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|The name Stapleton occurs in my registered pedigree along the ascending line Hester/Bland/Nicholas/Carter/Ludlow/Windsor/Stapleton. But this connection is 25 generations back.
But we do get into the gentry with Nicholas and nobility with Windsor, and these people usually married within their class so there are any number of maternal lines where the common ancestor may be.
To the right there are six screenshots of a mutually matching group except for Mumma and Reynolds. But Reif has two matches and I have one and the 3 seem to be related to each other. Reif and I also match two different Reynolds who seem to be related to each other. Reif also has a Robinson match and I have a few of them. My Robinson connection is most likely Ar10 John Armistead who is on my maternal grandmother's paternal line, but Robinson is also a Sept of Clann Gunn, of which I have Wilson and Jamison.
There may be one pair of common ancestors for all of us or there may be two or more ancestors on different sides that some of share
Ronnie Reynolds is a double descendant of John
Workman, brother of James Workman Wo6 who is in my paternal grandmother's maternal line.
However Reif's screenshots show a match of four with her on chr 7 and of the fifth and two of these four on chr 2.
Matches as seen by Reif.
Matches as seen by Reif.
Matches as seen by Reif
Matches as seen by Reif.
Ingalls has Workman and Wickoff ancestors, as does Reynolds. Waren has a Reynolds ancestor. Blackley is all Scottish with MacDonald and Mitchell ancestors, all born in Scottland.
Matches as seen by Reif.
|A match on chromosome 1 with Shane Edward Malone that completely matches
that of Jerry Allen Anderson but is not as long as the one I have with
Lois Marie Cress, who offers a few names, but only Wilson fits.
Among the names listed by Shane Edward Malone only Carter of virginia, Kingsmill, Marshal, Randall, Talbott, Terrell of Virginia ring a bell. The 2nd and 3rd are rather ancient ancestors for me, while the others might make you a 6 to 9th cousin.
Sharon Peach says a Cress ancestor in the Terrill/Tyrell line was Jane
Melisa Terrill born about 1845 in Vermont, USA to David Terrill (b. about
1815 VT) and Emelia/Emma C. Unknown (born about 1816 VT). Jane had two
brothers – William H. Terrill and Henry Terrill (also born in VT). Jane
M Terrill married Robert S. McLean in Hancock CO, IL. They eventually moved
|The matches with Tye, Cooter and Hyatt on chr 12 indicate a descent from the martyr Rowland Taylor,
while thos with the latter two on 1 and 2 may be from more recent ancestors. After receiving my report
on this Brenda Cooter wrote, "My grandmother was leola Winkler of Blowing Rock, NC .Her mother was Lelia
Taylor and her father Johm Winkler of Boone, NC.My grandmother leola taylor Winkler married Zeb Farthing
of Boone,NC. My father was John Henry Farthing of Boone".
The other matches between 2
or three of them on other chromosomes seem to establish mutual ancestry.
But to the right, we see that Tye also shares a match with me and two Nowegians Dahling and Nordbye on chr 1 while sharing a short match with one of the two Hvidstens on chr 15. This seems to be due to either descent from Scottish-Viking clans or English-Norman descent or from the Taylor-Swinderby marriage which turns up 4 times in my maternal grandmother's ancestry and is discussed below under chr 12 and chr 22 in connection with a match with the Norwegian, Terje Myhrvold.
|This is a group matching both me and Hyatt.
In addition Eaton shares my matches with Arlene Taylor and Elizabeth Smith, as we see to the right.
To the far right we see Hyatt's perspective: I have a definitive common match group of
Brock, Eaton, Jury, Lauer and Brixhoff. Lauer shows Taylor ancestry
and Edwards ancestry and the match with her on chr 22 looks like it is from Margaret Swinderby, the wife of Thomas Taylor.
My double Pope line has an Edwards marrying in on a collateral line which would not bring a
but if a Tucker or Pope married into her Edwards line it would. so we may expect such
a marriage in her ancestry.
Brock shows , also ancestors of my Popes.
as seen by Hyatt
as seen by Hyatt
as seen by Hyatt
as seen by Hyatt
as seen by Hyatt who has three different Taylor matches and a different Larson match.
as seen by Hyatt
|Cress has Terrell ancestry and shares the same match along chr 1 with Coalson, Atkisson, Stapleton
and Day as well as Burke.
To the right Day is compared with Davidson and Davis
To the right the names offered by Stewart Nelson are Nelson, Thomas and Dye which occur in some collateral lines and Brooks twice directly in my maternal grandmother’s quarter. Williams is a direct ancestor in my maternal grandfather’s paternal 8th. I suspect there is also a connection between this Williams and the George Williams who married Jean/Jane Pope b 1699/1715 d Apr 1732 in Overwarton Parish, Stafford Co Va
The match with him on chr 22 has been associated with Viking descent via the marriage of Thomas Taylor to the Danish Margaret Swinderby, but also via various Scottish clans of Viking descent, in my case Cumming.
Donachie shares many of my maternal grandmother's lines, moat closely Fontaine more likely seen on chr 6, but also Sprigg and Nuthall, which may be the match on chr 5.
|The match of all on chr 1 must be from one of the multiple relationships between Donachie and me named below.
The closest relationship between us is our ancestor's Fontaine/Terrell marriage making us 4th cousins and most
likely resulting in the longer match on chr 6.
To the right, she finds only Hamilton - another Fontaine descendant descended from William Maury Fontaine - as a common match.
|The very short match of 5 of us on chr 12 speaks for a distant common ancestor.
Michael Williams shows also Harris and Davenport as common ancestors: the former is a great grandmother for me, the latter far more remote. The Williams are probably also Pope descendants via George Williams who married Jean/Jane Pope b 1699/1715 d Apr 1732 in Overwarton Parish Va.
|Cooter matches with me in 3 ranges on chr 1. Lewis,
Rayburn and Brewer have a very short match with me on chr 6, the latter two with me on chr 2.
Wanglin and Lewis seem to have a rather long match with me on 17,
Rayburn and Wanglin seem to match me on 11.
And Wanglin and Brewer seem to match me on chr 5.
Only feed back from these test persons will resolve whether these matches are on the same chromosome of that number or some on my maternal chromosome and some on the paternal.
|Karolyn Mai Avery matches Cecil Carolyn Straub on chromosome 2.
Joseph Brock has match with Cecil Carolyn Straub which does not show here with me, while my match with him is likely to be either paternal over Gilbert or over Bland/Harris/Jamison/Frye, one of my three matches with Cecil Carolyn Straub seems to be Terrell. There seems to be a slight overlapping of Ewing with Roach and Harrison as well as Malone and Cress
Lois Marie Cress claims to have Terrill/Tyrell ancestors so this is a likely common ancestor.
|9 matching segments on Chromosome 2 and 4 with Samuel Eaton which may
be from one or two common ancestors. Further, you will see that Margaret
Elaine Brixhoff has an almost equally long matching segment on 2. I believe
this match with Eaton and Brixhoff is somewhere on my maternal side
while the others may be on my paternal side
Then Thomas Barnes and Lisa Kay Hughes match each other and have a shorter section matching the first two named on 2, while Richard Edward Chancey has a segment that overlaps a different part with Eaton and Brixhof on 2 and continues to match mine outside the match zone with Eaton and Brixhof.
Of Samuel's ancestors I have Hobson about ten generations back on both my maternal Grandmother’s Cary lines. And West you will find there about 15 generations back off my Carter/Ludlow/Windsor/Etchingham line. While it is possible that these distant reltionships of mine might be the source of the match, it seems more probable the match is to be found with Samuel's unknown father.
Richard Edward Chancey’s tree offers only Williams, Carter, Wright as names for a common ancestor with me, and all fairly remote, which is not surprising with the comparatively short matching segment. Wright I have paternally the others maternally. He may descend from George Williams who married Jean/Jane Pope b 1699/1715 d Apr 1732 in Overwarton Parish Va.
Thomas Barnes shows a Garland in his maternal line, which I have in a few places, but again rather remote among both maternal grandparents. A more complete tree might reveal other names though. Both my parents were from Kentucky too.
Lisa Kay Hughes ventures no names other than Hughes, which does occur in a few collateral lines of my maternal grandmother’s family. And Margaret Elaine Brixhoff’s short list fails to ring a bell with me.
We will probably have to wait until another match or two turns up with more complete pedigrees.
|Samuel Eaton shows a Hiatt on his maternal side and the patriarch
page of the Hyatt project shows two more geerations and a brothe Jesse
for Loretta. The wives here are Wilson, which I have among my Cary lines,
and Smith, which I also have as the daughter-in-law of Anne Cary.
There is a DNA match on chromosome 2 with Michael Cory Hyatt together with about 9 other samples all with varying degrees of segment overlapping. His extensive family tree offers many possible sources. The Wilson line may have a common ancestor in England though apparently not in Virginia. I have several Brereton connections far back in England. Hobson and West are the only other names we have in common with Samuel Eaton. My Frye line came over PA from Alsace. We also share Garland with another of these. And I have 3 Moores, Humphries, Harris,.
