Barbara Kay Grooms Martell with granddaughter Christina Jane Martell
Lucille Ella Alston and Floyd Milton Grooms
Barbara Kay Grooms was born September 13, 1948, only child of Floyd Milton Grooms and Lucille Ella Alston. Barbara's parents were the inspiration to our research into the Martell Family roots. They have been researching the Alston and Grooms families for over 10 years. As they travelled in their motor home around the country, they stopped at many courthouses and the Mormon Genealogy Library in Salt Lake City as well as visiting with relatives. The Alston family has been traced back to William Alston from Newton, England in the early 1500s, via John Alston who came to the United States and resided in North Carolina. While traveling to England one year, Barbara and I visited the town of Odell in Bedfordshire where the Alston family once owned a castle. The castle is no longer in the family, but is privately owned by Lord and Lady Luke. The Grooms family research has been a little more difficult as we have been unable to tie Solomon Grooms (d. 1810 in Winchester, Clark County, Kentucky) to his ancestors. That search will continue...... Lucille died on April 8, 2009 in Naples and we all miss her very much. Barbara continues to follow the Grooms and Alston Genealogy quest.....
|As a side hobby, Floyd Grooms loves to gamble, specifically at the crap table. He has written a book on how to beat the odds at the crap table. Find our more by double-clicking here.|
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