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James Madison McLemore

Male 1861 - 1918  (56 years)


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  • Name James Madison McLemore  [1, 2, 3
    Born 2 Dec 1861  Louisiana Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 6 Apr 1918  Van Zandt County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [2, 3
    Buried Chinquapin Cemetery, Van Zandt County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Notes 
    • (Research):

      Census Listings:

      1880 Census
      Texas, Van Zandt County, ED 123
      FHL Film 1255330 NA Film T9-1330 Page 85B
      F.J. Braden Self W M W 48 Tn SC SC
      L.C. Bush Sister W F W 46 Tn Keeping House SC SC
      Wallace Bush Nephews S M W 18 LA At Home AL TN
      J.F. Bush Nephew S M W 14 LA At Home Al TN
      J. M. McLemore Other S M W 18 Tx Farm Laborer Indian Territory Tx
      (POSSIBLY James Madison McLemore, but this is not a certainty. The initials and age work, but location of his and his parents births are slightly off.)

      1900 Census
      Texas, Van Zandt County, JP No. 2
      Enumerated 27 Jun 1900
      SD 7 ED 127 Sheet 22B
      405-412
      McLemore, James M/H?  Head W M Dec 1861 38 M3 La NC Miss Farmer
      McLemore, Mary K Wife W F Mar 1875 25 N 3 2/2 Ill Ill Ill
      McLemore, Bertha E Dtr W F Sept 1897 2 S Tx La Ill
      McLemore, Tommie J Dtr W F May 1899 1 S Tx La Ill

      1910 Census
      Texas, Van Zandt County JP 2
      Enumerated 28 Apr 1910
      SD 3 ED 105 Sheet 10B
      182-182
      McLemore, James M Hd M W 48 m1 13 La NC Miss Farmer
      McLemore, Kate Wf F W 36 M1 13 6/6 Ill Ill Ill
      McLemore, Bertha Dtr F W 12 S Tx La Ill
      McLemore, Tommie Dtr F W 11 S Tx La Ill
      McLemore, Winnie Dtr F W 8 S Tx La Ill
      McLemore, Gertie Dtr F W 6 S Tx La Ill
      McLemore, Gordon Son M W 3 S Tx La Ill
      McLemore, Lemorgan (Richard Lumon???) Son M W 9/12 S Tx La Ill

      1920 Census
      Texas, Van Zandt County, JP 2
      Enumerated 14 Jan 1920
      SD 3 ED 126 Sheet 15B
      Fm 33-33
      McClemore, Kate Hd F W 44 Wd Ill Ill Ill
      McClemore, Winnie Dtr F W 18 S Tx La Ill Farm Laborer
      McClemore, Gertie Dtr F W 16 S Tx La Ill Farm Laborer
      McClemore, Gordan Son M W 13 S Tx La Ill Farm Laborer
      McClemore, Lumon Son M W 10 S Tx La Ill Farm Laborer
      McClemore, George Son M W 8 S Tx La Ill

      1930 Census
      Texas, Henderson County, JP 1, Athens Town
      Enumerated April 4, 1930
      ED 107-1 SD 11 Sheet 7A Stamped 183
      124-156
      McLemore, K. K. Hd A 12 M W 55 Wd Ill US US
      McLemore, Gordon Son M W 22 S Tx Ill US Laborer Lumber Yard
      McLemore, Georgia (sic) Dtr (sic) F (sic) W 19 S Tx Ill US Laborer Lumber Yard
    • (Medical):A direct male descendant, still bearing the McLemore surname, participated in the Morrison yDNA study. He was predicted to be in the I1 haplogroup, the most common group in Scandanavia. However, he does not currently have any matches among the other 15 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.
    Person ID I27523  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2016 

    Father William Kearney McLemore,   b. Abt 1825, North Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1889, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 64 years) 
    Mother Rebecca Ann Gore,   b. Abt 1839, Barbour County, Alabama Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1875, Van Zandt County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 36 years) 
    Married 17 Mar 1854  Attala County, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Family ID F9001  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 1 Mary Katherine"Katie" Klutts,   b. 23 Mar 1875, Illinois Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Nov 1965, Italy, Ellis County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years) 
    Married 15 Nov 1896 
    • Marriage date from website "Early Families of Southern Van Zandt and Northern Henderson Counties" posted by Betty Miller and Betty Phillips. They  transcribed from Volume I and Volume II of Families of Northern Henderson and Southern Van Zandt Counties by the Rev. John B. Trent, books that were owned by Lavona Blackwell.

      http://vanzandttx.org/fam8a.htm
    Children 
     1. Bertha Ester McLemore,   b. 1 Sep 1897, Van Zandt County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 4 Sep 1964, Crockett, Houston County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 67 years)
     2. Tommie Joyce McLemore,   b. Mar 1899, Van Zandt County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 1968, Temple, Bell County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)
     3. Winnie Amelia McLemore,   b. 29 Dec 1901, Van Zandt County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Nov 1990, Conroe, Montgomery County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 88 years)
     4. Gertie Rebecca McLemore,   b. 10 Dec 1903, Walton, Van Zandt County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 17 Jul 1986, Grapeland, Houston County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     5. James Gordon McLemore,   b. 20 Nov 1907, Van Zandt County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 10 Sep 1945, Athens, Henderson County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 37 years)
     6. Richard Lumon McLemore,   b. 19 Jul 1909, Van Zandt County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     7. George Simpson McLemore,   b. 21 Jul 1911, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Jun 1987, Dallas County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 75 years)
     8. John Cortie "Jack" McLemore,   b. 14 Feb 1917, Van Zandt County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Jul 1918, Van Zandt County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 1 years)
    Last Modified 20 Feb 2016 
    Family ID F9002  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family 2 Savilla Jolly,   b. Bef 1866,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married 30 Dec 1886  Van Zandt County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    • Groom's Name: J. M. Mclemore
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      Bride's Name: Savilla Jolly
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      Marriage Date: 30 Dec 1886
      Marriage Place: , Van Zandt, Texas
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      Indexing Project (Batch) Number: M73062-1
      System Origin: Texas-VR
      Source Film Number: 1578918
      Reference Number: 2:SXKN3R
      Collection: Texas Marriages, 1837-1973
    Last Modified 25 May 2010 
    Family ID F11110  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 2 Dec 1861 - Louisiana Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 30 Dec 1886 - Van Zandt County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 6 Apr 1918 - Van Zandt County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Chinquapin Cemetery, Van Zandt County, Texas Link to Google Earth
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    Pin Legend  : Address       : Location       : City/Town       : County/Shire       : State/Province       : Country       : Not Set

  • Documents
    McLemore DNA Study Results NOVEMBER 2011  (see spreadsheet PDF at bottom of this page)
    The yDNA of a direct male descendant of James Madison McLemore is listed in the brown section of this excel spreadsheet, tenth row. To date, there are no other matches to this line. They are in the I1 haplogroup, which occurs at greatest frequencty in Scandinavia.
    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. [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, Van Zandt County, JP No. 2 Enumerated 27 Jun 1900 SD 7 ED 127 Sheet 22B 405-412 (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S775] Van Zandt County, Texas Cemeteries - Chiquapin ; http://txgenweb3.org/txvanzandt/cemetery.htm.

    3. [S785] Gore, Peggy Stewart-Family Researcher.

    4. [S787] McLemore, Dr. Paul--Family Member.