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Samuel McFarland McLemore

Male 1862 - 1924  (61 years)

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  • Name Samuel McFarland McLemore  [1, 2
    Born 22 Oct 1862  Erin, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 5 Jul 1924  Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried Zion Hill Cemetery, Jasper, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • According to Minnie McLemore, he could not read or write; Rose Ella taught him as well as her children. According to Othalia (Mrs. Lee) McLemore, Sam wore two sets of glasses at once, pushing one up on his forehead. He died after getting a stone bruise on his heel at his home in Erin, Texas.

      The information about Samuel McFarland McLemore and his descendants was generously provided by Nan McCoy Kittell. It is from a Living Family History loose leaf notebook she prepared for the fifth anniversary of the Samuel McFarland McLemore reunion held in June 1984. Her information was updated at subsequent reunions. The final reunion was held in 1999 at the Zion Hill Baptist Church in Jasper.
    • (Research):

      Census Listings:

      1900 Census
      Texas, Jasper County, Pr. No. 3
      Enumerated 26 Jun 1900
      SD 8 ED 29 Sheets 21 B and 22A
      355-358
      McLemore, Sarah Head W F Jan 1845 55 Wd 9/5 Ga Ga Ga Farmer
      McLemore, George Son W M Mar 1873 27 S Tx Nc Ga Farm Laborer
      356-359
      McLemore, Sam Head W M Oct 1861 38 M Tx Nc Ga Farmer
      McLemore, Rosella Wf W F Nov 1861 38 M 25 10/10 Tx Ga Ga
      McLemore, Frank Son W M Oct 1887 12 S Tx Tx Tx Farm Laborer
      McLemore, Ivey Son W M Dec 1888 11 S Tx Tx Tx Farm Laborer
      McLemore, Bulah Dtr W F Oct 1892 7 Tx Tx Tx
      McLemore, Ollie Dtr W F Jan 1894 6 S Tx Tx Tx
      McLemore, Roy Son W M Jan 1896 4 S Tx Tx Tx
      McLemore, Minnie Dtr W F Jun 1897 2 S Tx Tx Tx
      McLemore, Lee Son W M Mar 1899 1 S Tx Tx Tx
      Turner, Cecil Stepson W M Jan 1882 18 S Tx Tx Tx Farm Laborer
      Turner, Hattie Stepdtr W F Jun 1884 15 S Tx Tx Tx
      Turner, Annie Stepdtr W F July 1887 12 S Tx Tx Tx

      1920 Census
      Texas, Jasper County, JP 8
      Enumerated 12 Feb 1920
      SD 326 ED 80 Sheets 8B
      145-155
      McLemore, Samuel Head M W 59 m Tx NC Ark Farmer
      McLemore, Rose Wf F W 58 M Tx Ga Ga
      McLemore, Lucy Dtr F W 13 S Tx Tx Tx
    Person ID I1996  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father John McLemore,   b. Abt 1822, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Jan 1891, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years) 
    Mother Sarah Ann E. Boyett,   b. 22 Jan 1836, Lowndes County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1916, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years) 
    Married 26 Jul 1859  Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Documents
    Boyett, Sarah Ann and McLemore, John 1859 Marriage License
    Boyett, Sarah Ann and McLemore, John 1859 Marriage License
    Issued 13 July 1859 in Jasper County, Texas, marriage performed 26 July 1859
    Family ID F1300  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Palmyra Horn,   b. 15 Oct 1869, Magnolia Springs, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1888, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 19 years) 
    Married 12 Dec 1886  Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Performed by the Rev. B. B. Saxon of Jasper.
    Children 
     1. Thomas Franklin McLemore,   b. 2 Oct 1887, Erin, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1963, Beaumont, Jefferson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     2. Ivy Augustus McLemore,   b. 4 Dec 1888, Erin, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Dec 1980, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 91 years)
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2006 
    Family ID F1305  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Rose Ella Bean,   b. 24 Nov 1862, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Mar 1943, Kirbyville, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years) 
    Married 20 Dec 1891  Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    • Both Samuel and Rose Ella had been previously married, and each had children of their own prior to their marriage. Rose Ella's children, Cecil, Hattie and Annie were raised by Samuel. According to Nan McCoy Kittell, the grandchildren of Sam and Rose Ella called them "Other Papa" and "Other Mama."
    Children 
     1. Sarah Beulah McLemore,   b. 7 Oct 1892, Erin, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Nov 1957, Kirbyville, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     2. Ollie Mae McLemore,   b. 13 Jan 1894, Erin, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Dec 1977, Harris County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     3. John Roy McLemore,   b. 8 Jan 1896, Erin, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Apr 1961, Paris, Lamar County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 65 years)
     4. Minnie Dorothy McLemore,   b. 16 Jun 1897, Erin, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 18 Nov 1984, Kirbyville, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     5. Lee McLemore,   b. 25 Mar 1899, Erin, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Jun 1979, Houston, Harris County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 80 years)
     6. Emily McClairy McLemore,   b. 22 Apr 1901, Erin, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 May 1973, Houston, Harris County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 72 years)
     7. Louvenia "Lucy" McLemore,   b. 23 Feb 1906, Erin, Jasper County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 23 Oct 1940, Houston, Harris County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 34 years)
    Last Modified 9 Dec 2007 
    Family ID F1306  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 22 Oct 1862 - Erin, Jasper County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Zion Hill Cemetery, Jasper, Jasper County, Texas Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 
    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Photos
    McLemore, Samuel McFarland ca 1920's
    McLemore, Samuel McFarland ca 1920's
    Husband of (1) Mary Horn and (2) Minnie Bean
    B. 1862 D. 1924, Texas
    Samuel was one of nine children born to John McLemore and his second wife, Sarah Ann Boyett. He was twice married himself, raising a dozen children, nine born to him, three of them step-children.

