Hi All:I am proposing a DAVES DNA Project.It would be of significant benefit in our family history studies.My almost fifty years of study leads me to believe that most Daves in America are likely descended from the same immigrant.However, belief is not fact.If we can get DAVES men from the various branches to participate in a DNA project, we can answer this question.
The study would involve comparison of Y Chrosome DNA which is inherited from father to son (therefore women cannot help directly).The procedure is simple and painless. We will simply provide a sample of from our mouths, either a swab or wash). I am checking into the cost. It may turn out to be free but ifis a fee it will not be prohibitive.
I have identified the following branches of the Daves family in America:
(1)Descendants of Thomas Daves and Marjorie Traylor of Chesterfield County, Virginia
(2) Descendants of Captain John Daves of Craven County, North CArolina)
(3) Descendants of Noah Daves and Mehitable Seward of Jo Daviess County, Illinois
(4) Descendants Of John and William Daves of Pendleton District, South Carolina
(5) Descendants of Alexander Daves of Tennessee
(6) Descenants of Rebecca (Vermillion) Daves of Palo Pinto County, Texas
(7) Descendants of Green Daves and Margaret Rudisil of North Carolina and Georgia
(8) Descendants of Thomas D. Daves of North Carolina
(9) Descendants of Bartlett Daves of North Carolina
(10) Descendants of George Daves of North Carolina and Indiana
(11) Daves of North Carolina and Kentucky
(12) Descendants of William Daves and Martha Hendricks of Illinois
(13) Descendants of William Daves and Sarah Jane Watson of Illinois
(14) Descendants of Samuel Daves and Lucinda Davis of North Carolina
To be successful, we will need participants from one or more Daves men from each of these branches.Obviously, we will welcome participation from Dave not affiliated with any of these branches; I'd love to identify new branches of the DAVEs family.If you are willing to participate or know others who will (or might), would you please contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org).