WOW!Your post has my dogs very upset.We were all ready to go for a walk and I just had to click on and behold, the doggie walk has beenpostponed. (For at least an hour.)
I've been at the genealogy stuff for nearly twenty years and still don't have nearly as much direct lineages (with documentations) that you do.Bummer!And in fact, had my own ancestors not been sued by their neighbors, been delinquent of taxes, charged with murder, stuff like that, I would still be in the dark as to whom begot who.As it is I can only piecemeal things together and try my best at reconstruction.(Thanks to dumb luck, I do have two gold nuggets...i.e., court records that tie my older Wilburn lines of ancestors together.) Again, it all has to do with lawsuits.Not nice and tidy wills.I could only wish...
Now this is from the top of my head.But it seems to me that I recall from a history of Rowan Co NC.That your Younger ancestor and her sister both married Welborns.And that their father was at one time Governor of NC.
I can see that I've made a mess of the seven Younger entries that appear in my database.I show two James Youngers b c 1730 and not sure if they are one in same or what?
I see that you have Choctaw lineage.Interesting and also not surprising, either.
Now here are two things that I find of interest.From census records in Giles, VA (1810) and also in Highland Co OH. 1810. (This would be my Wilburn guys.) Both men are living as nearest neighbors to two men named Wm Crabtree.
Let me try to explain what I can prove.
Richard Wilburn died in Highland, Co OH in 1820.According to a court record in Highland, OH, initiated by his son Lewis Sr. (my third great-grandfather, Richard was nearly a hundred and five when he died.) That was one of the two gold nuggests that I found my dumb luck.)At that time, Highland, OH was then referred to as the Virginia Military District.And was settled (excluding Native Americans) by either Veterans of the Revolutionary War or those who purchssed the land grants from these Patriots.) As luck would have it, Lewis names three of his living brothers, and the Counties in which they reside.Along with several grandchildren also living in Highland, Co in Bush Creek twp. And older brother also named Richard died in Highland, OH before 1838.
Prior to that, Richard (who died in 1820) lived in Amherst Co VA.But he also lived in what is now Orange Co NC near the Haw river.(This is known because because his son William Wilburn b c 1760) who married Eda Guttery in Amherest VA in 1787, was born near the Haw River in NC.
Meanwhile, Richard Wilburn who once lived in Lousia Co VA near the South Anna River (1747) road records, relocated to Goochland co Va and appears on tax records there in 1750.Lickinghole Creek. This Richard is without proof, the father of the younger Richard Wilburn who died in Highland, co OH.He was married to Ann Whitlock.And one can find numerous connections to my own line of Wilburns and the Whitlock line for over a hundred and twenty five or more years.)
I suspect (without proof) that the Richard Wilbourne who appears delinquent on his taxes in York Co VA in 1656, is my direct ancestor. (So you can see that I have very large gaps.)
But one thing is interesting and it's this.GENTRYS. As fate would have it, my mother was Dorothy GENTRY.A descendant of immigrant Nicholas Gentry who arrived to help quell Bacon's Rebellion in 1676.)And never returned to England.(According to the Gentry Association, all Gentrys with roots in colonial VA and NC are his descendants. And these same Gentry lines married into my own Wilburn line, as did these Gentrys' also marry into the Welborn lines who descend from Edward and the Crabtree lines. And that's just one of no doubt many examples of families who connect as time passed on.
My parents lived out their lives never knowing that they were distantly related.(which is just as well, since they didn't get on much and divorced when I was a kid.)
And lastly, there was a John Wilbourn who died in King George Co Va in 1712.In his will, he names one son also named John.His will is witnessed by a Richard Pridgeon.Go figure!
Cheers and more,
No doubt you are aware that history has recorded the Civil War rebellion in Jones Co MS?Yep!Some of your kin were involved.Somewhere I have this book.Written my Professor Vikki (Victoria Bryum).Great material.
PS. I have cousns who live In Albur NM.Have lived their all their lives. Norah Wilburn Ryan and her brother (now desceased) John Wilburn.