When we turn our hearts to our ancestors, something changes inside of us. We feel part of something greater than ourselves~Russell M. Nelson

Monday, February 9, 2015

52 Ancestors: So Far Away~In North Carolina

"So Far Away" is the topic for week 6 of the  52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks~2015 Edition.
  
   The majority of my research in the United States is in South Carolina. My ancestors settled there from the earliest days of the State. So, for me, at least for now, my North Carolina Early/Martin famiy is the farthest away for me to research. 
    My paternal Great Grandmother, Emma Ruth (Baker) Early (1901-1993), of Sumter County, South Carolina, married my paternal Great Grandfather, Jubal Ransom Early (1888-1964) of Statesville, Iredell County, North Carolina in 1922. 
  Jubal was the son of Ransom Taylor Early (1829-1888) and Ellen Caroline (Martin) Early (1850-1926). Both the Early and Martin families were from Statesville, Iredell, North Carolina.
    A search on Find a Grave lead me to the burial places of Ransom and Ellen Early, as well as Ellen's parents William A. Martin (1813-1887) and Matilda C. (?) Martin (1812-1876), my paternal 3rd Great Grandparents. 
 Bethesda Presbyterian Church Cemetery is the final resting place for several members of the Early and Martin families.   


Headstone of William A. Martin
Bethesda Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Statesville, Iredell, North Carolina
Photo Courtesy: Joy Steele, FAG Volunteer


Headstone of Matilda C. Martin
Bethesda Presbyterian Church Cemetery, Statesville, Iredell, North Carolina
Photo Courtesy: Joy Steel, FAG Volunteer
Headstone of Ransom Taylor Early
Bethesda Presbyterian Chrurch Cemetery, Statesville, Iredell, North Carolina
Photo Courtesy: Joy Steele, FAG Volunteer
  Ellen Caroline (Martin)Early is buried in Bethesda Presbyterian Cemetery in an unmarked grave.

     Further research indicates that the Martin family came to Iredell County, North Carolina from Rowan County, North Carolina.
 A reseach trip needs to be planned. Too far away? Not a chance! 

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