Thanks to the DNA testing through this forum I and my brother were able to solve a couple or more of our family questions. Good job and thanks again. Below are the results: Any comments or suggestions are welcome.
The test results for the 37 marker DNA test for new DNA participant #140800 (see the 21 Dec 2008 News announcement) were completed, today, by Family Tree DNA of Houston and the test results were posted to the Y-DNA Results tab/page of this Windham Family DNA Project.
Before, new DNA participant #140800 could only trace his Windham lineage back to Benjamin Eli Windom who was born 06 May 1861 in Alabama. Now, thanks to this Windham Family DNA Project and DNA testing, participant #140800 can now connect his Windham lineage back to Charles Windham who was born about 1709 in England. That is the kind of proven benefit we all hope for, when we use DNA testing to advance the knowledge of our Windham family ancestry. Congratulations participant #140800!......on an amazing breakthrough of learning about your Windham family tree.
New participant #140800 closely matches the DNA participants who are presently in Group 06 Orange Color , therefore, #140800 has been placed into Group 06 Orange Color where he belongs. Other participants in Group 06 Orange Color have firm paper-trail Windham lineages all the way back to Major Amos Windham of Revolutionary War fame who was born in South Carolina in 1741. These other DNA participants trace their Windham lineage via Amos's son, Daniel Windham, who was born in Cheraw District, South Carolina in 1769 and lived in the Darlington District/County area of South Carolina before moving to Dale County, Alabama, before 1830.
Elias (Eli) Windham and Robert Godfrey Windham (brothers to each other) who were two known sons of Daniel Windham, born 1769, moved from the Darlington area of South Carolina, to Dale County, Alabama, and Pike County, Alabama. Elias (Eli) Windham, born 1795, moved from South Carolina to Pike County, Alabama, before 1830 and Eli's brother, Robert Godfrey Windham, born 1805, first moved from South Carolina to Dale County, Alabama, before 1830 and he then later joined his brother, Eli, to live in Pike County, Alabama.
Participant #140800's known Windom ancestor, Benjamin Eli Windom, almost certainly descends from either, Elias (Eli) Windham, born 1795 or Robert Godfrey Windham, born 1805, both of Pike County, Alabama. It seems to this writer that Elias (Eli) Windham, born 1795, of Pike County, Alabama, is the most logical prospect to be Benjamin Eli Windom's ancestor. Notice what else we have learned from DNA testing and this Windham Family DNA Project........that is......Benjamin Eli Windom's real name is 'Windham', not 'Windom'.
Now, thanks to this Windham Family DNA Project and DNA testing, all participant #140800 has to research is the short gap between Benjamin Eli Windom (born 1861) of Texas and Elias (Eli) Windham, born 1795 of Pike County, Alabama, to more-prove that almost certain connection.