Kathleen Marsh suggested to you to do a DNA Test back in 2009. If your father is alive, you really should get him or an uncle to testbefore it is too late. Even just doing abasic cheap test would get their DNA into the storage for later testing.
DNA testing keeps advancing and the more people procrastinate doing DNA testing, the more costly it will be for them. Prices are up $5-20 this year for various tets, though lower than what they were 7 years ago with better tests that tell us much more with greater accuracy. Also, we now have two Honeycutts/Hunnicuts who have tested to the maximum level of male chromosome 111 markers. The additional markers were made available at the beginning of this year. If someone matches on 111 makers- they have to be very closely related.
If they are from different branches of the same tree with a common ancestor back in the early 1700's then we would expect to see some divergences from naturally occurring mutations found in all families. As such these infrequent variances are continued in the descendent males of that Honeycutt ancestor and serve as branch markers-.
We are also seeing some very identifying groups of genetic material which is telling us other things about the historicalHoneycutt/Hunnicutt DNA.
Please consider getting your father's DNA into the Project right away!! The Honeycutt elders have the greatest chance to be the best representatives of the historical DNA of our earlier Honeycutt ancestors.
Let me know if I can be of any help
Paul Pettit Honeycutt Descendent and Reseacher, Volunteer Project Administrator of the FTDNAHoneycutt/Hunicutt DNA Project