Brickwall William Waddlle/Waddell of Mecklenburg County, NC

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I am pretty much at a standstill over William Waddle. By his granddaugher I am descended from the Cathey family of Mecklenburg County, NC, twice. 

Unsourced information given to me has William as a son of a David Waddle,( b. abt. 1735 in County Derry, Ulster, d. aft. 1800 in Abbeville District, SC) and a Mary Mose (b. abt 1740, d. ft 1790). They may have existed, but I haven't found out if there is a documented connection.

Since my time on WikiTree, I am becoming a Grinch, not trusting anything anymore. Check out the profile for all I've been able to find out about William. (His wife is unsourced, too.)

Many thanks!

WikiTree profile: William Waddle
in The Tree House by Pip Sheppard G2G Astronaut (2.2m points)

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In 1847 there is a William H. Waddell who had probate records. Seems he either had no children of his own, or he was estranged from them. This was in Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States. On FamilySearch there's one bunch of records for him, and on Ancestry, a different bunch. He names his brothers in the one on Ancestry, along with a couple of nephews. Have you tried combing through the probate records? Maybe his father, mother, brother, sister, brother-in-law, or grandparents left him something and mention him by name and relation.

by G. Borrero G2G6 Pilot (104k points)
Thanks, GB. I’ll check it out tomorrow afternoon. My eyes and brain are so tired! I also didn’t think to check for a spelling variant, even though I put that in William’s bio. Silky me!

All good leads for more info. Much appreciated, GB.

BTW: you have a really cool tree. Nice work!
Thank you, and you're very welcome! If the William H. Waddell in those probate records has no descendants, you might be looking at a sibling, cousin, or nibling naming their son after him.

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