Y-chrome Sitton DNA test results
Since this forum will soon close to new posts, I wanted to update the Sitton DNA discussion that took place last year.I recently was able to have a male-direct line Sitton take the y-chrome test and his results are R1b1a2 (new label for his particular group is R-m269) which matched on the 37 marker test to the y-chrome results of a descendant of Joseph T. Sitton, thus supporting the paper research indicating that my Phillip Sitton (born abt 1733 in Md) and Joseph T. Sitton, were likely brothers and sons of John Sitton and Elizabeth Pindell. As far as I can tell, there are no other Sitton y-results in the FTDNA data base yet above this John Sitton (i.e. to his likely father, Benjamin Sitton, (b about 1674 in Scituate MA) or to either of the two John Sittons, father and son, who are reported to have arrived in MA in 1638 on the Dilligent of Ipswich to help look farther up this particular Sitton/Sutton tree.
Since the pool of y-chrome candidates for testing is so small, I continue to urge people to consider taking one of the autosomal dna tests offered by FTDNA, Ancestry.com or 23&me (less useful at the third company for various reasons) so that we can build up a larger group of descendants to figure out how these Sutton/Sittons might be related.
Feel free to contact me via email if anyone wants to discuss further as this will soon become read-only forum.