Re: Ambler, Jaqueline, Smith connections
Richard Ambler married Elizabeth Jacquelin (spelling???), and their descendants seem to be well researched.Elizabeth Jacquelin was a daughter of Edward Jacquelin and his second wife Martha Cary.Two of the sons of Richard and Elizabeth (Jacquelin) Ambler was were Edward Ambler (who married Mary Cary....who was related to the above Martha Cary) and Jacquelin Ambler (a man; he married Rebecca "Belinda" L. Burwell).
It appears that Elizabeth Jacquelin's sister Mary Jacquelin married John Smith, and that John Smith was a son of Augustine Warner Smith and Sarah Carver (and Augustine Warner Smith was supposedly a son of John Smith, Junior and Mary Warner, and a grandson of a John Smith, Senior....this was apparently called the "Purton Smith family" while they were in Gloucester Co., VA, and then later they were called the "Shooter's Hill Smith family" when they were in Middlesex Co., VA).John Smith and his wife Mary Jacquelin had several children, including a Mary Smith.That Mary Smith apparently married Reverend Thomas Smith.Reverend Thomas Smith MAY OR MAY NOT have been "blood related" to his wife Mary Smith (I do not know for sure if any "Smith DNA testing"...or additional "conventional research"....has determined this yet).
The above-referenced Reverend Thomas Smith was a son of Gregory Smith (and Gregory's unknown....apparently....wife), and that Gregory Smith was a son of an older/earlier Thomas Smith and his wife Anne Gregory.That older/earlier Thomas Smith was a son of the John Smith who supposedly married both Elizabeth Berry and the widow Mrs. Martha (Butcher) Parsons.
There was an Augustine Smith from the above-referenced "Shooter's Hill Smith family" who was a clerk of the court in Middlesex Co., VA in the 1700s.Another clerk of the court in Middlesex Co., VA was Major Maurice Smith, and the Major was a member of my maternal Smith family.Major Maurice Smith was almost certainly NOT related to any of the other Smith families mentioned above, and he was a descendant of the Alexander Smith who was in Lancaster Co., VA by at least 1650 (and Alexander Smith died in Middlesex Co., VA around 1696).We have four male Smiths from the overall Alexander Smith family who have taken the Y chromosome DNA test (and as would be expected, the DNA from each man is a "match").
The above Major Maurice Smith in my overall Smith family had a close relative who was named Larkin Smith (of King and Queen Co., VA), and Larking Smith's first wife was Mary Eleanor Hill.One of Larkin's sons with Mary Eleanor Hill was named John Hill Smith, and John married Mary Cary Ambler.So....my maternal Smith family also married into the "combined Ambler/Cary family."
Just to sort-of "complete the Smith story," my Alexander Smith had a neighbor who was named John Smith (who was married to a Margaret unknown).We do not know if that John Smith was a "blood relative" of my Alexander Smith, but those two Smith families intermarried (when a later John Smith in my "Alexander Smith family" married an Ann Smith in the neighboring "John and Margaret (Unknown) Smith family").I hope to someday find a living male Smith from the John and Margaret (Unknown) Smith family who will take the Y chromosome DNA test.
One of the sons of the neighbors John and Margaret (Unknown) Smith was named James Smith, and that James Smith married an Ann Cary.I have not researched this, but I would be surprised if that Ann Cary was not a member of the same overall Cary family mentioned above that married into the Jacquelin and Ambler families.Also, the son of John and Margaret (Unknown) Smith who was named Thomas Smith (who, by the way, was the father of the Ann Smith who married her neighbor John Smith, as mentioned above) married at least twice, and Thomas Smith's last wife was a Ruth Unknown.This is just "wild speculation" at this point, but it seems at least possible (per my research to date) that Ruth was perhaps a Miss Smith who was potentially a daughter of John Smith and the widow Mrs. Martha (Parson) Butcher....but again, there is no proof of that "Smith/Smith connection" whatsoever (this is just an "out-of-the-box theory").
Comments/questions on any of the above?