It looks like you are a 4th great-grandson instead of a 5th-great. I would love having your family information. In looking over my family group sheets, I find that I have information down thru Franklin. However, on Franklin and his father William, I just have the names and dates for most of the children but no actual places/locations. So, If you could supply information on your own family back to your great-grandfather William Arthur Martinie, it would be great and help me fill in the gaps.
It has been a while since I have done any Martinie research. So many things came up that my genealogical researching came to a hault. Now, however, I have a little more free time to do the things I want. Last year my daughter married (lives in Lawrence, Ks where she works full time but is also working on her PhD at the University of Kansas) and I finally retired from the Department for Public Health (State Health Department) where I had worked 38 years.
I remember your Uncle Chuck. He and his wife Nellie Thomas visited us on February 27, 1988. (I took a picture of them and had written the date on the back.)
I have never been able to find the marriage date and place for Ernest and Susannah. One lady on the internet listed early January 1778 as their marriage; however, when I wrote her, she said the information had been recorded by her aunt, now deceased, and she had absolutely no idea where her aunt had got the date. Since Ernest deserted January 25, 1778, I doubt that he married before his desertion. His first child, Jonathan (my ancestor) was born November 5, 1781, so I assume the marriage probably occurred in 1779 or 1780. I do wish we could find the actual date and place! Several years ago through correspondence with the Lutheran minister in Bad Gandersheim, Germany, where Ernest (Ernst) was christened, I learned more about his ancestry. His father was Christoph Bernhard MARTINI (died April 29, 1789) and his mother was Ernestine Antoinette Herre (died November 17, 1781). Apparently, Ernest is the one who began spelling the name as "MARTINIE". As you will note, David Martinie named several of his children after his paternal grandparents. Of Ernest's two children, Jonathan and David, it is David's line who still carries down the Martinie name. Jonathan had male descendants but they either never married or had only females.
I always enjoy hearing from a Martinie as this has always been my favorite line. When my husband traveled a lot, I always asked him to bring me back a "Martinie". Some people may have thought I drank (which I don't) but all I wanted was another "Martinie" name from a phone book. Ha!
In case you or anyone else wants to send me Martinie information, my address is
Betty Ann Bowles
1999 Frankfort Road
Shelbyville, KY 40065-9473
I'm always grateful for anyone sharing their Martinie/Louderback information with me. Thanks for writing.
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