Was Zilpha Pipkin, wife of Jeremiah Fly, the daughter OR sister of Asa Pipkin? Was Asa Pipkin also known as Asher Pipkin?
Was Jane Pipkin, b. 1801 N.C., a daughter of Asa Pipkin?
For 16 years I have been doing genealogical research into the possible Cherokee heritage of the Gentry family of Clark County, Arkansas. They moved from Tennessee to Arkansas in 1818.
A recent mitochondrial DNA test of a direct female descendant of Nancy Gentry (b. 1802, Nashville, Davidson County, Tennessee) shows a possible genetic match with the unknown mother of Jane Pipkin. This information about Jane Pipkin, daughter of Asa Pipkin, comes from a gedcom posted on the FamilyTree DNA website. The person who posted the gedcom must have done a mitochondrial DNA test on a direct female descendant of Jane Pipkin. I have not yet been able to connect with the person who posted the gedcom.
Some of Nancy Gentry's daughters and granddaughters had documented social relationships with prominent Cherokees during the period 1840-1870 in Washington County, Arkansas. Many of her descendants say that she was of Cherokee heritage. I descend from one of her brothers, William Gentry, and his descendants have similar stories of Cherokee ancestry. Other descendants of Nancy's and William's other siblings have the same or similar stories of Cherokee ancestry coming down from Tyre Gentry and Delilah (possibly Nancy Gentry's parents)....
So what's the story with Jeremiah Fly, Zilpha Pipkin, Asa Pipkin, and Jane Pipkin?
The connections between Davidson County, Tennessee, circa 1800, the stories of Cherokee ancestry, and the possible mitochondrial DNA match are quite interesting. I would greatly appreciate your help in trying to figure out if there is a "blood" relationship between Nancy Gentry and Jane Pipkin.