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Posted by:Aug 27th 2007, 03:40:51 pm
Fig Tree News TeamTest Results
Bahamas Y-Chromosome STR
http://home.comcast.net/~libpjr1/bahamasdna.htm
Test Results other surnames will be added when they join

Understanding Results: If two males match 21 out of 25 markers or better they likely share a direct paternal ancestor in a genealogical timeframe (since the introduction of surnames). The closer the match, the more likely their shared ancestor lived more recently.

Y chromosome results for a direct paternal line descendant of ...

...William NEELY (kit 23288), born about 1820 in Eleuthera, reveal that his direct paternal line descends from Africa. A comparison with African Ancestry's African Lineage Database indicates that he shares direct paternal line ancestry with the Tuareg ethnic group of Mali.

... Cuffee JOHNSON born about the 1820's of Hatchet Bay, Eleuthera, reveal that his direct paternal line descends from Africa. A comparison with African Ancestry's African Lineage Database indicates that he shares direct paternal line ancestry with the Mende ethnic group of Sierra Leone.

... Lewis HOPKINS born about 1810 of Grant's Town, New Providence, reveal that his direct paternal line descends from Africa. A comparison with African Ancestry's African Lineage Database indicates that he shares direct paternal line ancestry with the Mbundu ethnic group of Angola.

... Jacob ADAMS, born 1763 VA m. Wyannie Malone b. abt 1770 SC, indicate that he shares direct paternal line ancestry with with a direct paternal line descendant of Jessie Adams b. 1763 in Rowan N.C. and John Adams (m. Sarah Horner) whose son was born 1798 in Cheshire, England. The Abaco Loyalist Adams family does not share direct paternal line ancestry with the Adams family which were U.S. presidents.

... Henry Cornish ALBURY born about 1811, reveal that his direct paternal line descends from Africa. A comparison with African Ancestry's African Lineage Database indicates that he shares direct paternal line ancestry with the Ewe ethnic group of Ghana.

.... Conrad Penny BAKER reveal that his direct paternal line matches the signature identified with the Dal Riada Celts (OGAP8 which has DYS393=13, DYS390=25, DYS19=14, DYS391=11, DYS3891=13, DYS3892=29). See: pp. 8, 10. at http://www.jogg.info/31/campbell.pdf

.... William H. BETHEL (kit 45379) born about 1825 of Abaco shares direct paternal line ancestry with a direct paternal line descendant of Winer BETHEL Sr. (kit 49818) b. about 1820 Harbour Island. They both very likely share a BETHEL ancestor who lived in the Bahamas. Most of their closest matches are with surnames associated with Clan MacLean of Scotland. Those surnames are McLIN, McLEA, MacLEA, McKEEN, McKANE, McKAIN, McCAIN. See http://www.electricscotland.com/webclans/m/maclean.html Kit 45379 matches 24 out of 25 markers with one McLIN, one McLEA, and one MacLEA. He matches 23 out of 25 markers with two McKEENs, one McKANE, and one McKAIN, He matches 22 out of 25 markers with ten McCAINs, two McKEENs, and two McKANEs. The MacBETH surname is a also as associated with Clan MacLean. The BETHEL surname may be a variation of MacBETH.

... Jonathan DEAN born about 1890 of Mastic Point, Andros, reveal that his direct paternal line descends from Africa. A search of the http://www.yhrd.org/ database shows that he shares direct paternal line ancestry (matches 10 out of 10 markers) with a man from Guiné-Bissau (Republic of Guinea-Bissau) in west Africa. A study of Bantu lineages in Sub-Saharan Africa found his signature of 16, 21, 10, 11, 14 at 19, 390, 391, 392, 393 was found mostly in Guinea-Bissau.

... Pompey ADDERLEY born about 1830 of Long Island matches (in the FamilyTreeDNA's Recent Ancestral Origins database) 11 out of 12 markers with one person from the Cameroon and one person from Gabon.

... Henry COLLIE of Acklins Island matches 9 out of 10 markers in the www.yhrd.org with 1 man from Rio de Janeiro (suggesting an area of origin popular with the Portuguese slave trade). He matches 8 out of 10 markers with 1 man from Johannesburg, South Africa and 1 man from Mozambique. This suggests to me his likely area of origin is southeastern Africa.

