I have a brick wall I'm trying to bust. I did AncestryDNA and it came back this past weekend, which has given me tantalizing clues, but as I try to follow through, I can't find the things I need. So:
John Taylor, b 1832 in Nash Co NC, d ca 1900 in Ballard Co KY. My DNA trail ties me into leads into Edgecombe and Pitt Counties (and I'm aware that Nash/Pitt/Edgecombe are all in the same area); it effectively has eliminated the Orange County VA clan.
John, in his county biography, stated he was the youngest of six children of John Taylor, born and died in NC, and Mary Weaver. The hit I'm getting is of a John Taylor and Ann Mourning Weaver, daughter of Benjamin Weaver. I realize that this is likely not my actual connection, but it's fairly obvious by the number of hits I'm getting that it's the right track.
Is there anyone here who knows this area well and can direct me to sources that might shed some light on where to go?