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From: Alice Blevins <>
Subject: Re: [BLEVINS] BLEVINS Digest, Vol 3, Issue 73
Date: Mon, 15 Dec 2008 10:21:18 -0500
I have had trouble posting to the list so will reply to this post.
I, too, have a Blevins ancestor who was probably adopted. Family tradition has that my children's gggrandfather, David L. Blevins of Mitchell County, NC was adopted by Wiley and Rebecca Honeycutt Blevins. Records show that if he was an natural born son, Rebecca would have been about 45 when he was born. I was told by a family member that her father, David L Blevins' son, told herDavid had been born a PHILLIPI and adopted by the Blevins'. We do know that Wiley and Rebecca did adopt a female child about 8 years after David's birth.
I took a DNA sample from my son, who is David L. Blevins' gggrandson, and our results do not match most of the Blevins' DNA posted at Owen Blevins' project. A search at Y search show he is most closely related to the HILL family of Burke County than to the Blevins lines.
I am hoping to encourage a male descendant of Nathan B. Blevins, first born son of Wiley and Rebecca, to give a DNA sample. This should tell us if David was a full brother to the older children in the family or adopted. This will also tell us where Wiley Blevins fits into the Blevins family.
I am not quite ready to give up our BLEVINS ancestry just yet.. I want to see more.
Happy Holidays to all!
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