Interesting, your mentioning of BROCK from Germany. BROCK is my husband's maternal grandmother, born in East TX to a line of BROCKs that came to TX before 1870 from Mississippi, having been in Georgia and South and North Carolina. The most distant ancestor we have is Henry BROCK b circa 1800 in SC we think, probably born earlier...wife Unknown..son Robert Moses BROCK b abt 1825-28 in Georgia is my husband's gg grandfather, married 1850 in MS to Charitie Ann EVANS.
What all this has to do with TENBROECK / TEN BROECK I do not know yet, but we have male line Y-DNA tested our BROCKs and compared what we know with the genealogy of our exact to close DNA matches. The line does prove to have come out of Germany and/or Switzerland on the various branches...from Frederick and Rudolph, and there is a Ruben.
But I also Family Finder 'cousin matching' tested my husband and one of his 5th to remote cousin matches has Peter TEN BROECK ADAMS in their family tree. This may be a bloodline of interest in the cousin relationship.
As it turns out, I also have mtDNA and Family Finder cousin tested my mother and ..no doubt due to hers and my husband's old Colonial lines...there are multiple cousin matches that are common to both of them...however their own kinship is more distant than the FF test handles, because they don't show up as cousins to each other, but of course they must be in the distant past.
One of the good possibilities for a line that ties my husband and my mother is my Mother's maternal line of McLAIN (by all spellings, we Y-DNA tested in Clan MacLEAN project).
There are so far 2 genetic McLAINs / McLEANs who are Y-DNA matches to Mother on the McLAIN line (we tested her male cousin)...and also are showing up as close cousins to my husband on the FAmily Finder test. A tangled web.
The same individual who is a cousin match to my husband and has the Peter TEN BROECK ADAMS in his tre also has a line of MacLEAN in the tree, and wouldn't you know it, at least one generation is shown as coming from Scotland (of course) to PRince Edward Island Canada.....which by coincidence is where we discovered we had a MacLEAN / McLEAN Y-DNA match that is almost exact on 67 markers and retains a very close kinship on 111 markers.
Since the TEN BROECK folks were in Canada and NY area, and one of our excellent DNA matches was in PEIsland Canada and into Massachusetts, I'd say where there is smoke, there is fire. I'd sure like to be able to learn more and how these famlies might be connected to my husband's BROCKs and my mother's McLAINs.
My maternal grandmother is McLAIN b 1900 AR, on a line that tracks back to West TN (Weakley Co TN)arriving in West TN apparently before 1823, having been in Gallatin Co IL 1817-1820 timeframe, and in East / Middle TN earlier, but in Adair Co KY just before 1800. We have a brick wall with my gggg grandfather Charles McLAIN b abt 1780 to ? in ? and married Elizabeth UNK and died 1846 Weakley Co TN...after which branches of the family scattered into AR and MO primarily. My branch was from son Charles (Jr) b abt 1805 in TN most likely, who came to Lawrence Co AR before the 1850 census. So Mother's lines headed south from wherever they landed on America's shores...but at least one branch went to PEI. Other good McLAIN DNA matches were tracked back to MD, VA and NJ and PA in early to mid 1700s in general.
Anyone with any thoughts or clues, would love to hear from you....
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