Update: June 2019: Using both Y and autosomal DNA matches has enabled me to track one of my Johnson family lines back to Ireland and thanks to one of the BEST researchers ever (Jim Bartholomew) there is tons of documentation to prove it. I am one happy camper.
Update: 9 December 2018. Zeroing in on the Y-DNA results it is rather amazing to report the Big-Y DNA results of my half-brother indicate the Daniels are part of the Irish clan O'Driscoll of County Cork.
Update: 8 January 2018--After a year spent studying how DNA works, pouring over and comparing my matches and then late night bleary eyed searches of the internet tracking numerous Daniels families at last (!!!) I have reached the conclusion the origin of my family brick wall ancestor William Daniels was Wake County, North Carolina. Beyond that I cannot say but this is a big (TA DA) moment for me. Sigh. Now what? Where to look? The quest continues.
BREAKING NEWS. 30 December 2016 Ringing in the New Year! 2017
My auDNA test came back with a BIG SURPRISE. Through the test I was able to connect with a close paternal relative who had done a YDNA test. The result for my paternal origins show the Daniels haplogroup on FTDNA is I2a (I-A11115) which apparently traces back to members of the Clan O'Driscoll of County, Cork Ireland. Absolutely, amazing!
Paternal relationship is confirmed by a 2040.1 cM match between Daniels-3035 GEDMatch T402351 and her half brother William Daniels GEDMatch T504123.
Paternal DNA confirmed on Gedmatch with additional members of the Cole family as follows: A225590 S.J. Cole (Scott Cole on FTDNA) with Daniels-3035 for 19.3 cM and Longfellow-151 for 30.7. A861100 T.L. Cole (T. Cole on FTDNA) with Daniels-3035 for 19.2 cM and Longfellow-151 for 23.4. MRCA William Daniels and Martha Ward..
Paternal DNA confirmed on Family Tree DNA between Daniels-3035 and third cousin Winks-90. They share 19 segments for Total cM) 178.95313. Their most recent common ancestors are Henry Daniels and Emma Albright.
Paternal, Triangulated My Heritage DNA match on Chromosome 19 for 13.2 cm for fifth cousins Daniels-3035, Daniels-3574 and Pennington-4872. All share Charity Adkins and Randolph Adkins as their most recent common ancestor. Daniels-3035 and Pennington-4872 share 3 DNA segments
Paternal DNA confirmed by GEDmatch between Connie Daniels Graves and Thelma Johnson Milton T921030 for 29.1 cM Chr 22. Thelma and Connie are third cousins twice removed and both are descendants of William Johnson.
Paternal DNA confirmed by MY HERITAGE DNA match for 2nd cousins once removed Daniels-3035 and Barber-8455 sharing 7 segments with the largest 31.5 cM. Both are descendants of George Barber and Sarah Ann Gilkey. Contact Daniels-3035 for details.
Paternal DNA confirmed on Family Tree Y-DNA Bear-Barr Family Project: Lineage VI. Test for 111 markers shows matches for the following kits:
80521, Haplogroup R-M269, paper trail earliest ancestor Peter Barr b 1775, Frederick Co VA, da 1825 Ohio
893344, Haplogroup R-M269, paper trail earliest ancestor Adam Nelson Barr, b 1760 PA, d 1857 Union Star, KY
65883, Haplogroup R-M269, paper trail earliest ancestor Ludwig Baer, b 1756 Somerset Co PA, died 1820 Somerset Co PA
Paternal DNA is shown on Gedmatch by a match between 4th cousins Connie Daniels Graves and T187430 Jack Richard Templeton whose MRCA is George Peter Bare. The match is on chromosome 1 for a total of 14.32 cM. There is also a match on Family Tree DNA with his son Jack Kenneth Templeton on chromosome 1 for a total of 7.87 cM making him a 5th to remote cousin of Connie (Daniels) Graves.
Paternal DNA is shown on Family Tree DNA between Connie Daniels Graves with Andrew S Horne on chromosome 1 for a total of 33.7 cM. He is son of Marilee Stephenson a third cousin of Connie Graves and matches on chromosome 1 for a total of 34.93 cM.
Paternal DNA is shown on Family Tree DNA by a 3rd cousin match between Connie Daniels Graves and Elaine Paullus Workman on chromosome 1 for a total of 33.7 cM. Elaine's earliest ancestor as shown on Wikitree is Linsy Baire.
Paternal DNA triangulated match between 5C1R on Gedmatch. T402351 Connie Graves T504123 Bill Daniels lll and A454530 Delbert Allen who share 38.3 cM with the largest segment being 21.2 and 4.3 generations. Their MRCA are Richard Keesee and his wife Sallie.
Maternal DNA matches
Maternal DNA confirmed on MY Heritage between first cousins Wilson-53942 and Connie (Daniels) Graves who share 29 segments with the largest 63.1 cM and both descendants of John Wilson and Hazel Woodall.
Maternal DNA is confirmed on GEDmatch for 225.1 cM on 10 matching segments. Largest segment = 34.5 cM, Estimated number of generations to MRCA = 3.0 between Connie Daniels Graves and her second cousin Wilson-41262. They are descendants of George Wilson and Debbie Wilson who were their great-grandparents.
GEDmatch on Chromosome 13 between Connie Daniels Graves and her second cousin Wilson-41262 (62.1 cM at 3 locations), and their third cousin Cathy Wilson Leary (32.8 cM at 2 locations) who triangulate for 9.43 cM.
GEDmatch shows a match on Chromosome 4 between second cousins Connie Daniels Graves and Wilson-41262 (26.4 cM), and their 3rd cousin Cathy Wilson Leary (18.7683 cM) .
