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Re: DNA Diagram
In Response To: Re: DNA Diagram ()

Hi Cuz,
Well, I didn't say that Lewis Barr's grandfather "WAS" the first in America. I said he was "MOST PROBABLY" the most recent Mbundu ancestor. I used that terminology because there is a possibility that Lewis Barr's father could have been the most recent. Even if that was the case, then Lewis's grandfather was still a Mbundu who was born in Angola.

I read that many Angolan slaves were really started to be transported in So. Carolina during the early 1700's. Edward Ball gives a time frame of the early 1730's, when the "traffic" greatly increased when he was discussing the story of Angola Amy and the importation of Angolan slaves into Charleston. I think even on the PBS special, that expert in Angola also shared with Dr. Gates and Chris Tucker that his ancestor was likely captured and taken to America during the early 1700's.

Like Chris Tucker, Dr. Kittles confirmed that our most recent Mbundu ancestor was WITHIN 8 generations. I don't know how he determined this, but when I analyzed the family tree and combined it with the time frame when many Mbundu people were starting to be shipped to South Carolina, that analysis made sense, to me. Cousin Ike took the MatriClan test. My uncle took the PatriClan, and from my Uncle to Lewis Barr is 5 generations. Also, Lewis was born approximately around 1780. There is evidence that Lewis was born in South Carolina. Therefore, within the 8-generation range, we were looking at the 6th generation (Lewis's father) or the 7th generation (Lewis's grandfather). The further back, the most likely that the person was definitely a Mbundu born in Angola. Therefore, Lewis Barr's father was PROBABLY the most recent Mbundu ancestor, and Lewis Barr's grandfather was MOST PROBABLY. I hope that makes sense.

Cousin Ike's MatriClan result said he was also a 100% match to the Akan of Ghana, but I don't know if the analysis Dr. Kittles gave for Uncle Sonny is similar to Cousin Ike.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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