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|history to go on but a Y-DNA test is pending that might answer this
John R. Petty (b. abt. 1836) - Hankins Line
His father was John Petty of Bradley County, Tennessee and Whitfield
County, Georgia but his mother is unknown. There isn't even a clue -
unless you consider "wife of John Petty" a clue.
William Taylor (b. 1798-1805 in VA or NC, d. 1880-1886 in KY)
- Taylor Line
Many researchers say that William's father was Revolutionary War
soldier William Taylor and his wife, Jean Guffey, but I haven't found
anyone who can prove that. A Y-DNA test for one of William's 2nd
great-grandsons points in a different direction.
Jesse Thomas and Rebecca (Jesse b. 1802; Rebecca b. 1807) -
Jesse and Rebecca were living in Murray and Lumpkin Counties in
Georgia in 1840, 1850 and 1860. Nothing is known about either of their
parents; Rebecca's maiden name is not even known.
Lewis Bennett (b. abt 1804, d. 1851) Lanier Line
Lewis was born in South Carolina and lived in Troup County, Georgia.
Autosomal DNA testing seems to tie Lewis to Jones Bennett (also born in
SC and living in Troup County - possibly a brother or cousin) and Micah
Bennett of Laurens County, South Carolina.
Rachel McFarland (b. abt. 1808, d.bef 1880) - Hopkins Line
Rachel married Stephen Hopkins. They lived in Claiborne and Hancock
County, Tennessee .There isn't one clue about her parents other than her
maiden name was McFarland.
Polly Smith (b. abt. 1793, d. bet 1860-1870) - Lanier Line
Polly married James Lanier in 1810 in old Randolph County (now Jasper
County), Georgia. Her parents are unknown.