Benton Surname Project
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About us

In May 2001 a group of BENTON Cousins provided the first DNA samples for the Benton DNA Project. Since that time, numerous matches have occurred proving the long-held belief that several of these cousins descend from a common ancestor which they cannot otherwise prove due to the lack of extant paper records.

If you descend from a Benton line, participating in this DNA project could help your research considerably and provide some much needed proof and direction for further research. The tests are done on the Y-chromosome which is passed from father to son, and he to his son, etc., thus participants must be male and must have the BENTON surname all the way down the line. If you are a female and wish to have your line participate in the Project, a male cousin, uncle, brother, etc., can provide the DNA for your line.

If you are interested in joining our DNA study, please contact the Project Administrator (above) for additional information. We have obtained a special group rate which is a lot less expensive than a research trip, believe me! No vital body parts are required - just a simple swab of the inside of the cheek and there is no discomfort at all. Results are available in about 60 days.

To join the Benton DNA Project, it would be very helpful if you can provide your Benton lineage back to your earliest known Benton ancestor, including birth, death and marriage dates and locations including wives' information.  This information can be very valuable when comparing ancestry matches, helping you make connections with other participants who share your DNA.