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Second to the right there are several matching segments with the Salmans that do not coincide with those of the others and one on chr 2 coinciding with that of Finney. as discussed elsewhere on this page, the Salmans have Anderson ancestry that goes back to my Overtons, but they also have Harrison ancestry. So some of the segments labled "Overton" may actually be Harrison DNA.

Abruscato, Anthony Jerome
Adkins, Willis Albert
Adrian, Debra L
Alcorn, Walter
Aldrich, Ronald Lee
Alexander, Emmit Calvin
Alexander, Sharon Elizabeth
Alfrey, Gaylord David
Allen, Cathryn H.
Allen, D
Allen, lori
Allen, Richard Nevin
Anderson, Sandra Kay
Anderson, Wayne Clayton
Anderson, Jerry Alan
Andrews, Stephen Mark
Armstrong, John T.
Arnett, Paul Ray
Ashton, David H
Atkins, Sarah Anne
Atkisson, Jeffrey Carl
Austin, Wayne Gayle
Avery, Karolyn Mai
Avery, Matthew Ian
Baker Elise
Babaz, Linda Sue
Baker, Dell (c/o Mike E Baker)
Baker, Jane
Baker, Donald E
Ball, Joseph L
Barber, Geoffrey Glenn
Barnes, Thomas
Barnum, Kevin
Barr, Scott Ollie
Barrus, Robert Paul
Barrus, Joseph Del
Bartlett, Christopher Warner
Bauer, Karen Sue
Bavousett, Edgar Clyde
Baxley, Wayne S
Bazar-Salvaggio, Linda
Becker, Joseph Aloysius
Becker , Shirley Juanita
Bedford, Winifred Joyce
Belcher, Carl James
Bender, Sally Ann
Bentley, Joseph Leroy
Berg, Joseph F.
Berryman, Jack
besser, raymond b
Biltz, Harry Anthony
Bing, virgil Randolph
Bishir, Robert Anthony
Bishop, Alice Ann
Bittner, Warren
Black, Lynda
Blake, Barbara Ann
Boles, Betty
Bolin, Thomas Richard
Booth, Tamara
Borders, Ed Wayne
Boston, Gary Frank
Boucher, Michael Lee
Bowen, Annette Anderson
Boyette, Paul Avery
Bradford, Linda
Bradford, Alaina
Brady, Carole
Bragg, Donna Lea
Brewer, Myles Vining
Brieno, RD
Bright, Christopher W.
Briley, David C
Bristol, Stephanie Ferguson
Brixhoff, Margaret Elaine
Brock, Adam Daniel
Brock, Joseph Branscome
Brooks, Wanda G.
Brooks, John
Brown, Mary
Brown, Joe Baxter
Brown, Floyd L
Brown, William Mack
Bruce, Lorraine
Bruegel, Barbara Biggs
Bruner, Teresa
Bryan, Jane Ellen
Bryan, Clyde Wesley
Budd, Gary Kenneth
Buell, James C.
Burgess, Michael Roy
Burke, Geraldine L
Burks, Randall Lloyd
Burns, David Michael
Burroughs, Van Stephan
Burt, Suzy B
Butler, Peter James
Callicott, Deborah cromer
Callison, Allan Bryant
Caluda, Daniel S
Campbell, K.
Campbell, Malcolm C.
Cannady, Georgia Kay
Cantrall, Lucile Isaure
Carlisle, Carroll Lee
Carlson, Annalisa
Carnes, Charles Norman
Carr, Barbara Lee
Carr, R
Carr, Kitty Chandler
Carroll, Shawn Eric
Carter, John C
Cartwright, Annette English
Chalona, Stephanie Anne/a>
champion, Richard David
Chancey, Richard Edward
Chasteen, Lisa Michelle
Childress, Carol Cottrell
Christensen, Addie
Church, Gray Carpenter
Claxton, Kenneth Paul
Clayton, Steve
Clemens, Steven James
Cloud, Lisa Janine
Coalson, Jacqueline Jones
Cochran, Stephen O.
Cockrell, John Harrison
Combs, Edward Rae
Conley, Danny Lee
Conn, David
Connell, Amand Gillespie
Conner, Gary Lee
Cooley, Chris Steven
Cooper, James Walter
Cooper, Bert A
Cooper Witter, Tannya
COOTER, BRENDA O'LETA
Copeland, Jill M
Copher, Gerald
Cormack, LL
Cosby, Sharon
Cossey, Nancy
Coster, Mark
Coulam, Brian Griffith
Cox, Joan F
Craft, Gary
Craig, simon
Crain, John Martin
Crandall, Benny Bess
Crane, Beverly Renee
Creech, Jack
Cress, Lois Marie
Crockett, Elaine Virginia williams
Crockford, Trina McLeod
Cromer, Susan Virginia
Crouch, Richard Earl
Crowe, David L.
Crumby, Charlene S
Curtin, Andrew John
Curtis, Kathy F
Cutler, Gregory
Dale, William Bernard
Daniels, Michele L
Daugherty, Olin Earl
Davenport, John B.
Davidson, Barbara L
DAVIS, Betty x.
Davis, David Paul
Davis, Harvey Lee
Davis, Sue
Davis, Paul Byron
Davis (ferguson), Tyler Charles
Davis, Michael Andrew
Day, Jeffrey
Day, Alan M'Cheyne
Dean, Adrian
Dean Sr, Tommy Cockrill
Deeren, Tracy Vera
DeGraaf, Mother
Dennis born Hurren, Patrick John
Dewhurst, Leslie Monahan
Dickerson, P G
Dickerson, Thomas Wayne
Dickinson, William Temple
Dietrich, Jane Clements
Diffey, James Patrick
Dingess, Jimmy G
Dirker, Elinor Mae
Dollar, Ernest Archie
Donachie, Suzanne
Dondero, Jennifer
Doucette, Richard P
 Doud, Joshua Shane
Douglas, Daniel Gordon
Doyle, Maria L
Drabold, Walter
Drabold, David
Drewry, Don Neal
Drummond, Catherine Jean
Dunkin, Joseph Franklin
Dyson, Robert Lawrence
Earley Alston, Pamela Margaret Joyce
Eaton, Samuel
Eccles, Joseph Henry
Edwards, William Russell
Elliott, Kenneth
Ellis, William E
Enloe Griffiths, Kelly Danny
Epps, Cynthia Renee


Espiritu, Carol Lea
Ess, Teresa Turrentine
Everson, Arlyce Olivia
Ewing, Janelle Ann-Maree
Fanshaw, Dennis Bruce
Farley, John
Farmer, Kerry Edith
Fassbinder, Diana Lee
Faulkinbury, Glandle L
Faulkner, Charles
Faust, James Paul
Fehlberg, C. Jack
Felts, Alma
Ferguson, Roger Dean
Ferguson (Davis), Evelyn Pauline
Fine, James Carroll
Finley, Dewain
Finney, David Owen
Fisher, Henry Newton
Flack, Roy Edward
Fletcher, Lawrence Alfred
Floyd, Barbara
Flury, Norman
Flynt, Mary Lou
Fogwell, Shirley M
Folsom, Calvin Evert
Ford C/o Gordon, James Robert
Fortner, James Matthew
Fowler, Joseph A
fowler, lawrence joseph
Franco, Dennis Michael
Frazier, John H
Freeman, Craig
Freeman, Mark Stephen
Freeman, Steven C
French, Daryl David
Froehlich, Stefan
Fry, Cecelia Elizabeth
Fuller, Edna Doris
Gabbard, Martin
Galloway, Joy
Gamble Myers, Joyce
Gann, John Bruce
Gardner, P
Garrett, Van Edward
Garrison, Olen Branford
Gatewood, M. J.
Gerber, Ron
Gibson, Brenda
Gibson-Mount, Karen
Gilchrest, John D
Gilchrest, Ann C
Goodman, Geoffrey David
Goodrich, Gregory
Goodwin, G. M.
Graham, Peter James
Graham, Barbara May
Gray, George Edward
Graybeal, Gary Eugene
Graybill, Glen
Grbac, Kerene
Greene, Pamela Burke
Grevatt, Alexandra
Griffth-McDaniels, Eugene J
Grudziecki, Steven Joseph
Guokas, Geraldine Margaret
H., R.
Haber, Carrie Anne
Hackett, David
Haddow, Craig
Hafer, William Byrd
Haggerty, Herman Frederick
Hahn, Paul
Hale, Lynn Doris
Hall, Larry
Halverson, Otis Frank
Hamilton, David Mike
Hammond, Christopher James
Hamp, Scott Matthew
Harding, Joan
Harkey, James Mace
Harrelson, James Richelieu "Rich"
Harris, John E
Harris, Stephanie Sue
Harris, Charles Edward
Harris, James Edwin
Harris, Barry Dwight
Harris, Andrea Lovell
Harrison, Fred
Hartland, Dorothy
Hartlin, Larry Wayne
Hartness, Jerry Edward
Hatchett, Rebecca Sue
Hawkins, Gene P
Hawkins, Winnie Ruth
Hayden, Bruce
Hayden, Julia Augusta Morbeck
Hedgpeth, Katherine (Kate) Hollingsworth
Hegerhorst, Karl
Dea Ann Heinen
Henderson, Patricia Ann
Hickman, James
Hilscher, Mary Merle
Hinson, Barbara Ann
Hinton, Otis Calvin
Hollingsworth, Ralph Dunn
Holmes, Jack Anthony
Hood, Gloria Ann
Houston, Shirley Maxine
Howard, William E.
Howard, Graham
Howard, William E
Howe, Richard Allison
Howle, Susanna Kouns
Huey, J N
Huey, Robert John
Huey, D B
Hughes, Lisa Kay
Hulett, Marie Therese
Hunke, Jimmy
Hunter, Robewrt Lee
Hurst, Clay Ellis
Hvidsten, Douglas Ralph
Hvidsten, Melissa Kaye
HYATT, MICHAEL CORY
Ingalls, Lynne
Ingham, Patricia Noeline
Irvine, Samantha Joan
Irwin, Anne Elizabeth
Isbell, Jennifer Marie
James, Jody Jeanine
Jardine, Bradley William
Jay, John Allen
Jay, Patricia Ellen
Jensen, Anita Joan
Jett, John R
Johnson, robert christopher
Johnson, Jessie
Johnson, James
Johnson, Bobby Harold
Johnson, William Kenneth
Johnstone, Marion
Jones, Linda Marie
Jordan, Harry
Jordan-Frank, C
Jorgensen, David W
Jury, Erma
Kauzlarich, Mary Ellen
Keiser, Miranda
Kelley, Richard Lee
Kellum, John Dennis
Kelly, John
Kendall, Matthew Bruce
Kent, Douglas
Kerrigan, James Franklin
Kidd, J Harverty
Killian III, Robert Cherry
Kincaid, Craig
King, Amy Abercrombie
King, Veda
King, Lori
Kinsel, KKR
Kirby, Rebecca J
Kirby, Martha Carter
Kirkman, Anthony Terence
Kiser, Melvin Paul
Klein, Steve Paul
Klym, Cheryl Lynn
Knapp, Kay
Knechtel, Tina
Kolakowski, Ann E
Knechtel, Tina
Krell, Marilyn (Allen)
Kronen, Ari
Krumrine, Julie
L., V.
Lackey, Ann L
Lambert, Mary Pulliam
Lane, Rosemary
Lang, John Harold Albert
Larsen, Karen Kaye
Lasker, Elena Marie
Lauer, Judie
Launay, James Henry
Launay c/o Donna Launay, Henry David
Laur, James
Law, Roderick Lynn
Leov, Bernard Leslie
Lewis, Mary Margaret
lewis, kathryn
Lewis, Thomas Wayne
L'Heveder, Sarah
Lilly, Kevin
Linder, Nancy
Lisanby, Charles Wayne
Livingston, Lee Anthony
Livingston, Larry
Longacre, Patricia J.
Love, Stella Kay
Lowe, Carolyn
Lowry, Ned Mayland
Lutter, David Richard
Lutz, Sandra Sue
Lydick, Paula
Lyons, Tina
Macdonald, Mac Alexander
Mackey, Michael George
MacSween, Rory
Magrill, David
Mahon, William Thomas
Maioriello, Carri
Malcolm, Hank
Malone, Shane Edward
Malzahn, Bev
Manning, Jane Anne
Marcovitz, Traci lee
Maricle, Chelsea Peran
Marine, Joseph Alan
Markus, Betty Jean
Marlin, Russell
Marlowe, Donald Hugh
Martin. David John
Martin, Jeffrey Clark
Mason, Teresa Jean
Masterson, Jane
Mathiasson, Sharon L
Mathis, Ronnie
Mattei, E
Matthews, William Allen
Mayo, Nolie Nelle
McAdams, Royal
NcAuliffe, Jean
McCarty, Steve
McCauley, Charles McCauley H
McClanahan, Craig
McConnaughhay, Jim
McConnell, Charles
McConnell, Don
McCormack, Gregory Allen
McCreery, Brian Marshall
McDonald, Tommy Wayne
McEvoy, Lawrence
McGill, Warren
McGivney, Carole
McGovern, Jerry
McGrew, Daniel Leroy
McGrew, Tony R
McKeegan, John
McKinney, Thornton Sterling
McLain, Ralph
McLaurin, Barbara Perry
McLean, Robert Jackson
McLendon, Larry
McNeely, Michael Richard
McNichols, William Laird
Melican, Lorraine
Mellinger, Rebekah Marie
Menzies, Mary Helen
Miller, John Raymond
Miller, John Edward
Miller, Raymond Thomas
Miller, Holland
Miller, Leroy
Miller, Wendy Welsh
Miller, Eileen Bentley
Miller, Barbara Dolores
Mills, Everett
Miner, Edward Anthony
Mink, Phillip Loyd
Minor, Forrest Louden
Minor, Robert C
Mitchell, Nicola
Monson, Marjorie Irwin
Montgomery, William
Montgomery, William
Moody, Darrick
Morgan, Joyce
Morgan Clarence
Morotti, Matteo
Morris, Linda Jane
Morris, Colleen
Mulleneix, John G
Mumma, Adin David
Murray, John Jay
Myers, Michael John
Myhrvold, Terje
Nash, Mark J
Nay, Patricia Louise
Needham, Linda
Nelsen, Arthur H.
Nelson, Stewart Coleman
Nelson, Nancy Owen
Newcombe, Tommy
Nicholas, David
Nichols, George Robert
Nicholson, Robert
Nixon, Lisa Ann
Noe, Joseph Adam David
Norris, Jeff D
Norton, Robert S
Nottingham, Larry Ray
Nottingham, Patrick Irving
Nottingham, alexander Nathanile
Nottingham, Ashley Ann
Nuckolls, Lawrence Edward
Nuding, Deborah
Oakes, Lynne Ruth
O'Brien, Michael E
O'Brien, Betty J
O'Guin, Randy
Olsen, Arnstein Ingulf
Orr, Carolyn B
Osborne, Judith (Judy) Baxter Ann
OSH
O'Shields, P.
O'Toole, William Timothy
Owen, Karen Jane
Owen, Joseph Charles
Page, Kenneth James
Parrish, Daniel Michael
Pattey, Elisabeth A
Paulaskas, Dennis Charles
Pautenis,Pius Veto
Payson, Richard
Pearson, Richard E.
Pelletier, Gloria
Penner, Peter
Pennington, Susan J
Perea, Kathleen claudia
person, gary gene
Peterson, Linda Dunn
Pickard, Brenda Mae
Pickens, Patricia Ann
PLETCHER, MarySue
Plotkin, Alan
Plumlee, Donald
 Pollett, Hilda
Ponton, Charles Preston
Posey, Evelyn Roberts
Potter, David Jimmie
Powell, Kenneth Herbert
Prichard, Lydia Irene
Pridgeon, Leonard Dwight
Proctor, Charlotte
Pryor, Beverly
Pulliam, Winston W
Pyles, Robert Bennie
Rachoy, Jeannette Joy
Radnich, Spencer Irving
Rainey, Scott E.
Ralls, David Allen
Ray, Austin Jerry
Rayburn, Patricia Ann
Reddick, Bryan Dewitt
Reckers, elizabeth
Reed, Keith William
Reed, Richard Dee
Reif, Nellie Irene, X chr matches
Relph, Richard
Reynolds, Ronnie Craig
Reynolds, Lendel Ray
Rhodes, Roger E
Rice, Marilyn Ruth
Rice, Virginia Ann
Richards, Melissa Nancy
Richardson, William Raymond
Roach, Herschel Robert
Robbie, Mary Marjorie Elizabeth
Rober, Caroline Melissa Braxton
Roberson, Harold Darwin
Robinson, John Scott
Robinson, Thomas Jude
Robinson, Gilbert Chase
Rogers, Karen Ann
Rogers, Lindley Marvin
Rogers, Michael V
Rood, Richard lawrence
Rosa, Amye
Rose, Michael
Ross, James Miller
Ruddock, S
Russell, Judy G
Salinas, Carol Ann
Salmans, Glenda Rae
Salmans, Rita Jean
Sands, Shari
Savage, William Tigrett
Sawyer, Charles Robert
Saylor, Haskell Odell
Schafer, Linda
Schmitt, Kimberley Linn
Schnarr, Jerry C
Schubert, Jason
Schultz, Elaine Louise
Scott, Patrice
Scott, Gregory
Scranage, Angela
Searle, Arlayne J
Searle, Dennis Harlow
Searls, Ronald Curtis
Sears, Richard Duane
Sears, Robert Carlton
Self,
Settles, William Charles
Seyffert, Darla Ann
Shanley nee Blackley, Susan
Shaw, Michael Carlisle
Shelton, Cynthia L.
Shelton, Rose Marie
Shinavar-Jackson, C/o Beverly
Shires, Theodore Neal
Short, Wilbur Dean
Shortridge, Roger Blair
Simko, Sheila
Simpson, robert
Sisseck, Pj
Sisson, Theresa Gayle
Slack, Kim Leon
Smeaton, Peter John
Smith, Clara Janis
Smith, Elizabeth
Smith, Jean Ellen Morgan
Smith, Daniel Francis
Smithey, David Lawrence
Smotherman, Darlene Faye
Smotherman, Shelia DeVon
Smotherman, Sharon Gail
Sohrwide, Richard Micheal
Span, Leona Irene
Sparks, Branson Burnett Beasley
Sparks, Mary Carolyn Ussery
Spears, Nancy Virginia
Speck, Alysa Corinne
Spicer, Beverly White
Sprigg, William Donaldson
St. Holmes, Derek Bruce

