Tombstone Tuesday: Martin and Rosa Roberts

Martin and Rosa (Ellis) Roberts were my great-great-grandparents.  Martin was born May 2, 1853 in Bradley County, Tennessee.  He died April 2, 1925 in Murray County, Georgia.  Rosa was born March 28, 1853 and died March 26, 1936, both in Murray County.  Martin was a Freemason and Rosa was in the Eastern Star (the symbols of both are on their headstone).  They are buried in Spring Place Cemetery.

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  1. Cindy Ballew Wells says

    Dear Tonia,
    I was so glad to see your blog. I am from Murray County. I was born in the old Murray County Hospital in 1958. My family , the Ballews , have lived here since Ballground was founded in the 1830’s. My great-great-grandfather Daniel Ballew came from North Carolina with his wife Mary Harriet Jackson Ballew and settled in Ballground. His brother Isaac stayed in Murray County with him and his sister Arsenith Ballew Franklin and Joshua Madison Ballew settled in Gordon County. I am so glad that you are finding so many of your female relatives and know their names. I cannot find anything about my great-great-grandmother Mary Harriet Jackson who was born in Greeenville , South Carolina. The historical society there said I would have to hire a professional geneologist to help me. I think not. It took me almost 3 years to find my great grandmother Ducketts parents but I found them. Well so much babble about the Ballews. It was nice reading your blogs. Cindy Ballew Wells

    • Tonia Kendrick says

      Hi Cindy! So nice to hear from a fellow Murray Countian! I had several Ballew friends when I was in school.

      You don’t happen to have a first name for a Ballew who married Martha Stroud (born abt 1844), do you? He’s the only Ballew in my database, so far.

      I can’t believe the historical society told you that you had to hire a professional. The information is out there; we just have to be patient and keep digging.

      Thanks for stopping by and thanks, especially, for commenting. I love to hear from visitors. I just friended you on Genealogy Wise, btw.


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