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Family Tree & Genealogy Tools for Lafayette Washington Martin

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This is Lafayette Washington Martin's basic pedigree chart. There are many additional tools for Lafayette's genealogy below.

Lafayette Washington Martin
5 Mar 1826 - 31 May 1880
Martinsville, Virginia

Brother of Brice Armistead Martin, John Reid Martin, Clarisa G. Harvey (Martin) Richardson, Jesse Graves Martin, Patrick Henry Martin, William Alexander Martin and Calvin Luther Martin

Husband of Sarah Jane (King) Martin

Father of Edwin Dorsey Martin

Jesse Martin ancestors
1786 - 1836
Henry County, Virginia
Joseph Martin ancestors
abt 18 Sep 1740 - 18 Dec 1808
Albemarle Parish, Surry, Colony of Virginia, British Colonial America
* Joseph Lynch Martin Sr ancestors
abt 1700 - 14 Jan 1762
Bristol, Somerset, England
William Peters Martin ancestors
abt 1660 - 04 Feb 1765
Ann Cade more treemore tree ancestors
abt 1657 - 1710
* Susannah Page Chiles ancestors
28 Apr 1701 - 29 Jun 1754
St. Margaret's Parish, King William Co., VA
* John Chiles more treemore tree ancestors
abt 1669 - 1723
* Elender Webber more tree ancestors
abt 1670 - 1758
Susannah Graves ancestors
abt 1763 - 09 Mar 1837
Spotsylvania County, Virginia
* William Graves ancestors
1725 - Feb 1791
St Georges, Spotsylvania, Virginia
* Thomas Graves more treemore tree ancestors
bef 1691 - 06 Jun 1767
* Eleanor UNKNOWN ancestors
* Mary Dorothy Smith ancestors
1728 - 1796
Hanover, Virginia
* [Smith g-g-grandfather?]
* [Smith g-g-grandmother?]
Cecelia Reid ancestors
1792 - 26 Aug 1875
Campbell County, Virginia
John Orr Reid ancestors
abt 1765 - abt 1830
* [Reid great-grandfather?] *
* [Reid great-grandmother?] *
Martha Fraser ancestors
1769 - 08 Nov 1867
Scotland, United Kingdom
* [Fraser great-grandfather?] *
* [Fraser great-grandmother?] *

Here is a collection of tools for genealogists with an interest in Lafayette's family history.

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Ancestor List for Lafayette Martin ahnenlist
The ancestor list uses the "ahnen" numbering system and presents seven generations in plain text. There are no images or colors. This makes it well-suited for printing when you're doing offline research.

Compact Family Tree
This alternative tree view is packed with eight generations — up to 254 ancestors — along with birth and death dates and locations. The downside is that it's not a conventional tree format; it may take a couple minutes to orient yourself.

Descendant List descendants
This shows up to five generations of children and grandchildren of Lafayette along with their spouses.

DNA Ancestors and DNA Descendants DNA view
Genetic genealogy is the new frontier. Our two DNA views are designed to help you use genetic testing to confirm and expand Lafayette's genealogy. The DNA Ancestors page shows the specific ancestors from whom Lafayette gets his Y chromosome and mitochondrial DNA. Especially helpful for some serious genetic genealogists is the inheritance pattern for Lafayette's X chromosome, also shown here. The DNA Descendants page shows exactly who has inherited Lafayette's testable DNA.

DNA Ancestor Confirmation Aid check mark
This tool helps you take things a step beyond the DNA Ancestors and DNA Descendants views. The ambitious goal: scientific confirmation of each parent-child relationship in Lafayette's tree. This is still fairly complex but it's getting simpler every day.

Dynamic Tree
The dynamic tree expands to include an unlimited number of generations of parents and children. You can zoom in or out and pan around for the perfect view as you browse.

Family Group Sheet family group sheet
This simple page illustrates nuclear families based on marriages. It's handy when someone had children from more than one marriage.

Family List
This flexible tool enables you to see more ancestors and/or descendants on one page than anywhere else on WikiTree.

Global Family Tree Connection
How many degrees of separation are between Lafayette and Henry VIII? This Connection Finder includes relationships through marriage, so it is not a genealogical cousin calculator like our Relationship Finder, but it's a fun way to illustrate how closely we're all connected.

Images of Lafayette photos
There aren't any photographs or source images for Lafayette yet. Login to upload one.

Index of Martins
This page shows all the Martins on WikiTree. It's useful for genealogists with an interest in the surname that goes beyond Lafayette. There are a variety of connected tools, such as Martin DNA Connections and MARTIN G2G.

Location Maps map pin
Here are quick links to mapping websites:
      Birth: Martinsville, Virginia on Google Maps | Open Street Map.
      Marriage: Unknown.
      Death: Beaufort, Carteret County, North Carolina on Google Maps | Open Street Map.

