John Back and Jacob Back
Time is running out for the special pricing at Family Tree DNA.Reduced rates will end at midnight December 31.We are still looking for male Back/Bach participants from the following lines:
Harmon Back, died 1798 Garrard Co., Kentucky
Henry Back and Susannah Maggard of Letcher Co., Kentucky
John Back, Revolutionary War Soldier died 1840 Monroe Co., Indiana
Joseph Back died 1834 Garrard Co., Kentucky
John Back died 1834 Wayne Co., Kentucky
Anyone else with an all-male Back or Bach line from Eastern Kentucky or Virginia
The following participants are part of the Bach to Back DNA Project and there are some surprises:
Kit # 68731 is a proven descendant of James Back and Nancy Back who married in Fayette County Kentucky on March 9, 1812. Estate documents prove that Nancy was the daughter of Joseph Back who died in 1834 in Garrard County Kentucky. Their marriage bond was signed by Harmon Back, leading to a very strong theory that Harmon Back Jr. was James’ father. This subject’s great grandfather was William Berriman Back who was prominent in the history of Montezuma Well in Arizona which is now a National Parks Monument.
Kit # 195252 is a proven descendant of John Back and Catherine Robinson Back both of whom died in Breathitt County Kentucky. The test subject’s father was born 1908 at Stevenson near Quicksand Creek in Breathitt County Kentucky, the son of Joseph Lee Back and Mary Jane McIntosh.
Both of these DNA participants have tested 67 markers and have also had the Deep Clade testing. The advanced Deep Clade test was necessary because the first 12 markers of the standard test did not yield enough information to place them in a haplogroup. We now know that both subjects are E1b1b1a3, V-22. This is a very rare haplogroup for folks north of the Alps in Europe but it does occur. We hope that this rarity will make it easier to confirm the earlier origins of our line.
Kit # B3045 has submitted information tracing his line back to John Back RWS who died 14 April 1845 in Monroe Co IN. We need at least one more descendant of John to confirm that this line DOES NOT match the descendant of Harmon Back Jr. of Fayette Co KY or the descendant of John Back of Breathitt Co KY.In writing about the Back family in his Germanna Colony book, B. C. Holtzclaw acknowledged some doubts that John Back RWS fit into the Herman/Harmon lineage.
Give yourself the gift of DNA testing this year.A Y-DNA test for a Back/Bach male is ideal for proving surname lineages but there are also some benefits of the new autosomal DNA test which can be done by anyone.
Karen Back Simmons
Bach to Back DNA Project