Arnstein Ingulf Olsen shows only a few rather Scandanavian names, which could be my Margaret Swinderby born in Copenhagen or along any of my Norman lines, which Michael Hyatt obviously has as well, snd hence Samuel Eaton too. The extension of the latter's chr 2 match to the left
|Arlene Rose Taylor has a very close match on this short mutual segment
with me. So I would expect Arlene to fit onto my Taylor pedigree
somewhere either off my Carys or off my most maternal line. Thees Taylor
lines both have Margaret Swinderby born in Copenhagen about 1500, which
would lead to Arnstein’s ancestors somewhere. Alternatively, there Viking
blood in most of my known earliest lines and the common ancestor(s) may
be 600 years earlier. Further the Carys of Bristol were seafaring people
as well as having Viking ancestry. And there might have been a Cary daughter
who married a Hobson, not just the other way around as I have.
Michael George Mackey has a short list of names that do not fit in with the others, although I have a McKay among my Prathers, and Elkins as a collateral line of my Patawomeck pedigree.
At present it seems that the right part of the matches goes back to Taylor and Swinderby while the left part is a regrouping around the Carter - Cary marriage or the Nicholas - Smith marriage or the Nicholas - Prather marriage which goes back maternally to my only McKay.
If this is all on my maternal side then the match on 4 with Eaton probably is too
Daniel Francis Smith matches me an several others on chr 22 in a range suspected of being inherited from the thomas Taylor/Margaret Swinderby marriage s.b. On chr 2 he seems to match Hyatt and Mackey and on chr 7 he seems to match Arlene Rose Taylor
|Jane Baker seems to match both Barrus (? bros) on chr 2 and has the characteristic Swinderby match on chr 22.|
|Berryman seems to be on my two Pope/Foote/Berryman lines. Brown has Bridges as an ancestor,
while this was the name of the second husband of my
Mary Sisson widow Pope. The son of her first marriage Nathaniel Pope III married Jane Brown,
the daughter of Original Brown and Jane Brooks. So the short
match of both Brooks and Brown with me on chr 2 seems to be from the latter union, while the short
match just to the right of that seems to be from the union of their grandson, Benjamin Pope, with
With both Brooks and Browne I would expert the common ancestor to be Brooke of Westmoreland
|Floyd Brown list Dungan as an ancestor, which may be a misspelling of or shift from Duncan,
of which I have two lines over my
maternal grandfather's paternal side. He also show Gilbert, Which I have on my
paternal grandfather's paternal side.
Bruegel shows Mitchell, which is the maidenname of my paternal grandfather's mother.
Joe Brown might share either of my maternal grandmother's Brown line, which are both on her mother's side via the Popes to Original Brown or over James Brown.
Bruce and Tye match each other
|An 8 segment match on chromosome 3 with Richard Earl Crouch, Michael
V Rogers overlaps on one end of this, while John Watkins matches with most
of the remaining segments but not with the latter. The gene regrouping
possibilities make it conceivable that these have just one common ancestor
or that they are from two or more ancestors in common.
G.M Goodwin probably matches only me on three as well as on chromsome 17, Walter Alcorn is also elsewhere.
Michael V Rogers shows his male line and the names of their spouses, the first being Vera louise Sutton, the secon Callie Pearl Green.
I do have Suttons and Greenes in various places 12 to 25 generations back, but the two other maternal line may have other names in maternal branchings as well.
|While the longer matches of Hartness on chr 3 do not all coincide with those of the other, the various
short matches on 2, 7, 12 and 16 make a common
ancestor for all of us seem likely.
|Five of us match on chromosome 3 over 11 to 14 segments.
My Maternal grandfather’s mother was a Harris of Bagdad Ky. But I cannot see your family names, nor for Darlene Faye Hatch, nor Betty Jean Markus.
James Miller Ross shows a splendid array of Scottish names that do not match mine except for Miller in Fauquier Co Va about 1740, where my Harris line may have come from and where I have a Miller on the maternal side of Kenton about 1730.
|Five of us match on chromosome 3 over 11 to 14 segments.
My maternal grandfather’s mother was a Harris of Bagdad Ky. But I cannot see your family names, nor for Darlene Faye Smotherman, nor Betty Jean Markus.
James Miller Ross shows a splendid array of Scottish names that do not match mine except for Miller in Fauquier Co Va about 1740, where my Harris line may have come from and where I have a Miller on the maternal side of Kenton about 1730.
|The rather identical match on Chromosome 3 with both Smotherman tests and that of James Edwin Harris together with the matches on 9 with the former and 15 and 16 with the latter indicate common ancestors for the four of us.|
|Sears and John E Harris (both two of my closest 10 DNA matches) show a closer relationship to me, Charles Stephanie and James somewhat more remote.
Only three of them match me on chr 3, but the matches on chr 1, 2, 5 7 10, 12 and 17 speak for a mutual
relationship of all 6 of us. As my maternal grandfather's mother was Levicy Jane Harris of Bagdad, Shelby Co Ky
and Sears had Harris ancestors in Mason and Barren Co Ky, this seems to be the connection.
To ther right are several comparisons matching me on chr 3, the long match with Sears indicates a closer relationship than with Bittner and Lowe Stephanie Harris with a short match ther for Dirker.
The matches on chr 12 and 22 reveal Taylor (or alternatively Gilbert)
and respectively Taylor/Swinderby descent.
And Dickerson does show Taylor ancestry as well as Terrell (this seems to be the longer match along chr 11),
Carter, Bruce, Payne, Wade, Cooke and Smith plus my collaterals
Pendleton, Scrope, Page, Harrison, Walton, Reynolds, Page and Edwards.
Kilian shows Cline from Alsace which is the area where both Gilbert and Frye passed through.
Stafan Froehlich writes "Peter Penner is my grandfather (father's father). I have three Mennonite lines (paternal Penner/ Peters) and my mother`s Mother (Rempel). The ancestors of my Froehlich grandfather were protestants and lived in Volhyn; Ukraine, and in Poland. I know little of my grandfathers paternal ancestors. His grandparents (Peter Penner (1855-?) and Helene Enns) were born in the Mennonite Molotschna, Ukraine, before the moved to Siberia. The surname Penner comes from the Netherlands. 80 % of the Mennonite Penner are related to each other. The y-dna haplogroup indicates, that our ancestor came from Spain or Northafrica to the Netherlands. About my grandfather's mothers (Helene Penner, nee Janzen), I know much more. A Johann Janzen was married to Anna Buller. The Buller line lived in the Mennonite Przechowka (westprussia) congregation 200 years. Heinrich Buller (1580) moved from Switzerland about Moravia to Przechowa, Westprussia. My other Mennonite ancestors from Przechowa (Cornelsen/ Unruh, Richerts) came from the Netherlands. (Schmidt/ Becker/ Fuhrmann) were Lutheran protestants in Westprussia before they become Mennonites. At Family finder I have no direct match to Lewis, Shortridge, Fenshaw, McCrimmon, Armstrong and Waren.".
To the far right there are three screenshot with Briley, Foehlich, Gray, Graybeal L´Heveder Olsen Nicholson
|The matches on chr 7, 10, and 12 are more indicative of a common ancestor than those on chr 3.|
|The rather identical match on Chromosome 3 with both Smotherman tests and that Of James Edwin Harris, Ross Markus together with the myriad of smaller matches on various other chromosomes indicate common ancestors for the six of us.|
|Although these White, Hayden, Ross, Hartness and Kellum seem to have longer matches with me elsewhere, there seems to be a cluster of mutual matches in the middle of chr 3 and elsewhere in various places between a two of them.|
|Sue Davis, Austin Jerry Ray and Elizabeth Smith match me on 4 over
most of the the same range as Samuel Eaton, see chr 2 above. This range
of match seems to be from either the Nicholas - Smith marriage then from
the latter or from the earlier Nicholas - Cary marriage then from the former
of these two.
Austin Jerry Ray has only Willson as bell ringer among the 10 names he shows. While I have Wilson as a maternal line off Cary. If this is the source the other two must have some connection here too. But there is David Hamilton Wilson as a collateral line in the Frye pedigree who married Elizabeth Davis Ewalt 1818-1897, which seems more likely, especially as her sisters also married his apparent brothers, as well as her brother married the three brother's sister, among another dozen Frye - Wilson liasons in this pedigree.
Elizabeth Smith has Buchanon and Thurston and her Nees may be my Neaves. Buchanon is the mother of my aforesaid Smith and Thurston is a variant of Thruston which come in two genertions later on my Nicholas line.
|n the second screen shot we see more overlapping matches at the end
of Matching segments with James Laur. These seem to be from my Bland/Duncan
For Van Edward Garrett there is also little offered (coincidence that my paternal grandmother’s father was named after US Congressman Garrett Davis – no relation) but his Garret ancestor married a Walton while my paternal great grandmother Susan Jane Mitchell was the daughter of Charlotte Hester, whose presumed aunt married a Walton and they moved from Virginia to the area of Brooksville Ky. I believe the next generation of that family was in Illinois. So this match seems to be on the second of chromosome pair 4, which might explain some of these overlappings.
Some information from David Allen Ralls would help too, as would from Gaylord David Alfrey and Elena Marie Lasker.
