I'm having trouble determining my lineage as a result of some sloppy family trees available on ancestry.com. There's a family tree that has been copied across a multitude of computers showing a James McMackins (1790-1864) who married an Elizabeth Frick (1795-1858). His father AND son are listed as James McMackins (1775-1822). Anyway, it's so confusing and we have fathers born before sons, etc.
Here is what I have found after doing some REAL research and I still need help finding how I descend from them.
According to the 1850 US Census, James McMackin (without an s) was born around 1785 and his wife Elizabeth Frick was born around 1790. Combining that piece of information with a Tennessee History book posted on here that mentioned David McMackin (not my ancestor), the son of James McMackin I have concluded the following.
James McMackin (1785-1864) married Elizabeth Frick (1790-1858).
However, that is where the confusion begins as I'm still not sure who my ancestor is.
My supposed ancestor is Nancy Ann Pickler (1810-1867 per the online family tree). Her listed parents are John Pickler and B McMackin(s). However, B McMackins has a listed birth and death of 1777-1869 and her listed parentage is impossible asthis other James McMackin lived 1775-1822. So is this the sister of this other James McMackin who couldn't be the father of the other James McMackin either? Frankly, without further research the McMackin line as I've seen posted on the family tree is a complete mess.
I've seen some descendants of David McMackin on here so perhaps they have done better research? Can anyone help here? Any Picklers browsing the board?