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Subject: Re: [LAND] Jesse Land/father can't be Joseph Land of Delaware
Date: Wed, 21 Sep 2011 19:34:14 -0000
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I'm having difficulty answering you because my work is still in progress, and with rare exceptions, this being one of them, I adhere strictly to the rule that what's learned while a work is in progress, should not be made public until the work is completed, and the required proofs are in place.
I will tell you I've tracked Joseph Land back through several locations, in two different colonies, where he lived prior to moving to South Carolina in late age, and have documentation on him back to 1748. I haven't yet been able to get any further back than that, but within a month or two, will be researching his family out of the Clayton Genealogical Library in Houston. I hope something more will turn up there.
I believe, but this a very rough estimate, Joseph Land was probably born circa 1726, and very probaby, almost certainly, born in Virginia.
I've found no evidence he was ever married to anyone other than Sarah, surname unknown.
He certainly had at least two daughters, and possibly others, but the name of only one is known - Rhoda Land
His son Bejamin is proven by direct documentation. Joseph names him as "my son".
His son Moses in proven by multiple proximity and process of elimination
His son, Joseph Jr. is proven by proximity and process of eliniation
His son, Abraham, is proven by proximity and process of elimination.
His sons Lewis and John are proven by circumstantial evidence.
He has possible, but unproven sons, Rueban and William, both of whom could also have been nephews, or brothers.
He's certainly related to Ephraim, but the relationship is undeterminable.
I do believe your Jesse Land is related to John Land, husband of Nightingale Land, and son of Joseph Land. I question only whether or not the relationship was through one of John's brothers. I think it's there, but if your years of research haven't found it among Joseph Land's sons, maybe it's somewhere else.
And please don't give up! Thomas and Joseph Land are almost certainly descended from an unknown Land family, one of several, who arrived at an early date, and in the early years, always lived in burned counties. That makes their ancestors extremely diffucult to find and connect.
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