Maria L Doyle shows a few names, but none help me.
|An 18 segment match on chromosome 4 with James Laur. Scott Matthew
Hamp matches along part of this , while Georgia Kay Cannady matches along
most of the rest of this and Wayne Gayle Austin and Gaylord David Alfrey
match along part of this and go a little beyond yours. The shorter matches of 2
or 3 of these with me chr 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 10, 12 and 16 make a common ancestor seem likely.
I have found the name Austin as a collateral line of my double Pope line as well as in the Bland/Pope part of the pedigree (2 of my gr grandfather, Thomas Pope Bland's sisters married Austins).
Laur's paternal line shows only Lawr in Ontario, where I have no ancestors. But Neitzer in Darmstadt rings a geographical historical bell. My maternal grandfather’s grandmother was a Jamison and her line includes the Calvinist Frye family driven from Alsace by Louis XIV to Pennsylvania. But not all Alsatian Protestants left for America and siblings may have preferred the shorter trip across the Rhine where countless Hugenots were gratefully received after the 30 Years War had reduced the German population from 24 million in 1618 to only 6 million in 1648. This is, of course, only one possibility.
Scott Matthew Hamp offers no names except showing that he comes from Flint very near my hometown of Saginaw, but my parents were from Kentucky.
Georgia Kay Cannady offers a few more names that ring no bells, except Texas, which goes with Austin.
Wayne Gayle Austin offers the names Williams, Taylor, Duncan and Miller that ring bells. My Taylor pedigree does show a Robert Taylor b c.1715 VA d 1807 NC m Susannah Anderson. He probably had more than the one son I have included in the pedigree. My immigrant Duncan at www.multiwords.de/genealogy/Du9 James Duncan.html had 4 whom I have no further information on, anyone of whom may have been the father of his Moses Duncan. There is no Moses farther down in my tree for this time. There is a Williams farther down on my Duncan line and then up the Withers line to Jennings and then Williams. This all comes down to my maternal grandfather’s father. This (if the match with you is from Frye) makes it conceivable that genes of both his parents regrouped here to for the longer group of segments that these matches are showing up on chr . Austin may also ba a descendant of George Williams who married Jean/Jane Pope b 1699/1715 d Apr 1732 in Overwarton Parish Va.
|While the longer matches on chr 4 do not all coincide with each other, the various
short matches of 2 or 3 of them with me on chr 2, 5, 6, 7 10 and 12 make a common
ancestor for all of us seem likely.
To the right Webber is compared with Doyle, Straub, Wandell and Dirker.
|While the longer matches on chr 4 do not all coincide with each other, the various matches of
2 or 3 of them on other chromosomes indicate that there is a common ancestor innvolved.
Wandell has Priscilla Foote as ancestor, whom I guess to have been a sister of my John Foote b about 1600.
|The long match on chr 4 seems to be on my paternal side, since 2 2nd great aunts of my Hesters married into the english family.
The short matches on chr 1, 10 , 11, 15, 16 and 19 seem to confirm a match of all on the same side, while the characteristic match of Doyle and Drabold on 12 indicate a descent from Rowland Taylor, the martyr, on my mother's side, unless that is a coincidental match in the same range on my father's side too.
On the right
|The matches on chr 1, 10, 11 and 12 may all be Harris DNA.James Edwin Harris seems to be my nearer Harris relative.
But Wandell has Priscilla Foote as ancestor, whom I guess to have been a sister of my John Foote b about 1600. I also presume that the match on chr 4 comes from the Foote line, as may the one on chr 9. So it remains to learn whether these two matches come over my maternal grandfather's Pope/Foote line or over my maternal grandmother's Pope/Foote line.
To the right we see Cartwright's long match with me also seems to be longer than that of Cannady, and she seems to match Carlisle on 15. But she shows no name in common with my ancestors or collateral lines, although some of hers are also from Kentucky, as mine are.
Dondero has Mitchell, Brown, Smith and Ward ancestors, and White is collateral for me.
Cartwright has Johnson, Carter, Cook, Moore and Richardson ancestors, the latter is rather remote for me and might show as a very short matching segment. Johnson is a collateral line of my multiple Reade lines, 3 Moore women of no know relationship married into three lines in my maternal grandmother's quarter. She also has Carter and Richardson and ther is Cook on my paternal grandfather's side and collaterally on my maternal grandmother's side
To the far right there is a screenshot including a new match with Vaughn, who is a known descendant of John Smith Prather Pr7-4 and Elizabeth Nuthall, a double collateral line of mine, and hence 6th and 7th cousin. Consequently this longer segment in the middle of the right part of chr 4 seems to be Prather/Nuthall DNA.
|I share numerous distant ancestors with Donachie: we are double 7th cousins over Sprigg and Nutall,
8th to 10th cousins over Mariarte, Beall, Moore, Dorsey, Howard, Hobbs, and probably
5 fold 10th cousins over Taylor, 4th cousins over Aaron Fontaine and Barbara Overton Terrell
her throckmortons may be a collateral line of my Buckners, as might her Robinson of my Armisteads,
her Beverleys collateral over my Whitings. And her Annis Pope hailed from Devon near Bristol
where my Nathaniel Pope’s ancestors came from. So it is not surprizing to find 10 rather short matching segments.
She does not share the characteristic Taylor segment near the break on chr 12, but Desrage does, with whom she does seem to share a different very short as well as with Dunkin on 12. She also seems to match Dollar on 1 and slightly overlap on 10, who in turn seems to overlap with Dondero on 10, who seems to match Donachie on 3.
Dunkin seems to match Dollar on 16, Dondero on 11 and Donachie on 5 - a range that is longer with both Barrus testees as shown below.
|a match on chromosome 5 together with William H Wallace and James Edward
Wallace and fairly closely with Jennifer Marie Isbell, while there are
overlapping matches Harold Bruce Tanner and David Paul Tye where they match
me partly outside the range we have in common.
Possible connection Brown, Moore, Taylor
Jennifer Isbell shows a Roland Taylor walker after a long line of Walkers rather inexplicably, but my Taylor pedigree shows the marriage of a Taylor daughter into the Walkers. But she also shows Nichols, which might be my Nicholas line. And there is a Randall and a Robinson here which I also have in my Nicholas quarter. She also has a Moore line, a Harris, Harrison and Brown, all rather remote.
Multiple common ancestors with David Paul Tye can be positively identified: Richmond Terrell and Mary Elizabeth Waters as well as his Harrisons and Carys. Then I see a Montague, which I have a little farther back, and he definitely has my Taylors. I suspect his Hubbs of connecting with my Hobbs before leaving England. Further there is Keen which I have with my Jennings line.
I believe the segments you have in common with David Paul Tye are from Taylor/Harrison and that the part outside your match range is a regroup with Terrell or Hobbs/Hubbs.
Harold Bruce Tanner shows only the names Tanner and Brown, so the latter also has to be considered as a source for the common ancestor(s).
To the right a comparison of the Wallaces with two Whites and Taylor. Mike Wallace has a double White line. This Scottish name is likely to have some relationship to Clan Gunn.
Second to the right, we hav Rice in this comparison, who has Wilson and Drury among her ancestors as well as Davis, which may be a collateral line by my Washington cousins. But her Allison, Roberts and Lindsey lines are also likely to connection with Clan Gunn somewhere back around 1500 AD.
Third to the right, Morgan is likely to be Welsh but shows no details of ancestry.
|The blue stripe on 5 is a relationship on my paternal grandmother's mother's line, workman. Ronnie Reynolds is a double descendant of John Workman, brother of James Workman Wo6|
|Although the match with Brooks on chr 5 is along a different range
than the other two matching pairs, all 5 share a short match on 2 (possibly Terrill) and
the short match on 21 and 12 indicate that a common ancestor of all 6 of us is involved.
The short match to the right of the break on 12 has been identified elswhere as
DNA inheritance from the martyr, Rowland Taylor.
Hence anyone matching both of us on any gene is likely to have an ancestor along one of these four lines of descent or earlier.
To the right is another comparison with Berryman, Bittner, Boles and Boucher with Straub, a known Taylor and Terrell descendant. Berryman has both the characteristic match on chr 12 for Taylor and on chr 22 for Swinderby while some of his other matches with my that do not fall under Terrell and Taylor seem attributable to my Berryman line, which none of the others seem to share.
|Although the match with Brooks on chr 5 is along a different range
than the other two matching pairs, she does seem to share a short match with Nicholson on 1,
who seems to share a different short match on one with Barrus. and she seems to share a
short match with both Witter and Barrus on two, as do Reynolds and Witter (see above) on 15.
But I have established four lines of descent in common with Witter on my maternal side and common
Workman ancestors with Reynolds on my paternal side, so the short "match" between them on 15 seems to be
a Coincidence of one being in this range paternally and the other there maternally without
an actual match of genes.
To the right we have four schreenshots taken from Witter's perspective clarifying which matches we have in common. The 2 Bakers do not occur in her list although her father was of a line that matches the Y DNA of the Bakers.
Witter, Tye, Straub and Boles are all known Terrell descendants.
|As noted above Reynolds is a double cousin over my Workman line.
But the short match range to the right of the break incicate a descent from the martyr, Rowland Taylor, as linked to elsewhere on this page.
