Friday, August 21, 2009
A really very interesting result! Tommie's, #173, Y-DNA67 test results have just been reported and the match exactly those of jim, #7, - mine!
What's interesting about this exact 67 marker match is that the stateside Augusta/Washington Co. Berrys can only trace back to two related persons (brothers, cousins or ??) born probably in Ireland in the 1690s who began to show up in Lancaster Co., Pennsylvania / Augusta Co., Virginia in the early to mid 1700s. [Of course, ignoring for the moment the 'one went North' family lore.]
These two were James Berry, c1690-c1756, and John Berry, c1700-1771. Tommie descends from James, I descend from John. Not the DNA results we might have expected from the traditional genealogy.
This will certainly confuse any inferences we might have thought we could draw from the Augusta/Washington Co. Berry cladogram.