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Hiram Y. McLemore

Male 1820 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name Hiram Y. McLemore  [1, 2, 3
    Born Between 1817 and 1820  Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Gender Male 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Notes 
    • His middle name has been speculated to be Young.

      Duane Hansen (mr_duey2000@yahoo.com) shows he was born ca 1817 in Lee County, Virginia, and died on 22 April 1887 in Breathitt County, Kentucky.

      Colby Fugate McLemore writes that "Hiram Y. McLemore served in the Union Army. His son Benjamin F. McLemore served in the Confederate Army. They were on leave at the same time on several occasions. They would leave their arms with local Confederate or northern supporters during the time of their mutual leave at home. Hiram Y. McLemore, from other records, apparently reared his family in Perry County (Hazard area), Kentucky."

      Both Duane Hansen and Colby McLemore believe that Hiram McLemore is a son of John McLemore and Ruth Steelman of North Carolina and Kentucky, making him a grandson of Ephraim McLemore and Hannah Hudspeth. This has not been proven, however.

      Please email if  you know more about Hiram Y. McLemore, or his parents.
    • (Research):
      Census Information:

      1850 Census
      Kentucky, Perry County, District No. 1
      Enumerated 29 August 1850
      86-94
      Hiram McLemore 30 F (sic) Farmer Kentucky
      Margaret McLemore 22 F Virginia
      Harrett (?)  McLemore 7 M Ten
      Benjamin McLemore, 5 M Tenn
      Josiah McLemore 4 M Tenn
      John McLemore 11/12 M Tenn

      1860 Census
      Kentucky, Perry County, First District, P.O. Hazard
      Enumerated 3 July 1860
      Page 53
      342-340
      Hiram Y. McLemore 40 M Farmer $150 $200 Ky
      Marg. McLemore 38 F Ky
      Benj. McLemore 16 M Laborer Ky
      Jos. McLemore 13 M Ky
      John McLemore 11 M Ky
      Hiram McLemore 9 M Ky
      James McLemore 4 M Ky

      1870 Census
      Kentucky, Perry County, Lost Creek Precinct, Post Office Hazard
      Enumerated 9 August 1870
      Page 7, Stamped 575
      43-43
      Mclemore, Margt 37 F W Farmer $80 $150 Kentucky Cannot read or write
      McLemore, John 18 M W at home Kentucky Attended school, cannot read or write
      McLemore, Hiram 16 M W at home Kentucky Attended school, cannot read or write
      McLemore, Samuel 9 M W Kentucky
      McLemore, James 8 M W Kentucky [Is this a second son named James, or is this the James born ca 1856, and actually closer in age to 14 than 8?]
      McLemore, Susan 6 F W Kentucky

      Could this be the same Hiram McLemore, below? His age is consistent. If so, why did his wife and children remain in Perry County. Also, what was Hiram's connection to the Baker family of Lee County?

      1870 Census
      Kentucky, Lee County, Thomas Precinct, P.O. Beattyville
      Enumerated 18 July 1870
      Page 9, Stamped 344
      58-58
      McLemore, Hiram 49 M W Minister of Gospel $--- $175 Kentucy
      Baker, Sarah 45 F W Keeping  House Kentucky
      Baker, Hannah 25 F W Kentucky
      Baker, William 20 M W Farm Laborer Ky
      Baker, Daniel 18 M W at home Ky
      Baker, Wilson 14 M W At home Ky
      Baker, Mahaley 12 F W Ky
      Everable, Abner 3 M W Ky
      Baker, Dorcas 27 F W Ky
    • (Medical):A direct male descendant, still bearing the McLemore surname, was part of the Morrision DNA study (FTDNA kit #93948). He did not match either of the two McLemore subgroups also enrolled in this study.

      His Y-DNA values follow

      (393-390-19-391-385a-385b-426-388-439-389.1-392-389.2)

      13-23-15-11-11-15-12-12-12-13-13-29

      He is part of the R1b1b2 Haplogroup. He is four steps removed, however, from the other R1b McLemore's in the study, clustered in group O. Nor does he have matches with the other 5 members with the McLemore surname in the study. 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.

      The members of R1b are believed to be the descendants of the first modern humans who entered Europe about 35,000-40,000 years ago. Those R1b forebearers were the people who painted the beautiful art in the caves in Spain and France. They were the contemporaries (and perhaps exterminators) of the European Neanderthals. R1b is the most common Y haplogroup in Europe - more than half of men of European descent belong to R1b. Fourteen of the 30 most common haplotypes in the YSTR.org database are typical of R1b.

      More about the Morrison/McLemore DNA study can be found at the following website:

      http://www.geneticousins.com/morrison/
    Person ID I21999  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 20 Sep 2015 

    Family Margaret Fairchild,   b. Abt 1828, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Children 
     1. Harrett McLemore,   b. Abt 1843, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Benjamin Franklin McLemore,   b. 16 Jun 1845, Lee County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 29 Apr 1923, Wise County, Virginia Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 77 years)
     3. Josiah McLemore,   b. Abt 1846, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     4. John McLemore,   b. Abt 1849, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     5. Hiram McLemore, Jr.,   b. Abt 1851, Perry County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. James McLemore,   b. Abt 1856, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Samuel McLemore,   b. Abt 1861, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Susan McLemore,   b. Abt 1864, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 12 May 2007 
    Family ID F9407  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Documents
    McLemore DNA Study Results NOVEMBER 2011  (see spreadsheet PDF at bottom of this page)
    The yDNA results of a direct male descendant of Hiram Y. McLemore is listed in the purple section of this excel spreadsheet, eight row. To date, there are no matches to this line.
    Although he is also in the R1b haplogroup, he is four steps removed (at 12 markers) from the other R1b McLemore's in the study. Therefore he can not share a common ancestor in a genealogicaly significant time frame.

  • Sources 
    1. [S587] McLemore, Colby Fugate, Sr. "The McLemore Family History" (Unpublished Typescript, November 16, 1985).

    2. [S144] 1850 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005, (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Seventh Census of the United States, 1850. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1850. M432, 1,009 rolls. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1850 United States Federal Census, the Seventh 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 1850 Federal Census.), Kentucky, Perry County, District No. 1
      Enumerated 29 August 1850
      86-94 (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.), Kentucky, Perry County, First District, P.O. Hazard
      Enumerated 3 July 1860
      Page 53
      342-340 (Reliability: 3).