Why a DNA Project?

There are several reasons for DNA projects. I’m not an expert so I won’t even attempt to go into an explanation for the various projects that exist.

The reason I think there should be a surname project for males with the surname Knopp/Knipe/Knipp/Knepp/Nipp/Nepp/Nipps etc., is to find out if all these families are related to each other.

I’ll be honest, I don’t even know if this surname is one of my lines, although I suspect it is. I’ve mentioned several times that my great grand-father, David Brazille Plunk, is not biologically a Plunk. In an attempt to find out who his biological family is, I had two of his great grandsons do the YDNA test. One man descended from David through his son, Orvan O. Plunk, and the other man descended through his son, Ira Brazille Plunk. They match each other 37 markers to 37 markers, giving me a solid YDNA line to my great-grandfather.

Their YDNA is rare, I’ve been told, because of some unusual mutations within those markers. I’m not even going to try to delve into what that means at this point. But, it’s also rare because of the hundreds of thousands of males who have submitted their DNA, there is only one man who matches them exactly at 37/37 markers and thus the reason I started researching the surname Nipps and all its variations.

This man was a descendant of J.M. Boatwright born 1857, AR, married to Mahala Johnson. Great news because we finally had a match, but no help in finding the biological family of David Brazille Plunk. Why? Because this tester that matched my Plunk didn’t match any of the other Boatwright men who had tested. So did that mean J.M. Boatwright wasn’t a Boatwright? Apparently not. The Boatwright tester descended through Thomas Lee Boatwright, a son of J.M. Boatwright. Luckily, another descendant of J.M. Boatwright, through his son, Lawrence Boatwright, did the test as well. This descendant does match the other Boatwrights which means, for now, it appears that Thomas Lee Boatwright is the one that was unofficially adopted.

By now you’re wondering how I got the Nipps surname out of this, aren’t you? J.M. Boatwright was the son of Thomas Boatwright and Lucinda Coker. Prior to her marriage to Boatwright, Lucinda was married to Henry Nepp/Nipps. Boatwright is apparently an English surname and Nepp/Nipps, from what I’ve researched, is apparently a German surname. The two Plunk men and the Boatwright man are also apparently of German descent based upon the findings of their YDNA tests.

Henry Nepp/Nipps had a brother, Aaron Nepp/Nipps, and I found one of his descendants who agreed to do the YDNA test. To date, this is the only male I know with any variation of that surname who has his test results in and thus I am unable to say without a doubt whether he is biologically of the Nepp/Nipps line.

However, there is a possibility that this man is actually a descendant of Margaret Nipps, the sister of Henry and Aaron. And yes, as you’ve surmised, he is not of German descent, but is apparently of Scottish descent through his paternal line. It’s possible that his ancestor, John Henry Nipps, was actually the son of Pew/Pugh Anderson and Margaret Nipps and was unofficially adopted by a member of the Nipps family when Margaret Nipps died.

Also, I manually entered the Plunk YDNA markers at genetree.com and they matched a man who claimed to be a descendant of Christian Knipps. (genetree is now closed).

It appears to me that however you want to spell the last name Nipp the families came through Pennsylvania to North Carolina and Virginia, on into Tennessee then Arkansas. From there, they have migrated to Missouri, Texas, and everywhere else.

There is a descendant of an Edmund Knipp who has ordered the test and I’m hoping that will help put more of the story together. Eventually, I hope there will be enough men to test that will help put genetics, family folklore, and paper together.

