Judy, Is there anyway you can get a male descendant of James to take the 37 marker DNA test?I have taken it and have a relationship to John Tedder, whose inventory of estate was read in Va in 1721.We can learn a lot from the DNA testing.It cost nearly $300 but if necessry I will pay for the test.There is one Tedder who took the DNA test that I match in all 37 markers.We are trying to narrow down the ather of this Tedder.
My comments relate to the fact that I don't believe James W is related to Benjamin Tudor, son of John Tedder.We know that the James who we believe to be the child of Benjamin Tudor married and lived in Granville, at least until past 1790.This James wife is different from the wife of James W.
What can't be tied down is the rumor that James W, Solomon, Anna, and perhaps Hanna are the children of Benjamin Tedder who married Sarah Harmon.However, there was a Benjamin Tedder, believed to be named for Benjamin Evans, the family who came from Gloucester Va with Benjamin's ancestors.This Benjamin was the brother of George Tedder and son of Samuel Tetterton(we find Thomas Tedder, who arrived in Gloucester, Va, in 1635, whose son was listed first as Tidder, then Titerton, and the grandson was was listed as Tetterton.This family with the Lilleys and Evans came to what was later called Tyrrell County, Nc). George Tedder moved to Dobbs, later Greene, and was the father of George Jr and Thomas who married a lady named Selvirah.We don't know who the children of this Benjamin were except Stephen Tedder who moved west and who named his son Benjamin, I believe in Mongomery county.It could well be that this Benjamin had other children. Woody