In January 2014, Amy Johnson Crow of the Ancestry blog No Story Too Small issued the 52 Ancestors in 52 Weeks Challenge.
The premise: write once a week about a specific ancestor. It could be a story, a biography, a photograph, a research problem — any that focuses on that one ancestor. The next week, write about a different ancestor. In 52 weeks, you’ll have taken a closer look at 52 people in your family tree… and maybe learned a little bit more about them in the process
I believe Martha Pardue is my maternal 2nd great grandmother.
The only document I find her name on is her daughter, Genevieve's
death certificate dated June 11, 1936. I believe the information was given by my grandfather, John N. Moore, her son.
The death certificate stated her parents as John Counts and Martha Pardue. I found the marriage certificate for John Counts and Martha Pardue in
dated February 15,1864 and the date fits with Genevieve's birth date of
December 1, 1864 which I also got from the death certificate. Savannah, Georgia
I have not found any documents, birth or census of John Counts with his wife Martha or their child Genevieve. I find Genevieve in census records after she got married in 1885 in
Tristram Moore. I find John Counts in
census records after he remarries in 1881 to Sarah Fitzpatrick. I do not find Martha Pardue Counts in any
census, or death records. I have checked
Georgia Georgia where they were
living when they married, and South
which is right across the river from Carolina . Savannah
I will keep searching. I hope maybe some other family is researching the same family and has information on this Martha.