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From: "George Strawbridge" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] mtDNA test/Direct Female line Native American Ancestry
Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2005 11:13:33 -0700
References: <000601c57d29$0b492000$e55ac242@charlie1>

Janet Crain re Melinda question: I have a similar situation, My
GGgrandfather, Isaac Cook,
m daughter of Edmund Bailey, who may have m a Cherokee. Son Elisha Cook m
Nowell in MO., their son Francis Marion Cook m Minnie Brenot, full French,
1889, theird,
Maggie Grace Cook, was my mother. I know very very little about DNA. If I
were tested
mtDNA would that reflect my GGGgrandmothers blood line? As there are no
living male
Cooks available to test for Isaac, would this help to identify him? My YDNA
strictly Strawbridge?
Maggie G Cook m Harry Strawbridge in 1917, his line came from Yorkshire (we
Joseph Strawbridge v 1750, his son, Joseph b 24 JUN 1773, probably Fawn
Tnshp, York
Co, PA. Thomas Clarkson Strawbridge b 1 AUG 1820 in Hopewell, PA. To IN and
Susan Williams, Wayne Co., IN, my Grandfather, William T. Strawbridge b
1843, Wayne
Co., IN. My father, Harry, b Whittier 1888. I b 01 JAN 1921 Whittier,
What a mess! George E. Strawbridge, Atwater, Calif.

----- Original Message -----
From: "ljcrain1" <>
To: <>
Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2005 9:06 PM
Subject: [DNA] mtDNA test/Direct Female line Native American Ancestry

> Melinda; You are quite correct that if your 7 X generation ancestress was
a fullblood Indian, with no unsuspected European genetic input, your
cousin's test would reveal the mtDNA type and offer solid proof. The Indian,
or Native American, if you prefer, mtDNA haplogroups are A, B, C, D, or the
very rare X. X is also found in Eurasian locales.
> You could learn this for as little as $99. by going through the National
Geographic Geno Project. If you decided later to transfer into an existing
project at FTDNA you could do so for a $15.00 fee.
> Janet Crain
> Member ISOGG
> International Society of Genetic Genealogy
> I have a cousin who is a direct female descendant (seven generations down)
> from a common female ancestress who is strongly suspected of being Native
> American (the famous ?Cherokee Princess? story). Much of our traditional
> paper genealogy supports/but doesn?t absolutely prove, this.
> It appears to me that she could take the basic mtDNA test from one of many
> testing companies to prove this. I have offered to pay, since although we
> are cousins, she is from straight female descent, and my lines comes from
> one of the sons, give generations back, of our common ancestor.
> Am I correct in thinking this? I sent her info from website of the testing
> company I am thinking of using. Are they any good ?lay? websites that show
> examples of this? I am familiar with Y-dna testing, but his is my first
> foray into the mtDNA arena.
> Thanks for any input.
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