Mr. Geer, I read the family tree with interest. I have a couple of questions re: Colbert family.I hope you can help me.
Both my cousin and I started with surnames Calvert and Colvard.His family stayed with Colvard. Mine changed to Colbert.
(We have identical DNA).
My cousin's ancestor was William William Pleasants Colvard/Colbert.He married Rebecca Davis. They had several sons and daughters and moved to Hardemann Co., TN in early 1800's.When they moved several families went with them and all were from Rutherford Co. -- Gage, Riggs (Ricks), Ross, Dunaway and Cody.Between 1826 and 1835, all of William's daughters married into the above families.
Rebecca Colvard m. John Riggs 1829 Sarah Colvard m. John Dunaway Janie Colvard m. James Cody 1826 Elizabeth Colvard m. Alexander Ross 1835 Wade Hampton Colvard m. Latha Ann Gage 1830
One of his sons was Wade Hampton Colvard, b. 1812. He married Latha Ann Gage in Hardemann Co. in 1830. (This Wade Hampton Colvard is not to be confused with the other Wade Hampton Colvard, b. 1805 who married Phoebe Vannoy in 1831.)
Another son of William, aka William Colvard m. Jane Bailey in 1826.I don't know if Bailey family lived in Rutherford or not.
That's another question we're trying to settle -- were the two Colvard families in Surry County were related.