Moore County, NC

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Garry Brewer Garry Brewer
May 10 @ 3:44pm
photo of obit of Joseph Brewer, son of Soloman Brewer and Sarah Cockman as per a family tree on
James Cordell James Cordell
April 4 @ 10:08am
Due to my extremely close Y111 match to members of both William Maness & Amos Maness lines, I now believe that there was a Maness child that, for whatever reason, was raised as a Caudle. I believe very strongly that Amos Maness (husband of Mary Margaret Caudle) fathered a child, and that child was named Jackson Caudle - my great great great grandfather. I invite and encourage anyone who understands DNA better than me to disprove my theory.
Mark Monroe, #635203
April 4 @ 11:23am
Yes, sample number...kit number...mine is #635203. It is how we can compare STR's and SNP's. We cannot even tell what haplogroup you belong to. I assume your sample/kit number is B122524. If so, is your terminal haplogroup R-M269 because of limited STR testing? My terminal haplogroup also was R-M269 before having complete SNP testing performed with the Big Y. Haplogroup R-M269 is the most common European Y- chromosomal lineage, increasing in frequency from east to western Europe and carried by 110 million European men. So, with the limited information at hand, I don't know if anyone can prove or disprove your theory. If I were you, based off of my own experience, I would save up and get the Big Y test to narrow the possibilities down from millions of matches to a few. The following link illustrates the broad stroke of the brush R-M269 really is. Big Y tests may very well prove or disprove your theory.
James Cordell
April 4 @ 11:36am
Yes, I'm B122524. Hmmm.
James Cordell
April 4 @ 11:39am
I'm thinking Big Y is on my horizon :)
Mark Monroe, #635203
April 4 @ 12:09pm
James, by nailing down my terminal SNP, I have been able to isolate matches from 500YBP - 1000YBP. This helped with my placement within the Clan Munro Project groups. I have learned that clans are made up of several genetically unrelated families. I may have a Scottish surname but my genetics point to Lietrim, Ireland area. My root tribe may have been O'Rourke, O'Reilly, or O'Brien and could have been changed to Monroe so the family would fall under the clan's protection. This was common up until a couple of hundred years ago. My brick wall was my ancestor from Ireland and my DNA matches that. Verbally handed down through the generations had me being Scottish from the Scottish Clan Munro. It appears my surname originated from a Non-Paternal Event which I have learned through research to be quite common. By testing with the Big Y, I have isolated my true genetic relatives from the assumed ones. I have been in touch with several Monroe's I genetically match yet I never knew before genetic testing. We found we share the same brick wall. My two closest genetic matches are not even Monroes and we have yet to connect our common ancestor. I joined this project so I could monitor my results with the other Monroes that may not be part of the Clan Munro Project.
Garry Brewer Garry Brewer
February 28 @ 7:45pm
This is the earliest existing County Court loose papers for Wayne County, Tennessee. The number, such as "B1" at the beginning of the case below, indicates the case folder number which can be found in Office of the County History in the Wayne County Courthouse in Waynesboro, Tennessee. These records have been microfilmed by the Tennessee State Library and Archives in Nashville, Tennessee and can be purchased from them. A set of the microfilm is available for viewing at the Wayne County Public Library in Waynesboro, Tennessee. B1 no date. Land Plots Plot of the lands of James R. RUSSELL (No. 822 for 120 acres) and V. BIFFLE (No. 394 for 64 acres). D1 Lot DANIEL Admr. -vs- King BREWER etal. 2 September 1866. Petition to Sell Land. Letters of Administration were granted Lot DANIEL for the estate of Solomon BREWER who died in 186_ leaving Sarah BREWER, his widow, and the following children: King BREWER who resides in the State of Missouri; Margaret who intermarried with Joseph BREWER and both reside in the State of Arkansas; James BREWER who resides in the State of Arkansas; Mary WALLICE who intermarried with Joseph WALLICE and both reside in the State of Missouri; Nancy who intermarried with William CANTRELL, the said Nancy is dead leaving minor children: Sarah, John, Margaret and one unknown name, residence of William CANTRELL and children unknown; Catherine who intermarried with Lot DANIEL the said Catherine is dead leaving the following children: Elizabeth, Malinda, James K.P., Maleatha, Louisa, William, Sarah, Norcissa, Solomon and Angeline who are minors except the said Elizabeth and Malinda and all reside in Wayne County, Tennessee. Solomon BREWER owned a tract of land on Holly Creek in Wayne County Civil District No. 12 amounting in all to 1172 acres and that there is but one farm on the same it being mostly hill lands. The petitioner thinks it could not be divided amongst those entitled without materially impairing the value of the same. The sheriff of Lewis County was commanded to summon: Elisabeth, Malinda, James K.P., Maliatha, Louiza, William, Sarah, Narrissa, Solomon and Angaline DANIEL to appear before the Justices at the Court house in Waynesboro. The Guardian adlitem of the minor DANIEL children was John H. COLE. Non-resident notice was advertised in the "Columbia Herald" a newspaper published at Columbia, Maury County, Tennessee. The land was sold on 7 January 1867 to A.J. BREWER and Sol BREWER at the price of $15,020.00 with their notes in equal payments due in one and two years with J.H. BREWER and John R. BREWER as their Securities. A.J. BREWER paid the final payment for the lands and directed the title of the land to be made to James HOLLIS.
