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Elizabeth Wampler was born about 1820 in Scott County, Virginia. She died about 1880. She was buried in Old Sanders Cemetery, 4 Mile Creek, Lincoln County, West Virginia.
Elizabeth married Harrison Bolton McClellan in Scott County, Virginia. Harrison was born about 1814 in Scott County, Virginia.

She is descended from Hans Peter WAMPLER. I had been told they were Hugeunots, but lately have run across some information that indicates they are melungeon (also called tri-racial isolates the m-word seems to have had a bad history). This information that in Europe they have been Jewish.

I would appreciate any information on whether to pursue this inquiry or just list it as a family myth.



Elizabeth is my 2nd great grand aunt. Her line, starting with her parents:
John Wampler (1781 Montgomery Co., VA) m Elizabeth Steffey
George Wampler (1757 Lancaster Co., PA - 1837 Wythe Co., VA) m. Anna Marie --?--
Hans Michael Wampler (1724 - 1784 Wythe Co., VA) m. Anna Elizabeth --?--
Hans Peter (1701 Alsace - 1749 Lancaster Co., PA - ) m. Anna Veronica Lung