... Henry Major (b. abt 1735 of Long Island) does not share direct paternal line ancestry with anyone else in the Bahamas DNA Project. He matches 23 out of 25 markers with someone with the surname of Majors of Baltimore, Maryland. They are both direct paternal line descendants of a man with the Major / Majors surname. They don't have any other close matches with anyone else which means they don't share direct paternal line ancestry with anyone else tested for over 1,000 years (at least). They belong to a branch of the male line of human descent called Y chromosome haplogroup K2. K2 is found at low frequencies throughout Europe and in parts of the Middle East, North Africa, and West Africa. Less than 1.4% of Europeans (and an even smaller percentage of Africans) belong to the K2 haplogroup. A famous person of the K2 subclade was Thomas Jefferson, the third President of the United States (1801-09). The origin of the Major direct paternal line is not Native American as originally suspected when only 8 markers where known. The population with the world's largest percentage of K2's is Iraq at 7%.

... Arthur Livingstone CUNNINGHAM matches 10 out of 10 markers in the www.yhrd.org database with 1 person living in the Cabinda. Cabinda is an enclave of Angola in the Democratic Republic of the Congo. However in the FamilyTreeDNA Recent Origins database he matches 10 out of 12 markers with 3 men from Gambia and 1 man from Senegal.

... Benjamin BRENNAN born about 1875 of Eight Mile Rock, Grand Bahama matches 12 out of 12 markers in FamilyTreeDNA's Ethnic Origins Database with a man from Zimbabwe. In the www.yhrd.org database he matches 10 out of 11 markers with a man from Cabinda, Angola.

... Theodore CURRY born 1837 reveal that he likely descends from The Clan Currie of Scotland (and not the Irish Currys). The ancient name of Clan Currie is Clan MacMhuirich. In the www.ysearch.org database his closest Y chromosome match is 22 out of 25 markers with someone with the surname Rich (whose surname is likely derived from MacMhurich or MacVurich). He is also matches 21 out of 25 markers with a Ririe who traces their ancestry to Aberdeen, Scotland. (Ririe, Currie, and Curry are all similar sounding surnames). The Curry participant does not match 6 other Currys/Curries who have had a Y chromosome test. Additional information on Clan Currie history is available at: http://www.araltas.com/features/curry/index.html and http://www.clancurrie.com/history.html

Results for a sixth generation direct paternal line descendant of Michael Mitchell DARVILLE (b. abt 1825 Long Island) reveal that he matches the Western Atlantic Modal Haplotype (WAMH) which belongs to subhaplogroup R1b1c of Europe. As a result of being WAMH, he has several close matches with others with different surnames. The shared direct paternal line ancestor for most of those close matches likely lived prior to the introduction of surnames. He belongs to haplogroup R1b haplotype variety C as indicated by 390=23, 391=11, 392=13 http://archiver.rootsweb.com/th/read/GENEALOGY-DNA/2007-01/1169336656

...Clarence Thorpe FARRINGTON indicate that the ancestry of his direct paternal line in from Europe. A SNP test reveals that he is M235+ which confirms that he belongs to Y chromosome subclade I1a. His ancient direct paternal line ancestry likely descends from the Anglo-Saxons or the Danish Vikings.

... John LEYBOURNE indicate that the ancestry of his line is from Europe. A SNP test reveals that he is P37.2+ which confirms that he belongs to Y chromosome subclade I1b1. This subclade is mostly found in the Balkins and Sardinia. He matches Lightburn with ancestry from Bermuda.

... Gideon LOWE (father of Capt. Gideon Lowe) indicate that the origin of ancestry for his line is from Portugal. In the http://www.yhrd.org/ database the participant matches 9 out of 10 markers with 2 people from Northern Portugal, 1 person from Central Portugal, and 1 person from Brazil. In the http://www.ysearch.org/ database his closest match is a distant 20 out of 25 markers with 1 person from Tanzania (on the East African coast) which boarders former Portuguese East Africa. The participant is unrelated to 11 different family lines in the Lowe Surname DNA Project.