Henry (jack) Lawson Henry (jack) Lawson has a question!
February 25 @ 10:39am
I joined today, how can I post my dna results to the Maness group? I believe I descend from Seth Manis son of William Maness. Thanks, Jack Lawson
Mark Monroe, #635203
February 25 @ 11:05am
I posted the same question yesterday for my line and group placement. Jack, would you have a living relative by the name of Judy Lawson? I know this is a long shot question but I have never been able to contact her. My pedigree family tree matches her tree on the Monroe branch.
Michael McAllister
February 25 @ 12:19pm
I also have a Dr Mary G Lawson in my autosomal matches who from the segment where we match is also likely a Maness descendant.
Henry (jack) Lawson
February 25 @ 3:19pm
I have a Judy Lawson that lived in Hancock Co., TN, but I haven't been in contact with her in years. She and I are descended from John Lawson born 1830 in Hawkins co., TN, our Manis connection is thru John or his father{ probably Emanuel Lawson}, to a son of Seth Manis s/o William Maness from Moore Co. Dr Mary Lawson isn't familiar to me, but the Manis's and Lawson's in Hawkins intermarried.
Mark Monroe, #635203 Mark Monroe, #635203
February 24 @ 7:47pm
Regarding the DNA Results, does anyone know if I will eventually be moved from the "ungrouped" area to group "Monroe?"
Garry Brewer Garry Brewer has a question!
February 24 @ 12:47pm
My Big Y DNA is posted, if you would like to post it this that's ok. Garry Wayne Brewer kit 26565. Keep up he good work.
Earl Cagle Earl Cagle
January 15 @ 10:10pm
Garry Brewer
February 23 @ 4:57pm
There are lots of Melton, Brewer, Staggs, Bromley, Hollis,Stutts,Moore, Nutt, Smith, Fraley and other families in Wayne County, TN. Southern Wayne County,TN and Florence, Alabama. They were in the 2nd Mounted Tennessee Infantry, Company E. Union during the War. My Great Aunt Lucille Brewer 1900 to 1996 married Loyal D. Melton 1896 to 1936. They are buried in Ceder Grove Cemetery on the Lawrence CO/Wayne CO Line.
Garry Brewer
February 23 @ 5:09pm
Interesting part is my 2nd Greatfather Richard M.J.Brewer, was in the 2nd Mounted Tennessee Infantry, his brother in law Jasper P. Bromley was also in the same company E. was captured and later was put on the steamboat Sultana with about 1800 other Union POW, the ship blew up on 27th of April 1865, killing most of the crew, and other P.O.W. More people died that night in 1865 than went down on the Titanic in 1912. The government tried to turn down his widow for a civil war pension, by stating "soldier died not in the line of duty" but Martha Brewer Bromley got her pension for herself and five children in July 1874, along with all the other widows, because they were ordered on the ship by the government after release from P.O.W. Camps. Interesting huh?
Garry Brewer
February 23 @ 5:12pm
Oh, Joseph Cockman Jr was also living in Wayne County, Tennessee, along with his sisters Mary, Margaret and Sarah Cockman,who had married the three Brewer boys, Wiley, Henry M. and Soloman Brewer.
Garry Brewer
February 23 @ 5:15pm
Oh, forgot to add this, My Richard M.J.Brewer parents were George W. Brewer who married Elizabeth Wilson. The Wilson family later on went to Arkansas from Wayne County, Tennessee
Garry Brewer Garry Brewer
January 25 @ 11:13am
Hi All
Garry Brewer
January 25 @ 11:27am
Garry W. Brewer here, I been doing presentation for my SAR State and local Chapter for years as George Washington, I am one of the Past State President of the Colorado Society, Sons of American Revolution, I saw on of our Cagle Cousin is doing that also, so I thought I would post mine also. Question have anyone found any Brewer line in Moore County in the Revolutionary War? I found a book which mention Lanier Brewer in Moore County, mentioned his children, wives. The two volumes dealing with Lanier Brewer is Shawnee Heritage IX, n-r , index 344 to 360and Shawnee Heritage V, A & B, index 477 by Don Greene, But there is not any document to support the claims of three three wives or children. Anybody else seen these books? Thanks Garry
Brandon Dunn
February 5 @ 12:38pm
Looks Like Ambrose Brewer might be someone to look into, he is listed on The Wallace Family site
Marsha Jones Christman Marsha Jones Christman
January 26 @ 6:42pm
I descend from or related to most of the families listed. Hardin, Garner, Richardson, Williams, related to Moore and most of the others. Thanks.
Myrton Stewart Myrton Stewart
January 13 @ 3:30pm
I have received the BIG Y results for my fathers testing and uploaded to the BIG Y Data Warehouse. Upgraded to STR 111. Thank You, John Drake Stewart My father's info: Myrton Thomas Stewart FTDNA Kit # 14385, Ysearch 8FPQ7 Terminal SNP R-A4697 John Drake Stewart FTDNA Kit# N118485, NG Geno 2.0 Kit # NG44GH3V4W Terminal SNP (Yseq tested 2 years ago R-BY3343)