James Brown (Y-DNA)
Completed as of October 6, 2020:
- Recruiting additional descendants of James Brown for further SNP testing - anyone interested in submitting their DNA for testing should contact Raymond T. Wing (email: wing.genealogist AT gmail DOT com)
- Predicted to fall under R-L2 based on 111 STR marker test of a descendant.
Still to do as of October 6, 2020
- NGS/WGS test for subclade under R-L2.
Parentage of James Brown
John Brown(e) was born about 1591 and died at Rehoboth 10 Apr 1662. He married by about 1616 to Dorothy _____ who died at Swansea 27 Jan 1673/4 "being the ninety and eighth year of her age or thereabouts". They had three children (daughter Mary and sons James & John).
James Brown was born before 1627 and died at Swansea 29 Aug 1710. He married about 1655 to Lydia Howland. They had seven children; two daughters and five sons (James (II), Nathaniel, Jabez, Joseph and Hezekiah.
Josiah Brown, apparently never married.
Joseph Brown never married
- Anderson, The Great Migration I:420-429
- based on estimated date of marriage.
- Published Rehoboth VRs p. 804
- The Great Migration I:426
- Published Swansea VRs, p. 26
- He appeared on the Able to Bear arms list of 1643, so was at least age 16 at that date.
DNA Results R-L2
Previous Y-DNA testing
The Brown-Browne-Braun DNA Study Project (Group No. 048) had one individual who claims his Most Distant Known Paternal Ancestor (MDKPA) was John Brown 1579-1662. None of the individuals have done any Y-SNP testing and FTDNA simply predicts they fall under R1b-M269. One individual has done 111 Y-STR testing and plugging in his values in the Nevgen Haplogroup Predictor tool comes up with a possibility of the family falling somewhere under R-P312>>U152>L2, but with a low probability score (between 45.85% for the most likely to much less than 1% for others). In addition, the tool stated there is a 43.6% the family falls under an "unsupported clade".
- this group has other close STR matches who list various MDKPAs, but all are somehow closely related to each other.
NGS testing of Y-DNA descendants of John Brown (and ideally descendants of his son, James) would refine the placement of this family.