your cousin Reta Hi Donna I just joined the find a grave and saw your pic. My, it's been a long time since I've seen you! Could you please call me I would sure like to talk to you? My # 816-517-4374 Thanks, Reta Clements,Siders
RE: Margaret Martin My pleasure. I took the picture in 1995 before moving to Colorado. I was in Ozark County/Douglas County area doing research at some cemeteries. I stopped at a convenience store and there as an older gentleman, who happened to be a Martin Relative. He gave me directions to the cemetery where Margaret was buried. I followed his directions exactly, nearly getting lost myself and completely unsure if I was even in the right area. I parked on a dirt road in the middle of nowhere and walked across a short field to a creek. I waded through the creek over my waste. I found the old farming road leading up to the field at the top of a hill, the vegetation was over 6ft tall so it had not been used for quite some time. I reached the field and was surprised to see it had not been used for more than a decade. I looked for about 1.5 hrs before I was giving up in defeat. As I walked around the edge of the field just barely into the woods where the briars and vegetation were less and only 3-4ft high, I stumbled into a tombstone. I was amazed to see it was the one that I was after, although since i had found the cemetery I did see others. I cleared the debris away and had to dig out the bottom of the stone so you could see the age. I am sorry that the days is not legible, It looks like either 24 or 25 to me. I am glad the rest is so clear. I had always hoped to go back one day and clean up the area, uncovering the other tombstones, but at this point I would have no idea how to find it. Good luck on your research.
I haven't talked to you in so long! I hope life is treating you well. Sorry I lost contact, but I moved and life changed, the kids get older and busier and I had less time for research. Anyway just wanted to say hi and let you know I'm still working on the family history when I can.
DAVID E KELLY Donna, are you a descendent? Do you know where Dav came from and widho his parents were? Was he the father of Benjamin Kelly who also died in this area of Northumberland County. I think my Isaac Kelly of Crawford County, PA may be kin. Thanks for any help you can be in clearing up this relationship problem.