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From: Robert Stafford <>
Subject: Re: [DNA] Fwd: New Matches Found for your DNA Test Results
Date: Sun, 12 Apr 2009 19:59:13 -0500
None were in Pitt. The Gillespies are the only close match I have found.
However, you can often find bastardy cases in court orders. I have found a
case in Mecklenburg County VA. The county magistrates were not so much
interested in the morality of the case. Rather, they wanted to make sure the
children would not become an expense to the county. They are very hard to
use unless they have been transcribed. In the 1800s, there will often be a
bastardy bond in NC. They have been abstracted in a book. Unfortunately,
many were destroyed at the Archives by family members.
Often, it is best to try to pin down the time when the NPE occurred. You
first determine the ancestral haplotype by testing descendants of various
sons of the progenitor until there is a match on all markers. Likewise for
the other family. If the NPE occurred before the available documentation,
there is not anything you can do. Otherwise, you split the line with the NPE
by testing someone halfway down. Then, depending on results, you test
someone 1/4 or 3/4 down and so forth until you pin down the generation as
near as possible. At this point, the paper search becomes more manageable.
On Sun, Apr 12, 2009 at 3:24 PM, Don May <> wrote:
> Since the area I am researching to find my "Daddy Rabbit" in North Carolina
> during the same time period perhaps they were in the same warren. Did any
> make it to Pitt county? During the very late 1700's and early 1800 they
> migrated south through Alabama for a very short spell then on to Georgia
> Alabama. My "May" DNA does not match any May line but there were a lot of
> Peaden and Cobbs in that area and that is who my DNA matches are with.
> Looking for Daddy Rabbit,
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Robert Stafford" <>
> To: <>
> Sent: Sunday, April 12, 2009 1:00 PM
> Subject: Re: [DNA] Fwd: New Matches Found for your DNA Test Results
> > Actually, I did find a case with some genealogical potential on Y-Search.
> > Apparently, she didn't like my Daddy Rabbit story, since she did not
> > respond:
> > http://genforum.genealogy.com/gillespie/messages/4228.html
> > Bob Stafford
> > On Sat, Apr 11, 2009 at 8:15 AM, Rebekah Canada
> > <>wrote:
> >> Mr. Stafford does not believe in testing that many markers. He does not
> >> then
> >> look at matches outside his surname.
> >> .
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