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Saturday, December 15, 2012

AncestryDNA test confirms cousins

I confirmed another new COUSIN in my new AncestryDNA.com test,
matching with the book "FAMILIES NAMED ELDER IN EAST TENNESSEE".

NancyP replied to this ANCESTRY TREE owner:
"Reviewing the matching FULL ANCESTRY.COM TREE"
at
http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/15560190/person/1405353784
for LILLIARD surname: (ALSO SPELLED LILLARD):
Lee Albert "Burt" LILLIARD
Birth About 1850 in Meigs County Tennessee
Death About 1883 in Hanson, Sequoyah, Oklahoma
father:
James S Vernon LILLIARD
Birth 1829
Death 1908

In my book "Families Named ELDER in East Tennesse" by Virginia Knight Nelson, pub. 1986.
Index pages for LILLARD: ix, 11, 14, 16, 30, 31, 32, 33, 100, 101

Page 11: Nancy Elder (1809-1888) m. William LILLARD (1793-1875)

Page 32: "Benjamin Francis LILLARD (b. abt 1838 d. 1919)
was a farmer and dry-goods merchant in Meigs County...."

Nancy's brother, Henry Irwin ELDER, Y-DNA kit #10042 matches ELDER
descendants from that book with Y-DNA kits.

Full Text of the book "FAMILIES NAMED ELDER IN EAST TENNESSEE"
scanned and posted on Google Documents
with permission of the author (use surnames index at end of book for LILLARD)
also lists VERNON surname.
at
http://tinyurl.com/2ekrbmb

Reference:
"Lillard: A Family of Colonial Virginia, Second Edition"
Rev. ed. of: Lillard, a family of colonial Virginia, 1415 to 1928 / by Jacques Ephraim Stout Lillard. 1928
at
http://archive.org/details/lillardfamilyofc02lill
and
Ancestry Tree with French Connection
http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/25014794/person/1592014725
Traced to: Jean Lillard, Birth 1668 in Maine-Et Loire, Nanties, France

More about VERNON surname - see letter written to TN ARCHIVES
mentioning "Senator Miles VERNON of MEIGS CO TN" by Miles Macon ELDER
posted on my Freepages
at
http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.ancestry.com/~nancyelder/Susan/MilesLetterToMoore.jpg
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Nancy Elder Petersen
Vancouver, WA USA
Host, ELDER DNA project
results:
http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Elder
NancyP@Teleport.com