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Eric Robinson Eric Robinson has a question!
June 23 @ 2:21pm
On my father's side of the family the Robinson name goes back to the birth of John Clark Robinson in September 1791. We can find no connections father back and the Y-DNA test comes back with Clarks, but no Robinsons. Can you suggest our next course of action?
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Ralph Robinson
June 30 @ 9:14am
If the Y comes back with Clark names and not Robinson names and you actually have an ancestor named Clark Robinson, I wonder if there was a known adoption or the death of a biological father. If the Y is saying Clark, I am thinking that is where your ancestors are.
Eric Robinson
June 30 @ 2:34pm
Thank you for your thoughts. The problem is that John Clark Robinson seems to have dropped out of the sky. The only birth record we have is a family bible account that starts with him. The bible is gone, my great uncle copied the data before it fell apart at least 75 to 100 years ago. The Bible said JCR was born near Bridgeport CT in Sept 1791. The 1850 census says he was born in Massachusetts. We know nothing past the bible record. I have not been able to find any birth records online that fit in CT or MA. I was hoping that the Y test would connect us with Robinsons further back.
Lisa Franklin
July 13 @ 8:18am
Much like my Findley ancestor who is validated to 1780s for his line via two sons but further back we are apparently Bradley rather than Findley, which explains why we've never been able to find any family connections prior to him. Have you upgraded to Big Y yet? That will ultimtately be your best bet for determining how you connect to the Clark line. Of course you have to hope the Clark matches will also do Big Y if they haven't, if some have, then you are up one already! Best of luck!
Lisa Franklin
July 13 @ 8:20am
I also have a kit in the Bridges project identical scenario. Wilson Bass, validated back to him, named a son Bennett Bridgers Bass. The only Bass martches are his direct descendants, all other matches are Bridgers and Bridges. I suspect he knew he was biologically from that surname. In his case, I suspect he was the son of a Bass female and a Bridgers male in GA where he was born.
Roger Gansauer Roger Gansauer
September 10, 2015 @ 2:22pm
Looking to connect with anyone with the name Robinson or Robertson or Robeson who is related to the following: 1. John and Susan Collier Robinson or . . .(b. 1668 Woodbridge, Middlesex County, NJ; m. ?; d. 1705 Woodbridge, Middlesex County, NJ) or his son 2. John and Mary Cory Robinson or . . . (b. 1690 Woodbridge, Middlesex County, NJ; m 1712 Monmouth County, NJ, d. 1740 Westfield, Essex (now Union) County, NJ or his son 3. Samuel and Hannah Crane Robinson . . . (b. 1721 Woodbridge, Middlesex County, NJ; m. 1745 Westfield, Essex (now Union) County, NJ; d. 1778 Westfield, Essex (now Union) County, NJ) or his sons or daughters 4. David, Samuel, John, Anna(h), Isaac, Daniel, Esther, Mary, Abigail and Sarah. I believe my 3rd great-grandfather, Ephrai(ia)m Robertson (b. 1781 NJ?; d. 1830 Preble County, OH) was the son of Samuel (4.) but I have no direct evidence of the connection. I have done DNA testing and have not been able to make a match with any John Robinson . . . (1.) descendants.
Roger Gansauer
February 15, 2017 @ 11:34am
Still looking.
Rick Robertson
March 30, 2018 @ 10:08am
Still looking, I'm very patient. A possible distant Robertson cousin (I believe his ancestor, David Robertson (4.) was the brother of my ancestor Samuel (4.)) take the Y-DNA37 test. His Y-DNA Haplogroup is R-M269. Kit #524538. Roger Gansauer (administrator of Rick Robertson's kit)
Roger Gansauer
July 10 @ 7:55pm
Still looking! I'm very patient.
Ralph Robinson Ralph Robinson has a question!
June 7 @ 9:38pm
Are you a descendant of Edward Robinson and Ann Meador? Especially interested in Josiah Jones robinson (their son) and Jennie Kuykendall descendants. Their children were placed with uncles after the parents death around 1840. Thanks!
