The ongoing search of Major Acree’s ancestors.

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
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Sons: Sons: Sons: Sons: Sons: Sons: Sons:
Edward* William* John* Isaac Jr. William Jr. John* John
John Jr.* Joshua Jr. James* Joshua* Shearin William Jr.* William
William* David* William Abraham John* Ephraim* Thomas*
Henly* Carter Ambrose* Peter
Leonard John* Joel
Amos

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.

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Pauline (Acree) Vinson

According to 23andme DNA,  Pauline Acree Vinson, is related to me, as my 3rd to 6th
cousin. Pauline’s father George Washington Acree born about 1884 in Wormington
Tennessee. Grandfather John H. Acree born about 1842 in Tennessee.
Great grandfather Uriah Acree born 2 December 1800 in Virginia.
2nd great-grandfather John W. Acree born 2 March 1760 in Virginia. His wife is Lucy Schools
3rd great-grandfather Abraham Acree born 1731 in Virgina.
4th great-grandfather William John “Hawker” Acree born 1710 in Virginia. His wife Elizabeth    Willis

Obituary 

 Pauline Vinson (Acree), 85, passed away on September 17, 2011 at the Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service. Born July 13, 1926 to George and Arling Acree (Munroe), she was preceded in death by husband, Leon Lewis Vinson; brothers, John and George Acree; sisters, Ines Simone, Amy Davis, Mildred Harbaugh, and Mary Stanich.
She is survived by daughters, Leah (Ken) Subak, Laura (Douglas) Kleiner and son, John; grandchildren, Nicholas Ray Subak and Alexander Vinson Subak of Kent, Ohio, Andrew Jay Subak and Jennilee Nehlia Subak of Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, Emily Jean Benson and Dana Beverly Vinson of Los Angeles, California. Throughout her life, she was deeply involved in taking care of others and helping people in her many and varied roles, including mother, homemaker, bookkeeper, nurse, caregiver and community volunteer. She loved life and touched everyone she met with her humanitarian and universal spirit. In that spirit, it was her wish that her body be donated to NEOUCOM in order to be of service to humanity even after her death. She will be greatly and sorrowfully missed by all. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to either The Salvation Army (330-762- 8481) or to Hospice of Visiting Nurse Service (800-335-1455). On Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 6 p.m., a memorial celebration of her life will be held at Williard United Church of Christ, 742 Johnston Street, Akron, Ohio. We love you, Mom and Grandma — thanks for everything. We will carry your spirit with us always and will see you again.

Published in Akron Beacon Journal from Sept. 18 to Sept. 19, 2011

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