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Matrilineal Descendants of Patience (WHITAKER) MARLOW of Iredell County, North Carolina

This article is a follow-up to “Were Mary (WHITAKER) JOHNSON and Patience (WHITAKER) MARLOW Sisters?” In it, I laid out some circumstantial evidence that has led me to believe, besides the surname, that Patience WHITAKER and Mary WHITAKER were related … Continue reading

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Were Mary (WHITAKER) JOHNSON and Patience (WHITAKER) MARLOW Sisters?

Patience WHITAKER was the wife of Elijah MARLOW. Their marriage bond was obtained in Rowan County, North Carolina, by Elijah and bondsman William PARKE on 14 July 1795. Mary WHITAKER was the wife of Strangeman JOHNSON. Their marriage bond was … Continue reading

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Sarah (JOHNSON) KUHN: “Mum” – Harvesting Photos – 52 Ancestors (Ancestor 31)

Sarah JOHNSON was my matrilineal great-great-grandmother. I have found or heard so much about her that I could probably write this story half asleep with my eyes closed. Yet, I wish I knew more. Birth and Early Childhood Sarah was … Continue reading

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Genetic Genealogy – DNA Testing and You

This article is the first in a series that William H. Blue, president of the National Blue Family Association (NBFA), invited me to write some time ago about DNA for genealogy. The series is appearing in issues of The Chalice, … Continue reading

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Finding Mary WHITAKER, part 1 of ? – mtDNA U5a1i1a1 – 52 Ancestors (Ancestor 127)

Reading about the possibility of determining your direct maternal ancestor, technically called your matrilineal ancestors (actually, ancestresses), via Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) testing can be discouraging. “Woman don’t have the luxury of carrying their surnames from generation to generation.” “Common ancestors … Continue reading

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