June 14 @ 3:03am
Not to my knowledge. The only Edward Robinson in my line was born about 1950 in Baltimore, Maryland
Lisa Franklin
June 17 @ 8:00pm
What county/state were these Robinsons in please Ralph? Thx
Ralph Robinson
June 21 @ 12:13am
The Edward and Ann Meador group left Cumberland Virginia for Hardeman Tn, this is where Josiah Jones Robinson was born in 1805. Three children were raised by their uncle Walter N,(Jonas, Noah and Mary Ann )one went to their uncle Jonas (Peter), also in Tennessee. Another went to Mississippi to be with Uncle Horatio, (his name sake Rasha). I have autosomal matches with the uncles kids and Y matches with other Robinson's in the line including Edward R born 1730 and his brothers. This was tough to figure out, except for a researcher on Family Search who knew the fate of the 5 orphans. I thought I would post it here in case others are out there. the best proof I have is our high Kuykendall autosomal matches as well as Meador matches. Of course these families married into each other multiple times.
Don Van Fossen Don Van Fossen
June 6 @ 3:03pm
Did not find my kit among the DNA results B175156
Lisa Franklin
June 17 @ 8:10pm
Don, you are a Van Fossen, not a Robinson on your Y line, so you won't show up a the results page is only Y DNA tests for Robinson, Robertson, Robeson etc variants of this surname.
Dean Robinson Dean Robinson
May 20 @ 9:05am
For anyone interested, my website just went 'Live', This is devoted to my 'Robinson' MDKA', cracking the mystery of our brick-wall, and how our Y-DNA research has revealed our Campbell connection. The search continues for our common Campbell ancestor! Any suggestions on how to proceed further would greatly be appreciated. At present, my thought is we need more close Robinson and Campbell men for SNP testing. Enjoy, Cheers & Regards! :-)
John Robinson (T832245) John Robinson (T832245)
May 4 @ 8:00pm
My Gedmatch is T832245. My Grandfather is Russell Robinson born February/6/1925 in Cabell, West Virginia and his parents are George Robinson and Effie Jane Flora her maiden name from West Virginia.And My Great Grandfather George Robinson parents are Jacob Blackburn Robinson and Malinda Scarberry . My 2nd Great Grandfather Jacob Blackburn Robinson parents are John Robinson and Margaret Cox from Virginia. My parents are John Craig Robinson Sr and Linda Kay Gainer of Columbus, Ohio..
Aaron Robinson Aaron Robinson
March 6 @ 8:13pm
Are there any Robinsons on here who have an E haplogroup and have Irish ancestry? I was poking around online and found something from back in 2007 about an Irish DNA project. Among the names there was a Robinson whose haplogroup and markers were exactly the same as mine. No surprise, the region they had listed was Ulster.
Earl Robinson
May 4 @ 11:31am
Hi Aaron. My name is Victoria and manage my father Earl's kit. His haplogroup is an E: it has gone from E1b1a to E-M2 to CT-M168 to now E-Z16056 under BigY700. His paternal grandfather was a Robertson but his children started using Robinson about the time he died in the late 1920s.
