Thomas Wheatley is My Brick Wall

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He was possibly the Thomas Whitley of Tyrrell Co., NC in 1747 who, along with Samuel Whitley and wife Mary; William Archdeacon and wife Lydia; and John Whitley, sold 500 acres of land, it being part of 640 acres granted to James Black in 1726 and deeded by James Black to Samuel Whitley and by Samuel Whitley to his lawful children.

My ancestor Thomas Wheatley was definitely the Thomas who resided on Log House Branch in Tyrrell County which would later become Martin Co., North Carolina from 1749 until 1771 when he and his wife Mary sold land on Log House Branch to Benjamin Wheatley, excepting 1 acre for possession of a burying place.

Thomas and his family moved to Pitt County, North Carolina and settled on Coneto Creek, very near the present-day town of Bethel where he and wife Mary lived out their lives.  He died about 1789 and she about 1793.

I have combed the records of all relevant counties trying to determine the ancestral line of Thomas Wheatley with no luck.  If you are a Wheatley male whose early lineage comes from North Carolina or Virginia and your line hasn’t been y-DNA tested, PLEASE y-DNA test.  The only way I will ever connect Thomas with an ancestral line is through y-DNA testing.

WikiTree profile: Thomas Wheatley
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Linda, I added a few tags to your question in hopes of it coming to the attention of more people.  Good luck!
And please, add your DNA results to GEDMATCH.
Darlene,

Thanks very much for adding the tags.  I keep forgetting to do that.

Linda
Rosemary,

Thanks for your suggestion; yes, my DNA results, my brother's and several cousins are at Gedmatch.  My y-DNA and paper genealogy are proven to 1757 in Tyrrell County, NC.  I don't believe autosomal DNA will solve the problem as well as y-DNA; it's more focused.
I'm part of a YDNA study for Jones (don't laugh ... there are hundreds). What I've been doing is researching every Jones man from the MRC Jones and adding ALL their male descendants. Eventually I hope to find a contemporary Jones who will be willing to provide a DNA sample. Is that a possibility for you? It doesn't matter to me where they end up.

I'm assuming you are part of the Wheatley DNA project I found by googling Wheatley. Your group is R1b1a2 which can be extremely common, unfortunately.
And I'm part of a yDNA project for my Smith ancestors. (So I'm not laughing!) We've done the same thing, research all the male Smith descendants of our Smith ancestor, looking for Smith men to ask to take a yDNA test. It works! We've found several. And WikiTree is a great place to enter profiles for all the descendants. One of our men who tested found us because he found his father on WikiTree.
Kay, I'm 50+ Jones boys and counting - haven't found anyone living yet to contact though. I'm sure you found this neat chart.

http://www.wikitree.com/treewidget/Jones-2357/890
Yes I do know about that chart. Before WikiTree we used to do all of that in a Word document! Here's ours: http://www.wikitree.com/treewidget/Smith-15895/890
Rosemary,

Researching every branch of your Jones ancestor is absolutely the way to do it.  Thank you for being interested enough in my brick wall to look at the Wheatley DNA Project.  I've been working on this problem for 30 years and 10 years on the DNA part of it.  More DNA testing is needed to break through many of our genealogical problems.  Good luck with yours.
Thanks Linda.

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