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Re: Mauck Family California
Posted by: Mark Wilson (ID *****0371) Date: August 11, 2005 at 16:33:12
In Reply to: Re: Mauck Family California by Doug Mauck of 321

Many of these families are so intertwined in the old days it the broader DNA sense it probably doesn't mean much. I wish we had a measure for our complete DNA instead of just paternal. It would interesting to at least check out the mitrochondrial DNA from the female side.

I have a had a couple of near matches with Wilson's. I assume they are from the same false paternity line as me. I've been keeping touch with those people to try to help narrow my search down. Wilson is so common anything to help narrow the search down is helpful.

They are actually leading back to the Mecklenburg County, NC area where I live now. I didn't know of I had any DNA attachment to the area. It was settled early so it does make some sense. My wife has Scots-Irish roots to the same place.

My family found out some time ago that where related to a prominent VA family through an illegitmate child. It bothered some of the older folks but history is not always pretty. We were also a family divided by the Civil War. Having yankee roots would not have been appreciated in my very Confederate home town. I would not be surprised that something like that influenced the Wilson last name. Currently I have a theory that Mauck's were Quaker or Mennonite Abolitionists in my family's region.
Being of abolitionist blood would be a very dangerous thing to admit to in southern VA until recently.

Good luck with your hunt


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