My name is Steve Kelly or (echols, Rowland, flippo) LOL. At this point in my searching, it wouldn't surprise me if I'm my own Grandpaw.
I have a close Y match with William Dennis Echols and also two Flippo gentlemen and a couple of Rowlands. I would very much like to pursue these and sort out connections. My male ancestors appear to have been in Virginia in the 1700s and then migrated into Kentucky. I can find Rowlands and Flippos around my Kellys in the early to mid 1800s, but am having trouble finding any Echols in close proximity at that time. The civil war years could have been the time frame when Y-DNA mixing happened in this case - lots of men fighting in other areas of the country than their home state.
please contact me if you can help. Thanks, Steve firstname.lastname@example.org