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James Hannahs James Hannahs
January 10, 2019 @ 1:28pm
I'm a HANNAHS-Hanna from Newry Ireland.
Linda Houston
May 28 @ 12:19am
Hi James, my g-g-g-grandmother was Phoebe Hanna born in Annahilt, Co. down (not too far from Newry). She had a brother who was a Rev- John, and her father was John/or Thomas Hanna. She was born around 1771 and died around 1836 after marrying William Irvine. she is buried in the Church of Ascension in Annahilt. That's as far as I can get.... my DNA kit number from Ancestry is A124858 and from FTDNA is B644721. Thanks Linda
Richard Hanna Richard Hanna
March 24 @ 9:56am
So..I am accumulating little bits of DNA for my husband. I don't know if it will come to any new conclusions..maybe not. Some folks on 23andme are also on ancestry. A 5th-to 8th cousin of Richard HAnnah, my husband, on 23andme has a Haney line on ancestry. I can't prove this is the connection line but I pursued it. More data: goes supposedly back to a John Haney born perhaps feb 1820, Scotland...then a John Hanny 1862-1920 who married a Barbara Garber. Her line goes back to Germany (like may of my husbands Scotch Irish men who married German American wives..which complicates things..so my husband has German also....then a John Henry Haney b 1894...and a John Wendell Haney 1928-2015...What I could find...this family went from Scotland, maybe Ulster...to Illinois..no stop in PA....our Hannahs are in PA. Our Robert Hannah b 1788 in Adams Co.....so..more data but if I collect enough of these little bits of DNA perhaps I will stumble on a connection in Ulster or Scotland...maybe not. Just thought I would share. Another case: Another person on 23andme shares a bit of DNA...and has a Jane Haney married to JAmes Knight..Virginia. He was born 1734-died 1786. No info on this Janey Haney....and on it goes...I'm just waiting for all this info to recombine into something I can recognize...a new connection...as if this was a reaction mix and science! Deb Glantz Hanna...wife of Richard. My husband is R-M222
Paula Harvard Paula Harvard
March 18 @ 8:05am
Hello all...my Hannah families left Northern Ireland, for Cumberland County Nova Scotia settling in small towns such as Maccan, West Brook, River Hebert, Springhill, Southampton, Parrsboro, etc. They were largely Presbyterian. There are several large branches, which I haven't yet proven are connected, but time of arrival, name patterns and occupations suggest they may well be. My own line is my great great grandmother, Agnes Hannah, born about 1842 at West Brook, NS to Joseph Hannah and his wife, Elizabeth M.___ . Joseph, born before 1816 came NS about 1840. Their sons: Alexander born 1840, Wilson, born 1842 and Joseph, Jr. born 1844. My mtdna result is haplogroup V8. Agnes is my earliest known in the maternal line, as her mother's family name has so far eluded me. I'm interested in knowing more and am happy to share the compiled history I have to further the knowledge available to anyone with a connection. Best from Woolwich, Maine on a sunny cold spring day.
Benjamin Hanna Benjamin Hanna has a question!
January 3 @ 7:17am
Benjamin T. Hanna Ask: My family history clearly tracks my ancestry from Richard Hanna of South Carolina born about 1778 He had 3 sons, William born about 1807, Hugh born about 1809, and John Burrell born in 1813. This history is traceable via Richard Hanna's family bible. Descendants of William & John Burrell have compatible DNA. How is it we have Issac Webb (born 1797) as an ancestor?
Benjamin Hanna Benjamin Hanna has a question!
November 19 @ 5:19pm
I'm Benjamin T. Hanna. My Father was Ira E. Hanna. His father was John Hamiliton Hanna. His father was Hamiliton Hanna, son of John Burrell Hanna. John Burrell was born in South Carolina in 1813. His parents were Richard Hanna and Barbary Smith . My family tradionally believed Richard was the son of Richard who was the son of Robert who arrived in America in 1767. We can trace back to John Burrill's father Richard with a high degree of confidence.
