Saturday, May 8, 2010

Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: My Matrilineal Line

Over at Genea-Musings Randy Seaver’s latest Saturday Night Fun assignment is:

1) List your matrilineal line - your mother, her mother, etc. back to the first identifiable mother. Note: this line is how your mitochondrial DNA was passed to you!

2) Tell us if you have had your mitochondrial DNA tested, and if so, which Haplogroup you are in.

On short notice, since some of these ladies are not yet entered into my database, here is what I came up with:

Grace Madeline Moore (1917 TX -1987 TX)
Eula Amanda Floyd (1883 TX -1972 CA) m. Kirby Runion Moore
Angeline Elizabeth Matlock (1847 KY -1916 TX) m. Charles Augustus Floyd
Nancy Malvina Harris (1827 KY – 1862 TX) m. Absalom Matlock
Martha E. Skiles (1805 KY-1861 TX) m. Thomas Highsmith Harris
Elizabeth Hamilton (1785 VA -1845 KY) m. Henry Skiles III
Isabel Clemons (1751 VA – 1846 VA) m. William Hamilton
Mary Campbell (ca 1706 Northern Ireland – bef 1759 VA) m. Jacob Clemons
Sarah Gay m. William Campbell

(Not too sure about the last two. Mary looks kind of old to be Isabel's mother.)

I have not yet had my mitochondrial DNA tested, but I would like to. Recently I’ve been reading Bryan Sykes’ Saxons, Vikings, and Celts and his maps of the maternal clans of the British Isles are interesting.


  1. The women in your family had beautiful names. I know I've told you before that I have a granddaughter named Madelyn and another with the middle name of Grace.

  2. I forgot to add that my granddaughter Madelyn is Madelyn Moore.

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  4. I love coincidences like that, and I am the same way - seeing a familiar name always brings a smile to my face.