Five of us seem to match on chr 2.
|We have two matches on chromosome 5 Cecil Carolyn Straub, and another
short one on chromosome 2. the first one on 5 decks by and large those
with Virginia Ann Rice, George Robert Nichols and Joyce Morgan, while the
second one on 5 that of Jane Masterson on five, with who I have matches
with several others on chromosome 4. I think we have cases of gene regrouping
from at least three on my ancestors here and that we may have two or three
For different matches on chromosome 5 Cecil has the same pedigree as the multiple common ancestors with David Paul Tye. Positively identified: Richmond Terrell and Mary Elizabeth Waters as well as his Harrisons and Carys. Then Montague, which I have a little farther back, and Taylor. As seen above with Witter, there seem to be multiple Terrill/Taylor possibilities in this match range. Cecil's Hubbs opossibly my Hobbs before leaving England. Witter also shows two Hubbs descents
Furthermore, there is Keen which I have with my Jennings line.
The match with Masterson in two of Cecil's three match ranges along 5 leads me to suspect that as many as three ancestors may be represented by these three ranges.
To the right we have feed-back from Witter showing much longer overlapping matches with Straub and Boles on chr 5 indicating that the thre are more closely related to each other than to me on the first, then coparing Rice, Day and Morgan with the two of us, and comparing Wallace, Nichols, Williams and Shortridge with us.
|Bruegel shows only Mitchell as a name in common with my ancestors. This appears as my
mother's maiden Name. So the longer match (indicating a closer relationship) on chr 5 may be attributed to this line.
If the others with a match on 5 all match each other then this would be where to look for common ancestors.
To the right Burke shows Smith but otherwise only Virginia and Kentucky names that have geography in common with mine.
|Donachie and Shinvar are known Fontaine descendants, so it seems that Minor, Crandall and Howle must be too.
But my relationship with Crandall might well be closer due to the longer and multiple match on chr 10,
so I am inclined to believe she also has a descent from the
Thomas Prather/Matilda Fontaine marriage. That would include a Sprigg descent, which Donachie also has,
so the shorter matches on 1 could be Sprigg DNA, while the Howle match on 10 seems to make this Wade
or Boursiquot DNA.
On the other hand the triple Fontaine descent of Shinvar goes back 10 generations to the common ancestor, and my match on chr 17 with both her and Howle - presuming my relation with her is on my mother's side - is more likely from an earlier Fontaine marriage than Aaron Fontaine/Barbara Terrell.
The Minor brothers share one descent on my paternal grandfather's quarter from Kenton/Griffith and one on my maternal grandfather's side from Harris/Jamison/Frye and I suspect there are other collateral descents from their Minor line, since this name occurs in earlier collateral lines of my maternal grandmother's.
|I have 3 known lines of common ancestors with the Minor brothers.
The short match segment to the right of the break on chr 12 with Cox, Stevens and O'Guin is a range, where over half a dozen known Taylor descendants and many others match me, so I believe this indicates a descent from the martyr, Rowland Taylor
|None of these match along the same range of chr 5, but all but Person match along the short range on 12 that seems to be Taylor DNA (see above and below). While Person seems to match all but Davis on 10. And Davis seems to match Boucher on 16, and Boucher seems to match Person on 6 and Berryman on 7.|
|Although Rayburn does not share the short match segment to the right of the break on chr 12 with Cox, Stevens and O'Guin is a range, where over half a dozen known Taylor descendants and many others match me, she does share the short match range on chr 22 with a dozen others I believe to be descendants of Andrew Swinderby. So I also believe this indicates a descent from the martyr, Rowland Taylor.|
|Although Isbell does not share the short match segment to the right of the break on chr 12 with Haggerty, Wallace, Tye and Reynolds, this is a range, which indicates a descent from the martyr, Rowland Taylor , she does overlap with the other match ranges on chr 5.|
|The short match on chr 5 indicates a common ancestor for all six of us,
unless some ar on my maternal chr 5 while the others are on my paternal chr 5.
The short match with Bowen and Stevens on chr 12 indicates a descent from the martyr Rowland Taylor.
|Although my longer matches on chr 6 with Atkins, Hamilton, Maioriello, O'Guin and Stevens do not match each other,
there are shorter matches between the first two and the latter on 6, as well as a match between two on seven and four of them on 12 as well as two on 16.
The shortness of these matches may mean a more distant common ancestor, if not just a quirk of more recent gene regrouping.
I need feedback on whether or not these five all match each other or just some of the others.
To the right a recent match with Donachie who recognizes Hamilton as a known Fontaine descendant. Donachie is a born Sprigg and shares numerous lines of descent with me, the nearest being Fontaine.
Farther to the right Nay shows names indicating possible matches along the following lines: Beverley, Withers, Mitchell, Jennings, Payne, Robinson, Tucker, Waters, Webb, Wilson, Williams, Wright and/or Howard, and herr Foley and Anderson lines may connect with my Bland/Duncan/Gallop/Bryant/Arroyah/Wahanganoche/Powhatan line.
A George Williams married my double 9th great aunt, Jean/Jane Pope b 1699/1715 d Apr 1732 in Overwarton Parish Va, and both had numerous progeny.
|Although the matches on 6 are very small except for Robert Minor, the matches on the other chromosomes
like 7 and 12 as well as 5 show there are several distant common ancestors involved.
The fact that I have establised 3 separate common lines with Forrest Minor, the brother of
Robert, supports this.
The eorge Williams who married Jean/Jane Pope b 1699/1715 d Apr 1732 in Overwarton Parish Va and had numerous progeny with her is a likely source for some of these matches.
|A match of 15 segments on chromosome 7 with Joseph Brock, which is
matched along 12 by Gary Eugene Graybeal and 11 by John T Armstrong.
Joseph seems to have several German ancestors including Seiber while I have very very few in the last 25 generations.
Gary Eugene Graybeal shows only names originating in the area between Switzerland and the Palatinate, where my only Swiss/German ancestors come from. The only ancestors I have from this area in the last 10 generations are along the line of my maternal grandfather Bland/Harris/Jamison/Frye. This family moved down the Rhine from Switzerland to Alsace and moved to Pennsylvania after Louis XIV revoked the Edict of Nante. So it seems rather certain that any common ancestors are to be found along this line.
Alternatively my paternal line has Gilbert, Hugenots who left France for Sinsheim in the Platinate after the close of the 30 Years War and are mostly still located in this area today, while my line moved to Pennsylvania in the next generation.
John T Armstrong shows a few German ancestors too, in particular, a George Frye, who may fit into my Frye pedigree and an Anna Pope who may be a heretofore unnamed daughter of my Nathaniel Pope III and Jane Browne. I see many names in his list like Bryant. The Jean/Jane Pope b 1699/1715 d Apr 1732 in Overwarton Parish Va who married George Williams may be the source of some matching segments. But I believe it is this German line of mine that connects the four of us on chromosome 7 and any Pope/Browne DNA would be some other range of match with Armstrong.
The only name in common with Emmit Calvin Alexander is Howard, which is nearly my most maternal line over Dorsey and also rather distant. This is a completely different string of segments and not likely to implay relationship to the other three, unless one of you has a longer string in common covering both ranges. As Joseph has no match with Mr. Alexander, I presume that - if the connection is not over Gilbert - there was a regrouping of this Nicholas/Pope/Brown/Lawrence/Dorsey/Howard DNA in my mother with that of Bland/Harris/Jamison/Frye
|The matches on chr 7 do not coincide except between Alexander and Myers with a very short overlapping between Alexander and Irwin. But the matches on chr 11 and 12 might indicate a distant common ancestor if they match mutually.|
|My longer matches on Chromosome 7 only seem to match each other in two cases,
but on chr 12 Waren, Armstrong and Alexander have a short match with me in one place,
whilBrock, Alexander and Waren have another short match with me there. On 10 Burroughs
and Armstrong match me. And on chr 2 Armstrong, alexander and Burroughs all seem to share a match with me.
Waren has Cummings and Taylor among his ancestors.
Alexander shows only Howard as a name in common with my ancestors.And all three name occur among my maternal grandmother's maternal grndmother's mother's ancestors, who were all in Maryland and northern Virginia.
Armstrong shows Newton, Heinrich Frey/Anna Levering, Wilson, Boyse(=?Bayse), Mitchell, Dorsey, Williams, Carter, Massey, Smith, Wright, Pope, Harris and Bryant/Briand as names for possible common ancestors with me and Alexanders as well The geographical closeness of his Anne Pope to my Nathaniel Pope and the name John Washington Wright make me ask if she was the niece of the latter.
To the right Borroughs,B-W, Callison and Campbell show no names, but Burks shows Anderson (many matches showing that and I have
a collateral line over my Mother Bland/Duncan/Gallop/Bryant/Arroyah/Wahanganoche leading to them,
which also seems to fit with Callison),
Williams for me is not far off this line, Thornton is a collateral line among my maternal grandmother's ancestors, as is Clark,
and Taylor appears 4 times among her ancestors.
|match on chromosome 7 of 10 segments which is shared by Glenda Rae
Salmans apparent sister along 9 segments and by Van Stephan Burroughs along
There are several possibilities for this other than the open paternal line, which seems to be from Kansas, where I have distant paternal cousins. First there are Hammonds in collateral lines of my Dorseys, then a Singleton rather far back among my Taylors. And a Wildebank also rather far back among the lines I share with the Washingtons, and Andersons among collateral lines where I have a descent from the Patawomeck Chief Wahanganoche and presumably also Pocahontas. Finally, Evans is a Welsh patronymic turned into a family when any son of a Welshman named Evan got involved with AngloSaxon burocracy, and I have several Welsh lines.
