I'm sorry I don't know any Rhymes males to help with the DNA study. Which line are you or your husband from? My Rhymes line is my mother's paternal line. MY grandfather was Henry Rhymes, his father Stephen Rhymes, his father Stephen Rhymes and beyond that I don't know. Sometimes the census lists Stephen Sr as born in Georgia and sometimes as Ireland. The earliest I can fine him is enlisting in the Confederate Army fromGeorgia. The story goes that our ancestor changed his name from Martin to Rhymes either in Ireland or Texas after murdering someone and may have had a previous family. I can't seem to track any of this down. I think maybe Stephen came over during the potato famine, but can't track that either. If you have any info that might help please let me know. I might have info that may help you too if you tell me your line. The Quest goes on.