I'm fairly new to genetic family research and was hoping one of you could help me understand why my grandpa (Sam Roach) isn't matched to the Littleberry Roach line on the DNA group results.
On paper and through Family Finder cousins, I've matched him to John Surratt Roach (through his son William and his son Simon and his son Abner). I've seen people say that John S. Roach is a son of Littleberry. Is this just hearsay?
Also, is it common to have NO surname matches on the Y-DNA matches? My grandpa has a few matches at the 37 level (and hundreds at the 25 and 12 levels) but only 2 of these are Roach. None of his 37 level matches are Roachs.
Can anyone shed any light on this for me?
February 12 @ 11:57am
I compared my y-67 results to the chart and found that I have a strong link to the Littleberry Roach line. My issue is that I show no familial connection to this family as my family name has been Brackett since at least 1886. if anyone has any infromation on the Roach family being near Toccoa, Habersham COunty, Georgia in the mid 1880's, that would be awesome.
January 20 @ 7:07pm
It’s been just over 5 years since I received my results putting me in Lineage 3. According to Peter, the DNA results were very clear for me, being a member of the Littleberry lineage. I still have not gotten past my David to find that connection to Littleberry and thought I would reach out to see if anyone else in the group sees a connection with me that can help out. Here is my line, starting with me:
• Mitchell John ROACH (B 4/1/1965)
Robert Lee ROACH (B 2/21/1933 D 4/25/2000)
• Arthur Lee ROACH (B 8/30/1901 D 5/8/1971)
o John Jefferson ROACH (B 10/10/1877 D 2/7/1954) and Minnie Rosaline HINMAN (B 9/28/1880 D 9/7/1945)
James Morton ROACH (B 5/29/1851 D 1/4/1900) and Alwilda A. HORTON (B 9/10/1858 D 7/25/1909)
• John J. ROACH (B 1822 D 1864) and Elizabeth TURNER (B12/26/1809 D 3/20/1896)
o David ROACH (B abt 1784-1794 D abt 1860) and Jane HAMPTON (B abt 1794 D 5/2/1854)
January 4 @ 10:04am
Hey There, just joined the project as I finally have my raw DNA data (and subsequently updated) I am a descendant of Roach on my mother's side (maiden name Roache) in Nova Scotia. We are waiting for her results as well, as she would have inherited an X chromosome from my Grandfather, who is a Roache. We're trying to trace our tree, but we've hit a complete roadblock in the mid 1600's in Cork. The farthest back we can find is Captain Charles Roche, married an Elizabeth McNab (Or some think Tilly) but no one has any parental information for Charles and Ancestry.ca has NO hints whatsoever! :) Hoping our data can enhance the project, even by a little.
May 25, 2016 @ 3:02am
Hi, I am descended from Johanna Roche who met her husband/partner William Jackson Parker in Fermoy in County Cork in the early 1800s. There is some confusion in the family about her place of birth. Some believe she was born in Cork and others believe she was born in County Clare. Is there anyone out there with any information about this?
January 30, 2017 @ 10:24pm
I just joined and am awaiting my DNA results. My connection is my 3x great grandfather, John Roche who was born 29 Sept 1818. All that my family knows is that he married a lady named Bridget. Together, they had a son named Dennis E. Roche who settled in Upstate New York. Looking forward to collaborating with the group!
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November 25, 2016 @ 11:31pm
Any Patrick Roach b.1861 d. 1915 clan out of New York here?
I have FTDNA, AncestryDNA and on GEDMatch (A698291)
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January 5 @ 8:57am
Hi, My second great grandfather was Patrick Roach who died in Wells, Vermont in 1904. He supposedly was born in Tubber Killkeady, Claire ireland in 1824. His father may have been Michael Roach, but I am stuck there. Patrick seemed to have an interesting life: he was a steeplechase jockey in Ireland, and got a bad leg, but was also a tailor. When he moved to NYC, he was a tailor for Brooks Brothers. After moving to an Irish area in Vermont, he became a slate quarry owner!
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March 20, 2018 @ 6:10pm
Has anyone used and/or can recommend a Genealogist. I am adopted, trying to find my birth parents so I did 3 Family Tree DNA test, Family Finder, mtFull Sequence and Y-DNA111. I have no idea what it all means and just go cross eyed looking at it all. It appears there were not really any significant matches, but I just don't know. All I know is my adoption papers name me Infant Roche.
October 28 @ 3:31pm
Still researching any Lineage 1 Roach family who immigrated in to the states and settled in TN prior to 1795 and to OH by 1850 and then TX in the 70's.
James Roach b1795 d1871 on the 1850 Census lists he was born in Tennessee and Married Margery (Mary) Gray b in Virginia...
Not sure who James' father is...
I have tested YDNA and confirmed Lineage 1 and to this Roach family...
James b 1795 TN
Alvin b 1830 OH
George Wesley b 1860 OH
Charles Franklin b 1882 OH
Harold Milford b 1912 OH
Harold William b 1932 OH (Adopted by stepfather Schweitzer)
Harold William b 1953 MT
Harold William b 1970 TX (Adopted by stepfather Dark)