August 5, 2019 @ 6:11pm
Hi Jett, I got my father to do his dna. He is James Hanna and is 90 yrs old. He doesn't know how to read his results and I'm having difficulty as well. He is a direct line Hanna from my grandfather Hanna and his and back to Hugh Hanna in W. Va married to Eleanor Johnston and the marriage is well documented but not much else about his birthdate death place of birth or parents. I am trying to find the missing link to Scotland. I seem to have found 2 Hugh Hannas who were existing g about the same time but different place and different wife. I was hoping this might help, but not sure how to use the information now that se have it. How do we know what haplo groups and who they represent?
September 22 @ 5:58pm
Does this all mean that we might not be Hannas?
Jett Hanna
September 28 @ 8:05am
At Y 12 level you may miss possible matches and show matches to folks who are only very distantly related. The 0 matches are perfect matches. 1 is one mismatch.
Jett Hanna
September 28 @ 8:14am
The folks with 0 are perfect matches. Unfortunately, at level Y12 that doesn't tell you much.
Jett Hanna
September 28 @ 8:18am
You are Hannas! The question is how far back. It is very possible no one in your line has tested yet. I've only this year found someone to whom I have a paper trail in the project. Many Hannas and Hannays likely aren't related to the owners of Sorbie but worked on Hannay lands.
Ian McCarthy Ian McCarthy
September 18 @ 8:13pm
My relations to the Hannah family comes from Thomas grantham Hannah from Gawcott Buckinghamshire England , born 1823 died at Hannahs Bridge NSW Australia in 1890. The last parcel of farm land originally owned by the Hannah,s w as only sold this year
Jeanne2764 Kavanagh Jeanne2764 Kavanagh
July 12, 2019 @ 8:18am
Good Morning- I am posting for my mother Jeanne- We don't have any close males yet but i'm wondering if there is a file or list where we could share our GEDmatch numbers and or ancestry.com user names? I would love to find more dna matches, Thank you
Jett Hanna
September 18 @ 2:41pm
My apologies for not responding sooner. I am on GEDMatch, but don't see you as a match. I checked your FTDNA autosomal matches, and see a significant number of Hanna matches, though none seems to be of Hanna males. Who is your oldest known Hanna ancestor? Thanks-
Jett Hanna
September 18 @ 2:59pm
On your question about GEDMatch numbers, we do not currently have a place where those can be easily shared. At present, 78 of 197 members have Family Finder. The others might be in on other services. I am on 23andMe and Ancestry as well as here. Your question raises a good point: how best could our information be shared while maintaining privacy? I'll give that some thought.
Raymond Hannas Raymond Hannas
September 7, 2019 @ 12:17pm
Jett - I have upgraded to Y700 and results are in. As soon as results are back, YF65128 will join the Hannay-Hannah-etc group at YFull.
Jett Hanna
September 18 @ 2:27pm
Thanks, Raymond. I would be surprised if your Y700 results will change much at this time. However, as more people test with Y700, there could be some changes. You could possibly find out you are closer to one of the other Hanna(s) in your subclade with this test.
Joshua Dukes Joshua Dukes
March 7, 2019 @ 1:06pm
Hi! Just joined the project. My maternal grandmother was a Hanna from Johnsonville, SC, and is a descendant of Hugh Hanna (1759-1842) whose parentage has not been proven. Hugh came south from Pennsylvania in the American Revolution with General Nathanael Greene. I'm not a direct male line descendant but I've loaded my ancestry.com DNA results to gedmatch. Would the gedmatch be enough to prove anything concrete with a 5th great grandfather?
Jett Hanna
June 6, 2019 @ 1:11pm
Sorry for the late reply! A 5th great grandfather sometimes shows up in DNA matches, but it is not guaranteed. DNA is not passed down in the same mix to each child. On the other hand, sometimes there were cousin marriages or other "endogamy," marrying in a local community that persists matching DNA. This is quite common in Jewish DNA in small eastern European communities, for example.