This is an update of previous postings about getting DNA testing of Morrow lines. Thus far, there have been seven responses, six of which have male Morrow's for donor DNA samples. I'll be emailing these folks, to see if they are still interested, but we still need more male Morrow donors so the price will be lower and the different lines more defined. And if enough donors occur, we can move into female DNA testing.
For those new to DNA testing, this group will begin with (1)
documenting potential DNA donors to see which Morrow line they descend from, (2)choosing a lab (3)then cheek swabs (painless) mailed to whichever lab we choose, (4) testing occurs, then charts will be prepared showing whose DNA matches,(6) results mailed to donors (7) results may or may not be posted on this forum, that issue will be decided amoung the group, but I favor posting.
The charts will show basically, how many generations back to a "common ancestor", this ranges from 4 to 12 or more,
using 25 years per generation. Whichever line your DNA sample falls into determines your ancestry. The best documented line usually is used as a basis for such ancestry. I'm real confident in my documentation back to Robert Morrow d.1823 Rev War Soldier, who is supposed to be the son of "old Samuel Morrow of Spartanburg", whose line goes back to "David of lower Norfolk Co " d1796. "Tennessee Cousins" 1950 by Worth Ray of Ft Worth Tx is used by most Morrow researchers as a basis of lineage, but he didn't document very good and made some mistakes.
Hopefully, DNA testing will answer our questions and end the doubting.
......bill morrow of Tishomingo, Ok
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