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Re: Haplogroup I
In Response To: Re: Haplogroup I (M170) ()

My halogroup is also I. I am a descendant of Silas West b. 1832, NC m. Winifred Barefoot, b. abt.1845, NC and resided in Westbrook Township, Sampson County NC. We believe that Lloyd West b. 1799/1800 who lived next door to him was his father, mother unknown, Silas died in 1904 (per an older cousin) before birth and death certificate were issued. We know he was not free, since his name did not show up on the 1850 and 1860 census. He was stated as Mulatto on serveral Census and later his race change to Black.

My brother tested for the WEST Surname, we did not have any other name to go on, only that we are WEST and the test showed that we matched 25 out of 25 markers with 4 other sets of white families.
We matched the families of:
Lloyd West, b, 1799/1800, Sampson County, NC, Lloyd West, father was Willis West b. 1755, NC, Willis West, father was James West b. 1725, NC. Their test matched ours. But they don't want to talk to us. The other white families we are communicating with at the present time.
Johnnie West b. 1870, TX
Edwin Jackson West b. 1836, LA>TX
James West b. 1798, SC>TN>MS

My point is the WEST DNA TEST says we all came originated from the Balkan Island. I would like to ask anyone, where do I go from here with my research? I am told I should continue with the known. As I said before my gg grandmother name is unknown, so I don't where to start looking for her roots. I know this is not unusual, because this happened all the time during the Slavery Era.

Thanks for reading my post, any comments or suggestions are appreciated.


18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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