African American DNA Research Forum
DNA Puzzle Solved ?????
A recent match on AncestryDNA and the "new" feature for shared matches MAY have solved a long standing belief of mine. The match shared a surname, LAFORCE, and a family tree that connects to my earliest documented American ancestor of African origin. The match is at the 5th-8th, or distant cousin, with a confidence level of moderate.
This person's ancestor is a sibling of Rene LAFORCE II, my ancestor Betty/Bess, her children and grandchildren, 13 in number, were "enslaved" by the family of Rene II & Agnes (Moseby) LAFORCE. The family, including their slaves were captured in the British and Shawnee Indian raid of Martin's Station, KY in June of 1780.
The LAFORCE family tried for the better part of 30 years in attempting to regain their slaves from the British & Canadian governments leading me to believe their was more to it than a slave/master relationship..... that there was a familial relationship.
I have included some documents and a DNA link for review. My lineage is Betty/Bess-Hannah-(K)Candis- Rachael- Susannah...........
Any thoughts? Do you think I'm on the right track?
Desc. Listing Betty/Bess-Art Thomas
LaForce Slave Listing
Letter For Geo. Washington's signature note: P.S.
Draper Manuscript Intervew #1
Draper Manuscript Interview #2