Troy High
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Troy T. High
Born 1970s.
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Troy High was born in England.

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Biography

Troy High was born in United Kingdom to parents of United States citizenship.
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Troy High was born in the United Kingdom.
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Troy High lives in North Carolina

Birth and Nationality

I am James Troy High the first born, and only son of James Bernice High, Jr. , and Reba Ruth Hill . Both paternal and maternal relationships have been confirmed through DNA testing.
I was born on 8 Mar 1971 in Hillingdon, London, England, United Kingdom. [1] My Father James, was 23 and my Mother, Reba, was 22.
Troy & Mom, 3 weeks old
NOTE: My parents, both of whom are Americans, were living in the UK (United Kingdom) at the time of my birth, due to my Father being in the USAF (United States Air Force), and stationed in England.
NOTE: Due to the laws in effect at the time, and being born on UK soil in 1971, I have dual citizenship in both the USA and UK. This dual citizenship was recognized by both governments upon birth, with birth certificates issued from both countries at the same time.

Ethnicity / Genetics

According to 23andMe DNA testing results, my Ancestry Composition is predominantly of European ancestry ( 99.4% ), with trace DNA ( 0.6% ) from non-European sources from both parent lines.
Paternal Y-Group Haplogroup: "R-L2" = "R1b1a2a1a1b3c"
Maternal Haplogroup: "H4a1a1a"
23andMe Ancestry Compostion Report:
Ancestry Composition

European Ancestry

1. British & Irish - 55.5%
2. French & German - 23.2%
3. Scandinavian - 1.0%
4. Broadly Northwestern European - 19.1%
5. Broadly European - 0.7%
European Sub-total: 99.4%
On my Patrilineal line, I am a descendant of Thomas High of Surry County, Colonial Virginia.[2]

Trace Non-European Ancestry

6. West African DNA - 0.3%
7. North African DNA - 0.1%
8. Siberian - 0.1%
9. Unassigned (likely Amerindian) - 0.1%
Trace Ancestry Sub-total: 0.6%
NOTE: By researching my family tree, and reviewing the DNA testing results of my parents and numerous 1st cousins on both sides, I have found non-European DNA through both paternal and maternal lines.

Non-European Paternal ancestors of note include:

Non-European Maternal ancestors of note include:

NOTE: This Basse/Bass ancestry on the Maternal side, comes by way of: Abraham Bass


Paternal Side
My Paternal great-grandmother Lillie Mae Manning who has Bass/Basse ancestors going back to Jamestown, Colonial Virginia.
My ancestor, John Basse married Elizabeth (Nansemond) Basse of the Nansemond Indians and their descendants later married a descendant of the Bunch/Punch line, likely descending from John Punch, a person of West African descent who is believed to be the first enslaved person in Colonial Virginia.[3] [4]
See: Isaac Bass, and Nancy (Bunch) Bass, and their ancestors to see the specifics of this lineage.[5] [6] [7] [8] [9]
Maternal Side
On my maternal line, my Great-grandfather Brooks Heading has the Brooks surname in his line which hails back to John Brooks aka John Brooke who was part of the Lost Colony expedition, Roanoke in what is now Dare county, North Carolina. This John Brooks married a native woman from the Croatoans who was taken back to England and produced offspring that ultimately lead to my mother's Hill family line. This native woman was a Tenth great-grandmother of mine.

Birth of Only Sibling

I have one younger sister Donna Kay High and no brothers. She was also born in England, United Kingdom, and is likewise a dual citizen of the USA and UK.

Marriage

I married Linda Gail Stultz on June 22, 1996, in Momeyer, Nash County, North Carolina; the ceremony was conducted at Momeyer Baptist Church in Momeyer, Nash, North Carolina, USA by Gary Combs, Pastor of Wilson Community Church, Wilson, North Carolina, USA.[10] [11]
NOTE: We are 9th cousins two times removed: CousinCalculator and are both descended from Arthur Allen the builder of the famous brick mansion which later came to be known as Bacon's Castle, and of his wife Alice (Tucker) Hardy
NOTE: We both extend back through Arthur Allen, to the Plantagenet dynasty: CousinCalculator
NOTE: We are also both descendants of Thomas Smythe Esq and Alice Judde.

