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Male 1810 - Yes, date unknown


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  • Name John McLemore  [1, 2
    Born 21 Dec 1810  Knox County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died Yes, date unknown 
    Notes 
    • May have instead been born in North Carolina?

      MaryLynn Santa and others show that he died in 1880 in Dade County, Missouri.
    • (Research):
      Census Listings:

      1850 Census
      Tennessee, Monroe County, Civil District 12
      Enumerated 4 Oct 1850
      909-909\\
      John McLimore 40 M Farmer $800 Ten
      Delila McLimore 40 F Tenn
      Marion McLimore 16 M Farmer Tenn
      Patrick McLimore 14 M Tenn
      Columbus McLimore 12 M Ten
      Leander McLimore 8 M Ten
      Synthia McLimore 10 F Ten
      Dialtha McLimore 6 F Ten
      Amanda McLimore 5 F Ten
      Magdalene McLimore 4 F Ten
      William McLimore 4/12 M Ten

      1860 Census
      Missouri, Dade County, Smith Township, Post Office Kings Point
      Enumerated 12 Jun 1860
      Page 22
      159-159
      John McLemore 49 M Farmer $3460 $3000 NC
      Delila McLemore 47 F Tenn
      Marion McLemore 26 M Farmer Tenn
      Patrick McLemore 24 M Farmer Tenn
      Columbus McLemore 23 M Farmer Tenn
      Dialtha McLemore 18 F Tenn
      Leander McLemore 16 M Tenn
      Amanda McLemore 14 F
      Magdalina McLemore 12 F Tenn
      William McLemore 10 M Tenn
      James L. McLemore 4 M Mo

      1870 Census
      Missouri, Dade County, Smith Township, P. O. Greenfield
      Enumerated 11 July 1870
      Stamped 103
      72-76
      McLemore, John 59 M W Farmer $4845 $2955 NC
      McLemore, Delila 57 F W Keeping House Tenn
      McLemore, Leander 26 M W farmer $--- $2130 Tenn
      McLemore, William 20 M W Farm Laborer Tenn
      McLemore, Luther 13 M W At Home Mo
    Person ID I26191  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 6 Aug 2015 

    Father Archibald McLemore,   b. 11 Mar 1787, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1830 and 1835, Monroe County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 42 years) 
    Mother Sarah Plumlee,   b. Abt 1785,   d. Aft 1830, Monroe County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Married Knox County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • This is excerpted from a biography of their seventh son, Archibald McLemore, named for his father. It is transcribed from "HISTORY OF HICKORY, POLK, CEDAR, DADE AND BARTON COUNTIES, MISSOURI, 1889"; Published by Goodspeed, and can be found at the following website:

      http://www.rootsweb.com/~modade/bio_p4.htm

      Archibald McLemore('s).....father was Archibald McLemore, of North Carolina, who went to Knox County, Tenn., when a young man, where he married Sarah Plumley. In 1820 they removed to Monroe County, where he died in 1825, at about at he age of forty-five, his wife dying in 1824. She was the mother of eleven children, the subject of this sketch being the seventh.....
    Family ID F8240  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Delila Bredon,   b. Abt 1810, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Bef 1833 
    Children 
     1. Marion Franklin "Doc" McLemore,   b. Jul 1833, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Patrick McLemore,   b. Aug 1835, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1910  (Age ~ 75 years)
     3. Christopher Columbus McLemore,   b. 15 Mar 1837, Monroe County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Sep 1919  (Age 82 years)
     4. Cynthia Caroline McLemore,   b. 26 Dec 1839, Monroe County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 16 Feb 1923, Dade County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     5. Dialtha Jane McLemore,   b. May 1843, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Jan 1926, Greenfield, Dade County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 82 years)
     6. Leander "Lee" McLemore,   b. May 1844, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. Amanda McLemore,   b. Abt 1845, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Mary Magdalena McLemore,   b. Abt 1846, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     9. William McLemore,   b. Abt 1850, Monroe County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     10. James Luther McLemore,   b. Abt 1856, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
    Last Modified 11 Jun 2009 
    Family ID F10846  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 21 Dec 1810 - Knox County, Tennessee Link to Google Earth
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  • Documents
    McLemore DNA Study Results NOVEMBER 2011  (see spreadsheet PDF at bottom of this page)
    McLemore DNA Study Results NOVEMBER 2011 (see spreadsheet PDF at bottom of this page)
    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.


  • Sources 
    1. [S318] Santa, MaryLynn (mltomsan@aol.com) "Linked Families" Ver 2005-05-17 01:39:02 ; http://wc.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=mltomsan5.

    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.), Tennessee, Monroe County, Civil District 12 Enumerated 4 Oc t 1850 909-909\ (Reliability: 3).