Re-posted from JULIEN/JULIAN forum in hopes that a viewer has some information helpful in this search. Rene and Mary would have been married about 1696 and maybe had a couple sons that died in Berkeley Co, SC after immigrating there about 1700. They left for Cecil Co MD after 1712.
Hi Julie, Beverly and Bobbye,
I'm papered from this Rene through his oldest living son, Stephen and only have documentation in SC in 1712 of his name as Rene JULIEN. I also have a Y-chromosome analysis that indicates his genetic founding father is from Norway. Now I don't know when, but since my step-son is very closely related genetically 34/37 markers and is Robert HAMILTON papered to Lanarkshire, Scotland, I am suspecting that our common ancestor had Viking descendants to Scotland and to Normandy. I have found a JULIEN and ROLLA farm in Hedmark, Norway and am pursuing this line of research trying to determine the history of these farms. This may be futile since it could be considerably before paper documentation, but maybe not! Since 1965, I also have been living with the tradition of Rene de ST JULIEN with no documentation. No indication of even a marriage to Mary BULLOCK in Bermuda. No Huguenot documentation or any indication of participation in the Battle of the River Boyne in July 1690 with William of Orange. How this tradition got started is a mystery to me??
I would like to hear from all of you and especially from any of your male JULIEN/JULIANs who are interested in getting their cheeks swabbed for a DNA analysis so that we may learn more. I already have a Norwegian 25/25 match with a man whose grandmother was a JULIEN from Hedmark, Norway.
Gary JULIAN of Aurora, CO
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