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Subject: Re: [DNA] Finding new USEFUL SNPs?
Date: Fri, 18 Mar 2005 15:46:19 EST
In a message dated 3/18/2005 7:42:59 AM Pacific Standard Time,
> You are probably seeking even finer details on locations of American
> colonist origins, but I remember a series of books, one that comes to mind
> is Kevin Phillips' "Cousin Wars" which points out that Puritans who
> colonized New England and Virginians who colonized their area came
> statistically from quite different regions of England, then of course on
> and on with other groups who tended to geographically locate in specific
> areas as well as well as come from specific areas. For instance, my NJ
> quaker ancestors were about as English as the New Englanders and the
> Virginians, but I bet they have their different geographical profile back in
> England, also.
I'll see if I can find a copy of that book. Mostly I'm looking to see if
anything turns up that might be useful. Oddly enough, the first data sent to me
was a 26/37 match -- BOTH families came to Stamford, CT in 1600s. May mean
nothing, more data may point us in a direction.
With respect to the WEBBs specifically, the folklore (undocumented oral
tradition) has always claimed there was a family who went to New England except for
one brother who went to VA. DNA has shown us TWO groups of WEBBs, one R1b
and one I, BOTH of whom are related to a WEBB who settled in STamford, CT in the
1600s. It's getting interesting!