    Documents
    McLemore DNA Study Results NOVEMBER 2011  (see spreadsheet PDF at bottom of this page)
    yDNA results for Direct Male Descendant of Samuel McFarland McLemore of Jasper County, Texas, second row
    The main purpose of this study was to prove that the immigrant founders of this family in America, James Macklemore and Abraham Macklemore, were brothers. If brothers, then the y-DNA of the direct male descendants of both men would match. However, instead of confirming this, it appears that we have AT LEAST two distinct yDNA groups, with three additional potential lines. The first cluster of matching yDNA has ten members, who are part of the R1b1a2 haplogroup (highlighted on the spreadsheet in salmon). The R1b DNA haplogroup, is the most common in Western Europe. Two of the ten participants can trace their lines back to the immigrant Abraham Macklemore, the husband of Mary Young. Another member (m268) can trace himself back to Moses McLemore b. ca. 1738 who is thought to be a son of Wright McLemore, grandson of William Macklemore, and great-grandson of the immigrant James Macklemore. If both these members are correct in their paper trails, AND if Amos can be proven to be a great-grandson of James Macklemore, then the assumption that James and Abraham have a common paternal ancestor is correct as descendants of both men share the same yDNA. The other seven members of this first cluster all have the McLemore surname, and all can trace their lineages back to McLemore men who predate the Civil War, but have not conclusively linked themselves back to either James or Abraham.

    The second cluster in the study have three members to date (this group is highlighted on the spreadsheet in green). They are all in the E1b1 Haplogroup, which is rare in Western Europe. All of them match each other, but do not match any other McLemores yet tested. All three of these members can trace their ancestry to John Macklemore of Virginia, the husband of Faith. Two of them descend from his son Burwell, and the third from his son Joel. But, as discussed above, IF we have also proven that the immigrants Abraham and James Macklemore are brothers, then it follows that John Macklemore could not be the biological son of the immigrant James, as the yDNA of these two clusters is very different.

    Our current thinking is that John was likely a son of Fortune’s and a stepson of James Macklemore, who raised him as his own. Alternatively, it may still be proven that James and Abraham were not brothers. They may share the same surname, but not the same paternal ancestry. More proven descendants of James and Fortune Macklemore will need to be tested to confirm or refute either theory.

