AmericanFamilyHistory.com has more than 30 books that make up the family history of Richard T. (Sharp) Martin. Understandably, you will gain the most from this site if you are related, but there is still much to be interested in if you are a student of history.

Many lines go back to the 17th century and several to medieval times. Most people included in these books were common people who lived out their lives with little fame outside of their immediate communities. However, some of these relatives are well-known to history such as Thomas Jefferson, third President of the United States, Thomas Buckingham, a founder of Yale University, and Samuel Huntington, Signer of the Declaration of Independence, and more distantly, William the Conqueror. Dozens of other well known people that influenced the history of the United States and Great Britain are also listed.

The Families

Twenty-nine individual histories are listed first in American Family History.com, which are entitled the Ashbrook, Barker, Beeson, Bond, Bowles, Bratton, Buckingham, Capps, Cocke, Farrar, Fulk, Hastings, Houghton, Huntington, Jefferson, Massey, Mattix, Morgan, Nisbett, Onyett, Phillips, Rogers, Sharp, Sidenbender, Smith (2), Tinker, Van Gundy, and Whitney Family.

These books are also compiled with other information in two encyclopedic publications entitled My Father’s House and Worthy to Remember.

Finally, there is a history about the ancestors of Vester L. Crocker, stepfather of Richard T. Martin, which is entitled Seasons to Remember

Richard T. (Sharp) Martin

The compiler of these records was born in Little Rock, Arkansas, and grew up in Houston, Texas. He became interested in genealogy at the age of sixteen, but most of this research was completed over a twenty-one year period from 1998 to 2019. With the advancement of computer technology and the Internet, he believes that he was born at just the right time to assemble these records. His goal with this family history site is to freely share his findings with as many interested people as possible that it might be a benefit to them and their families.  

Clyde Van Smith in Leslie, Arkansas, circa 1910.
The gravestone of Isaac Dancy (Morgan Family) in Dancyville, Tennessee.