Daniel Wright Meares is the son of Joab andMary Meares. Not Gatsy. Gatsy Branch married James Francis (Frank) Meares which is my GG Grandfather. Her fathers name was John Wright Branch (served in the 73rd co. B CSA) Mary Meares is the daughter of Moses and Loraine Coleman. Alva G. Meares is from Robeson County not Columbus. Talking about the 5 J's Alva is from Jesse and Daniel is from Joab. The 5J's father was Mark Meares of Old Dobbs County.