Hello WC -- While I didnt do an extensive background on Abigail I was more looking for the Connection and background on one of her sons Meriwether JR I do know that yes from what I can tell she was from the VA Churchills that moved to Kentucky around 1787... She married Meriwether Lewis CLark SR in 1834 had 7 kids and died not long after her 7th child in 1852 in Kentucky. Surely out of those 7 children one born around 1852 there is some current MALE DNA available I have some many projects going right now if not I could probably narrow that search down for you in short time Good luck in your search and if u are unable to find anyone let me know and when i get caught up a bit I can start a project for you if you like....
As for finding out about the English connections not actually being connected it really doesnt surprise me because people named thier children after either friends the famous, war buddies, thier next door neighbors etc... Now mix that with the fact that back in the day people married and had children with brother sisters cousins aunts thier wives sisters without extensive research on the facts its quite easy to assume the connections only to find out as you did that they are not blood related at all. I have made assumptions or been tired when working on a tree (when i know better haha) and all it takes is one wrong fact ( a mother or a father connection) to screw up a whole side of a tree and give someone a whole new life LOL Its very important to ALWAYS go back verify and double verify. I am working on a tree right now that about 3 generations back this man had a wife he never let out of the house so she doesnt have much of a history she married him young etc so nothing much on her childhood that would give me her maiden name all the census reports are in her married name..I have been researching her for 2 days and I finally found the connection about 3am this morning only to be so tired that after i got all the info in i clicked the wrong thing when I was deleting the info i didnt need i ERASED the whole thing hahahaha I just had to laugh and go to bed : ) Moral of that story be patient and persistant and you will achieve your goal : )
Good luck again WC and keep us posted on your progress
Kandis Mangrum Bonnet
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