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From: "Nel Hatcher" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] mutations and paper trail
Date: Wed, 5 Feb 2003 09:50:49 -0700
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Researching: Cook, Hall, Hatcher, Kuhns, Miller, Shepherd, Timberman
HATCHER DNA Project http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~nhatcher/hatDNA.htm
"Genealogy Without Documentation is Mythology"
You can add me to the list of those with concerns about the 2 mutation
limit. If you look at our results at
http://homepages.rootsweb.com/~nhatcher/DNAtest.htm you will see the 4 tests
for John/Eve. I feel test 5774 is our baseline result for this group. This
is a family with a very solid paper trail to the William Hatcher group (in
yellow) yet we have a 5 mutation difference compared to test 4781 & 5893.
We also believe that test 4811, although we don't have paper trail proof, is
connected to William Hatcher, but we have a 4 mutation difference here.
But it must also be said that our 12-marker values fall in the most common
for this haplogroup.
I might also make a comment on paper trails particularly regarding the
John/Eve tests. We know he was 1st born but there is a gap of 8 yrs to the
2nd child. We know his kids inherited from John's younger brother Charles'
estate. But would this actually prove John was a full blood brother? Could
he have been a child from a possible first marriage of his mother and a
non-Hatcher half-brother to Charles? We can also trace John back to the
original William (1613) thru wills, but one possible weakness might be at
his ggfather William (1660). Is it possible there were 2 Williams
(unrelated) in the area that earlier researchers have assumed were one
person? I know this has happened since our group made a major discovery
finding that one Henry was really two people - father and son.
So I must admit I can also see weaknesses in what we call a "solid" paper
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