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Here is my family tree.Ancestors
I'm an amateur genealogist, and enjoy researching my ancestors and conversing with cousins and DNA matches that share or are researching common ancestors.
I was born on 8 Mar 1971 in Hillingdon, London, England, United Kingdom.  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.
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.
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.
"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."