This year was another hard one. You would think after 5 years it would be easier at Christmas not having the Hero with me. I guess not, because I really wasn't motivated to put up the tree. On the other hand I had fun Christmas Eve putting the tree up and decorating it when my son came over. I have to wonder how my grandmothers felt each year after the death of their spouses. Especially my mom's mom who still had 6 children to raise at home and had a need to make holidays as normal as possible.
|Mattie Roberts Whitson 1930|
|Lenorah Gildon Langley 1958|
There were a couple of unexpected Christmas presents. Two responses to my DNA tests.
One was from Gedmatch.com that still has me wondering. "I notice on Gedmatch that your DNA matches my three kits (F#, F#, and F#) on Chromosome 14 between about 69 and 80. The segment is of particular interest to me because the admixture tool Dodecad World9 shows that it contains Native American ethnicity." I can not find the person on Gedmatch myself, nor any information about this statement.
This has been a hope of mine to prove Native American ancestry or disprove it. This is my William B and Mary Burleson Self line. Mary's father is Moses Burleson and his mother's line Weatherford are supposed to of Native American ancestry. Some debate going on here. Then there is William B Self''s mother who is said to be of Native American Indian ancestry... No proofs found here, that I can see. Wish a gene Fairy would come along with real source. Sigh.
The second response was much clearer. A solid match for William Hatcher b 1680 in Virginia .
Both are on my dad's side. Hmmm looks like DNA maybe heavier on the dad's side... or just no one doing my mom's side; time will tell.
Learning about the searches, and different areas of DNA research is a Big learning curve.
Let you know if anything comes forth.