We have two perfect mitochondrial DNA matches. One connected my furthest known maternal line ancestor, Sarah Evans, to her parents Henry Evans and Sarah Hayes by way of her sister Nancy Evans of Northampton County, North Carolina (Nancy married Elijah Gumbs Boon). I just need to figure out the parents of Sarah Hayes who was likely born in Virginia, particularly her mother.
The second connection is through Mildred “Millie” Lewis b. 1738 d. 1801, wife of Daniel Drewry/Drury, both of Virginia. Her parents were Joshua Lewis and Martha Marston. Given the DNA evidence, I have a strong hunch these families are connected through the maternal line even though I don’t have quite enough of a paper trail yet to firmly connect them. I just need to figure out a daughter who could have been the mother of Sarah Hayes.
Children of Joshua Lewis and Martha Marston (from Marston Book/Marston Plantation by Barry Lee Marston):
- James Lewis, b. 05 Sep 1726; d. 1815
- Anne Lewis, b. 08 Nov 1727; d. 1727
- Edmund Lewis, b. 20 Jan 1728/29
- Joanna Lewis, b. 1730; m. John Vaughn; d. 1797
- CATHERINE LEWIS, b. 1732; m. WILLIAM HAYES; d. 1789
- Sarah Lewis, b. 1734
- Martha Lewis, b. 1736; d. 1788
- Mildred Lewis, b. 1738; d. 1801 (married Daniel Drewry)
It is important to note Joshua Lewis and Martha Marston’s son James Lewis eventually ends up in Northampton NC with his family (from the Genealogy Web Page for Charles E. Lewis: Descendants of Lewis ap David of Cardiganshire, Wales):
I would love to know more about Judie King of Texas and her letter #293!