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Martin Weybright (#47169053)
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Historian and genealogist.

I have been doing genealogy on both sides of the Atlantic for over 27 years. My work on Find A Grave is NOT a hobby, but a service to others.

I majored in history at Duke Univ., did graduate work in history at the Univ. of South Carolina, graduated from the Univ. of Florida Law School and practiced law for 30 years, much of it in the land title industry. I have an EFM certificate from the School of Theology, University of the South.

Through my mother, I am a ninth generation member of the Weybright (sometimes spelled Waybright) Family in America, a member of the First Families of Ohio and a direct descendant of Capt. Martin Weybright III, of the Lancaster County (PA.) Militia. who is on the DAR patriots list and paradoxically was a member of the pacifist German Baptist Brethren (Church of the Brethren). His father, Martin II and grandparents, Martin I and Margaretha, had arrived in Philadelphia in 1730 from Germany aboard the ship Loyal Judith and settled in Lancaster.

My grandfather, W E Durr, M.D. practiced in Glencoe, Ohio, from after World War I until his death in 1947. In the course of his practice, he delivered many babies, including my mother and one of my brothers. I have over 1,300 of his Physician's Birth Records, but there are probably many more records that I do not have. I put these birth records into 4 spiral bound books and gave the original books to the Ohio Genealogical Society's Library in Mansfield, Ohio, gave one copy to the Genealogical Section of the Hutton Library in Barnesville, Ohio, and kept one copy for myself.

Through my great grandfather, Cornelius "Neal" Rice (1844-1933), I am a member of Civil War Families of Ohio. During Sherman's March to the Sea, he was captured at Irwin's Crossroads, Georgia, taken to the county courthouse/jail in Sandersville and then to the county jail in Milledgeville, then the state capital of Georgia. He escaped from the jail and walked home to Greenville, Ohio.

Through my father, I am a first generation American and a dual citizen of the USA and the Republic of Ireland.

Names in my family tree are: Calvert, Varty, Moore, Durr. Rice, Burgan, Weybright or Waybright, Koontz, Fetter, Mehring and lots more.

Places in my tree are Stuart and Bradenton, Florida; Belmont, Darke, Miami, Montgomery, Holmes & Wayne counties, Ohio; Ohio County, West Virginia; Carroll County, Maryland; Lancaster, Somerset & Adams counties, Pennsylvania; Suffolk, Norfolk, Middlesex, Worcester & Plymouth counties Massachusetts; Counties Armagh, Antrim, Down, Dublin & Monaghan, Ireland; the West Riding of Yorkshire, England; Southern Germany, and more.

Denominations in my tree include: Episcopal, Christian Science, Presbyterian, Lutheran, Methodist, Moravian, German Baptist Brethren (today's)Church of the Brethren}, Roman Catholic, etc.

Places I've lived, worked or spent time in are Manatee, Alachua, Palm Beach, Martin, St. Lucie & Indian River counties, Florida; Suffolk, Norfolk, Middlesex, Worcester & Plymouth counties, Massachusetts; Belmont, Darke, Montgomery & Erie counties, Ohio; Rutland County, Vermont; Chautauqua County, New York; Durham County, North Carolina; Richland & Sumter counties, South Carolina; Counties Armagh, Antrim, Down, Dublin & Monaghan, Ireland; London, England; etc.


"Sasha and Zamani are two aspects of time as expressed in some Eastern and Central African cultures. Sasha are spirits known by someone still alive, while Zamani are spirits not known by anyone currently alive."


Requests to other editors:

Please use the EDIT function on a specific memorial for ALL MESSAGES, requests, TRANSFERS, DUPLICATES, etc. concerning a particular memorial. DO NOT LEAVE A MESSAGE ON THIS PAGE FOR SUCH THINGS. They will be deleted.

Transfers, I am flexible on transfers. For a transfer request please use the Edit button on the memorial, then Suggest and state your relationship, if any, etc; this is the only way I'll handle it; otherwise your requests will go unanswered. Don't use the message board below for such things pertaining to a specific memorial.

ALSO, please do not keep sending me proposed changes that I have already declined, UNLESS you have proof to back up the change.

All Messages and requests to me should be civil and polite. No sarcasm please!

Remember please that Find A Grave serves the general public, not just genealogists. Please don't send me corrections with gen speak shorthand in them (for example, s/o, m/i/l, mil, gggf, etc). Please spell them out.

Please do not assume that spouses are buried in the same cemetery, especially when their deaths are greatly separated in time and location.

