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Early Compton family of Russell County, Va website

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Early Compton family of Russell County, Va website

Posted: 24 Nov 2013 7:31PM GMT
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Edited: 24 Nov 2013 7:33PM GMT
Here is my website honoring the early Compton family from Russell County, Va. It focuses on the Compton pioneers of the county, i.e. Jeremiah Compton Sr., David Compton, Thomas Compton and Rev. War James Compton.

This may ruffle a few feathers of the Benjamin Wallace Compton family who have always held Ben was a son of John Compton III of Tazewell based on a statement by Hannibal Compton years ago.
Now Y-DNA testing and a very strong paper trail tells us Benjamin Wallace Compton was not from the Tazewell County Compton family but from the Russell County Compton family (as his death certificate states!). His most likely father was Thomas Compton of early Russell County as the paper trail indicates. Although I do encourage you to do your own research and evaluate the Y-DNA and the paper trail to make your own decision about the parents of Ben Wallace Compton.
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brettc14 25 Nov 2013 2:31AM GMT 
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