Look I know the difference between fact and speculation. I think I worded they "Might" be related not "Fact". I guess possible leads are not up to your standards???? All us who research Burke know all the land records are missing and we are not sure if marriages are missing or they dont have any. Us who research Burke know how important is is to take any leads we can get even if speculation to be proven or dis-proven at a later date
Robert Abernathy marriage to Polly Payne with Absalom Spencer as bondsman Burke. Absalom Spencer marriage to Abernathy has Nathan Abernathy as bondsman in Lincoln. Bondman were either family or close friends.Im sure these 2 marriages are related some how. My Cousin is a Spencer and she believes these are our Spencers. Work in progress, she is ordering estates.
Also many people Alexander has ties to in rev war apps are connected to our family in court records and our neighbors.
I can also tell you that many people in our area and that ties into my family do not match surname on DNA. A lot of people in our area do have ties to the Cherokee and others. We did have both the Cherokee and Catawba in our area. Some people in our area do have Indian DNA. Y or MT DNA. You might want to speak to Otis, his family married Cherokee. Otis knows a lot about some of the people in our area