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Whitney DNA Project Results
Kit#
Lineage or
First Documented
Ancestor
DYS (marker) number H
A
P
L
O
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9
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8
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9
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9
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c
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6
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0
G
A
T
A
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4
Y
C
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II
a
Y
C
A
II
b
4
5
6
6
0
7
5
7
6
5
7
0
C
D
Y
a
C
D
Y
b
4
4
2
4
3
8
5
3
1
5
7
8
3
9
5
S1
a
3
9
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S1
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5
9
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7
6
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6
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John
Standard Haplotype 13 24 15 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 30 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 15 16 17 17 11 12 19 23 15 15 19 17 34 36 11 12 12 9 16 16 8 10 10 8 10 9 12 23 23 16 10 12 12 17 8 12 21 20 13 12 11 13 11 11 12 12
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Henry
Standard Haplotype 13 24 14 11 11 14 12 12 11 13 13 29 16 9 10 11 11 25 14 18 29 15 15 16 16                                                                                    
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Samuel
Standard Haplotype 13 24 14 11 11 16 12 12 12 13 13 29 ? 9 ? 11 11 25 15 19 30 15 15 16 17   11 18 23   15 18 19 39 39 12 12                                                            
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Results

Whitney DNA Project Results
Kit#
Lineage or
First Documented
Ancestor
DYS (marker) number H
A
P
L
O
G
R
O
U
P
3
9
3
3
9
0
1
9
*
3
9
1
3
8
5
a
3
8
5
b
4
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6
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8
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9
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9
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3
9
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9
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4
5
8
4
5
9
a
4
5
9
b
4
5
5
4
5
4
4
4
7
4
3
7
4
4
8
4
4
9
4
6
4
a
4
6
4
b
4
6
4
c
4
6
4
d
4
6
0
G
A
T
A
H
4
Y
C
A
II
a
Y
C
A
II
b
4
5
6
6
0
7
5
7
6
5
7
0
C
D
Y
a
C
D
Y
b
4
4
2
4
3
8
5
3
1
5
7
8
3
9
5
S1
a
3
9
5
S1
b
5
9
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5
3
7
6
4
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4
7
2
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6
S1
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1
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5
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8
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Group 1 - Descendants of Richard Whitney of Morton Say, Shropshire
15515
Richard, Richard, ... 14 24 15 11 11 14 12 12 11 13 13 30 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 15 15 16 17 11 12 19 23 15 15 19 18 34 36 11 12                                                            
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Group 2 - Descendants of Charles Whitney of Yardley Hastings, Nothamptonshire
81706
Charles, Alfred, ... 13 24 14 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 30 18 9 10 11 12 25 15 19 29 15 15 17 17                                                                                    
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Group 3 - Descendants of Thomas Whitney of Westminster, England & son John Whitney of Watertown, Massachusetts
John
Standard Haplotype 13 24 15 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 30 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 15 16 17 17 11 12 19 23 15 15 19 17 34 36 11 12 12 9 16 16 8 10 10 8 10 9 12 23 23 16 10 12 12 17 8 12 21 20 13 12 11 13 11 11 12 12
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  Descendants of John's son John
5801
John, John, John, ... 13 24 15 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 30 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 15 16 17 17 11 12 19 23 15 14 19 17 34 36 11 12 12 9 16 16 8 10 10 8 10 9 12 23 23 16 10 12 12 18 8 12 21 21 13 12 11 13 11 11 12 12
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10178
John, John, Nathaniel, ... 13 24 15 11 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 30                                                                                                              
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  Descendants of John's son Richard
75596
John, Richard, Ebenezer, ... 13 24 15 10 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 30 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 15 17 17 18 11 12 19 23 15 15 20 17 34 36 11 12                                                            
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174998
John, Richard, Ebenezer, ... 13 24 15 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 30 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 15 16 17 17 11 12 19 23 15 15 19 17 34 36 11 12 12 9 16 16 8 10 10 8 10 9 12 23 23 16 10 12 12 17 8 12 21 20 13 12 11 13 11 11 12 12
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5581
John, Richard, Richard, ... 13 24 15 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 30 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 30 15 16 17 17 11 12 19 23 15 15 19 17 34 36 11 12 12 9 16 16 8 10 10 8 10 9 12 23 23 16 10 12 12 17 8 12 21 20 13 12 11 13 11 11 12 12
