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International Lindsay* DNA Group 11

"Lindsays of Anson County, North Carolina"

The defining term "Lindsays of Anson County, North Carolina" is used in an attempt to establish a basic origin geography for the composite DNA Group 11.

The DNA Group 11 is a grouping composed of six (6) participants.

Stephen Lamar Lindsay is the Group Administrator for DNA Group 11 and can be reached via e-mail by clicking on Steve Lindsay.  Steve is a very knowledgeable researcher for this biological grouping of Lindsays and should be your first contact for questions pertaining to DNA Group 11 genealogies and in the determination of any one of the Most Recent Common Ancestors (MRCA).

Click on DNA Data Spreadsheet to view the DNA marker values for the current participants of DNA Group 11.


I would have been delighted to have informed Round 2 (year 2002) participant L0034 that his DNA was finally matched.   Participant L0034 died July 2003, but I am still delighted to have announced, in his memory, the match of his DNA in April 2005.  The message in this story is simple.  Do not give up in finding your DNA match.  

Participant L0034 (deceased 2003) has two miss-matching markers, out of the original 26 markers, with participant L0071.  It is believed that James Lindsey (1768 Anson Co., NC - 1820 GA) is the Most Recent Common Ancestor (MRCA) for participants L0034 & L0071.  James & Ruth Howard Lindsey had a son John (1805-1833, ancestor of L0071), and a son Clement Lindsey (1814 - 1876 Texas, ancestor of L0034).

Participants L0071, L0088 & L0140 have a perfect match (43 out of 43 markers).  It is believed (but not proven) that the Most Recent Common Ancestor (MRCA) for participants L0071 and L0088 is Edward Lindsey (bef. 1750 - ?) and who married Rachel Stewart.  Edward & Rachel were the parents of William, John, George and James Lindsay/Lindsey.  L0071, L0088 & L0140 have established the modal haplotype for DNA Group 11.

Participant L0117 has three mismatching markers, out of 43 markers, with the modal haplotype of DNA Group 11.

The names of the Most Recent Common Ancestor (MRCA) for many of these Lindsay/Lindsey lineages has not yet been determined, but the participants are currently researching the data for possible merge points.

If you have information, accompanied by the appropriate citations, that demonstrate how any of the Lindsay/Lindsey lineages of DNA Group 11 are connected, please contact Steve Lindsay, Administrator DNA Group 11.


Reference Notes

  1. Proper Analysis of DYS389-1 & DYS389-2 Marker Mutations.

In analyzing the marker values in the table representing this DNA Group, it is important to remember the following in your analysis of loci DYS389-1 and DYS389-2 matches and mismatches.

  1. The loci DYS389-1 and DYS389-2 are two legitimate lengths of DNA but move in tandem.
  2. DYS389-1 refers to the length of only one portion of the DYS389 marker.
  3. DYS389-2 refers to the total length of the DYS389 marker. Therefore, when there is a one step mutation at DYS389-1, it will also appear to be in DYS389-2.
  4. When comparing one individual to another, if the values for two individuals differ by one repeat at DYS389-1, that represents a one-step mismatch.
  5. If the values for the same two individuals differ also by one repeat at DYS389-2, then it should only be counted as one combined mutation for DYS389-1 & DYS389-2.
  6. If the marker values for two individuals differ by one repeat mismatch at DYS389-1 and a two repeat mismatch at DYS389-2, then it should be counted as two separate mismatches or mutations.
  7. There is another and potentially even more confusing situation that could occur at marker DYS389. If the marker values for two individuals differ by one repeat mismatch at DYS389-1 and then a perfect match at DYS389-2 for these same two individuals. This should be counted as two separate marker mismatches since the value mismatch at DYS389-1 was offset by a mutation in the opposite "direction" from the value found at DYS389-2 and appears to cancel out the mutation that occurred at DYS389-1.
  8. However, keep in mind there can be a mutation at DYS389-2 that will not affect the length found at DYS389-1.

End of Reference Notes


Lindsay Code No.: L0034
Surname of Participant: Lindsey
Earliest Known Progenitor: George Lindsey b. ca 1744 Frederick County, VA, d. ca 1807 Anson County, NC, married Margaret Bennett 1764 in Anson County, NC.  George & Margaret had the following children.  Sarah, William, James (1768-1816), John, Rachel, Elizabeth and George Jr.   James Lindsey (1768 Anson Co., NC - 1816 Butts Co., GA) married Ruth Howard.
Lindsay Code No.: L0071
Surname of Participant: Lindsay
Earliest Known Progenitor: John Lindsay b. 1805 NC, d. 1883 Newton County, GA, married Susan Maxey 1827 Newton Co., GA.  It is believed that John Lindsay is the son of James & Ruth Howard Lindsay of Anson County, NC.
Lindsay Code No.: L0088
Surname of Participant:  Lindsey
Earliest Known Progenitor: William Lindsey b. 1777 Queen Anne County, Maryland, d. ca 1850 Henderson Co., TN?, married Elizabeth (maiden name unknown).  Brothers of William was John, George and James Lindsey.  This Lindsey lineage moved from Maryland to Anson County, NC at the time of the American Revolutionary War.
Lindsay Code No.: L0117
Surname of Participant:  Lindsay
Earliest Known Progenitor: William Lindsay b. ca 1797 Donegal, Northern Ireland, d. May 12, 1849 Baltimore, Maryland, married Elizabeth Griffith in Northern Ireland.
Lindsay Code No.:  L0140
Surname of Participant: Lindsay
Earliest Known Progenitor: William Lindsay, b. ?, d. 1801 Anson County, NC, married Rachel (surname unknown).
Lindsay Code No.:  L0191
Surname of Participant: Lindsey
Earliest Known Progenitor: Jesse Lindsey, b. August 22, 1816, d. ?, m. Mary Roberts, 15 April 1845.
* It has been established that the use of the Lindsay surname, throughout this web site, implies all the accepted different spellings of the surname found in the Orthography section. 
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