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This group is for individuals interested in researching the Wright surname.
Latest Activity: May 8, 2021
Started by Jennifer Eklund, PLCGS. Last reply by Paul Wright Nov 10, 2016.
Started by Gerald Randall Clayton Apr 29, 2013.
Started by Barb Feb 15, 2013.
Gerald Sanford Hayes and others, if your Indian lineage is more than 5 gens back it probably won't show is what I am told. I have several lines and almost 2 00 years back not more recent. So it showed on my Aunt's DNA but not on mine. Had long talk with DNA people about it. Some Indian lines are farther back into the 1600's.Sure wish I had been able to do my four Great Grandmoms and Dad's. It also seems to make a difference if Y or Mt. I have both sides almost all lines.
Hi folks: Haven't posted for some time. just reading up a bit. It's funny but Native blood rumors abounded in my family as well. Y- Dna and Genealogy proved this was untrue. No native blood at all. A branch of my Plymouth Wright family settled in Ct. At Winchester and stayed right there for 7 generations. They are still there. My eighth cousin came to visit me here in Ontario where I live this summer past. He was also one of the cousins I had test for Family Tree Dna. If anyone is interested I could post the Three certificates. Y- Dna mutates very slowly and 37 markers for family proof are the best. You can actually Identify up to 12 generations and after that there is 67 marker 111 and even more. big Y they call it
funny history story here... Been reading up on colonial Connecticut and one of the books I've read was by a gal named Smith whose ancestors had all been ministers beginning in very early colonial CT.
This is a GREAT read by itself...
Anyway - The first one was located in Wethersfield CT which was one of the earliest CT towns. Apparently he was the third in a line of ministers because the town residents had left Watertown MA - which was the big one very early on in that period - in a huff due to religious and voting disputes between very conservative and more moderate Puritan factions (my Olmstead ancestors led by Thomas Hooker also left at the same time). The previous ministers had been forced to leave by a faction in the town led by... Wait for it... Thomas Wright - our Vermont Branch Ancestor.... :D:D:D. He was one of the younger sons of the Baron Sir Wright back in England. Guess that with so few folks in the colony back then there was a lot of overlap...
:D Best Regards.
Ok, heads up, what I was told , ?? was if the Indian is more than 6 generations back it does not show up generally when it is 9 and 10 generations. etc. DNA is changing and maybe some day we can afford one that will tell us more.
They found the Indian in my Aunts dna but not mine so carries plausiblitiy.
Incredible research cousin! I'm in Amesbury, MA now, but still know a lot of Wright's/Heald's in Highgate/Swanton. I'd followed a similar path back and came to a similar conclusion. I'd be happy to share a .ged file. Family mythology hinted at Native American ancestry for old Augustus, but I've used DNA tests from both Ancestry & 23&me w/no trace of this (apparently pretty easy to detect). Interesting "factoid": the family seems particularly enamored with preservation of forebears via names. We've still got Wright's named Bradley and Velma now (Velma of Plattsburgh, NY just passed last year), both of which can be solidly traced back to much earlier days. I've a great-uncle named Abel! Great tip! Also, my other major lineage traces back to a founder of MA Bay Colony, see esp. William Field(s). Many families of the era seemed to have followed similar migrations northwards. Can't wait to see what I've got on Sherburne's. Yours is a great tip that I'd previously set aside in notes but discounted. Funny that I ended up just a few minutes from Goffstown.
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