 Stall, Alan
Stanley, Juanita Lou
Stapleton, Thomas Jefferson
Steadman, charles Raymond
Stephenson, Larry Gene
Stephenson, William Jenkins
Stevens, Martha Demaris
Stevens, Linda Carol
Stevens, Merle
Stevens (c/o Merle Stevens), Ray
Steward, Donald Lee
Stewart, Adam
Stewart, Albert L
Stiefel, Judy Carolyn
Stoffa, Jeff
Stoffa, Barbara
Stogsdill, David E
Stone, Jerry L
Stone, Michael Freeman
Stoppels, Marcel
Strait, Mary Ellen
Straub, Velta
Straub, Cecil Carolyn
Stroud, Lowell
Stubblefield, Linda
Sullivan, Marie Mackey
Sullivan, William Emmett
Summers, Lee
Surtees, Diane H
Suther, Beverley Coltrane Jones
Swayne, Anna
Sykes, Patrice Roxanne
Sylva, Gilbert Darian
Tanner, Harold Bruce
Taylor, Arlene Rose
Taylor McCrimmon, Mary Louise
Teeter, Marilyn Jean
Terry, Serena Ann
Testa, Frank
Thibodeaux, Roland John
THOMAS, APRIL
Thomas, Beverly Ann
Thompson, Clifton Bilbo
Thompson, Eugene Thomas
Titus, Kevin Patrick
Tombaugh, Mildred Ellen
Tose, SusN Daphne
Tose, Norma
Tripp, Warren Earl
Turner, Mark
Turner, Jacob C
Tye, David Paul
Van Vleck, Thomas E
Vanausdoll, Marvin Allen
Vance, Ronald Thomas
Vanoy, Daniel
Vaughn, Vickie Lynn
Vollandt, Lori Ann
Waggoner, David
Wahl, Mary Clare
Wahle, Elizabeth L
Walchuk, Vi
Walden, Richard J
Walker, Randy Arnold
Wallace, William H. 'Bill'
Wallace, James Edward
Walls, Kevin Wayne
Walls, Archibald
Walls, Helen Laverne Taylor
Walsh, Jane McCann
Walter, Elaine
Walters, Alison McManus
Wandell, James Lawton
Wanglin, William Carl
Ward, Jon Marion
Waren, Kenneth Lee
Warner, Patricia Diane
Waterhouse, Michael Hamilton
Watkins, John
Watson, Joseph calhoun
Watson, Phyllis Jean
Watson, Billy Warren
Watts, William Byron
Webb, Dale Lee
Webb, Bob
Webber, Susan Pemberton
Wells, Kent Warren
Welsh, Robert Fredrick
White, Gloria
White, Jerry Brinson
Whitehouse, H
Whitehurst, Keith
Whittley, Steven Dallas
Whitten, Randy Glen
Wiggins, Arthur Brenton
Wilder, Bill R
williams, james larry
williams, larry wayne
Williams, Michael John
Williams, Phillip
Williams, Shirley Kay
Williams, William Franklin
Williams Cox, Deanna
Wilson, Ted
Wilson, Mary Emily
Wilson, Ronald T
Winters, Dennis Robert
WITCHER, MARY THERESSIA
Witzel, Diane
Wood, Hilliard Officer
Woodall, Vincent Lee
Woodruff Fricke, Thelma Elizabeth
Woody, W.D.
Worman, Maria Jo
Wright, Andrea Lynne
Wright, Graham
Wright, Diana Sue
Wuellner, Courtney
Wyatt, Stuart
Yager, Sue Scott
Yancey, Floyd
Zike, Davida Lynette

Ethnic Distribution of the author's DNA

Ethnic Distribution of the author's DNA

Ethnic Distribution of the author's DNA

Ethnic Distribution of the author's DNA
Atkisson shares a group of DNA matches in common with the author: Coalson, Day, Mathews, Nelson, Russell, Stapleton and Williams, seen in this row or to the right.
Three show either one or both of the typical matching segments on chr 12 for Taylor descendants, i.e. descendants of Thomas Taylor b 1572 in Hadleigh Suffolk and his wife, Margaret Swnderby b 1578 in Copenhagen, but all five show a longer match on chr 1 that indicates nearer common ancestors.

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, although I do get into the gentry with Nicholas at Ge3 along this line and nobility with Windsor at G13, and the latter people almost always married within their class, so there are any number of maternal lines where the common ancestor may be.

A comparison with David Nicholas, a 2nd cousin by the author's maternal grandmother, who also shares the author's quadruple Taylor descent, shows no match along this range of chr 1 but it does show a short adjacent matching segment just to the right of it. Such a sharp gene realignment break as compared with more distant cousins is less likely to take place between two siblings, but it is typical for a following generation. So it seems the match is along the author's maternal chr 1 and specifically along the part his mother inherited from her father, while the part farther to the right was obviously from her mother.
The same clean break occurs on chr 19 between Stapleton and Nicholas, which also leads to the conclusion that the common ancestor with Stapleton are to be found in either the author's Bland or Harris eighth sectors. Then again Nicholas does show three matches with Coalson and one with Burke on chr 2, 5 and 17, for which the common ancestry seems to be in the author's Nicholas, Prather, Pope or Brown 1/16th sectors.
Hence more than pair of common ancestors seem to be involved, or some of the mystery might be due to the author's second Pope descent that Nicholas does not share, i.e. over the brother of the common ancestor Worden Pope Po6, Thomas Pope Po7=6.

To the right, Atkisson's match (who is not in the author's direct male line Hester pedigree. but rather among the Southern state Hester line that the author has over the mother of his paternal grandfather), Stephen Hermes Hester shows Berry, Brooke Bryant, Butler, Cary, Clarkson, Cooper, Dabney, Eaton, Jennings, JOhnstone, Madison, Mason, Moore, Montague, Neville, Overton, Payne, Price, Randolph and Taylor. Stephen Hester seems to be of the southern Hesters, who are haplogroup I not R1b like the author, but a paternal great grandmother of the author is believed to be of that line, and he shows numerous ancestral names in common with the and is certain to be related over his Overton, Jennings, Mason and/or Clarkson etc. ancestry.

Coalson shows Noe, Allen, Wood, Davis, Cary, Smith, Childress, Jones, Cooper, Green, Hobbs and Walker. Here the common ancestry seems to be Cary and Hobbs. But she also appears in a group of matches with Workman ancestry.

The matches over the break on chr 1 seem to be from a maternal line off the author's McConnell line below the point where the other McConnells are related.Ascending this would be Workman, Shrewmaster, Nesbit, Kennedy and X b about 1715 Cumberland Co PA or Antrim Ireland m about 1730 James McConnell The unknown wife is, however, likely to be an ancestor of the other McConnells and hence not source of this DNA.

Ingalls is a descendant of Jacob Workman.
Matthews shares Tucker ancestry with the author, but the names Churchill, King, Armstrong, Smith, Robinson, Payne, Bacon (but Cape Cod branches, not Virginian), Johnston, Farmer, Reynolds, Anderson, Martin, Jones and Brown in other branches of his family leave the possibilities of other connections open.


as seen from Atkisson's CB

as seen from the author's CB

as seen from Atkisson's CB

as seen from the author's CB

as seen from Atkisson's CB

as seen from the author's CB

as seen from Atkisson's CB

as seen from the author's CB

as seen from Atkisson's CB

as seen from the author's CB

as seen from Atkisson's CB

as seen from the author's CB

as seen from Atkisson's CB

as seen from the author's CB
This is a a group of 15 including Dea Ann Heinen and the author. There do not seem to be any ancestors in common for all in the group, but there seem to be different ancestors in common between a few of them. While I cannot guess which any of them share with each other, but not with me, I have been able to establish with a degree of certainty, which ancestors I share with some of them, and hence guess which matching DNA segments can be attributed to specific ancestors and by consequence guess which ancestors those with missing or incomplete pedigrees must have.

Heinen has Woodson ancestry with a maternal line to my double Tucker line and a Taliaferro line with a maternal Johnson line, which may connect with the collateral Johnson line off my double Tucker line (Two possible Johnson- Tucker connections: direct and Tucker/Woodson/Allen/Johnson). Furthermore, from one of her Hall ancestor's middle name "Anderson" a guesstimation of Anderson/Terrell/Overton descent was possible. Finally she also has Bacon ancestry.

Copher has Pope ancestry, although as double 10th cousin, this is a rather remote relationship. While his pedigree does not go back very far maternally, Williams is another possible source of common ancestry.

Hurst matches David Tye (a triple Terrell descendant) and me along 4 segments an chr 7, 8, 10 and 18. Hence he must be a ">Terrell descendant.

Ray has a double Harrison line, a Wilson line and a long Watson line, while Watson also has Pope ancestry.

To the right there are several matching segments with Ray that do not coincide with those of the others, but one on chr 5 that matches Nottinghem and Ponton. Nottingham's match on chr 16 indicates Pyle ancestry.

Here are six screenshots of a mutually matching group except for Mumma and Reynolds.

Reif is a Norwegian whose father was German, so the common ancestry seemed at first to be in the author's descent from various septs of Clan Gunn of Caithness and Orkney, which was settled by the Vikings who assimilated with the original Pictish population. There were some subsequent returners from Orkney to Norway so the matches are not totally surprizing. But as her father was for a time believed to be American we made exhaustive study of other possibilities for these numerous matching segment. The author's early Maryland ancestor, Christopher Randall married a certain Joanna widow Norman and lived near the Delware border in the 1660's not far from New Sweden that was taken over by the Dutch in the 1650's, while both these names are those of Norwegian Royal families to which Reif has lines of descent. So the possibility that Randall and his wife were Norwegians and not English as heretofore believed has to be considered. Hence all matches with Reif can be limited to such lines.

As discussed elsewhere on this page, there are two short segments on chr 12 identified as coming from Thomas Taylor and Margaret Swinderby, while Margaret was born in Copenhagen in 1578. And a few of my matches along these segments seem to have ancestry going back to the Highlands and hence to Cla Gunn without being of Taylor descent. 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.
Wahle also has Kentucky ancestors.
Roach has Walker ancestors, which I have in collateral lines more particularly off my quadruple Taylor lines all of which are in my maternal grandmother's quarter and are typified by the short match to the right of the break on chromosome 12. Wahle's match there is just to the right of the usual Taylor range and may be my Gilbert DNA on my paternal chr 12 instead of on my maternal chr 12.

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.
The very short match to the left of the break also occurs in many of my matches, in particular Taylor descendants but it may come in on some other line farther down on Taylor.


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 Scotland.

Matches as seen by Reif.
This row is a series of schreenshots taken from Reif's CB including her X chr matches compared with the author and our common matches.

In the row below Hatchett's ancestry and possible common ancestors are discussed. DNA from common ancestor's over the author's maternal grandmother is highly unlkely.

To the right, Nowicke has Nicholas ancestors from Cornwall, Sutton and Woodward from North Carolina, for who I have been able to "guesstimate" pedigree places. The characteristic matching segment on chr 7 seems to be from one of these families, but a match with Clarence Wade Pate indicates it is Pate, Pope or Wade DNA.

