20, 2014 6:08 PM
Merf
ACK!
Darnit.... I was so excited, I didn't realize I was on the browser I use for findagrave for my UDC chapter.... THIS is me.... my mom matched to Aunt Naomi's DNA...
Added by Merf on Apr 14, 2014 12:04 PM
Annie H Darracott 791, UDC - Lakeland, FL
MtDNA match
My mother has matched with your Aunt Naomi. I'll send you an email, but I wanted you to be able to see my findagrave profile...
Added by Annie H Darracott 791, UD... on Apr 14, 2014 12:03 PM
Mona Roberts
Philip Martin
According to Philip Martin's second wife, Dorcas Prather Martin, her will states that she was to be buried beside her husband, Philip at the Old Church Cemetery, where they worshiped at, with an iron fence around there graves......I have a copy of her will.....
Added by Mona Roberts on Jun 27, 2013 7:48 PM
Shirley ღPRICEღ Nance
DNA
When I read your profile, I was excited, as a couple months ago, my uncle (age 85) had a DNA test through Ancestry. My grandmother, Lillie Davis Martin has Native American background, through her maternal Davis ancestry. Her memorial is on Find A Grave #29291680. As you can see, she is definitely Native American. We believe she is either Cherokee or Choctaw because of the location where the Davis' lived. I knew that Ancestry's DNA "tests" would only give links to others that we maybe related to, but he chose that avenue. He is the only surviving child of Lillie. I had discussed with our Family organization that we have a more in-depth DNA test that specializes in Native American. Can you suggest a company for this kind of testing, and would these DNA tests give us a specific American tribe? Thank you.
Added by Shirley ღPRICEư... on Jun 26, 2013 9:55 AM
Shirley ღPRICEღ Nance
Philip Martin
Thank you for sponsoring Philip Martin's memorial.
Added by Shirley ღPRICEư... on Jun 26, 2013 8:42 AM
Wanda H
Sponsor
Thanks for sponsoring George & Polly on Find A Grave!
Added by Wanda H on Jun 12, 2013 6:38 PM
blueridgebelle
Martin- Terrell vs Darryl Dearl etc
I actually may be able to answer this one for you about the Terrell dearl issue.,are their any NC area copelands you're related to?
Added by blueridgebelle on May 20, 2013 1:30 PM
A AAA American at Find A Grave
Thank you
Dear Dr. Andrew Ayers Martin,

Thank you for all you do and have done to help so very many.

You sponsored some of our Jefferson Kin too!

My Uncle ( past now) Dr. Percy Wadman,OB/GYN from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, would be so proud of your work.

Please include me as friend on Find A Grave.GOD Bless you.

Regards,

Jonathan Robert De Mallie
Added by A AAA American at Find A ... on May 12, 2013 3:31 AM
Laurie
Peter Jefferson
Thank you for sponsoring the memorial for PJ
Added by Laurie on Apr 03, 2013 8:10 PM
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