    As an interesting side note, it had long been assumed that the Revolutionary War Soldier John McLemore, who lived for a time in North Carolina and died in Tennessee, was a son of Burwell MacLemore and Amy Gilliam. However, current DNA evidence indicates this could not be correct. This is because two descendants of Archibald McLemore of Knox County, TN, a son John McLemore the Revolutionary Soldier, are both part of the larger R1b1a2 cluster (highlighted in salmon). They do NOT match the DNA of Burwell’s other descendants in the E1b1 cluster. Therefore, it is evident that the John McLemore who moved to Tennessee and was the father of Archibald McLemore CAN NOT be the same John McLemore who was a son of Burwell McLemore.

    In addition to the two groups discussed above, there are three McLemore DNA volunteers who don’t match any of the McLemores in either of the first two groups, OR match each other. One of these men (highlighted in purple on the spreadsheet) is a descendant of Hiram McLemore of Lee County, VA and later Breathitt County, KY. Hiram has been speculated to be a son of John McLemore and Ruth Steelman, a grandson of Ephraim McLemore, and great grandson of the immigrant James. However, if James and Abraham Macklemore are brothers, then Hiram could not be a biological descendant of James. He would have to match the group of ten McLemore’s in the first group. Although Hiram McLemore's descendant is also part of the R1b1 Haplogroup, he is more than 10 markers removed (based on 25 markers tested) from being a match to any of the other R1b1 McLemore’s, and therefore could not share a common ancestor in a genealogically significant time period.

    The second unmatched volunteer (highlighted in blue) is a direct descendant of the McLemore family that moved from North Carolina to Jones County, GA and then onto Montgomery County, AL. He is part of the R1a haplogroup, common in many parts of Eurasia and Scandinavia. He can trace his line back through four generations of James McLemore’s to James Macklemore Jr, thought to be the son of James and Fortune. But again, if James and Abraham are brothers, then he could not be a biological descendant of James Macklemore, the immigrant.

    The third unmatched volunteer (highlighted in brown) descends from James Madison McLemore born 1861 in Louisiana and died & buried 1918 in Van Zandt County, Texas. He is thought to be a son of William Kearney McLemore b. 1825 and d. 1889, also buried in Van Zandt County, Texas. He is in the I1 haplogroup, which is the most common group in Scandinavia.

    It is currently not known why these McLemores do not yet match any other study members. It is possible that there were several founding McLemore lines, instead of just one as has been long assumed. Or another possibility could be that undisclosed adoptions have occurred through the generations of descendants of both James and/or Abraham.

    Please help us to continue to unravel these DNA mysteries by volunteering to take part in this study. Email me for more details (stxstrong@gmail.com), or you can enroll directly at this websites listed below.

    http://www.geneticousins.com/morrison/

    or here

    http://www.familytreedna.com/project-join-request.aspx?group=Morrison

    Also, if you have had your yDNA tested outside of the Morrison group, please let us know. We would be glad to add your results to the spreadsheet.

    If you have trouble viewing this spreadsheet, email me at stxstrong@gmail.com and I can send you an excel spreadsheet or PDF.


    Headstones
    McLemore, Samuel McFarland
    McLemore, Samuel McFarland

  • Sources 
    1. [S163] Kittell, Nan McCoy--Samuel McFarland McLemore and Descendants, Living Family History (Unpublished typescript ca. 1984, updated periodically).

    2. [S384] 1900 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004, (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 1854 rolls. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1900 United States Federal Census, the Twelfth Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, address, relationship to the head of household, color or race, sex, month and year of birth, age at last birthday, marital status, number of years married, the total number of children born of the mother, the number of those children living, birthplace, birthplace of father and mother, if the individual was foreign born, the year of immigration and the number of years in the United States, the citizenship status of foreign-born individuals over age twenty-one, occupation, and more. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1900 Federal Census.), Texas, Jasper County, Pr. No. 3 Enumerated 26 Jun 1900 SD 8 ED 29 Sheets 21 B and 22A 356-359 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S98] 1860 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2004., (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Eighth Census of the United States, 1860. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1860. M653, 1,438 rolls. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1860 United States Federal Census, the Eighth Census of the United States. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, age as of the census day, sex, color; birthplace, occupation of males over age fifteen, and more. No relationships were shown between members of a household. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1860 Federal Census.).

    4. [S391] State of Texas, Certificate of Holy Union of Matrimony.