Martilla Bobbitt Stockton Glover

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by

Laurie Voss Barthlow

laurie.barthlow@gmail.com

E-mail from Laurie, February 15, 2009

Hi, Keith -

   Martilla was married first to Samuel Stockton with whom she migrated to Texas.  Actually, I believe you have Martilla and Samuel's marriage record on your website!  Anyway, he died, and she then married a fellow "Peters Colonist" George Washington Glover.  She and he are my great-great-great grandparents, and what I wouldn't give for a portrait of them!  I have heard rumor that there may be one that exists in Dallas, but I haven't been able to get my hands on a copy.

 M. C. Toyer in Dallas is the man who knows the most about them, and one of the pages I have emailed to you is his article, which is also posted on Jim Wheat's Dallas County Archives website http://freepages.history.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~jwheat/   (use the Search box for 'Martilla').  Mr. Toyer gave me permission to include his articles in my book.  He is a direct descendant of William Wald Glover, G.W. and Martilla's oldest son (and reportedly the first documented baby born in Dallas County.)

 The first page I emailed to you (in the last message) is my own essay which cites information from 'The Peters Colony of Texas'.  There is another very old book - no longer in print - that references George and Martilla and purports to explain what happened to Martilla's first husband.  I can give you that information if you are interested in it.

 Laurie