Re: James Clemens (1734-1795) Descendants for DNA
Ronald Clemons wrote August 27, 2010 in part:
Re. In regards to: James Clemens (1734-1795) Buffalo Township, Washington Co., PA.
Perhaps all male Clemens descendants of this James Clemens line of Buffalo Twp, Washington Co., PA have expired with no issue.
Some of us "orphans" have exhausted all primary source document searches along with the more than several authors that have preceded us.
we still lack that DNA test of your line to support our claims.
Near as I know, I am not a descendant of James CLEMENS 1734-1795. However, according to one well documented source, he is my third cousin, seven generations removed.
I have him in my data at:
Click on "pedigree" and you will see his second great-grandfather Robert CLEMENTS d. 26 Sep 1658. This is the ancestor I share with James CLEMENS 1734-1795.
This documented source is: by Raymond Martin Bell, "Mark Twain's Clemens ancestry," The Pennsylvania Genealogical Magazine 34:May 1985.
This source is well documented with sources cited.
If James CLEMENS 1734-1795 and I are indeed cousins, then his male descendants DNA should closely match mine.
My DNA is posted at http://preview.tinyurl.com/cu73u4http://preview.tinyurl.com/cu73u4
I am kit number 68529.