How I Became An O’Sheal.

 

MY GG Grandfather, Thompson Chumley, b. 1820, SC, in 1896 he applied to the federal government claiming the O’Shields were Cherokee Indians. (His application was rejected.)
My brother’s Y-DNA Matches O’Shields males whose ancestors settled in Spartanburg, SC, about 1769 after they departed from St. George Parish in the Colony of Georgia. One other male Chumley who descends from Thompson Chumley also matched the male O’Shields line. He is my 2nd cousin. Both male Chumleys match 100% in 37/37 markers