Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Tombstone Tuesday--Martha Ann Carter Culley

I had never realized how much participating in GeneaBlogger's Tombstone Tuesday would benefit my research in connecting family relations between those whom I've met at family reunions, and the generations which have predeceased us.

This week I am examining the headstone of Martha Ann (Carter) Culley. I had received a CD of photos from my brother-in-law, Harrison David Carter, of the 2005 George Family Reunion which my husband and I were unable to attend. The last section of photos on the CD were labeled, "Headstone Pics from Piney Grove Cemetery."

I checked my Family Tree Heritage database and discovered that Martha Ann Carter was the daughter of Malachi & and Emma Jennettie (Fisher) Carter. Malachi was my grandfather-in-law's younger brother; the family relationships look like this:

Through communications with Yvette Porter Moore of Digging Roots: My Family History, I am led to believe that we are connected through our 2nd Cousin by marriage, Joseph Benjamin "Joe B." Culley,  and Ambrose Culley. After consulting with another Carter/Culley cousin, Michaud Robinson, we are led to believe that they were first cousins.
Ben and Ambrose must be first cousins. Their fathers, James and William Cully, were apprenticed on the same day and always lived close to each other. James and William might have had other siblings. There is an Eliza and Adam Cully who are close in age to them.
More to come. . . 

1 comment:

  1. You are so correct Debra...I am going to invite you in to my family Tree as it has not been published. Please look forward to the link within a few days.