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From: OrinWells <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] African-American DNA
Date: Sat, 12 Jul 2003 11:55:17 -0700
At 10:49 AM 7/12/2003 -0700, wrote:
>Slaves frequently adopted the surname of their plantation owners or, as with
>some later emigrants to the New World, anglicized their name. So two
>hypotheses to check: 1) was he descended from a slave of a Wells? 2) Was
>his family's original name phonetically like "Wells"?
At this point he has only been able to get back into the 1800s in New
Jersey. The area where his ancestors lived was significantly Black and
mixed. There is no clue if they were slave descendents or if they were
where they may have migrated from. Our hope was the would match one of the
Wells families. He comes close, but "no cigar".
Right now I am just trying to figure out the likelihood that his ancestry
was European rather than African.
If anyone is interested, this appears on page 4 of our results as number 157
Orin R. Wells
Wells Family Research Association
P. O. Box 5427
Kent, Washington 98064-5427
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