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Lemons DNA Study
Posted by: Steve Laymon (ID *****4245) Date: August 18, 2002 at 09:39:33
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I wanted to update you all on the results to date of the Laymon/Layman/Lemon Y-chromosome DNA Project. We now have results from 21 participants posted on our web site

So far we have found 2 main lines, one sub-line, and 3 additional possible lines. One line uses the spellings Laymon (4) and Layman (1); one uses the spellings Layman (4), Lemon (2), Lemmon (2), Laymon (1), and LaMance (1); the sub-family uses Layman (1) and Lemmon (1). The possible lines, each represented by 1 person, are spelled, Laymon, Lehman, and Lemmons. In one case, in Sevier Co., TN, we found people from 2 of these lines in the same community. They had been living side-by-side for so many generations that they thought they were cousins - instead they were not related at all!

In order to learn more about how all of these families are related and interlink or are separated, we would like to encourage new participants. We are working with 'Oxford Ancestors', a DNA lab at Oxford, England. Now that we are over 20 participants, the Lab has given us a large group rate of $160/participant. In order to participate, you have to be a male (sorry, but women donít have Y-chromosomes) and carry the Laymon, Layman, Lemon, Lemmon, Lehman, Lamont, Lamon, or any other spelling. If you are interested, let me know ( and I can send you out a test kit and get things rollings. If you can't afford the fee, also let me know - we have a group of about 50 researchers who are helping with some of the costs - sort of like a scholarship!). Below I have listed some of the lines that we are aware of, that we still need participants for:
David Lamon - b. abt 1744, Probable son of Rudolph Leman of York Co., PA - Lived in York Co., PA; Shenendoah Co., VA; and Washington Co., TN. d. 1829 in Washington Co., TN. Descendents in IN, TN, and AL.
Daniel Layman - b. abt. 1771, married Sarah Jones, lived in Sevier Co., TN, d aft 1845 in McMinn Co., TN. Possbile son of Joseph Laymon and Anna.
Benjamin Layman - Lived in Shenandoah Co., VA. 1740 - 1790; Many children moved to Highland Co., OH. Married Barbara Baughman.
Joseph Laymon - Lived Rockingham Co., VA; Boutetourt Co., VA; and probably eastern TN. 1770 - 1820. Married Anna ? Daniel (b VA 1771) listed above may be his son.
Hans Lehman - b abt 1692/1702 in Europe; arrived in Philadelpha, PA on the James Goodwill 1727, married Anna Hage, a Mennonite Bishop, d. bef. 1776, Lancaster Co., PA.
Hans Lehman - b 1704, arrived on the "Charming Nancy" 1737, d. 1771 in Lancaster Co., PA, a Mennonite.
John & Abraham Lamon - Moved from Salisbury, Rowan Co., NC to Washington Co., TN in 1779 - land ended up in Sullivan Co., TN and possibly even later in Grainger Co., - may have moved to KY before 1800 - a Dunkard.
Jacob Layman - b 1778, married Sarah Ailey in 1813 in Jefferson Co., TN, d. aft 1840 in Wayne Co., IL.
Robert Lemmon - b 1730, married Eleanor Davis.
Robert L. Lemon Sr. - b 1752/55, married Mary McKown.
James Lemon Jr. - b 1753, married Amelia, lived in Scott Co., KY abt. 1803.
Hans Jacob Lehman - b abt 1675, married Anna Barbara.
George Lemon - married Mary McDonald in 1765 in Arden, VA, the Ward Hill Lamon line.
John Lemon Sr. - b abt 1730, married Tabitha, Rockingham Co., NC.
John James Lemond - b PA abt 1768, married Rebecca Boone Grant.
Mordecai Lamons - b 1765, married Mary Black.
Nicholas Lemon - b Scotland, married Nancy McKane abt 1685.
George Lemmon - married Jane King in Harrison Co., KY, 1815.
John Lemon, who was Lord Mayor of London in 1600's. The family was from Holland in the 1500's. Descendent are documented to have settled in both New England and in Virginia (Leeman).
Sylvester Lemon and Ruth Simmons - had sons Benjamin (b 1699), Samuel (b 1696), Henry (b 1698), and John (b 1690) - lived in Henrico Co., VA
Descendent of Scotch-Irish Lemon/Lemmon/Lemen lines.
Descendents of English Layman/Leman lines
Descendent of the Scotch Lamont/Lamon/Lamond lines.

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