Martha Jane Yates was born in 1871 in Johnson Arkansas to parents English Lafayette Yates and Sarah Jane Morris. She married William Newton Qualls on 22 Aug 1889 and had two children with him, James Henry Qualls (1891-1939) and Millie Mae "Willie" Qualls (1897-1927). She is said to have died on 6 Feb 1907 in Haskell, Texas.
* 1880 US Census, Grant, Johnson, Ark. Martha Yates in the household of Lafayette Yates, her age 9, birthplace Ark.
Arkansas County Marriages Index, 1837-1957, at Ancestry.com: Record, Martha A Yates, age 17, residence Hunt, Johnson, Ark; spouse W N Qualls, age 20, Coal Hill, Arkansas; marriage date 22 Aug 1889. FHL Film # 1027106.
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Martha by comparing test results with other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
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