Joined: 26 Jan 2004
Location: Vancouver, WA USA
|Posted: Wed Nov 01, 2006 11:49 pm Post subject: ELDER PAXTANG group matching STEWART #5830
|Hi ELDER DNA Researchers,
Upgrade to 67 markers revealed a 66/67 match with STEWART #5830,
for Michael O'Neal ELDER, kit #50076.
His earliest known ancestor is
WILLIAM HOYT ELDER, b. 1867 Spartanburg SC,
and he had already matched the PAXTANG DNA entries, 9 of 12 markers.
In preparation for more analysis,
I have been watching for any other 67 set entry which
matches ELDER of I=ISLES in 1st 12 numbers on the Scotland DNA chart.
See end of I=ISLES section,
-- 4 PAXTANG ELDER entries, including Mike's kit #50076,
Then find the interesting new STEWART kit #5830,
also matching I=ISLES.
He already has 67 markers, and is reporting a "NULL 425"
or "Marker 425=0,"
which shows up as a blank spot in the last part of his line (37-67).
It would be the 48th marker.
The Scotland DNA experts are very interested in that NULL marker
for I=ISLES, and had encouraged us to ask for the upgrade
for our kit #50076.
Mike is also eager to find the parents of "William HOYT ELDER"
so we are hoping to trace how he connects with the
paper trail of PAXTANG ELDER group.
I found a STEWART line entry for I=ISLES kit #5830
on WorldConnect, and
hope it might lead to more connections--
One generation's STEWART description below says: "came from PA"...
Especially enjoyed seeing the names
William Wallace STEWART and
a son named Charles ATWELL STEWART.
by Wayne Stewart
(must be Statesville NC --very near other ELDER locations)
# ID: I514505515
# Name: William Wallace STEWART
# Given Name: William Wallace
# Surname: STEWART
# Sex: M
# Birth: 23 Apr 1831
# Death: 24 Dec 1922
William Wallace Stewart was named for his mother's brother
William Wallace Allen.
His wife was known to have told others that James Ross Stewart and
his wife Elizabeth Allen Stewart named two sons
William Wallace Stewart, the first of which died. When asked why,
Sarah Clementine Stewart explained, "The name was important to us."
In further explanation, Sir William Wallace, the great Scottish
patriot who lived from 1272 - 1305, fought fiercely and courageously
for the freedom of Scotland.
In Iredell County, N.C. the Stewart and Wallace families were
The name of Sir William Wallace has been esteemed in Scotland for
more than 600 years and the people still talk and sing of him and of
Bonnie Prince Charlie.
William Wallace Stewart fought in the Civil War as did his four
brothers Closen, John, Jeptha, and Franklin. He was captured and
spent some months as a prisoner in New York City. Closen and John
were killed, and brothers Jeptha and Franklin were wounded. In his
later years William Wallace Stewart received a pension from the
government. With his first pension check, he purchased new
pulpitfurnature for New Bethany Church.
William Wallace Stewart listed his occupation as "miller" in the
1860 census. At the time of this census, he was living next door to
his wife Clemintine's family, Henry Stikeleather, in the Liberty Hill
Township of Iredell County, North Carolina. Perhaps this was how his
youngest son, Charles Atwell Stewart was motivated to own and operate
the C. A. Stewart Flour Mill on the Buffalo Shoals Creek years
later.This was the location of the John Stewart of Fourth Creek farm
William Wallace Stewart purchased a farm on the Lewis Ferry Road
inthe Shiloh Community on June 11, 1885 from A J K Thomas and his
wife SA Thomas adjoining the lands of the Raymer Brothers, the
Thomas's, and others (Iredell County Deed Book B, page 470). This
farm was in the"Rock Cut" Township in the 1860 but is now the Shiloah
Township. "RockCut" was the name given for the location of the
railroad depot at what is now called Eufola, NC. He and his sons
farmed this land for his remaining years.
William Wallace Stewart was blind in his last years. He was known
locally as "Billy" Stewart.
My father, Jacob Atwell Stewart, told of an incident in which "Billy"
decided to take a couple of cats that someone had dropped out on him
and drop them off on someone else when he was on his way to the post
office at Eufolla. He dropped them off, unaware that a neighbor, John
Byers, has observed him. Later that day, Mr. Byers brought the cats
back and told Billy "Mr Steyart(Stewart), I brought your cats back. I
thought you might be oneasy(uneasy) about them." This embarrassing
little story has told onBilly by every generation since.
