Posted By:Linda Monticelli
Subject:GUESS Surname DNA Project
Post Date:November 29, 2008 at 12:20:28
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Forum:Durham County, NC Genealogy Forum
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There were several early GUESS families who lived in Orange County, North Carolina from the late 1700's. Some of these families remained in Orange County and others either moved on to other states or moved to other counties in North Carolina, Durham, Lincoln, or Wake counties.

William Guess who married (1) Frances Laws and (2) Mary Holman moved to Durham County, North Carolina by 1870 and some of his children also remained in Durham County for the remainder of their lives.

Some of these children were:

Wiley Gaston Guess who married Adlaide M. Dixon (remained in Durham County, North Carolina and many if not all of their children)

William Compton Guess who married Caroline Vaughan (remained in Durham County, North Carolina)

George Washington Guess who married Harriet F. Reinhardt (moved to Lincoln County, North Carolina)

We are looking for any males from this line with the Guess surname who might be interested in taking a DNA test.

Family Tree DNA is offering some great savings on their DNA test kits from now through December 31, 2008.

Here is the link for the Gist, Gest, Guess, Guest DNA Surname Project where you can order your test kit and enjoy these great sale prices through the end of the year:

Linda Monticelli
GUESS descendant of one of the Guess families of Orange County, North Carolina