Re: Pendleton DNA Project
I do not consider myself to be an actual "Pendleton researcher," but here is some information that may be of interest (and if you see anything that is known to be incorrect here, please let me know).Philip Pendleton and Martha Ruffin apparently had about five children (per what I see on the internet), and those children included: a) Micajah Pendleton (who apparently married twice) and b)Jemima (the exact spelling of her name seems to be in question) Pendleton.Jemina "Mina" Pendleton married a Mr. Gaines, and her brother Micajah Pendleton fathered a daughter....with one of his two wives....who was also named Jemima Pendleton.This second Jemima Pendleton married Giles Davidson (who is a member of my overall Davidson family, and that family is represented by DNA "Family 10" at www.davidsongenes.org).Giles Davidson and "his" Jemina Pendleton named one of their own sons together Micajah Davidson.Giles Davidson was born about 1762 in Buckingham Co., VA, but after the Rev. War (Giles was present at the surrender of Cornwallis), he and Jemima lived over in Amherst Co., VA.
While I certainly do not know who the father was of the later Micajah Pendleton (born 1790s, apparently), I would think that the odds are pretty good that he was a grandson of the earlier Micajah Pendleton and one of his two wives.From what I see on the internet, some of the sons of the older Micajah Pendleton were born around the 1770s, so that seem about right for one of them to have been the father of the later Micajah Pendleton (unless, of course, all of the children of the older Micajah Pendleton's sons are well documented at this time....and it is known that none of them were named "Micajah").
As I recall, Appomattox Co., VA was created from parts of Campbell, Prince Edward, Buckingham and Charlotte Co., VA....but it was not created until 1845.So, the second Micajah Pendleton was certainly not born in Appomattox Co.,VA, per se.The above-mentioned Giles Davidson in my family who had married the second/younger Jemima Pendleton had a younger brother who was named Josiah Davidson (born about 1767 in Buckingham Co., VA).Josiah "ended-up" on the 1850 Appomattox Co., VA census (but I don't know if he actually moved, versus if he was simply living in the part of Buckingham that had become part of Appomattox Co., VA in 1845).One of the reasons that I mention Josiah Davidson (who married Rebecca Giles) is that he had an apparent descendant who was named Mace Davidson....and I see that there were apparently at least a couple of men in the above Pendleton family who were also named "Mace."Mace Davidson was apparently a son of a man who was named Mace Gilbert (supposedly born about 1810-1812 or so in Caroline Co., VA) and a Martha Jane Davidson, who was apparently a granddaughter of Josiah Davidson (via Josiah's son, who was named Josiah Davidson, Junior).I have no idea, however, if the Gilbert family and the men named Mace Pendleton were necessarily "connected" in some way earlier.Comments on any of the above?