Karl M Thacker
About a year ago I discovered my YDNA simply did not match to any known Thacker record. Instead I match closely to Swift, as well as a couple of Sanders and Knuckles/Nuckolls. The Swift I tie to are descendants of the Flower Swift family.
After a whole lot of looking for any Who, When and Where that would explain the situation with my not matching other descendants of the Louisa Co., VA & Vinton Co., Ohio, Thackers, it is now 99% certain that my own grandfather, Wilmer Charles Thacker, b 1910, Baring, Knox County, Missouri, was not fathered by a Thacker. Comparisons on GEDMatch and Ancestry DNA with the children of my paternal uncle, as well as with children of Wilmer's own sister, it is clear that myself and the children of my uncle fall on one side, and that the son of my grandfather's sister falls on another. There are people on what should be the father Thacker's side that I and the uncles sons do not link to, but that the great-aunt's son does link to. Several people...
At this point in time I have a Swift living, literally, down the street from my great-grandparents at the time of my grandfather's birth in 1910. And now that part of the research beings.
If anyone has details on a Charles Swift, abt 1890, Tennessee, living in Baring, Knox Co., Missouri, in 1910, I'd appreciate anything you can pass along. Thank you
My lineage for the time is:
Wilmer C Thacker Sr, b 1910, Baring, Missouri
James M Thacker, b 1936, Des Moines, Iowa
Karl Thacker, b 1968, Des Moines, Iowa