Seventh to the right, Duke has a Mims line with maternal branches to Martin, Woodson. Duke also matches with the others on chr 7, so the matching segment is likely to be Tucker DNA, which is of both my double Foote and Pope lines.

Here are four screenshots including some the above matches and newer Matches Hatchett and Cromer.
Hatchett’s pedigree also includes a Powell line, while my Prather immigrant came on the same boat and at the expense of a William Powell but married a MacKay (Clan Gunn, by the way) associated somehow with the Powell family, perhaps a niece. Hatchett also has a Nancy Ann Tucker b 1715 d 1786 Petersburg VA, which is very close to where my Tuckers lived. My double Worden Pope and Behethaland Foote (Tucker descendant) marriage in Fauquier Co Va. So it would not be surprizing to discover her Nancy Ann Tucker was a daughter of y Tucker and x Pope, both on my pedigrees. She also has a Battle/Battell line that may go back to Battaille, a French Huguenot line the married into the Taylors and Taliaferros. And she has Duke, Burgess, Thompson, Fowler and Watkins which all turn up here and there collaterally. Then she has a Thomasine Fox in Massachusetts, while my Nathaniel Pope immigrant married a Lucy Fox in St. Mary’s Co MD. She has a William Reed – Christian Jennings marriage around 1685 possibly in NC. This may connect with my quadruple to 10-fold Reade lines as well as my double Jennings line. And she has a Sally Allen b about 1770 in VA, which may be a collateral line off my Tuckers. Hence it seems we have several remote ancestors in common and figuring out which matching segments are from which ancestors requires some additional pedigrees that locate the exact ancestors better.
Nicholas is the author's maternal grandmother's grandnephew and does not match any of the others in this group except the range on chr 12 identified as Taylor DNA and the two short matches on chr 13 and 14 with Reif, from whom he also shares four lines of descent. Coincidental gene realignment is one possible explanation for this, but it seems more likely that common ancestors are generally lacking, i.e. the common ancestors are in a different quarter of the author's ancestry, specifically along either his maternal grandfather's double Jennings or Pope/Foote/Berryman/Newton/Tucker line. It also makes the Randall/Norman, Robinson, Cumming and Wilson origins less likely for the matches with Reif, while making the Jamison and McConnell origins more likely. The tangential cut between the longer matches with Hatchett and Nicholas on chr 14 indicate a realignment at the author's mother's conception, i.e. the Hatchett match is probably comprised of genes from his maternal grandfather, while the Nicholas match is compired of genes from his maternal grandmother.
A break-through on establishing Reif's ancestry came withher three matches on chr 11 exactly where Nicholas and the author match Andrews DNA. This means she and her three matches descend from a sibling of one descent line from Elizabeth Andrews to George Nicholas III b 1831.
The X chr match with Cress means that for both of us the line to the common ancestry has no two consecutive male generations and goes through one of my maternal lines. Furthermore, as discussed in the top row of these CB screenshots, the matches dotted red on chr 1 seem to be over my maternal grandfather, so there seems to be a match with Cress along my Bland/Harris descent line. Cress's Taylor descent could come in on any collateral line of any pedigree in any quarter of the author's ancestry, so it makes no difference that the author's four taylor lines are all in his maternal grandmother's quarter.

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 to Kansas.
The shorter matches of Cress with Stapleton, Burke and Day on chr 1, 10 and 12 indicate common ancestors for the five of us. The lack of a match for Malone with any of the others except Cress makes me ask if they both match each other or whether one is on my paternal chromosome and the other on my maternal one.
Geraldine Burke shows an Armistead which I have in my Carter line. As this is a rather singular family name, I would expect Stapleton and Day to have Armisteads somewhere too. To the right, Seyfert is a known 3rd cousin of Hester descendant, and there is also a Searle branch of this family.
Unless Malone and Cress are related on my maternal side it seems likely that they are related on either the Gilbert or Hester branch of the common ancestors with the first three, John Hester and Margaret Gilbert, although Malone shows definite Taylor descent on chr 12 and 22.

Second and third to the right a group of 9 common matches including Seyffert and me, but both Malone and Marlowe have matches with me on my maternal side so not all segments are paternal Hester DNA.

Presuming that Nuckolls is a variant spelling of Nicholas and the two Y DNA tests match, some interesting conclusions can be draw about the division of the DNA matching the author's second cousin, David Nicholas, into the various maternal lines branching off our mutual Nicholas ancestral quarter. For then Nuckolls most likely branches off the Nicholas line before G6, where the collateral lines are still rather fuzzy.
Hulett shows a group of 4 other DNA matches in common with the author, while one of these, Roach, shows more than ten in common with the Author, some of whom have Pope ancestry. The conclusion is that this smaller group has to do with the longer match on chr 1 or respectively the Everson's segment exactly adjacent to it and Norris's as well as Harrison's and Hulett's continued segments there, i.e. that the author has a rather long segment from the common ancestor of all 6 test persons. Further, that other ancestors are involved in the larger group of matches shown by Roach, whom Hulett does not share.

The length of the supposed DNA segment makes a closer ancestor than 4th great grandparent seem likely, but Hulett's rather extensive pedigree offers only names suggesting an earliest common ancestor at G7 to G12

Hulett has a Wade ancestor with a guesstimated relationship at G12, but Taylors, Andersons and Wilsons in NJ and PA as well as Hestons in NJ and PA. The name similarity between Hester and Heston offers such a closer relation possibility in time and geography, but the author's only known Hester relative to tested does not match Hulett, although she does have matching segments on chr 12 adjacent on both sides of Hulett's longer matching segment there, besides a match in the same range on chr 12 which is not enough to show up as Hulett's match.

The aforesaid larger group of matches on the part of Roach include Nellie Irene Reif, a woman of Norwegian and German ancestry, whose match with me seems to be based in part on my ancestors of descent from Clan Gunn and the Viking settlement of Orkney and otherwise has given rise to the theory that my Randall/widow Norman marriage in Eastern 17th century Maryland was of two lines descended not from English ancestors, but from the Royal Norwegian Randall and Norman lines. This theory is supported by the fact that McConnaughey with a triple East Maryland Norman Descent shows up as Roaches common match who is not shared by Hulett. Another match in common with Roach is William Mack Brown, who shares as a match in common with the author, Peter James Butler or entirely English/Irish descent, whose common ancestry obviously predates the author's ancestors' immigration to the USA prior to 1750, and in particular the ancestor Alexander Wade of Norwich b 1640.

Of the matches in common with Hulett, Everson shows only Hulett but a match with John Martin Crain, who has the same Anderson of PA ancestry as Hulett, as well as a match with David Allen Ralls, who shows Wakelee ancestry, which might be Wakelyn, and Johnson of Virginia, which could be one of several of the author's collateral lines.


due to Tye's triple descent from Richmond Terrell, all of his matching segments have been labled Terrell DNA, although there are some other possible common ancestors, who might require a change of some of the other lines as more comparisons are made.
The matches with Tye, Cooter and Hyatt on chr 12 indicate a descent from the martyr, Rowland Taylor, while those 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 John 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.
Hyatt also has some Brereton ancestors, although mine are much farther back. And he hs two Hobson lines, while I also have a maternal Hobson lines off my Cary line about G10. He also has Fry in London, while my Frye came from Alsace. He has a Garland of Delaware, mine from Virginia. He has a Womack line, as does another match of mine, although I do not. He also has a Humphries and Harris line. He has a Bledsoe line that an Anne Jennings married into, while my Jennings family has a Katherine Jennings b about 1770 marrying Benjamin Bledsoe. His Anne may be an unnamed daughter of unaccounted for one Te7-2 in my pedigree. His Tyrrell line may be related to them too, but there are other findings. and his Burrill/Burrell might be related to my Burwells, as might his Wests.
Tye is a triple descendant of Richmond Terrell by his son William and grandson, John Terrell, who married Elizabeth Harrison, dau of Nathaniel Harrison and Mary Cary, but he also shows Cummings, Taylor, Nin, Wilson, Norman, Price, Walker and Waters.

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 Clan Gunn (Nelson is a sept of the clan) 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. However, recent findings indicate that my Randall ancestors and the wife, Johanna widow Norman near the MD/Delaware border may have been the children of early Swedish settlers and could also be the source of the chr 22 match.

Third and fourth to right, Kathy Hays Curtis shares Baker, Harris, Nuding, Tye and Vance with the author as common DNA matches.
As common ancestral or collateral names, Curtis shows Duncan, Taylor, Richardson and Freeman
Nuding shows Page, Harris and Willis ancestors. Nichols shows Taylor, Gilbert, Harris, Harrison, Howard, Randall, Robinson, Rowland, Smith, Wood and Wright.
Harris also shows Williams.
Vance shows Price, Page, Taylor, Payne, Jennings, Pope. Wright and Wade.

Eighth to the right, a comparison of 4 Scandinavians and Robinson of Taylor and triple Robinson descent.


Perspective of Kathy Hays Curtis

Perspective of Kathy Hays Curtis

Perspective of Kathy Hays Curtis

Author's perspective

Author's perspective

Author's perspective
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, or from Christopher Randall and/or Johanna x widow Norman. My double Pope line has an Edwards marrying in on a collateral line which would not bring a common ancestor, 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. Tucker/Allerton ancestry.
The long match with Eaton and Brixhoff on chr 2 is, however, most phenominal: the former's father was of Cherokee descent while the latter shows a decent from Jane Rolfe, the granddaughter of Pocahontas. As my maternal grandfather's Bland/Pope line also has two Duncan/Gallop/Bryant/Wahanganoche lines we are looking at a possible DNA confirmation of William Deyo's theory that Chief Wahanganoche did indeed marry a grandchild of Pocahontas and Kocoum. Whether Eaton's match is somewhere off my line of descent or off Brixhoff's or off some Cherokee assimilation of Potawomack survivors or from earlier intermarriage among these tribes remains to be seen. Before drawing any conclusions, a look at the genes involved is necessary to evaluate whether they are actually native American Powhatan or in reality Caucasian. Then other possibilities of common ancestors have to be ruled out. The length of the matching segment is phnenominally long for a distance of 13 generations to Pocahontas.
To the far right we see more matches in the this possible Powhatan segment on chr 2 as well as the typical Taylor segment of chr 12.


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as seen by Hyatt who has three different Taylor matches and a different Larson match.

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Jett shares the known Pocahontas DNA segment on chr 10, so he must be a descendant of the marriage of Lucinda Owens b 12 Jan 1755 King George Va d 11 Aug 1823 Marietta ohio and Thomas Jett b ABT 1754 in St. Paul's Parish. Hence he must be a descendant of Margaret Bryant Br10-1-1-1.

Second to the right, The Minor borthers share Frye and Owens ancestry, the former maternally and the latter paternally. On my maternal chr 5 there is an adjacent realignment break with my grandfather's conception where I share Frye DNA with the Minors and Salinas from his mother, but Duncan DNA from his father with Bristol. Similarly third to the right, on chr 12

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

Second to the right, I believe the spelling of the name Atkisson is a shift from Atkinson, which I have found as collateral line in Washington. This line moved to North Carolina before the Revolution, where Burke has many southern ancestors so there is a geographical possiblity here. Nelson also has ancestors in SC and TN.

One peculiarity is Burke's double line to Mary Pile of Charles Co Md: my Pyle line comes into my Ludlows one generation after the Washington/Wakelyn infusion and raises the question of earlier relationship between the Pyles and Washingtons. However Burke does show a Mary Armistead who must connect with mine.

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.

Further to the right: Crandall shows Randall, Stephenson, Strange, Wade, West.

Second to the right White is a known Berryman/a> decendant.


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This is a group of nine matches in common with Crandall plus matches with others of the same family names, while of these Fine only matches a few but matches five more on my list. Furthermore, shown below, Ralls also shares a group of 24 matches with the author including these nine, 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.

Fine has three matches by the name of Barbee, so his ancestry probably goes along a male Barbbee line a few generations more than mine. There are also some names suggesting the Pope/Foote connections to Washington or respectively Tucker>/Allen/Johnson. And besides sharing Crandall, Lang, Lilly and Hedgpeth as matches Fine has Dietrich, Johnson, Nelson, Shelton and Thomas as common matches with me.

2nd to the right, unless we have some unknown common ancestor on the author's paternal side, Crandall, Fine and Farmer have longer matching segments that would have to be a realignment from Wade and Pope DNA. This is possible in all the full siblings of the author's maternal grandmother, but there is another Pope line over his maternal grandfather.

Seventh to the right, Hedgpeth may share Overton descent over her Talley ancestors, but the match on chr 10 shared with Howle seems to be much closer than this remote connection and is most likely on her paternal side

Eighth to the right Howle's match on chr 17 seems to be Fontaine DNA, but she also shares both Salmans as common matches, who share Overton ancestry ba a sibling of the descendant who married Elkins Talley.

Second and tenth to the right, Lilly is a Bolling descendant


as seen from Crandall's CB

as seen from the author's CB all seem to share one segment or the other identified as likely Pope DNA,

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Aimiee Jo Day Shows Elizabeth Pope and Daniel McCarty as ancestors

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To the right. Mink shares the match on chr 16 identified as Pyle DNA: Robert Pyle born in Bishop Cannings Wiltshire, whom I have tentatively placed in my Pyle pedigree which also hales from Wiltshire. Although Nicholas shares the author's descent from Jane Pyle, he does not share this Pyle DNA but is likely to share other Pyle DNA with other Pyle descendants.

Second to the right, Andrews matches on chr 11 and 16 make it seem that we share the same Andrews descent and that this DNA has carried through since 1500, also that Dollar's matches on chr 16 are not Pyle DNA, but Ludlow or Windsor DNA. From the discovery below that the match on chr 11 is also by Gary Boston and that an Andrews daughter married a Boston it seems this DNA goes farther back to said Andrews pedigree.
While Nicholas and the author have a Booth line that comes near here it is on the le Blount side of the de Windsor - le Blount marriage along this line. Hence this does not explains, Booth's sharing this same match on chr 11. However, we must bear in mind that we are talking about Norman English families who were generally not allowed to marry outside their own circles.

Second to right, at the right end of the match on chr 16, Nicholas matches one of several short segments where the author also matches Crane, who is a Newton descendant. Here we can provisionally presume that realignment took place in one of the successive generations leading to the grandparents of Nicholas and the author. This would be Berryman, Foote or Pope.
Since Dollar shares one short with the author and Andrews Middle/right on chr 16, (until some othe common ancestor is discovered) it is reasonable to assume that Nicholas and Dollar share another short segment of Andrews DNA middle/left on chr 16; for the longer match with Nicholas here is most likely made up of shorter segments from more remote common ancestors. So the same applies for the other matches with Dollar, for the time being they may all be considered Andrews DNA, although the longer segment on chr 1 looks more like nearer comon ancestry.


