Bill decending the steps, St Francisville, LA. one of my Davidson-Irons-Garland grandmas has been in the old family stories as Cherokee, I have come to the conclusion that she was Melungeon. others doing research on her have come to this same conclusion independently of me. most Cherokee grandma stories in the Appalachian mountain states turn out to be Melungeon. I especialy want to thank Jan for sharing her mother's and gma's old family photos. I will gladly transfer your relatives to you, just leave a message telling how you are connected. Please follow findagrave guidelines. please do not copy and post my personal photographs of my family members to other websites without my permission. I will check for messages on here.
I received my Y-111 DNA test results back and I am a match for Davidson Family Group 1 and so it is confirmed that I am related to Col Wm.Lee Davidson. My Kit number is B93200 https://www.familytreedna.com/public/davidson/default.aspx?section=ycolorized.
Interestingly I almost match David R Davidson's Kit B3449 except for just a few STRs.
I am working currently with John Lisle,the FTDNA administrator for family Group 1 to get William's son John out of obscurity through whom my paternal line descends and that Davidson branch of the tree documented properly. Anyway, I just wanted to thank you for pointing me in this direction as it has been most rewarding and helpful in my research!
Thank you for contacting Dave as he has e-mailed me and I greatly appreciate him reaching out to me. I am hopeful that research that you both have done will help me find my true Davidson lineage.
I am having another DNA test performed, this time the Family Tree Y-111 DNA test as Dave has done this one and since he is a direct descendant of Col. Wm. Lee Davidson this will either prove or disprove my paternal connection to him.
On another note, I have corrected and removed any references in my family tree and on Find A Grave that would indicated that E. Davidson was a Brevard or wd. McCrea as your research has proven this connection to be in error and am therefore sorry that I perpetuated this error. I have simply listed her as E. Davidson in my records.
Thank you for letting me know. I am finding the research on E. "Elizabeth" Davidson to be very confusing so I would be grateful for any information you can add to the mystery surrounded her and her lineage would be most welcome.
Thank you very much for the sending me the Family Tree Davidson DNA as I did not know about this one but will pursue this avenue too! I submitted my DNA to GED Match in hopes of making family connections through their database but have not had much success. Anyway I appreciate the information as this should help tremendously to find my Davidson family connects as well others!
You are very welcome. Sponsoring memorials is my way of honoring my ancestors and supporting Find A Grave.
I think edits to memorials can be made by Find A Grave staff due to the "time limit" clause without creators or maintainers permission... I am not 100% sure about this. The reason, I think this true is because I have noticed that in some cases where I have submitted edits to a memorial and they were not handled (accepted, rejected, or ignored) by the creator/maintainer of that memorial in a timely manner that it appears that staff at Find A Grave will make the edits... again this is based on how I have seen some of my edits applied to some memorials. There is some Find A Grave information about the "time limit" under the "What is the new Edit tab on my contributor page? under the FAQs pages that may give you some insight.
I believe I am related to E.M.D "Elizabeth" Davidson as Col. William Lee Davidson according to my research is my 5th Great Grandfather which this should make Elizabeth my 5th GGM. However there is some mystery who E.M.D. (Elizabeth) is and I have nothing concrete, only some research indicating her possible maiden name was Brevard and she was widowed (last name McCrea) before she married Col. Wm. Lee Davidson in or about 1792 in Rockbridge VA. I would be greatly interested in learning about any research that you have gathered in support of your DAR claim as it would be appreciated.
On another note, I submitted to DNA testing in hopes of validating my Davidson paternal lineage through the Y chromosome since it is directly passed from father to son. I am hoping in time that other male Davidson descendants of Col William Lee Davidson will submit to DNA testing so my connection can be made with absolute certainty. I have family tree on ANC.com that you are most welcome to visit and is called Davidson-Williams Family Tree. Please note that it is still a work in progress as I have much research to conduct from the 4th generation back and so some of the information I have gleaned from other family trees in some cases have errors that I have yet to correct, amend, or omit.
RE: Jeremiah Profitt Nancy, thanks, I do not know much at all. My mom was Nancy Jean Profitt, but unfortunately, when my grandparents divorced, she really didn't know much about her father, John Sherman Profitt.
I was also wondering about the melungeon possibility. Yes I agree the darker complexion makes one wonder. The story about cherokee indian ancestry as well as black foot also left me wondering. I'm hoping to have a DNA test on ancestry done this year. My tree is available also on ancestry.