“How can two males have different surnames and be a distance of one as found in the FTDNA project list? It seems to me, that you would only find a distance of one associated with two males sharing the same surname. A William Eric Knowles and I, Gary A. Murrell have a distance of one in our Y-DNA markers.”
October 16, 2019 @ 2:57pm
I am a direct descendant of James Knowles (born 1757 Delaware-died 1839 Indiana). I would love to learn more about this line as I am having a bit of a struggle in research. He would either be my 5th or 6th great grandfather. How can I use DNA to prove any of this? I did my test through ancestry and uploaded it here, Thanks for any help.
September 29, 2019 @ 1:30pm
Harry Morley is my 1st cousin. Elnora Louise Mayfield Kit 115878 x2b4 is the female line. Richard Knowles b 1641 is our great grandfather. I have gifted other kits to Andrew Odell, Christabell Westcott and Patti Marchant. I have been matching families and I and I downloaded to Ancestry.com. Albert and Elnora Mayfield. Albert has Mayfield family tree.I have Morley-Barth tree.
September 13, 2019 @ 8:51pm
After information on Richard Prettyman Knowles (1764-1866) plantation in Drew Arkansas. He is son of Edmund Knowles (1747-1835)from Sussex Delaware!
James (Jim) Argo
September 4, 2019 @ 8:48pm
Frances E Knowles 1838-1922 was my 2nd great grandmother married to John Watson. Her father was Brittain C Knowles 1803-1840 GA, USA married to Rebecca Ransom. My kit is N146200.
July 27, 2019 @ 12:56pm
Mary Ann Noles (@) *DNA MATCHED
BIRTH 7 AUG 1866 • Heard County, Georgia, USA
DEATH 9 MAR 1957 • Tift, Georgia, United States
great-grandmother is my closest Noles.
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November 23, 2017 @ 8:24pm
My grandfather was Richard Knowles born 16 Feb 1889 Petone, Wellington New Zealand. It would be interesting to discover which branch the family originated from a long time ago in the past.
has a question!
July 27, 2018 @ 12:45pm
“Does anyone know if there is a connection between Henry Knowles (b.1609-- patriarch of a Knowles line in Rhode Island, USA) and Richard Knowles (b. 1614, patriarch of a line in Barnstable, Massachusetts USA)? The STR results of their descendants on the database are not identical, but are similar. I am asking because this kit (my husband's) has its best Big_Y match to a descendant of Henry Knowles---- however he has a several FF autosomal matches to descendants of both Richard and Henry. It could be coincidence (autosomal DNA gets quite dilute over that time frame),, but I wondered if Richard and Henry might have been brothers or cousins. Richard was supposed to have come from Lancashire and Henry from Yorkshire, which are adjacent. (No descendants of Richard show up as having had Big-Y done.) Thanks for any clues--- Ann H.”
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January 26, 2018 @ 3:40pm
5th generation Descendent of Sarah Rebecca Knowles of Falmouth, St. John's Canada-daughter of henry Edwin Knowles & Grace Church (a Mayflower descendants of Richard Warren.)
August 14, 2017 @ 8:01am
Hello, I manage PB (Paul) Davis' profile. I'm his wife, Ann. I've been researching his Davis paternal line for a long time. I thought I had it nailed down until I got his Y-DNA done and found he does not match other male descendants of the Davis line pre- 1760 and possibly pre-1840. In other words, I think there was an NPE between 1760 and 1840. During that time period the Davis family lived in Simsbury, Hartford County Connecticut; New Marlborough, Berkshire County, Massachusetts, and possibly in adjacent Columbia County New York (All in the USA. )
His Big Y data's best match is to a Knowles descended from Henry Knowles born 1609 . Paul's haplogroup is R-BY21186, which is a subgroup of R-BY198, which in turn is a subgroup of the Irish haplogroup R-M222. There were several Knowles families living in Berkshire County Mass and adjacent areas (Columbia and Dutchess Counties, NY, and Litchfield County Connecticut) at the time of the suspected NPE. I would like to know if anyone has any Y-DNA data on those Knowles families to see if it is a match to PB Davis (kit 480245). THanks for any help. Ann H.