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Re: CHAVIS, John
In Response To: Re: CHAVIS, John ()

B. Johnson,

I have done the AncestrybyDNA analysis. For some reason I've been hesitant to make percentages public information. I'm not sure why I feel that way, because I have no problem putting out haplogroup information. I guess it centers on not wanting to present myself in a 'fragmented' fashion. The analysis did point to significant Native American ancestry, which jibes with the oral history on the paternal side of my family. To test the test I also conducted ABDNA tests on a maternal uncle and a paternal uncle. Both of them showed Native American ancestry too, but there was a much greater contribution on my paternal side. My percentages were close to being an average of theirs, which is what one would expect. The likely Chavers ancestor is on my father's side as are the Enochs, who are the subject of the oral history pointing to Native roots. All of them were in Orange County, NC, an area inhabited by the Eastern Siouan speaking tribes.

I will express my ABDNA result as follows, because I'm more comfortable talking in terms of whole human beings. My analysis is consistent with a person who has one Native American great-grandparent, one European great-grandparent, and six African Great-grandparents, and no East Asian ancestry whatsoever. All of my great-grandparents would have identified as black, but I have given you the gist of it.

18 Dec 2002 :: 14 Nov 2008
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