Martha Jane Merchant married William Madison Hughs(es)on January 15, 1880. He was from Leake County, but I believe that she may have been from Scott County. Her grave marker says that she was born in 1860. William and Martha Jane were living in Covington County when she died in 1937 (again, this is from her grave marker). They had nine children between 1880 and 1898 - seven girls and two boys, William Harrison Hughes and Henry Clay Hughes. Uncle Clay never married. Will married Vester Williams and they had eight children.
Martha Jane may also have been known as Madeline. An old relative said they believed that her father's name was George, but this is not known for sure. Can anyone tell me more about this great grandparent of mine? Thanks