To date we have had 9 Peden/Paden descendants take the Y-DNA test: 2 that descend from a Paden b. in 1767 in VA; 6 that descend from the Pedens of South Carolina; and one from the Pedens of VA/KY. To date, results have been received from 5 of the tests and we expect the remaining 4 tests to be finished soon. The initial results can be viewed at www.familytreedna.com/public/peden/
We very much would like to see other lines of Pedens take the y-DNA test. This will determine if the various Peden families are related and opens up genealogical doors that heretofore have been closed due to a lack of documentation.
There is a limited amount of cost sharing funds available for lines that have not been tested. Please contact me for any questions and information. Mark Paden firstname.lastname@example.org