Cornwell DNA Study
Based on preliminary DNA results and lineages provided by the members (this is not my personal research), subgroups have emerged.
The progenitor of some groups have not been established. So the group will be identified by its earliest documented ancestor.
The groups are as follows:
Group 1: Dennis Cornwell(c1655-c1722) Stafford County, Virginia, USA
Group 2: William Cornwell(c1609-1677/8) Terling, Essex, England & Middletown, Middlesex County, Connecticut, USA AND Thomas Cornell (1594-1655/6), Essex, England and Providence, Rhode Island, USA.
Group 3: Edward Cornwell(c1736-<1823) Halifax County, Virginia, USA & Rutherford County, North Carolina, USA AND John Cornwell(<1743-c1778) Prince William County, Virginia, USA.
Group 4: Elijah Cornwell(<1760-1827) Dinwiddie County, Virginia, USA & Jasper County, Georgia, USA AND Joseph Cornwell(1794-1859) Wythe & Smith Counties, Virginia, USA. Further testing is needed
Group 5: Richard Cornwell (1755-1844) Buckinghamshire, England
Group 6: Yeates Conwell (d bef. 1724) and Rebecca Fisher of Delaware, USA
Group 7: Thomas Connell c1790
The remaining members in the study have not be assigned to a group at this time. Futher DNA results may connect them to a group or create other groups who share a common ancestor.