Was your Thomas H. Jeffries actually Thomas Hancock Jeffries (born about 1803), who was a son of Thomas Jeffries and Ann Adams Smith?Ann Adams Smith was out of Colonel Francis Smith of Essex Co., VA who married first Lucy Meriwether and second Ann Adams.
Colonel Francis Smith and his second wife Ann Adams had a son who was named William Smith, and that William Smith married Mary Belfield (who was a Meriwether descendant herself....I believe that Mary Belfield was a granddaughter of Mary Meriwether, who was a sister of Lucy Meriwether; Mary Meriwether's second husband was a Thomas Belfield).William and Mary (Belfield) Smith had Ann Adams Smith, and she married the above Thomas Jeffries.DNA testing shows that this Smith family was NOT related to my Smith family....though members of both Smith families married SIBLINGS in the Webb family of Essex Co. VA.
A man named Barrett (or Barnett) Brown in Essex Co., VA married a Martha Jeffries there in the early-mid-1830s (with a Thomas Jeffries as the witness or surety).This Mr. Brown was almost certainly a part of the same overall Brown family as the Brown family that became the guardians of my gg-grandfather, Smith W. "Brown" (born about 1817; he was a "blood Smith," as described in my earlier post).I am not sure, however, just who the parents of this Martha Jeffries were.
Per another researcher, Robert Lumpkin was married to a Nancy Smith Hunt before he married Lucinda Lucy Roane (did you know that)?I have no idea, however, what her connection was to ANY Smith family (though it is at least possible that she was somehow out of the "branch" of my Smith family that had left Middlesex Co., VA and moved into King and Queen Co., VA in the early-1700s).
There were also some members of this same overall Jeffries family who "found their way" to the Lunenburg/Mecklenburg Co., VA area.They intermarried with the Swepson family (hence, there was a man out there who was named Swepson Jeffries), and that surname was actually used as a given name in the family of the above Thomas Jeffries who married Ann Adams Smith (so it seems clear that it was members of the SAME overall Jeffries family who were in BOTH parts of VA).There was a woman with the maiden name of Swepson who became a widow, and she married second to Reverend William Peaseley.A son named Gabriel Bradstreet Peaseley, Senior is one of my ancestors (one of his daughters married my paternal ggg-grandfather, Reuben F. Davidson in Cumberland Co., VA).....small world.
Another Garrett researcher just told me that he has seen a Garrett family Bible at the Library of Virginia, and per that Bible, Catherine "Kitty" Wyatt Garrett who married John Roane Lumpkin did have a brother who was named Richard Garrett....but the Bible shows that he died young and without marrying.As such, I now have to assume that the Richard Garrett who married Nancy Taff, and who had a daughter named Susan Hill Garrett (who married "my" Smith W. Brown) and a son named Lumpkin Garrett (who married Frances Brown and later a Miss Wyatt), must have been related to "Kitty" Garrett in some other way.
Note: I ASSUME that the above John Roane Lumpkin was a brother of your Elizabeth Roane Lumpkin, correct?
I have worked with Pat Childress and several others concerning Childers/Childres/Childress research.I do not know any man with that surname, however, who has not already taken the DNA test.It seems clear that "my" Abraham Childers "III" was a part of the overall "Viking Childers clan."By the way, my own Davidson DNA is also "Viking."