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Death 10 OCT 1899, Age: 68
"The following is an excerpt from the files of Mr. Frank Jernigan of Sumter, South Carolina. "The fifth child of Lewis and Zilpha Jernigan was my grandfather, William Louis, born 1830 probably in Randolph County, North Carolina. In the November 1837 term of Court in Guilford Countyhe was an orphan and apprenticed to a man named Charles Starbuck. ("Hinshaw" lists Charles Starbuck as a Quaker). This apprenticeship arrangement evidently didn't last too long as Louis told my father that he was reared by his older brother, James, but James was cruel to him and he ran away. On June 10, 1850 Louis Journagan got a marriage bond (he signed the bond Louis Journagan) in Richmond County, North Carolina to marry Catherine McLean, daughter of Duncan McLean and Sarah Elizabeth Currie McLean. (Corrections made to the previous sentence on November 24, 2001. Catherine is the daughter of Duncan McLean and Sarah Elizabeth Currie McLean, and the grand daughter of John D. McLean.)Louis and "Katie" had four children: Sarah Jane, born 1851, Duncan Cornelius, born 1853, Hector Martin, born 1856, and John Calvin, born 1857. Around 1870 Louis and "Katie" separated and Louis set out for Florida. He only got asfar as Marion County, South Carolina where he went to work and in 1873 he married Mary Jones, daughter of Levi and Martha Finklea Jones, and went to work farming with his father-in-law. In Marion County he used his first name, William, or just his initials, W. L.
William Louis and Mary (Polly) had four children: Levi Franklin, born 1873 (my father), Annie, born 1876, Willis James, born 1878, and William Walter, born 1889. Served in Co. E, 52d NC Vol from Richmond Co., NC"
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with William by comparing test results with other
carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA.
However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with William: