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Lunsford Name Study

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I am attempting to encourage other Lunsford's and Lunceford's to do Y DNA testing.

The purpose of this project is to give us a place to discuss how the surnames are actually interchangeable, how they split, and through Y DNA testing how we can bring the groups together.

My GG Grandfather Robert H (R.H) Lunsford was either displaced or ran away from home and no certainty has been achieved in determining his lineage. Y DNA testing confirms he was a Lunsford but his lineage has not been confirmed. See Lunsford-811

Sadly there are others out there that uncertain about their lineage.

For example Nimrod Lunsford is attributed with three wives and between 29 to 32 children. Only through Dna testing can we hope to unravel his mystery. I wish he was the only one but research shows other examples.

So lets use this space to give us a common place to unravel he mysteries and come together.

Bill Lunsford

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My mother was a Lunsford, and her father was George Clark Lunsford of Eastman, Georgia (1896-1974) His father, Reuben Lunsford was married twice; my grandfather's mother was Rachel Hartley Lunsford (2nd wife). He had, I believe, 17 siblings/half-siblings.

The Lunsfords intermarried with the Wynn/Wynne families, so there are many double-first, double-second, etc. cousins. That makes research infuriating! Any input is appreciated.

posted by Amelia (Bruce) Wines
If you haven't already done so please take a DNA test and post you data on Gedmatch. We have a large database of Lunsford's or Lunsford descendants.

We have identified the common Lunsford genome (regardless how it's spelled) and more direct Lunsford descendants need to test. We recommend Y111 testing as a minimum. Big Y testing is a plus.

Y111 is included in the BigY test through Family Tree DNA.

If you have any questions please send me a private message.


posted by William Lunsford Jr

I have a tremendous amount of information from my family. My great aunt and her daughter did a significant amount of research and have traced our line of Lunsford's back to Europe. I'm happy to share! Their hard work is comprised of type-written pages that I have scanned.

Jennifer Bosworth (my great grandmother was a Lunsford)

posted by Jennifer Bosworth
Hello Bill,

I'm sorry for the delay in messages, I work on the family tree in an extreme part-time fashion.

I have created a blog regarding my family and the lunsford/scheffler branch.

I can send you a link to the information I've found and you can glean what you need from it, if you'd like.

I've got the oldest traceable Lunsford on my tree as Jesse Lunsford from Greene County, Indiana b.1886/7 d.1956 I've not confirmed his lineage to John Lunsford b.1860-ish and Margaret Ann Graves-Lunsford b.1857-ish. I've been working on that link, but the information is sparse. Prior to that, Jesse's grandfather MAY have been James Lunsford b.1840(?) and his grandmother, Amanda Ferguson b.1834(?) but again, I've not completely confirmed that yet.

posted by Alex Porter

Feel free to post your earliest known ancestor or shoot me a private message.


Bill Lunsford

posted by William Lunsford Jr
Hello Bill,

I have some information regarding the Lunsford family of the USA Midwest. Illinois, Kentucky and Minnesota. Late 1800's to Early 1900's


Alex Porter

posted by Alex Porter