UPDATE: It's amazing what can change in just a few days. After posting this my father-in-law's Y-DNA (37) results came in and he has three confirmed (genealogically) matches to descendants of William Coomer and Sukea Beasley from Stokes County, North Carolina! All three matches descend from three different sons of William and Sukea - bonus. … Continue reading Will the correct James Coomer please stand up?
So…I went fishing. I was hoping to catch a big fish or two. I had a methodical laundry list of non-digitized books and microfilms as bait for big fish. And what did I catch? Nothing. Yes, my trip to Salt Lake City was a bust. About the only thing I accomplished was validating that my … Continue reading Fishing in Salt Lake
Right to the point…don’t submit more than 1 test at a time. So, here’s what happened to me this past week. I’ve come to my wit's end on the brick walls surrounding Edward Coomer and Darthulia Tarter. My sister-in-law bought DNA tests some years ago for her parents and I decided it was time to … Continue reading Coomer: New Lessons Learned in DNA
I have been attempting to methodically piece together how all these Kentucky Coomer's may be related. Edward is still an enigma for me, and his proposed familial connections are equally exacerbating. In my first post for Edward, I identified a known brother and a possible brother. 1. Andrew Coomer, husband of Elizabeth Tarter, is … Continue reading Possible Relations of Edward Coomer
I used my husband’s family to write a paper for my Genealogical College Certificate which I share here today for other Coomer researchers. There are many issues surrounding Edward, so this may be a multi-part topic. Coomer research is purely speculative and I have a lot of references that are not cited on this blog. … Continue reading Edward Coomer