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From: "Steven C. Perkins" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Jefferson's paternal DNA
Date: Tue, 28 Jun 2005 11:16:59 -0500 (CDT)
In-Reply-To: <062820051513.23010.42C1690D000420A0000059E22205886360050B989A0E00@comcast.net>


David:

There is a Jefferson study at FTDNA. The admin address is
Perhaps they would allow you to test their SNPs if
you ask them. Of course, I don't know if they have anyone from the
correct Jefferson families.

Regards,


Steven C Perkins



On Tue, 28 Jun 2005, David Faux wrote:

> I simply don't understand all this speculation based on a few Y-STR makers. The supposed O can mask for R1b. The only way to tell is with a SNP test. Show me the DNA and I will give you an answer that can be put in the record books as something other than the ridiculous non - specific categorization of "Phonecian". One sample and I can end all the uncertainty that is only deepening the mystery. If anyone out there can obtain the name of a verified descendant and their consent to test, we will give the world a clear answer expressed as O3-M122 or whatever.
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> David F.
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> -------------- Original message --------------
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> > The uncertainty about Jefferson's paternal line has long been
> > documented. His socially upperclass background was through his mother,
> > who was a Randolph, a family prominent in Virginia. Not much was known
> > about his paternal line, and I had read speculations about his paternal
> > line. Some genealogists thought his paternal line might be descended
> > from an illegitimate man, explaining why his line was so difficult to
> > trace. The news that there was a paper trail taking his paternal line
> > back to medieval France, proclaimed on the National Georgraphic show,
> > came as a big surprise to me. I had tried to do Google searches on his
> > paternal line a few months ago, and never found anything definitive.
> > Mary Jo
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