Sorting out the Smith / Schmidt clan:
We have a number of Smith's/Schmidt's in this group, so I thought I might start a thread to sort out the connections and allow us to flush out history of others tied into this community. I know Brian Hamman's family were part of the community which included the Smiths back in New Jersey.
Here is what we know. In this group we have a number of Smith cousins. They all trace back to one of two early immigrants: Mathias Schmidt and Johannes (John) Schmidt (Smith). The connection of Tunis Smith Sheats is also part of the Johannes clan.
As requested by Terry Bohme... This Image shows the phylogenetic tree for men who are confirmed/predicted CTS7357+ (groups 440 and 442 in our results table). I believe that all of the men in group 440 and 442 are patrilineal descendants of one man who lived between 800 and 1500 years ago, so this CTS7357 branch in fairly recent. We might find branching in between L42 and CTS7357 when we get back BigY results from Hauri (kit 140) later this month and/or if we can get someone from group 442 to do the BigY...