Unfortunately Van Stephan Borroughs offers no names, which could help narrow down this broad field of possilities of a commen ancestor.
My matches with Adin David Mumma and Malcolm C Campbell do not seem to have anything to do with the above match zone. The former seems to be my Bland/Harris/Jamison/Frye line which was in the German speaking community of Pennsylvania too.
McLaurin neé Perry has helped here with a screenshot of the the five names on my list of matches with whom she also matches. Her Perry research had run up against a brickwall. But Perry happens to be the only name we have in common. My double Thruston line goes back to Susannah Perry b d . There is also the earlier 2nd marriage of her father-in-law to Mary Perry, albeit with no known collateral line . But this was most likely the same Perry family due to geographical and social proximity.
|Waren, Taylor and Taylor McCrimmon and I are known
Alexander shows only McIntosch (s.b.) and Howard, which I have, but the Taylor pedigree shows "Jane Moore Taylor b 2 Mar 1766 in Orange Co VA d 13
Jan 1849 in Orange Co
m 11 Mar 1793 Charles
Pitt Howard b 25 Nov 1765 in Philadelphia, PA d 20 Mar 1856" which seems to be a possible connection.. On chr 7 there
are apparently matches of two, three and four of us, on 12 and other chromosomes there
seem to be more matches of 3 or four of us.
to the right we see that while Smith does not share the short match on chr 12 for Taylor he does show the typical match on chr 22 for Taylor/Swinderby.
The significance of the short match of all on chr 7 still has to be determined, but Smith's family has always been in the British Ilses and especially in the Northwest of England and has Eleanor Armistead b about 1795 in Hutton Roof about 63 miles from Kirk Deighton. So it looks like it is either Armistead or Taylor DNA. Smith has noted that "I notice that some of the Taylors in the Taylor/Swinderby line have links to Carlisle, and we have some paternal ancestry from the city and it's surrounding area. I also have a distant Danish cousin on 23andMe who shares 6cM both with me and my brother. His paternal grandmother shares 5cM with me and 0cM with Daniel".
Alexander's McIntosh is likely to connect with the maternal line of William Cumming. So the longer match on chr 7 seems to be McIntosh DNA
|While Waren, Taylor McCrimmon, Baxley and Berryman match me chr 7 there
is apparently a short common matche of all of you, on 12 where there is conspicuous short match with
The Nordic match on chr 22, see below, seems to be Swinderby or Danish DNA, while this DNA on 12 may actually be from the martyr, Rowland Taylor, or his wife.
|While only Berryman, Hawkins and Lewis match me separately on chr 7 the same conspicuous Taylor match on 12 as above is apparent.|
|While only Berryman, Lewis, Williams and Wilson match me mostly separately on chr 7,
there are apparently some
conspicuous matches of 5 and 3 of us on 19.
Above there was also much discussion of the George Williams who married Jane/Jean Pope and their numerous progeny.
|The match with Myhrvold (of totally Nordic/Polish extraction) on chr 22 is
shared by over 10 Taylor/Swinderby descendants as discussed below. Interesting here are in particular the matches
with Hawkins and McLaurin on chr 10 and 7. McLaurin and Drabold both share the Taylor match on chr 12.
McLaurin also has Perry and Wyatt ancestors.
To the right the first two are also compared with two Nelsons and Nichols and there are matches on chr 1, 2, 3, 5, 12 with Taylor, 15, 21 and most interesting on 22 seemingly with Myhrvold again.
Farther to the right the firt three of these are compared with Nottingham and Nuckolls
|A match of 10 segments on chromosome 8 with Michael Roy Burgess, which
overlaps with my match with John Martin Crain and Michael Richard McNeely
and borders on my match with John Scott Robinson. We also have a small
match on chromosome 15.
According to Michael Crain , I was the only match out of the six persons in my comparison, he could find on John Martin Crain's chromosome browser, which clarifies that this match is not on the same chromosome of pair number 8 as the others.
Of the many names listed by John Martain Crain I have only Walton and Walker but only in collateral lines. Walton is off Hester/Mitchell/Hester (two unrelated Hester lines – different haplogroups), while there are a number of connections between Walker and Taylor rather far back.
So we should find one of these names in the Burgess family. And I would expect to find a Crain ancestor tying onto either a Duncan or one of the ealier maternal lines like Gallop, Bryant, Arroyah, Wahanganoche, or Powhatan.
The match with Lisa Janine Cloud probably
Michael Richard McNeely has Duncan, Gallop and Bryant among his ancestors, so the small matches he and Crain have on 8 and 2 seem to be from this line.
John Scot Robinson’s list of names zeros in: while I do have Robinson
in the line Bland/Nicholas/Carter/Armistead/Robinson, I also have two Pope
lines that converge above the branching Bland/Pope/Duncan. But he also
has a Taylor. My McConnell was a branch off MacDonald rather far back.
Although this match does not cover the range of the others it does border
on it, and the border might be the break in regrouping.
Burgess shows a Withers line, as do I closely related to Duncan, so all but Cloud seem to be on my maternal grandfather's paternal side, except that Burgess also shows a Courtney, while my maternal grandmother has a few rather ancient de Courtenay lines so that a shorter match from one of these ancestors cannot be entirely ruled out. To be borne in mind is that while the common de Courtenay ancestor was back 19 or more generations ago, the intermarriages of the collateral lines in this family were to about 50 % or more with other families from whom my grandmother multiply descended.
e one on 16 indicate both are on the same side of my family, while the shorter match with Carlisle
on 8 together with the ones on 5, 10, 12, 15 and 20 indicate they are all on the same side of my family,
which seems to my paternal side.
My Hesters do include a Searl line that daughtered out and is too recent to offer plausible common ancestors.
|short match on Chromosome 22 and another on 9 with CarolineMelissa
Braxton Rober that matches the part I have in common with longer ones with
Caroline Melissa Braxton Rober, Charles Preston Ponton and Robert Lee Smith,
while the latter also overlaps with that of Robert Lawrence Dyson.
It is hard to say whether these five are different parts of a longer one the one common ancestor had or whether they smaller segments regrouped from several ancestors. I would guess that the latter is more likely and that I have different more distant ancestors in common with each of you.
I have a Mitchell line in my paternal great grandmother.
Caroline Melissa Braxton Rober also has Singleton which I have far back along my double Taylor line, also a Housden of my double Thruston line, O’Brien rather far back somewhere. Then in collateral lines I have Braxton and Taliaferro. As the latter are nearer I would expect the common ancestor to be over one of these collateral lines.
Robert Lawrence Dyson’s Taylors do not seem related to mine. My Frye line had a Hess in it and was in Worms until 1689. Further back I have a few Beauchamp lines maternally. There is also a Payne line among my Jennings and Robinson in my Armistead line as well as Jett off my Gallop/Bryant/Arroyah/Wahanganoche/Powhatan line and a Wright line. There was also a Newton off my Pope/Foote/Berryman line, and a West off my Nicholas/Carter/Ludlow/Windsor/Blount/Etchingham line.
Robert Lee Smith offers no other names to work with.
Neither does Charles Preston Ponton, but I do have Pestons in a collateral Nicholas line:
To the right Steven Freeman shows both Taylor and Gilbert ancestors, so the match to the right of the break
on chr 12 may be both Gilbert on my paternal side and Taylor on my maternal side.
Gray seems to share this Taylor/Swinderby DNA with the Freemans and me, but Gray also has Mitchel, Jameson and McConnel ancestors to explain the other matches that he does not have with them.
Haddow shows a match on chr 12 that looks more like Gilbert than Taylor DNA
|The small matches on 10 indicate a common ancestor between Becker, Fehlberg and me, while the small matches
on 5 and 14 indicate that White and Rogers have a common ancestor on the same side of my family
but the ancestor in common with Fletcher seems to be on the other side of my family.
On the right White matches Magril who shows the names Bland, Howard, Anderson, Davis
|Becker shares a descent from Miles Cary and
Ann Taylor, from whom I have two lines of descent. So the corresponding segment matches on my respective
maternal chromosomes 2, 5, 9, 13, 15 and 16 seem to be from either of them.
While only Becker and Rogers seem to have a longer match with me on chr 9,
Williams does have a miniscuel match in in this range, matches Hamilton and Rogers
on 2 and Fehlberg on 5. And ther are two matches between Fehlberg and Becker on 10
as well as one between Fehlberg and Rogers on 14.