William Wallace Stewart was s devout man. Near the end of his
life he said, "I have tried to live a Christian life all of my life."
He died December 24, 1922 and is buried at New Bethany Baptist Church
inIredell County, N.C.
Father: James Ross STEWART b: 21 Apr 1803 in Iredell County, N. C.
Mother: Elizabeth ALLEN b: 15 Jun 1811
Marriage 1 Sarah Clementine STIKELEATHER b: 3 Apr 1833
* Married: 16 Sep 1853
# ID: I514505494
# Name: John STEWART
# Given Name: John
# Surname: STEWART
# Sex: M
# Birth: Abt 1750 in Augusta County, Virginia
# Death: Abt 1833
>>> The following are excerpts from
MY STEWART AND OTHER KIN OF IREDELL COUNTY, N. C.
by Jeanette H. Kelly.
"In Iredell County, North Carolina, there is a high flat ridge
betweenFourth Creek and Morrison Creek just north of Statesville,
NorthCarolina. William Sharpe's Map of the Old Fourth Creek
Congregation,drawn in 1773, shows several families whose homes were
located on thetwo creeks along the trail leading from William
Morrison's Mill onThird Creek to Fort Dobbs.
Among these Scotch-Irish Presbyterian families lived John
Stewart, usually identified as John Stewart of Fourth Creek.
>>>S. W. Stevenson included the following story in the History
of Concord Church written around the turn of the century.
His accounts reads:
John Stewart and his father, mother and brother came from
Pennsylvania before the French and Indian War and settled on what is
now known as the Nicholas Stikeleather place." They took refuge in
Fort Dobbs in 1756. They ventured out to get some fodderduring their
stay at Fort Dobbs, and the Indians killed hisfather and brother but
John Stewart got away in FourthCreek Swamp and reached the fort that
night. He sworevengeance against all red skins and went with every
companythat formed to fight the Indians. It is said that on
theseraids he spared neither age nor sex. When the RevolutionaryWar
came on he went to Washington's army and did not come homeuntil the
end. It is said that when the call came for menthat he was working in
a new ground and that he left hismattock sticking in the ground and
that when he returned hefound it again, but the handle had entirely
rotted away. Heis buried in the Morrison Cemetery in an unmarked
The home of Moses Potts was on the opposite side of Fourth Creek
fromthe John Stewart family. Moses Potts married Jane McKee.
Jane McKee Potts and two of John Stewart's children are buried at
asite which cannot now be precisely located, but was described by P.
F.Laugenour as the first location chosen on which to build a church
forthe Old Fourth Creek Congregation. Dr. Laugenour wrote:
"The ancient road going out of town north turned down the
firstbranch, crossing the next one about the north end of Tradd
Street,ascended some distance and then turned to the right above the
millpond, intersecting the Salisbury and Fort Dobbs Road and crossed
thecreek at the same ford with it. By the side of this road, so
muchtraveled from here northward in the early times, was a spring on
landsthen owned by A. N. Allison... This was the first place
selectedfor a house of worship.
So confident were the people that it would be built, they began
to bring their dead there. James McKee...his sister Mrs. Jane
Potts,wife of Moses Potts, two children of John Stewart... and others
aresaid to be entombed there. The plow has long since obliterated
thespot and it is doubtful if the spot can be identified by
A different site was chosen sometime later for the church house.
The Potts and Stewart homes were only a few miles from Fort
Dobbs, thefort built in 1756 for the protection of the early settlers
An abstract of John Stewart's Pension Application reads:
"Stewart, John S.7619 Iredell Co., N.C., Aug. 28, 1832
John Stewart, age 76 states that Rutherford was the Brigadier
Generalat the time he entered service and was his Commander, that
FrancisLocke was his Colonel and James Pervines (Purviance) was his
Captian.He lived in Rowan Co., N.C. ( now Iredell) and served three
months marching to Montgomery County, then to Cross Creek (now
Fayetteville)where they disposed of the Tories. He served from
September 1781 toNovember 1781. He was later drafted and served three
months; hevolunteered to fight the Cherokees and left home in August
1776 and returned November that year. He served another time with
General Davidson an
Father: James STEWART b: Abt 1725 in Northern Ireland
Mother: UNKNOWN 1ST WIFE NAME UNKNOWN
Marriage 1 Margaret POTTS
* Married: 12 Mar 1770 in Rowan County (now Iredell), N.C.
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