Was Nancy Sally Gannaway Malcolm the daughter of John Gannaway and Mary McGregor?

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When I first started building my family tree, I followed other's trees without checking for documentation. Now I'm going back through it and trying to correct and document. The Nancy Sally Gannaway (1761?-1828) in my tree was wife of James Malcolm (Malcom) who was born in Virginia and died in Walton County, GA. The trees that I used had her parents as John Gannaway, Jr. and Mary Ann McGregor, however other accounts say that their Sally married a Walker.

 Nancy Sally Malcolm's birth date may have been earlier than the 1761 stated because the first child would have been born when she was only fourteen if this is correct. This pretty much rules out her marriage to "Walker" before James Malcolm and as she died a year earlier than he did, she wouldn't have married him after.

Also, it should be noted that the reference to a cemetery marker refers to a marker which was put in a cemetery in the 1950's. This marker is in Green Cemetery in Walton County but Nancy Sally and James Malcolm are actually buried in Herndon Cemetery (also known as Annie Mary Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery in Social Circle, Walton County GA.

The Gannaway lineage earlier than Nancy Sally Gannaway Malcolm in my Wikitree is questionable, taken from Ancestry trees with little or no other documentation other than what is on the Ancestry Website and others. I debated deleting it, but decided to leave it while I search for something other than conjecture and word of mouth sources. Any help would be greatly appreciated!

Martha Lee
WikiTree profile: Nancy Malcolm
in Genealogy Help by Martha Lee G2G3 (3.4k points)

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