This week I was able to add a third cousin to chromosome 20 on my mother's chart. This segment can now be named Forgey/Roller after the most recent ancestral couple they share, i.e. Andrew Forgey and Anna Roller.
Marking my well documented known lines helps to eliminate these chromosome regions as areas associated with my brickwall lines.
Right now I'm examining segments on chromosome 5 and 18 as possibly relating to my Campbell family brickwall. I'm looking for the names of the parents of Sarah Campbell, who married Anderson Wray 1833 Indiana, and her place of birth in Tennessee.
I've found the common ancestors for many of our predicted high quality matches at AncestryDNA. My mother and I have had a high quality match for years at Ancestry that I can't place. The fact this match has Campbell ancestors from Tennessee is a possible promising lead for my Sarah Campbell's family. Since this person recently uploaded their raw data to Family Tree DNA I've been able to compare her with others sharing segments on chromosome 5 and 18.
I've examined the trees of matches on Chromsome 5 and 18. I've determined that segments running up to the promising Campbell matches' segments on Chromosome 18 are most likely Wray family cousins. Several also share the Campbell surname, but several don't. Since they don't overlap these segments could come from different ancestors.
I've found more Campbell descendants who share segments on both Chromosome 5 and 18.
Paper trails and DNA don't always match up because there can be unknown adoptions, and affairs that no one is aware of. I have a Browning line that also traces back to Greene County, Tennessee. There would have to be some sort of unknown Browning blood relationship at the Reuben Morton and Mary Campbell generation, or before, for these segments to be Browning.
Not being completely confident that these Campbell matches actually do match us through the surname Campbell I need to find more information to confirm or eliminate this line as contributing to this DNA. If more descendants of James Campbell and Susannah match us DNA wise that would strongly suggest Sarah Campbell-Wray's family originally came from Greene County, Tennessee. William M. Campbell is thought to be James' father. He settled in Greene County, Tennessee very early. It would be helpful if matches other than one particular line matched us. So far I can't find any other matches with trees tracing back to this family, but I will continue to check for anyone posting such a tree, or testing in the future.
I plan on continuing to search records and check DNA matches, especially on chromosomes 5 and 18, in hopes of finally solving this Campbell mystery.