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Benjamin Wallace Compton DNA results NOT son of John Compton of Tazewell

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Benjamin Wallace Compton DNA results NOT son of John Compton of Tazewell

Posted: 9 Aug 2013 8:18PM GMT
Classification: Query
As expected the DNA of Benjamin Wallace Compton (1827-1893) of Buchanan County, VA DID NOT MATCH with the Tazewell County,VA Comptons. It did match with the Comptons of Russell County (Thomas and Jeremiah Compton) as expected by the paper trail.

The statement by Hannibal Compton to Comptonology in the 1940's when he said Benjamin Wallace Compton was the son of John Compton of Tazewell County is completely wrong.

The true father of Benjamin Wallace Compton was Thomas Compton (1787-1855)of early Russell County records then Pike Co, KY. The paper trail points to Thomas as the father but researchers took Hannibal's statement as fact and would not hear otherwise (even the DAR organization took Hannibal's word as true!!). Now we know the true story DNA does not lie. This also proves John Allen Compton, known brother of Benjamin Wallace Compton, was also a son of Thomas Compton.

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