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15118
Calvin Whitney 13 24 15 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 30 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 30 15 16 17 17 11 12 19 23 15 15 20 18 34 36 11 12 12 9 16 16 8 11 10 8 10 9 12 23 23 16 10 12 12 17 8 12 21 20 13 13 11 13 11 11 12 12
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  Descendants of John's son Thomas
5736
John, Thomas, Thomas, ... 13 24 15 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 30 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 16 16 17 17 11 12 19 23 15 15 19 17 34 36 11 12 12 9 16 16 8 10 10 8 10 9 12 23 23 15 10 12 12 17 8 12 21 20 13 12 11 13 11 11 12 12
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23123
John, Thomas, Thomas, ...1 13 24 15 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 30 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 15 16 17 17 11 12 19 23 15 15 19 17 34 36 11 12 12 9 16 16 8 10 10 8 10 9 12 20 23 16 10 12 12 18 8 12 21 20 13 12 11 13 11 11 12 12
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89139
John, Thomas, Thomas, ...1 13 24 15 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 30                                                                                                              
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89138
John, Thomas, Thomas, ... 13 24 15 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 30 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 15 16 17 17 11 12 19 23 15 15 19 17 34 36 11 12 12 9 16 16 8 10 10 8 10 9 12 23 23 16 10 12 12 17 8 12 21 20 13 12 11 13 11 11 12 12
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73668
John, Thomas, Thomas, ... 13 24 15 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 30 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 15 16 17 17 11 12 19 23 15 15 19 17 34 35 11 12 12 9 16 16 8 10 10 8 10 9 12 23 23 16 10 12 12 17 8 12 21 20 13 12 11 13 11 11 12 12
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8102
John, Thomas, Eleazer, ... 13 24 15 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 30 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 15 15 16 17 11 12 19 23 15 15 18 17 34 36 11 12                                                            
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8223
John, Thomas, Eleazer, ... 13 24 15 10 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 30 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 15 15 16 17 11 12 19 23 15 15 19 17 34 36 11 12                                                            
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82140
Samuel,Benjamin, ... 13 24 15 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 30 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 14 15 16 17 11 12 19 23 15 15 19 17 34 36 11 12 12 9 16 16 8 10 10 8 10 9 12 23 23 16 10 12 12 17 8 12 21 20 13 12 11 13 11 11 12 12
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159574
John, Thomas, Isaiah, ... 13 24 15 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 30 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 15 16 17 17 11 12 19 23 15 15 19 16 34 37 11 12 12 9 16 16 8 10 10 8 10 9 12 23 23 16 10 12 12 17 8 12 21 20 13 13 11 13 11 11 12 11
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  Descendants of John's son Jonathan (no descendants yet tested)
  Descendants of John's son Joshua (no descendants yet tested)
  Descendants of John's son Benjamin
96513
John, Benjamin, Joshua, ... 13 24 15 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 30 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 14 15 16 16 11 11 19 23 15 15 19 17 34 36 11 12 12 9 16 16 8 10 10 8 10 9 12 23 23 16 10 12 12 17 8 12 21 20 13 12 11 13 11 11 12 12
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10784
John, Benjamin, Joshua, ... 13 24 15 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 30 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 15 16 17 17 11 12 19 23 15 15 19 17 34 36 11 12 12 9 16 16 8 10 10 8 10 9 12 23 23 16 10 12 12 17 8 12 21 20 13 12 11 13 11 11 12 12
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14212
John, Benjamin, Jonathan, ... 13 24 15 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 30                                                                                                              
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55628
John, Benjamin, Nathaniel, Nathan, Nathan, ... 13 24 15 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 30 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 15 16 17 17                                                                                    
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37765
John, Benjamin, Nathaniel, Isaac, Phineas, ... 13 24 15 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 30 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 15 15 16 17 11 12 19 23 15 15 19 17 34 36 11 12 12 9 16 16 8 10 10 8 10 9 12 23 23 16 10 12 12 17 8 12 21 20 13 12 11 13 11 11 12 12
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20499
John, ?Benjamin, Josiah, ... 13 24 15 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 30 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 15 16 17 17 11 12 19 23 15 15 19 17 33 36 11 12                                                            
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95381
John, Benjamin, John, Samuel, Ebenezer, Daniel, ... 13 24 15 11 11 14 12 12 13 13 13 30                                                                                                              
