I have been interested in my family history since high school but did not begin researching until after college. My research was sporadic for a long time as it had to fit between family activities of three children. For the past twenty or so years of the forty of my research life, I have made it my main avocation. Finding the missing pieces of the family puzzle and the supporting documents is truly fun for me.
Virginia (Butter) Fields is participating with Southern Super Sweepers during the 2019 Connect-a-Thon, and has added 307 connections.
DNA Confirmation for mother of Virginia Butter Fields through match with first cousin Joe W. Fears. Test through FamilyTreeDNA. 855cM's. Predicted relationship 1st cousins confirmed by paper trail. Most common recent ancestors are William Jesse Fears and Jessie Arlee Thomas grandparents of both parties.
DNA Confirmation for father of Virginia Butter Fields through match with third cousin Elizabeth Jane (Buck) Mix through GedMatch.com. Predicted relationship 3rd cousins confirmed by paper trail. Their most recent common ancestors are Robert Graham and Ruth Lucy Smith 2xGreat-grandparents of both parties.
DNA Confirmation for paternal grandparents of Virginia Butter Fields through match with her aunt Anonymous Butter. Test through FamilyTreeDNA. 1,793 cM's. Predicted relationship Aunt which is confirmed by paper trail. Most recent common relatives Henry Robert Butter and Lavinia Matilda Dunn, parents of Anonymous Butter and grandparents of Virginia Butter Fields.
DNA Confirmation for 2xGreat-grandparents of Virginia Butter Fields - Henry Butter and Susan Eliza O'Neal through match with 3rd cousin MG. Test through FamilyTreeDNA 177cM's. Predicted relationship third cousin which is confirmed with paper trail.
DNA confirmation for paternal 2xGreat grandparents of Virginia Butter Fields and KH. Most recent common ancestors James H. Henderson and Sarah Frances Odom. Test through FamilyTreeDNA. 237 cM's 2nd cousins 1x removed. Confirmed with paper trail.
DNA confirmation for paternal 2xGreat grandparents of Virginia Butter Fields and CMD. Most recent common ancestors James H. Henderson and Sarah Frances Odom. Test through FamilyTreeDNA. 120 cMs 3rd cousins. Confirmed with paper trail.
DNA confirmation for paternal 2xGreat grandparents of Virginia Butter Fields and CMD. Most recent common ancestors David William Dunn and Elizabeth Jane Hammock. Test through FamilyTreeDNA. 120 cMs 3rd cousins. Confirmed with paper trail.
Maternal Relationship is confirmed by and (AncestryDNA) test match between Virginia Butter Fields and her third cousin JH. Their most recent common ancerstors are their 2x great grandparents, Wiley Clark and Frances Whitehead. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 3rd cousins, based on sharing 57cMs across 5 segments. Relationship confirmed with paper trail.
DNA confirmation for maternal 2xGreat grandparents of Virginia Butter Fields and JH. Most recent common ancestors Jesse Thomas and Rhoda Jackson. Predicted relationship by Ancestry.com is 3rd cousins with 57cMs across five segments. Confirmed with paper trail.
DNA confirmation for paternal 3x Great grandparents of Virginia Butter Fields consisting of a triangulated group through Ancestry DNA. Match with MB 4C1xR, 19cM across 1 segment. Match with DLBW 4C, 26cM across 2 segments. MB and DLBW are 4C1R. MRCA is Daniel Henderson and wife Sarah now identified as Sarah Valentine (name not confirmed). Relationships confirmed with paper trail.
Southern Pioneer Trail
This"Pioneer Trail" has been project reviewed and approved by David Douglass for meeting the Southern Pioneer's Project standards for quality and accuracy.
The parent-child relationships have been determined to be reliably established by the sources cited;
The biographies are well-written, concise and meet the project's standards for quality, and style,
The facts presented are believed to be accurate, consistent and free of conflicting information
This trail has been officially designated as a "Pioneer Trail" and has been awarded the "Pioneer Trail" project sticker in recognition.
Project Recognized Pioneer Trail
Virginia is the daughter of Bettye Frances Fears [Approved]
Frances is the daughter of Jessie Arlee (Thomas) Jones [Approved]
Jessie is the daughter of Ezekiel Thomas [Approved]
Ezekiel is the son of Jesse Thomas [Approved]
Jesse is the son of Jesse Thomas [Approved]
Jesse is the son of Hans Wendell (Thoma) Thomas [Approved]
Hans is the son of Johannes Thoma Approved
This trail was reviewed and approved by Douglass-990 11 October, 2019
Member Daughters of the American Revolution, Heritage Ranch Genealogical Society, Texas State Genealogical Society and National Genealogical Society.
Some may think it is morbid to publish thoughts on one's own demise. Since I, as most genealogists, have been searching for and researching the lives of dead people for decades, it is natural for me to think about my limited future. Thank goodness, at this time, I am still advancing in age but futures are all uncertain.
In the event of my sudden and reluctant demise, I want my work on WIkiTree to live on; therefore, I hereby give permission for all of my private profiles to be transferred to any of the following WikiTree members whether or not they are on the Trust Lists:
It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Virginia or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA.
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
Virginia (Butter) Fields:
Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup U5a1a1d, FTDNA kit #208714, MitoYDNA ID T11141[compare]
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Virginia: