Has anyone from the Caughman clans of Lexington, SC done a Ydna test yet? I am particularly interested in those descending from the Jurg/Jerg (George) KANSMAN/Kauffman/Coafman/Caughman line who was the immigrant that came on the ship "Upton" from Germany in 1752.
His brother John Frederic KANSMAN(however to me on the land grant of 150 acres he purchased, looks to me like it says KaUsman), but Jurg's brother John and wife Elizabeth and their family also came to that part of SC sometime before 1756.
In the Kauffman/Caughman book I have done by the Wicker family, it tells that Jurg would have walked in the Black Forest and sailed up the Rhine River, so judging from this comment I am thinking that the Caughman's must have come from the southwestern region of Baden-Wurtemberg.
I found the christening record of a Christophe Melchior KAUFFMANs (Kausman??) at St. Michael's Lutheran Church in Schwaebisch Hall (hope I spelled that sort of correctly) from the 1600's and the name of Christopher and Melchior are used amongst the Caughman lines of Lexington several times I've noticed, so this caught my attention. There were other names in this batch and in that area of Germany who ended up in the Lexington area too. I know all of these names are very common in Germany, but I just thought perhaps this MIGHT be a glimpse of hope as some of their ancient ancestors.
It would be great to make a connection from the Caughman's of Lexington to the ancestors in Germany via Ydna proof. That would be the best gift of all to leave to a family legacy. The solid proof of knowing which line you linked to.
Thanks for any help on this.
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