Check out my tree at http://trees.ancestry.com/tree/12454240/person/-136407501?ms...
that has his middle name shown as Curlee on a deed from Wright County, MO back in the 1860s. He never signed his name with a middle name.
That tree has his parents TENTATIVELY shown as Bartlett Edmonds and Lizzie Stegall and the reasons they are our best hope so far.
Another tree without images is at http://worldconnect.rootsweb.ancestry.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op...
(THIS IS THE NEWER tree because the last time we tried to update it the old name wouldn't load all the page. It was trying to leave out 326 (or so?) people so we had to rename it. Sorry for the inconvenience of having to search the index for Calvin Curlee Edmonds).
Until we get more DNA testing on the Edmonds descendants and upload the RAW data for free to GEDmatch to see if we match all the other Edmonds/Stegall lines out there we may never know . . . and the longer we wait . . . .
I used AncestryDNA test and it would be interesting for a few people to do the test who do NOT HAVE A TREE POSTED ON ANCESTRY to see if they connect. Ancestry recently revised their algorithm and a huge percentage of everyone's results fell off because the Ancestry software stopped relying on name matches in family trees.
Family Tree Maker also has a good test that can be uploaded to GEDmatch. 23+Me makes it hard for matches to connect with each other.
We need the lines down from
aLydia Edmonds (Bradford/Bell);
Jonathan Eli Edmonds;
Alexander --through Sarah, Thomas and Kinzy.
Strength in numbers and all that.
My GEDmatch Kit number is A190906.
Everyone please post your Kit number below so we can all check.
(CALVIN'S SISTERS MARRIED DEVORE, BENNETT, MOORE, CLARK AND COATES. Some of their descendants' last names are McCommis, Mc Commas, Bohannan, Sparks, etc._