Location: Neshoba County, Mississippi, USA
Surnames/tags: Stuart Stewart Stuard
William Davis Stuart first appears on the 1850 Winston County, Mississippi Census with wife Hannah (Jones) and 6 month old daughter Polly. All give Alabama as place of birth. William Davis Stuart's last name has been spelled various ways on different documents in Winston and Neshoba Counties. His grave marker has DOB as 22 Feb 1823 and DOD as 20 Jul 1907. His wife was Hannah Jones, daughter of Dudley Jones and Hannah Stainton. Dudley names her in his will (Neshoba County) and Dudley and Hannah are named in John Stainton's Monroe County, Alabama will. Four descendants of William Davis Stuart have tested with FTDNA Y-DNA and match descendants of James and Mary Ann Lafferty Stewart who settled along the Cowpasture River in Augusta County, Virginia. We have another Stuart who descends from a family near William Davis Stuart in 1850 Winston County who also matches our Y-DNA testers. Several descendants have tested DNA with 23andMe, AncestryDNA, and Family Finder. We are mainly looking for the link between William Davis Stuart and the Stewarts in Augusta, Virginia.