Martha Yates

Martha Ann Yates (1856 - 1929)

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Martha Ann Yates
Born in • Blue Ridge Texasmap
Daughter of [father unknown] and [mother unknown]
[sibling(s) unknown]
Wife of — married about 1880 (to about 1885) in Blue Ridge, Texasmap
Died [location unknown]
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Martha Ann Yates was born in Blue Ridge, Tx. Her father was a Marshal in the cherokee territories :I have his name and will get it for you. Martha married Sandifur. We have his first name but I cant seem to find it right now. They had 3 children: Elenore,Drusilla and Clay Sandifur.We surmise that Sandifur was killed in the war and Martha took her children home to live with her parents : she married Martin Luther Brodie: this is quite a story. Martin Brodie come from the family of Brodies that founded the town of Fayetteville, ak. Martins father was a surgeon in the Rev. war. they paid him in property is how he got the property to found the town.anyway back to Martha, she then had my grandmother, Minnie Leah Brodie. Martin was a school teacher and live in a room in Marthas parents home. Martha and Martin married. we have a picture of them. anyway Martins family wasn't happy about him not going to school and becoming a doctor like the rest of the boys so they ordered him home. He asked Martha to leave her 3 children with her parents and go with him. She wouldn't do it. so he left her and went home and became a doctor. we aren't sure that they divorced when or where. but Martha remarried actually 3 more times. she didn't have any luck with men. she had 2 more children....Abner Hope, and Fanny Mae Bryan. Ella Mae married Robert Wesley Hope and they had 4 daughters  ; Georgia Novelle, born 1898, waco,tx. died 1956 buried in Washington, dc. . She was married to a Robert Tannehill and they had 2 children. Billy June and Robert Hope Tannehill: then their was Hazel Mae (you know most of her info) then there was Pearl Drusilla Hope. born on June 12, 1900. she married Doak Phythian. they lived in D.C. where she was Chief of the Women's police Force. (Lots of stories here) then there was Robbie Josephine (called Bobby Jo) don't have much on Bobby Jo other than she married had kids and lived in Alaska. [Find A Grave Bio]


  • 1880 United States Federal Census
  • Texas Death Index, 1903-2000
  • Texas, Death Certificates, 1903-1982
  • U.S., Social Security Applications and Claims Index, 1936-2007
  • U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current

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