DNA Groups for 3 Mason Families of Stafford Co. VA
In a message dated 9/23/2014 11:08:32 A.M. Eastern Daylight Time, [email protected] writes:
The most telling evidence against Frances, mother of William Mason, being the previous wife of George Mason I is of course the DNA.See for results:
William Mason who was stepson of Matheny and inherited 100 acres next to the Hope patent is represented by a number of descendants--in E1b1b1 the first ten form a family group.Most of them are descendants of John Mason who in 1756 paid taxes on the same 100 acres William inherited from Matheny.Looks likeoldest son to me.Scroll on down a couple of haplogroups to I1--the Gunston Hall descendant (one) is represented there. Even farther down, under R1b1, is this result for the Mason family that lived just across the creek from William Mason until George II of Aquia moved to what would become Prince William Co. in 1727.That family is represented by a descendant of George II's son Benjamin who lived in Loudoun Co. VA by the mid-1700s.
245857MasonGeorge Mason I (d. 1711), Aquia Creek Virginia USA
So three completely different Mason families.And the paper trail simply supports the DNA. I've either done the research or verified others' material on all of them.
William Mason, stepson of William Wentworth Matheny, =E1b1b1
George Masons I -V of Accokeek and Gunston Hall =I1
George Masons of AquiaCreek =R1b1( R1b1b2)