Before starting a new cemetery: be sure to check to make sure the cemetery does not already exist.

Biographical information and obituaries should not be included in a virtual flower.

Think outside the box.

Please do not ask me to add unsubstantiated / unsourced claims that the person is related in some way to a famous person.

If you ask me to add info from the photo of a grave marker, especially an old one, please give me the exact dates, etc., that you want added, so that I am spared having to try to decipher the marker.

Transfer requests should be individual and specific and must be made by using the EDIT function on the memorial in question. If you are requesting a transfer based on relationship, please state that relationship and your full name. I am flexible on your connection to the person and will make transfers outside the guidelines at my discretion. I have been disappointed when I did make a transfer and the transferee did nothing to improve the memorial or even worse deletes what I have added.

No triangulated transfers. A triangulated transfer is when A asks for B to be transferred to C.

NAME PREFIXES: If a person has more than one prefix, please add the most significant one, e.g. If a person served as a private for a few years and practiced medicine for 30 or 40 years, the prefix "Dr." would be more significant than the prefix "Pvt."
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REPEAT: Please use the EDIT function on a specific memorial for ALL MESSAGES, requests, TRANSFERS, DUPLICATES, etc. concerning a particular memorial. DO NOT LEAVE A MESSAGE ON THIS PAGE FOR SUCH THINGS. They will be deleted.

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Burson Grantham Daniel Smith
Transfer To You
Many of my managed pages are those that I created because I took photos of gravesites in Martin County. I don't have any relationship with, or further information about, the deceased individuals. You are much more into researching details than am I. Are you interested in accepting transfers of management of those memorials? If so, I will do so - my guess is that there are between 100 and 150 memorials.

Added by Burson Grantham Daniel Sm... on May 29, 2016 1:06 PM
Tim Allen
RE: Evelyn Davenport
Thanks for letting me know. I should have looked more closely.

Added by Tim Allen on May 21, 2016 1:45 PM
Tim Allen
Evelyn Navarre, #142033672

It looks like you created a duplicate for Evelyn, #142034497, in a different cemetery.


Added by Tim Allen on May 20, 2016 2:17 PM
Dan Phelan
RE: Peter Imhoff
Hi Martin,
You are welcome. Peter's marker is deeply sunken and should be raised. I was not visible at all under the dirt and grass, but it looked like a marker should have been there. I dug it out. If he is related, you may want to contact the cemetery about having the marker raised before it disappears again.
Good luck,
Dan Phelan
Added by Dan Phelan on May 19, 2016 2:15 PM
Patricia Alessandri
Martin, thank you for all your work in honoring so many people. I found many Chini family members who are related to my husband's Alessandri family. Keep up the good work it is so important.
Patricia Tierney Alessandri
Added by Patricia Alessandri on May 15, 2016 1:43 PM
Alex Roller
Dorothy Sullenbarger
Mr. Weybright,

Recently, I sent an edit request to add the middle name of Dorothy Sullenbarger. I just noticed that I made a typo when I sent the edit. Her middle name is Ilene, not Irene. I will make another edit request.

Dorothy is my cousin.

Another 'senior moment', I guess.

Alex Roller
Added by Alex Roller on May 04, 2016 4:47 PM
Roberta Moody
Earl Wagner
Martin...thank you for the edit material. Memorials honoring those who have passed are always better when we volunteers work together.....Roberta
Added by Roberta Moody on May 01, 2016 7:57 PM
Jerry Greer
RE: Speaks family in Clanton, AL
You are very welcome. It was an honor for me to do this for the family.
Added by Jerry Greer on Apr 21, 2016 9:45 AM
Petoskey History 1852-2002
Alice Rogers
Martin Weybright. What a surprise! Thanks so very much. Also I loved all the added biographical information. I will treasure this. I hope we stay in touch. More later. Best wishes. : )
Added by Petoskey History 1852-200... on Apr 11, 2016 6:59 PM
Petoskey History 1852-2002
RE: Alice Balesh Rogers
Hello, again! Because these are memorials created by another F.A.G. member, I thought I should give you information to find them. I am hoping someday to have them transferred to us. Mr. Hattem’s mother (also from Lebanon) used to vacation in Petoskey when Mose was a young boy.

Find A Grave Memorial# 108513624
Mose Deeb Hattem

Find A Grave Memorial# 17592028
Maxine George Hattem
Added by Petoskey History 1852-200... on Apr 10, 2016 7:47 AM
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