Haygood & Belton Research Update 01JAN21- ancestry.com


Archibald & Nora Green McNair Family
Coffee Springs, Alabama (ca. 1900)
The Legacy Of Archibald and Nora McNair - Huey L. Cobb (author)

Roy W. Haygood III

  • Webpage authored 01JAN21 (revised 06JAN21)
  • The purpose of this page is present details to support recent changes to my Haygood & Belton Research on ancestry.com 01JAN21 - specific records identified below are attached to individual profiles in ancestry.com
    • Archibald McNair maternal update


Jane McNair (ca. 1875)

  • Jane McNair - my 3rd great-grandmother - Mother of Archibald McNair (1855-1950)
    • I am ancestryDNA Matched to five (5) of her descendants - previously unknown to me
    • 1870 US Federal Census
      • Alabama > Bullock > Indian Creek (page 8 of 30)
      • Line 37 - Recorded age 30 - inferred birth 1840
      • Place of birth - Alabama
      • Dwelling  32


Archibald & Nora
Coffee Springs, Alabama (ca. 1900)

  • Archibald & Nora Green McNair - my 2nd great-grandparents
    • I am ancestryDNA Matched to dozens of their descendants - previously known but no DNA test confirmation (my ancestryDNA test complete NOV20)
    • 1870 US Federal Census - Archibald
      • Alabama > Bullock > Indian Creek (page 9 of 30)
      • Line 1 - Recorded age 14
      • Place of birth - Alabama
      • Present in Dwelling 62 with Richard McNair and Jane McNair
        • No relationship indicated
  • Gilbert and Alexander McNair (brothers w/ adjacent census entries - former slave owners)
    • 1870 US Federal Census
      • Alabama > Bullock > Indian Creek (page 7 of 30)
  • 1880 US Federal Census (ongoing proximity)
    • Alabama > Bullock > Indian Creek > Enumeration District No. 034​
      • Richard and Jane McNair (page 14 of 23)
      • Archibald and Nora McNair (page 18 of 23)
      • Gilbert McNair (page 10 of 23)
      • Alexander McNair (page 13 of 23)
  • Conclusions
    • Given Archibald McNair birth in 1855 and the proximity of at least four (4) McNair surnamed slave owners John, Alexander, Gilbert and Thomas (see below) - establishing absolutely Archibald's father is perhaps impossible. Although very capable, ancestry.com ThruLines and DNA Matches alone, do not determine family tree structure. Census records, death records, marriage records and property records are essential. Miscegenation during slavery in the US cannot be ignored.
    • Jane McNair would have been a young woman in 1854 and at that time, possibly Archibald's future mother. My ancestryDNA match with five (5) of her descendants suggests Jane to be a Common Ancestor. I choose to designate her as a 3rd Great-Grandmother in my Haygood & Belton Research on ancestry.com. I have known of her existence since 1998, from the 1870 US Census and now thanks to DNA, I have properly identified her.

Note: Gilbert McNair, brother of Alexander McNair is also a possible father of Archibald McNair. As are John McNair and Thomas McNair identified below. I continue to investigate. Also, in my Haygood & Belton Tree, Richard McNair is designated as the father of Jane's children to the right.

 



The Geneva County Reaper - Alabama
26JUN1947

  • Births
    • Archibald McNair 1855
      • Indian Creek - Bullock County (formerly Barbour) - Alabama
    • Nora Green 1856
      • Midway - Bullock County (formerly Barbour) - Alabama
  • Marriage
    • Georgia 1871



Archibald & Nora Headstones
Coffee Springs, Alabama

 

  • Archibald McNair paternal suggestion(s)
    • McNair Surnamed Slave Owners per Slave Census Records - List currently includes four (4) individuals
      • Daniel McNair (1777-1839) - Son of Malcolm McNair ancestry.com referenced below 
        • John McNair (1810-1857)
          • 1850 US Federal Census - Slave Schedule
            • Alabama > Barbour > Division 23
        • Alexander McNair (1821-1897)
          • 1850 US Federal Census - Slave Schedule
            • Alabama > Barbour > Division 23
          • 1860 US Federal Census - Slave Schedule
            • Alabama > Pike > Eastern Division
        • Gilbert McNair (1827-1906)
          • I am ancestryDNA Matched to one of his descendants
          • 1860 US Federal Census - Slave Schedule
            • ​Alabama > Pike > Eastern Division
      • Gilbert McNair (1795-1839) - Son of Malcolm McNair ancestry.com referenced below 
        • Thomas McNair (1825-1897)
          • I am ancestryDNA Matched to one of his descendants
          • 1850 US Federal Census - Slave Schedule
            • Georgia > Pulaski > District 69
          • 1850 Marriage to Masedonia Crocker
            • Barbour County Alabama
          • 1850 US Federal Census
            • Alabama > Barbour > Division 23
          • 1870 US Federal Census
            • Alabama > Pike > Grimes


Malcolm McHenry McNair 1755-1800 - Ancestry®