Rosa Belle Kelley

First Generation
1.  Rosa Belle Kelley1 was born on 23 Nov 1883 in Doniphan, Ripley, Missouri, United States.27 She lived in Union, Ripley, Missouri in 1900.3  Rosa lived in Lone Star, Wagoner, Oklahoma in 1910.2  Rosa lived in Lone Star, Wagoner, Oklahoma in 1920.4  She lived in Lone Star, Wagoner, Oklahoma in 1930.6 Rosa died on 15 Feb 1970 at the age of 86 in Broken Arrow, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America.5,7  (wife of David Brazille Plunk 1879/80 – 1970)
Second Generation
2.  John E Kelley1 was born in Apr 1867 in Missouri.810 He lived in Union, Ripley, Missouri, United States in 1880.9 He lived in Union, Ripley, Missouri in 1900.8 John lived in Lone Star, Wagoner, Oklahoma in 1910.10 He died in 1920 at the age of 53 in Coweta, Wagoner, Oklahoma, United States.  Mary Jane Burnley and John E Kelley were married in 1878 in Ripley, MO.8,11
3.  Mary Jane Burnley1 was born in 1862 in Missouri, United States.810,1213 She lived in Union, Ripley, Missouri, United States in 1870.12 She lived in Union, Ripley, Missouri, United States in 1880.9 Mary lived in Union, Ripley, Missouri in 1900.8 She lived in Lone Star, Wagoner, Oklahoma in 1910.10 She lived in Lone Star, Wagoner, Oklahoma in 1920.13  (her twin brother, John Henry Burnley, married Alice Marzella Plunk, the adoptive sister of David Brazille Plunk)
John E Kelley and Mary Jane Burnley had the following children:
1 i. Rosa Belle Kelley, born 23 Nov 1883, Doniphan, Ripley, Missouri, United States; died 15 Feb 1970, Broken Arrow, Tulsa, Oklahoma, United States of America.
ii. Ellic C Kelley1 was born in Aug 1887 in Missouri.8,10 He lived in Union, Ripley, Missouri in 1900.8 He lived in Lone Star, Wagoner, Oklahoma in 1910.10
iii. Oscar Almos Kelley1 was born on 18 Apr 1891 in Missouri.8,10,1415 He lived in Union, Ripley, Missouri in 1900.8 He lived in Lone Star, Wagoner, Oklahoma in 1910.10 Oscar lived in Shahan, Wagoner, Oklahoma in 1930.15 He died on 16 Dec 1956 at the age of 65 in Fresno, Fresno, California, United States.14
iv. Garlin Kelley1 was born in Jun 1894 in Missouri.8,10 He lived in Union, Ripley, Missouri in 1900.8 He lived in Lone Star, Wagoner, Oklahoma in 1910.10
v. Charles Kelley1 was born in Jul 1897 in Missouri.8,10 He lived in Union, Ripley, Missouri in 1900.8 He lived in Lone Star, Wagoner, Oklahoma in 1910.10
vi. John Ellons Kelley1 lived in Union, Ripley, Missouri in 1900.8 He was born in Apr 1900 in Missouri.8,10 He lived in Lone Star, Wagoner, Oklahoma in 1910.10
Third Generation
4.  James H. Kelley1 was born in 1829 in Bedford County, Tennessee, USA.1618 He lived in District 19, Bedford, Tennessee in 1850.17 He lived in Union, Ripley, Missouri, United States in 1860.18 James lived in Union, Ripley, Missouri, United States in 1880.16 He lived in Union, Ripley, Missouri, United States in 1880.16 Rebecca Ann Murphree and James H. Kelley were married in Tennessee, United States.
5.  Rebecca Ann Murphree1 was born on 11 Jul 1829 in Tennessee, United States.16 She lived in Union, Ripley, Missouri, United States in 1880.16 She lived in Union, Ripley, Missouri, United States in 1880.16 Rebecca died on 3 Jun 1880 at the age of 50 in Missouri, United States.
James H. Kelley and Rebecca Ann Murphree had the following children:
i. AMANDA Kelly1 was born in 1848 in Tennessee, United States.
ii. MARY OLIVE Kelly1 was born in 1851 in Bedford, Bedford, Tennessee, United States. She died on 19 Jan 1934 at the age of 83 in Tucker, Ripley, Missouri, United States.
iii. James H KELLEY1 was born in 1854 in Bedford, Bedford, Tennessee, United States.
iv. Dana Kelley1 was born about 1862 in Missouri.16 She lived in Union, Ripley, Missouri, United States in 1880.16
v. MARIAN A S Kelly1 was born on 26 Nov 1863 in Doniphan, Ripley, Missouri, United States. She died on 30 Jun 1952 at the age of 88 in Oklahoma City, Canadian, Oklahoma, United States.
2 vi. John E Kelley, born Apr 1867, Missouri; died 1920, Coweta, Wagoner, Oklahoma, United States.
vii. Nancy Albany KELLEY1 was born in Sep 1867 in Ripley, Missouri, United States.16 She lived in Union, Ripley, Missouri, United States in 1880.16 She died on 2 May 1941 at the age of 73 in Chickasha, Grady, Oklahoma, United States. 6-29-2009 6;56;10 PM Nancy Albany Kelley http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=image&guid=d61afbbf-084d-424f-b8ac-47af02cd65ab&tid=39232428&pid=6083
viii. THOMAS L Kelly1 was born in 1869 in Missouri, United States.16 He lived in Union, Ripley, Missouri, United States in 1880.16 He died in 1961 at the age of 92 in Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, United States.
ix. MELISSA C KELLY1 was born in 1870 in Ripley, Missouri, United States.16,1922 She lived in Union, Ripley, Missouri, United States in 1880.16 She lived in Union Township, Ripley, Missouri in 1900.20 MELISSA lived in Waldron, Grady, Oklahoma in 1910.21 She lived in Jefferson, Grant, Oklahoma in 1920.19 She lived in Tonkawa, Kay, Oklahoma in 1930.22 MELISSA died on 29 Jun 1932 at the age of 62 in Oklahoma, United States. She married Lewis Niswonger.  Malisa Niswonger headstone Tonkawa kay county oklahoma http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=image&guid=77317e42-aed3-4055-bbb9-62af5b4e78ba&tid=39232428&pid=3308
6.  William Burnley1 was born in 1812 in Missouri, United States.12,23 He lived in Union, Ripley, Missouri, United States in 1860.23 He lived in Union, Ripley, Missouri, United States in 1870.12 William died on 16 Sep 1877 at the age of 65 in Ripley, Missouri, United States. Matilda White and William Burnley were married on 7 May 1859 in Ripley.24
7.  Matilda White1 was born in 1826 in Tennessee, United States.12,23,2526 She lived in District 102, Wright, Missouri in 1850.26 She lived in Union, Ripley, Missouri, United States in 1860.23 Matilda lived in Union, Ripley, Missouri, United States in 1870.12 She lived in Union, Ripley, Missouri, United States in 1880.25 She lived in Union, Ripley, Missouri, United States in 1880.25 Matilda died on 27 May 1916 at the age of 90 in Uvalde, Uvalde, Texas, United States.
William Burnley and Matilda White had the following children:
i. Sarah E Burnley1 was born in 1842 in Missouri, United States.
ii. P G Burnley1 was born in 1845.
iii. Samuel S Burnley1 was born in Apr 1846 in Missouri, United States.
iv. M C Burnley1 was born in 1848 in Missouri, United States.
v. George C Burnley1 was born in Jul 1850 in Missouri, United States.
vi. Delphia A Burnley1 was born in 1855 in Missouri, United States.
vii. John Henry Burnley1 was born on 13 Nov 1861 in Doniphan, Ripley, Missouri, United States.2729 He lived in Union, Ripley, Missouri, United States in 1880.29 He lived in Union Township, Ripley, Missouri in 1900.28 John lived in Shohan, Wagoner, Oklahoma in 1910.27 He died on 1 Feb 1948 at the age of 86 in Glendale, Los Angeles, California, United States.
3 viii. Mary Jane Burnley, born 1862, Missouri, United States.
Fourth Generation
10.  Levi G Murphree1 was born on 7 May 1802 in Pendleton, Anderson, South Carolina, United States.3031 He lived in District 10, Lincoln, Tennessee in 1850.30 He died in 1860 at the age of 58 in Wayne, Tennessee, United States. Levi lived in District 4, Wayne, Tennessee, United States in 1870.31 Polly Bradley and Levi G Murphree were married on 9 Mar 1823 in South Carolina, United States.32
