I guess my question is - I know that our Jesse is born c. 1805, but how do you know for sure that the Jesse that is the son of William and Celia is ours. I have data showing that their Jesse was not born until 1816 so he was not ours as far as my info. shows.
My theory is that William of Rutherford Co. was the son of James Mankin (who was the son of Tubman). I think they lived in Patrick Co. VA first and that William's brothers were: Jesse b. 1773, John b 1760-1770, and the Peter you are looking into b. Sept 19, 1770.
I think there was another brother - Simeon. I think one of William's brothers ( perhaps Simeon) had our Jesse (as Jesse is a family name coming up in all the lines.). I believe "Old Peter" who lived to be so old in Arkansas is related to our Jesse, but as a great Uncle. I think the key to our mystery lies in Patrick Co. VA.
That's my theory.
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