Maybe I should've started my own thread. But maybe this could be relevant to my own wondering about my earliest known female ancestor: Charity (last name unknown). My information came from ancestry.com and the Falconberry website.
I had my mtDNA checked a few years ago, and am trying to use the results to help me get farther than Charity with unknown last name. Luckily, my HVR1+HVR2 combination is quite rare. At least few people with it have surfaced. I went on to have the full genomic sequence done (FGS), but since so few people have had it done, it doesn't help me locate (distant) female relatives.
Having said all that, I found an interesting HVR1+HVR2 match from the west coast; at the SMGF website. They don't tell you the haplotype; just the HVR1 or HVR1+HVR2 results. There are quite a few HVR1 only matches, but very few HVR1+HVR2 matches to me. So out of curiosity, I traced both matches to mine at SMGF, since they also gave a short snippet of a family tree in both cases. One match was from Canada, but I traced it back to earliest Massachusetts. But the second match (west coast) proved interesting (assuming I did it right). It went all the way back to Jamestown, Virginia (Alice Powell). She was a match to me! Her father was Captain William Powell, commander of the fort at Jamestown. She married Thomas Warren, and they had two daughters (I ignored the sons). Names were Elizabeth Warren and Alice Warren. Elizabeth married William Walker, while Alice married Matthias Marriott. Alice had a daughter Margaret Marriott. She married Robert Flake, and one of their sons was Samuel Flake (1701-1802 supposedly). I got all this from ancestry.com. Now my Charity there in Anson County, NC had my mtDNA haplotype. And Samuel would also have had it, but obviously could not pass it on to offspring. What I'd like to know is whether Samuel had a married sister in the area, that might have been Charity's mother. On the other hand, Charity may be descended from the Walker branch that was also in the area. Hmm...
Any guesses or ideas are most welcome.
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