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Re: Griffith, Hoffman, Kruse, Cruse
Posted by: linda mckee (ID *****5772) Date: January 19, 2013 at 05:30:19
In Reply to: Griffith, Hoffman, Kruse, Cruse by erin griffith of 52206

Hello Erin (and also the Forum),

It appears to me that you have a match with my husband, Leon D McKee, on the X Chromosome based on results at 23andme.

Interesting that I found you, or at least I think it is you, while following up on a post to me this morning on the surname WATSON by Debbie regards the McKee and Watson from Mecklenburg Co NC in the middle through late 1700 era when they moved on into Blount Co TN ca 1800 before the Watson connection went north to Illinois and my husband's direct McKee moved on into the Middle Tennessee Valley of Rutherford and Wilson Co TN.

The surname BELCHER is also a part of these links that run this gamut and will obviously also be kin to my husband based on the thread I have been following. A Carroll Robert Belcher matches both my husband and his sister Leone on Family Finder.

In your tree on I note you also show a recent kinship with the McKee at Newton Co Missouri through Martha McKee who lived at Horsehead, Johnson Co AR on the 1870 and also the 1880 federal census married to Hardgrave. The surname Hargrave is allied with the McKee back in the Middle Tennessee Valley also and I don't recall just off if it is my husband's Rutherford Co TN McKee or the McKee line of Alexander McKee who was in Sumner Co TN ca 1810 before moving on down near the AL border of Maury and/or Williamson Co TN.

The Newton Co Missouri connection is very interesting as it comes from two different directions who were not accounted as being kin to one another before yDNA results absolutely proved otherwise. This ties some of the northern McKee and the southern McKee in a neat little bundle contrary to previous McKee research of some depth that never showed any possibility of a connection.

Anyway if I have the wrong Erin here perhaps the right Erin will be reading also. If not, bound to help someone. Perhaps the HOFFMAN who are also matched but may be the maiden surname of DOOLING is the match and Hoffman the married name.

Results from this autosomal DNA testing from FTDNA Family Finder, 23andme and, now, ancestryDNA by are beginning to pull together many surnames for me in areas that have been a mystery for a long time.

Linda McKee

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