Ralph Robinson Ralph Robinson
March 26 @ 10:31am
New to this and don't understand anything about it. Just got Y111 results, Haplogroup RM269 and wonder what that connects me to? seems like most of western Europe is RM269. I am trying to find Robinson in GA prior to 1830. My oldest know is Green Robinson, born in SW GA in 1830. He indicates in a later census that his parents were born in GA. ANyone have any info, thanks
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Lisa Franklin
March 26 @ 3:31pm
You are part of R - (R-M269) Group 26 Ralph
Ralph Robinson
April 5 @ 10:07am
I could not find a DNA Results page? What does the Group 26 tell me? And a big thanks
Lisa Franklin
April 8 @ 2:07pm
Ralph, you can view the project results page from this group posting page by clicking the DNA RESULTS link on the left menu. I typically select the colorized version as it highlights fast mutating results and helps in analysis. What this tells you is that the other men in Group 26 of the R-M269 subclade are Robinson lines kin to your own, so you can focus on those lines in your research to seek out the connection. At the same time if you see a line on the results page that is tested that you thought was kin to you but is not part of your group, but part of another group, you can save yourself time by knowing you do not need to research that line as it is unrelated to you. Hope that makes sense. :)
Lisa Franklin
April 8 @ 2:11pm
Also, looking at your matches Ralph with the Robinson/Roberson and variant surnames you are tested to the highest level at 111 markers and they are all tested on fewer markers, mostly 37 and one 67. If I were you, I would contact each of those matches and ask about their Robinson lineage and also at the next sale encourage them to upgrade to Y 111 or at least Y 67 to help you with your own research.
Lisa Franklin Lisa Franklin
March 26 @ 3:36pm
If you are a Robinson male in this group who has not yet done a Y DNA test, I highly recommend you doing the Y test so we can place you in your Robinson family group in the project. Also, if you have done a Y test but have not yet done family finder, now is the time to do that. Here are the sale codes from the genetic genealogy conference I attended this past weekend. $30 off Family Finder ($49) – Use Code: GGC19FF $50 off Y-37 ($119) – Use Code: GGC19Y37 $70 off Y-67 ($198) – Use Code: GGC19Y67 $70 off Y-111 ($289) – Use Code: GGC19Y111 $200 off Big Y-700 ($449) – Use Code: GGC19BIGY $50 off MtFull Sequence ($149) – Use Code: GGC19MTFULL UPGRADES only for current Y testers who wish to do Big Y- upgrade -reg. price final price code Y12 - Big Y $629 $449 GCC19122BY Y25 - Big Y $599 $449 GCC19252BY Y37- Big Y $569 $449 GCC19372BY Y67- Big Y $499 $399 GCC19BYUP Y111- Big Y $449 $349 GCC19BYUP
Ralph Robinson
April 5 @ 7:19am
Lisa I just saw this, was there an extension on the march deadline?
Ralph Robinson
April 5 @ 7:19am
This is Sherry, sorry logged into Ralph.
Lisa Franklin
April 8 @ 2:08pm
No extension that I'm aware of, but the next sale will come up for DNA day in April if they do business as usual.
Lisa Franklin
April 8 @ 2:08pm
You could try the code and see if it works
Danny Robinson Danny Robinson
January 21 @ 5:15pm
My earliest known Robinson is George E Robinson b. 1827 in TN married to Lucretia Streetman b. 1827 GA. Don’t know much about him since he died sometime after 1853 in Itawamba, MS. B465577
Lisa Franklin
January 29 @ 6:36am
Welcome Danny, sorry for the slow response, had a death this past week that has mean little time on the computer for me. I see you ordered Family Finder and that's a good start, although requires triangulation (see if you are not familiar with this concept) to prove connections further back. Do you plan to do a Y DNA test for your Robinson lineage? That would help place you in a specific Robinson group and narrow down your research as you can rule out lineages you don't match and thus not waste time looking at those and focus on the ones you do match to find your connection.
Bob Coones
February 24 @ 7:32am
Hi Danny, I see you match DNA I manage, do you have more tree info? Thanks, Sherry
Lisa Franklin
March 26 @ 3:33pm
Danny, there is a discount available for Y DNA tests good through March 31st with codes I received at the genetic genealogy conference this weekend. I'd highly recommend doing a Y DNA test of at least 37 markers. $30 off Family Finder ($49) – Use Code: GGC19FF $50 off Y-37 ($119) – Use Code: GGC19Y37 $70 off Y-67 ($198) – Use Code: GGC19Y67 $70 off Y-111 ($289) – Use Code: GGC19Y111 $200 off Big Y-700 ($449) – Use Code: GGC19BIGY $50 off MtFull Sequence ($149) – Use Code: GGC19MTFULL