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Lon Charles McLemore

Male 1876 - 1965  (88 years)


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  • Name Lon Charles McLemore  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Born 27 Nov 1876  Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6
    Gender Male 
    Died 26 Jan 1965  Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 6
    Buried Centerville Cemetery, Gibson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [6
    Notes 
    • He may have married second Willie E. DALTON on Gibson County, TN in 1936.
    • (Research):

      Census Listings:

      1910 Census
      Tennessee, Gibson County, Civil District 1
      Enumerated 22 Apr 1910
      SD 9 ED 22 Sheet 6B
      122-125
      Bell, Emma  Head F W 32 Wed Miss Tn Tn
      Bell, Ira Son M W 12 S Tx Tnn Miss
      Bell, Eldridge Son M W 1o Tx Tn Miss
      Bell, Versliem Dtr F W 6 S Tx Tn Miss
      McLemore, Lon Croper M 33 S Tn Tn Ms

      1920 Census
      Missouri, Ripley County, Varner Twp
      Enumerated 28 Feb 1920
      SD 12 ED 183 Sheet 9B
      188-191
      McLemore, Lon C head M42 M Tn Tn USA
      McLemore, Shelly Wf F 26 M Tn Tn Tn
      McLemore, Verbal R Dau F 8 S Tn Tn Tn
      McLemore, Jewel Dau F 6 S Tn Tn Tn
      McLemore, Blondell Dau F 3 S Tn Tn Tn
      McLemore, Charles W Son M 8/12 S Tn Tn Tn

      1930 Census
      Tennessee, Gibson County
      Enumerated 1 Ap 1930
      McLemore, Lon Head M 52 M 32 Tn Tn Tn
      McLemore, Shelly Wf F 36 M 16 Tn Tn Tn
      McLemore, Blondell Dau F 14 F S Tn Tn Tn
      McLemore, Weldon Son M 10 S Tn Tn Tn
      McLemore, Violet Dau F 8 S Mo Tn Tn
      McLemore, Louise Dau F 6 S Mo Tn Tn
      McLemore, Elizabeth Dau F 4 S Mo Tn Tn
    Person ID I37918  Strong Family Tree
    Last Modified 26 Mar 2016 

    Father John Washington McLemore,   b. Jul 1850, Carroll County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 30 May 1919, Medina, Gibson County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 68 years) 
    Mother Elizabeth A. "Bettie" Young,   b. Abt 1845, Mississippi Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 1890  (Age ~ 46 years) 
    Married 13 Apr 1874  Carroll County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    • TENNESSEE STATE MARRIAGES, 1780-2002
      J.W. McLEMORE to Bettie TYER (her first marriage to a Wm. H. TYRE)
    Family ID F876  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Shellie Rose Hawks,   b. 28 Feb 1895, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Jul 1934, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years) 
    Married 27 Nov 1910  Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  [4
    Children 
     1. Verble Ruth McLemore,   b. 4 Nov 1911, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Mar 1982, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     2. Jewell Marie McLemore,   b. 15 Jul 1913, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 25 May 1996, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 82 years)
     3. Blondell McLemore,   b. 25 Jan 1916, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 19 Feb 2002, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 86 years)
     4. Otis Varnel McLemore,   b. Between 1917 and 1919, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 1917 and 1919, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 0 years)
     5. Living
     6. Living
     7. Edna Louise McLemore,   b. 22 Sep 1923, Oxley, Ripley County, Missouri Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 20 Dec 2013, Madison County, Tennessee Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 90 years)
     8. Living
    Last Modified 25 Aug 2011 
    Family ID F11624  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - 27 Nov 1876 - Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 27 Nov 1910 - Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 26 Jan 1965 - Tennessee Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - - Centerville Cemetery, Gibson County, Tennessee 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)
    Part of the R1b1 group (highlighted in salmon).
    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.), 1880 Census Tennessee, Gibson County, Heaths, First Civil District Enumerated 4 June 1880 Page 8 SD 5 ED 32 ---65 (Reliability: 3).

    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.), Tennessee, Carroll County, District 1 Enumerated 22 Jun 1900 SD 8 ED 122 Sheet 12B 210-211 (Reliability: 3).

    3. [S483] 1920 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2005, (For details on the contents of the film numbers, visit the NARA web page. This database is an index to individuals enumerated in the 1920 United States Federal Census, the Fourteenth Census of the United States. It includes all states and territories, as well as Military and Naval Forces, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, and the Panama Canal Zone. The census provides many details about individuals and families including: name, gender, age, birthplace, year of immigration, mother tongue, and parents’ birthplaces. In addition, the names of those listed on the population schedule are linked to actual images of the 1920 Federal Census.), Missouri, Ripley County, Varner Twp Enumerated 28 Feb 1920 SD 12 ED 183 Sheet 9B 188-191 (Reliability: 3).

    4. [S1099] McLemore, Charles-Family Researcher and Descendant (cmclemore1234@comcast.net).

    5. [S564] 1930 United States Federal Census [Ancestry.com. database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2002., (Original data: United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626, 2,667 rolls. Containing records for approximately 123 million Americans, the 1930 United States Federal Census is the largest census released to date and is the most recent census available for public access. The census gives us a glimpse into the lives of Americans in 1930, and contains information about a household’s family members and occupants including: birthplaces, occupations, immigration, citizenship, and military service. The names of those listed in the census are linked to actual images of the 1930 Census.), Tennessee, Gibson County
      Enumerated 1 Ap 1930 (Reliability: 3).

    6. [S873] Find A Grave [database online]; http://www.findagrave.com/, (Thousands of contributors submit new listings, updates, corrections, photographs and virtual flowers every hour to the FIND A GRAVE website. When it comes to administrating, building and maintaining the site, Find A Grave is largely operated by its founder, Jim Tipton.), # 96479441 (Reliability: 3).