HIGH LEVEL OVERVIEW:
William Thomas Poore was born in 1857 to Elizabeth Jean Poore 1841-1893. Elizabeth is the daughter of Jesse Poore 1770-1860. William was born out of wedlock and the information passed down through the family is that his father was an Evans. With the DNA evidence from the DNA Source matches listed below, we believe this to be correct.
Based on DNA evidence (Autosomal & Y-DNA) of the sources listed below, we believe two options are possible:
Nathan Peyton Evans Jr. 1836-1930 is the father of William T. Poore 1857-1925.
Another male from the Nathan Peyton Evans Jr. family line is the father of William T. Poore.
Information about Nathan Peyton Evans Jr.’s line
George Edward Evans 1760–1838
BIRTH 1760 • Halifax, Halifax, Virginia, United States
DEATH 8 MAR 1838 • Jefferson City, Jefferson, Tennessee, USA
Nathan Peyton Evans Sr. 1789–1862
BIRTH 1789 • Bedford, Tennessee, United States
DEATH 28 FEB 1862 • Bedford, Tennessee, USA
Nathan Peyton Evans Jr. 1836–1930
BIRTH 31 MAY 1836 • Bedford, Tennessee, USA
DEATH 24 MAR 1930 • Shelbyville, Bedford, Tennessee
Nathan Peyton Evans Jr’s uncle, Elijah Evans 1786–1842, lived in Claiborne, Tennessee just miles away from Jesse Poore 1770-1860 and his daughter Elizabeth Jean Poore 1841-1893. Elijah’s family ran the Evans Inn on the Clinch River. Although Nathan Peyton Evans Jr’s family lived over 200 miles away in Bedford, Tennessee, it’s not out of the question that he visited Claiborne, Tennessee multiple times over the years to see his extended family. During this time, he could have met Jesse Poore’s daughter Elizabeth Jean Poore.
The book “And this is our heritage” by Esther Moreland Leithold has many stories about this Evans family in Tennessee.
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Information about William Thomas Poore’s line
Jesse Poore 1770-1860
BIRTH 1770 • Sullivan, North Carolina, USA
DEATH 1860 • Tazewell, Claiborne, Tennessee
Mary E Morris 1804–1880
BIRTH ABT 1804 • North Carolina
DEATH JAN 1880 • Claiborne, Tennessee
Elizabeth Jean Poore 1841–1893
BIRTH 18 OCT 1841 • Claiborne, Tennessee
DEATH 11 DEC 1893 • Claiborne, Tennessee
Son of Elizabeth:
William Thomas Poore (Evans) 1857–1925
BIRTH 27 JUL 1857 • Claiborne County, TN
DEATH 21 OCT 1925 • Claiborne County, TN
William Thomas Poore was born on July 27, 1857 when Elizabeth Jean Poore was 15 years old. On March 11, 1858 she married Robert Hicks. Along with Elizabeth, Robert raised William T. Poore as his own.