If you have traced your Lock(e) lineage back to the 1700's or earlier Virginia USA. You are one I would like to talk to. We are looking for living male Lock(e) descendants to participate in DNA testing to see which Virginia clans are related.
For many of the Virginia clans, they are stuck in their research using the paper records, so we are trying to use DNA testing to open new doors to see if there are other kinships that we aren't aware of. Some of the Virginia clans had come from Maryland, so we are also looking for trees that have traced back to Maryland 1600's - 1700's.
I especially would like to see the descendants of Jacob Lock b. 1700's of Berkeley County and Hampshire County Virginia and his son Abraham Lock of Montgomery County and Lee County Virginia to DNA test. Abraham moved to Chariton County Missouri and his descendants moved to Polk County and Benton County Oregon.
And Samuel Lock b. 1752 of Washington County and Montgomery County Virginia and his 2 sons Samuel Jr. and Abraham
Samuel Jr and Abraham moved to Lee County Virginia and by 1810 Abraham Lock son of Samuel Lock Sr. moved on to Harlan County Kentucky.
I believe Samuel Lock Sr. and Jacob Lock were brothers, but I have no paper trial to prove that. DNA testing both family's could prove to me and others they are related as I highly suspect.
I don't care which Lock(e) line you descend from who came from early Virginia, we need your help by sharing your family information and by participating in DNA testing.
We are first trying to prove how many unrelated Lock(e) lines there were in early Virginia and secondly, trying to see which lineages are related. We already know through DNA testing 2 of the Virginia lineages are in no way blood relaed.
If you are a male born Lock(e) anywhere in the world, we invite you to participate in the Lock(e) DNA project.