I'm trying to determine whether my wife and I are cousins. If Francis Ivey/Ivie, b. 1716 in North Carolina, is the father of both Lott (b. ca. 1740) and Elisha (b. ca. 1746), then I think I'm onto something. But I can't determine whether he is. Can anyone help? (I've posted this on the Ivey forum, too.)
I descend from Vardaman/Virdeman Ivey/Ivie, whose daughter Matilda married Jacob House. Vardaman is the son of ELISHA, according to a couple of postings online.
My wife descends from Anderson Ivie, whose daughter Polly Ann married Ezekiel Billington. Anderson supposedly is the son of LOTT.
On both sides, they were in Tennessee and wound up in Missouri. Does this ring a bell with anyone? I'd be very grateful for any help.