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Updated 18 October 2015
This file visible at
and available for downloading and searching per these following instructions (once downloaded) is for kit # B1300 in the Scott Project.  He can be contacted at   godwin  edward  AT    (To contact provider of the pedigree, change the AT to @ and remove spaces)

This file can be searched via the capability of a pdf file.  It searches not only the direct matches but the surnames within each entry. 

Edward writes
" That is my intent for those who wish to see if there is a third party connection.  I could just send it upon request of a member. 
For example I ran "Evans" and was surprised at the number of matches as well as the fact it was in one of my close ones. 
Most of the actual confirmations have been documented as being from my mother Mary Sweeney Godwin's side.  The most recent has been QUINN.  It is a case of having too much info on her side and a dearth of it on my father's. 

Newspaper articles have provided me with a few names that have led me to tentative conclusions.
  1. The other Godwin families are connected to mine in a distant relationship in Ireland.  Our family stayed in Northern Ireland and the others went to Mayo/Galway.
  2. The other Godwin clan came to the USA earlier than mine.  Ours went to England.  My great grandmother was English with Irish parents.  There is no record of a marriage in Scranton and the Census of 1900 says she came over in 1881.  Her husband James Godwin came over on 20 June 1878.
  3. Thornton, Walsh, and Gallagher appear in the Godwin families and in my FF results as distant relatives.  Both Thornton and Walsh appear in the Will of their James GodwinScott appears in Peter Francis Godwin's family tree; he was an attorney in the older Godwin Scranton family. 
  4. The tragic disintegration of my grandfather's family with court case, imprisonment  and dispersal of children probably has made it  difficult for others to want to talk about it.  However, the success and advancement of my father's family makes him even more heroic in my mind.  He overcame a lot.    
  5. Genetic analysis establishes the NPE in the time era Gail said was 1650-1750, a century of turmoil in Ireland and Scotland.
  6. The McSwiny (Sweeney) moved from Scotland to Ireland.  They were forced out of Donegal into Sligo. 
  7. The original anomaly noted by Gail was the DYS495 value of 10. 
  8. The Big-Y placed two Scotts, two Martins, a Frank, and three Proce extremely close in shared SNP's.  Using the pdf  file I have discovered a Frank, a number of Martins.  "Evans" appears in the list of surnames submitted  a Fennelly Hill, one of Wideburg families.  
  9. There is no record of marriage or deaths in PA of my two uncles Joseph (James) and John.  The last report was in their father's obits "of this city."  But there is no evidence for that in city directories or census data from 1930 or 1940.  From a chance  remark my mother made once about liking one wife over the other, I surmise they were married, perhaps in another state.
  10.  Neither the Bohan family (married my great aunt Mary Godwin) nor the Hennigan family (married my great-aunt Anna Godwin) know anything about my family.  I got to meet some of them by writing to Scranton residents who bore those surnames.  The Bohans lived in our family home when Mary Godwin inherited it.
  11. A Spanish saying, "There was much wind in the palm trees, but few coconuts" seems appropriate conclusion."
[Note from Gail:  Edward has been a most prodigious researcher. Not only that, but he frequently posts on the project forum generously sharing what he has located.  He has now combined much of his results into this .pdf file he has uploaded into the drop box (URL above) which being a  .pdf file immediately makes it searchable.]

Updated May 2014, August
The start of the paternal pedigrees being reported on this site.  Autosomal results cannot be seen but the Y DNA results can be seen at the link below...

Pedigrees for Project Members
To contact provider of the pedigree, change the AT to @ and remove space

Kit numbers are in red at the end of each pedigree 

You will locate these kit numbers in the following page  (make sure you have set the page size to 1000).  For ease of location, use your <FIND> function.  (If on Mac, press Command+F;  If on Windows, press Control+F).

I2b - Family 1   

b. unknown. (Possibly Queen Anne’s Co. MD) Lived in Anson Co. NC by 1771. Died 1807 GA. Married J____?     Yvonne W. Scott [scottlass AT]  or go to  The tiny URL is

·       Britton Scott    b. 1794-1799 GA. Died 1881 Emanuel Co. GA.Married Nancy Price in Emanuel Co. GA

o   Jesse P. Scott   b. 1820 Emanuel Co.GA. Died 1892 Emanuel Co. GA. Married Martha Jo Lamb in Emanuel Co. GA.

