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From: Geri Guzman <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] DNA NEWBEE
Date: Wed, 17 Apr 2002 21:54:37 -0700
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You were correct in assuming that Guzman was Spaniard. My deceased husband's father's
family orignated from Spain. His mother was ethnic Mexican Indian. My father in law's
skin tone was white as snow and he had black hair and eyes. Very wiry body type.
Small in stature. Very refined features.
However as you said in your last message I indeed am on the trail of the Owen surname.
Getting pretty disgusted also, about time to put it aside and search out other things
for a while. This mystery is getting older by the day with no results.
Thank you so much Allan for your suggestions, I am sure you are correct concerning the
search being pretty much as what you stated. I appreciate it very much.
"Allan S. Gleason" wrote:
> Guess I missed the name you are researching. With Captain Owen in Wales? you are
> much closer to your target than I assumed with the surname Guzman which to me is
> still interesting. However, in principal, the approach and what can be gained
> through DNA is the same.
> Geri Guzman wrote:
> > Thank you so much for the insight. It is possibly true then we will
> > not be very fruitful in this type venture. Perhaps only with a male
> > profile type to find out probability of being from a certain country; Is
> > that right?
> > Our old immigrant is the infamous Captn. Richard Owen (alias Owings )
> > and his wife Rachel (possibly Rachel vc Robert ap Pugh/Hugh from Anne
> > Arundell MD.
> > It has always been Wales to the best of our knowledge where he
> > originated. However there are no extant records we can find to
> > substantiate that. Most of our information has been researched by
> > professional researchers but nothing to indicate where he came from, nor
> > exact date of arrival, only "guesstimates" as he was first recorded by
> > land records in 1685.
> > He has been reported to be linked to Owen Humphrey and also to a John
> > Owen, merchant in London.and he is listed in Philbys, twice, and also
> > DAC and some have listed Arms. BUT there is nothing conclusive to prove
> > it. This is why some have thought maybe dna would work.
> > Like the Rices mainly the research has been done in Wales and in Eng.
> > Again I thank you very much
> > geri
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