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K Martin

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K Martin
Born 1960s.
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Account confirmed 3 Dec 2018 | K's 242 contributions | 10 thank-yous received
Profile last modified 11 Sep 2019 | Created 3 Dec 2018
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Descendant of PGM migrant John Alden.
Descendant of PGM migrant Capt. William Marston, Sr..
Descendant of PGM migrant Elder William Wentworth I.

I was born and raised in Olmsted Falls, Ohio, a suburb of Cleveland, Ohio. Most summers we would visit either my father's relatives in the mountains of southern West Virginia or my mother's family on the coast of Maine. Both of my parents came from large families and small towns and it seemed as if everyone we met was related one way or another. So, listening to my parents reminisce about some family event or gossip was part of the fun of those summer trips and piqued my interest in family history. Now I wish I had thought to take notes!

During my senior year of high school, I had the wonderful opportunity to do a one-year homestay in France. Besides being changed forever by the exciting challenges of living in a foreign culture and learning a foreign language, I was surprised to find out that my surname, which I had always thought of as being English or Irish, was also the second most common French surname! I guess since then I've had in the back of my mind that maybe there are some French ancestors in my past that have been calling me to learn about my possible French heritage.

At university, I did a B.A. in International Relations (minor: French, of course) and then did an M.Ed. in TESOL. During my studies I had developed an interest in Asia, so, when I had an opportunity to teach in Japan, I decided to work there for a year or two. That was more than 20 years ago!

About five years ago, I started doing some online searching of my paternal MARTIN line, but put that aside because I ran into a wall. Then, about three years ago, my interest in family history was renewed after a family reunion in Maine. So, I went back online to research my MARSTON (maternal) line. That has lead to many exciting discoveries and interconnected family lines, including MOULTON, SANBORN, PEASE, SIMMONS, WENTWORTH, BAYTON, and SOUTHWORTH, to name a few. But, there are questions involving several lines, so I'm looking forward to hopefully resolving those. I had been primarily using Ancestry, but noticed inconsistent information or a lack of sources. Then, I found WikiTree was working hard to provide accurate, sourced information,so I started using it to check other information. Finally, I decided that I wanted to join and be a part of the community.

I'm looking forward to working together.


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There is also an interesting Marston/Simmons/Wentworth/Quinney(aka Kenney)/Baynton line I've been looking at
I'm relatively new to genealogy and have just been informally researching my mother's (MARSTON of NH and ME) and father's (MARTIN of WV) lines through Ancestry, etc. Having found many inconsistencies there, I was pleased to see on WikiTree that there is more effort to be accurate and provide references/sources. Although I'm a newbie, I'm happy to help out when I can.
I've run into a wall on the Va/WV Martins, so hoping for some help there. I do have some online death and marriage certificates that I'd be happy to share.
I've discovered a connection to John ALDEN through my Marston/Simmons/Sprague/Alden line, so happy to help out here.
Maternal grandmother's line from Maine.
My maternal grgr grandmother was a Wentworth and their lines seems to be connected to the Quiney/Kenney and Bayton lines.
I was surprised to find German ancestors through my paternal grandmother Wickline.

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On 31 Dec 2018 at 03:22 GMT David Selman wrote:

Hi Keith,

Thank you for self-certifying for the Pre-1700 badge! Participation in a Pre-1700 Project is strongly encouraged for those wishing to edit Pre-1700 profiles. Collaboration is essential because pre-1700 ancestors are shared by many descendants.

It looks like the US History Project would be a good fit with the tag you entered. Adding the tag United_States_History will help you get updates about activity for that project.

Do you have any questions? Let me know. I'm happy to help! :-)

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On 18 Dec 2018 at 00:03 GMT Janet (Langridge) Wild wrote:

Hi Keith

Wow great start, were the How-Tos pages helpful or did they leave you with questions?

Clicking your green tags will show members who follow that tag. Add tags for locations, Country, County or topic of interest. The more tags you add the more links to community & research options Information on tags is on page one of the How To pages.

We want to help you learn about the site and the community, hopefully you found the pages and links useful. I have page one bookmarked for reference page

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On 6 Dec 2018 at 19:51 GMT Jeanie (Thornton) Roberts wrote:

Hi Keith, there is not a page for St. Margarets, but you can start one. Just go to the drop down menu for add and click on 'thing' and it will let you create a page for the church and you can put your pictures there.

On 5 Dec 2018 at 17:33 GMT Stanley Elswick wrote:


I am from southern WV and have a Martin line that I trace back to late 1700s. Unlikely we are related but glad to share notes if you like.

On 3 Dec 2018 at 08:25 GMT Vicky (Freeth) Majewski wrote:

Thanks for volunteering!

You are now an active member of the WikiTree community, and can start adding your family.

I recommend starting with our New Member How-To pages. They will save you time, energy and frustration as you create your family profiles. Building your family tree on WikiTree will help you connect with others who have the same ancestors.

Need help? Just ask!

Above all, have FUN!  :) I hope you enjoy WikiTree as much as I have!

Kind regards,

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On 3 Dec 2018 at 07:29 GMT Gilly Wood wrote:

This is just a note to say hello and to let you know that I'm available to answer questions about joining WikiTree.

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