She was called "Jane," in a c. 1752 petition by Edward Garland's grandson, as well as the 'Partridge store account books of 1736-37.'
"The theory that she was “Jane Jennings” appears to be a misunderstanding that ... seems to originate in the early 20th century from descendants of Edward Garland Sydnor, whose parents were ... married in Hanover County about 1768. ... accounts must be referring to Edward Garland Jr. as the husband of Jane Jennings, not Edward Garland Sr. ... Mrs. Virginia Armistead Garber, writing ... 1932 and ... 1945, identified the same Jane Jennings (whom she called “’Mary’ Jane Jennings”) as the wife of the original Edward Garland Sr. ... in ... 1942 ... Edward Garland’s wife had mysteriously become “Jane Hensley” ... It appears that both “Jane Jennings” and “Jane Hensley” are imaginary ... Let’s dispose of “Jane Hensley” first. Nowhere in the records of St. Peter’s or St. Paul’s is anyone named Hensley ... And the earliest printed reference of her name is ... unreliable .... The original source of the “Jane Jennings” statement appears to be a misunderstanding ...."
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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Jane by comparing test results with other carriers of her mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known mtDNA test-takers in her direct maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Jane: