John, perhaps born circa 1630 in England, appears first in Northampton County, VA and then lived for a couple of years in the portion that became Accomack Co. He is the earliest known ancestor of this Townsend family group. He married and moved his family to Snow Hill, Somerset Co., Maryland in the mid-1660s.
This group includes the Solomon of Anson Co., North Carolina sub-group.
Background Information and Comments
The Haplogroup is R-M420 [old R1a1a.]
Relationships of those tested.
#13580 Stanley is the uncle of #5896 Buell
# 22260 is only one marker different than the others at 389/2 as 389/2 is the sum of 389/i and 389/ii
Bennett Greenspan of Family Tree DNA in response to a question wrote: "There is no doubt that all of the men in this summary are closely related; especially the 4 who have 7's at DYS 459a. Of the nearly 20,000 people we have tested only .9 of 1% have a 7 at that position. Couple that together with the unusual 17 that all of these men have at DYS 19 and it drops to 7 men, 4 of whom are in this group (and 2 from a scientific study of Dr. Hammer)."
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