It has been awhile since my last post, but I am still searching for my 4th great-grandfather Major Acree’s ancestors. Since the last post, I found a 3rd cousin Acree on 23andme DNA. He is a male from a lineage of Acree men. We share Robert Acree as our 2nd great grandfather. His paternal haplogroup is E1b1b1a4, which is found in Morroco and Libya. The haplogroup did not confirm the father to son lineage to William Acree (c1710-c1767) of Hanover Co., Virginia. This leads me to believe that the Acree name was the surname of Major’s mother and not the actual surname of Major’s father. So why do I still think I am a descendant of William Acree (c1710-c1767) of Hanover Co., Virginia. Due to DNA testing, my Major Acree’s descendants are sharing DNA with several descendants of his sons John, Abraham, and William Acree 1 in the chart below.
The first five men are presumed sons of William Acree (c1710-c1767) of Hanover Co., Virginia.
|John Acree||Joshua Acree||Abraham Acree||Isaac Acree||William Acree 1||William Acree 2||Jacob Acra|
|will||will||Bible record||will||will||Pension record||Church record|
|Edward*||William*||John*||Isaac Jr.||William Jr.||John*||John|
|John Jr.*||Joshua Jr.||James*||Joshua*||Shearin||William Jr.*||William|
Courtesy Charles Acree. A Family Tree Acree/Sachse/Hoover/Ogden/ Skipworth/Nelson/TenEyck/Williamson & Associated Families
There are two scenarios, Major’s mother might have been one of the men above daughter of European descent or his mulatto daughter. Mulatto being that her mother was of Native American/ African descent/European combination. Major was listed as multiple race on his marriage license. Major and his family lived as Native American.
Thanks to my cousins Oscar “Bunky” Chapman Jr and his daughter Deybra Chapman, I received a picture of my great-grandfather William Oliver Acree.