David Martin
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David Martin

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David D. Martin
Born 1950s.
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Brother of [half], , [private brother (1960s - unknown)] [half], [private sister (1960s - unknown)] [half] and [private sister (1960s - unknown)] [half]
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David Martin is a Project Member of the Southern Pioneers Project.

Y-chromosome haplogroup: R-M529
Mitochondrial haplogroup: H1b



Today I am going to do something no one else will tell you, Don't buy DNA tests! They are a waste of money and they are a endless rabbit holes of failed dreams, Yes it can solve your riddle, but not you. You can buy a real test its the full sequence, And that test is the ONLY test you want to buy that will do the job, it is very expensive, but it is the only test that will not get you an email from the company saying you need to test deeper! DON'T DO IT.

Don't waste money on ancestry.com test or 23 and me tests. The Only tests I recommend are FTDNA full sequence tests

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AU DNA chain
test-takers will share DNA with Dave: Kari is my mother sister, Shelly is my half sister on my mothers side, April full sister mother and father. this group proves both sides of my AU dna

Dave Martin: 23andMe, GEDmatch A351084 [compare] [test details] + AncestryDNA, GEDmatch RH1968296 [compare], Ancestry member aprilsworld [test details]

Kari Rigg Find Relationship : AncestryDNA, GEDmatch BV2623641 [compare], Ancestry member aprilsworld [test details]

April (Martin) O'Brien Find Relationship : AncestryDNA, GEDmatch GD7912120 [compare], Ancestry member aprilsworld [test details]

Shelly (Hughes) Devore Find Relationship : AncestryDNA, GEDmatch MZ9651819 [compare], Ancestry member aprilsworld [test details]

  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between David Martin and his Sister April Martin O'Brien matched against their Aunt Karl Rigg Duffel most-recent common ancestors are their Grandparents, Albert Marshall Rigg and Pearl Lee (Williams) Rigg. Both the mother and father of Kari Rigg My aunt Rigg-349. Predicted relationship from Ancestry DNA:largest seg: 149.9 total cM 1785.4 Gen 1.5 overlap 271466 date 2019-03-27 Ancestry; Confidence: Extremely High.
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between half sister Shelly Hughes-10873 and My Martin-33063 Sister by same Martin-32984 Father and same Rigg-346 Mother Shows Shelly to be my Half sister and april to be from same father same mother 1751.7 102.0 1.52 61.1 41.9 Ancestry 270399. date 2019-03-27 Ancestry; Confidence: Extremely High.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between sister Hughes-10873 Sister Rigg-346 Mother 1751.7 102.0 1.52 61.1 41.9 Ancestry 270399. date 2019-03-27 Ancestry; Confidence: Extremely High.

shows she is my half sister on my mothers side only. This confirms my Sister and Myself have the same Martin-32984 father. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA on [[Martin-33063: 3107.4 151.9 1.10 181.2 98.6 Ancestry 217545 date 2019-03-27 Ancestry; Confidence: Extremely High.

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After A recent event where this directive was needed, I am asking that if in the event of my death. I wish to not have my profile deleted, it would be open to anyone interested in the profile and the profiles I manage. If not, It is to be managed by any living Member of my family on the site, From this day forward December 12th 2020. If no Family Member is living and active, I wish the account to {not be} deleted. but just inactivated.

Those are My wishes, Signed this day 12 DEC 2020 Member of Wikitree.com. David Martin.

David D Martin 2020.

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  • David Martin: Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 37 markers, haplogroup R-M269, FTDNA kit #910063
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Hello David,

If you are not too busy next weekend, would you be interested in joining "Little Team on the Prairie" to participate in the January 2023 Connect-a-thon? If so, click on this link https://www.wikitree.com/g2g/1505819/have-you-registered-for-the-january-2023-connect-a-thon-yet?start=160&show=1506684#a1506684 and say, "Sign me up for "Little Team on the Prairie". Let me know if you have any other questions. Thanks - Judi Stutz-25, Team Captain.

posted by Judi Stutz

Thank you for the reply to the 1776 Project and your activity. I enjoyed reading about the Long Hunters and Boone's Fort. You wrote a good story of part of the American Revolution.

Mary Richardson, Project Coordinator 1776

posted by Mary Richardson
Hi David! You reached out to ask me if I know anything new about the Bledsoe line, but unfortunately I'm just starting my geneaology journey and I know very little. George Bledsoe - the first record of the Bledsoe surname in the United States - is my 7th Great Grandfather.
posted by [deleted]
How do you know that, give me your last known bledsoe to be alive.
posted by David Martin
I'm Jason Matthew Bledsoe. Please help me. My father was Raymond c bledsoe. I was born in whiteville nc. I know very little. I moved to Tennessee. Coffee county. There's hundreds of bledsoe here but I dnt know if we are related. My sister Linda Michelle Bledsoe Thomas did 23&me test. She sent me all her DNA and her findings. Please help
posted by Jason Bledsoe
Have you uploaded the ged file here? Sorry missed this somehow.
posted by David Martin
Are you related to the Richard Exeter line? On ancestry and according to my Grandads hand made family tree from like 40 years ago. I’m related to the martins of athelhampton from the second wife of William Martin/martyns son Richard.
posted by Rory Martin Fitch
That line dies exist. You will be related Warwick.
posted by David Martin
I'm related to everyone brother. Stewart line, Tudors, and the other side. So yes.
posted by David Martin
Hi David this is Janie Risley a long time ago you told me to look into the Howard's that you were related to them also well I'm related to the Howards from Arkansas come to find out I looked into it me and you are 6th cousin anyway we are related by William Howard Sr. And he is both of our 5th Grandpa now I'm talking on the microphone so I hope that all came out right and I am from the south so give me a break from the way I talk LOL and I hope I got all of that right.
posted by [Living Risley]
edited by [Living Risley]
Yes, thats a valid line to me.
posted by David Martin
Hello David:

