WILLIAM BALLEW b 1750 & ELIZABETH CONNELLY
WILLIAM NEILL Sr b 1720 & 2nd wife SARAH widow ALLEN (much younger than WILLIAM)
WILLIAM CONNELLY b 1774 & REBECCA SHERRILL
I added SHERRILL descendants to my chart of DNA matches to Rowan/Burke Co NC families.
WOW. Clearly related to the SHERRILL family! Not only do my brother & I match descendants of the SHERRILL family, but other THOMPSON descendants from the Burke Co NC family match some of these SHERRILL descendants as well!
I now believe that my great x 3 grandmother JANE was actually the daughter of DAVID BALLEW born 1778 & SARAH SHERRILL. A younger DAVID BALLEW, possibly a brother to JANE, lived next door to ISAAC THOMAS THOMPSON in the 1820 Burke Co NC census.
This lineage would make complete sense, considering the DNA match evidence that I've compiled.
A previous theory that JANE was the daughter of WILLIAM CONNELLY & REBECCA SHERRILL has proven to be incorrect.
Clearly much more work to be done. But I think I'm on the right track!
© Betty Tartas 2016