The parentage of Joseph Razey (Razee, Rasey, Racy) 1728-1790 (NH) has been the subject of vigorous debate for decades. Complicating matters were two Joseph Razey’s of Massachusetts, believed to be unrelated, one who went to Rhode Island and the other to New Hampshire (who may have originated in NH). DNA testing has definitively debunked the long-held theory either was the son of Malcom MacLeod of Raasay Scotland.
As early as 1920s-30s, long before DNA testing, Prof Wm Gurney (Univ of Chicago and President of the Sons of the American Revolution Illinois Assoc) suggested a different theory that Joseph of NH was the son of Malcolm MacLeod of Brae and Katheryn McQueen. This line of investigation has been further developed by David Guy Harden. One particular website owner (angrily in red font) denounces the entire concept and claims MacLeod of Brae never came to the New World but Gurney and Harden believe there is written documentary proof to the contrary. Harden also addresses the DNA questions.
I would welcome some opinions on the work of Gurney and Harden. The basic underpinnings of this are on Joseph’s profile (more detail available via email on request). What testing would be necessary to prove/disprove the MacLeod of Brae/Joseph Razey connection via DNA.
Neither Malcolm MacLeod of Brae nor Katheryn appear to be in WikiTree at present.