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From: "GKBopp" <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] new VP at DAR?
Date: Sun, 19 Aug 2007 08:00:17 -1000
> How can Y-DNA or mtDNA be useful to establishing a lineage to a RW
It can contribute to the preponderance of evidence. The below example is my
family but I have not submitted this to the DAR (I don't have time to submit
my supplementals - I would if I'd just give up DNA!). This involves an
illegitimate line (parents married after the children born) - at one time
would not accept any line that was illegitimate but I understand that now
they will if there is good evidence.
There is an established RW Patriot named Wisner
His daughter married a Kinne and they had a son George
George married Elizabeth in NY and abandoned her
Elizabeth in NY divorced George
George went to California in 1851 on a wagon train with a lady
George and a Clarissa appear in an 1852 CA census
They marry in CA in 1858 - they have three Kinney children by then
They divorce and George disappears (no children mentioned in the divorce)
Their son George Kinney Jr. is my direct line
The evidence for every generation is excellent except for one weak link.
There is no primary evidence that George Sr is father of George Jr.
However, we have the established (yes, triangulated) Y-DNA signature of this
Keny/Kinne/Kinney/etc. line. The paternal ancestry of George Sr's father
is well documented to the established line. My father's Y-DNA matches that
Y-DNA signature. While his Y-DNA can only prove there is an unknown
relationship of some kind to this line, that Y-DNA - along with all the
other secondary evidence (e.g., Clarissa's obit, D/C of George Jr, etc.) -
contributes to the preponderance of evidence that George Sr. was the father
of George Jr.
Georgia Kinney Bopp