Re: Pugh Project - Update to Report No. 3
- --- In Tracing_Pugh_Origins@yahoogroups.com, "Jeff Pugh"
> I just posted the updated spreadsheet. There has been quite a bit
> going on. First, I would like give a big thank you to Kline Pugh for
> his work with the Lewis and Ann (??) Pugh line. We are beginning to
> see some trends emerge with regard to mutations at markers that may
> help us identify specific branches within Lineage I. Kline has
> applied his many years of research on this line to begin classifying
> participants according to their DNA results.
> It is believed that a mutation at marker 458 (value=16) likely
> indicates that the participant descends from Willoughby Pugh (1734-
> 1784) and Sarah Bobo. Willoughby was the grandson of Lewis and Ann.
> It is not yet clear whether this mutation occurred at Willoughby's
> birth or at a subsequent generation. This mutation could have
> occurred at the birth of Willoughby's son, Jesse Pugh (1774-1854).
> Kline's work is helping to guide our research in sorting this out.
> There are four participants in Lineage I that show no mutations, on
> at least 37 markers, from the Lewis Pugh modal haplotype. It is as
> yet unclear if these individuals descend from the same son of Lewis.
> It is likely that they do not. We expect to discover that some of
> the mutations that we have identified occurred in the grandson's of
> Lewis or their ancestors. At this time we do not have enough data to
> make a strong statement but have placed these four individuals
> together as possible descendents of John Pugh, another grandson of
> Two participants are known to be descended from Henry Pugh, one of
> Lewis' sons. These participants each show a single mutation but at
> different markers. This would indicate that Henry also shared Lewis'
> DNA profile without mutations and the mutations observed in our two
> participants occurred in subsequent generations. This tells us that
> we need to try very hard to find additional participants that descend
> from Henry. There is much to learn about the descendents of Henry
> One of the things that I am most excited about is the data from our
> two participants that descend from the James M. Pugh line. Both of
> these participants descend from Elijah and Ruth (de St. Julien)
> Pugh. One from their son Isaac and the other from their son Jesse.
> They match on all but one of 37 markers. One shows a value of 15 at
> marker 456 while the other shows a value of 16. I have arbitrarily
> assigned a value of 15 to marker 456 for the James M. Pugh modal
> haplotype. This may change as Lineage IV grows. Other markers in
> the modal may also change as we gain participants that connect at a
> more distant timeframe to the James M. Pugh line.
> Although rather slowly, the picture is beginning to show some
> definition. Lineage I is at the stage where we are attempting to
> define specific branches through the DNA data. This is very
> challenging and requires knowledge of the paper trail evidence.
> Fortunately, both Daniela and Kline have that knowledge and Daniela
> will be traveling to Salt Lake City to do research in the near
> future. The recent developments in the Lewis Pugh line will give
> Daniela additional direction as to how best to spend her research
> Further definition in the Lineage II groups will require additional
> participants. The same is true for the Lineage III groups. It is
> wonderful to see Lineage IV taking off. I am hopeful that others of
> the James M. Pugh line will now join the Project and help us further
> define this important line in American history.
> The two biggest things that I am hoping for and working toward is to
> get some participants from the Hugh Pugh (1712-1754) and Helena Brink
> line and the Ellis Pugh (1656-??) and Sinah (??) line. If anyone is
> able to make a contribution to our general fund at FTDNA that would
> be much appreciated. The use of these funds will help us in our
> recruiting efforts. We may need to look outside of the genealogical
> community to gain the participants that we need and that makes it
> even more challenging. Not only do we have to explain that DNA
> testing will not violate their privacy but we have to explain why in
> the world we even care about our heritage.
> Thank you all for your interest and I cannot tell you how happy I am
> to report these latest results.
i just wanted to let you know that i have been posting
message's on local topix boards,to try and find my uncle jerry pugh.he
is the only male pugh,besides his son orion,that i believe i know.this
is all so interesting!!!if i hear from him,i will try and get him to
participate,as,i believe,i descend from hugh pugh,and helena brink.
keep in touch!