11.  Polly Bradley1 was born on 16 Dec 1804 in South Carolina.30 She lived in District 10, Lincoln, Tennessee in 1850.30 She died in 1870 at the age of 66 in Tennessee, United States.
Levi G Murphree and Polly Bradley had the following children:
i. ELIJAH K Murphree1 was born on 14 Aug 1823 in Tennessee, United States.
ii. LYDDA M Murphree1 was born on 13 Sep 1824 in Tennessee, United States.
iii. BETSY CATHERINE Murphree1 was born on 6 Feb 1826 in Tennessee, United States.
iv. SARAH ARAMANTHA Murphree1 was born on 20 Nov 1827 in Tennessee, United States.
5 v. Rebecca Ann Murphree, born 11 Jul 1829, Tennessee, United States; died 3 Jun 1880, Missouri, United States.
vi. JANE Murphree1 was born on 30 Dec 1831 in Tennessee, United States.
vii. WILLIAM Murphree1 was born on 1 Jan 1832 in Tennessee, United States.
viii. Anson Murphree1 was born on 6 May 1834 in Tennessee, United States.
ix. JOHN DANIEL Murphree1 was born on 25 Jul 1835 in Giles, Tennessee, United States. He died in 1928 at the age of 93 in Holland, Bell, Texas, United States.
x. GEORGE DENNIS Murphree1 was born on 10 Sep 1836 in Iredell, North Carolina, United States. He died on 23 Dec 1925 at the age of 89 in Navarro, Texas, United States. George Dennis Murphree Death Cert http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=image&guid=6b9dd305-87fa-45c2-9376-0ffd508b181f&tid=39232428&pid=6107
4 Generations of Murphree Men http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=image&guid=dc660e33-6f77-4f5c-adb2-a8cd3ad77983&tid=39232428&pid=6107
George Dennis Murphree http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=image&guid=06ab1906-a188-4e90-a186-feacd92a042c&tid=39232428&pid=6107
George Dennis Murphree HSTONE http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=image&guid=ec956e50-b08e-4810-b9e9-e08588674e7a&tid=39232428&pid=6107
Murphree Family 013 http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=image&guid=7dd78ebc-c430-4301-93ad-83935a85534c&tid=39232428&pid=6107
Murphree Family Womack Cemetery http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=image&guid=1344009c-23fb-4d49-be17-b8a125951b47&tid=39232428&pid=6107
Murphree Family 012 http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=image&guid=56576882-2f6a-4d2c-97dc-b06a85fc22a1&tid=39232428&pid=6107
xi. MARY ANN Murphree1 was born on 14 Aug 1838 in Wayne, Tennessee, United States.
xii. AMANDA Murphree1 was born in 1841 in Wayne, Tennessee, United States.
xiii. JAMES CALEB Murphree1 was born in 1843 in Wayne, Tennessee, United States.
14.  Benjamin White1 was born on 26 Sep 1792 in Georgia.3337 He lived in Maury, Tennessee, United States in 1820.38 He lived in Collin, Texas in 1850.35 Benjamin lived in Precinct 9, Collin, Texas, United States in 1860.36 He lived in Precinct 9, Collin, Texas, United States in 1860.36 He died on 19 Sep 1869 at the age of 76 in Weston, Collin, Texas, United States.3334,37 Anna (Amy) Needham and Benjamin White were married in 1813 in Maury, Tennessee, United States.
15.  Anna (Amy) Needham1 was born on 15 Dec 1795 in Randolph, Randolph, North Carolina, United States.3536,39 She lived in Collin, Texas in 1850.35 She lived in Precinct 9, Collin, Texas, United States in 1860.36 Anna lived in Precinct 3, Collin, Texas, United States in 1870.39 She died on 20 Apr 1874 at the age of 78 in Texas, United States.
Benjamin White and Anna (Amy) Needham had the following children:
i. John L White1 was born on 23 Jun 1814 in Maury, Tennessee, United States.3334 He died on 17 Nov 1869 at the age of 55 in Weston, Collin, Texas, United States.3334 John L.White http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=image&guid=215af08a-bd44-48a1-b849-07d0c1a52cb3&tid=39232428&pid=3469
ii. James White1 was born on 4 Feb 1820 in Maury, Tennessee, United States. He died on 25 Dec 1891 at the age of 71 in Weston, Collin, Texas, United States. James White http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=image&guid=f7a779ce-40e8-49c5-894c-f6382032f576&tid=39232428&pid=3468
iii. Coleman White1 was born on 26 Feb 1825 in Madison, Tennessee, United States. He died on 29 May 1891 at the age of 66 in Weston, Collin, Texas, United States.
iv. Coleman S White1 was born on 26 Feb 1825 in Madison, Tennessee, United States. He died in 1870 at the age of 45 in Kansas, United States.
v. Archibald C White1 was born on 26 Feb 1825 in Madison, Tennessee, United States. He died on 29 May 1891 at the age of 66 in Weston, Collin, Texas, United States. Archibald C.White http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=image&guid=ae93b670-5e23-4b72-b840-5f14c94fbd12&tid=39232428&pid=3471
Archibald C. White http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=image&guid=dfabe511-4363-45c4-935a-c4c1b5812541&tid=39232428&pid=3471
Archibald C.White http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=image&guid=7e723666-bb4a-4669-b1ad-5281e38defa1&tid=39232428&pid=3471
7 vi. Matilda White, born 1826, Tennessee, United States; died 27 May 1916, Uvalde, Uvalde, Texas, United States.
Fifth Generation
20.  Elijah Murphree1 was born on 10 Feb 1771 in Chatham, North Carolina, United States.4041 He lived in Hickman, Tennessee, United States in 1840.40 He lived in Hickman, Tennessee in 1850.41 Elijah died in 1850 at the age of 79 in Hickman, Tennessee, United States. Margaret Ann Peggy Groves and Elijah Murphree were married on 1 Jan 1801 in Iredell, North Carolina, United States.
21.  Margaret Ann Peggy Groves1 was born on 27 Sep 1780 in Chatham, North Carolina, United States. She died on 18 Feb 1852 at the age of 71 in Hickman, Tennessee, United States.
Elijah Murphree and Margaret Ann Peggy Groves had the following child:
10 i. Levi G Murphree, born 7 May 1802, Pendleton, Anderson, South Carolina, United States; died 1860, Wayne, Tennessee, United States.
28.  John Archibald White1 was born on 4 Aug 1773 in North Carolina, United States. He lived in Hardin, Tennessee, United States in 1830.42 He lived in Hardin, Tennessee, United States in 1840.43 John died on 2 Jan 1841 at the age of 67 in Hardin, Tennessee, United States. Rebecca Cathey and John Archibald White were married in 1785 in Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States.
29.  Rebecca Cathey1 was born in 1770 in Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States. She died on 26 Dec 1830 at the age of 60 in Hardin, Tennessee, United States.
John Archibald White and Rebecca Cathey had the following children:
i. Samuel White1 was born in 1786 in North Carolina, United States.
ii. Mary Polly White1 was born on 29 Oct 1788 in Sumner, Tennessee, United States. She died on 13 Aug 1865 at the age of 76 in Tennessee, United States.
iii. Andrew White1 was born in 1791 in Georgia, United States.
iv. George White1 was born in 1792 in North Carolina, United States. He died in United States.
14 v. Benjamin White, born 26 Sep 1792, Georgia; died 19 Sep 1869, Weston, Collin, Texas, United States.
