I have been pursuing a Jones ancestor from Greenville County, South Carolina--born in 1803--whose parentage is a real mystery!
There is another Jones family living cheek to jowl with my Jones and his in-laws.My cousin and a descendant of the other Joneses did a 37-marker DNA test, assuming, of course, that they'd turn out to be all one happy family.But, the DNA markers were completely different.
My cousin was subsequently notified of a 37-marker DNA had a 36-out-of-37 match--with a Rountree!He has now matched two more Rountrees.We upgraded to a 67 marker test and he now matches Rountrees with 66 out of 67 markers!So, we are conclusivelyRountrees, not Joneses!
There was only one Rountree in 1800 in Greenville Count, William Rountree married to Sally Haupt/Hopt, most likely son of Richardson Rountree.I theorize that he could be our connection.
I now would love to find a male, direct-line descendant of William's who has had his DNA tested.If there is no one yet who has done so, I would be glad to underwrite a DNA test in order to see if my theory has any merit.I know that William had sons Seaborn Jones Rountree and Chesley B. Rountree who lived to have children of their own.