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From: "Glen Todd" <>
Subject: RE: [DNA] Re: More Ix possibilities -- Bonnie (and Ken)
Date: Mon, 11 Jul 2005 20:02:29 -0600
> Well, I looked at that Laymon haplotype, since I was curious
> about the Rockingham Co., VA connection. My mother's father's
> family were all from that county. Although he doesn't mention
> this spelling, I suspect Laymon is probably derived from Lehman,
> a good old Germanic name common among the Pennsylvania Dutch
> folk who were the main settlers of Rockingham Co., in the
> Shenandoah Valley region. I have a PA Lehman way, way back
> on my father's side of our family tree.
In my traditional genealogy work I've learned that one has to be fairly
flexible in the matter of spelling. I agree that Laymon WAS probably
Lehman, since, as you point out, there's a high percentage of Pennsylvania
Dutch in that area. I hadn't thought of a Pennsylvania Dutch (Deutch)
connection, since the part of Virginia that I lived in was mostly English,
but that's certainly a possibility and wouldn't be inconsistent with what we
know of 'I'.
> But with so few markers, who knows if they are really part of that
> clade. Good luck, I hope you can get them to upgrade.
Well, as it happens I'm currently writing to Gene Field, who wrote back to
me a few minutes ago. Turns out that he's already ordered the 25 marker
test. It'll be interesting to see what that turns up. I'm intrigued by
that connection, since it seems that there's a possibility that it leads
back to Yorkshire again.
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