This genealogy report is about Martens Comprehensive Family Tree.It contains 765 individuals and 263 families from the family tree. Report compiled by Roy Harris from information gathered from various sources. The report covers almost exclusively only SOME of the very virile descendants of brothers Jan Thomas and Hendrik Jacobus Martens born in 1800 and 1802 respectively. They were Voortrekkers who are listed as having fought at The Battle of Blood River. Jan Thomas settled on the outskirts of Greytown on the farm Highbury and Hendrik Jacobus just the other side of the Umvoti River at Sophiadale which is still owned by his family.
The family is complicated by variations in spelling of names (Joshua/ Josua, Catharina/Cathrina), the Afrikaans custom of naming sons after themselves and brothers (there are at least 10 Jan Thomas Martens'! and even a Jansie Thomasina!), and marriages between cousins. The latter factor could be particularly confusing if the family gravitated towards the female side of the family. In such a case, descendants may erroneously assume that the "main" Grandpa Martens was Father's Dad whereas in fact the connection was through the Mother.
It is an impossible task for one person to gather all of the information to complete and maintain the family tree. Please email me additions, errors, photos, contributions, comments and whatever else may be of interest firstname.lastname@example.org
You can find more Martens family info at www.martensfamily.co.za which is maintained by Dewald Martens. Unfortunately I registered but forgot my password and the site does not recognise the new password when I use the "Forgot password" feature and so I cannot access all of the information on the site.
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Last updated on 20 January 2013.
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