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Y-DNA testing for Templeton descendents
Posted by: Jack K. Templeton (ID *****9774) Date: January 08, 2011 at 21:33:09
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Templeton's w/roots back to Lawrence County in early 1800s have ties into Iredell County, NC Templetons. There were 3 enclaves of Templeton's in Iredell, 1 in the n-e along Hunting Creek, to the s-w along Davidson Creek and to the s-e along Coddle Creek. To help figure out how these Templeton's migrated from NC, I'm encouraging male members of the Templeton line to consider getting their Y-DNA tested from organizations such as Family Tree DNA (familytreedna.com). The Y DNA is uniquely passed from father to son, generation to generation with few (if any) changes (mutations) from your great-grandfather to you. Gathering such data into national databases could help us gather otherwise unknown ties. Of particular interest to me is the Templeton line prior to Iredell County, NC for Thomas, Robert & John (ca 1780) of Hunting Creek (of Methodist-Episcopal persuasion). Clues hint they came from Pittsylvania & Bedford Counties, VA and prior to 1740 perhaps Scotland. Members of the assorted Iredell lines have moved to S-W VA, Missouri, Texas & Mississippi, Alabama, Illinois and Ohio. Every test result is an additional clue to lineage and helps firm up anecdotal and paper trails.


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