My ftDNA profile shows me as Jeffrey Allan Stewart, and as Jeffrey Stewart in GEDMatch. If you can remember your GED profile, can you check to see if you come up with any match with profile #A297676? That test is from the person who matched me and appears to be a descendant from a Kentucky Arnold line.
Mona, according to GEDmatch, we probably have a common ancestor seven generations back. That doesn't necessarily mean its through the Arnolds, but 7 generations back is where my Arnold trail dead ends, and we know that we both had Arnold ancestors in Hickman county around the same time, so its a good chance. This is helpful to me if we can firm up or rule out any other possible shared lines, because your Arnold line goes back at least a generation further than mine. The implication is that my William H. Arnold, son of William and Mary Arnold of Hickman County, could still be a grandson of James Arnold and Mary Peacock, just not through Jonathan Arnold as I had originally thought. Of course, its possible that William H. could be a nephew of James too. There do seem to be many Arnolds in Hickman County at that time, and James was believed to be the first, but he may have had family who followed him there.
Once your father's sample is tokenized, let me know. If I match him too, we've at least narrowed down the candidates for our shared ancestor by 50%. I ran your profile against kit # A297676, who has an Arnold on his fathers side and was a match with my profile. GEDmatch showed 6.8 generations to your most recent common ancestor. His Arnold ancestor can only be traced back to Kentucky. You match him, but on different chromosomes that he matches me on. His father has a GEDmatch kit as well, but I can't seem to locate the number at the moment. I'd be curious to see if his father matches the both of us on any shared segments.
I had some difficulty with my father's Gedmatch downloads. He is finally tokenized. His kit is f115642. his name is John William Mayberry. You can do a one-to-one match with his kit now and he should be fully processed in a couple of days. Let me know your conclusion.
Mona, your father and I matched on Chromosomes 1 and 11, with an estimated most recent common ancestor at 7.4 generations back. One particular segment where we matched was common to another ftDNA test subject that I matched and have at least one know common ancestor, through the Warrens of Rappahannock, Virginia, myself through William Warren and this other test subject through his brother Thomas. Does your father have any known Warrens in his tree? Its always possibly that my connection to this other test subject was through someone other than the Warrens, but that's the only known common ancestor I've found with them. And then again, Thomas Warren was reputed to have been a bit of a scoundrel, with at least one known illegitimate child with the surname of Payne or Paine.
As for our shared chromosomes, none of the chromosomes I share with you were common to your father, so they were all from your mother's side. Just as you and I both matched kit # A297676 though his mother and then separately through his father, I match both your parents.