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Re: Lanier-Bassano Sephardic Jewish Research
Posted by: Lloyd L. Overton (ID *****2843) Date: December 26, 2011 at 13:45:15
In Reply to: Re: Lanier-Bassano Sephardic Jewish Research by Pat Weiss of 1627

For Pat Weiss. Thanks for your informative response. You have set me a pretty problem indeed. The presumed Jewish line (Anthony) comes from my gg grandmother, who was an Anthony. She married into the Overton line in MO in 1837. Her line is clear, back to Mark Anthony-Isabella Hart (m abt 1703 VA). If my Jewish DNA markers do not come through her, then I am at a loss. My Scots ancestry is pretty much on my mother's side, not the (male) Overton side. I can't identify any other possible Jewish connections. The Overton line itself hits a blank wall about 1780 in Virginia. My DNA results demonstrated that the my Overton line (there are several) was originally Howerton actually, with roots back into England. The original Overton man I'm sure of was named Reuben Overton (no known antecents). There is one peculiarity with this mystery man. His nickname was 'Gad'. There are several possible sources for this nickname, one of which is the Hebrew tribe of Gad, son of Jacob. Which gives me a headache!! This is turning into a barrel of snakes!

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