The Lee DNA Genealogy Project has just completed Y-chromosome testing of a Lee male descendant of Capt. Thomas Lee, born circa 1730, NC?, died 1816, Hawkins Co., TN.The Lee male DNA donor for this testing descends from a proven lineage as follows:
- Thomas Lee, AKA Capt. Thomas Lee, b.c. 1730, probably NC, d. 1816, Hawkins Co., TN, m.c. 1773, Mary Rains, probably Johnston Co., NC, he may have had two previous marriages
- Needham Lee, Sr., b. March 4, 1770, Johnston Co., NC, d. after April 2, 1821, Shelby Co., AL, m. June 2, 1795, Susan Bailey, Hawkins Co., TN
- William Carroll Lee b. Jan. 12, 1796?, Hawkins Co., TN, d. April 6, 1884, Beason Cove, Etowah, AL,m. October 27, 1831, Dorcas Littlefield, Shelby Co., AL, William probably married three times with Dorcas being the mother of Generation 5
- Polk Dallas T. Lee, b. March 02, 1844, d. June 19, 1915, m. 1866, Emma Jane Winn
- Grandfather of Participant
- Father of Participant
- Participant T084652
The above Lee lineage is presented in this posting with the concurrence of the project’s participant T084652 and is privatized for the last 3 generations.
Results of this Lee male’s (T084652) Y-chromosome DNA testing indicate a reasonably close kinship to other previously tested Lee males in a kinship group associated with the John Lee, Sr., Esquire, lineage.The percentage matches are as follows:
T010175 (97.7%) Desc of John Lee Sr/Esq bc1695dc1767NC-Robert
T059868 (97.7%) Desc of John Lee bc1786NCd1866LawrenceCoAL-AL
T057745 (93.1%) Desc of John Lee Sr/Esq bc1695dc1767NC-Edward#1
T058424 (93.1%) Desc of John Lee Sr/Esq bc1695dc1767NC-Edward#2
T060447 (93.1%) Desc of John Lee (bc1786NCd1866LawrenceCoAL-WHL
T038702 (90.7% Desc of John Lee Sr/Esq bc1695dc1767NC-JohnJr-1
The “Desc of” indicates “Descendant of”and is used on the project website due to character space limitations.These results lend strong scientific support to the paper trail lineage reported in a recent Lee Gen Forum posting (#19780) by Lee researcher Rebecca Owens.In Mrs. Owens' posting the father of Capt. Thomas Lee is shown to be John Lee, Sr., Esquire.Four of the six project participants described above are also proven back to John Lee, Sr., Esquire.The other two of the six are not yet proven via paper trail genealogy to descend from John Lee, Sr., Esquire, although strong indications are that this is the case.
“Altered” Bible records have been circulated for the past hundred years or so showing the Capt. Thomas Lee lineage as a branch off the famous Lees of VA.The following Y-chromosome DNA results comparisons (match percentages) are presented as a comparison of this project participant’s (T084652) Y-chromosome results to those of three proven Lee male descendants of the famous Lees of VA previously tested:
T026356 (23.3%) Desc of Charles Carter Lee (b1798StratfdVAd1871VA
T058960 (21%) Desc of Richard Lee The Immigrant ->Hancock b1653
T042100 (21%) Desc of Richard Lee The Immigrant -> Richard b1647
The percentage matches were manually calculated as the project website does not display any match data less than 70%.These test results scientifically demonstrate that no common ancestor for the Capt. Thomas Lee descendant and the famous Lees of VA descendants existed in the past genealogical time span of significance.
As of March 26, 2007, the Lee DNA Genealogy Project has 110 male participants tested by Relative Genetics with results posted on the project website. Any Lee lineages interested in having one or more of their Lee males tested in the project should contact me via my E-mail address available on the Project Website. See my posting #18775 to this forum for some specifics on use of the project website.
M. Clint Lee
Lee DNA Genealogy Project
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