FTDNA Family Finder match between Connie Daniels Graves and Wilson-41262 on Chromosome 4 for a total of 24.15 cM and 3rd cousin Cathy Wilson Leary on Chromosome 4 for a total of 17.96 cM.
MY HERITAGE Triangulated match between Connie Graves, and her third cousins once removed Cathy Leary , and Lois Warren on Chromosome 4 at 5055774 – 15194513 for 22.3 cM.
Maternal DNA confirmed on GEDmatch between third cousins once removed T402351 Connie Graves and A684935 Norman Howard Walters for 5.0 CM on Chr 5. Estimated number of generations to MRCA = 7.7 Norman also matches his fourth cousin Cathy Leary on Chr 5 for 5.1 cM and estimated number of generations to MRCA = 7.7. Norman has an additional match with his fourth cousin T071231 Elizabeth Townley Warren who match on Chr 6 for 7.4 cM, estimated MRCA 7.5 generations. All are descendants of Uriah Wilson and Elizabeth House.
Maternal DNA confirmation for MRCA Elias Newkirk DNA relationship is confirmed on GEDmatch between fourth and fifth cousins. For 27.617 cM between A439796 Kathy Presson who is a fifth cousin once removed of T402351 Connie (Daniels) Graves and T354404 Bonnie Wilson Preisler. Connie and Bonnie are 2nd cousins. In addition Kathie Presson is a fourth cousin once removed to T731795 Janet Weissenborn sharing 11.7 cM. Connie shares 24.6 cM with Janet. Bonnie shares 14.7 cM with Janet. They all descend from Elias Newkirk. Kathy and Janet from Elias' second wife and Connie and Bonnie from Elias' first wife.
Maternal DNA confirmed on GEDmatch with a match between second cousins
Maternal DNA confirmed by Gedmatch for Daniels-3035 with 5th cousins A071004 and A858237 on Chromosome 4 at 112 M - 127M for 10.9 cM. Also a Gedmatch with 5th to 6th cousin A208367 for 9.5 cM on Chromosome 4 at 163M - 171M. E-mail from Kerri Kaczynski received 18 May 2019. I compared your kit on GEDmatch, which did not match to me, but did match my aunt (A071004), uncle (A858237) and second cousin. Also, my second cousin (A208367) has done the y-DNA test at FtDNA, haplogroup R-M269.
Maternal DNA confirmed with the Welty family by Gedmatch comparison T402351 (Connie Graves) and T948143 (Patricia C Mason), 39.4 cM ,largest segment = 4.1 cM; as well as for her three sibs and first cousin, T048732 (Michael John Mason) 20.9 cM, 5.5 cM; T528966 (David G. Mason) 30.4 cM , Largest segment = 3.7 cM; T070541 (*K. Mason) 40.4 cM, largest segment 5.2 cM; T465622 (*R. Mason) 21.5 cM, largest segment = 4.2 cM. Patricia wrote in an e-mail Nov 23, 2019 "We do share chromosomes, probably from the earlier Welty connections coming from Peter Welty and his sons."
DNA--Trying to connect Hendricks and Welty cousins the following matches were derived using GEDmatch One-to-one Comparison. Segment threshold size will be adjusted dynamically between 200 and 400 SNPs. Minimum segment cM to be included in total = 3.0 cM. Mismatch-bunching Limit will be adjusted dynamically to 60 percent of the segment threshold size for any given segment. Here are the results:
Maternal DNA confirmed with Welty family by Gedmatch comparison T402351 (Connie Graves) and T948143 (Patricia C Mason), 39.4 cM ,largest segment = 4.1 cM; as well as for her three sibs and first cousin, T048732 (Michael John Mason) 20.9 cM, 5.5 cM; T528966 (David G. Mason) 30.4 cM , Largest segment = 3.7 cM; T070541 (*K. Mason) 40.4 cM, largest segment 5.2 cM; T465622 (*R. Mason) 21.5 cM, largest segment = 4.2 cM. Patricia wrote in an e-mail Nov 23, 2019 "We do share chromosomes, probably from the earlier Welty connections coming from Peter Welty and his sons."
Maternal DNA confirmed on GEDmatch with the Hendricks family by matches between 6th and 7th cousins. The first is a match of 6 shared segments total = 22.8 cM, largest segment 5.3 cM between Connie Graves and her 6th cousin once removed A045117 Sharon Franklin Hutchinson. Connie Graves has a match with her 7th cousin T805532 Tina Belvin Derring of 6 shared segments = 21.8 cM, largest segment 5.1 cM. T402351 Connie Graves and T940087 Morton Lee Franklin are 6th cousins once removed and sharing 6 segments for a total 21.8 cM (largest segment 5.9 cM). Additional matches are shown for second cousins twice removed Connie Graves and A841827 Isaacs-1015 with the Hendricks family. A841827 Isaacs-1015 is a 7th cousin twice removed to A045117 Sharon Hutchison sharing 5 segments with total 17.2 cM (largest segment = 3.7 cM) and Isaacs-1015A841827 and T805532 Tina Belvin Derring are 7th cousins twice removed and have 9 shared segments total = 30.7 cM, largest segment 4.5 cM. A841827 Isaacs-1015 and T940087 Morton Lee Franklin are 7th cousins twice removed and have 6 shared segments for 21.7 cM (largest segment 8.1 cM). Finally, 6th cousins T805532 Tina Belvin Derring and A045117 Sharon Franklin Hutchinson are sharing 6 segments = 20.7 cM (largest segment 4.2 cM). MRCA James Hendricks and Christina Roland.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Connie or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA.
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Connie: