Thanks for your response and for the information about your Waits line.I recall coming across the name of Allen Waits in Middle or West TN some years ago--that must have been your3rd-gr-grandfather.
Allen was not all that common a first name, and I have wondered if my Allen Waits of Greene Co, TN could be connected to the other Allen Waits.I recall ruling out a father-child relationship, but perhaps my Allen (Sr.) could have been a nephew??
That's why I would be interested if someone from other Waits lines ever takes any autosomal DNA test (Family Finder or 23andMe; there may be others). There could be some cousin lurking in my list of matches, with another surname.
Pat (Moorefield) Seaver granddaughter of Laura Jane Elizabeth Wait(e)s>William G. Wait(e)s>Allen Wait(e)s, Jr.>Allen Wait(e)s, Sr.