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104293
John, Benjamin, John, Samuel, Ebenezer, Samuel, ... 13 24 15 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 30                                                                                                              
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127350
John, Benjamin, John, Samuel, Ebenezer, Daniel, Robert, ... 13 24 15 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 30                                                                                                              
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87023
John, Benjamin, John, Samuel, Ebenezer, Ebenezer, ... 13 24 14 11 12 15 12 12 12 13 13 29                                                                                                              
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120390
John Seth Whitney 13 24 15 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 30 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 15 16 17 17 11 12 19 23 15 15 19 17 34 36 11 12 12 9 16 16 8 10 10 8 10 9 12 23 23 16 10 12 12 17 8 12 21 21 13 12 11 13 11 11 12 12
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  Descendants of John, lineage unknown
90828
Josiah Whitney 13 24 15 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 30 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 15 16 17 17 11 12 19 23 15 15 19 17 34 36 11 12 12 9 16 16 8 10 10 8 10 9 12 23 23 16 10 12 12 17 8 12 21 20 13 12 11 13 11 11 12 13
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76691
Thomas L. Whitney 13 24 15 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 30 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 15 16 17 17 11 12 19 23 15 15 19 17 34 36 11 12 12 9 16 16 8 10 10 8 10 9 12 23 23 16 10 12 12 18 8 12 21 20 13 12 11 13 11 11 12 12
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W5BXS
William Whitney 13 24 15 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 30 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 15 16 17 17                                                                                    
Unk
49858
13 24 15 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 30 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 15 16 17 17                                                                                    
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59175
William Whitney 13 24 15 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 30 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 15 16 17 17                                                                                    
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11533
James Whitney 13 24 15 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 30 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 15 16 17 17 11 12 19 23 15 15 18 17 34 36 11 12 12 9 16 16 8 10 10 8 10 9 12 23 23 16 10 12 12 17 8 12 21 20 13 12 11 13 11 11 12 12
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75443
John?, Morden Whitney 13 24 15 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 30 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 27 15 16 17 17 11 12 19 23 15 15 19 17 34 36 11 12 12 9 16 16 8 10 10 8 10 9 12 23 23 16 10 12 12 17 8 12 21 20 13 12 11 13 11 11 12 12
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53461
Jeremiah Whitney 13 24 15 11 11 14 12 12 13 13 13 30 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 15 16 17 17                                                                                    
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84445
13 24 15 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 30 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 15 16 17 17 11 12 19 23 15 15 20 17 34 36 11 12 12 9 16 16 8 10 10 8 10 9 12 23 23 16 10 12 12 17 8 12 21 20 13 12 11 13 11 11 12 12
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5747
John Whitney 13 24 15 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 30                                                                                                              
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75549
William Whitney 13 24 15 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 30                                                                                                              
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5761
John, ... 13 24 15 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 30                                                                                                              
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8115
John, ... 13 24 15 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 30                                                                                                              
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6351
John, ... 13 24 15 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 30 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 15 16 17 17 11 12 19 23 15 15 19 17 34 36 11 12 12 9 16 16 8 10 10 8 10 9 12 23 23 16 10 12 12 17 8 12 21 20 13 12 11 13 11 11 12 12
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N25497
13 24 15 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 30 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 15 16 17 17 11 12 19 23 15 15 19 17 35 36 11 12 12 9 16 16 8 10 10 8 10 10 12 23 23 16 10 12 12 17 8 12 21 20 13 12 11 13 11 11 12 12
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N26272
