McQueen DNA Study - News

Earlier genealogies claim Alexander McQueen died c1781 Culpeper County, Virginia; Dugal died c1746 Baltimore County, Maryland and Hector McQueen of Maryland were brothers and Jacobite rebels banished to the Americas.  Y-DNA analysis has proven there is NO paternal genetic relationship between Alexander and Dugal. They may have been brothers in the "clan" sense but they did not have the same father or direct paternal ancestor.

The John McQueen/McQuinn 1761-1855 of Estill County, Kentucky is NOT a paternal descendant of Dugal McQueen died c1746 Maryland.  Descendants of this John share a similar Y-DNA signature with descendants of Samuel McQueen c1750-c1794 of North Carolina and Tennessee.  Their relationship and parentage have not been proven.

We have now identified two distinct McQueen groups from New York and Pennsylvania.  Representatives from several North Carolina have been tested, but results have been inconclusive to date.

Several of the McQueen families claim descent from a John McQueen who immigrated to the United States about 1685.  To date, little if any proof has been given to support the claim.  The same situation exists concerning the Chieftain connection, only Y-DNA has supported a relationship between the Chieftain's family and the descendants of Alexander of Virginia and Daniel of  South Carolina.

There is still a debate many Queen families are descendants of Timothy McQueen who died about 1725 in Prince Georges County, Maryland, yet there has been no Y-DNA matching results between any McQueen or Queen participants.  Further research is needed to support the claim.