My direct line that I can authenticate is Robert Boyd 1783-1844, TN, I have taken it further back with Ydna and others trees to Robert Boyd 1728-1806, Kilarnock to NC. He married Eleanor McCulloch. The rest is mostly supposition with little facts.
J David Boyd
November 15 @ 2:03pm
After reading all previous posts I am beginning to understand. Is there an administer for haplogroup "R" ? I have trees from several R'S and they seem to match into mine at some point. Does anyone know of a correct history of Boyd's of Kilmarnock? I seem to pick up bits and pieces.
November 26 @ 8:44am
Are there recommended SNP testing to further define branches? There's a fascinating youtube video from the Genetic Genealogy Ireland (Belfast) 2018 "y-DNA of a Scots-Irish Diaspora" featuring the Irwin/Irvin, etc surname given by James Irvine. Wonder if it would be useful for further defining Boyd lines?
November 18 @ 12:34am
I would love to chat with the other E-L117 matches
J David Boyd
November 15 @ 2:05pm
again, I keep hitting enter and get new post. Thanks to all.
J David Boyd
has a question!
November 11 @ 2:58pm
“Are there lists of haplo R Boyd family?”
November 1 @ 1:02pm
Maybe this is where the Ray,s got mixed up with the Boyd's
October 15 @ 2:44pm
I guess I am starting a new line of Ray's
David Boyd-Ellis-Hall likes this
July 1 @ 6:56pm
My current hypothesis is that Edy Wray was "forced" by an older relative, possibly a brother of John Wray, her father. That would give Benjamin the right chromosome and the right last name. That older relative would have been the father of my Thomas Wray who settled in Tennessee. This is all sheer speculation, of course. The older relative (and John Wray) would have had the Boyd chromosome by "some mechanism" in a previous generation.
July 1 @ 6:16pm
I am posting in response to a request from David Boyd. I am a descendant of Thomas Wray who died in Wilson County TN in 1829. He was born ca 1740, possibly in Virginia. His second son, William Wray, was born on 23 Dec 1760 and died 1843 in Davidson County TN. William married and received land in 1790's. I descend from Thomas, through William Wray, in a direct line of Wrays. Benjamin Ray was born about 1755. Hence, the starting Ray/Wray/Rhea must be either Thomas Wray (who is older) or a person born prior to Thomas and Benjamin - in the earlier 1700's or late 1600's. This unknown person could be the grandfather or great-grand father of these men.
I firmly believe that Benjamin is NOT the common ancestor of the Ray's, rather he is the ancestor of a prolific branch of the W-Rays. The timing just does NOT work for the entire family of W-Ray. You may have read the "Benjamin Ray Descendants" book at the DAR library in Washington. The book outlines the relationships in a large family, discovered through traditional genealogical methods, but they do not include me and my family. Unfortunately the Y chromosome is coming to an end in the Robert Wrays of north Texas. My brother has only girls.
Susan Wray Cook