David James

David James

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David M. James
Born 1940s.
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Biography

David James is a Military Veteran.
Served in the United States Army 1971-1974, end rank E-5
Defense Language Institute-East Coast Branch (Slovene); Interrogation School, Fort Huachuca, AZ; Linguist, 528th MI Co., Fort Meade, MD
Magna Carta Project logo
Descendant of several Magna Carta Surety Barons.
David James is a descendant of Mayflower Passenger John Howland
Descendant
Descendant of PGM migrant Edmund Littlefield.
Descendant
Descendant of PGM migrant Mary Barrett Dyer.
Descendant
Descendant of PGM migrant John Bailey.
Descendant
Descendant of PGM migrant The Rev. Stephen Bachiler.

David is a native of Maine, where his ancestors go back 10 generations, to the first period of European settlement. He grew up in Princeton and, thanks to his parents, who learned of the opportunity, had the good fortune to receive a full scholarship to Hebron Academy, [1] which he considers to have been his biggest break in life, and went on from there to McGill University, graduating in 1971 with a B.A. in History (Byzantine and Eastern European History, with a minor in Russian).

Before his retirement in 2007, David was marketing director for North Shore Music Theatre in Beverly, Massachusetts. [2] During his 25-year career there, he created one of the largest subscription audiences in the country, with 28,000 subscribers at its peak, and developed bus tours and group sales as a key component of the theater’s success. As a fundraiser and member of the Association of Fundraising Professionals, [3] he worked with other members of the leadership staff to craft grant proposals that led to federal, state and local grant awards for NSMT’s respected education program and nationally-known development program for new musical theater works. In 2007, after he retired, he spent half a year studying Russian in St. Petersburg and Moscow, that included an internship in the PR department of the Mariinsky Theatre. [4] [5]

Since moving to Skowhegan in 2013, he has taken bread-baking courses at the Maine Grain Alliance [6] and has been working hard to improve his schoolboy French. He currently serves on the boards of the Skowhegan History House [7] and the Friends of the Skowhegan Free Public Library. [8]

David has been researching his family roots since the mid-1980s. Over the years, his genealogical interests have broadened to include Washington County as a whole, as well as the areas of New Brunswick, Canada, that border Maine.

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DNA

Paternal relationship is confirmed by a GEDmatch test match between David James GEDmatch T151295 and his father Bob James GEDmatch A577393. Their MRCAs are Bob’s parents Raymond Dodge James and Lulu Ethel Jones. Estimated number of generations to MRCA = 1.0, based on sharing 3,583.5 cM across 26 matching segments.

Paternal relationship is confirmed through Y-chromosome DNA testing at Family Tree DNA. David James, FTDNA kit #24887, and his father, Bob James, FTDNA kit #46257, match at a Genetic Distance of 0 on 67 markers, thereby confirming their direct paternal lines back to their MRCA Raymond Dodge James. FTDNA indicates that the probability the two share a common ancestor within the last 3 generations is 81.94% and within the last 6 generations is 96.74%.

Paternal relationship is confirmed through Y-chromosome DNA testing at Family Tree DNA. David James, FTDNA kit #24887, and his 5th cousin, three times removed, a son of Gerald James, FTDNA kit #N41089, match at a Genetic Distance of 5 on 111 markers, thereby confirming their direct paternal lines back to their MRCA, John James. FTDNA indicates that the probability the two share a common ancestor within the last 8 generations is 76.14% and within the last 12 generations is 95.62%.

Maternal relationship is confirmed by a GEDmatch test match between David James GEDmatch T151295 and his mother Dorothy Ardelle Mitchell GEDmatch A072930. Their MRCAs are Dot’s parents John Melvin Mitchell and Addie Mae Dean. Estimated number of generations to MRCA = 1.0, based on sharing 3,586.7 cM across 23 matching segments

Paternal relationship is affirmed through Y-chromosome DNA testing at Family Tree DNA. David James, FTDNA kit #24887, and his second cousin, once removed, Franklin Willis James, FTDNA kit #50505, match at a Genetic Distance of 3 on 67 markers, thereby confirming their direct paternal lines back to their MRCA Josiah Eaton James. FTDNA indicates that the probability the two share a common ancestor within the last 5 generations is 60.31% and within the last 10 generations is 93.6%.

Paternal relationship is affirmed through Y-chromosome DNA testing at Family Tree DNA. David James, FTDNA kit #24887, and his sixth cousin, once removed, Unlisted, FTDNA kit #80923, match at a Genetic Distance of 4 on 67 markers, thereby confirming their direct paternal lines back to their MRCA John James. FTDNA indicates that the probability the two share a common ancestor within the last 6 generations is 49.21% and within the last 10 generations is 83.71%.

Paternal relationship is confirmed by a GEDmatch test match between David James, GEDmatch kit no. T151295, and his second cousin, once removed, Richard Hoyt James, GEDmatch kit no. T294272. Their MCRA's are Josiah Eaton James and Mary E. Glidden. Estimated number of generations to MRCA = 3.8, based on sharing 77.8 cM across 4 matching segments.

Paternal relationship is confirmed by a GEDmatch test match between David James GEDmatch T151295 and his second cousin, Teri Bergin, GEDmatch A019447 and A468268. Their MRCAs are Onslow Harry Jones and Elizabeth Ann Taylor. Estimated number of generations to MRCA = 2.7, based on sharing 356.3 cM across 14 matching segments.

Paternal relationship is confirmed by an AncestryDNA test match between David James and his fourth cousin, Bill Lander. Their MRCAs are their 3rd great grandparents, Benjamin James and Sarah Glidden. Predicted relationship from AncestryDNA: 4th Cousin, based on sharing 37 cM across 4 DNA segments; Confidence: High.

Paternal relationship is confirmed by a GEDmatch test match between David James, GEDmatch T151295, and his fourth cousin, David Eugene Smith, GEDmatch T065753. Because they share two sets of 3rd great grandparents, their MRCAs are Benjamin James and Sarah Glidden on the one hand, and Joshua Warren Dodge and Jane Shaw on the other. Estimated number of generations to MRCA = 3.9, based on sharing 64.7 cM across 2 matching segments.

Paternal relationship is confirmed by a Family Tree DNA Family Finder test match between David James and his fourth cousin, Karen Elizabeth Smith. Because they share two sets of 3rd great grandparents, their MRCAs are Benjamin James and Sarah Glidden on the one hand, and Joshua Warren Dodge and Jane Shaw on the other. Predicted relationship from FTDNA: 2nd cousin - 4th cousin, based on sharing 103 cM; longest block: 35 cM.

A DNA relationship is confirmed by a GEDmatch test match between David James, GEDmatch Kit T151295, and his 7th cousin, once removed, Philip Buckley Howe, GEDmatch Kit A271485. Their MRCAs are Samuel Batchelder and Elizabeth Davis. Estimated number of generations to MRCA = 4.9, based on sharing 16.0 cM across 1 matching segments.

A DNA relationship is confirmed by a GEDmatch test match between David Mitchell James, GEDmatch Kit T151295, and his fourth cousin, Brian Scott James, GEDmatch Kit NB3590316. Their MRCAs are their third great-grandparents, Benjamin James and Sarah Glidden. Estimated number of generations to MRCA = 4.8, based on sharing 17.7 cM across 1 matching segments.

Sources

  1. https://www.hebronacademy.org/page
  2. https://www.nsmt.org/
  3. https://afpglobal.org/
  4. https://www.mariinsky.ru/en/
  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mariinsky_Theatre
  6. http://kneadingconference.com/
  7. http://skowheganhistoryhouse.org/
  8. https://www.skowhegan.lib.me.us/
  • First-hand information. Entered by David James at registration.

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David is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
ANNOUNCEMENTS
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CHALLENGES
To get the latest challenge info
CLEAN-A-THON
Particularly interested in cleaning up Washington County, Maine, and Charlotte County, New Brunswick profiles
LABEREE
My 2nd great grandmother is Cynthia Laberee. I am interested to make contact with others research this particular Laberee family.
MAINE
I have been researching families from the Saint Croix Valley area of Maine and New Brunswick for over 30 years and have assembled quite a bit of genealogical information about this region. Always interested to know more!
NOREASTERS
Particularly interested in cleaning up Washington County, Maine, and Charlotte County, New Brunswick profiles
QUESTION_OF_THE_WEEK
So I can see the question of the week
SOURCE-A-THON
Particularly interested in unsourced Washington County, Maine, and Charlotte County, New Brunswick profiles
SOURCES
To improve my sourcing skills
US_HISTORY
Particularly interested in Maine, especially Washington County


DNA Tested
David James's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with David or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree: Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • David James: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup H1c7, FTDNA kit #24887
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On 14 Sep 2019 at 03:53 GMT Pip Sheppard wrote:

David, thank you for each of your more than 1000 contributions to our Shared Tree for the month of August 2019. All of your work makes our Tree all that much better.

Pippin Sheppard

WikiTree’s Appreciation Team

On 2 Aug 2019 at 15:29 GMT Pip Sheppard wrote:

Hi David!

Thank you for your time and energy in creating over 1000 (actually, over 1800!) contributions to WikiTree for the month of July 2019. Your efforts are appreciated!

Pip Sheppard

WikiTree Appreciation Team

On 27 Mar 2019 at 18:20 GMT Russ Greenlaw wrote:

Have you considered the notes I posted for

Jonathan Greenlaw, brother of Charles ?

My late uncle, Dr. Colin Torrey Greenlaw, MD, found what he thought was the Scotland family at at Liberton (others apparently did also) but decided the children's names and birth order were a poor match and looked further. He then found baptismal records from vicinity of Castle Cary (Falkirk, Sterling area) from late 17th and early 18th Centuries which have apparently two William and Jane familes, one of them having a better fit of childrens names, birth years, and birth order. I have copies of prints from the microfilm, and my typed 'translation' and will be happy to share this information hoping to get the question of which "William and Jane" better examined.

On 19 Mar 2019 at 12:42 GMT Stu Ward wrote:

No Probem David. I had some excerpts from books that gave some infor on Lydia as a person. She was an inn-keeper and was known for years as the "Widow Evans". I've replaced the Jenks listing from the Sackville Township Book and the category listing which was the reason I started the profile.

On 8 Dec 2018 at 02:38 GMT Al Scott wrote:

Hi David i am a Descendant of Sylvanus Scott who Married Sarah Mosses we Have a Small Match of 5.2 CM i Also have 2 James FF Matches at FTDNA 1 is 5th Cousin Remote, The Other is 4th Cousin Remote

Comparing Kit T183640 (*Al) and T151295 (David James)

Minimum threshold size to be included in total = 500 SNPs Mismatch-bunching Limit = 250 SNPs Minimum segment cM to be included in total = 5.0 cM


Chr Start Location End Location Centimorgans (cM) SNPs 20 7,529,461 9,693,450 5.2 730 Largest segment = 5.2 cM Total of segments > 5 cM = 5.2 cM 1 matching segments Our Sylvanus is the One Born 1702 i Can Share enough DNA Related info That Proves the Relationships , That Ties This Scott Line With the Scott's of Scott's Hall in Kent England And My Y DNA and BIG Y DNA 500 Info also Ties The Scott Line to the Balliol Family as it was Previously Connected. I Have BIG Y Matches that Directly Tie me To William The Conquerer and his Companions Back Here https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Montgomery-543 Warin and Aimeria where the Ancestors of The Stewarts, Bruce, Eaton's. To Protect the Privacy of Others i can not Share DNA Info Here, and There is no Democracy at Wikitree. you would have to send me a Private email Message. I know the Sources are Problematical, and it was not uncommon for people to be Married at Early Ages, one needs to Consider that peoples Beliefs are Different Today than back before Pre Constitution U.S.A. One of My Mom's Ancestors Married Twice, one of his Wives was only Nine when he Married Her in Eastern Canada. Regards Allan Scott

On 24 Nov 2018 at 21:26 GMT Elizabeth (Shaw) Joslin wrote:

13th cousin,from my grandmother sprowls side.

On 27 Oct 2018 at 19:04 GMT Al Scott wrote:

The Format gets screwed up 4.3 is the Largest

Comparing Kit T183640 (*Al) and F311380 (Della Thomas)

Minimum threshold size to be included in total = 500 SNPs Mismatch-bunching Limit = 250 SNPs Minimum segment cM to be included in total = 1.0 cM


Chr Start Location End Location Centimorgans (cM) SNPs 1 25,339,748 28,803,300 2.8 644 1 35,141,358 38,171,175 4.1 615 3 88,410,116 98,934,836 1.2 759 5 40,566,643 44,468,642 1.5 613 6 25,286,969 30,679,176 1.7 3,407 6 53,442,256 55,276,287 1.8 504 6 109,370,310 114,380,339 4.1 1,046 7 57,384,557 67,181,720 2.4 608 7 83,641,431 87,054,086 1.5 692 8 10,393,859 12,750,817 4.3 563 8 41,828,227 51,491,050 2.2 672 9 116,870,633 118,775,810 2.5 544 10 22,900,074 24,855,362 2.1 520 11 36,538,687 40,098,953 2.9 679 12 63,247,309 65,590,403 3.0 540 12 80,404,670 83,550,407 2.1 554 14 51,497,375 53,432,579 1.9 527 14 71,952,831 74,854,039 3.2 702 15 40,471,747 43,768,609 1.4 562 18 33,838,323 37,096,904 2.4 711 20 17,830,537 19,662,409 3.7 559 Largest segment = 4.3 cM Total of segments > 1 cM = 52.9 cM 21 matching segments

671586 SNPs used for this comparison.

On 27 Oct 2018 at 19:04 GMT Al Scott wrote:

Hi David i Just received your Message regarding Gedmatch and Scott-1362

you have to keep in mind that Sylvanus Born 1702 is over 300 years ago about the Limit for Family Finder if you lower Default CM value from 7 down to 5 or even one you will see that we have matching segments 5.2 is the Largest for you and i

On 25 Oct 2018 at 23:14 GMT David Selman wrote:

Hi David,

Thanks for having a Big Heart and adopting Orphan Profiles. You will want to read this After adopting orphans to understand what to do next.

David

On 30 Sep 2018 at 17:50 GMT Steven Tibbetts wrote:

Washington County Maine huh? That is my area. I'm sure we will run into each other.

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