Here’s my theory. On 67 Marker YDNA Test, I am only two markers different from Brooke Smith. If I follow Brooke’s line back to Charles Smith, I see a brother, Ambrose Joshua Smith who moved to Chatham, NC where several Mauldins (including Rucker) lived, so I am immediately suspecting Ambrose as a potential ancestor. Then, I see that Ambrose has a Son, Christopher, who happened to marry Mary Mauldin. So now, I have something to work with.
Now the story gets interesting.
I have Bible entries showing my lineage through to Rucker Mauldin, but no documentation of Rucker’s ancestors. I know from a letter written to the respected SC genealogist, Leonardo Andrea, that Rucker’s son Laban, a respected member of the SC House of Representatives, said he was the only Grandchild of a Grandmother that never married. Thus, I started looking for unmarried SC women in the Pendleton area, and I find that Christopher Smith’s wife, Mary Mauldin, had an unmarried sister, Elizabeth Mauldin. The rest is 2+2.
But, I’m still looking for other evidence. It’s possible my DNA could run through another Smith. I’m still researching. Any help will ne appreciated.
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