Connections between several direct male Y-DNA test participants and their most distant ancestors (MDA's) have been established. Test results prove that these Y-DNA donors are Exact DNA Haplotype matches and belong to the same Haplogroup I1 (M-253). MDA's are shown below:
John HAMMONDS (b. Abt. 1760, Place Unknown; d. Aft. 27 Jul 1820, Crab Orchard, Lincoln County, KY?). (Y76 – Test Modal)
William HAMMOND (b. Abt. 1787, Virginia or Surry County, NC; d. Aft. 1860, Hempstead County, AR?). (Y67/67 Marker Match)
Daniel Matson CHAPMAN (b. Abt. 1745/46, Near Annapolis, Ann Arundel County, Maryland Colony; d. Jan 1821, Derry Township, Westmoreland County, PA). (Y67/67 Marker Match)
Thomas HAMMOND Sr. (b. 26 Sep 1767, Baltimore County, Maryland Colony; d. 14 Oct 1849, Simpson County, KY). (Y64/67 Marker Match)
John HAMMONS Sr. (b. Abt. 1748, Surry County, North Carolina Colony; d. 17 Aug 1819, Viola, Warren County, TN). (Y67/67 Marker Match)
There is no doubt that all of these families are closely related and belong to the same branch of the HAM(M)ON(D)(S) family. However, in each instance, we have met a Road Block and our paper trails cannot proceed beyond the MDA's mentioned above.
I believe that (eventually) our research will confirm that our immigrant ancestor was Major General John HAMMOND Sr. who settled and was the patron of the large HAMMOND family that lived in the vicinity of Anne Arundel County, Maryland Colony (c1643-1707).