Martha was born about 1725 in Essex County, Virginia. She is the daughter of William Marshall and Elizabeth Williams. She passed away about 1794 in Caroline County, Virginia.
Martha married Michael Yates before 1754 in either Caroline or Spotsylvania County, Virginia.
5 October 1754 - "Indenture made 5 October 1754 between Michael Yates and Martha his wife, ... of one part to James Nelson of Spotsylvania County of the other part the said doth fully freely and absolutely grant bargain and sell release and confirm unto the said James Nelson 670 acres being part of a patent granted to Michael Ginney lying in Spotsylvania County." Spotsylvania Co, VA, Liber H, Folios 347,348.
Oct. 5, 1756. Michael Yates and Martha, his wife; Daniel May and Alice, his wife; John Jones and Ann, his wife, to James Nelson of Spts. Co. £57 12s. curr. 670 a., part of a pat. granted Michael Ginney, June 30, 1726, in Spts. Co. No witnesses. Oct. 5, 1756.
Dec. 1, 1788. Michael Yates and Martha, his wife, of Caroline Co. to Wm. Ledwidch of Spts. Co. £60 specie. 250 a. in Spts. Co., etc. Wm. Yates, Marshall Yates, Geo. Shepherd, jr.; Jno. Bullock. Deer. 2, 1788.
"Dr. Michael Yates, a native of England, emigrated to America before the Revolution and settled in Caroline county, Virginia. He there married Martha Marshall, a sister of John Marshall, afterwards Chief Justice of the United States." Citation
"History of the Early Settlers of Sangamon County, Illinois" "Centennial Record" By John Carroll Power, Sarah A. Harris Power · 1876. Publisher: Edwin A. Wilson & Company Original from:the New York Public Library Digitized:February 28, 2008 Language: English. (https://www.google.com/books/edition/History_of_the_Early_Settlers_Sangamon_C/2m0NAwAAQBAJ?hl=en&gbpv=1&bsq=Michael%20Yates | accessed on 28 Nov 2020), page 789.
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