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This is a group of 24 matches in common with Ralls. Copher show only Pope as a possible common ancestor. So a provisional marking of all segments shared with him as Pope DNA seems reasonable, allbeit he is presumably a double 11th cousin, hence very remote indeed, so some other closer relationship may yet show up as more pedigrees are posted.

Dondero, Doud and Crandall share realtively long DNA segments with the author and are obviously more closely related to the autho than Copher and Ralls, but only Crandall matches on a likely Pope segment on chr 10 while Dondero matches with another on chr 13, and Doud and Ralls match with one on chr 1.

Second to the right, the long matching segments on chr 4 incicate a relatively relationship, although there seems little possibility of anything nearer than 4th cousin.

Pridgeon shows the typical Swinderby DNA match on chr 22. As possible common ancestral names leading to one of author's direct ancestors he shows Thomas Carter b about 1700 d 1750 Goochland Co Va as well as Richardson Brooks b 1730 Hanover Va and Louisa Wood b May 1827 GA, while the names Fox, Robertson, Montgomery, White, Scarborough, Herrington and Davis might lead to some collateral line.


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The match on chr 2 has been identified as both the DNA of John Smith of Baltimore and that of Capt John Smith of Jamestown.
The matches on chr 16 seem to be Andrews DNA, although about 10 generation are missing to identify the exact descent..

Third to the right, Nelson is a Sisson an Overton/Anderson as well as Clann Gunn descendant.


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As shown above the matches on chr 11 and 16 have been provisionally identified as Andrews DNA. In the screenshot 2nd to the right, neither Andrews nor Boston's exact descent from this pedigree has been established, but the fact that an Andrews daughter married a Boston coupled with these matching DNA segments are a strong argument for the assumption of this origin for these DNA segments.

The match on chr 16 adjacent to the other three looks like the result of conceptual gene realignment somewhere along the line of descent, when for Crandall the DNA of another common ancestor was mixed in to form this clean break. Suggesting that this was with the Windsor - Andrews 15/16th century marriage is no more logical than a generation later with the Windor - Ludlow mid 16th century marriage or even later requires exact lineage data. But the longer matches with Crandall, Dollar and Harrison do indicate a closer relationship that may not be on the author's Nicholas/Carter/Ludlow/Windsor/Andrews lineage at all, as these shorter matching segments are products of random gene realignment and may be tumbled in together in any way conform with the infathomable biological laws of affinities of living matter, that some may like to call the hand of God.

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.


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As discussed elsewhere on this page, the very short match of four of us on chr 12 speaks for a distant common ancestor, Thomas Taylor b 1572 in Hadleigh Suffolk.
The matche on chr 11 has also been identified above as even more ancient Andrews DNA.

An X chr match as in the case of Cress means that as seen by both of us the line of descent from the common ancestors can have no two males in a row and that the lenggth of the matching segments tend to be shorter over a span to the maternal grandmother than from a male to the mother of his maternal grandfather. Some of the family names for the author's qualifying lines are shown, although more could be named, but these are all coded with green numbers in the author's ancestral index by descent with the more matrnal lines at the bottom of the page.

Those segments matching Cress may find their ancestral connection over the as yet undetermined line leading to the comon female ancestor.

Michael Williams shows also Harris and Davenport as common ancestors: the former is a great grandmother for me, the latter far more remote, but a family in the same closely knit Norman English society as said Andrews. Some of the Williams may also be 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.

To the right we see a group of 12 common matches with Larry Hall, who has Brooks, Browne, Taylor, Harrison, Hammonds and Johnson as possible common ancestors or collateraals.
As possible common ancerstors or collateral lines, Cecil Straub (not named by Hall) shows Carroll, Nin, Norman, Price, Strother, Walker, Taylor, Terrell, Williams, Harrison, Wilson, Keen, Montague, Waters and MacCay, while Velts Straub shows William, Wilson, Taylor, Terrell and Owens.
Roach shows Rogers.
Church shows Miller, Moore, Crow, Warren, Harris, Robinson, Johnston, Warren, Wood, Newton.
Carroll Shares Barbee ancestors with the author and has Taliaferro ancestors, who also has Carroll as a collateral "> via Orborne Sprigg, Mann, McAllister, Miller, Picket, Pleasants, Richardson, Randall, Smith, Taliaferro, Wells and Wilson.
Montgomery shows Harrison, Berryman, Buchanon, Duncan, Howard, Miller, Watson, Wood and Anderson.

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 Bahethalind Foote.
With both Brooks and Browne I would expert the common ancestor to be Brooke of Westmoreland

2nd to the right, Crandall has Randall of Anne Arundel Co Md, as do I. But her connection with this line has not been exactly established yet. Barnes has Garland, which I have a few times.

Second to the right, Butler just may be related to the Butler ancestry I share with the Washingtons, but he does have Wade ancestry of Norwich England, which offers a far more singular family name for likely common ancestors. However, one of the two short matches on chr 12 has been identified as Taylor DNA (or possibly other Orcadian descent) predating Thomas Taylor born 1572/3 in Hadleigh suffolk. So some of the segments labled as Wade here may, in fact, be Taylor.

Floyd Brown lists Dungan as an ancestor, which may be a spelling 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 Evidently the second screenshot copied over the first, so both were the same.

But second to fifth to the right, Floyd Brown reports a group of 8 common matches: Brieno, Cosby, Hawkins, Pennington and Thompson. On chr 12 to the right and left of the break I have identified two very short matching segment that are common for descendants of Sarah Hobbs to Samuel Lawrence, who had Owings, Dorsey, Howard, Moore and Moriarty ancestors, but Basil Hobbs, brother of Sarah, married Mary Ann Dorsey, who shares the Howard ancestry. Hawkins reports Howard, Moore and Carroll ancestors. The latter could be the collateral Carroll branch of my Sprigg ancestors, who were also in the same area Maryland but not in my maternal grandmother’s maternal grandmother’ 1/16th sector. She also lists Speers, which I have collaterally in an entirely differnt branch in PA Bland/Harris/Jamison/Frye to collateral Speers Thompson also lists Woodruff, Allen, Raborn (?= Rayburn) and Avery, which are names of some of my matches. So either some different ancestors may be involved here or there are other intermarriages in collateral lines. In conclusion, the short coinciding matches on chr 2, 3, 10, 11, 12 and 16 make it certain that there is common ancestry respectively for at least 3 to five us, but possibly only one couple. If the Campbell connection proves correct the matching DNA on chr 10 has its origin somewhere along the Bayse/Coppage/Cumming line.


as seen from the author's CB

as seen from the author's CB

as seen from the author's CB

as seen from the author's CB
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.

 

a name="smotherman"> /td> 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 seems 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.
The Sears brothers and John E Harris (three 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 is a likely connection. But the Sears brothers also have Anderson ancestry, while many of the US Andersons are descendants of the Robert Anderson - Mary Elizabeth Overton marriage. Furthermore, I have been able to identify a descendant of theirs of the same name and contemporary with the earliest Sears ancestor of this branch: Thomas Anderson b about 1725/30. And there is another Overton sister who married a Harris. This would be a rather remote relationship to be showing a comparatively strong DNA match, but there are also Garland, Spencer and Massie lines involved, which I have elsewhere

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.
Sears shows a number of names that might match directly or collaterally: Anderson, Andrews, Frye, Harris, Howard, Lawrence, Mayo, Miller, Mitchell, Montgomery, Molines, Payne, Reed, Richmond, Scott?, Smith, Southworth, Stevenson, Stiles, Stockton, Stratton, Thurston, Traylor, Webb, West, Wilson. Of these Frye, on my side, was in Switzerland then Alsace and after the revocation of the Edict of Nante went to Pennsylvania. Other branches of the family may have moved to Prussia or Eastern Europe. My paternal Gilbert family of French Hugenot origin was in Sinsheim Germany after where some branches stayed while my branch came to Pennsylvania and still others may have moved to southern Russia or Poland and assimilated similarly. His Edward Thurston b 1617 Cambridge m Elizabeth Mott may be nephew of my double ancestor, Malachias Thruston; his Anderson line has a Spencer Beverly Anderson, while I have several collateral Annderson lines but have not been able to establish either of these highly likely connections. Spencer as a first name also indicates a descent from the family of this name, and I have a paternal Workman ancestor of this name I have not been able to trace to them yet and a double Jennings line, that definitely have Payne roots and that I suspect of descending from the Jennings family in England related to the Spencers.

Kilian shows Cline from Alsace which is the area where both Gilbert and Frye passed through.
The short matches on chr 12 have been associated with Taylor descent on my maternal side and Gilbert on my paternal side.

Seventh to ninth to the right are three screenshots of a group of eight common matches taken with Joseph Ball's CB.
As possible common Ancestors or collateral lines, Dickinson shows Buckner, Dorsey, Warner Withers, Duncan, Taylor, Strange, Woodson and Pleasants.
Cormack shows Rayburn.
Burroughs shows Woodward and Davis
D B Huey shows Wright, Brown, Smith, Leach, Davis, Wood, Parker, Stafford, Montfort, Atkinson, White, Jett, Cosby and Robinson

Penner shows three matches in common with me, Froehlich, his grandson, Matthews, and L`Heveder. To the left is a comparison of three of them plus Fry and Atkisson as likely matches in this 1/16th sector of my ancestry.

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 they 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.".

First to right, is a screenshot with Briley, Foehlich, Gray, Graybeal L´Heveder Olsen Nicholson and Penner.
Penner has a Krehbiel but not Grabeal and a different Briley and a different Nicholson, that is three pairs who seem to be related to each other but do not match us both.
Unfortunately, the ancestral data on these is as yet still insufficient to determine common ancestors. But Shari Sands also shares the Graybeal/Greybill descent and in particular on that side of her family there is a Robert Pyle born in Bishop Cannings Wiltshire, whom I have tentatively placed in my Pyle pedigree which also hails from Wiltshire. But Sands also has a Wade Ancestor in this branch Graybeal branch, who might be related to my Wade line. Third to the right, the rather short matches on the other chromosomes also indicate a relationship to Shortridge and Fanshaw.

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 matches, 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 two of them.

Either due to a multiplicity of common ancestors or the strange quirks of random realignment of genes for conception, Hayden and Barber include each other in respective groups of common matches with the author but otherwise entirely different matches. The same applies for Brown, who also has Hayden as a common match but not Barber, although she shares a match on chr 12 with him. This only means that the total DNA shared is below the threshhold of around 22 cM for being listed as a match.

To the right, Barber shows almost entirely English born ancestry, so for the author at least the common ancestors were born before 1730 which makes a good eight generations. The more obvious connection seems to be his Taylor line. We see a match with him and and Brown on chr 12 to the right of and adjacent to a segment that has been identified as coming from Thomas Taylor b 1572 in Hadleigh Suffolk. Although is possible that there is another source for the author's DNA here, his maternal grandmother did have four lines of descent from this Thomas Taylor so it is quite likely that author's Taylor DNA is longer here than his other matches. But since almost all Taylor descendants matching here have Taylor DNA segments that end rather exactly here, we may conclude that their branches experienced a realignment break at this point while Barber's line lost their segment for the reason but retained the adjacent segment. For the time being this match seems reason enough to "guesstimate" a descent for Barber's Taylors from a brother or uncle of said Thomas Taylor as linked to above.

Barber also has Waite and Griffiths ancestors, while the author has Waits and Griffith. The form seems the same name with variant spellings and both Griffith and Griffiths come from anglicized Welsh patronymics, so different male lines may be involved unless by coincidence my immigrant ancestor was the son of the same Griffith ap Y who was also the father of Barber's ancestor who moved from Wales to England and got similarly tagged. But the inbreeding in Wales is likely to produce such matches

Watson, who is only listed as a match in common with Hayden, shows the more common match on chr 12 for American Taylor descendants as well as a match on chr 22 typical for descendants or TT's wife, Margaret Swinderby born 1578 in Copenhagen (this match occasionally shows up for Clan Gunn i.e. Orcadian Viking descendants). But Watson also shares definiter Fontaine ancestry with the author, and Sisson pops up as a most uncommon middle name of one of his ancestors so the other matching segments with him must be either Fontaine or Sisson DNA. The match on chr 5 shared with Hayden has been identified below as Wade DNA, a maternal line off Fontaine, but as sister-in-law of his Francis Fontaine, which indicates an error or requires further explanation, if it is not an adjacent Fontaine segment. Three of the Fontaine siblings of this generation remained in the UK, so some UK matches with Fontaine DNA can show up.

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 side.

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 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, born about the same time and place as my Robert Foote b abt. 1553 in Shalford d Feb 1606/07 in Shalford, England. But Wandell also has Root as an ancestral name, which shows up as ancestors of other of the author's DNA matches.

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


as seen by the author's CB. Walsh, Brock, Brooks and Claxton have the one or both of the typical Taylor DNA segments on chr 12. The short segment to the right on chr 16 shared by Walsh and Claxton seems to be Pyle DNA.
This is a group of common matches reported by Jane McCann Walsh, who shows Davis, Johnson/Johnston, Mason, Moore, Owen, Williams (for me a brickwall maternal line), Brookes, Griffith, Jennings, Miller, Smith.
Brock shows Watts (as do some of the others), Smith, Tucker, Harris, Allerton, Jones, Butler, native American

Cartwright also shows Johnson, Cook, Evans, Moore (I have three brickwall as well as collateral maternal lines), Carter and Richardson

Mink shows Johnson and Miller, as well as Spencer, Walker (a frequent match ancestor and occasional collateral name for me), Smith and Willoughby
Mitchell shows an array of Scottish names that are all likely to connect with Clan Gunn with several sept names like Wilson, Robinson, Jamison, Nelson etc. somewhere (I have several lines to them).

Nottingham shows Williams, Smyth, Taylor and various other names in Pennsylvania.
Pyles may be a collateral Pyle cousin and the immigrant was in Pennsylvania, while my Pyle line comes down over my Carter/Ludlow ancestry.

Whereas I have the Pyle DNA over Jane Pyle b 1561 Babton Wilts d 1648 Baycliff Wilts, the Nottinghams, Claxton, Crockford, Mink, Walsh and Pyles all seem to have it over her grand nephew, Robert Pyle b about 1660 Bishop Cannings Wilts d 1736 Bethel Delaware Pa. although a descent from any of the other siblings of Jane's daughter, Sarah Ludlow my have carried this DNA.


as seen by the author's CB. Walsh, Goodrich and Davis have the one or both of the typical Taylor DNA segments on chr 12

as seen by the Welsh's CB

as seen by the author's CB

as seen by the Walsh's CB

as seen by the author's CB
The matches to the right on chr 16 seem to be Pyle DNA.

as seen by the Walsh's CB

as seen by the author's CB
The matches to the right on chr 16 seem to be Pyle DNA.

as seen by the author's CB. The short segment to the right on chr 16 shared by
The matches to the right on chr 16 seem to be Pyle DNA shared by Walsh, Mink, Pyles, Nottingham and Claxton seems to be Pyle DNA.

