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Seeking Y-DNA: David Greathouse, Baltimore County, MD
« on: April 01, 2012, 08:38:41 AM »
Greetings,

Many of you are aware of the original documents which have been published in our Greathouse County Project for Baltimore County, MD, available at:

http://greathouse.us/county/md/baltimore/index.htm

There are a few more deeds which will be published soon regarding land obtained by David Greathouse, which he transferred to Elizabeth Greathouse, then when they were preparing to move to Kentucky, Elizabeth transferred the land back to David, who sold the land before they moved to Kentucky. David Greathouse gave an affidavit in court during 1792 John Elder vs Herman Greathouse, Lodwick Wampler. Also Samuel Greathouse witnessed one of the land transfers between David and Elizabeth.

Before we make any further conclusions about the evidence provided in those original documents, I would like to encourage any direct line male descendants of David Greathouse and Pensilla Goodwin to join our Greathouse Surname Y-DNA project for the purpose of obtaining Y-DNA results which would represent David Greathouse, who was a resident of Patapsco Upper Hundred, Baltimore County, MD from about 1787 through 1798, before he moved his family to Mason County, KY.

We do currently have Y-DNA results from two participants representing Samuel Greathouse, which established that Samuel Greathouse was genetically a member of Haplogroup R1b. While we would like to obtain Y-DNA results for Samuel Greathouse through a different son for confirmation, the Y-DNA results we currently have representing Samuel Greathouse strongly suggests that either a non-paternity event occurred in his lineage or he was descended from an immigrant ancestor who did not share a common ancestor with Herman Grothaus, who immigrated to Springfield, Philadelphia County, PA in 1710.

Y-DNA results for descendants of the following Greathouse men, place them in their respective Y-DNA haplogroup:

1) Herman Grothaus, Haplogroup I1
2) Samuel Greathouse, Haplogroup R1b

If you are I1, then you can not share a common ancestor with someone who is R1b.

Obtaining Y-DNA results from male descendants of David Greathouse would help us prove the following scenarios:

1) Was David Greathouse genetically related to Samuel Greathouse?

2) If David Greathouse and Samuel Greathouse were genetically related, provided that Y-DNA results for Samuel and David are a close match [Haplogroup R1b] and they were also the sons of Herman Greathouse, who settled in Baltimore County, MD by 1759, then Herman Greathouse, father of David and Samuel, would have been their common ancestor, who probably arrived as an immigrant about 1759.

3) If David Greathouse and Samuel Greathouse were not genetically related, provided that Y-DNA results for Samuel and David are not a close match [Samuel, Haplogroup R1b; David, Haplogroup I1] and only David Greathouse was the son of Herman Greathouse, who settled in Baltimore County, MD by 1759, then Herman Greathouse, father of David, would share as a common ancestor, Herman Greathouse, who immigrated to Springfield, Philadelphia County, PA in 1710.

4) Regarding Samuel "Brown" Greathouse, among the researchers who have shared their opinions, their working theory would be that Samuel "Brown" Greathouse was the son of a Greathouse daughter, with his father, perhaps a Brown, who retained and used the surname of Greathouse through out his life... which would be a non-paternity event in the lineage of Samuel "Brown" Greathouse.

Therefore, obtaining Y-DNA results from direct line male descendants of David Greathouse of Baltimore County, MD, would be most beneficial in helping us sort out which scenario, stated above, was the case.

If you are a direct line male descendant of David Greathouse and Pensilla Goodwin and you would be interested in participating in our Greathouse Surname Y-DNA Project, by sharing your Y-DNA to represent David Greathouse of Baltimore County, MD, then please contact us by email at: research@greathouse.us


Thanks,
Rick
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