Several interested Harvell/Harvill(e)/Harwell researchers are participating in a dna study in conjunction with the Harrell family. It is not necessary to work thru the Harrell project but pricing is favorable to do so.
This DNA testing is tying some but not all of the Harvell/Harville/Harwell lines together.
For more information check the Harrell project results at
we have additional and expanded reults that are not posted on the above site but it is educational.
read all of the notes (especially 3/21/04) AND follow up to the project home page and then to the "North Carolina" page.
There is a lot of work to be done but we are beginning to connect some of the dots. One of the latest test participants (not on the results page yet) appears to connect the Virginia Harwells descending from Samuel of Prince George County to the NC Harvells descending from David and Patsy Womack Harvell/Harvill of Surry County, NC.
I also connect to both groups but apparently a bit further back.
These dna tests only work for direct male descendents.
Total for the most useful test is about $150.
If several female and direct/non direct male desc go in together and split the cost it becomes fairly affordable.
I have 2 private donors who will contribute some of the costs.
Interested parties may e-mail me direct.
(A free site of interest is ysearch.org which can tie results from different commercial test groups together. It takes a bit to learn to totally navigate this site but it's worth it.)