The name of John LENOIR who married Polly WILSON on 15 Nov 1816 in Brunswick Co., VA is in my db.He was the son of Robert Crawley LENOIR and Winifred FISHER.
Robert Crawley LENOIR was the son of Thomas LENOIR, b. 1700, poss. in Brunswick Co., VA, and Mourning CRAWLEY.
Also, my 7th greats were Ann LENOIR (d/o above mention Thomas LENOIR and Mourning CRAWLEY) who married John WESTMORELAND.
The AVERY name was another that married into my extended LENOIR family a lot.
To me, it seems that the two families were the same at one time, at least some of them.
I had seen a book in the Charlotte, NC public library that said that the LANIER family was originally LENOIR, or at least, that the two were the same family.It's on the LANIER family only.
Even though the two families are different, it doesn't mean that they aren't the same just a few generations further back.
My HENDRIX family is a variation of HENDRICKSON.Others who are descended from the same line are HENDRICKS.I also wonder if my HENDERSON family isn't from the same line further back.Making that connection can be difficult if not impossible at times, and I have two HENDERSON lines that I can't even connect.
I also have 3 LEE/ LEA lines that I can't connect.
Who knows what puzzle pieces are missing.All I know is that I really don't know very much in the scheme of the total lineage.In getting back to those 1,000,000+ names that are my 19th greats, I haven't managed to uncover very many of them. Puzzles like this are why.