Need to know birth location

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Mason Garrard born in Kentucky 1798, moved to Tennessee probably after he was freed in 1865.

The 1870 Census States he was mulatto and it says his mother was born in KY but the father birth location is blank, so that probably means his father was white.

The reason I need to know the birth location is because if he was born in Bourbon County, Kentucky he might have been owned by James Douglas Garrard the son of James Garrard.

If that is true then James Douglas Garrard was likely his father and if that is true then that would mean my parents are 6th cousins because James Garrard is my 7th grandfather on my grandmother's side.
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in Genealogy Help by Jluv Taylor G2G6 Mach 1 (11.1k points)
retagged by Ellen Smith
Y-DNA from a male Mason Garrard descendant in the direct male line might provide an answer to the puzzle about his father.
Would Ancestry DNA work?

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It would work if Mason Garrard has a direct male line to the person who will take the Y-DNA test. Most Haplogroups are thousands of years old, so the Haplogroup of a male descendant would clarify Mason Garrard's father's Y-DNA. You might want to look into a library book such as Spencer Wells, "Deep Ancestry, Inside the Genographic Project." It clarifies where the different Haplogroups are from with maps of the world.
by Frank Gill G2G Astronaut (2.2m points)

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