I am descended from Samuel A. Tatum (b: 1805), son of John Tatum, and Lucinda Tatum (b: 1810), daughter of Nicholas Seawood Tatum (b: 1786) - who was the son of Samuel Tatum (b: c. 1746).
Recently I participated in the DNA project and found out that I was descended from the Key family on my paternal side and not the Tatum familly. I confirmed this same result with another Tatum descendant from this same family line who also turned up as a Key after DNA testing. This would appear to mean that my ancestor John Tatum was adopted by a Tatum (but who??) and married a Tatum - which explains why a Tatum married a Tatum. This John Tatum also seems to be associated with the Fulliloves that married into the Tatum family.
Has anyone else had this experience? Also, have any descendants of Samuel Tatum's sons participated in the DNA project?
I look forward to hearing from a cousin.....
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