A new YDNA project attempting to tie males with any variant of the surname Nipp/Knipp to their immigrant ancestors. This project is for males with any variation of the Nipp/Knipp surname, or males who suspect they are from that surname line. Thus, the individual who tests must be a male who wants to check his direct paternal line (father's father's father's...) with a Y-DNA12, Y-DNA37, Y-DNA67, or Y-DNA111 test and who has one of the surnames listed for the project, or genetically matches one of the surnames in the project.
Although females do not carry their father's Y-DNA, those who would like to check their father's direct paternal line can have a male relative with his surname order a Y-DNA test.
Looking for ancestral information on William James Chancellor. Here's what I have found.
Born 1822/23 in South Carolina (per census)
Married Amelia J MNU (b 1827 in NC) in 1913 in Pike County, Alabama
Died on 23 Nov 1914 in Pike County, Alabama
Sarah A - b 1845
Elizabeth J - b 1848 - Never married
William P - b 1851
James Edward - b 1853 - d 1933
Mary Miranda (Maranda) - b 1859 - d 1930
1860 Federal Census
AL Civil War muster rolls (entered on 13 Jul 1861, 1st Alabama Infantry, Co G)
US General Land Office records (Certificate #s 1522, 17734, 17735)
entry in Alabama Death Records database
Their son, James Edward, and his family, as well as many other relatives, were buried at Ebenezer First Cemetery in Pike County, AL. I have been unable to find a church association for William James or Amelia J Chancellor, or for their other children.
Any information you can provide about William's parents, siblings or other relatives would be greatly appreciated.
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