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Today In Genealogy History – July 29

Martha E. Hayes Linton died 173 years ago – July 29, 1840 – in Washington County, Kentucky.  Martha married Benjamin Clark Linton April 19, 1828.  They had at least 3 children:  William L., James Fenton and an infant born in 1840, who probably died about the same time as Martha.

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  1. Question on this post: You show their son as William L. Linton and I show him as William Alphonsus Linton. I thought I got that full name from you a year or two ago. I am really trying to document this exact family. Do you know what records you have that document them. I am the person whose 2nd great grandmother was Susan Ann Linton born in Oct 1829 in Washington Co., KY. I have that documented through her death information and other info from her adult life. But we never knew who her parents were. You helped me a couple of years ago and thought that my Susan may be the child of Benjamin Clark Linton and Martha Eleanor Hayes Linton. My Susan named her first child Martha Elizabeth which combined the first name of her mother and the first name of her husbands mother (Eliz.) She also named one of her daughters Nancy Ann, which would have been the name of her paternal grandmother, Benjamin Linton’s mother Ann Nancy Pead. And she named one of her sons Benjamin Franklin. So she ends up out of 5 total children with one named for her father, one named for her mother and one for her grandmother. These are a lot of coincidences which may point to her being the child of Benjamin Clark and Martha Eleanor, but those also are fairly common names at that time. So any true documentation that you have or that you know of would be greatly helpful to me to track this down. Thanks Phyllis! Valerie Auld

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