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John Thomas "Doc" McLemore

Male 1873 - 1964  (90 years)


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  • Name John Thomas "Doc" McLemore  [1, 2
    Nickname Doc 
    Born 20 Dec 1873  Grayrock, Franklin County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Died 29 Oct 1964  Harris County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Notes 
    • John Thomas McLemore filed out a Form SS-5 on March 15, 1960, as a resident of Mena, Arkansas. He stated that he was self employed, age 87, and born on December 20, 1873 in Gray Rock, Franklin County, Texas. He further indicated his parents were Marion Franklin McLemore and Lucy V. Hutchins. His grandson, Charles McLemore, notes that as was shown on the 1930, he sold eyeglasses, and was called "Doc."  Charles has letters from various companies from which he ordered lens and frames that were addressed to Dr. John Thomas McLemore.
    • (Research):

      Census Information:

      1910 Census
      Texas, Titus, Winfield, Pr 7
      Enumerated 19 Apr 1910
      SD 1 ED 148 Sheet 4A
      71-71
      McLemore, John T Hd M W 35 m1 6 Tx Mo Tx Farmer
      McLemore, Mrs. Dora E Wf F W 25 m1 6 5/3 Ky Ky Ky
      McLemore, Gracie M Dtr F W 6 S Tx Tx Ky
      McLemore, James M Son M W 2 S Ky Tx Ky
      McLemore, Alleene Dtr F W 7/12 S Tx Tx Ky

      1920 Census
      Arkansas, Polk County, Center Twp, Mena City, Third Ward
      Enumerated 19 Jan 1920
      SD 4 ED 102 Sheet 11A and 11B Stamped 174
      Hickory Avenue
      1511-257-292
      McCoy, Dr. Robert C. Hd M W 68 Ohio Ohio Ohio Druggist Drug Store
      McCoy, Almanda L Wf F W 55 M Oh Oh Oh
      McCoy, ?arirey M Dt F W 14 S Ark Oh Oh
      McLamore, John T Head M W 46 M Tx Tx Tx Salesman ???
      McLemore, Dora C Wf WF W 39 M Ky Ky Tn
      McLemore, May G. Dtr F W 15 S Ok Tx Ky
      McLemore, James M Son M W 11 S Ky Tx Ky
      McLemore, Allen (sic) O Dtr F W 10 S Tx Tx Ky
      McLemore, Gearl (sic) Y Son M W 9 S Tx Tx Ky
      McLemore, Leon T. SOn M W 7 S Tx Tx Ky
      McLemore, Clyde M Son M W 3 3/12 S Ark Tx Ky
      McLemore, Laura L Dtr F W 10/12 S Ark Tx Ky


      1930 Census
      Arkansas, Polk County, Center Twp, Mena City, Third Ward
      Enumerated April 2, 1930
      ED 57-6 SD 8 Sheet 1B and 2a Stamped 38
      1106-32-32
      McLemore, John T Head M W 56 M 31 Tx Ms Mo Com'l Travelor Ey Glasses
      McLemore, Dora E Wf F W 50 M 23 Ky Ky Tn
      McLemore, James M Son M W 22 S Ky Tx Ky Carpenter House
      McLemore, Jarrell SOn M W 18 S Tx Tx Ky
      McLemore, Leon A SOn M W 17 S Tx Tx Ky
      McLemore, Marvin C SOn M W 13 S Ark Tx Ky
      McLemore, Laura L Dtr F W 11 S Ark Tx Ky
      McLemore, Helen R Dtr F W 5 S Ark Tx Ky
    Person ID I34248  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 17 Aug 2014 

    Father Marion Franklin "Doc" McLemore,   b. Jul 1833, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Mother Lucy V. Hutchins,   b. Abt 1857, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1873  Texas Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Family ID F10845  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Dora Ella Bagwell,   b. 30 Jan 1880, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown 
    Married Abt 1903  Indian Territory Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Gracie Mae McLemore,   b. 26 Feb 1904, Indian Territory Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     2. Marion Francis McLemore,   b. 31 Mar 1905, Indian Territory Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1910  (Age 4 years)
     3. Unice Ione McLemore,   b. 2 Oct 1906, Indian Territory Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1910  (Age 3 years)
     4. James Morris McLemore,   b. 12 Feb 1908, Sheridan, Crittenden County, Kentucky Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1982, Harris County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 74 years)
     5. Oneta Aline McLemore,   b. 4 Oct 1909, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     6. Young Jarrell McLemore,   b. 5 Jul 1911, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 Nov 1997, Mena, Polk County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     7. Thomas Leon A. McLemore,   b. 27 Mar 1913, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     8. Charles Woodrow McLemore,   b. 19 Oct 1914, Polk County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Bef 1920, Polk County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 5 years)
     9. Marvin Clyde McLemore,   b. 1 Nov 1916, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Dec 1978, Mena, Polk County, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 62 years)
     10. Laura Lucille McLemore,   b. 6 Mar 1919, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Yes, date unknown
     11. Helen Ruth McLemore,   b. 3 Mar 1925, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Dec 1974, Pasadena, Harris County, Texas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 49 years)
    Last Modified 15 Nov 2011 
    Family ID F11616  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 20 Dec 1873 - Grayrock, Franklin County, Texas Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 29 Oct 1964 - Harris County, Texas Link to Google Earth
     = Link to Google Earth 

  • Documents
    McLemore, John Thomas
    McLemore, John Thomas
    Application for a Social Security Account
    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. [S308] 1880 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005., (1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved. All use is subject to the limited use license and other terms and conditions applicable to this site. Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Tenth Census of the United States, 1880. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1880. T9, 1,454 rolls. This database is an index to 50 million individuals enumerated in the 1880 United States Federal Census. Census takers recorded many details including each person's name, address, occupation, relationship to the head of household, race, sex, age at last birthday, marital status, place of birth, parents’ place of birth. Additionally, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1880 Federal Census.), Texas, Franklin County, Precinct 3, FHL Film 1255304 NA Fil m T-9-1304 Page 425C (Reliability: 3).

    2. [S93] Form SS-5, Treasury Department: Application for U.S. Social Security Number.

    3. [S334] Rootsweb, Texas Death Records, 1964 thru 1998.