We need feedback on whether we are talking about mutual matches between these five or not.
|The smaller matches on the chromosomes other than 9 indicate that all but Fletcher may be in the same branch of my ancestors.|
|The five matches on chromosome 9 are apparently McConnell DNA and hence on my paternal side although neither Longacre, McEvoy, Rosa nor Turner show this name
As discussed elsewhere on this page, the short match to the right of the break on chr 12 is Taylor DNA on my maternal side or Gilbert paternally. The match on chr 22 is Taylor/Swinderby mternally, but possibly Viking paternally, as McConnell is a name shift from MacDonald and The founder of Clan MacDonald was of Irish-Viking descent.
|A match on chromosome 10 with Katherine Hollingsworth Hedgepeth that
exactly matches my match with Benny Bess Crandall and overlaps with my
matches with Sue Lessenberry Steven Clemens and Willis Albert Adkins, barring
the coincidence that some of you may be along the same segments on my paternal
chromosome and the others on the maternal one. Sue Lessenberry also has
a small match with me on 22, and I match with Willis on 11.
Your Drewry Eliza Ann Brown might be of the family of my Original Brown, whom you find in my early Pope files, see Index below. But more striking is the Drury connection which I have multiply more anciently and have another match elsewhere. Then Elizabeth BYRON Elliott has an unusual middle name that rings a similar bell. Cosby I have collaterally in two lines in particular Prather, as well as Walker coming off my Taylors. Then I also have a rather ancient Cromwell line = ?Crowell, and there is a Perry in my double Thruston line.
Benny Bess Crandall shows the names West, Strange, Franklin and Wade, which I have as ancestors 10 to 25 generations back, but Lewis collaterally more recently.
Sue Nelson Lessenberry’s gedcom file also offer a number of possibilities. Nelson occurs collaterally in a few lines in Va, Williams in direct line there too, Goldsmith is rather ancient in my line, Randolph collaterally but paired with Willoughb I suspect a connection there, Wilson direct, Thornton collateral, Savage multiply ancient, Dye collaterally. Sisson is bingo on my Pope line. I cannot find her Richard Bolling among my collateral Bollings, but these are intertwined with Randolphs, so that smidgeon on 22 might be Patawomeck blood. www.multiwords.de/genealogy/Ja10 Keziah Arroyah.html , Brooks is also among my early Popes and Warren more anciently. Thomas in collateral lines.
Willis Albert Adkins shows Harris and Fry, which I have in my maternal grandfather’s mother’s descent, which I presume to be the match on 11 because it does not go in the direction of the others. Baker occurs among the ancestors of other matches I have. Gray is a more ancient ancestor, Morgan is a collateral line off my Buckners.
Steven Clemens covers the match with Willis and overlaps a little more the first two and covers the same range as Sue. Here I see the names a Blount of Soddington, Hobbs, and Jameson (which I have between Harris and Frye). Millikan ( ?a variant spelling of the collateral line I have off my paternal McConnells), Moore which I have thrice maternally and collaterally in a paternal first cousin. Sessions might be Sisson, see above. Smith twice maternally, Stratton anciently, Thornton collaterally, Warren, Williams, Wilson and Wright.
To the right is a comparison of Clemens with conner, Cooley, Cooper and Coster. All but Cooper have a very short match to the left of the break on 12 which I have not identified yet, but to the right of it and on chr 22 are the characteristic matches for Taylor (alternatively for Gilbert) or for Taylor/Swinderby discussed elsewhere on this page.
Farther to the right Clemens is also compared with Coulam, Cox, Crain and Crandall. Crandall name Randall of Anne Arundel Co Md, which I also have although rather remote. Clemens and Coulam seem to be Taylor (or Gilbert) descendants. The other matches on chr 2, 5, 10 16 and 18 seem to tie all together.
To the far right there are comparisons of Clemens, Hedgepeth and Crandall with both my Hidsten matches. The le Blount ancestors were of Swedish descent, which offers an explanation for the short match on chr 10 between Clemens and one Hvidsten. But I have another longer match on chr 10 with both Hvidstens, which does not seem to come from a common ancestor full 30 generations ago.
|Crandall shows Johnson, which I have in a collateral line, Randall as direct ancestor,
and Wade among my Fontaines. Allen occurs among many other of my matches.
To the right we have a comparison of three Bakers, Hegerhorst and Hedgepeth. Hedgepeth shows Perry, Randall and Taylor ancestors. While Hegerhorst shows only Hobbs as a possible connection and also has Jane Baker as a match. My maternal grandmother's maternal line with mitochondrial DNA established runs through Hobbs/Cumming/Coppage/Bayse/Taylor.
The match on 22 shared by very many on this page is also shared by a Norwegian, Terje Myhrvold and also frequently by descendants of Thomas Taylor and Margaret Swinderby b in Copenhagen. It is also shared by people of Scottish descent and not of the Taylor family. As the Vikings were all over Scotland and most clans were in part their descendants, we seem to have a gene segment that has carried over relatively free of regrouping since early Viking times.
The two short matches near the break on chr 12 also seem to have a Taylor connection.
the significance of the other short matches has yet to be clarified, but the longer matches with Dell Baker on chr 4 and Hedgepeth on chr 10 speak for closer relationships. In the latter case we also have the name Randall which seems to be the DNA source for this longer match.
|The nearest Common ancestors with White are
Maj. Benjamin Berryman and Elizabeth Newton. Each of my maternal grandparents has a Pope/Foote/Berryman descent.
So the match with White over the break on my maternal chr 10 can be established as Berryman/Newton DNA.
Anyone who has a match with me and White is likely to have this couple as ancestors too. The shorter matches with White
may be from this couple too, but any one of them may be from some other more remote common ancestors.
Hence Farmer Clemens and Crandall are likely to be Berryman/Newton descendants if they also have White as a match. If not the match with them has to be on my paternal chromosome.
The short range of coincidence between Farmer and White can mean that the common ancestor is either a Newton or
a Berryman or just a different range of chr regrouping inheritance or different common ancestors for this range.
The short match to the right of the break on chr 12 has been identified as Taylor DNA (alternatively for a paternal chr match as Gilbert DNA), as discussed elsewhere on this page. The Taylors in early Virginia were geographically close to the Berrymans, so the match on chr 12 with White, Farmer and Clemens leads us to expect a Taylor descent for them too.
The match with Jordan on chr 12 raises the question whether the matches on chr 10 with both Jordan and Crandall might be Taylor DNA or from some other ancestor along one of my maternal grandmother's 4 Taylor descents.
|Althought the matches on chr 10 are scattered, the two matches on chr 2 with Nelson and Waren may be from
one of the several lines I may have in common with Nelson as shown below under chr 22 like Wilson or Sisson.
The match on chr 7 with Tye, Armstrong, Brock and Waren may be one or two different common ancestors.
Waren has several rather short matches, and as many as 5 on chr 12, only the one to the right of the break on chr 12 has been identified as Taylor of Virgina
|White shows a Rose Berryman b 1708 Westmoreland Co Va who might have been a sister of my Frances Berryman|
|Woodruff Fricke seems to share the Taylor descent mentioned elsewhere on this page,
and her match with Nelson and Waren on chr 2 as well as with Webb on chr 10 indicate
they all match each other.
To the right, besides showing several Norwegian, Polish and French Canadian names, the Hvidstens show Webb, Fontaine, Gilbert, Woodward, Wright, Wyckoff and Paine, and they show a relatively long match on chr 10 indicating nearer relationship. Comparison with both Webbs in my list revealed nothing, But Jordan does show a long match here as well as another short one that seems to match Shortridge and Welsh, they show no names that help clarify the significance of the match, nor do Ponton or Ralls.
|The short match on chr 10 is share by all, while only Armstrong has the match on 12 that
is characteristic for Taylor (alternatively perhaps Gilbert instead in some cases). His match with Anderson on chr 2 and 5 and the match of the latter
on chr 3 with Austin and Avery as well as onchr 17 between Aktisson and Avery and between Armstrong
and Atkisson on 20 indicate common ancestry, but the shortness of these segments indicate their
To the right Farmer's match with me on chr 10 does not coincide with my matches there with Drabold, Ellis,
Ewing and Fanshaw. But all share the characteristic match on chr 12 for Taylor. The other short matches on chr
2, 5 6, 14 and 15 indicate some common ancestry. Farmer offers Carter as a possible name in common.
Woodward and White ancestors, the latter a name which I have found collaterally in my double
Harris has Overton and Dabney ancestors, I have the former directly and the latter collaterally in a few lines.
|Although these five do not share the same range along chromosome 11 with me, three do seem to have a shorter common match with me on 12, while the other two do share a short match with me on 10, and Kelly and Bazar-Salvaggio seem to match with me on 5, and Webb and Hollingsworth with me on 3.|
|Here Bazar and Henry Launay seem to match me on Chr 11 along one short range, Both Launays match me along another on 11, while Hollingsworth and Bowen both match me along another short range of 11. Then all six of match along a short range on 12, and Bazar and Bowen match me on Chr 1, 3 and 14.|
|A match on chromosome 11 with Daniel Michael Parrish along the same
range but a little longer than the one that with Willis Adkins.
Thismatch is probably our common Dorsey ancestors, on my mother’s side making you an 8th cousin.
With Willis Adkins I also have a match on chr 10 that seems to be on my father’s side, so I suspect there is no match between the two of you and that the match with him is just coincidentally on the other 11 of the pair in this range. Please check in your chromosome browser, if he is among your matches here.
Dickerson shows a Frances Taylor b 26 Jan 1714 m William Stone, while my Taylor pedigree has a Frances Taylor b 1714 with no details on marriage and children.
|Allen shows Wilson, Miller and Moore as possible common ancestral names.