vi. James White1 was born on 25 Jul 1794 in Georgia, United States. He died on 16 Nov 1877 at the age of 83 in Stella, Tennessee, United States. Giles County, Tennessee  Waters Biographies http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=document&guid=37ab141e-f7fa-456e-a120-74b36df75ac2&tid=39232428&pid=3778
Giles County, Tennessee  Waters Biographies http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=document&guid=ae1fdae3-e916-4118-9418-44dccec61247&tid=39232428&pid=3778
vii. James H White1 was born on 26 Oct 1794 in Rutherford, North Carolina, United States. He died on 19 Dec 1859 at the age of 65 in De Kalb, Tennessee, United States.
viii. George White1 was born in 1796 in Georgia, United States. He died in Hays City, Hays, Texas, United States.
ix. Rebecca White1 was born on 25 Nov 1800 in Georgia, United States. She died on 25 Nov 1872 at the age of 72 in Lowryville, Hardin, Tennessee, United States.
x. Archibald Cathey White1 was born on 4 Feb 1801 in North Carolina, United States. He died on 21 Sep 1836 at the age of 35 in North Carolina, United States.
xi. Margaret White1 was born on 2 Jul 1804 in Unk, Maury, Tennessee, United States. She died on 15 Feb 1879 at the age of 74 in Loweryville, Hardin, Tennessee, United States.
xii. John White1 was born in 1806. He died in Aug 1831 at the age of 25 in of, Tennessee, United States.
xiii. Matilda White1 was born on 3 Apr 1808 in Hardin, Tennessee, United States.
xiv. Samuel White1 was born in 1810 in Hardin, Tennessee, United States.
xv. Mary WHITE1 was born in 1811 in Tennessee, United States. She died in Mar 1880 at the age of 69 in Dickson, Dickson, Tennessee, United States.
30.  Lewis Wesley Needham1 was born on 17 Dec 1771 in North Head, Randolph, North Carolina, United States. He died on 4 Dec 1848 at the age of 76 in Linden, Cass, Texas, United States. Amy Roselle Tucker and Lewis Wesley Needham were married in Mar 1792 in Randolph, North Carolina, United States.
31.  Amy Roselle Tucker1 was born on 4 Sep 1774 in Randolph, North Carolina, United States. She died in 1814 at the age of 40 in Maury, Tennessee, United States.
Lewis Wesley Needham and Amy Roselle Tucker had the following children:
i. SUSANA NEEDHAM1 was born in 1792 in North Carolina, United States. She died in 1860 at the age of 68 in Alabama, United States.
ii. Rebecca Needham1 was born in Jan 1793 in Randolph, North Carolina, United States. She died in 1808 at the age of 15 in Obion, Obion, Tennessee, United States.
15 iii. Anna (Amy) Needham, born 15 Dec 1795, Randolph, Randolph, North Carolina, United States; died 20 Apr 1874, Texas, United States.
iv. Patsy Needham1 was born in Jul 1797 in Randolph, North Carolina, United States. She died in 1830 at the age of 33 in Tennessee, United States.
v. John William Needham1 was born on 11 Mar 1799 in Randolph, North Carolina, United States. He died on 20 Jul 1854 at the age of 55 in Gibson, Gibson, Tennessee, United States.
vi. Martha Needham1 was born on 5 Feb 1803 in Randolph, North Carolina, United States.4446 She lived in District 12, Madison, Tennessee in 1850.44 She lived in District 10, Obion, Tennessee, United States in 1860.45 Martha lived in District 3, Lake, Tennessee, United States in 1870.46 She died on 26 Sep 1870 at the age of 67 in Lake, Tennessee, United States.47 Martha Needham Mooring Headstone http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=image&guid=71a5c724-c565-4ddf-a2c5-79f628d66b66&tid=39232428&pid=3796
Mooring Family Bible Records http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=document&guid=bd1c3007-682e-4017-bd78-e02d4d3155c4&tid=39232428&pid=3796
Wyatt Mooring Sr http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=image&guid=d04d3857-9bab-4184-b99b-97a81fdb475e&tid=39232428&pid=3796
Mooring Martha http://trees.ancestry.com/rd?f=image&guid=f4994d97-6935-418b-b3aa-873a5d4b1a3a&tid=39232428&pid=3796
vii. Jesse Needham1 was born on 18 Feb 1805 in Randolph, Randolph, North Carolina, United States. He died in 1870 at the age of 65 in Glade Spring, Washington, Virginia, United States.
viii. Nancy Anne Needham1 was born in Dec 1806 in Randolph, North Carolina, United States. She died on 12 May 1878 at the age of 71 in Bonham, Fannin, Texas, United States.
ix. Wesley Tucker Needham1 was born in 1811 in Maury, Tennessee, United States. He died in 1860 at the age of 49 in Gibson, Gibson, Tennessee, United States.
x. Sena Needham1 was born on 8 Jan 1814 in Maury, Tennessee, United States. She died on 24 Feb 1883 at the age of 69 in Bonham, Fannin, Texas, United States.
Sixth Generation
40.  Levi Murphree1 was born in 1751 in Bertie, North Carolina, United States. He died on 29 Jan 1798 at the age of 47 in Pendleton, Anderson, South Carolina, United States.
41.  Mary Collins1 was born in 1755 in North Carolina, United States. She died on 12 Sep 1842 at the age of 87 in Bedford, Bedford, Tennessee, United States.
Levi Murphree and Mary Collins had the following child:
20 i. Elijah Murphree, born 10 Feb 1771, Chatham, North Carolina, United States; died 1850, Hickman, Tennessee, United States.
56.  Benjamin White1 was born on 28 Jan 1746 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States. He died on 26 Oct 1815 at the age of 69 in Tennessee, United States.
57.  Neecram White1 was born on 3 Aug 1750 in Abington, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States. She died on 10 Jun 1801 at the age of 50 in Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States.
Benjamin White and Neecram White had the following child:
28 i. John Archibald White, born 4 Aug 1773, North Carolina, United States; died 2 Jan 1841, Hardin, Tennessee, United States.
58.  Andrew Cathey1 was born in 1722 in Lancaster, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, United States. He died on 20 Jan 1786 at the age of 64 in Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States.
59.  Martha Armstrong1 was born in 1723 in Augusta, Virginia, United States. She died in 1764 at the age of 41 in Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States.
Andrew Cathey and Martha Armstrong had the following child:
29 i. Rebecca Cathey, born 1770, Mecklenburg, North Carolina, United States; died 26 Dec 1830, Hardin, Tennessee, United States.
60.  John Needham1 was born on 3 Jul 1740 in Pasquatank, Albermerle, North Carolina, United States. He died on 17 Dec 1799 at the age of 59 in Seagrove, Randolph, North Carolina, United States.
61.  Susannah Garner1 was born on 20 Feb 1743 in Bladen, North Carolina, United States. She died on 27 Jul 1841 at the age of 98 in Seagrove, Randolph, North Carolina, United States.
John Needham and Susannah Garner had the following child:
30 i. Lewis Wesley Needham, born 17 Dec 1771, North Head, Randolph, North Carolina, United States; died 4 Dec 1848, Linden, Cass, Texas, United States.
Preparer:  Carla Wallain Davis
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        9. Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1880 United States Federal Census (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints  © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.  All use is subject to the limited), Year: 1880; Census Place: Union, Ripley, Missouri; Roll: 713; Family History Film: 1254713; Page: 547B; Enumeration District: 113; Image: 0597.
