I think we are trying to get as many male Clinard in TN to do DNA as we can to find the missing link. I emailed the hand-written family tree to both of them, and they were delighted to finally have the missing piece of the puzzle.
David Clinard’s line in GA and my line in MI match DNA for a common ancestor. It connected Joseph and Lawrence Clinard, my direct ancestor seven generations back that left North Carolina about 1805 and settled in Robertson County, Tennessee.
Peter and Anthony Hinkle were related by marriage to Lawrence Clinard and they must have either traveled with him or joined him in Tennessee. I was delighted to find the original surveys of Tennessee land grants purchased by Lawrence and Joseph “Jodie” Clinard beginning in 1819.
The first mention of Lawrence and the Hinkle brothers was in an 1807 Robertson County court order for them to participate in road maintenance work, which was required of all home/land owners in the county. I made several trips to the Tennessee State Archives in Nashville, where I found a few items.
She was born about 1796 in Virginia (also gleaned from census records in the later 1800s).