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  • ID: I00117
  • Name: Martha H. Reese
  • Sex: F
  • Birth: 09 FEB 1841 in Jones County, GA 1 2
  • Burial: Harmony Church Cemetery, Putnam County, GA In unmarked grave next to Sarah Lucy Robins
  • Death: 30 JUN 1918 in Madison, Morgan County, GA
  • Note:
    Buried in an unmarked grave next to my grandmother Sarah Lucy Robins

    Below is an excerpt from Martha H Reese Gardner's obit which was in a Madison GA newspaper.
    "The deceased was born in Jones County, GA on Feb. 9, 1840. SHe had an only sistger, Miss Mary Reese, who died while young. Mrs Evie Ingram, mother of Mrs Joh Ingram, was her half sister. She also had four half brothers".

    Obit for Martha Reese Gardner 6/1918 Madisonian Newspaper:

    AN OLD LADY DEAD-----

    Sunday morning at ten oclock at the home of her daughter, Mrs W.H. Johnson, occurred the death of Mrs Martha Gardner. She had spent most of her time the past year with her son, Charlie Gardner, near Godfrey, but had been at Mrs Johnson's several weeks before her death.

    The remains were interred beside her husband, William Gardner, at Harmony Church in Putnam County Monday afternoon, the services being conducted by Rev. R.B. Bolton. The pall bearers wer her sons and messrs. W.C. Reagan and J.B. Harris.

    The deceased was born in Jones County, GA Feb. 9, 1840. SHe had an only sister, Miss Mary Reese, who died while young. Mrs Evie Ingram, mother of Mrs John Ingram, was her half sister. She also had four half brothers. SHe was the last member of her family. her husband William Gardner died over thirty years ago, and a son, Joe, died a year or two ago.

    She is survived by five daughters and four sons: Mrs. W.B. Wallis of Putnam County, Mrs. W.B. Johnson of Madison, Mrs. R.W. Curtis of Burlington, B.C., and Emmett Gardner of Atlanta. Charlie Gardner of Godfrey, Mrs W.H. Zachary of Buckhead, John Gardner of Buckhead, Mrs. Genie Freeman of Atlanta, and Ben Gardner of Columbia, SC.

    She was a memnber of the Baptist Church for over fifty years and was a pious, consecrated christian woman of the old regime.




    Father: Rowell R Reese b: BET 1795 AND 1800 in SC
    Mother: Zara Goar b: 1805 in GA

    Marriage 1 William J. Gardner b: 04 AUG 1833 in Morgan County, GA
    • Married: 29 AUG 1858 in Webster County, GA
    Children
    1. Has No Children Willie Gardner b: 1862 in Putnam County, GA
    2. Has No Children Joseph Lee Gardner b: ABT 1863 in Putnam County, GA
    3. Has No Children Martha W. Gardner b: JUL 1865 in Putnam County, GA
    4. Has No Children Molly Gardner b: BEF 1865 in Putnam County, GA
    5. Has No Children Benjamin H. Gardner b: MAY 1880 in Putnam County, GA
    6. Has No Children Lillie Eugene Gardner b: ABT 1881 in Putnam County, GA
    7. Has Children Emmett Rowl Gardner b: 13 JUN 1867 in Putnam County, GA
    8. Has No Children Charles M. Gardner b: ABT 1869 in Putnam County, GA
    9. Has No Children Fanny Eunice Gardner b: 06 JAN 1873 in Putnam County, GA
    10. Has No Children John Marshall Gardner b: 07 JAN 1877 in Putnam County, GA
    11. Has No Children Earnest Gardner b: ABT 1879 in Putnam County, GA
    12. Has No Children Mary Molly E. Gardner b: 29 SEP 1860 in Putnam County, GA

    Sources:
    1. Title: 1880 census records, Putnam County, GA
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book
    2. Title: Obituary
      Note:
      Source Medium: Book
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