        10. Ancestry.com, 1910 United States Federal Census (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.Original data – Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Was), Year: 1910; Census Place: Lone Star, Wagoner, Oklahoma; Roll: ; Page: ; Enumeration District: ; Image: .
        11. Dodd, Jordan, Liahona Research, comp., Missouri Marriages, 1851-1900 (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.Original data – See Extended Description for original data sources listed by county.Original data: See Extended Description for original data sources listed by county.).
        12. Ancestry.com, 1870 United States Federal Census (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data – 1870 U.S. census, population schedules. NARA microfilm publication M593, 1,761 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Record), Year: 1870; Census Place: Union, Ripley, Missouri; Roll: M593_; Page: ; Image: .
        13. Ancestry.com, 1920 United States Federal Census (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data – Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Reco), Year: 1920; Census Place: Lone Star, Wagoner, Oklahoma; Roll: T625_1483; Page: 6A; Enumeration District: 179; Image: .
        14. Ancestry.com, California Death Index, 1940-1997 (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.Original data – State of California. California Death Index, 1940-1997. Sacramento, CA, USA: State of California Department of Health Services, Center for Health Statistics.Original dat).
        15. Ancestry.com, 1930 United States Federal Census (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.Original data – United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626,), Year: 1930; Census Place: Shahan, Wagoner, Oklahoma; Roll: ; Page: ; Enumeration District: ; Image: .
        16. Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1880 United States Federal Census (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints  © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.  All use is subject to the limited), Year: 1880; Census Place: Union, Ripley, Missouri; Roll: 713; Family History Film: 1254713; Page: 538D; Enumeration District: 113; Image: 0576.
        17. Ancestry.com, 1850 United States Federal Census (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data – Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the), Year: 1850; Census Place: District 19, Bedford, Tennessee; Roll: M432_869; Page: 206A; Image: .
        18. Ancestry.com, 1860 United States Federal Census (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data – 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records), Year: 1860; Census Place: Union, Ripley, Missouri; Roll: ; Page: 475; Image: 477.
        19. Ancestry.com, 1920 United States Federal Census (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data – Fourteenth Census of the United States, 1920. (NARA microfilm publication T625, 2076 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Reco), Year: 1920; Census Place: Jefferson, Grant, Oklahoma; Roll: T625_1460; Page: 9A; Enumeration District: 102; Image: .
        20. Ancestry.com, 1900 United States Federal Census (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.Original data – United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 18), Year: 1900; Census Place: Union, Ripley, Missouri; Roll: T623_885; Page: 11A; Enumeration District: 102.
        21. Ancestry.com, 1910 United States Federal Census (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.Original data – Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Was), Year: 1910; Census Place: Waldron, Grady, Oklahoma; Roll: ; Page: ; Enumeration District: ; Image: .
        22. Ancestry.com, 1930 United States Federal Census (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2002.Original data – United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Fifteenth Census of the United States, 1930. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1930. T626,), Year: 1930; Census Place: Tonkawa, Kay, Oklahoma; Roll: ; Page: ; Enumeration District: ; Image: .
        23. Ancestry.com, 1860 United States Federal Census (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data – 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records), Year: 1860; Census Place: Union, Ripley, Missouri; Roll: ; Page: 486; Image: 488.
        24. Ancestry.com, Missouri Marriage Records, 1805-2002 (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2007.Original data – Missouri Marriage Records. Jefferson City, MO, USA: Missouri State Archives. Microfilm.Original data: Missouri Marriage Records. Jefferson City, MO, USA: Missouri Stat).
        25. Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1880 United States Federal Census (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints  © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.  All use is subject to the limited), Year: 1880; Census Place: Union, Ripley, Missouri; Roll: 713; Family History Film: 1254713; Page: 547A; Enumeration District: 113; Image: 0596.
        26. Ancestry.com, 1850 United States Federal Census (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data – Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the), Year: 1850; Census Place: District 102, Wright, Missouri; Roll: M432_421; Page: 259A; Image: .
        27. Ancestry.com, 1910 United States Federal Census (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2006.Original data – Thirteenth Census of the United States, 1910 (NARA microfilm publication T624, 1,178 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Group 29. National Archives, Was), Year: 1910; Census Place: Shohan, Wagoner, Oklahoma; Roll: ; Page: ; Enumeration District: ; Image: .
        28. Ancestry.com, 1900 United States Federal Census (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.Original data – United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. T623, 18), Year: 1900; Census Place: Union, Ripley, Missouri; Roll: T623_885; Page: 4B; Enumeration District: 102.
        29. Ancestry.com and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, 1880 United States Federal Census (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2010. 1880 U.S. Census Index provided by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints  © Copyright 1999 Intellectual Reserve, Inc. All rights reserved.  All use is subject to the limited), Source Citation: Year: 1880; Census Place: Union, Ripley, Missouri; Roll: 713; Family History Film: 1254713; Page: 547A; Enumeration District: 113; Image: 0596.
        30. Ancestry.com, 1850 United States Federal Census (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data – Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the), Year: 1850; Census Place: District 10, Lincoln, Tennessee; Roll: M432_887; Page: 129B; Image: .
        31. Ancestry.com, 1870 United States Federal Census (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data – 1870 U.S. census, population schedules. NARA microfilm publication M593, 1,761 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Record), Year: 1870; Census Place: District 4, Wayne, Tennessee; Roll: M593_; Page: ; Image: .
