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David Blevins

David Blevins

Male Abt 1776 -

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  • Name David Blevins 
    Born Abt 1776 
    Gender Male 
    Died Tennesse Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I8098  Yatesville History & Genealogy
    Last Modified 7 Apr 2021 

    Father James Blevins,   b. Abt 1750 
    Family ID F3794  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah Torbett,   b. Abt 1777, South Carolina Find all individuals with events at this location 
     1. William A. Blevins,   b. 15 Jan 1802, Sullivan, Tennesse Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 6 Oct 1873, Independence, Arkansas Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 71 years)
     2. Hugh Torbett Blevins,   b. 1805,   d. 26 Aug 1836  (Age 31 years)
     3. John Torbett Blevins,   b. 22 Jan 1811, Sullivan, Tennesse Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 2 Nov 1857  (Age 46 years)
    Last Modified 3 Jul 2022 
    Family ID F3761  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • David Blevins was my 4th great-grandfather; I am a descendant of David and Sarah's oldest son Hugh T. Blevins. Along with my DNA results, we have results for a descendant of David's youngest son, John T. Blevins. Both of us share two specific and unusual mutations, one of which is unique only to us and the other of which is found in a few other Blevins lines of northeastern TN. David was almost certainly a brother to Hardin Blevins and the main reason I have offered to pay for a Hardin descendant DNA test is to prove or disprove this relationship. Moses and Allen Blevins may have been David's brothers as well - they certainly moved in the same circles - but I am trying to get DNA evidence on these men as well. I believe it is more likely that Allen was a nephew or cousin instead of a brother.

      We have one (and only one) piece of documentary evidence relative to David's father. One of Hardin's grandsons wrote in his 1918 journal that Hardin's father was named James Blevins. If David and Hardin really were brothers, then David's father was also James Blevins. There is a deeply rooted tradition that David's mother was named Margaret Hardin. I have located the original source of this tradition and I can tell you there is absolutely no evidence to support it. David's mother's name remains an unknown.

      We have a wealth of circumstantial evidence that places both David and Hardin (and several of the oldest children) in Sullivan County, TN prior to their move to the Hiwassee District (Rhea and Meigs Counties, TN) in the 1820s. I have spend literally thousands of hours over the past several years examining the Blevins groups of northeast TN, trying to uncover and prove David's pedigree. I'd be happy to share my research with you if you are interested. Please contact me off list at yairi@lhtot.com

      Rob Blevins