Would like to clean up profile of Avery Vann

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Avery Vann was a white man married to a Cherokee woman named Peggy McSwain. The Moravian Diaries record him as the brother of Clement Vann.  Both men are believed to be sons of Edward Vann.   One of his profiles is currently incorrectly listed as the son of War-li and Joseph Vann, another gives him a mythical father also named Avery Vann.  Avery and Peggy were the parents of at least fifteen children.  I would like to get the three profiles merged into one, detach him from the incorrect parents, leave his correct spouse, and connect Avery and Peggy to  at least some of their children.  There appear to be three of him in Wikitree, Vann-148, Vann-250, and Vann-505.  The Vanns are a numerous - and very confusing - Cherokee family, but this line appears to have good documentation available.
WikiTree profile: Avery Vann
in Genealogy Help by Kathie Forbes G2G6 Pilot (113k points)
Thank you!!!

2 Answers

+3 votes
Sounds like a complicated line that could use your help to straighten it up! If you haven't already, perhaps you could request to be on the trusted list of the profiles you'd like to merge? Or explain to the profile managers the evidence you have and why they should be merged. Good luck!
by E Childs G2G6 Mach 9 (93.2k points)
Vann-505 and Vann-148 were orphans, so I have adopted and merged them.  I will fix the bio for Vann-148.
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'siyo Kathryn, You may (or may not) want to consult a documented direct 3x-granddaughter of Avery Vann and Peggy McSwain -- and same, 3x-gdaughter of James "Chief" Vann --before you set about merging the profiles of the several Avery/Ave Vanns.   I'm a Cherokee citizen of 71 years who knows my families' genealogy as well as anyone, and yes, it's been distorted beyond belief for decades, but especially since the onslaught of genealogical research on erroneous dot com sites.  I have two direct Vann lines, a Rowe/Roe line, and an Alberty line that all eventually connect, even though it would be easier if they didn't.  If interested, feel free to get in touch.  I may not have all the answers, but I generally know those that are wrong.  ;) Cate Vann
I am not a Vann, but am also a Cherokee citizen and have been working with Cherokee genealogy for over thirty years.  I usually start with Starr and then work with Dawes and Eastern Cherokee apps as well as all the rolls and numerous other records, including the Moravian journals.  Do you think Starr’s list of children for Avery and Peggy is wrong?   Or that the first Avery was not a brother of Clement?  I don’t generally work with the white families, just the Cherokee ones.

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