        32. Yates Publishing, U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.Original data – This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was derived), Source number: ; Source type: ; Number of Pages: ; Submitter Code: .
        33. Jackson, Ron V., Accelerated Indexing Systems, comp., U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules Index (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 1999.Original data – Compiled and digitized by Mr. Jackson and AIS from microfilmed schedules of the U.S. Federal Decennial Census, territorial/state censuses, and/or census substitutes.Orig).
        34. Ancestry.com, U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules, 1850-1885 (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. A portion of this collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.Original data – State CitationUnited States. Federal Mortality Census Schedules, 1850-1880 (f).
        35. Ancestry.com, 1850 United States Federal Census (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data – Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the), Year: 1850; Census Place: , Collin, Texas; Roll: M432_910; Page: 5B; Image: .
        36. Ancestry.com, 1860 United States Federal Census (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data – 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records), Year: 1860; Census Place: Precinct 9, Collin, Texas; Roll: ; Page: 107; Image: 222.
        37. Ancestry.com, Web: Texas, Find A Grave Index, 1836-2011 (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2012.Original data – Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi: accessed 19 January 2012.Original data: Find A Grave. Find A Grave. http://www.findagrave.com/cgi).
        38. Ancestry.com, 1820 United States Federal Census (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data – Fourth Census of the United States, 1820. (NARA microfilm publication M33, 142 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record G), Year: 1820; Census Place: , Maury, Tennessee; Roll: M33_124; Page: ; Image: .
        39. Ancestry.com, 1870 United States Federal Census (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data – 1870 U.S. census, population schedules. NARA microfilm publication M593, 1,761 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Record), Year: 1870; Census Place: Precinct 3, Collin, Texas; Roll: M593_; Page: ; Image: .
        40. Ancestry.com, 1840 United States Federal Census (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data – Sixth Census of the United States, 1840. (NARA microfilm publication M704, 580 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record G), Year: 1840; Census Place: , Hickman, Tennessee; Roll: ; Page: .
        41. Ancestry.com, 1850 United States Federal Census (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data – Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the), Year: 1850; Census Place: , Hickman, Tennessee; Roll: M432_884; Page: 54B; Image: .
        42. Ancestry.com, 1830 United States Federal Census (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data – Fifth Census of the United States, 1830. (NARA microfilm publication M19, 201 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record Gr), Year: 1830; Census Place: , Hardin, Tennessee; Roll: ; Page: .
        43. Ancestry.com, 1840 United States Federal Census (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2010. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data – Sixth Census of the United States, 1840. (NARA microfilm publication M704, 580 rolls). Records of the Bureau of the Census, Record G), Year: 1840; Census Place: , Hardin, Tennessee; Roll: ; Page: .
        44. Ancestry.com, 1850 United States Federal Census (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data – Seventh Census of the United States, 1850; (National Archives Microfilm Publication M432, 1009 rolls); Records of the Bureau of the), Year: 1850; Census Place: District 12, Madison, Tennessee; Roll: M432_889; Page: 322A; Image: .
        45. Ancestry.com, 1860 United States Federal Census (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data – 1860 U.S. census, population schedule. NARA microfilm publication M653, 1,438 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records), Year: 1860; Census Place: District 10, Obion, Tennessee; Roll: ; Page: 114; Image: 235.
        46. Ancestry.com, 1870 United States Federal Census (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2009. Images reproduced by FamilySearch.Original data – 1870 U.S. census, population schedules. NARA microfilm publication M593, 1,761 rolls. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Record), Year: 1870; Census Place: District 3, Lake, Tennessee; Roll: M593_; Page: ; Image: .
        47. Edmund West, comp., Family Data Collection – Deaths (Online publication – Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001.).
ARMSTRONG
Martha (b. 1723) . . .
BRADLEY
Polly (b. 1804) . . .
BURNLEY
Delphia A (b. 1855) . . .
George C (b. 1850) . . .
John Henry (b. 1861) . . .
M C (b. 1848) . . .
Mary Jane (b. 1862) . . . ,
P G (b. 1845) . . .
Samuel S (b. 1846) . . .
Sarah E (b. 1842) . . .
William (b. 1812) . . .
CATHEY
Andrew (b. 1722) . . .
Rebecca (b. 1770) . . . ,
COLLINS
Mary (b. 1755) . . .
GARNER
Susannah (b. 1743) . . .
GROVES
Margaret Ann Peggy (b. 1780) . . .
KELLEY
Charles (b. 1897) . . .
Dana (b. 1862) . . .
Ellic C (b. 1887) . . .
Garlin (b. 1894) . . .
James H (b. 1854) . . .
James H. (b. 1829) . . .
John E (b. 1867) . . . –
John Ellons (b. 1900) . . .
Nancy Albany (b. 1867) . . .
Oscar Almos (b. 1891) . . .
Rosa Belle (b. 1883) . . .
KELLY
AMANDA (b. 1848) . . .
MARIAN A S (b. 1863) . . .
MARY OLIVE (b. 1851) . . .
MELISSA C (b. 1870) . . .
THOMAS L (b. 1869) . . .
MURPHREE
AMANDA (b. 1841) . . .
Anson (b. 1834) . . .
BETSY CATHERINE (b. 1826) . . .
Elijah (b. 1771) . . . ,
ELIJAH K (b. 1823) . . .
GEORGE DENNIS (b. 1836) . . .
JAMES CALEB (b. 1843) . . .
JANE (b. 1831) . . .
JOHN DANIEL (b. 1835) . . .
Levi (b. 1751) . . .
Levi G (b. 1802) . . . ,
LYDDA M (b. 1824) . . .
MARY ANN (b. 1838) . . .
Rebecca Ann (b. 1829) . . . ,
SARAH ARAMANTHA (b. 1827) . . .
WILLIAM (b. 1832) . . .
NEEDHAM
Anna (Amy) (b. 1795) . . . ,
Jesse (b. 1805) . . .
John (b. 1740) . . .
John William (b. 1799) . . .
Lewis Wesley (b. 1771) . . . ,
Martha (b. 1803) . . .
Nancy Anne (b. 1806) . . .
Patsy (b. 1797) . . .
Rebecca (b. 1793) . . .
Sena (b. 1814) . . .
SUSANA (b. 1792) . . .
Wesley Tucker (b. 1811) . . .
TUCKER
Amy Roselle (b. 1774) . . .
WHITE
Andrew (b. 1791) . . .
Archibald C (b. 1825) . . .
Archibald Cathey (b. 1801) . . .
Benjamin (b. 1746) . . .
Benjamin (b. 1792) . . . –
Coleman (b. 1825) . . .
Coleman S (b. 1825) . . .
George (b. 1792) . . .
George (b. 1796) . . .
James (b. 1794) . . .
James (b. 1820) . . .
James H (b. 1794) . . .
John (b. 1806) . . .
John Archibald (b. 1773) . . . ,
John L (b. 1814) . . .
Margaret (b. 1804) . . .
Mary (b. 1811) . . .
Mary Polly (b. 1788) . . .
Matilda (b. 1808) . . .
Matilda (b. 1826) . . . ,
Neecram (b. 1750) . . .
Rebecca (b. 1800) . . .
Samuel (b. 1786) . . .
Samuel (b. 1810) . . .

Patrick Henry

One of those happy little discoveries I made when I started building my genetic tree was that Patrick Henry was my 6th great-grandfather.

The difference, for me, between a genetic tree and a family tree is that I was adopted by my step-father and I legally became someone else with a whole new paternal family.  However, when I started using DNA in an effort to discover the biological parents of my ancestor, David Brazille Plunk, I also had to find out who I was related to through DNA on my birth father’s side of my chromosomes.  I wrote about that in Genetics and Genealogy.

It was so funny when I told my daughter about this discovery and my grandson chimed in with “give me liberty or give me death”.  I didn’t even know he knew who Patrick Henry was!  In retrospect, if I had known this at an earlier age, I may have paid more attention in history class.

You can read a more detailed bio of Patrick Henry on Wikipedia:  http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Patrick_henry

I am not listing all of his children, their marriages, and descendants, but for the purpose of showing my relationship to him, I’m only listing the pertinent people from him to me.

Patrick Henry, 19 May 1736 – 6 June 1799 and his 2nd wife, Sarah Shelton

John William Henry 1765 – 1842 and his 2nd wife, Rosannah Wade

Elizabeth Jane Henry 1802 – 1875 married Icil Burchett

William H. Burchett 1825 – 1886 married Catherine Holsapple

John Calvin Burchett 1848 – 1880 married Nancy Ann Rennison

Lula Mae Burchett 1881 – 1963 married King Daniel VanBenthuysen (sometime between 1910 and 1920, he started using the surname Benson.  I haven’t been able to determine if it was a legal name change or not).

Myrtle Fae Benson 1910-1954 married Jeff Dave Tiger

Carl Alvin Tiger 1929 to 2012 married my mother

Carla Wallain Davis (6th great grand-daughter of Patrick Henry)

Sources:

U.S. Federal Censuses, Marriage Records, Death Records, and cemetaries (findagrave.com).

Research Journal April 22, 2013

The gloomy weather today seems to be an extension of my mood.

It appears that every positive step I take results in another brick wall.

My main objective is to locate the biological parents of David Brazille Plunk, who simply assumed that surname from the people who raised him.  I finally get a perfect 37/37 marker match to another male tester who, as my luck would have it, isn’t who he thought he was.  I then find a male descendant of the suspect line that I think my Plunk descended from, and again, my luck, he isn’t who he thought he was either.

I sent out a plea last night to message boards and on FaceBook to men with the suspect surname asking them to test so we can put it all together.  So far, the only response was from a smart aleck asking me to give him a hundred thousand dollars in exchange for his DNA.  Words can not explain the anger, hurt, and disillusionment I felt from his comments.

David Brazille Plunk was born 1879/80 in AR according to his WWI Draft Card and Census records.  The first record I can even find of him is in 1900, listed as a boarder, living with his adoptive parents.

I’m assuming that his parents would probably have been born sometime around the mid 1800’s.  Say 1850 – 1860.  This is the time frame for the Civil War.  From everything I’ve read about the suspected biological line, they would have been in Marion County, Arkansas at that time.  There were a lot of deaths during this time, of both men and women, due to the war and illness, resulting in quite a few children being raised by relatives and oftentimes assuming surnames of the people who raised them.

I keep trying to convince myself to just walk away from it for a while in hopes that distance and time will bring more clues.  But, I can’t.  Something keeps me thinking about it and wondering what I’m missing.

Research Journal April 19, 2013

I have information overload. With the various DNA results, I’ve managed to collect so much information on other people’s ancestors. It’s unbelievable. I don’t want to trash any of it because how will I know if I’m throwing away a clue to my unknown ancestors?

For example, today I counted fifteen different gedcoms for people I don’t even know. I’m constantly switching back and forth looking for someone I recognize from my own lines. Not easy when I’ve accounted for around seven thousand known ancestors.

I’ve downloaded the trial versions of RootsMagic Essentials 6 and GenSmart both from RootsMagic.com. You know the problem with trial versions? The features I need are only available on the purchased versions. I’ve played with both of them enough tonight to know I’m going to be buying them tomorrow. Then all those gedcoms are getting combined into one!

Okay, I have to admit I also bought a laptop to be used only for genealogy. I know it’s not necessary, but I’m rewarding myself for all the work I’ve done.

Have I mentioned how much I dislike Windows 8? Oh! I guess I just did.

Plunk YDNA – Any Matches? – Part Three

The YDNA results are in from the Nipps tester and I am disappointed that we don’t have a YDNA match to my great-grandfather David Brazille Plunk.

Since my tester is the only Nipps that has tested, I can’t say whether the tester is a Nipps or not.   Nor does it prove one way or the other that David Brazille Plunk belongs anywhere in the Nipps family.

Although the Nipps tester does have some matches that will hopefully provide more clues to the DNA jungle I’m hacking my way through, this particular person is in no way a match to my great-grandfather.

At this point,  I still don’t have the surnames of either of the biological parents of  David Brazille Plunk, but I do have more clues leading me to the right families by process of elimination.

Genetics and Genealogy

I envy those researchers that can say I’m here and descend from there on any given line.  I’m unable to do that because not only do I have a great grandfather with an assumed surname, but I also have Native American ancestry that I haven’t mastered the art of researching yet.

I am not an expert on DNA nor am I a certified genealogist.  I’m learning as I go and finding my way.  There are all kinds of tools available and scientific data that I may be interested in later, but for now I have another agenda in my research.

As far as I know, there are presently three types of DNA being used for the purposes of genealogy research; mtDNA, YDNA, and Autosomal DNA.

mtDNA is passed from mother to daughter to daughter, etc.  In my genetic line it reads Plunk, Haywood, Bridges, Pugh, Routon, Gilliam, Robertson,  and Woolridge,   Women only inherit this from their mother, however, men also inherit this as well.  I have two half brothers and all three of us have different mothers, so each of my half brothers inherited mtDNA from their respective mother, and on up her female line.  The three of us would have totally different mtDNA.

YDNA is inherited only by the male and is passed from father to son to son to son, etc.  If I wanted to use genetics to trace my Native American ancestry, one of my half brothers would have to test since we all have the same genetic male line.

Autosomal DNA is inherited across all lines, male and female, and the results are “genetic” cousins.  The test can’t tell you though which of those ancestors you and a match have in common.  This takes a lot of work finding the connection.  For instance, every one has two parents, four grand parents, eight 2d great grandparents, 16 3rd great grandparents, 32 4th great grandparents.  The test will tell you the degree of kinship you have with your match and then you have to compare your ancestors with theirs to find who you have in common.

I am attempting to use all of these DNA tests in an effort to identify the unknown biological parents of my great grandfather. 

The YDNA test works great if you find a match, but apparently his YDNA is rare in that in all of the hundreds of thousands of men that have tested, I have only found one exact match who is apparently also from an assumed surname line.

The mtDNA test is useful in that I did this along with the Autosomal test.  By comparing my matches from the Autosomal test to the results of the mtDNA I will eventually figure out which one of them match my mtDNA line.

Hopefully, the Autosomal test will lead me to the biological mother, or even father, of my great grandfather.  At present, I’ve been matched with approximately 300 genetic cousins.   Ideally, those matches would have uploaded their gedcom (tree) and I could take a look to see where we might have a common ancestor, or be willing to share their 2d and 3rd great grandparent information.  It’s heartbreaking when you run across the ones that want your information and won’t give you anything in return, but thankfully, the majority of the people I’ve met are very giving and sympathetic to my cause.

 

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