The more I research the more confusing it becomes, so here goes:
I know for sure that Sam W Moreland b. 15 Dec1810 Jackson Co Tn, d.19 Dec 1817 Burnet Co Tx mar. Mary Pendleton Huges bet. 1845-1846 Jackson Co Tn, she died 3 Nov 1919 in Burnet Co Tx. They came from Tn to Tx in 1858
Sam’s parents were John and Eve (Eva) Spoon, and John’s father was William, motherposs. Nancy Kimbrough
Here is where it starts to go wrong…
Chart of John Graves shows children of Thomas Kimbrough and Eleanor Graves to include Nancy Kimbrough mar. William Moreland, but no dates, it did show Thomas died abt 1777 in Caswell Co NC
Colonial America Moreland site under NC Morelands shows William Morland s/o John & Dorothy Morland b. ca 1729 York Co Va, d. 1816 Surry Co NC, “said to have married” Nancy Kimbrough and shows 3rd child John born ca. 1778
To add to the confusion add’l records show William b 1752 NC, d.1777 Surry Co NC mar Nancy Kimbrough b.1754 NC d.1817 Surry Co NC
Henry Turner b 25 Sept 1721 mar (Nancy) Ann Kimbrough d/o Thomas & Eleanor
Holt Family Tree has William b 1752 VA
Moreland Muster has William born ca 1729 York Co Va
Info taken from Genealogical Abstracts from reported Deaths, Obit in Christian Advocate Nashville Tenn states, JohnMoreland son of William and Sarah Moreland (ok who is this Sarah?)b March 1, 1772 (how did they come by the date) died August 10, 1853 mar in Surry Co NC January 8, 1801 settled in Jackson Co ….it goes on to name his wife Eve Spoon, but DOB is different, on the same sheet it names Rev Jesse Moreland (now my family records given while some of those people were still alive states that Sam father had a brother named Luther Jesse or Jesse Luther)
Another site shows William born 1720 died 01 Dec 1798 mar to Sarah French b 20 Jan 1715 d 1 Dec 1798, but she would be too old to be John’s mother
I first thought that William had two wives, John & Joseph’s mother was Sarah and she died soon after John was born and he remarried Nancy, seems to be a false trail.
Just to recap I have John born 1772, 1777, 1778, William b ca 1729, 1752 &1720, William married to Sarah French and Nancy Kimbrough; Nancy Kimbrough mar to William Moreland and Henry Turner.
Can anyone help with the confusion John and William are giving me a headache!