§  William Wesley Scott   b. 1862 Emanuel Co. GA. Died 1922 Emanuel Co. GA. Married Emma Elizabeth Woods in Emanuel Co. GA.

·       Rayford Manning Scott   b. 1886 Emanuel Co. GA. Died 1967 Emanuel Co. GA. Married (1) Nettie L. Peebles. (2) Irene Screws in Emanuel Co. GA

o   Levy Jordan Scott   b. 1914 Emanuel Co. GA. Died 1988 Richland Co. SC. Married Mildred Frances Kitchens in Emanuel Co. GA.   

§  Private 167561


Autosomal Testing

David SCOTT, Sr. (1791 in Pennsylvania - 1866); wife Catharine COLLINS (daughter of Brice COLLINS and Martha ___) Mifflin Co., Pennsylvania (1791-1816) > Belmont Co., Ohio (1816-1839) > Des MoinesCo., Iowa (1840-?) 

              Lorraine  Quillon [lorraineq  AT]

<  William SCOTT (1815 in Pennsylvania - 1867 in San Joaquin Co., California); wife Elizabeth GRAY (1812-1895) Mifflin Co., Pennsylvania (1815-1816) > BelmontCo., Ohio (1816-1840) > Des Moines Co., Iowa (1840-1853) > San Joaquin Co., California (1853-1867)

<  John SCOTT (1839 in Ohio - 1914 in Kansas); wife Mary Elizabeth LOTSPEICH (daughter of Eden LOTSPEICH and Malinda CALDWELL) (1849-1926) Belmont Co., Ohio (1839-1841) > Des Moines Co., Iowa(1841-1872) > Morrill, Brown, Kansas (1872-1914)

<  Minnie Rose SCOTT (1893 in Kansas - 1979 in Colorado); husband John Phillip KAUFFMAN (1891-1956) Morrill,Brown, Kansas > Truth or Consequences, Sierra, New Mexico > Boulder, Boulder, Colorado

<  Kathryn

<  Living   307294

Autosomal Testing

     Abraham Scott., b. 1766 in England.  Married to Susanna Hearne. d. 25 Mar 1844 in Diss, Norfolk,England. Angelsgenealogy AT

     Esau Scott, Sr..,b. 1803 in Diss, Norfolk, England. Married to Esther Denny 28 Nov 1826 Bressingham, Norfolk, England. d.Feb 1875 in Norfolk, England.

      Henry Scott.,b. 1833 in Diss, Norfolk, England. Married to Rebecca Collier on 4 Jun 1861 atStepney St Dunstan in London, England. d. unknown.

                     ●      Walter Scott.,b. Dec 1870 in Bromley, London, England. Resided in Norfolk, England afterbirth. Married to Ellen Goddard. Emigrated to Canada in May 1907 with hischildren. d. 12 April 1935 in Washington, D.C. USA.

      Olive Esther Scott.,b. 01 Feb 1895 in Norfolk, England. Emigrated to Canada in 1907 with herfather. Married to Benjamin Lucias Blackstock 1915 in Lincoln, Ontario,Canada.. d. 31 Mar 1970 in Baltimore, MD, USA.

                                ■      Esther Olive Blackstock.,b. 03 Jan 1929 in Baltimore, MD..  IvanPearlie Bryant Jr on 5 May 1951 in Baltimore, MD. d. 10 Oct 1997 in Baltimorecounty, MD.

                                        ●      L Bryant - Private -mother of B8437

                                                                                Angel Piper -  B8437  
(For more, please go to   )

  B: 1780, Atrium, Ireland Mary Scott B: 1780    

l  Thomas ScottB: 3 Sept. 1806, St. Anne's, Skankill, Atrium, Ireland m Anne (Biddy) Bolan B: 1805, Ireland

l  John ScottB: 24 Oct. 1828 , Easkey, Sligo, County, Ireland D: 3 Feb. 1895, Hartford, Ct.m Ellen Barry B: 1829, County Cork,D: 5 Oct. 1853 Hartford, Ct.

l  Thomas Joseph ScottB: 28 Dec. 1852, Lancashire, England D: 29 Mar. 1909, Hartford, Ct. m Catherine Ganley B: 26 Nov. 1856,Hartford, Connecticut D: 30 May 1940, Bridgeport, Ct.

l  William Ganley Scottb: 20 Jan. 1886, Hartford, Ct., D: 26 May 1926 m Rosella Patenaude B: 25Oct. 1886, Springfield, Mass. D: 3 Apr. 1971, Stratford, Ct.

l  William Francis ScottB: 5 June 1907, Hartford, Ct., D: 10 Mar. 1982. Stfd, Ct. m Catherine Frances Bernard B: 1 Nov.1908, Bridgeport, Connecticut  D: 22Sept. 1969, Stratford, Connecticut.    Kit #222618

J2 - Various lineages within this one Haplogroup - all connecting via DYS495 = 10 (this exists ONLY in this group).

b 1761-1762PA or VA Married Mary Hamilton in Mercer Co KY 02 Oct 1778 Lived in Trigg Co,KY, died before 1850 in KY   Tom Scott  [tomscott  AT]

o   John Hamilton Scott b 23 Nov 1799 KY Married Amelia F Jackson 16 Jun 1831 in Orion, TN,  lived in MO 1836-1845,  died 13 Nov 1878 in Brazos Co, TX

§  William Thomas Scott b 30 Apr 1836 in MO, married Ester Emma Martin 07 Oct 1874 in Brazos Co, TX  died 05 Dec 1882 Brazos Co, TX

§  John Crawford Scott b 27 Apr 1877 Brazos Co, TX, married Emily Elizabeth Smith died Jan 1953 Stanton, TX

§  Thomas Philip Scott b 30 Jan 1906 Jones Co, TX, married Marie Elizabeth Coughlin 07 Oct 1936 in BigSpring, TX, died 05 Feb 1992 in Harris Co, TX

§  Thomas Lee Scott b 27 Mar1939 Houston, Harris Co, TX, married Jeannie Marielle Dyer 29 May 1962 in Houston, Harris Co TX     99017

b 1755 Orange Co NC, d 1839-40 Knox Co TN      Eddie Scott  [eandrscott  AT]

Lawrence Scott Sr b 1782 NC, d 1852 DeKalb Co AL – m Elizabeth Lowe in Knox Co TN

o   Lawrence Scott Jr b 1811 Knox Co TN, d 1901 Marshall Co AL – m Winifred Camp

§  Calvin Scott b 1840 Marshall Co AL. d 1925 Marshall Co AL – m Sarah Jane Murdock (3rd of 5 wives)

§  Berry Leander Scott b 1865 Marshall Co AL, d 1950 Marshall Co AL – m Nancy (Mina) Rains

§  Theodore E Scott b 1906 Marshall Co AL, d 1971 Marshall Co AL – m Alma Brothers

§  Kyle J Scott b 1925 Marshall Co AL, d 2010 Marshall Co AL – m Ella Willingham   139269

b. 1854 Ireland, immigrated 1878, died 1893 Scranton, Lackawanna County PA m. Anna Holleran b. Englandd, 1912 in Scranton, PA    

Ed Godwin  [godwinedward  AT]

<  Patrick Joseph Godwin b. 1873  (CT? Ireland? PA?) d. Scranton,PA 1932 m. Annie A. Kelly b. 1876 Kilmacrenan, Donegal, Ireland , m. 1896 Scranton, PA, d.1923

<  Patrick Francis Godwin b.1908 Scranton, PA m. Mary Bernice Sweeney (b. Overton, Bradford County, PA 1906 d. 1985 Elmira, NY) in 1929 in Towanda, PA   B1300

Q Haplogroup

b. abt 1800, TN, USA, d. bef 1880 Marion Co., AL, USA; wife Jane Williams (dau. of Stephen Thomas Williams and Lucy ___) b. 1806, SC, USA, d. 30 Dec 1888 Marion Co., AL, USA.  Jessie Emerson [subset  AT]

o   Stephen A Scott b. 4 Apr 1828, MarionCo., AL, USA, d. 1 Feb 1910, Jones Co., TX, USA; wife Margaret Ann Davis (dau.of Magnus Davis and Beady Jane ___) b. 30 Oct 1828, Lauderdale Co., AL, USA, d. 20 May 1908, Jones Co., TX, USA.

§  William Joseph Scott b. 25 Jan 1852, Marion Co., AL, USA, d. 27 Aug 1925, Polk Co., OK, USA; wife (2) Sara Louisa Blythe (dau. of John D. Blythe and Nancy Clementine Clay) b. 17 Feb 1877, Marion Co., AL, USA, d. 10 Mar 1946, TX, USA.

·       P J Pete Scott b. 10 May 1912, Jones Co., TX, USA, d. 26 Jan1988, TX, USA; wife Private.

o   Private 57553

o   Joseph Reed Scott b. 15 Sep 1836, Marion Co., AL, USA, d. 27 Jun 1920, Franklin Co., AL, USA; wife Martha Ann Lewis (dau. of James Lewis and Kiddy Parker) b. 5 Jul 1845, AL, USA, d. 12 Aug 1934, Franklin Co., AL, USA.

§  William M. Scott b. 6 Apr 1888, Franklin Co., AL, USA, d. 19 Dec 1966, Franklin Co., AL, USA; wife Private.

·       Private N87450

R1b1a2 - Family E

   Contact  George Scott  gh.scott  AT

     William Scott  b 3/8/1772 Parkhead, Roberton nr Hawick m Janet Wilson(?) 10/1/1797 Hawick. d 1846 York

            James Scott b1797/8 Scotland.  m Mary Hindmarsh 1716? Belford. D23/10/1857 Waterloo, Liverpool

                   Thomas Scott b 1819 Belso, Northumberland. m Jane Hall Manchester d1879 London

                        George Hall Scott b1857 South Shields m Margaret Wilkinson c1883 d1923 Purley, Surrey

                               John Edward Scott b1899 Plymouth, Devon m Marjorie Parkinson 1918 d Brixham, Devon 1964

                                   George Hall Scott b1920 Boston, Lincs m Elizabeth Barr 1945 Dundee d 1995 Newport S. Wales    215210

R1b1a2 - Family X

  Scots-IrishPresbyterian, b. unknown, d. unknown, lived in Cumberland Co (now Franklin Co), Pennsylvania, circa 1750 until at least 1779.  

Sid Scott    [SidSkot  AT]                          

o   William Scott, Jr., b. 26Oct 1779 in Cumberland Co (now Franklin Co), Pennsylvania.  Married to Elizabeth Eaker, daughter of George Eaker, around 1808 in Franklin Co, PA. d. 28 Aug 1839 in Goshen, Clermont  Co, Ohio.

·       Joseph Scott,  b. 26 Mar 1824 in FranklinCo, Pennsylvania.  Married to Maria Thacker, daughter of William Thacker and Hester Beatty, on 27 Feb 1851 in Defiance Co, Ohio.  Lived in Ohio,Illinois, Kansas, and California.  d. 24 Aug 1904 in California.

§  Winfield Thacker Scott,  b. 18 Apr 1852 in Ohio.  Married to Mary Barton Higgins, daughter of  Corydon Higgins and Harriet Chapin, on 21 Jun 1881 in Kingston, Caldwell Co, Missouri.  Lived in Kansas,Missouri, and Oregon.  d. 18 Sep 1932 in Salem, Marion Co, Oregon.

·       Ralph Higgins Scott,  b. 5 Feb 1888 in Bennington, Ottawa Co, Kansas.  Married to Susan Isabella Cobb, daughter of Charles Cobb and Louisa Kirkpatrick, on 28Feb 1912 in Tulare Co, California.  Lived in Kansas, California, and Oregon.  d. 14Oct 1964 in Salem Marion Co, Oregon.

o   Donald Cobb Scott,  b. 16 Jun 1917, in Polk Co, Oregon.  Married Pauline Ann Pengra on 20 Nov 1941.  d. 16 May 2010 in Beaverton, Washington Co, Oregon.

                                                                                Private      B5925

Updated 9 November 2013

Scott Project 'Family Finder' results are now available - this is available at
There is no need to sign in, merely click on the URL.

Past results:
A Brief Analysis of Scott DNA Test Results


The following discussions make some necessary simplifications so that things don’t get too technical. For anyone who might want to read a more comprehensive explanation of how all this all works, go to

First, let’s review what the individual tests show, why there are differences in some of the sets of numbers displayed for each person, and what these differences mean.

The individual test results displayed in the table show the values of each person’s DNA for a set of Y chromosome genetic “markers” (DYS ID#) that are used by FamilyTreeDNA Inc. for establishing probable ancestral connections between individuals. Basically, the better the “match” between individuals, the higher the probability that they have a common ancestor, and the more recent that common ancestor might be, although it’s not quite as cut and dried as that. As we shall see in a moment, both the number of markers included in the test, and the differences between them for any two individuals have a great bearing on the practical usefulness of the results in establishing a common ancestor.

It is important to understand up front that these tests cannot identify a common ancestor. But they can serve to suggest which individuals probably do (or do not) have a “recent” common ancestor, and help prove or disprove other information that may point to him. And we say “him” because these tests are for genetic values of the Y chromosome, which is passed down only through the male line of a family.
The values of these genetic markers can and do change (mutate) slowly over generations, which is why individuals even with a relatively recent common ancestor can have slightly different values for one or more of them. Since the genetic mutations of any given marker are random (that is, they don’t happen every x generations), we cannot predict exactly how often they occur. However, geneticists have been able to calculate the mean probability that a mutation will occur in any one generation, and this provides a way to estimate the time back to a “most recent common ancestor” (MRCA) based on the number of observed mutations (that is, the number and size of differences in the values of the markers tested) by which the Y chromosomes from two individuals differ. As one uses more and more markers, the probability distribution becomes tighter and tighter about its mean value, and estimates of the number of generations back to a MRCA have higher precision.
But keep in mind that since the estimates are based on probabilities, there are no absolute certainties. This is especially important when comparing individuals using only 12 marker test results. In this case, even a “perfect” 12 out of 12 match cannot, by itself, be interpreted to mean the two definitely have a recent common ancestor. Other evidence is required to validate this determination. In a study of 1386 DNA test participants representing 66 surnames, 971 individuals were found to share a unique 12-marker combination, but half of these shared it with someone with a different surname! And over 10% of the participants who had an exact match with another individual in the 12 marker test had a match of less than a 23 out of 25 in the 25 marker test, strongly suggesting that any common ancestor was many, many generations in the dim and distant past.
It is obvious from our observation of 1000's of samples that some markers change or mutate at a faster rate than others. While that actual 'faster rate' has not yet been definitively calculated, not all markers should be treated the same for evaluation purposes.

The markers in red have shown a faster mutation rate then the average, and therefore these markers are very helpful at splitting lineages into sub sets, or branches, within your family tree.
Explained another way, if you match exactly on all of the markers except for one or a few of the markers we have determined mutate more quickly, then despite the mutation this mismatch only slightly decreases the probability of two people in your surname group who match 11/12 or even 23/25 of not sharing a recent common ancestor.
When you compare a 12 Marker result to another 12 marker result of someone with the SAME surname, and the results match 12/12, there is a 99% probability that you two are related within the time frame included in the MRCA tables. If the match is 11/12, there's still a high probability that you are related if the 11/12 match is within the same surname. If you compare a 25 Marker result to another 25 marker result for the SAME surname, and the results match 23/25, 24/25 or 25/25, then there is also a 99% confidence that the two individuals are related…and at a much closer time interval then with the 12 marker test.
If two 12 marker results match for two participants with the same surname, and the genealogy research shows a common ancestor, the DNA test has validated the research and proven that the two descendents are related. In this example, you have two items of evidence to support that the individuals tested are related…a documented paper trail and the DNA results. In addition, the research provided a precise time frame for the common ancestor.

Without the genealogy research, and where 2 participants with the same surname match on the 12 marker test, then the scientific answer to the degree of relatedness is that 50% of the time the common ancestor would have occurred within 14.5 generations, or within approximately 360 years. The range of generations for the common ancestor extends to 76.9 generations, or almost 2000 years for those cases where there is not a surname in common. Therefore the importance of a surname link is paramount to provide a comfortable conclusion of relatedness. Most of the time random matches with people with different surnames do not stand the test for extended DNA testing.


Results from the Scott DNA project have been divided by Haplogroups. Haplogroups are a classification tied to deep ancestry (think 10,000 or 10's of 1000's of years).

J & J2 Haplogroup
J is found at highest frequencies in Middle Eastern and north African populations where it most likely evolved. This marker has been carried by Middle Eastern traders into Europe, central Asia, India, and Pakistan.

J2 originated in the northern portion of the Fertile Crescent where it later spread throughout central Asia, the Mediterranean, and south into India. As with other populations with Mediterranean ancestry this lineage is found within Jewish populations. The Cohen modal lineage is found in Haplogroup J2.

R1b Haplogroup R1b is the most common haplogroup in European populations. It is believed to have expanded throughout Europe as humans re-colonized after the last glacial maximum 10-12 thousand years ago. This lineage is also the haplogroup containing the Atlantic modal haplotype.