Pennington shows Harris and Anderson as ancestors, which I have as a collateral line off Duncan/Gallop/Bryant/Arroyah/Wahanganoche.
Bowen also shows Anderson and Moore.
Further to the right, two on my Harris matches have been added to the Pennington - Webb - Bowen comparison with apparent matches chr 1, 6, 10, 12 and 16 suggesting relationship.
Even further right two more Harris matched have been added. The results indicate there is Harris DNA involved in these various double and triple match ranges.
Still further to the right Pennington and Bowen are compared with three Andersons, and there do seem to be common ancestors involved, who must be Potawomack and Powhatan Indians, unless I have another Anderson connection as yet unknown or some other ancestors are involved. Here Bowen and Sandra Andersonboth show the same typical Taylor match to the right of the break on chr 12.
|Coster seems to have a short match with Besser, Cress, Avery and McNichols in various places,
and the others seem to match each other in various place. So some common ancestors seem to be expected.
While the matches to the left of the break on chr 12 seem to be Harris DNA,the one with McNichols to the right of the break has otherwise been determined to incicate descent from the martyr, Rowland Taylor.
Cress claims to have Terrill/Tyrell ancestors.
|Froehlich, and Penner seem to be more closely related to me and each other followed Lewis.
The rather short matches on the other chromosomes also indicate a relationship to Shortridge and Fanshaw.
To the right Howle shows the names Stanley, Webb, West, White and Boone, all of which I have as either remote ancestors or in collateral lines.
Hegerhorst shows only Prussian ancestors, so the match with him would seem to be Gilbert
due to the short match on chr 12. But He does show the typical match on
chr 22 for the Taylor/Swinderby descent, so the match on chr seems to be Taylor as well.
|These all seem to have the characteristic match on chr 12 to the right of the break for Taylor 4 x in my maternal
grandmother's quarter (or alternatively Gilbert in my paternal grandfather's more paternal 16th),
while Coulam, Cooter and Fricke seem to have a short match on
16 in the same range
as I do with William Mack Brown.
Abruscato has a double descent from Gulley Moore, while I have three different Moore line maternally. So the longer match to the left on chr 12 seems to be Moore DNA.
To the right we see more of same match on 12 but also a second short match range on chr 12 to the left and on chr 7, 8 and 13
|These also seem to have the characteristic match on chr 12 for Taylor, while Fricke, Adkins and Alexander seem to match on 8 in the same range as do the latter two on chr 11.|
|The short match on chr 12 to the left of the break for Alfrey and Wayne Anderson seems identical with the match ther above for Fricke and Alexander, while Sandra Anderson shares the typical Taylor match to the right Allen and both Andrsons seem to match on 6 in the same range While Alfrey and Allen seem to match on 5.|
|As we see from Butler's CB screenshot this is a mutually matching group.
Butler's ancestors were all born on the British Ilses, so the common ancestors go back more than 300 years.
I have Butler among my Washington ancestors and two Brown lines.
My Richardson line is 13 generations back.
Brown also has Bridges (the name of a second husband of my Mary Sisson) and Brown is also in this Pope branch of mine.
|Penner and Froehlich show mostly ancestors from the south of Russia
with many ancestors in common with names that look to be Volga German.
These people were by and large Swabian Protestants drawn from much the
same region of Germany that very few of my protestant German ancestors
came from. These are the Frye line from the area between Alsace and Zurich
associated with the Moravian Church on my maternal grandfather's maternal grandmother's
side and Gilbert on my paternal grandfather's paternal grandmother's side. The
latter were actually not German but of French Hugenot extraction only in the area of
Simsheim the latter half of the 17th century, but they did have cousins who have stayed in that area until today.
It is quite possible that members of either of these families accepted the invitation to settle in South Russia
became the ancestors of Penner and Froehlich.
The shorter match of Armstrong, McCrimmon and Waren on chr 12 seemingly coinciding with part of the longer one
there of Froehlich and Penner is probably an optical illusion and on my paternal chr 12 because this is the
characteristic range for Taylor descendants and must be on my maternal chromosome, although any one of them
could be of Gilbert descent and hence be on my father's side.
To the right are additional comparisons with Wallace, Brock, Greybeal, Walters, Greene and Haddow showing other possible matches on chr 5, 6 7, 8 10 and 20 that might identify common ancestors, if all tested match each other.
|Taylor McCrimmon definitely shares a descent from the martyr, Rowland Taylor, as shown elsewhere on this page by the short match on chr 12 to the right of the break. And Baxley and Berryman share this too.
The two short matches on chr 3 lead me to suspect that White and Williams may share a descent from Taylor too, but were just regrouped out of the chr 12 match. Although entirely different lines of descent may be involved here.
Williams shows an Armstrong ancestor, which is the name of one of my matches, two Griffith ancestors in Virginia from whence mine came too, a line of Duncans that goes back to Scotland without crossing mine, as well as Robinson and Strange also rather farther back.
White may be a collateral line off of Tanny Cooper Witter's Whites.
The longer match on chr 13 is also shown for Morgan on the following screen shot. We need feedback on this to clarify whether this is paternal or maternal relationship for each from my peprspective.
|While only Reif and Irvine match me on chr 13, the matches on 1, 4,7 and 15 indicate a mutual relationship with Reif, Roosa and Cooper.
|I anticipate a relation to Drewry on my maternal grandmother's paternal side,
i.e. Nicholas/Prather and that McNichols is an early collateral
line off Nicholas. However, Drewry also shows a 2nd gr. grandfather called Overton Gallant McCarty b 30 Dec 1818.
This rather unusual name leads me to believe he is a descendant of William Overton b 3 Dec 1638 in England d 1697 in Jamestown and Mary Elizabeth Waters.
But Callison, Drewry and Dales do seem to be mutually related. While Mattei and McNichols do not seem to share a relationship with them, so I expect to find their ancestors on my paternal side.
To the right Drewry shows Williams as an ancestor, so comparisons have been made with four of my matches. The matches on chr 2, 3, 4, 6 do yield support for remote relationship.
|While on chr 15 only Steward and Gerber match as well as a small match between Nelsen and Greene, the matches on 5, 8, 14 and 20 indicate a possible mutual relation between the six of us.|
|Although Bittner does not match the others on chr 15, the matches on 2, 12 and 16 do speak for common ancestry.|
|Ingalls and Reynolds both have Workman ancestors.
If Ingalls and Reynolds do not see Greene Gerber and Nelson as matches then these matches with Greene et. 1l. are on my respective maternal chromosomes, otherwise they are likely to also be Workman descendants.
The short match to the right ofthe break on chr 12 has been identified elsewhere on the page as a descent from the Martyr, Rowland Taylor.
|A match with the same 14 segments on chromosome 16 with Lawrence Edward
Nuckells, and M.J. Gatewood and that I match with these and one more with
Melvin Paul Kiser and KKR Kinsel. Furthermore, (if not on the other chromosome
of the pair) there are ten segments of these in common with Daniel Francis
Smith, as well as a segment on chromosome 22 that only the two of us share.
that 14 segments I have in common with Ned Mayland Lowry overlaps in part
with all four.
I suspect that your paternal line Nuckolls may have actually been Nicholas, my maternal grandmother’s family which goes back to 1250 in Roundway Wilts England. You might want to compare your Y DNA with Nicholas/Nichols. Unfortunately I have not been able to get my nearer Nicholas relatives to participate yet, but a fifth cousin has.
Secondly Lawrence has William Willoughby as an ancestor who was probably a brother or cousin of my immigrant Thomas Willoughby.
Although James Francis Smith seems to have a short matching segment with the four others, I believe it is probably ont my other other Chromosome 16, since nowhere else does he show as matching any of the others, while Gatewood and iser do coincide with their matches on Chr. 5.
|While Fanshaw's longer match with me on Chr 16 does seem to coincide with Mink's, he seems to coincide with a shorter match with Brown on chr. 2. The interesting pattern of coinciding matches on 16 raises the queation as to which of these actually match with each other, i.e. which are on the same one of my chromosome pair and hence related to each other.|
To the right We compare Pennington, two Andersons and a Harris (who are discussed above at chr 11) with Lowry and Gatewood. The match on chr 16 and the one to the left of the break on chr 12 as well as those on chr 5 and 10 indicate common ancesters somewhere, while Anderson and Harris seem to be likely names.
|Shinavar-Jackson of Quebec has a triple descent from Andre Lafontaine b about 1650 in La Rochelle France.
My ancestor Jacque Fontaine was almost certainly either a brother or first cousin of this Andre.
A look at her family tree leaves practically only my earlier Norman and other French lines as possible
common ancestors for inheriting these common genes.
Hence, if Howle matches her here on chr 17 she must be a Fontaine descendant
|As shown above Howle is likely a Fontaine descendant, so the short match on 17 with Irwin and Wanglin as well as those on 7 and 12 may be alone this line somewhere too, if it is a mutual match, as might the match on 13 with Irvine and Wanglin.|
|The screenshots to the left and right and below lead me to conclude that Grudziecki and Goodwin are Taylor descendants. But||
This screenshot from Grudziecki's perspective show me and the two Tylors matching on chr 7 - presuming our matches with him are on the same chromosome and not theirs on his paternal chr and mine on his maternal or vice versa. Evidently this and the match on 14 do not reach the 1+ cM theshhold for finding them among my matches.
|Grudziecki also has Pope ancestors
but his are more likely along the Taylor/Bayse line
, which I have been unable to connect with mine.
None of Goodwin's ancestor ring a bell with me.
However, the feedback from Grudziecki that both he and Goodwin share the same genes on chr 17 and that there are probably matches of less than 1+ cM with two Taylors. Taken together with the matches with other Taylor descendants shown here and on chr 22 and 12, I conclude that both Grudzieki and Goodwin are Taylor descendants.
This screenshot from Grudziecki's perspective shows the five of us with a match on chr 7 or in the case of Goodwin, a near match. It also confirms that both Grudziecki and Goodwin match on the same chromosome 17 with me
|Cooter's short match on 12 indicates a descent from my Taylor line
,as does the match ofRayburn and Shelton on chr 22, more specifically from Andrew Swinderby.
Besser seems to share matches with Lewis and me on chr 3 or respectively with Shelton and me on chr 3. And Lewis and Shelton seem share the same genes on chr 17 and that there are probably matches of less than 1+ cM with two Taylors.
This screenshot from Grudziecki's perspective shows the five of us with a match on chr 7 or in the case of Goodwin, a near match. It also confirms that both Grudziecki and Goodwin match on the same chromosome 17 with me
|Howle has two White lines as well as a Webb line and Jordan which I have come across in matches.|
|Allen and Carnes have a number of family names in common, but McConnell is also the name of my paternal grandmother, so it seems the common ancestors for the longer match on chr 18 are in this pedigree.|
|Larsen, seems to be on my paternal chromosomes and matches Allen,
Felts and Carnes, but soes not match Linder, who must be on my maternal side.
Allen and Carnes also include Buchanon, Reade, Stith, Smith, Stratton and Walker among their ancestors. These names all occur on my maternal side as ancestors or collateral lines and may account for some shorter matches.
|Although Spicer does not match in the same range on 18 as the other, her match on 12 does coincide very well with Felts, Marcovitz and Cantrall, and with Allen on 1, Felts again on 3, Larsen on 4.|
|Although Larsen only matches Linder and very shortly Hayden on chr 18, she has a short match with Walker and Linder on 10, Walker, Hayden and White on 5, Hayden again on 1|
|The orange match with Christopher W Bright descends paternally from the marriage bonds of
Elizabeth Cooke b 1712 Hamilton Par. Fauquier Va d there 1800
and William Pickett b 1700 Hamilton Par. Fauquier Va d there 1766
, and from James "Old Nigh" WITHERS b 11 Feb 1717 Stafford Co, VA
d 1784 Fauquier Co, VA and Catherine Barbee born Nov 1 1716 Stafford
VA as shared ancestors as well as Temperance Overton b 2 MAR 1679/80 in New Kent Co Va/? Forks Hanover Co Va d 10 Feb 1708/9 in Hanover Co
and William Harris b ABT 1652 (possibly related to my Harvey Harris, 2nd gr. grandfather). My withers line descends from Elizabeth Withers who
married William Jennings, his line goes through her sister Hannah Withers
who married Rev John Pickett (a great-uncle of Major General George Pickett
of Gettysburg fame). Christopher has confirmed other matches from
this section of his father's family lines through FTDNA some as far back
The match with Harris would fit as a gene regrouping in my maternal grandfather, who had Jennings etc. on his father's side, while his Mother was Levicy Jane Harris.
This is on my maternal half of chromosome 19, which raises the question as to whether the partially overlapping match in yellow with Marilyn Ruth Rice is also on the maternnal chromosome or on the paternal one. This match has a slight black stripe in it, so one part might be on one and the other or just a gene regrouping quirk from two different ancestors on the same side.
And the question is also if she also matches with John E Harris, I
|My guess is that Baker, B-W, Tye and Walter are on the paternal chromosome 19 and John E.Harris on the maternal one|
|he apparent matches on chr 2, 5, 10, 12, 14 and 19 definitely indicate common ancestry although possibly multiply and distant.|
|Vance also has Pope and Taylor ancestors as well as Jennings, Wade, Woodward and Wright. Fisher shows Robinson ancestors, as does Freeman.|
|While only Briley and Bert Cooper show a match with me on 17 and not with each other there, the short match on 12 is the same range as other Taylor descendants have with me, and they do seem to have a short match with each other and me on 13.
Then 4 of us have a short match on one, where Bert Cooper is just next to this range.
However Cooper Witter has two lines of
Terrill descent plus a maternal between our mutual ancestor,
Richmond Terrell, and her solomon Terrell leading to my double Taylor line branch making her a sextuple 6th to 9th cousin.
Threee generations farther back than her Solomon Terrill Jr. this line also connects with a Cary
which I cannot find in my data but may connect. Interesting about Witter is also that she has a White pedigree, a name that shows up among other matches of mine as family or middle name.
|Since Terje Myhrvold shows only Nordic (presumably Danish) and Polish names among her ancestors and my most recent ancestor from this area
was Margaret Swinderby/Swinderly b 1578 in Copenhagen, Denmark d
before 1672 in Hadley, these genes seem to come from her and confirm both my descent from her as well as her descent from Danish ancestor.
Of course the numerous other lines of descent I have from various Norman families do offer alternative sources for this match, but these
ancestors came over 600 years or about 25 generations earlier and are hence much less likely the source.
Most of my matches on chr 22 are in this same range, and there is a distinct match of some with me and each other on several of the other chromosomes. It is difficult to determine whether any or all of these matches on the other chromosomes are from the same common ancestors in all cases. It is likely that there were some other common ancestors behind some the other matches.
The Taylor DNA I have inherited seems to be on chr 7 and 12, see above.
Lutter has Cummins and Cook ancestors possibly in common with me, as discussed below, where the match on chr 22 seems to be of Scottish/Viking origin. There are several other short matches with Lutter on chr 5, 6, 9 and 12 which all speak for distant relationship.
Vleck, Walker, Welsh and White show no ancestral names. However the matches with Vleck on chr 12 and 22 are characteristically those of Taylor/Swinderby descent, the latter being a Scandinavian connection.
The matches on chr 5 and 8 speak for rather remote common ancestors.
|Lutter shows only Cummins and Cook as possible common ancestors, otherwise mostly German ancestors.
So the match on chr 12 may be on my paternal side and
indicate Gilbert, French Hugenots who spent a generation in the Simsheim area before coming to Pennsylvania.
Since there are still Gilberts in this area today,
others may have accepted the Prussian invitation to settle in Prussia and become Lutter ancestors. Lutter
seems to be a dialect shift from Luther.
The Lutter match on chr 22 only half overlaps the segment range associated with my Taylor/Swinderby descents, that Gray Manning, Myhrvold and Stevens have. This may mean the match is on my paternal side, where only there is Cook as a possible common ancestor, or that it is a Cumming match also going back to some Scandinavian ancestor and many generations earlier than Swinderby in the 1500's.
Manning shows only a few names, of whom I have Newton on my double Pope/Foote/Berryman/Newton line, but I expect she will find a Taylor/Swinderby line in time. The Manning /Lutter match on chr 6 (if they match each other here) seems to be maternally with me over Cumming or paternally over Cook.
To the right, Stewart of South Africa, with whom the common ancestors must also be before 1700 in the British Ilses shows STEWART of SCOTLAND, HARRIS of IRELAND, WEST and WILSON Stewart has apparent matches on chr 17 with Lutter, on chr 5 with Steven and on chr 10 with Myhrvold. The latter seems to be of Scottish - Viking origin, as my Scottish lines are so numerous and Viking descendants are among most Scottish clans.
Straub is a a known Terrell descendant, so if she matches Myhrvold, Stone and Strait on chr 5, 8, 9 and 10 there is some Viking, Scottish or Norman line coming into the early Terrells.
|Considering Myhrvold's ancestry, the matches on chr 22 indicate a descent from Andrew Swinderby.
Her match with Tye on chr 1 and alsowith Mahon on 10 seem to confirm this.
The matches to the right of the break on 12 indicate a descent from the martyr, Rowland Taylor.
The matches with Rayburn and Tye on chr 5 seem to indicate a near common ancestor with them, as do the matches on chr 13 with Mahon and Marlowe.
|Nelson shows the typical match on chr 22 that I have identified as descendency from Andrew Swinderby and on chr 12 from the martyr, Rowland Taylor, although he does not show a Taylor ancestor. He does have two Randolph lines. and the Name Willoughby shows up here where a maternal name is missing, so I expect this maternal line to turn out to be a Willoughby. He also has Wilsons of Virgina here. And hes has a Robert Sisson of Richmond Wise Va|
|Bavousett also shows the typical match on chr 22 that I have identified as descendency from Andrew Swinderby but not the one on chr 12 identified as from the martyr, Rowland Taylor, (or possibly on my paternal chromosome rather than my maternal one and possibly from Gilbert.|
|The rather singular family name "Sisson" tells me immediately which double line of descent of mine the common ancestors must be on. Particularly interesting here is also the segment on chr 22 that none of my other DNA matches share with me.|