DNA Haplogroup: G2a3b1a1a confirmed by FamilytreeDNA
Comparison to other Morimores in the Mortimore one name study shows no match to any English Mortimore. There is a match to a Mortimore with Scotish roots.
This makes sense as our earliest traceable Mortimore was William born abt 1740. In 1768 William Mortimore is listed in Rowan Co., NC Tax list of Capt. Thomas Donnell. Guilford County, NC was formed from part of Rowan County in 1770. The state of NC granted five hundred and twenty-six acres of land in Guilford County, in a deed bearing the date of 13 Nov 1779, for fifty shillings for every hundred acres. It was on the Haw River and bounded by land of John Nicks and Samuel McCrackens.
From 1781 to 1788 William Mortimore was on four grand juries in Guilford Court of Common Pleas
1790 Census William is listed with 3 males and 2 females.
This is significant in supporting a Scottish origin because this area of North Carolina was populated by immigrants From Scotland and Germany. They came to Philadelphia and then traveled overland to settle in North Carolina. The german immigrants settled somewhat south and west of the Scottish groups that settled along the Haw River.
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