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Looking for The Ancestry of Robert M. Stothart

I am looking for the ancestors of Robert M. Stothart. The story goes is is that he, and his brother William, ( they might have been twins we don't know) came over from Scotland to America and settled in what later became the state of Tennessee. Robert was born about 1766 in Dumfries, Midlothian, Scotland. He is married in May 25 1795 in Midlothian, Scotland to Elizabeth Paterson.

The earliest American record we have of him, are bills of payment in 1797 sent to him or to his customers for payment. the Next is that he and his brother both serve as postmasters in davidson Co. Tennessee. William serves in 1801. Robert serves in 1802. While William moves to Pennsylvania, Robert chooses to stay in Davidson Co., Tennessee in what eventually becomes Nashville.
It is Family lore among my branch of Stotharts that Robert traveled several times back and forth to Scotland, after making his home here in the states.

Again I am looking for his Ancestry.

Malinda Dance

I am reseaching the dance family. My great great great grandmother is Melinda/Malinda Dance. She married J. G. Vail, who became a Brigadier General in the Union Army. I'm looking for her parents and possibly grandparents.

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