Children of James Troy High & Linda Gail Stultz

We have two children:
* James Daniel High
* Ashlynn Bailey High

Disambiguation

NOTE: This FamilySearch profile bears the same name, but is not me, and is not related to me in any known way: (https://www.familysearch.org/tree/person/details/LBX7-6ZF)

Sources

  • First-hand information. Entered by James High at registration.
  • "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVWN-LTLX : 1 October 2014), James Troy High, 1971; from "England & Wales Births, 1837-2006," database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Hillingdon, Middlesex, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.
  • "United States Public Records, 1970-2009," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2QY9-1RQ : 23 May 2014), Troy High, Residence, Nashville, North Carolina, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.
  • "United States Public Records, 1970-2009," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:2QT3-7Z6 : 23 May 2014), Troy T High, Residence, Wake Forest, North Carolina, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by a AncestryDNA test match between James Troy High and James Bernice High, Jr.. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: Father - son, based on sharing 3,472 cM across 70 DNA segments; Confidence: 100%.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by a AncestryDNA test match between Reba Ruth Hill and James Troy High. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: Mother - son, based on sharing 3,474 cM across 61 DNA segments; Confidence: 100%.
  • "United States Public Records, 1970-2009," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:KY28-R3P : 23 May 2014), James Troy High, Residence, Nashville, North Carolina, United States; a third party aggregator of publicly available information.
  • “General Court Responds to Runaway Servants and Slaves (1640).” https://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/General_Court_Responds_to_Runaway_Servants_and_Slaves_1640. Accessed 19 May. 2019."By their said Indentures in recompense of his Loss sustained by their absence and after that service to their said master is Expired to serve the colony for three whole years apiece, and that the third being a negro named John Punch shall serve his said master or his assigns for the time of his natural Life here or elsewhere."
NOTE: You will need to login to FamilySearch with a free account to access this e-book and view other sources hosted at FamilySearch:
  1. "England and Wales Birth Registration Index, 1837-2008," database, FamilySearch (https://familysearch.org/ark:/61903/1:1:QVWN-LTLX : 1 October 2014), James Troy High, 1971; from "England & Wales Births, 1837-2006," database, findmypast (http://www.findmypast.com : 2012); citing Birth Registration, Hillingdon, Middlesex, England, citing General Register Office, Southport, England.
  2. “High family notes : descendants of Thomas High Surry County, Virginia; 12 plus generations - Viewer.” https://www.familysearch.org/library/books/records/item/299761-high-family-notes-descendants-of-thomas-high-surry-county-virginia-12-plus-generations?viewer=1&offset=4#page=1&viewer=picture&o=search&n=0&q=Thomas%20High. Accessed 19 May. 2019.
  3. “General Court Responds to Runaway Servants and Slaves (1640).” https://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/General_Court_Responds_to_Runaway_Servants_and_Slaves_1640. Accessed 19 May. 2019.
  4. “Runaway Slaves and Servants in Colonial Virginia.” https://www.encyclopediavirginia.org/Runaway_Slaves_and_Servants_in_Colonial_Virginia#start_entry. Accessed 21 May. 2019."The third servant, 'a negro named John Punch,' was punished differently. Rather than take on additional years, he was made a slave for life. Scholars have argued that this decision represents the first legal distinction between Europeans and Africans to be made by Virginia courts."
  5. “Documenting President Barack Obama’s Maternal African American Ancestry: Tracing His Mother’s Bunch Ancestry to the First Slave in America” https://web.archive.org/web/20170525081322/http://c.mfcreative.com/offer/us/obama_bunch/PDF/main_article_final.pdf. "Another branch of this Bunch family left Virginia for the Carolina early in the American history; they were frequently recorded as 'mulatto' in early records", page 1, Accessed 19 May. 2019.
  6. “DESCENT OF THE BUNCH FAMILY IN VIRGINIA AND THE CAROLINAS”, https://web.archive.org/web/20180127232248/http://c.mfcreative.com:80/offer/us/obama_bunch/pdf/descendancy_final.pdf. Page 25, references "Nancy Bunch and Isaac Bass", Accessed 19 May. 2019.
  7. “Isaac Bass b. 1742 Bertie, North Carolina, USA d. 27 Dec 1800 Nash, North Carolina, USA: The Lost Creek Settlement.” https://lost-creek.org/genealogy/getperson.php?personID=I6505&tree=tree2. Accessed 19 May. 2019.
  8. “Bailey-Berry.” http://www.freeafricanamericans.com/bailey-berry.htm. See section 22, referencing "Isaac Bass" married to "Nancy Bunch", Accessed 19 May. 2019.
  9. “Bass families of the South; a collection of historical and genealogical ... - Full View .” HathiTrust Digital Library, https://babel.hathitrust.org/cgi/pt?q1=%22Isaac%20Bass%22;id=wu.89062852793;view=plaintext;start=1;sz=10;page=root;size=100;seq=220;num=174. Accessed 19 May. 2019.
  10. “Wilson Daily Times Newspaper Archives .” Apr 22, 1996, p. 8, https://wilsontimes.newspaperarchive.com/wilson-daily-times/1996-04-22/page-8/. Accessed 18 Nov. 2019.
  11. Clipping found in Rocky Mount Telegram in Rocky Mount, North Carolina on Aug 11, 1996. Stultz-High Wedding "Stultz-High Wedding." Newspapers.com https://www.newspapers.com/clip/15405626/stultzhigh_wedding/. Accessed 24 Dec. 2019.

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