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This a group of 17 matches in common with Hackett, a Canadian who has almost entirely Northern Irish ancestry down through the 18th century. As Pyles shares the match with most on chr 16, this segment seems to be Pyle DNA hence suggesting that there is also a Pyles ancestor involved in Hackett's descent, which considering the Tudor Plantation policies in Ireland seems quite possible.
This is a group of 9 matches in common with Krumrine and the author.

Krumrine's ancestors likely to connect with the author's pedigrees are: Sarah Whiting b 1756, Lucinda Redmond b 1829 Salem Culpeper Co Va, William F Taylor b about 1831 d there m Susan Leach, Elizabeth Wyckoff b 7 Sep 1794 Va d 26 Sep 1877 m John Thorn, and Nathan Pope b 1739 Isle of Wight Va d 26 Sep 1769 Southampton Va m Patience B Pope but she also has Carter, Wright and Markham ancestors as possible sources of matching DNA. In the case of Taylor and Pope the guesstimated connections seem justified by the matching segments on chr 10 and 12. The other matching segments with her marked in blue may be may be from any of nine sources indicated.

Watson shows an X chr match, which means the common ancestor goes over a line with a maximum of one male in succession or two or more females in a row. He gives Edwards and Pope as ancestral names, while I have a Pope line over both of my maternal grandparents. But my grandfather, Dr. Eugene Bland, had his Pope ancestor over his father's line, so the match does not go over that quarter. My maternal grandmother's mother was Mary Anna Pope, who got one X chr from her paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Taylor Thruston and the second X chr half from mother's paternal grandmother, Elizabeth Clarkson, and half from her maternal grandmother, Urath Owings Lawrence. Hence Watson seems to be either a descendant of Patrick Henry Pope b 17 Mar 1806 in Louisville Ky or one of the other possible lines mentioned.

As possible direct ancestors, Mink shows Willoughby, Ellis and Smith, and as collateral possibilities he shows Woods, Martin, Davis Johnson and Cherokee

Fourth to the right The X chr match means

Sixth to the right The X chr match between Crand and the author means The common ancestor is on the maternal side for us both and that there are no two male ancestors in a succession. She has Anderson (a collateral line off my Overtons/Waters) and Hammond ancestors (the Hammond off my Hobbs/Dorsey line fulfills this X requirement).

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as seen from Krumrine's CB.

as seen from the author's CB. The X chr match with Watson limits the possible line to no more than one Male in a row.

as seen from Krumrine's CB.

as seen from Krumrine's CB. Steadman and Krumrine match on X chr

as seen from the author's CB.

as seen from the author's CB. X chr match between Crane and the author.

as seen from the author's CB.

as seen from the author's CB.

as seen from the author's CB.

as seen from the author's CB.
This is a group of 9 matches in common with Cole and the author.

as seen by the author's CB.
This is a group of common matches
as seen by the Sue Davis's CB. The Hyatts are believed to be descendants of Capt John Smith, who may have been adopted by the Powhatans, assumed the name Kocoum and sired Pocahontas's daughter, apparently the author's double ancestor. So the matches on chr 16 may be Smith DNA But Hiatt seems to be her married name and Bass the maiden name She does show Fleur, Tucker, Harris, Campbell, Connolly, Brown and a few Davis lines

as seen by the Davis's CB. Carl Irwin Davis has Foote ancestry

as seen by the Davis's CB.

as seen by the author's CB.

as seen by the Davis's CB.

as seen by the Davis's CB.
The matches on chr 1, 10, 11 and 12 may all be Harris DNA.James Edwin Harris seems to be my nearer Harris relative.
Nicholas (s fourth SS to the right) is the author's 2nd cousin by his maternal grandmother and matches neither Dondero nor Cartwright but does have a match adjacent to the right of the longer match on chr 4 (which seems to be a realignment division at the author's mother's conception indicating a nearer relationship on either the author's Bland or Harris lines) and Nicholas does share the Andrews ancestry and the match on chr 11.

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. From her Henry Page White I have "guesstimated" that his mother must have been Celia Page and placed her in the Page pedigree, gut this offers little explanation for the long match on chr 4 the same as Cartwright's.

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.

David Drabold matches on an Andrews segment that his father does not, meaning his mother is an Andrews descendant.

Fifth to the right, Dondero, Doud, Laur, Masterson and Webber match in various ranges of a rather long segment on chr 4 indicating they are 3rd to 6th cousins, while Nicholas matches on the segment adjacent to it: again a clear indication that the common ancestors are to be found in either the author's Bland or Harris eighth sectors, while Doud has both a Tucker and Williams line that come together at about this level of relationship. For the author these lines come together in his Bland line. Doud also has a Lawrence line in Calvert Co MD.

Eighth to the right, Baker shares Bryant/Gallop/Phillips ancestry with the author and probably Payne ancestry as well. These lines are all in the author's Bland eighth sector.

Slack has two New England Andrews and one Taylor line while English born Flack also has two Yorkshire Taylor lines. While Drabold has some old NE lines and 19th century English immigrants.

The longer matches with Flack on chr 9 indicate a closer relationship than possible and the other shorter matches raise the question of other possible Yorkshire ancestors like Armistead and Ellis.

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 Deshrage (actually a sample from Sears, not Deshrage) 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, Henderson 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.

Fourth to the right, Martha Carter Kirby is of known Carter, Rose and in particular Nicholas, Cary and Wilson descent, so the match on chr 5 may be Wilson or Robinson for both of us although she may have it over Rose. The fact that the Wallaces match here seems to exclude this segment from our Nicholas/Carter/Ludlow ancestors.

This is a group of nine common matches of Charles McConnell and the author, which might be expected to fall within the sector of the ancestors of the author's paternal grandmother, who was Elena McConnell.

But Ball has a Sarah Davis b 28 May 1713 in Radnor chester Co PA, obviously near the PA seat of the Pyle family at this time. Although this is also not very far away from the McConnell seat in Cumberland Co PA either.

Furthermore, Ball shows double Potowomack and double Withers as well as double Beverley and quadruple Taylor ancestry with about 10 generations back to common ancestors (in some cases "guesstimated"), not to mention names like Bray and Howard that promise common ancestry at G14 to 16 as well as Grisgby and Ballard that crop up collaterally in various of the author's pedigrees. In short, assigning the specific matching DNA segments to certain ancestors is a task that requires additional pedigrees of other test persons in this group that extend equally far but do not include all the same common ancestors.

Lutz seems to share Foster and possibly Johnson ancestry with Ball, while she definitely shares Terrell ancestry with the author, and there is the possibility that her Stith ancestry connects with the author's Cary line about one or two generations earlier, and her Anderson line with the author's Overton line, while the names Wright, Wilson, Robinson, Andrews, Brereton, Markham, Hale and Mainwaring offer other possibilities in the range G9 to G18 and the names Baker, Jordan, Watson, Baker, Owen, Green, Lewis, Watkins, Jones and Trent also occur in various of the author's collateral lines of the author's pedigrees.

Stiefel has Baker ancestry that could connect with Lutz's Baker line a generation before the Stith marriage that leads to Cary for the latter. But she also descends from John Withers, son of James Withers and Elizabeth Keene, (both grandmothers of the former's wife, Hannah Routt, were Courtneys ?= Courtenay, to which the author has a registered pedigree) as well as Howard and Dorsey,. Furthermore, she has a double Bryant line and a West line as well as Warren and Paine over Massachusettes immigrants and McKay (= Clan Gunn) ancestry in MD (possible Prather-McKay connection)

Since both Stiefel and Ball share Withers ancestry with me as well as a matching segment on chr 5, this segment can be provisionally identified as Withers DNA. So Marcovitz, Vanoy and Coalson must also be Withers descendants.

second and third to the right, Titus shares seven other matches with the author in distant multiple common ancestry. The only bell-ringer in his pedigree is McCarty, which I have as a collateral off my double Pope line. three of the others mention Withers ancestry, which is not far off one of my Pope lines. Jett is a collateral line off my double Duncan/Gallop/Bryant/Potawomack/Powhatan line, while Jett, Burgess, Vanoy and Finney show the matching segment on chr 5 (10) that I share with other Pocahontas descendants like Brixhoff and Marlowe. And there are some Andrews and Taylor segments showing up.

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. He also has a Lawrence line that has not been commected with mine yet, but such a connection might explain the matches on generally associated with Taylor or Clan Gunn, if his Lawrence ancestor was a Sibling of my Urath Owings Lawrence. So the Reynolds matches not identified as Taylor DNA may be Workman, Wyckoff, Smith or Andries DNA, and in case of the latter Lawrence connection Lawrence, Dorsey, Owings, Randall, Hobbs, Cumming, Hammond etc. DNA.

The adjacent and elsewhere overlapping matches between Reynolds and Nicholson show an interesting an interesting realignment phenomenon that will be clarified when Nicholson's line of descent is known.

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.
Tannya Cooper Witter shares two lines of descent from my Terrill pedigree and one of these ancestors married John Henry Grant who descended from my Taylor pedigree, from which I have two descents, making her a quadruple 6th or 7th cousin. The longer match on 5 is more likely Terrill DNA, which indicates the ancestor in common with Boles is probably off a Terrell line.

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.

A group of 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 common ancestors.

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 paternal grandfather's 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.
Burgess has a Withers line of Stafford Co., VA. Ann Withers married Henry Mauzy. One of their supposed sons is Peter Mauzy Sr. (1751-1841), who died in Fleming Co., KY. Peter's daughter, Elizabeth, married Henry Burgess, his 4th great-grandfather (My mother has at least 8 lines to them or their ancestors). His names Andrews, Harris, Withers, Wilson and Courtney offer possibilities, with second being the nearest on my part.
Burns shows only Brown as a name in common with my ancestors via my mother's Pope lines to Original Brown or over James Brown.
Buell shows Taylor (but lacks the characteristic match on chr12 discussed elsewhere on this site) and Brown.

Second to the right we see a group of five common matches plus Picken's DNA match, Dorsey. Pickens has both Wyatt and Wyckoff ancestors, which are relatively remote lines for me lying respectively in my maternal grandmother's maternal grandmother's sector over the Brown/Lawrence/Dorsey/Wyatt maternal branchings. and in his paternal grandmother's maternal line, so the one is his maternal and the other his paternal DNA. Dorsey shows no ancestry, but is presumably of the same Maryland family as the author, and it can be presumed that the total matching DNA between Dorey and the author is there but just below the threshhold for showing up in his match list. Her DNA matches the segments of the others and the author's in so many places and so exactly that it seems she descends from the same Wyatt-Dorsey marriage as the author, while Pickens seems to descend from Sarah Wyatt's brother, Samuel. Person, Harris and McKeegan are likely to descend from either of the two.
The matching segments where Dorsey is not included can be either Wyatt or Wyckoff DNA. A look at the screenshot 3rd from the right taken from the author's CB fails to confirm the apparent of all four without Dorsey along chr 5 is indeed a match with me. From Pickens perspective I am on one side of her family while Person, McKeegan and Harris must be on the other. The match of four of us on chr 10 and three of us on chr 7 does show up. The longer match with Person on chr 5 and the others on chr 17 indicate a closer relationship to me than to Pickens. Strange is the match between Pickens and me on chr 22 that appears in my CB but not in hers. This may be due to it being a segment length around 1 cM that is sometimes filtered out, but not always.

Fourth to the right four known Wyatt descendants and Person are compared Nicholas is the author's second cousin and shares all but Pickens as a common match. Where Bolin, Wyatt and Pickens fit in with their Wyatt descents had been "guesstimated" as Wy11-1 Samuel Wyatt. Pickens also share Wyckoff ancestry which is on the author's paternal side while Nicholas is in the author's maternal grandmother's quarter and seems to have gotten all the other segments in the course of 10 chro realingments, so she just falls below his 20 cM match threshold.
Chr 18 presents an interesting pattern: The author seems to have a segment along chr 18 that matches Bolin at both ends but Person and Pickens in the middle. This may be all Wyatt DNA for the author, or the realignment at his birth may have brought a short range of Wyckoff DNA in. Both the shortness of it and the match between Person and Nicholas make the latter seem less likely. hence Person's ancestry seems to branch off the descent line Nicholas/Pope/Brown/Lawrence/Dorsey/Wyatt at about Brown or Lawrence.

Bolin, however, has an entirely different Griffith-Willoughby marriage in his ancestry about 3 generations earlier than the author. While the Welsh patronymics make a common ancestry less likely, Willoughby is such a singular name that common ancestry between G6 and G12 seems very likely. While Nicholas does share a few of the author's more remote Willoughby descents, the more immediate ones (G8 and G9 and G11) are the author's paternal and maternal grandfather's respective paternal eighth sectors.


as seen from Pickens CB

as seen from the author's CB

as seen from the author's CB

The matches on chr 10 with Crandall seem to be Wade DNA. All matches with Shinvar must be Fontaine DNA
Donachie and Shinvar are known Fontaine descendants, but obviously the later Wade segment on Fontaine seems to have replaced the Fontaine DNA on chr 5 for the US Fontaines.
Minor shares my paternal Kenton/Owens as well as my maternal Frye line. Crandall and Howle must be too. Crandall shows Wade (which I have off maternally my Fontaine line), Allen, Stephenson (both collateral lines off my double Pope/Foote/Berryman/Newton/Tucker line), Randall of Anne Arundel Co MD and West. The longer matching and shorter segments on chr 10 are more likely to be from the nearer Wade line, which is accord with Donachie branching off my Fontaine line after Wade DNA comes into it. 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 possibly 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 a double descent on my paternal grandfather's quarter from Kenton/Owens and one on my maternal grandfather's side from William Woodson and Leah 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 Overton line.

To the right, Stanley reports a group of 12 matches including Alexander, Douglas, Eaton, Fletcher MacDonald, Minor, Smith, Stall, Terry, and Thomas. but shows no ancestral names.

As possible ancestral Alexander shows Bledsoe and Jennings, Mitchell, Owens and Warren.

Eaton seems to show the names of his matches rather than ancestors, but as discussed elsewhere on this page he matches another descendant of Pochahontas and as well as descendant of Peregrine Smith the son of Capt John Smith. This has led to the belief that John Smith was adopted into the Powhatan Federation as Chief Kokoum, who married Pocahontas and had a daughter by her, from whom the author seems to descend. The English branch of these Smiths later emigrated to America and a great granddaughter married into the Hyatt family resulting in my Hyatt match.

Smith shows Bryant, Harris, Johnson, Robinson, Williams and Wright. Elinor Bryant, my ancestor, married secong John I Owens, an elder brother of my ancestor along the paternal line shared by the Minor brothers above. The longer match to the left on chr 12 shared with the Minor brothers is not to be confused with the shorter one there identified with Taylor descent, which I have 4 times from my maternal grandmother. This is more likely a paternal match of mine and hence Griffith/willoughby/Owens/. Eaton also shows a double Moore descent.
Thomas shows only a few names that ring no bell, except that Thomas does show up as a collateral name here and there in my pedigrees.

Second to the right, Thomas, Terry and Stall show a match on chr12 to the left of the break that is typical for some Taylor descendants while Stall, Smith and Stanley show the short match to the right of the break typical for other Taylor descendants.

Fifth to the right, Stanley, Alexander and Douglas show the match on chr 12 typical for Taylor descendants.


as seen by Stanley's CB

as seen by the author's CB

as seen by Stanley's CB

as seen by the author's CB

as seen by Stanley's CB

as seen by the author's CB
Nicholas's paternal grandfather was the brother of author's maternal grandmother,
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

To the right, Anderson, Wood and I are a group of three common matches with a match on chr 5 near the same range as the ones I have with the Minor brothers, which hardly overlap each other here. The latter matches may be paternal for me over Hester/Griffith/ Willoughby/Owens/Kenton and maternal for the former hence not the same DNA. Anderson may be a collateral line off Overton. But my only Wood is here.

Third to the right, Griffith-McDaniels seems certain to be a fourth cousin on my Griffth line. This line goes back to Jeremiah Owens, which is most likely O'Guin's Owens of Kentucky line too. The maternal line off the owens is Kenton and from there to Miller of Fauquier Co. Va, which corresponds to the short matching Miller segments

Fourth to the right, the Minor borthers are also Kenton descendants.


Anderson's perspective

as seen from Griffith's Chromosome Browser

as seen from Griffith's Chromosome Browser
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 are 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.

Third to the right, Shaw shares the matches two common matches are Walter Alcorn and Sarah Anne Atkins with the author. While the author seems to have one segment in common with Pate chr 11 and one on chr 10 which overlaps a bit with Shaw's match with him, the latter seems to be near the threshold of 1 cM+, so my match with her is about 0,9 cM.
While Shaw shows Preston as an ancestral name, which occurs as a collateral line off the author's Nicholas ancestry indicating Robert Carter Nicholas and Anne Cary as commong ancestors, Pate is the family name of the latter's mother's maiden name. Nicholas shows no ancestors. Pate shows a second great grandfather, Newall Walton Pate born 1811 in Morgan Co Ga

Sixth to the right, Mason shares Jennings and Terrell and possibly Cary ancestry with the author, while her Shelton, Mason, Taylor, Harris and Courtney ancestry may involve other connections. Adkins Bavousett Cutler Howard Mason Walter Wiggins


seen from Shaw's perspective.

seen from the author's perspective

seen from the author's perspective

seen from the author's perspective

seen from the author's perspective
This is a group of 5 tests that match Wendy Miller and me including Sarah Ann Burns Atkins, Kenneth Elliott, R.H., Rosemary Lane, Elizabeth A Pattey and Jerry Schnarr.

Of these only Atkins has posted a Gedcom pedigree, but there are no common ancestors listed in it, although there are several names that show up in collateral branches of my ancestry or show up as ancestors of other matches of mine or both. In particular her King line in Virginia has maternal Brent, Burgess and Pratt lines: names which a number my matches or collateral lines have.
The short matching segments of Atkins, R.H. and Lane as well as Schnarr on chr. 12 to the left and just to the right of the break tell me that they are descendants of Thomas Taylor and Margaret Swinderby b 1575 in Hadleigh Suffolk or 1578, while Lane has indeed two Taylor lines.

The rather long and more or less coinciding matches on chr 6 seem to be from a closer ancestor or a couple. But I cannot say which yet. I am, however, inclined to believe that this match is on my paternal side of the family and that Owens may be the line.
R.H. Shows the ancestral names Howard, Browne, Triplett and Grimes. The first two are direct ancestral names on my maternal side, while Grimes appears collaterally in many of my maternal line. Triplett appears collaterally in the native American complex in the eigth sector of my maternal grandfather’s paternal line. But a senior line of these Owens also had a few marriages with this family so the short matching segments I have with R.H. may be native American DNA while the others are more closely related to us both with Owens DNA, while Lane shows Owen (a variant of Owens). Other names shown by Lane promising some connection are Savage (very ancient for me), Webb (collateral off one of my four Taylor lines), Jones and Read. Elliott shows so many names that they seem to be taken from his matches list rather than listing known ancestors.

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.

To the right Sprigg and I share Sprigg, Taylor, Hobbs, Terrell and Fontaine ancestry as ninefold 4th to 7th cousins, where he has 2 Taylor lines and I have 4. He also has a Mary Adkins as ancestor, which sounds like a variant of Atkins in the row just above, so a sister of one of his Sprigg ancestor may have married an Atkins and explain that match.


as seen from author's CB
Here is a group of 5 matches in common with Paul Arnett and the author.
Daniels has Massachusettes Cary ancestry, who came from the same Bristol family as the author's Virginis Carys, as well as Thurtons believed to be related to the author's Thrustons. These lines merge with Scottish Spencers, while the author's double Jennings line is believed to originat from a Jenkins - Spencer marriage. Both the author and Daniels have rather remote Andrews ancestors of unknown relationship, and both have Beal ancestors.

Daniels also shows a Therrill/Tirrell line and a Taylor, a Stratton, a Brooks, a Greene, a Gore, a Wright, a Fox, double Richardson, double Read, a Pope immigrant to MA or CT. In short the author's common ancestors with Daniels predate 1600 but are likely to prove to have very multiple and manyfold lines before this time.
Farmer has a Phillips, a Booth, Dutton and Savage lines, while the latter three are rather ancient connections for the author.
Smith has Green, Morgan, Raines and Smith.


as seen from Arnett's CB

as seen from Arnett's CB

as seen from the author's CB
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. Both are, however, also matches of my 2nd cousin, David Nicholas, which puts common ancestry squarely in my maternal grandmother's quarter, 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, while Brock, 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 names 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 as well as over her Nicholas/Prather/Fontaine/Terrell/Overton line, 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.
Burks has the characteristic match on chr 22 with me for the Taylor/Swinderby line but does not have the one to the right of the break on chr 12 characteristic for descendants of Rowland Taylor, which Campbell does. But this would be on my maternal chromosome as discussed elsewhere on this page, while there are also matches along this range of my paternal chromosome which I attribute to Gilbert. The matches on chr 3, 6, 7 10 and 15 indicate that all have some ancestor in common, provided, of course, that they all match each other. If not, some are on my paternal side and the others on my maternal side. So I need feedback on this.

To the right Clara Janis Smith and I share a group of matches with Bryan, Burroughs, Dale Dondero, Fanshaw, Haddow, Harris, Ponton, the 3 Smotherman sisters, and Diane H surtees. Nellie Irene Reif also shares the match with Fanshaw but not with the others or Smith, or if so then sub threshhold. Harris shows Nuttall and Wilson ancestors; the former of which I have off my Prather line, and the latter of which I have as direct ancestors off my Nicholas/Cary/Wilson line and collaterally off my Harris/Jamison/Frye line.

The grouping of segments indicates that Smith and I share some common ancestors with the Smothermans and Surtees and other common ancestors with the others. Smith also has a Match by the unique name of Sisson, while I have a double maternal line of descent from the marriage of Nathaniel Pope and Mary Sisson, who remarried 4 times after his death and had issue.

The match range with the Smothermans on chr 2 tagged Smith has been identified due to the Hyatt/Smith line as DNA from Capt John Smith for some of my matches of Hyatt descent, while longer matches here extending to both sides are indicated by other matches to have to with my descent from the merchant or Baltimore of the same name b in the 1750 in Northern Ireland. As the former is in my maternal grandfather's quarter and the latter in my maternal grandmother's, I cannot have inherited this from both. While this weakens the evidence supporting the notion that the first child of Pocahontas was by Capt John Smith, it does give rise to the theory that the merchant John Smith was a descendant of Capt John Smith.


Perspective of Clara Janis Smith

Perspective of Clara Janis Smith

Perspective of Clara Janis Smith

Perspective of Clara Janis Smith

Perspective of Clara Janis Smith

author's perspective

author's perspective

author's perspective

author's perspective

Author's perspective
This is a group of thirteen common matches pointed by Suzy Burt. As possible common ancestral, collateral line or match ancestral name in common Burt shows
Brock has been established as having Frye ancestry (while my only Wood line branches off before the maternal Frye line) in common with me and also shows Jones, Gamble(?=Gasmblyn/Gambling for me as an extension of my line from Taylor/Gascoigne/Gambling), Rich, Reed/?=Reade, Cooper, Carey, Williams
Grudziecki shows Pyle, Smith, Taylor, Williams
Bouchier shows Wright, Jones, Reynolds, Ellis, Davis, Battiest
Ellis is a known Harrison with a plausible guesstimation on the common ancestors and also shows Lewis, Moore, Read, Savage,, Knowles, Hunt, Thorpe, Walker, Baker, Warren, Bryant, Burrows, King, Mitchell, Strother, Smith, Strickland, White and Wilson.

Wood shows Beall, Coppage, Cumming, Dorsey, Elder, Lawrence, Luckett, Harrison, Peyton, Washington, Williams, Wood, Wright, Wilson, Catlett, Dean, Hyatt and Jordan. The combination of the first six names puts him squarely among my maternal grandmother's maternal grandmother's relatives, where a double Dorsey cousin married into the Luckett family and moved to Texas, as well as on my Coppage - Cumming line. Brock's Gamble fits in here, as we see Gambling as an extension of this line.

Magrill shows Dean, Anderson, Devall, Bland and Howard.

My Rachel Beale was the daughter of Ruth "Polly" Moore, whose ancestry has been completely elusive until the hint offered by


Author's perspective

Author's perspective
Magrill, Rachoy, Savage and Wood show the same short matching segment on chr 12 that elsewher on this page has been established as a descent from Thomas Taylor and Margaret Swinderby, one of my mat. grandmother's four lines from them runs through said Cumming/Coppage/Bayse/Taylor line.
Although Burt does not share this segment, she does match two of them on chr 5 and another on 1. These may, of course be due to different ancestors in common but it seems likely that they are from ancestor farther down on the line from Taylor to them.

Perspective of Suzy B Burt

Perspective of Suzy Burt

Apparently from Anderson/Overton descent, there is a match on chromosomes 2, 7, 14, 18 and 20 of 10 segments which is shared by Glenda Rae Salmans and apparent sister along 9 segments and by Van Stephan Burroughs along 10. The date of birth given by Salmans for Charles Anderson is the same as that of the other source on the Andersons, which had data that ended with charles and a different wife than the questioned Mary x. So we seem to have to do with the same Charles Anderson.

There are several other 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 the 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.

2nd to the right, both Salmans are autosomal DNA matches of Jean (Miller) Alexander, who has a greater X chr match but smaller autosomal match with me. Armstrong seems to share the same Briand/Bryant ancestors as Jean Alexander as well as my Frye line.

4th to the right, although Crowe matches in a different range on chr 7 all five seem to match in the same range on chr 2

Fifth and sixth to the right a group DNA matches in common with Joseph L Ball
Anderson is a collateral line off my Overtons, while Ball has a match of this name as well as two by the name of Foley, who do not show up on my match list. Foley is a collateral branch off my Gallop/Bryant/Wahanganoche line.
As possible common ancestral lines Dickinson shows Anderson, Buckner, Dorsey, Duncan, Taylor, Withers, Cosby (collateral).
A collateral line of my Dorseys is Hammond, who also shows Brooks, Mackey, Davis, Leigh, Vincent, Spears, Vincent, Warren, Crow, Miller, Mitchell, Seargent, Singleton, Smith, Taylor and Walker, most of which are rather remote or collateral.
Huey shows Stafford, Wood, Wright and Brown or respectively these and Davis and Smith.
Marlin shows Williams.
Foley shows a line in Ohio as well as a Miller Pa line, Harris, Watkins, Smith and Mason.


as seen from Joseph Ball's Chromosome Browser
Waren, Taylor and Taylor McCrimmon and I are known Taylor descendants. 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 other above.

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.

To the right is a group of 9 reported by Mitchell consisting of her, Atkins, Brewer, Johnstone, Jury, Rogers, Blackley, Walsh and the author, whereby we must note that Jury is also included in another group noted above, which indicates that more than one set of common ancestors may be involved here. The general pattern of coinciding matching segments supports this observation as well: While some match on a longer segment on chr 10, and some show the characteristic match on chr 12, Rodgers shows matching segments that do not coincide with the others. This may, of course, be just the result of the random realignment of genes for forming eggs and sperm, but it can also mean a different common ancestor.


as seen from the author's CB
Except for Johnston, Johnstone shows no ancestral names that fit with any of the author's collateral or direct ancestral line. She does, however, show several Swiss families, so for the author Frye seems the most likely connection.
Atkins shows Johnson, King, Miller, Ward, Martin and Williams.
Blackley shows Mitchell, Smith, Walker, Wilson and Woods.

as seen from the author's CB
Walsh shows Davis, Johnson/Johnston, Mason, Harrison, Moore, Griffith, Frey, Harrison, Miller, Smith, Warner
Rogers shows Green and Sutton.

as seen from the Mitchell's CB

as seen from the Mitchell's CB

as seen from the author's CB
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 on several possibilities: while I do have Robinson in the line Bland/Nicholas/Carter/Armistead/Robinson, which - as discussed elsewhere on this page - is a sept of Clann Gunn. I also have two Pope lines that converge above the branching Bland/Pope/Duncan and this clan as well as sept Jamison. But he also has a Taylor and Prather. My McConnell was a branch off MacDonald rather far back, which certainly has intermarriages with Clan Gunn as well. 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.
The shorter matches on chromosomes 2, 5, 10, 12, 13 and 18 indicate that there are a common ancestors on one side of my family for all but Lisa Cloud, who has more convincing matches on the following screen shot. As Duncan and Gallop are on my maternal side, the relation to Lisa Cloud must be on my paternal side.

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 Caroline Melissa 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.
Froehlich shows almost entirely Prussian and Polish ancestors, so I believe the relationship is with my French Hugenot Gilberts who spent a generation in Simsheim after the 30 Years War. Many Hugenots moved to other areas of Germany in this period leading up to and following the Revocation of the Edit of Nante.
Felts shows a Wyatt ancestor from Holland. This sounds like a refugee after Wyatt's Rebellion who fled Tudor England, probably a son or brother of Sir Thomas Wyatt.
Two of the Freemans show the typical Taylor/Swinderby match on chr 22, so they must share Taylor ancestors.

Third and fifth to the right: two screenshots from Andrea Lynn Wirght's CB with 6 common matches, she is a descendant of Osborn Sprigg and Rachel Belt dau of Joseph Belt and Hester Beall so the matching segments are either Sprigg or Beall DNA and some of common matches may have only one or the other.