Printer-Friendly Tree printable tree
This view parallels the pedigree chart above but it is optimized for printing. It can be used as a fill-in-the-blanks form at a family gathering.

Profile of Lafayette
The profile page is the central place for organizing and viewing information and sources on an individual. This tree & tools page is a supplement to it. Whenever you see Lafayette's name on WikiTree (and ideally, elsewhere on the Internet!) it will be linked to the profile at where Martin-53239 is Lafayette's unique WikiTree ID.

Relationship Finder Find Relationship
Enter Martin-53239 and any other WikiTree ID to find the genealogical relationship between Lafayette and the other person. It will name the relationship, e.g. "third cousin twice removed," and show the trail of connections to a common ancestor. Although not everyone on WikiTree shares common ancestors, finding and connecting them is our ultimate goal. See the Relationship Finder Quick Links to check for relationships to US presidents, Mayflower passengers, Magna Carta Sureties and more.

Research with RootsSearch
Automatically search for Lafayette on more than 20 different genealogy websites with the RootsSearch app.

Share Tree on Facebook shareable tree
Download and share an attractive family tree image. This is a great way to elicit information and photo sharing from family and old friends. You might be surprised at who replies. The "Wikid Shareable Tree" is another option. You can just copy and paste the URL into your favorite social network.

Surnames surnames
The surnames page is a quick reference sheet that displays seven generations of Lafayette's family names. Many members share its URL via e-mail, e.g. with a DNA match to ask if the other person recognizes a surname.

WikiTree Tools

Here are additional tools to help genealogists collaborate on WikiTree to grow Lafayette's family history.

Activity Feed
Here you can view the additions and changes that WikiTree members have made to Lafayette's profile so far.

Edit Profile and Relationships edit
Lafayette's edit page is the central location for adding information and correcting mistakes. Is there anything you can add or improve upon? Since you're not logged-in yet you can't make changes directly. Contact the profile managers. Please don't go away without giving us your information and sources. Thank you!

Family Tree Widgets family tree widgets
If you're a blogger who's writing a post about Lafayette or have a Martin family website or surname website you can include one of these widgets to illustrate his tree.

Privacy Setting privacy
You'll notice colored privacy icons in search results, the Martin surname index, etc. The white dot for Lafayette indicates that his profile is Open. Only the profile manager can edit this setting.

Tests of Lafayette's DNA
If Lafayette's DNA (not a family member's or descendant's DNA) has been tested for genealogical purposes the test or tests should be selected here. This will automatically create connections on the profiles of Lafayette's relatives where the test may be useful for confirming relationships. It's very valuable for advanced genealogy. To add tests you need to be on Lafayette's Trusted List.

Trusted List
This shows you the WikiTree members who have full power to access and edit Lafayette's information. Use it to see who else shares your interest in Lafayette and receives updates about changes to the profile. The Relationship Finder icon links Find Relationship next their names will show you their relationship to Lafayette.


Here are ways to connect and communicate with genealogists regarding Lafayette's profile, especially if you're unable to collaborate directly using the WikiTree Tools above.

Ask a Question about Lafayette
WikiTree's Genealogist-to-Genealogist (G2G) Forum is where genealogists help each other. If you have a question about Lafayette and would like to seek help from the wider community — not just Lafayette's friends and family — post it here.  

Comment on Profile Message Board
Lafayette's profile, like all WikiTree profiles, has a section for public comments. This is the best place to put anything you'd like seen by all genealogists who are interested in Lafayette. Profile managers are alerted to new comments via e-mail, everyone on the Trusted List will see a notice about it in their activity feeds, and people who visit Lafayette's profile in the future will see your comment. You will need to login to post.

Any image uploaded to WikiTree can be sent as a free e-card, including photos of Lafayette or scans of vintage postcards. An e-card can be a great way to tell a genealogist or family member about what's here.

Private Message — Directly Contact Profile Manager private message
Here you can send a private message to a Wiki Genealogist managing Lafayette's profile. If there are multiple managers or genealogists involved, you will need to send separate messages. Unless your information is sensitive it's better to post a public comment. Login to post.

Trusted List Request Form
If you're a genealogist with a special interest in collaborating on Lafayette's profile, join the Trusted List. The profile is Open so you don't need to be on the Trusted List to edit or improve upon it. You only need to join if you want to receive updates about him in your activity feeds or complete merges. You will need to login first.

If you have sourced information about Lafayette, the WikiTree community thanks you in advance for not leaving here without sharing it. :-) We are on a mission to connect the human family on one free yet reliable and privacy-controlled tree. Although we will never be finished, we make amazing progress every day because tens of thousands of good genealogists are willing to help.