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Zachariah Lewis (1843 - 1916)

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Zachariah Lewis
Born in Sulphur City, Washington County, Arkansas, USAmap
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Husband of — married in Carter's Store, Washington County, Arkansasmap
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Died in Hill City, Hood County, Texas, USAmap
Profile manager: Shari S private message [send private message]
Profile last modified | Created 10 May 2015
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  • Pension File: Civil War Service (Union Army): Zachariah Lewis. File of over 100 pages held by the VA office with detailed information. Photocopy of file in possession of Shari S.
  • FamilyTreeDNA Surname and Geographical Projects: Lewis. yDNA haplogroup R-M269 based on unknown Zachariah Lewis (d. 1803 - grandfather of this profile) descendant who tested to 111 markers. Note that Zachariah Lewis descendants are grouped with David Lewis (d. 1773, m. Anne Beeson) of Guilford County and not with many of the other Lewis families that have been theorized over the years.
  • Autosomal DNA Triangulation. S. Massey. Chromosome 8: 21-31; 60-96. Chromosome 12: 77-104. Chromosome 17: 36-52. Matching: J. Fleury (23andMe) and L. Ortega (GEDmatch A610493), descendants of Zachariah Lewis and Emeline Ramey through different children and grandchildren.
    • The origin of the first segment on chromosome 8 has not been refined further.
    • Part of the second segment on chromosome 8 is shared with D. Garratt (23andMe), a descendant of Emeline Ramey's grandparents John Remy and Margaret Hitchcock, at position 58-72. ** The segment on chromosome 12 is shared by T. Lewis (GEDmatch A016812), descendant of Zachariah Lewis' parents Brackin Lewis and Matilda Preston, at position 76-97.
    • The segment on chromosome 17 is shared by R. Ridenour (GEDmatch M042438, 23andMe, FTDNA), descendant of Zachariah Lewis' paternal grandmother Rachel Bracken, at position 42-52. Note that this region has a density of Finnish matches both at FTDNA and 23andMe. Rachel Bracken's maternal ancestors were Scandinavian/Finnish immigrants to early colonial Delaware.
    • See also F. Lewis GEDmatch A616565), mother of S. Massey, for confirmation of segments in common with L. Ortega being correctly identified as maternal.
  • Autosomal DNA Triangulation. F. Lewis (A616565 on GEDmatch, great-grandchild of Brackin Lewis and Matilda Preston via Zachariah) shares a segment on chromosome 11 (64-106) with two other Brackin and Matilda descendants through different lines: A016812 and A109144.
  • Pioneer Lewis Families. Michael Cook. Volume 5. Family 333. Viewed at the Clayton Genealogical in Houston, Texas, by Shari S. This source does not provide information not already covered on this page, but it worth viewing by Zachariah Lewis descendants.

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It may be possible to confirm family relationships with Zachariah by comparing test results with other carriers of his Y-chromosome or his mother's mitochondrial DNA. However, there are no known yDNA or mtDNA test-takers in his direct paternal or maternal line. It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Zachariah:

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