We are pleased to announce a new DNA project for the Hillhouse and Hillis surnames open to anyone who is a proven Hillhouse/Hillis descendant or who carries this surname and cannot get past a brick wall.
We have a large group of researchers who have a great deal of documentation that may help others. Several have taken the Y-DNA test, which is proving to be most beneficial.
We are finding that we are exact matches to males of the OGG, HOGG, HOGUE, and CHURCH surnames. The haplotype for these men is I1; their place of origin is primarily Scotland with some descendants moving to Ireland before migrating to America where their DNA results are being revealed.
We are specifically searching for a male descendant with a proven or suggested paper trail to Rev. James Hillhouse who arrived in CT in 1710. A test result from any one of his proven descendants will allow others carrying that surname or the anglicized spelling Hillis, to know if they are also the descendants of Abraham Hillhouse of Scotland and Ireland.
IF you can prove your lineage back to Anne Luckie, and are a direct female from her, an mt-dna test would provide information that could help identify her mother and that lineage.