Hello, Are you related to Christian FENTER of Arkansas and through which one of his children? Has any of the FENTER men in your line taken and submitted a DNA test to prove they were related? If you can find someone willing to do that, I'd really appreciate it. I had my dad take the test, but the results didn't show any close match to any of those very few who have tested and submitted results to the Family Tree DNA database. The DNA database for our family is listed in Family Tree DNA under any of the various spellings of: FENDER, FINTER, FENTER. Not many FENTER men have done the test and submitted their data. Without a proven descendant of Christian FENTER doing the test and submitting it to the DNA database I can't determine if we are actually related to Christian or not. There doesn't seem to be too many FENTER men still living who are willing to take the test. I need more people to provide their test so I can make a comparison.
I think we may be from Christian's son James, but I can't prove it. There isn't enough of a paper trail, and mostly because records were lost, or courthouses burned. I was told that the book I need of wills at the courthouse has been lost for several years. I was hoping the will would list my grandfather's dad as an heir. But that is just another record source that I can't access.
Using the research and records listed in the Christian Fenter Family book, are not really good enough for me to be sure we are related at all. Dad's family comes from Arkansas, but that isn't enough proof. Some of the information on the line I think our family is from, seems to have some information that doesn't look correct to me.
If you can talk one of your male Christian FENTER descendants into taking the DNA test and submitting the information for the database, that would really be great. Maybe I could then find out if we are related to Christian FENTER of Arkansas.