I am a direct line descendant of Thomas and Sarah Colbert/Colvard of Franklin Co., NC. Thomas was a blacksmith
and owned an ordinary (tavern) in the town of Halifax between
1758 and 1768. He then moved his family to Bute Co (now Franklin and Warren counties). He was my 4th great-grandfather. He also went by the name Calvert in Halifax Co.
My 3rd great grandfather was Thomas Colbert/Colvard. He is listed in the 1790 Federal census and his name is spelled as
Colbert. Ever since then my family has spelled their name Colbert with one exception. In 1846 my 3rd GG Thomas signed his will Thomas Colvard.
Last year I found out I had the same DNA as a Colvard family
whose descendants came from western North Carolina, possibly the Rutherford Co. area.
The progenitor of this family was William Pleasants Colvard
and he had a son named Wade Hampton Colvard, born 1812.
In the early 1800's, William Pleasants Colvard and his family moved to Hardemann Co., TN along with the families of
Gage, Ross, Riggs (Ricks), and Cody.
In 1830 Wade Hampton Colvard married Latha Ann Gage in Hardemann Co., TN. So it is obvious this is not the same
Wade Hampton Colvard who married Phoebe Vannoy in 1831.
I am trying to find out if the three Colvard families in
Wilkes, Rutherford?, and Franklin counties are related.
I am willing to pay for DNA tests for a male descendant of
William and Temperance Colvard of VA who lives now in
Hope to hear from you soon.
P.S. In 1764 Roderick Easley and Samuel Weldon moved to Halifax Co., NC. Roderick's father, Warham, married Temperance Calvert after her husband, William, died. And Roderick Easley was married to Samuel Weldon's sister. Samuel founded the town of Weldon on the Roanoke River above
Joseph Calvert/Colvard lived on Plumtree Island (now Mush
Island) beginning in 1720 and had a son named Thomas (my Thomas). Plumtree Island is directly opposite the town of Weldon.
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