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McAnallys descending from Charles born in 1685 also descend from a 5th century Irish warlord, Niall of the Nine Hostages.  TheCharles McAnally family is Celtic and evidence is increasing that they originated in Ireland and Charles’ group migrated to become Lowland Scots.

Descendants of  Elijah McAnally b 1756, grandson of  Charles McAnally b 1685carry the mutationvalue of 24” on marker DYS481 while the rest of the familyhas a “25”.

Bartlett McAnally b. ca 1790 is DNA proven to NOT be a son of Elijah b. 1767.  In the 67 marker test Descendants of Elijah have a "24" on DYS481 all others have a "25"

Family Finder testingagrees with the premise that John A McAnally b 1819 (a genetic Jackson)and Frances Marion McAnally b 1841 were half-brothers, sons of William b 1797 & Nancy Poe McAnally b 1803, she being the common parent.