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I am the administrator of a MAPLE/MAPLEY surname Y-DNA study at Family Tree DNA. We are looking for males with surnames such as MAPLE, MAPEL, MABLE, MABEL, MAPLEY, MABLEY, and MABILE. We hope to learn more about the origins of these surnames. Please contact me if you are interested.
Here is a partial list of Bruce's autosomal DNA matches (at Family Tree DNA) with known MAPLE ancestry. For purposes of privacy, the match's name is not given -- instead, one of their deceased ancestors along the pertinent ancestral line is listed:
[Nearest Common Ancestor].....(relation)..........................[Match's Ancestor]
Migration of MAPLE families to western Pennsylvania and the Northwest Territory prior to Ohio statehood:
Several of Benjamin Maple Jr's children moved from New Jersey to western Pennsylvania (Greene County and Fayette County) in the 18th century. A close association of these families remained as they migrated further into Ohio (Jefferson County, Columbiana County, and Coshocton County). I am trying to better understand the relationships between these Maple families.
Paternal relationship with Great-Great-Great-Grandfather Jasper Newton Maple has been confirmed by FTDNA Family Finder and Big Y-700 tests. A Maple 3rd cousin, once removed, shares 106 cM across 15 segments. The largest segment (37 cM) contains a 9 cM segment shared by a descendant of Mary (Maple) Roseberry, daughter of Jasper's Great-Great Grandfather, Benjamin Maple Jr.
This Maple 3rd cousin, once removed, also shares the Y-DNA SNP R-FT94958, which originated somewhere downstream of David R. Maple, my 5th great grandfather.
It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Bruce or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA.
Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 111 markers, haplogroup R1b-BY63743, FTDNA kit #N175517 +
Y-Chromosome Test, haplogroup R1b-BY135865
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Bruce: