Who is Martha Ann Mitchell`s Mother and Father

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Martha Ann Mitchell born in Alabama,  Married John T. Stephens in Colbert, Barton, Alabama, Dec. 2nd 1888.

I see that there is a Robert V. Mitchell living there in 1850 Census. NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THIS.  Some one else has the same Info. but Martha Ann Mitchell is married to some else.

How Many Martha Ann Mitchells can be born in the same Place, Same year?
in Genealogy Help by B I G2G Crew (790 points)

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To answer the question about how many Martha Ann Mitchells can be born in the same place, same year... hypothetically speaking, lots.

Martha Ann might just have been a popular name the year she was born. According to http://www.babycenter.com/popularBabyNames.htm?year=1880 Martha was the 16th most common name for female babies in 1880. (Earliest year the site gives rankings for; I presume the list is based on U.S. Census data).

Or perhaps this type of scenario occurs: her grandmother, also named Martha Ann, dies the year she was born. All her uncles and aunts that have girls that year name their children after their beloved mother...


a Martha A. Mitchel, born about 1867, appears on the 1880 census in Colbert, AL  as the daughter of Robert Mitchel and wife Cassie. https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/M4JC-13Q

Presumably the wife of the above household is the same Cassie Ann who died in Colbert in 1923. estimated birth 1838, widow of "Bob": https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/JD2P-X9F

I would associate this record from 1870 near Tuscumbia with this family as well: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.1.1/MHKM-322

From a quick glance at familysearch there are the following weddings for a Martha, or Mattie (nickname for Martha) in Colbert, Alabama:

July 1878 F.P. Taylor

Dec 1888 John T. Stephens

Mar 1890 James F. Tubbs

Apr 1890 M.B. Isbell *this record is listed at Tuscumbia, which is where Cassie listed above is residing at her death.

Aug 1904 Silas Irvin

Jun 1929 Ike L. Nance

findagrave has this Martha Ann (Mitchell) Tubbs in  Colbert (although I question the accuracy given the headstone fairly clearly says Martha C. Tubbs): http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=7760085

As far as the Martha Ann that married John Stephens, her father is given as Jno on the death certificate you posted on findagrave and on her wikitree profile. If that is accurate then a possible contenders is:

Jack and Silva Mitchell in Prairie Bluff, Wilcox, AL: https://familysearch.org/pal:/MM9.3.1/TH-267-12061-235351-29?cc=1438024&wc=M94C-4MD:1944275509

Also census 1900 gives Martha Stephens birth year as 1869

by Rob Ton G2G6 Pilot (274k points)
The last one with Jack and Silva is wrong. She is not Black.

The rest are good answers, but Birth and Marriage and Death Certificates, do have wrong Info, on them. Like John and Martha Stephens, son James Frank Stephens born in little River, Arkansas 1892,(wrong He Was born in Oceola, Mississippi, Arkansas.) and James Stephens daughter Stella was born in 1917 not 1914 James Stephens wife Lillie Mae, her last name on marriage records was Hutson, but the right name should be Hutsen.  

This is why I am confused over Martha Ann Stephens. Thanks for your input. I don`t want to put the wrong names on my tree, That is why I am asking.

By the way I never knew my Mother Stella Stephens, but I found her after Lillie Died, She was living with Dock V. Stephens and his wife Susie Daniles in Wood County, Texas,  I got to looking for Lillie Mae Stephens on LDS, found some things on her there but most blessed thing is, I found the ress of her family on Facebook, they all live around Huston, Texas. Lillie Mae Stephens Father was John William Hutsen, He changed his name after he had shot his Stepbrother in Ohio and Ran from the Law. The Last Name is Hutsinpiller. So Lillie Mae Stephens last name should be Hutsinpiller. thanks everyone for your help. Now to find where Lillie Mae Stephens is Buried, She died in Vasco, Delta County, Texas,

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