From Julia O Mitchel and Clinton Slayton
Tentative conclusion from DNA, more to come.
There are strong pointers to indicate that the line from Arthur & Rachel Slayden (1730s - 1780s Hanover, New Kent, Goochland cos VA) DO NOT share a common ancestor with two descendants thought to be from the line of William Slading/Sladin (last seen 1766 - 1770s Albemarle co VA). This TENTATIVELY disconnects any association with the single immigrant, John Slatterne/Sladding, whose processionings in 1710 and 1720 Hanover co VA have lead other researchers to conclude that John was the ur_Slaton for the Southern (VA-based) families. This does reinforce the conjecture by the late Richard Slatten, that his line, from Abraham Sladyng/Slatton who died in Albemarle VA producing orphan Tyre Slatten, was NOT connected to the Arthur & Rachel line. There are two distinct subclades in the Haplotype group I1 for these two lines, and not nearly enough matches to suggest any common ancestor, ever, other than that upright primate a long way back.
The continuing of the SSSFP DNA Project will strengthen or weaken this conclusion, but this is our working hypothesis for now
Two suspected descendants of Arthur & Rachel Slayden match at over 90%, while two descendants from "Carolina" families match one another but not the A & R suspects. We need more volunteers to submit DNA samples! Please contact Clinton Slayton firstname.lastname@example.org or Julia Mitchel email@example.com.
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