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

Perspective of Andrea Lynn Wright

Perspective of Andrea Lynn Wright

author's perspective
Fehlberg with largely Prussian ancestry shows only three matches in comon with the author, among them Jeffrey Day, who matches the author on chr 1 along the same segment as Salinas. As discussed below this longer matching segment indicates a relatively near ancestor and Salinas seems to descend from Abraham Jamison and Christina Frye, but the DNA segment does not seem to be Jamison DNA, so either the Frye side om my descent or the next generation, Levicy Huss, are likely sources and both seem to go back to the Hussites. Here we are reminded that many Hussites fled Bohemia under the Hapsburg repressions and were welcomed in the German provinces to the north not under direct Hapsburg control.

The matches on chr 12 otherwise found to be Taylor or in some cases Clann Gunn DNA would generally not be expected in Prussia. But Clan Gunn is Orcadian, i.e. a Viking Pictish mixture, and there were frequent contacts between Scotland and the German Provinces as well as many British campaigns in Germany in the 16th, 17th and 18th centuries, not to mention the Swedish intervention in the 30 Years War.

Second to the right, 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 as well, but the ancestor in common with Fletcher seems to be on the other side of my family.
Becker shares distant Cary and Thruston ancestors with the author. However she clearly matches Fehlberg on two short segment on chr 10, while White matches him on chr 6

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.
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.

Second to the right, Felts shows a Benjamin Franklin Wyatt b c 1770 and more maternally a Nancy Susannah Buchanan b c 1753.

Third to the right, Linder shows a Robert Willoughby b 1770 in Alleghany PA and a Mary Read b 19 Mar 1741 Sudbury MA but any connection with the author's ancestry is likely to be more remote.

Fifth to the right, Lyons shows Anderson, Spencer, Warren and possible Beverley ancestry. Although the exact connections on any of these pedigrees can only be guestimated at this time, a careful study of the matching segments and other Gedcom pedigrees promises some resolution.

Sixth to the right, Flack shows Haywood of Clayton West Huddersfield ?ENGL, a Jeremiah Wilkinson, an Edward Taylor b 1791 d Aysgarth Yorkshire, a Richard Taylor b 10 Feb 1781 in Yorkshire, a Gilbert Wilson b 1776 in Sedbergh, a Sarah Wood b 1760 in Sheffield

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. The X chr match with McConnell means that this at least is not from my paternal Grandmother McConnell nor via his McConnell line, but rather on both parts from a maternal line with no two male ancestors in seccession.

The match on chr 9 is evidently all they have in common and not enough to show as mutual matches.

To the right, the match with Cooper Witter on chr 11 has been identified above as Andrews DNA

Second to the right, Ball shows Bray, Ellis, Brooks, Withers as well as Powhatan descent discussed above.

Third to the right Stiefel shows Howard, Dorsey, Calvert Warren, Taylor, Reade, McKay, McCarty, MacKey, Wilson, Brooke, Smith, Bruce, Wells, Andrews, Lawrence, Baker, Eyre, Bryant and West ancestors.

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 , 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.

To the right, Boston is a 16th century collateral branch of the author's Andrews pedigree, and Boston does match on chr 11 where an Andrews also matches the author, while Hedgepeth also matches on dhr 16 where said Andrews also matches the author.

The nearest Common ancestors with White are Maj. Benjamin Berryman and Elizabeth Newton. Both 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.
My inherited segment from Berryman/Newton may cover the entire span in common with Crandall or other ancestors may be involved here.
With 8 generations between me and Berryman/Newton the segment span seems unusually long for even a double descent.

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.

Although 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.
Armstrong shows Newton ancestry of Westmoreland Co Va as well as (somewhat scrambled before his Hester Lee Wright) Washington/Pope ancestry.

Tye is a triple Terrell descendant. So the matches with him have all been provisionally marked as Terrell, although the one to the right on chr 10 is about the same as one that has elsewhere been marked as Wade.

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

To the right are comparisons with matches in common with Armstrong, of whom only Conley has made a Gedcom pedigree available, in which only a Susanna Garland b 1724 could be "guestimated" into the author's Garland pedigree.

White shows a Rose Berryman b 1708 Westmoreland Co Va who was a sister of my Frances Berryman and hence a Newton descendant. So the match on chr 10 seems to be either Berryman or Newton DNA,as do the ones with White on chr 1, 2, 3, 5.
But as discussed elswhere on this page, the match on chr 12 with White is either Taylor or Scottish, probably Clan Gunn, i.e. either Gunn, Henderson, Jamison, Wilson, Robinson. Roberson etc.

To the right we see common matches between Barber, who is Australian with ancestry almost exclusively from England, in particular from Sussex and Essex, and shows Mitchell and Taylor as ancestors. and me: Faulkner (shows no ancestors). Hammond (shows Mitchell, Walker, Brooks, Warren, Wilson, Spears, Thomson, Leigh, Seargent, Singleton, Smith, Miller, Crow ancestors), Hayden (shows only Harris, Humphrey, and Smith, but his Bussingers came the same way as my Frye line, and his de la Chaumettes were evidently from France as my Fontaines were.), Harding (shows Ellis, Newton of Lancashire, which I have along my double Pope/Foote/Berryman/newton line, Richarson, Taylor) and Hurst, who shows no ancestors.

Our Taylor ancestry should meet at one of the sons or grandsons of the martyr, Rowland Taylor.

Newton

My uncertain Hammond descent is over Hobbs., the Hammonds of Maryland are a collateral line of my Dorseys

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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.


as seen from the author's CB

as seen from Wilson's CB

Woodruff shows Davis, Bland, Johnson, Bacon Thompson, Woody, Walker

Bristol shows Taylor, Terrell, Wilson, Wright, Davis, Dyer, King, Ferguson, Martin, Allen, Anderson, Boone, Brooks, Bryant, Moore, Perry,

Cooper-Witter shows webb and Terrell, while the author has Webb ancestry directly over his Nicholas line as well as a second direct line over his Ludlow/de Windsor line and collaterally over his Basye/Taylor line. These may well all be of the same Wiltshire family, which has yet to be investigated and established as a paper trail or at least DNA confirmed fact.

Carroll shares Barbee ancestry with the author.

Davis/Ferguson shows Bryant, Boone, White and Davis

Finley shows Skinner, Thompson White

Ingalls is known to share Workman ancestry with me.

Kirby shows Ludlow, Nicholas, Armistead, carter, Fitzhugh, Rose

Straub shows Allen, Floyd, Bowles, Carroll, Taylor, Swinderly, Nin, Terrell, Wilson, Walker, Jones Montague Winter shows White

Twelfth and 13th to the right, Tye is a triple Terrell descendant.


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This is a subgroup of the above including only Berryman, Coster Rayburn and Sisseck. The pure Norwegian, Myhrvold, has been added to the comparison because of the matching segments on chr 22 which has been identified as Swinderby or Clan Gunn / Orcadian DNA.

Berryman presumably shares Berryman ancestry with the author, who has two one Pope/Foote/Berryman line over each of his maternal grandparents.

to the right, Nicholas, whose grandfather was the author's maternal grandmother's brother shares only one of these Pope/Foote/Berryman lines is below the threshold for showing as a match in this group but does match Berryman along some segments, which can thus be identified as Berryman DNA.

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 very remoteness.

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.
Of the names shown by Ellis I have a few Reade line, remote Savage and Warren, 3 Moore lines, one Wilson direct and another collateral, and Harrison and collateral Anderson lines. Except for Anderson and one Wilson, these and the Taylors are in my maternal grandmother's quarter.
Drabold's long list offers only Harris. This is my maternal grandfather's mother, whose maternal line continues to Jameson/Frye, which has Wilson collaterally, while his paternal side has two Duncan/Gallop/Bryant/ Arroyah/Wahanganoche lines that has collateral Andersons.

Harrelson has Woodward and White ancestors, the latter a name which I have found collaterally in my double Pope/Foote/Berryman line.

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 segment, while both Launays match me along another on 11, ande 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.

This match is probably our common Dorsey ancestors, on my mother’s side making us 8th cousins.

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.

Woody nee Dickerson and P G Dickerson have Terrell ancestors as well as Garland, Taylor, Markham, Christian, Robinson, Thompson, Tucker/Woodson, Woodward and Payne. However, only the left of the three matches on chr 14 is shared by my cousin, David Nicholas who shares all of these ancestors except Payne and Christian and one of my two Smith as well as Pope/Foote/Berryman/Newton/Tucker lines. The connection between our Christian lines has not been established yet, but it is a closer relationship for me, so if so, the longer match would be best explained by this.

Watts is also in this large group of 25 and has Thompson ancestry, which identifies a match on chr 1 and one on chr 2 as Thompson DNA, which I inherited along my Tucker/Thompson line

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. But the name Pennington is in a collateral branch of my Tuckers

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 Anderson both show the same typical Taylor match to the right of the break on chr 12.

5th and 6th to the right Brown, Harris Marine, Tose and Welsh seem to be Common matches between me and Pennington

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.

To the right there are 11 comparisons as seen from the perspective of Karolyn Mai Avery Ancestral names in common with Mark Tucker: Allerton, Clarkson, Griffith, Montgomery, Neville, He seems related to my double Foote descent who goes back to Isaac Allerton, John Tucker and Thomas Newton. Clarkson is a rather seldom and all of one family if I am correct and a maternal line of this family: Browne There are several Griffith lines, not of the same Y line due to the Welsh patronymics so that any Welshman whose father was Griffith got recorded by an Anglo-Saxon clerk with Griffith as family name. My Montgomery and Neville lines are rather ancient and about as certain to establish a distant relationship as not to show up as an autosomal match, although I have been establishing the matching segments likely to be from such distant ancestors. Ancestral names in common with Susan M. Bailey Moore , Montgomery (Va), Woodward, Taylor , Cook , Wright, Bryan =? Bryant, Perry, Lee (GA), Gilbert , Garland, Williams . I have 3 Moore lines that have brickwalled rather short. Woodward is also more ancient for me but shows up more recently for some matches. I have 4 lines to the grandson of the martyr Rowland Taylor and a DNA match tracing back to an elder grandson and brother of the former. Gascoigne/Taylor Ancestral names in common with Carol Fox: Harris, Fox. My double line to Lucy Fox is Nathaniel Pope My Harris line is Harris . This line is also likely to have been in the Northern Neck area of Virginia before settling in Kentucky. Ancestral names in common with Angela Harwood-Strohschein: (col: Johnson), McKay, (col: Maury =? Mowry,) (col: Nelson), Newton, Reed =? Reade, Richardson, Smith, Tucker, Wight, Wilson. The above Nathaniel Pope was attorney for a Harwood/Hayward of London, his son-in-law, John Washington, married first a possible daughter of the latter. The marriage to daughter Anna Pope brought George’s grandfather and a daughter who married a Wright from whom also a Davis line descends. The Tuckers and Newtons were close neighbors of the Washingtons and Popes. George Washington also has Reade ancestry, as do I. Washington. McKay is a sept of Clan Gunn, I have one line off my Prathers of Maryland line, while Maury is a collateral line off my Fontaines. Ancestral names in common with Marie Louise Henderson: Brooks, Carter, (col: Foley), Green, Owen=? Owen, Richardson, (many matches with White), Wright . She does not show up as my match, but Patricia Ann Henderson does. Nathaniel Pope III married Jane Browne, daughter of Jane Brooke, also in Westmoreland County Va Brooke/Brooks . There is a collateral White line of the Popes

Further to the right Karolyn Avery's son Matthew Ian Avery has Hammond among his paternal ancestry, which I have collaterally over Dorsey, while he has a Dorsey as match.

Brenda Sue Dorsey does not show Dorsey but does Hassler which is thought to be a maternal line off my paternal grandfather's maternal Mitchells, Smith (Pickett County, TN), Brock (Pickett County, TN), Harrison (Pickett County, TN), McDonald, Bingham, Hamby, Gunnels, Livingston, Pendegrass, Sullivan

Colleen Kent shows Henderson, Edwards, Randolph, Woodson, BEALE, Davis, Green/GREENE, Howard, MARTIAU, MAYO, Nicholson/Nicholas, READE, WINSTON, all of which are in my maternal grandmother's quarter as collateral or direct ancestral lines, but direct common ancestors with the author are only Reade and Martiau, possibly Howard as well, if her Thirza Howard b 1733 Va is related to my Howards. Such a connection would explain her match with Matthew Avery, as his match with me is the due to the Hamnond branch of my Dorseys

The short match in the middle of chr 10 seems to be in common with many people of Scottish descent.

Keith Randolph Montgomery shows the names Jennings, Montgomery, Moore, Smith, Walker, England, Robinson, Robison and Hobbs all names of either direct ancestors of mine, collateral lines or ancestors of my DNA matches.


Matthew Avery's perspective.

Matthew Avery's perspective.

Matthew Avery's perspective.

Matthew Avery's perspective.

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.
Hartness shows few names but he does show the Carolinas, whither many a Taylor went. So he is likely to find some Taylors by the time he gets back to 1750, in fact it might be faster for him to follow down on the loose ends in my Taylor pedigree.

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. Among them is an Alexander Wade, whom I have tentatively placed in my Wade pedigree, as this seems the more likely place of the common ancestors.

But I also 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.

Third to the right, Espiritu is a Dorsey, Robinson, Wilson and Woodworth descendant.

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 and 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.
Since both Gilbert and Taylor were adamant Protestants and at the forefront of opposition to Rome, it would not be surprising to find that they both have a common descent from either Wycliff or Jan Hus or their supporters. Indeed the Frye/Jameson/Harris/Bland descent does have a Huss branch as well, which I have as yet to follow up on. With most of the unrecanting Hussites having been driven out of Bohemia in the 15th/16th centuries, it would not be at all surprizing to find that some of them found their way to South Russia as well.

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.

To the right is a group of matches reported by Verna Atkinson, who appears in Su Davis match list but not mine.

Mattei shows Baker ancestry, Rogers shows Dutton, Schafer shows Harrison, Skipwith and Smith, while the author's four Taylor lines have a maternal maternal Harrison branch, his Carter's have a collateral Harrison branch from which there is a maternal Smith line which is a also a collateral branch off the author's Bacon ancestry. The author also has rather ancient Dutton ancestry and several of his pedigrees have collateral Baker lines.

Second to the right, Stevens shows Cary, Moore, Beverley, Carter, Robinson and Anderson.

Ford shows Hale, Harrington. Winters shows White, Anderson, Jones

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.

