Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Richmond DNA

My lineage is outlined in the Richmond Family Book.  However, the book named Edward Richmond #937 as both the father and the grandfather of Elijah. Research aimed at resolving that issue has not gone well.

There are DNA matches between my immediate family and two Elijah Richmond descendants that confirmed what was already known through research.

Now there's a DNA match with a Richmond descendant who is not a descendant of Elijah's, which provided corroborating evidence that we Elijah Richmond descendants are also descendants of the original immigrant, John Richmond.

My projected lineage:

John Richmond
Edward Richmond m. Abigail Davis
Edward Richmond
Benjamin Richmond m. Mary Rogers
Edward Richmond m. Elizabeth Powell
Edward Richmond [#937]
[Proven lineage below]
Elijah Richmond m. Elizabeth Fowler
Thomas Richmond m. Laura Backus
Cynthia Richmond m. James More
Addie More m. William Powers
Ralph Powers m. Beatrice Cameron
Richard Powers m. J. Garrett

The DNA match's lineage:

John Richmond
Edward Richmond m. Abigail Davis
John Richmond m. Elizabeth Irish
Stephen Richmond m. Mary Lawton
Stephen Richmond m. Lucy Mowry
Sarah Richmond m. Nathan Lewis
Esther Lewis m. John Lawton
Emma Lawton m. Mr. Hart
Ms. Hart m.
DNA match person

The match does not resolve the "Edward Richmond" dilemma, but does point towards John Richmond the immigrant as an ancestor.

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