I mainly am posting friends and relatives at this time but hope to have the time to expand to others such as when I come across burial records from an old church (St. Thomas in Ontario for example). I love to do research and especially love the story behind the people.
Alice DePeal Cunningham I found something interesting...another Alice DePeal dau of Nicholas And Elizabeth Barnett DePeal. born 27 Feb 1882-died 23 Sept 1970. Her findagrave # is 8275352. It says she married Albert Scheman of Albion. Your Alice is my ex husbands g g aunt. Albert is my 2nd cousin. They had a daughter Rosalie who was born 1912 died 1916. Was she a Cunningham, but who was the Scheman Alice? Marsha Ewald Fritz
Mary Polly Wheeler Robert Martin married Nancy Ann Wheeler. Her brother, Isham Wheeler went to Newton County, AR first after the Civil war and Robert and Nancy Ann moved there year or so earlier. It is her father, George Wheeler that we first found Robert's name in the 1850 census living with them. WHY he was not living with his father, Jeremiah is a mystery, other than if Jeremiah was "on the run" because of the murder charge against him. What kind of family history do you have on your line that may shed light on Jeremiah??
From what we were able to put together through various records, William Goodson who appeared on 1830 Habersham Co, GA census with wife Sarah ___? and three young daughters was murdered by Wyley Anderson in 1831. Apparently Jeremiah Martin and Jesse Anderson were also charged, but other details are not known. After the death of William Goodson, Sarah then md Ambrose Fitzgerald who applied for guardianship of the children in 1839. In 1847 Jarrett N Dover applied to court to have Ambrose Fitzgerald removed as guardian. Matilda was already md to Jarrett Dover so, I assume, this must have been for the benefit of younger sisters?
The Georgia Black Book, Vol 1 by Robert Scott Davis Jr: pg 143 - #78 - On 5 Aug last, Wylly Anderson murdered William Goodson in Habersham County. Issued 4 Oct 1831. Anderson is a small man, black eyes and hair, quick spoken & has been charged with the commission of many crimes.
From Kimsey's Habersham Co. history: Criminal Docket "A" 1818-1848 Habersham Superior Court October Term 1831 Wiley Anderson Forgery Death of Deft. [defendant?]
Wiley Anderson} Murder True Bill Jesse Anderson} against Wiley Anderson Death of Deft. Jeremiah Martin
RE: Martin Tribe Just called Janice Cowin, another Wheeler/Martin relative. She comes into the Martin's through the Wheeler's who also lived in Habersham and Walker County before moving onto Newton County, AR. My grandfather James C. Martin memorial #26396748 was the son of Madison Martin..Robert E. Martin's son. My grandfather who went by several aka's abandoned my grandmother and 6 children when she was 10. My mother found him when she was 35 in Prairie Grove, WASHINGTON COUNTY. Madison's 2nd wife was Mary Neal, who was from that county. My grandfather died in Fayette (county seat) of Washington County and buried in an unmarked grave in Prairie Grove. Your information is VERY INTERESTING, as Janice and I know next to nothing about Jeremiah Martin other than he married Polly Wheeler. The Wheeler's marry the Martin's several times in GA and AR. Janice and I are very interested that your Jeremiah lived in the mtns in GA..as we had heard that our Jeremiah had "killed" someone and don't know where he ended up. Our Robert Martin seemed to have been raised by George Wheeler (his future wife's family). He served in Civil War from Walker County, was a prisoner of war and after the wart moved around 1869 to Arkansas. Janice and I are excited to hear from you and ANY possibility our Jeremiah's are the same.