When Katherine 'Kate' Louise Martin was born in November 1862 in California, her father, Green, was 54, and her mother, Cornelia, was 23. She married Edward Wells Ballantine on July 5, 1883, in Santa Clara, California; they moved east, landing in New York in 1900 and settling in Chicago by 1910. Edward died in 1931 and Kate died on October 2, 1938, in Chicago, Illinois, at the age of 75.
↑ California, County Birth, Marriage, and Death Records, 1849-1980; Name: Kate Louise Martin
↑ Illinois, Deaths and Stillbirths Index, 1916-1947; FHL Film Number 1953406
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Katherine by comparing test results with other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA.
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line: