I'm seeking a direct male descendant of the Stith line that came from England to Charles City County, Virginia, later in Brunswick and Prince George counties in Virginia. Wanting a Stith male descendant to take a Y-DNA test to compare against the DNA of a descendant of Isham Thrift (Thrift-8).
The Stith family had close ties to the Stroud family, living next to one another and witnessing deeds for one another. Mary Stroud married Isham Thrift. Isham appears basically out of nowhere (i.e. we've never located his parents), and DNA tests have shown he is not related to the well known Thrift and Frith families of Virginia. DNA tests have shown that Isham is somehow related to Drury, William, Jane & David Thrift of Dinwiddie County, Virginia. Dinwiddie was formed in 1752 from Prince George, which was formed in 1703 from Charles City Co.
Where did the name Isham come from? Well, Mary Randolph, who married John Stith, was the daughter of William Randolph and Mary ISHAM. Isham Thrift named sons Drury and David Anderson. The John Stith just mentioned, was son of John Stith and Jane DRURY. His son, John III, was married to Elizabeth ANDERSON. Coincidence? Perhaps, but I certainly would like to see if this is perhaps an incident of the name changing from one generation to the next. (My maiden name, Athy, has sons that went by Athon.)
If you are direct male descendant of the above mentioned Stith family, or know someone who is, I certainly would love to talk to you! Thanks!!