All of these Voyles/Voiles/Voils/Viles/Vowells are hard to follow since there are so many of them. That's why we decided it was time to do DNA testing and we have that posted on this forum. We have found two lines which we think are Vowells out of VA in Tennessee and some of these went from Tennessee to Illinois, which do not match the decendants of William, Thomas, James or John Voyles. All of William's, and Thomas's children are accounted for. But James and John's lines stayed in the South, with an exception to one of John's son's that we know who went to Illinois. But he also stopped in Tennessee on the way to Illinois.
I am glad that my Thomas Voyles line got out of the Carolina's and went to Kentucky and Indiana. Because Thomas and William's children are pretty easy to follow. It's just James and John's kids that are hard and I think some of them is mixed up in the Vowell line in TN. Also possibly the Vailes which are also we think Vowells. This all gives a person a headache trying to figure everything out.
William's first child was born 01 Feb 1773
Thomas's first child was was born 1772
I have been able to connect five children to John the oldest b 1783 He may have had older children starting about 1778
And then it has been even harder to follow James Voyles children because some claim he was Indian. There have been two or three different James Voyles who claim decent from Jacob. All I know for sure is it's a mess.
So if anyway knows a Vowells, Viles, Voyles, Voiles, Voils. Vailes it might be well worth doing DNA testing. Like I said before we have one lines of Voiles and one line of Voils in TN which do not match Jacob's son's.
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