m. 5 Nov 1779 Guilford County, North Carolina
Facts and Events
Worth S. Ray in his error-filled book Tennessee Cousins, lists Robert w/ wife Elizabeth Shaw and some correct children as son of Rev. David and Elizabeth Catlett. It’s unclear where “Rev. David” came from or how he was tied by Ray to Robert, other children, and various siblings. Descendants of Robert and supposed other son William do not match each other. Neither matches those connected with “Old Samuel of Spartenburg”, supposedly Rev. David’s brother. We have found evidence of another David who is likely Samuel’s brother. That leaves it technically possible that Rev. David is Robert’s father, and that all Ray’s other connections are incorrect.
As noted below, Ray combined several families - he also thinks there is a connection to William Morrow m. Ann Mebane. If he’s talking about William Morrow of Knox Co, TN, he married Isabella Mebane and was born in Ireland. There is no descendant currently in the project from that family.
Worth’s notes (known corrections in brackets, I'm sure there are more):
DNA of descendants of sons John and Hugh has been matched.
Those descendants also match 21/25 with those in the Flat River Morrows, also known as Group 2 on this list of participants. That may indicate no relationship, or, with data from additional participants, a distant relationship prior to colonial times.