African American DNA Research Forum
In Response To: Re: Jefferson-Hemings ()
Let's say that a man (let's call him Archibald) married and had 4 sons with his wife. Archibald is said to be the mulatto son of a white President. Let's say that the wife had a secret, extramarital affair, and Archibald was really not the biological father of the 3rd son, who we will call Achilles. This secret was never revealed. Then, years later, DNA was taken from a great-grandson of Achilles, a direct male descendant, to attempt to prove that this particular President fathered Archibald. Of course, there won't be a match. This scenario is quite possible.
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