Family Group #5

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Group #5:

We consider kits #24668 and 25066 to be a match making up group #5
 Kit #24668 is a sample from a great grandson of DAVID LAFAYETTE MOSES, b. 1814-1825 Monroe Co. TN.. DAVID L. moved from Polk Co. TN. about 1845 to Mississippi, where he married SUSAN and had a son JOHN. It appears DAVID either left his wife and child or SUSAN and JOHN died, because DAVID L. was living in Monroe Co. AR. by 1860 and married second JUDITH RAGSDALE. In 1870 the family moved on to Tarrant Co. Later they moved to Bee Co. DAVID L. died in 1886 in Karnes Co. TX. Kit #24668 line is; DAVID L.>JOSHUA HOFFMAN MOSES> JOHN FRANKLIN>VERNON MOSES.

  Kit #25066 descends from the Moses family who ended up in NC by 1800, possibly earlier. David b. 1765> David b. 1803> William Athen> Zachary> William. The family mostly lived in Anson and Buncombe Counties in NC until Zachary moved to CA around 1910. 
Kit #25066 descends from the Moses family who ended up in NC by 1790, when David Moses is found on the census. 
This line goes:
David b. 1765
David b.1803
William Athen
Zachary Pierce
William Carpenter Moses  

 Neither of these lines match any of the other tested MOSES lines in NC./SC./TN./GA./KY./New England. And  it has been established that both of these lines are exact matches to the line of a TALLENT family of NC. and TN..

These lines do not match with the other Moses family in the area at that time (John Moses). Also, these two lines have not lived in the same state since the early 1800s, which suggests that the common ancestor for this line lived before 1800. Interestingly, this line does match with the Tallent family, which suggests that this line may be the result of an illegitimate birth between a Moses mother and a Tallent father. In the 1763 NC tax census, John Moses is listed together with Aaron Tallent, suggesting that the two of them shared a house. John Moses had two daughters who would have been old enough to be the mother to David Moses b. 1765. Any information about the daughters of John Moses would be gratefully received by the researchers on this line, as we would like to find our common ancestor.

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