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Godfrey Isbell & Isbell DNA
Posted by: Kenneth Isbell (ID *****6264) Date: January 23, 2012 at 18:18:32
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Billy... thanks for your post.

From what you're saying about Godfrey Isbell, taking a DNA test should identify your Isbell line. There may even be a chance that yours will stand alone; thus unearthing yet another family branch.

From the responses concerning the colonial Isbells of Virginia, especially those claiming to be descended from Henry Isbell, the science is telling a different story. It's easy to toss around the same (colonial) Virginia Isbell names because one "thinks" he descends from a particular ancestor. But the Isbell DNA family lines are VERY distant from one another, except two; both claim different ancestors but I'm convinced they are from the same line.

Regardless, attempting to identify your Isbell line through DNA testing should help to clarify our ancestral family roots.

...if only more Isbell males could be so bold...

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