To the right, Shawn Eric Carroll with Barbee ancestors as well as Randall, Wilson, Taliaferro, Anderson ancestors finds that he shares Nelsen, Hawkins, Winters, Shelton and Woodruff Fricke as DNA matches with the author, while the links here are not to his pedigree but to mine. Hence the longer match on chr 15 and possibly on 15, 14, 9 and 1 seem to be Barbee DNA.
As possible connections to my pedigrees, Winters shows White, Wilson and Edwards as ancestors, while the author has Wilson as direct ancestors as well as in a collateral line, Anderson as collateral line of Overton and Bryant, the other names appear as ancestral names of a number of DNA matches.
Shelton shows Hawkins, Walton, McDonnell (= MacDonald/McConnell), Norton and Perry.
Nelson (= Clan Gunn, Robinson, Jamison, Wilson etc) shows Dye, Williams, Bolling, Brooks, Massey, Randolph, Robinson, Savage, Sisson, Warren and Wright.
Woodruff Fricke shows Walker, Woody, Bacon, Johnson, Davenport, Bland and Davis.

As discussed elsewhere on this page the matches on chr 22 indicate descend from Margaret Swinderby, who married Thomas Taylor of Hadleigh Suffolk and possibly grandson of the martyr, Rowland Taylor. The narrow segments to the right and left of the break on chr 12 have been identified as either of this Taylor line or Highland descent.


Shawn Carroll's perspective

Shawn Carroll's perspective

Author's perspective

Author's perspective
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. al. are on my respective maternal chromosomes, otherwise they are likely to also be Workman descendants.

The short matches on both sides of the break on chr 12 has been identified elsewhere on the page as a descent from the Martyr, Rowland Taylor, or at least two of his grandsons by the same son.

Reif's mother was Norwegian and has many matches with Orcadian descendants, as does the author. A further connection is believed to be over the author's Maryland ancestors, Christopher Randall and his wife, wdiow Norman, who lived very near the New Sweden settlement that was taken over by the Dutch about that time before falling under English domination. A third possible source of matching DNA with Reif is the author's paternal Wyckoff line which came from Ostfriesland to New Amsterdam but was supposedly of Scandinavian origin, as the Saxons of this area had been as well. Reif's typical Taylor DNA is also shown by a few DNA matches of no known Taylor descent but all with descent from one Highland clan or the other and in particular Cumming and Clan Gunn

To the right Dingess, Reynolds and Ingalls are Workman cousins. Dingess is also a Buckner cousin as well as possibly a Pyle cousin.

Fifth to the right: Harrelson shows Parker, Woodward and Smith ancestors. Hawkins shows Davis, Howard and Speers ancestors. Harris shows Wilson and Nuttall ancestors.

Harding reports a group of 14 common matches, one of whom ist Reynolds is the author's double Workman cousin.

As possible matching ancestral or collateral names, Harding shows Ellis, Hobson, Newton, Price, Taylor, Richardson and some unfamiliar names from Lancashire.

Hvidsten shows Webb, Price, Baker, Boone, Duval, Fontaine, Gilbert, Green, Johnson, Mason, Paine, Smith, Talbot, Woodward, Wright and Wyckoff.

Barber shows Baker, Bland, Brown, Gilbert, Evans, Griffiths, Gunn, Lawrence, Martin, Mitchell, Nynne, Rich, Richardson, Taylor, Webb, White, Wood.

Fowler shows Allen, Browne, Cox, Hawkins, Jennings, Root, Webb, Williams Wright, Harris, Hawes, Hide/Hyde, Norman, Taylor, Randall, Spencer, Harris ent from the Martyr, Rowland Taylor.

To the right

Fifth to the right:


common matches as seen from Harding's perspective

common matches as seen from Harding's perspective

common matches as seen from Harding's perspective
The match on chromosome 16 has been provisionally identified elsewhere on this page as Berryman DNA. Nuckells also claims Willoughby ancestry and has other matches with my 2nd cousin Nicholas (s.r.) that I do not share with either of them. Kinsel matches on on chr 11 on a segment identified as Andrews DNA. 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, the latter being Swinderby. And 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. A fifth Nicholas cousin has participated in the Y DNA test and results for a 2nd cousin, David Nicholas should be forthcoiming soon.

Secondly, Lawrence Nuckolls 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 Kiser do coincide with their matches on Chr. 5.

Second to the right, McCarty is a Nicholas match who does not appear in the author's list, but the McCartys of Virginia are of a known Pope ancestry dating back to 16th century Bristol, so the test person is presumed to be of this family.


as seen from Nicholas's CB

as seen from Nicholas's CB
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 is a group of 21 matches in common with Mark Nash, who only shows Watkins of NJ and Webb of Va as early ancestors.

Dyson shows Newton, Price, Harrison, West, Jett, Payne, Brooks/Brock and Taylor ancestry, which the author has "guesstimated" into collateral lines his own pedigrees except for Newton, which was already on a line reported by another website. Which of all these possible lines to common ancestors will prove correct is the object of this DNA comparison. Supposedly his Taylor line goes back to Scotland, but he does match on chr 12 with one of the author's known Taylor DNA segments.

Borders shows 2 descents each from a Mary Garland b 1654 Suffolk MA m Thomas Carr b in Yorkshire d 1711 Caroline Co VA and a George Talley b 1771 Louisa Co VA m Sally Ann Cole (my collateral line Overton/Anderson/Talley may connect) as well as a Curtis Pendleton b 9 May 1763 Spotsylvania VA d Todd KY m Nancy Wilson b 18 Oct 1769 Spotsylvania d Todd Ky. The early marriages between Taylors and Pendletons seem to explain the matching segment on chr 12, but I have not been able to locate his Curtis Pentleton in the pedigree yet. There are several more matching segments with him that

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. Except for these and some other possible descent of hers from Clan Gunn of Caithness, all matching segments must be Fontaine DNA
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 on his part 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 as these.
The exactly adjacent matches on chr 19 with Harris (and Rice) 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. A similar adjacency can be seen on chr 10 for Ford and Lauer, but the needed clue for interpretation is still missing.
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.
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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. Three generations farther back than her Solomon Terrill Jr. this line also connects with a Cary line 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.
The short match on chr 12 where a number of Taylor descendants match me leads me to believe there is also a common Taylor ancestor somewhere.

Marlowe is a double a href="howard02.htm#Matthew Howard b. ABT 1690">Howard, a Dorsey, Basye, Pope, Bryant, West, Withers, Keene, Courtney, McCarty, MacKey and double Taylor descendant and hence the author's at least tenfold 7th to 12th cousin.
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 Margaret Swinderby, althought recent developments in Randall ancestry indicate that the author's Randall, wid. Norman and Clarkson lines in Anne Arundel Co Md on the Delaware border may have been of Norwegian/Swedish descent and offer perhaps a better explanation for this match with a Norwegian. Her match with Tye on chr 1 and also with Mahon on 10 seem to confirm the Swinderby connection though.

The matches to the right of the break on chr 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.

To the right is a common match group Lutter, Davidson, Mayo and Vance. Myhrvold probably has a match with them but under the threshold for display in the CB, but the overlapping on chr 8 indicates this.

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.

I do have Berryman along both my maternal lines via Pope/Foote/Berryman.

The rather singular family name "Sisson" tells me immediately which double line of descent of mine the common ancestors must be on: Nathaniel Pope Jr married Mary Sisson, but after his death she remarried 4 more times and had one son by Lewis Nicholas and 3 children by David Wycliffe. Particularly interesting here is also the segment on chr 22 that none of my other DNA matches share with me, and is likely to be Sisson DNA. Since Atkisson has more matching segments with me on chr 1 and fewer with the others it seems his ancestry branches off farther down one of my Pope lines, while ther other may branch off one of Mary Sissons children or siblings.
These are all X chr matches and Crane, Cress and McConnell all match along the same X segment for the same length, so one woman or possibly two or three sisters seem to be the ancestors may be the ancestors sought. For all of us the line back cannot be over two men in succession. Crane's first name, Beverly, made check whether my Beverley line is on such, and it is. But her pedigree does not show the name.

One such name for her is Newton, which also fits for me.

Cress shows Terrell of VT as an ancestor, which also fits for me back to G8

Watson shows the name Pope, which also fits for me back to G5

For Marlowe about 10 common ancestors have already been found mostly in my most maternal 16th sector, although our Howards fall out of the X zone for me as well as for him.

To the right are screenshots of the 9 matches I have in common with Crane. Of them Kinkaid has a Berryman ancestor while the line to my Newtons goes over a Berryman generation.

Stone shows Allen ancestry, while there is a Tucker/Woodson/Allen collateral line off of my Berryman/Newton/Tucker ascendant line.
Whitley has an Elizabeth Fitzhugh (which also points to my Pope/Foote/Berryman/Newton/Tucker and my Pope/Netherton/Tucker lines, who married into the Fitzhughs collaterally) and Mason Foley (who could be "guesstimated" as Tucker and Pocahontas descendants due to Brixhof's and other known DNA matches) as well as Allen and Howard ancestry, of which .

First to the right, Seyffert shares the author's paternal Hester and Gilbert ancestors, while Marlowe shares several ancestors in both the author's maternal quarters. the X match with Marlowe can be in many places on his and my maternal sides that do not have any two males in succession, i.e. his Elizabeth Worthington, Nancy Ann Hebb, Mary L Moxley, Mary Porter Peninah Davies, Emelia Miller, Rhoda Dickinson, Elizabeth Gibbins, Margaret Ann McMahon, Hannah Fuller, Mary Dunn, Neetje claessen, Elsken Jans, Lysbeth van Nuys, Nancy Smith, Rachel Feamaster, Catherine Palmer, Margaret Andrews. (The latter name explains the match on chr 11.) His Eliza Taylor is also on such an ancestral line of mine, in fact the direct female line, so I have her mitochondrial DNA. But she is on his paternal side.

Sixth to eighth to the right is a group of 12 matches in common with Flynt, which promises a multi-cornered array of ancestors shared by some with the others.
Powell is Canadian with English ancestry among them Hyde but with a few generations missing to connect with the author's more ancient Hydes
Ellis shares Harrison ancestry with the author but also has Strother, a family on a few collateral lines of the author's pedigrees.

Salinas is an X chromosome match, so there is a common woman ancestor along an ancestral line on both our sides where there are no two men in succession. And she is not a common match or my second cousin in my maternal grandmother's quarter, so the common X chr spender was an ancestor of my maternal grandfather's mother: narrowing the more immediate list to Nancy Highsmith and her X donors, Christina Frye and her X donors and Levicy Huss and her x donors. We also have a group of 15 other common matches to compare for information on possible common ancestors and tracing shared chr segments to them
On chr 19 as well as chr 1 she matches me on a segment adjacent and just to the left of one where I match my 2nd cousin by my maternal grandmother. So it is likely that the line between them came with the realignment of my conception where this chr was formed from those of my maternal grandparents. Together with the X chr information it is probable that this DNA was also from Levicy Jane Harris.

Whitten is Canadian with many English settlers in Newfoundland, so the common ancestry predates the settlement of Virginia and Maryland when the author's ancestors left Britain. He has Andrews and Butler ancestry.

Norris matches on a segment that English born Taylor descendants share with me, while Haggerty on the segment next to it where American born Taylor descendants share with me.

Second to the right, Nelson has Mims ancestry of Cumberland Co Va and two Williams lines. This together with a Williams in the group leads to the suspicion that common ancestry is to be found along the author's double Jennings/Williams descent line.

Third to the right, Norton has a Taylor and a Rowland from Northern Ireland so his match on chr 12 may come from either of these and make the common ancestry predate Thomas Taylor b 1572 Hadleigh Suffolk, as the martyr's, Rev Rowland Taylor's, mother was a Rowland.
Hahn has two Cummings and one Rains line, but he also has a double Prather line. Strangely Hahn shares only each segment each chr 11 on chr 13 with my co-descendant of the Prathers and Cummings, David Nicholas, while the Prathers were not known Andrews descendants.

Fourth to the right, Coalson matches on a segment on chr 7 adjacently to the left of where I match Salinas. The longer match on chr 1 shared by Salinas, Nelson, Day, Coalson, Williams, Haggerty, Stapleton, Chalona and Burke is likely to be from a relatively near ancestor, while Jamison is a sept of Clan Gunn.
So Abraham Jamison and Christina Frye are likely to be their common ancestors. Of this marriage came also Johnson, Nichols, Woolery, McKinley, Merriwether, Scott, Marshall, McCutcheon and Lovell descendants.
Fifth to the right, my four Johnson matches all have rather short matches with Salinas, but for lack of a match on chr 1 it seems the DNA for that came in a later generation, which is the marriage with Levicy Huss.

Seventh to the right, the Minor brothers are descents of John Frye Jr b 29 Oct 1782 Lincoln Ky, d 19 Nov 1853, and Sarah "Sally" McKINNEY (a nephew of my Christina Frye Fr7 b about 1777 m Abraham Jamison Ja7 b about 1775) and Nancy Owens b. 1764 Fauquier Co VA d 22 Apr 1838 Mason Co KY m 4 Jul 1784 Lincoln Co Ky her cousin, James Rains b Mar 1757 d Mar 1846 son of Cornelius Rains and Mary Kenton sis of Jane Kenton, i.e. double Kenton/Miller descent, as well as a descent from William Woodson I and Tabitha Nowlin, while an early marriage of 3 Tucker daughters to Woodsons made many Woodsons of Virginia a collateral line of the author's Tuckers. Furthermore, the Minor brothers have a Moses Anderson and Nancy Matthews as ancestors, while an early marriage of an Overton daughter to an Anderson made many of the Andersons of Virginia collateral lines of his Overtons, and a marriage of another more remotely related Tucker daughter to a Mathews made many Matthews collateral lines of Tucker too, as well as a marriage of Mary Russell Anderson b 4 Apr 1783 and Phineas Matthews b 27 Jul 1770 son of Aaron Matthew and Mary Hubbard possibly making some of these Matthews also a collateral line of said Overtons. So all of the DNA matching Salinas and either of the Minor brothers is DNA predating Jacob Fry/Frye Sr b about 1726 in Perkiomen, Philadelphia Co PA and his wife Mary/Molly x. While the DNA matching Salinas but neither of the Minor brother is more likely to descend from Abraham Jamison or Levicy Huss d 16 Apr 1842 Shelby Co Ky dau of Richard Huss. On the other hand, the DNA matching either of the Minor brothers but none of the others is likely to be Owens, Berry, Kenton, Miller or Tucker DNA, whereby the first four can only bring a match on the author's respective paternal chr, while all the other ancestors bring matches on the author's respective maternal chr., so there is not necessarily a short segment of Taylor or Clann Gunn DNA on chr 12 interrupting a longer Owens DNA segment as the comparison seems to indicate. However, Robert Minor shows Hilliard Officer Wood Jr as a common match, who is a multiple cousin of the author on several other lines, indicating a connection with the Wood lines in this section too.

Seventh to the right, common Overton Ancestry between Crane (s. next above), Williams, Lyon and the author has been established so a comparison of them with the minor brothers now pinpoints common Overton DNA and a likely connection between said Anderson lines.