... Don Juan MAURA suggest that his direct paternal line descends from the Berbers of western north Africa via the Moors of Iberia. A SNP test shows that he is M35+ and and therefore belongs to haplogroup E3b. According to http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~dgarvey/DNA/hg/YCC_E3b.html his 16 at DYS19 is rare for an E3b. Most of his remaining DYS values suggest he is E3b3.

... Freddie MAURA (b. 1890 Key West, FL, son of Annie Ponce De Leon of Nassau) reveal that he does not descend from Don Juan Maura. He has several perfect (25/25) matches other FamilyTreeDNA customers with the Donahue and Morris surnames. The Morris surname has both Irish and Welsh origins. The Welsh origin is believed to be from the Latin personal name Mauritius (see http://www.houseofnames.com/xq/asp.c/qx/morris-coat-arms.htm). His results are also a perfect (25/25) match with the South Irish R1b haplotype in R1bSTR44 and therefore belongs to haplogroup R1b1c.

...Charles WEATHERFORD (b. abt 1705 Prince George Co, VA) reveal that he belongs to haplogroup R1a. Extended SNP testing by www.ethnoancestry.com confirms that he belongs to haplogroup R1a1*. His 12 marker matches which are closer to Eastern Europe and the Near East than Scotland and Norway. However virtually all R1a's from the British Isles are believed to be of Viking stock. Semino et al thought the the forefather of all R1a1s was probably born in the Ukraine during the Last Glacial Maximum about 15,000 years ago. Spencer Wells has put forward the theory that the subsequent spread of haplogroup R1a1 across Eurasia may have been connected to the domestication of the horse about 5000 years ago ( Kurgan culture). The range of the distribution of R1a1 across Eurasia can be seen as the light blue colored group in the map on the third page of Wells' Eurasian Heartland paper. If Wells' theory is correct, the R1a1 haplogroup may have ridden on horseback from one end of Eurasia to the other. So the association of this haplogroup with the Vikings is, in truth, little more than a minor footnote in the history of the R1a1 group.



Seven Roberts lines are proven to share a common ancestor Y chromosome results indicate that descendants of John Roberts (kit 10142), John William Roberts (kit 29930), John Roberts Sr. (kit 28986), Henry Roberts (kit 26830), Benjamin Roberts (kit 13632 ), Calvin H. Roberts (kit 26925), and John Frederick Roberts (kit 13631) share a common ancestor since the first Roberts was recorded in the Bahamas about 1721. Details are available at http://groups.yahoo.com/group/Bahamians/message/18265 . Their Y chromosome results indicate they are of Anglo-Norman origin from Southern Ireland. Deep SNP testing by http://www.ethnoancestry.com/ reveal that this direct paternal line is S21+ and therefore they belong to sub-haplogroup R1b1c9.

Kit number 08867 is a Roberts with ancestry in Marsh Harbour and whose great-great-grandfather was from Belfast, Ireland. His direct paternal line shares ancestry with Clan Donnachaidh (i.e. Clan Robertson) in Scotland. His Y-chromosome test results identify his earlier ancestry as Anglo-Saxon. Close matches with other surnames indicate that his origin was in Northumbria and likely descends from the Angles of Bernicia.

Y chromosome results for BECKFORD show that he does not share recent paternal line ancestry with any of the more than 20,000 men worldwide who have made your Y chromosome results public. These results include eight BICKFORDs. The participant belongs to Y chromosome haplogroup B which is of African origin and is a very old and rare haplogroup (and especially rare outside of Africa). The participant is a sixth generation direct paternal line descendant of Joseph BECKFORD b. about 1790 in the Bahamas or Jamaica. The Y chromosome results suggest that this direct paternal line is descended from a slave of William Beckford, famous English author whose family were sugar plantation owners in Jamaica.

Kit number 55225 traces his ancestry to John Minns who was born in England and immigrated to Nassau about 1801. His haplotype (Y chromosome signature) does not match any participants in the Bahamas DNA Project. A search of http://www.ysearch.org/ and http://www.ysearch.org/ does not reveal any close matches in the British Isles even though those databases are dominated with entries with origins in the British Isles. His closest matches are 19 out of 25 markers with a person from Germany and another person from Italy. The http://www.yhrd.org/ database shows a 9 out of 10 marker match with someone from Singapore and another person from Romania.

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