Monday, July 4, 2011

Matrilineal Monday - Nancy Scott Martin, DeKalb, TN

I wrote recently about my 3X great-grandmother, Amanda J. Martin Sewell McGuire Clifton.  Amanda has always been one of my favorite ancestors and I wrote how thrilled I was to recently receive pictures of her from a distant relative, Mike Clemmons who writes the Clemmons Family History Blog and who is descended from Amanda through her daughter Nancy Lucinda McGuire who married William K. Clemmons 23 May 1886 in Wilson County, TN.

Mike also sent me pictures of Amanda's parents William Nelson and Nancy (Scott) Martin  and I can't tell you how grateful I was to get them!  I will write about what little I know of William in a later post and show his picture as well.  Today I am posting a picture of my 4X great-grandmother Nancy Scott Martin born ca 1829 and died sometime after 1880 probably Wilson or DeKalb County, TN.  It has always been rumored that my great-grandmother Verna Merritt Smith was related somehow to Nancy Scott and that she and my great-grandfather Robert Calvin Smith were distant cousins through his Scott relatives.  This has never been proved however.  Someday I would like to find this connection if it does indeed exist.

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