I'm SO thrilled and excited you posted back and so quickly, as I am rabidly trying to fill in a gap! I ran into the very same conundrum about Charles McMullen Lamar (June 7, 1860-March 12, 1932) in that bio saying he had a great-grandfather native to France who emigrated in 1653, as I KNEW the dates could not POSSIBLY work out with the number of generations and known dates. I did know that Richard and Mary Caskey (somehow related to Martha Caskey Washington or so I was told in the family) were his father and mother. I also wondered why her name came out in several variations i.e. Mary, Mary Anne, Anna, Mary A. and how to distinguish the different generations of Richards in the nearby vicinity within the same family, within several generations and living simultaneously. Thanks to you, I now have their middle names as well!
Another source cited a Benjamin Lamar, a brother to another Richard to be the father of E.(?) Holmes and Charles M., but can you tell me how he grafts definitively to the original immigrants, Thomas and John? Perusing Harold Dihel's work from 1941 does not make for easy reading on this point and presumes Benjamin to be the father of Richard. Do you know any more? Is Col. William Bishop Lamar Benjamin's father, then John Lamar II is William's and then John Lamar is John Jr.'s as Harold Dihel Lamar's records indicate? Plus, I'd love to see any records of Richard and Mary you may have! Thanks for your help so far and in the future!