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Posted by: Tina Beller (ID *****1811) Date: December 17, 2011 at 07:16:52
In Reply to: No DNA Link between VA/KY James McAfee Sr. and NC/GA James McAfee Sr. by Carolyn McAfee (Texas/Alabama) of 5153

Like Phoenix rising from the smoke, I am going to post this so that others may investigate this furhter.

As you know my line is SPENCER ALVIN McAFEE b. abt. 1832 in either NC or GA and his mother was supposedly ELVIRA McAFEE and husband unknown whom some listed as a JOHN S. McAFEE that cannot be verified as her husband.

Recently I did the FFDNA type of test on Maternal and Paternal lines in order to see if any of my more difficult lines ( like McAfee ) might show up in my FFDNA MATCHES lines. FFDNA is unlike Y-DNa in that it will show you the closest FFDNA MATCHES to you in either your maternal or paternal lines. I had been working on other lines of my FFDNA and decided this morning to check my FFDNA matches again to see if I had a COLE or McAFEE FFDNA match and I do !

The line of my FFDNA match included COLE, McAFEE, DONALDSON, GREEN, and others whom I know seem to be close associates or at least surnames in my DAVIDSON maternal line which did include our SPENCER ALVIN MCAFEE line.

The FFDNA MATCH I have is a person who is out of this line below :

1. WILLIAM McAFEE b. 1730 d. 1805 and had married KAREN HOPPICK CHANDLER. to their son

2. JAMES ERVIN MCAFEE b. Jan. 9, 1762 Iredell Co. NC who d. Apr. 22, 1847 in HABERSHAM Co. GA ( that is same county where we find ELVIRA McAFEE listed as ELZIRA McAFEE in 1840 HABERSHAM CO. GA Census, with her children whom we believe included SPENCER ALVIN McAFEE then ). ELVIRA McAFEE is on the 1850 Cherokee Co. GA census, and Spencer is on both his brother BARRY McAFEE's 1850 WALKER Co. GA Census and later left there and is on his mothers 1850 CHEROKEE CO. GA census as well ). JAMES ERVIN McAFEE is listed in this GEDCOM of my FFDNA as having married MARGARET "POLLY" COLE who was b. 1772 Buncombe Co. NC and had d. 1862 in Lumpkin Co. GA and she was dau. of ALEXANDER COLE. To their son -

3. THOMAS VIRGIL McAFEE b. June 15, 1810 BUNCOMBE co. NC who d. Oct. 24, 1896 in WHITE Co. GA and he married ELIZABETH FINLEY who was b. Jan. 25, 1813 NC and died Jan. 20, 1896 in WHITE CO. GA ( buried in Mt. Pleasant Cem. ) to their dau. -

4. EMILY AVALINE McAFEE b. Feb. 26, 1831, Clarksville, HABERSHAM Co. GA who d. Sept. 1, 1904 GA and had married HERBERT HENRY ASH b. Sept. 26, 1826 NC and d. Apr. 29, 1873 in LUMPKIN Co. GA and he was son of WILLIAM ASH b. 1797 NC and wife SARAH SPENCER b. 1803 NC and both Mr. and Mrs. ASH died in LUMPKIN Co. GA.

Now I have to contact this FFDNA match to see what else he can tell me and if he knows of our SPENCER ALVIN McAFEE line at all ? I doubt it as our Spencer Alvin McAfee seems to have been a line no one else is looking at but for a few on this site !

My FFDNA KIT no. is 208976 on Family Tree's FAMILY FINDER DNA TEST PAGE and using that same kit no, my results are also on GEDMATCH where we can run the triangulations of our Kit No. to see our best matches as well as well as also refine the search for our best matches.

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