My uncle also matches your (husband's?) Y-DNA and George's.However his matches 36 out of 37 markers with Don, with a genetic distance of negative one.That's reaaallllyyy close!
We suspect my family is downline of James Meares, the itinerant Baptist preacher.James, is, of course, a brother to both Jonathan and Joel.I have to get some supporting documentation for the preacher statement as my uncle told me years ago that our Mears line connected to a Baptist preacher in NC.
Our "Levi" (suspected to be a son of Miracle Man Levin) would be from Levin Sr's first wife.His birth of 1821 NC would definitely fit in that particular timeframe.
I have all info from Levi Jr to present day.
My purpose in writing this is to encourage every MEARS man to do the Y-DNA.You can really narrow your odds and be on the fast track to finding your ancestors.Thank you to Don for having his family's DNA done...and to all others who have participated.