Fleming Family


Another mystery! According to family records, Julia Fleming was born 31 Mar 1752 and died 28 Nov 1823. She married Church Ballentine (1752-1804) on September 5, 1782, in Southampton County, Virginia, but I haven't found any evidence so far that they lived there, nor do I know where either is buried.

Julia is my earliest strictly female-line ancestor, so I have her mitochondrial DNA. That's an especially compelling reason for me to find out who her parents were, and where she came from.

One possible clue is that they named a son Mason Ballentine. Were there Masons in her ancestry? Does anyone by any chance know of a Mason - Fleming couple in southeastern Virginia?

Julia Fleming's mitochondrial DNA

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Elizabeth Harris, ncgen@mindspring.com