I have a theory for which I would like to find some confirmation that my data is correct.
I am a descendant of John Montgomery (d. 1778 Mecklenburg, NC) and Martha Montgomery, researching their many grandchildren.
While looking at William Azmon Sample, b. 1736 Maryland, resident of Mecklenburg, NC, who married. Elizabeth Alexander, I see the following:
His children were:
Abigail, b 1763
Esther, b 1765
Mary, b 1768
James, b 1770 married Martha Robison (North Carolina marriage records)
Jemima, b 1772
Ann, b 1774
Joseph Rankin, b 1772, married Elizabeth R Robison (North Carolina marriage records)
Jain Bain, b 1780
Elizabeth “Betsy”, b around 1780 (maybe 1782?) married John Robison (North Carolina marriage records)
Margaret, b 1784
Araminta, b 1789
So we have 3 of his children who married Robisons. I know that Martha Robison is a daughter of Robert Robison and Martha Montgomery, and a granddaughter of John Montgomery (d. 1778 NC) and Martha Montgomery.
I have seen a number of family trees that place John Montgomery Robison, b. 1780 Mecklenburg, as a child of the same Robert Robison and Martha Montgomery, but I have not found confirmation documents on this yet. I would like to know for sure who his parents were. Elizabeth “Betsy” Sample was his first wife, and he later married Margaret Barnett Wallace.
I now would like to propose that Elizabeth R Robison who married Joseph Rankin Sample is also a daughter of the same Robert Robison and Martha Montgomery. Who would have any further information on Elizabeth’s parents in order to confirm who they were?
This would mean, then, that three of William Sample’s children possibly married three Robison siblings. The Montgomerys and the Samples have a number of connections in the Mecklenburg area, so it is fair to say that the two families were in-laws or cousins or friends in a number of situations. William Azmon Sample’s brother Joseph was appointed for awhile as a guardian of Andrew Montgomery, who was another grandchild of John Montgomery and Martha Montgomery.
So, is there any further evidence of the true parents of Elizibeth Robison and John Montgomery Robison?
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