Emily M. Smith Bankston born on January 1847, died at the age of 69. She married December 1868 to John L. Bankston and had 11 children, Eugene, David, W.B., Mrs. Leila Bond, and Mrs. W.A. Stafford of Franklinton, Mrs. Sallie B. Bankston, and Mrs. Mary Crawford of Tangipahoa, Mrs. Zina Garner of Plain Dealing, LA. Burial will be in the Pleasant Hill Cemetary.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Emily 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 DNA with Emily: