Hi Thomas, I apologize for being so many Months later in replying to your Very interesting message but GenForum did not send me a notice that you had replied so I was unaware of this. The Nobleboro, ME link are among the Very Ones I am interested in. I can't swap Gedcom's with you because the last time I did that with someone it Wrote Over my own Family Tree program and I lost a great deal of my own family tree info that I had to re-create, so now I am scared of the word Gedcom (grin). I wouldn't mind having the specific info (brief lineage lines leading up to the Nobleboro, ME gang) if that would be okay. I have left a ton of messages here on this board regarding my own links to the DONALD's as my 5th grt. grandmother's family originally spelled their last name. I have just posted a Really long message about them and attached it to a message I posted 3 years ago. (click on the blue tab Messages Posted in the Last 7 Days, or whatever it says, and it should pop up regarding Arthur C. Donnell of Bath, ME), that message will pretty much give you the basics of my lineages. I do believe our DONALD's/Donnell's either came over directly from Scotland or via Northern Ireland with the Ulster-Scots. My Donnell's as the name is more commonly found spelled in Maine where mine showed up, were from Rowley, Essex Co., MA. I have only been able to Prove my lineage back to my 7th grt. grandparents Capt. Nathaniel DONNELL and his wife Elizabeth TODD of Rowley, MA. Their son Capt. Benjamin DONNELL was born in Rowley, MA and he married Sarah KINGSBURY in York Co., Maine and their children were born there including my 5th grt. grandmother Elizabeth DONALD as her name was spelled on her marriage record in Buxton, York Co., ME when she married my 5th grt. grandfather James MOODY. The MOODY family of Nobleboro, Lincoln Co., ME where you found the linking DONNELL's married into the PALMER line are Not part of my direct Moody family but were related some time thousands of years ago according to Ydna results. Their line is of Scottish descent as I am quite certain mine is too as we share No ydna with the Moody's who hail from England so far and they are the most populous among those males who have been Ydna tested so far. But, members of my Moody family have been found in the old records of the Nobleboro, ME Moody's family reunion books. So they at least thought they were related. My grandfather always said we were 2nd cousins to them, but the ydna results that we are only of the same HaploGroup but not the same HaploType if you are familiar with the Ydna testing lingo. Our Haplotype cracked off of their group some time thousands of years afterwards and our branch of the Moody line is "newer" than theirs or so its been explained to me that way anyhow.
At any rate, I would be most delighted to see how the DONNELL's of Nobleboro, ME link back to Ireland or whatever group you have them designated, whether they have an Unknown earliest ancestor or not. I find all of this very interesting since our earliest Ydna ancestor was Thomas MOODY b.c1710 in/of Aghadowey, Co. L'derry, Nor. Ireland who married Jean McQUISTON (family of Scotland) who came to New Castle, DE/PA in 1735 and removed to Guilford Co., NC the same place the DONNELL's were found and they also married into some of the same families that our Moody's and McQuiston's did although I don't think I've found them Intermarried to each other...yet. Thanks for anything you are willing to share. I can Email you if you prefer...just leave a message reply here if you prefer that. Thanks