Paternal relationship is confirmed by a GEDmatch test match between Gerri Louise Gallagher and her second cousin Kate Gardner Schmidt. Their MRCA is their 2nd great grandmother Pamela Jane Weathers. Estimated number of generations to MRCA = 3.3, based on sharing 156.9 cM across 4 segments.
Kate (Gardner) Schmidt is participating with Bama Bushwhackers during the 2019 Connect-a-Thon, and has added 21 connections.
Kate (Gardner) Schmidt participated with Bama Bushwackers during the 2018 Source-a-Thon, adding 289 sources to profiles.
Kate reached the Blue Skies milestone by sourcing 50 profiles in the May 2019 Sourcerers' Challenge
If you are a direct-line Withers/Weathers descendant, please join our family DNA studies hosted under Gedmatch.com Ancestor Projects and see http://www.winslett.org/ui81.htm
It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Kate or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Kate:
Kate (Gardner) Schmidt:
AncestryDNA , GEDmatch A696215[compare], Ancestry member tivokatya