Martin Luther Shewbart was born on 20 Aug 1887 in Burless (probably Burleson), Franklin County, Alabama. He was the son of James W. Shewbart and Mattie Harris. He died on 21 Sep 1962 and was buried at Williams Chapel in Winston County, Alabama. He married Lillie Anthum Johnson. She is believed to be the daughter of Charles W. Johnson and Rosa Catherine Stout. Lillie was born January 7, 1885 and died July 22, 1949. She is buried at Williams Chapel with Martin.
In 1917 the couple was living in Vina, Alabama with six children. Martin was recorded on his Draft Card as self-employed farmer.
It is said that Martin took his family to Winston County, Alabama when Roy was five years old. This would be around 1928.
Lurlie Anthum Shewbart was born on November 3, 1907.
Ann Zella Shewbart was born on June 4, 1909
Ora Shewbart was born on January 12, 1911.
Bertha Shewbart was born on August 16, 1912.
Belva Lou Shewbart was born on 13 Mar 1915.
Myrtle"Jewel" Shewbart was born Mar 8 1917
Mae Belle Shewbart was born May 1, 1920
Eva Odell Shewbart was born on 04 Aug 1922.
Roy C. Shewbart was born on 17 Aug 1923
Era Losene Shewbart was born on 11 May 1927
Luther Shewbart Draft Registration Card, Franklin County, Alabama.
E-mail from Barbara Wiginton 6/27/2000 (Zip File: Alexander Family Tree).
E-mail from Rhonda Shewbart 7/25/2000.
Pinetucky Cemetery - Partial Inventory Greg Green 8/5/2000.
Social Security Death Index, Ancestry.com.
Sparks Chapel Cemetery, Gene Thorn (www.interment.net/data/us/al/franklin/).
Williams Cemetery Partial Inventory Greg Green 8/5/2000.
1900 Franklin County Alabama Census.
The Shewbart Ancestry, Ronda Shewbart Crittenden, http://familytreemaker.genealogy.com/users/c/r/i/Ronda-S-Crittenden/index.html