Matthews Family Genealogy Forum
Good question. We are fairly certain that Mussendine is the brother of my forbear, Robert Matthews, son of immigrant, James Matthews, Sr. I know my connection due to taking the 37-Marker Y-DNA test. I have been in contact with a gentleman who knows he descends from Mussendine and I have been trying to get him to test his DNA and that would answer the question once and for all. He just went through a bout with cancer but seems to have recovered nicely but I have not wanted to press anyway. I was just this summer down in Iredell & Rowan Co. at the library, graveyards, battle fields, Ft. Dobbs, etc. I need to get back down there and plod around Guilford Co. where some of the family, including James Sr. lived and maybe died there. I am very familiar with Isaac, John and William. Prior to DNA testing, I thought that was my line. DNA proved otherwise. I highly recommend it. I am not sure if I answered your questions. Let me know if I can help you further.
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