When Melinda Frances 'Fanny' Martin was born on October 24, 1859, in Missouri, her father, Isaac, was 25, and her mother, Jane, was 26. She married John Thomas Downey (1858-1898) on September 16, 1880 in Sherman, Texas and they had one child:
Eursley Jane (1882–1975)
Fanny died within a year of birth on August 19, 1883, in Lebanon, Oklahoma, at the age of 23. John remarried Mary 'Mollie' Francis Stanley (1873-1936) on May 21, 1891 in Grayson County, Texas.
↑ Texas, Select County Marriage Index, 1837-1965; FHL Film Number 1290413; Grayson County Clerk's Office; Sherman, Texas; Grayson County Marriage Records
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Melinda by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Melinda: