I just happened to do a DNA test on my MILLS descendant. Later they upgraded the testing to let me know that he also matches, not only MILLS folks, but these other NON - MILLS surnamed
In that they are related to each other, present day, via a sharedCommon Ancestor.
At some point with in X number of generations.
On ancestry.com they list the specific number of generations that they are distant from each other.
The other website/s do not always give full disclosure.
You have to contact each person listed, and hope for some possible leads/names that will make us,go "EUREKA" we have found the link.
These are matching in the I2a haplo grouping.
At any rate, my MILLS descendant, also match on markers, same thing, with
ASHLEY AINSWORTH- on FTDNA BINNS - on FTDNA BROWN - on ancestry.com BRANDT BUCKLEY - from www.Ysearch, too CHARLTON - says is ASHLEY -adopted CHEETHAM - 2 (MRCA) 1 marker difference. on Ancestry.com GLOVER - on www.familytreedna.com EDENFIELD - on FTDNA HARRIS HAYES -on www.ysearch.org and FTDNA HILTON - from Ysearch.org and FTDNA HOLDER - from Ysearch.org - from FTDNA too. HOWARD - from www.genetree.com JOHNSON LIGHTBOWN - FTDNA LLOYD - ON FTDNA MILLS OVERSTREET - on FTDNA PARKER - on FTDNA PARR PERRY PIDCOCK - FTDNA PINDELL/ALL - www.genetree.com links through a MILLS ancestor, of Brown Co Ohio. RATHBUN/RATHBONE - On FTDNA SLATON - from Ysearch.org, also on FTDNA TERRY WELCH SMOLA
Also on www.ysearch.org match to a group of folks who did DNA testing, says I2a Welsh Borders. 120 Pers. Shropshire/Salop England. and I2a Ireland to South Eastern Europe - 573/9 Bosnia/Herzegovina
On ancestry.com seem to match on markers various distance on generations from 2 to 35.
Number of markers varies from No DIFFERNCES to more than 6 differences.
Do not know if you have done any DNA testing, and if any of these surnames are a few that also match to you?/Your surnamed descendant.
I sort of made a file, on the ASHLEY - BUCKLEY - GLOVER - HORTON - EDDY, and it does over lap, here and there with the PERRY - TERRY - HARRIS surnamed folks.
So I guess that explains how they match up??
Unless, of course, it is even farther back in time, than the Mary EDDY B: ca 1618- Robert ASHLEY - Thomas HORTON B: ca 1598- David ASHLEY - Hannah GLOVER begins.
I do see a few MILLS here and there that have married to a GLOVER, but no one seems to have any dates and or place names for them.
So not sure exactly how they do fit in this over all group.
And or if it is just a coincidence, that some of these surnames/matching folks, happen to have a MILLS ancestor, back in their tree.May or may not MEAN any thing, really. OR happenstance.
This may be a bit more than you wanted to know, and or I guess I was asking about, if any of your trees over lap these folks/surnames.