My Clark family has some connection to Amasa Clark, born 1812, Rutland County, Vermont, died 1893, SaintClair County, Michigan and I'm trying to determine how. A male cousin of mine recently took a DNA test and it showed that he and Amasa have the same DNA. With my research, so far, I am unable to find out anything about his ancestors. Does anyone know who Amasa's parents, or siblings, were or where they were from? My cousin and I have hit a brick wall with our oldest ancestor, Samuel Clark, born in the late 1700s in Vermont. (We think it is possible that Samuel may have been Amasa's father or uncle.) However, we have been unable to find any information on Samuel's birth, parents, siblings, or spouse. The only information we have on Samuel's children is one of his sons, our 3rd great-grandfather Carriel or Carrel Clark, born in 1805 in New York, and his descendants. My Grandfather Clark, and his siblings, said their family originated in Scotland, but we, so far, have been unable to trace our family back there. Thank you for any and all help.