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Who were Elias Homesley's Parents?

From Ray Homesley's book "Benjamin Homesley and His Descendants" are found Benjamin Homesley's children and Joseph Homesley's children.

Children of Benjamin Homesley and Jemima Self: Joseph, Stephen, Doshia, Jean and Ana
Children of Joseph Homesley and Mary Smith: Garnet, John, Burrell, Patcy, Sarah, Polly and Chaney
Both of these Homesley families lived in Lincoln County, North Carolina.
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To whom was Elias Homesley born? We know he was born about 1796 in North Carolina, and that he married Olliss who was born in Kentucky.

Joseph (Benjamin's son) married Barbary Fulks about 1805. On the 1810 census, Joseph and Barbary had three sons under 10 years of age. This rules out Joseph and Barbary as Elias' parents as Elias would have been about 14 in 1810.Stephen Homesley (Benjamin's son) married Esther Roberts in 1809. This rules out Stephen and Esther as Elias' parents.
Burrell Homes…

Homesley Marriages and Census Records Reveal Ties to 1796 North Carolina Roots

I want to welcome the first of my contributing authors, Greg Holmes. Greg has been researching the Holmes / Holmesly / Homsley line for quite some time and after a lot of conversation by email between Greg, his cousin Len, and myself, we think we are cousins, trying to prove the connection back to Joseph Homesly. Greg and Len are building a huge database. Len will tell you more about it in another post. If any of my Homsley kin are interested in having a DNA test or have already had one done, please contact us, it would be extremely helpful in the research.

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I understand it that your (Judith Richards Shubert) Homsley line goes back to William Holmsley 1825-1901 who married Callie Catherin Martin.

A search of marriage records of upper northwest Alabama, Lauderdale County and surrounding counties in Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee shows:
1- Dorinda Homesley married Elbert Spain 3 April 1844 in Lauderdale County, Alabama
2-Minerva Homesley married Jeremiah Gray 7 April 18…