Martha Sue Criner, (Okes)
born 12/09/1859 in Meridianville, Alabama
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Born before the Civil War and growing up on the Madison County, Alabama, plantation, "Shady Hill," Sue remembered the Yankee Army coming to their place to burn, destroy, and leave the people starving. Her father, a soldier, was killed trying to get back home to see his little girl. She told her granddaughter, Gloria Sue, the memorable stories of that time.
Spouse ~ Rev. George Madison C. Okes
born 1865 in Lincoln Co, TN