States: Virginia: Brunswick
Karen, We do run across each other in many places. As far as David Pinkard Steagall..........Marshall Wingfield made an incorrect asumption when he transcribed Drinkard Steagall (my 4x's Gr) on the Steagall/Warren marriage bond and I think all relates to this mistake. He was unfamiliar with the name paterns of this family, just as Mastin Steagall in Patrick and Montgomery Co's is constantly being transcribed as Martin Steagall. I have Jane Warren's (also 4x's gr) permission to the Clerk of Franklin Co. for Drinkard Steagall to marry her and it is clearly Mr. Drinkard Steagall and not David. Setting that permission aside and every census citation he is found in......Drinkard is a well known given name in the Steagall line, however my Drinkards mother is probably Chloe (Hodges) Steagall and David is a well recycled name in this Hodges family line. At any rate I have never seen an original document with David on it, all are plainly Drinkard to anyone who is familiar with this family. As you know Drinkard is not an unusual given name in this Steagall family and I believe someday we will find the connections to the 3 Drinkard Steagalls that are so far unconnected. I believe the key will be a mistake in the accepted descendancy of the George Steagalls that were in Brunswick, Bedford, Henry, and Patrick Co's Va. However as you said there may be a transient North Carolina connection that is so far unidentified. There may well be a North Carolina connection and personally would like to see anything connecting the Franklin Co., Va. Steagalls to any Steagall family. I know they are descended from George and Mary (Bottom) Steagall family because of the unique name paterns also found in the Franklin Co., Va. family of William and Chloe (Hodges) Steagall. I don't think these Steagall families were really that far apart in these counties when you take into account parent counties and changing boundries thru the 1700's and early 1800 in Virginia as the frontier moved West.
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