Sunday, August 30, 2009
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
DNA Research Pertaining to
As you know most paper sources of information on the early Fannins has been exhausted. Perhaps the continued work with the Fanning DNA Project will one day open a lot of doors for our history. It has already given us some real good insight into several lost branches of the family and has also helped refute some long held mis-information regarding the connection to the Edmund Fanning line of
Even as I write, we are expecting new test results from a Sussex Co., Va. Fannin, who descends from Bryan Fannin, Jr. and Rachel Rottenberry. We recently received the results on a Tallapoosa Co., Alabama Fannin whose family came from
We have also found that two descendants of Middleton Fanning match the other descendants of Bryan Fannin, Sr. of Amelia Co.,
One person has tested who descends from James Fannin(g) of SC. This line is also distantly connected to Chestnut Creek John Fanning & Old Bryan Fannin. This line goes on to Abraham Fannin of
A significant number of the project tests are from descendants of Chestnut Creek John Fanning of Wythe Co.,
Another fascinating aspect of the Fanning DNA Project has been the distant genetic connection between Chestnut Creek John Fanning’s markers, James Fanning’s markers and Bryan Fannin, Sr.’s markers to several Fannings who have roots in
There has always been a question as to the connection of Benoni Fanning of
In addition, we have tests by Fannings from
So you see there is a lot going on in the Fanning DNA Project and much of it relates to the descendants of Bryan & Elizabeth
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Family Tree DNA has been running several special sales on tests each year. Maybe that would help some of you to decide to test. Please go to the Fanning DNA Project webpage for details at: www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/f/fanning.
Allele - A DNA sequence that repeats at a certain locus (plural Loci) or place. The allele value is the number of times the sequence repeats. Pronounced uh-LEEL.
Two Sample Test Results:
Here you will note the two highlighted markers where alleles fail to match:
Loci 393 390 19 391 385a 385b 426 388 439 389-1 392 389-2 |
Test # 1 13 25 14 10 11 13 12 12 12 13 14 29
Test # 2 13 25 12 12 11 13 12 12 12 13 14 29
Haplogroup - A genetic population group associated with early human migrations and which can today be associated with a geographic region. It is important to note that even though female and male haplogroups may have the same letters, their definitions are different.
Edmund’s line l1
A person adopted by Fannins J2
Haplotype - One person's set of values for the markers that have been tested. Two individuals that match exactly on all markers have the same haplotype.
Example from the Fanning DNA Project:
Test Subject’s Name Test # Allele numbers associated with first 12 markers of the DNA sequence
Pat Fannin F-2 13 25 14 10 11 13 12 12 12 13 14 29
Albert Fannin F-4 13 25 14 10 11 13 12 12 12 13 14 29
Albert & Pat Fannin share the same Haplotype and are part of the R1b1b2 haplogroup, which is a common Irish haplogroup.
Best Regards,J Patric Fannin