I think we are a Martin DNA match. I've been looking to connect our ancestor Absalom Decatur Martin with his long lost family... I suspected they came from Virginia as I have found several other DNA Martin matches who trace to Virginia, but lost the branch from which they came. I made an accident on my tree that led me to a Captain Thomas Martin, father of Pleasant Martin, whom I've found in countless searches for my own Absalom and alleged father named Samuel Martin. My Absalom was born circa 1772 in Abbeville, SC. The only possible geographic Martins in that area I can find would be Charles Caffrey Martin, who would have been his father. Looking at descendants of these line and the many many DNA matches on GED, I believe this is the father of my Absalom. You share a DNA match with another David (Martin) Lindsey) on here, whom you said you matched with. So by reason of inference, I assume you and I are of the same tree as he is of mine... I am not very good at Wikitree and use mostly Ancestry. My GED kit# AL5646119 and dad's # XU7919291 --since the other David (Martin) Lindsey matches both my dad and me, either you probably about 10 generations back, from the same line, or we just have a strong enough Martin DNA pattern that it carries through. I'd love the opportunity to exchange thoughts and information. My email is [email address removed] Yours sincerely, Albert Fox

posted by Albert (Glassburn) Fox
edited by Albert Fox
Well, I haven't actually done much with my own line. I did the DNA, But its a rabbit hole. unless its big Y. And I got burned out on the whole thing. So kind of waiting on People like you to come looking, it takes time for this to work.
posted by David Martin
Your name comes up in my DNA report. I don't really know? My tree on them in my opinion in my opinion is lost in the civil war, before that not sure about anything. Haven't messed with gedmatch in years. But it sounds like something.

And I suspected That we are martin's from athehampton. They Were allied in the Church with Warwick and Richard. They were only gentry. But they advised Warwick.

posted by David Martin
Hi David,

You could add a 1776 sticker to Isaac Shelby who had land where the Battle of King's Mountain occurred. I did not find your ancestor yet. By the way the two sources you sent to me, are a log in for one site, and the other is information about a creek. You will need a source that actually says Isaac was in the Revolution.Thanks for contacting me..

Be sure to add the Civil War Sticker below the Biography line.

posted by Mary Richardson
I gave my copy of the Bledsoe to man on wikitree, King. He is working on those profiles. But if you want that line, its these people. I know something you don't know. Not all were, Scots irish. The Bledsoe brothers, had a fort in NC, This was at the time of coming war.

THEY MUSTERED THE MILITIA. Of the over the mountain men who won the revolution.

Comprised of Some of the most seasoned indian fighters at the time. My grandfather Thomas Bledsoe, He was killed shortly after the revolution, in an indian attack on that very fort in NC. While his brothers had moved into Tennessee, to survey the new borders of Tennessee. This is the ttime they became the longhunters. So this was the men who took the over the mountain men to fight the british.

They knew the area behind What was called (Kings mountain) That Plantation was documented in his will, Because it was their fathers land. It was known as the Thomas Ball plantation. The boys grandfather. Now you know, how, they knew how to come from that land, to route Ferguson. They left no prisoners. As was they Indian fighter way. ps: Now my Family new boone well, fought with him at kings mountain, My uncle anthony spent a year at Boones fort with his family when his own Fort in Tennessee was burned out in a 4 day battle with hostiles. Boone was a long hunter, And why. Because of that fort,  A fort was a salt lick a water source and walls. TO FEED A FORT, YOU NEED A LOT of meat. So Boone and some men would go far away and hunt. They would take the hides and stretch them and store them in hide houses. They took the salted meat in barrels to the fort, back and forth.

Any man from the community could go. They would get credit in the store for their hides and meat. Well my family invented that. The Bledsoe had two forts in Tennessee At the same time Boone was doing the same thing in kentucky.

The longhunters.

posted by David Martin
I may as well tell you as well, Issac Shelby did have land, but Abraham Bledsoe bought and passed on the Thomas ball estate, when Abraham Bledsoe married Katherine Ball.

Now it's his will in this site, as well as the discripcetion of that property, That property is the backside of the kings mountain, Abraham Bledsoe was the man tarringtin threatens to burn his house down. The over the mountain men are his son's, Issac and Anthony Bledsoe. Anthony being the first commander of the miltita formed to come over the mountain and fight the British. Now I know history, and now you know history. My family are the scots Irish over the mountain men.

posted by David Martin
Thank you for your offer of help. I have uploaded my DNA to GEDmatch and entered the number on wikitree. Slow going for me. I have limited time.
posted by Mary Clarke
For everyone. Have you found anything.
posted by David Martin
Thanks for you comment. I am taking this tree slow. I've been researching my tree on ancestry and family search for about 5 years. Watching utube to get more education. Have decided to start back at the bottom to reconfirm my sources and break through brick walls. I've taken 23andme and ancestry dna tests. You may view my public RobertsClarke tree on ancestry. Advice is appreciated. Thanks. Mary
posted by Mary Clarke

Thanks for the interesting post regarding Douglas connections. I knew that you had Bledsoe connections. A very prominent family in middle Tennessee.

posted by David Douglass

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