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From: (John Chandler)
Subject: Re: [DNA] a new member links to Sligo Ireland
Date: Tue, 26 Dec 2006 15:02:06 -0500 (EST)
In-Reply-To: <email@example.com> (message from DavidFaux on Sun, 24 Dec 2006 16:25:37 -0800 (PST))
> It makes me wonder whether the early family member came from Sligo.
> All the Mohawk Greens are descended from this family so I guess some
> day we can compare DNA signatures between the Greens of Tyendinaga,
> Mohawk Territory, Ontario Canada with those from Sligo. Now that
> would be quite the jaw dropper if there was a match.
The Rice DNA project has tested three Kahnawake Mohawks who bear the
Rice surname. Two of the three have a 24/25 match with Edmund Rice's
haplotype. History records that the Mohawks captured four Rice boys
from the town of Marlborough, Mass., in 1704. One was ransomed, and
one was apparently turned over to the French, but two are known to
have settled down among the Kahnawake and raised families. Amazingly,
it has turned out to be possible to trace one of the two matching
Rices back to one of the captives, using records kept by the Jesuit
missionaries, even though the missionaries never recorded the English
surnames that were apparently kept by the descendants.