13 24 15 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 30                                                                                                              
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93245
Chauncey, Smith, ... 13 24 15 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 30 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 15 16 17 17                                                                                    
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96217
13 24 15 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 30 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 15 16 17 17 11 11 19 23 15 15 20 18 34 36 11 12 12 9 16 16 8 10 10 8 10 9 12 23 23 16 10 12 12 17 8 12 21 20 13 12 11 13 11 11 12 12
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N55685
13 24 15 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 30 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 15 16 17 17                                                                                    
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106339
13 24 15 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 30                                                                                                              
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136195
13 24 15 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 30 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 15 16 17 17 11 12 19 23 15 15 19 17 34 36 11 12                                                            
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93109
  13 24 15 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 30 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 15 16 17 17 11 12 19 23 15 15 19 17 34 36 11 12 12 9 16 16 8 10 10 8 10 9 12 23 23 16 10 12 12 17 8 12 21 20 13 12 11 13 11 11 12 12
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163139
  13 24 15 10 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 30 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 14 16 17 17 11 12 19 23 15 15 19 17 34 36 11 12 12 9 16 16 8 10 10 8 11 9 12 23 23 16 10 12 12 17 8 12 21 20 13 12 11 12 11 11 12 12
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218075
  13 24 15 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 30                                                                                                              
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Group 4 - Descendants of Henry Whitney of Long Island, New York
Henry
Standard Haplotype 13 24 14 11 11 14 12 12 11 13 13 29 16 9 10 11 11 25 14 18 29 15 15 16 16                                                                                    
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5727
Henry, John, Nathan, ... 13 24 14 11 11 14 12 12 11 13 13 29                                                                                                              
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126108
Henry, John, Nathan, ... 13 24 14 11 11 14 12 12 11 13 13 29 16 9 10 11 11 25 14 18 29 15 16 16 16                                                                                    
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5592
Henry, John, Nathan, ... 13 24 14 11 11 14 12 12 11 13 13 29 16 9 10 11 11 25 14 18 29 15 15 16 16                                                                                    
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24741
Henry, John, Richard, ... 13 24 15 11 11 14 12 12 11 13 13 29 16 9 10 11 11 25 14 18 29 15 15 16 16                                                                                    
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89021
Isaac?, Isaac 'Ike', ... 13 24 14 11 11 15 12 12 11 13 13 29                                                                                                              
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154110
  13 24 14 11 11 14 12 12 11 13 13 29                                                                                                              
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Group 5 - Descendants of Samuel Whitney of Bermuda
Samuel
Standard Haplotype 13 24 14 11 11 16 12 12 12 13 13 29   9   11 11 25 15 19 30 15 15 16 17   11 18 23   15 18 19 39 39 12 12                                                            
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13513
Samuel, David, Joshua, ... 13 24 14 11 11 16 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 30 15 15 16 17 11 11 18 23 17 15 18 19 39 39 12 12                                                            
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122045
Hiram, Isaac, ... 13 24 14 11 11 16 12 12 12 13 13 29 18 9 11 11 11 25 15 19 30 15 15 16 17 11 11 18 23 16 15 17 19 38 39 12 12                                                            
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92676
Hiram, Elhannan, ... 13 24 14 11 11 16 12 12 12 13 13 29 18 9 11 11 11 25 15 19 30 15 15 16 17 12 11 18 23 16 15 18 19 39 39 12 12 11 9 15 16 8 10 10 8 9 10 12 23 23 17 11 12 12 15 8 12 22 20 13 12 11 13 11 11 12 12
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112008
Hiram, Elhannan, ... 13 24 14 11 11 16 12 12 12 13 13 29 18 9 11 11 11 25 15 19 30 15 15 16 17 12 11 18 23 16 15 18 19 39 39 12 12                                                            
R1b1a2
119842
Harry W., Harry, ... 13 24 14 11 11 16 12 12 12 13 13 29 18 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 30 15 15 16 17 11 11 18 23 16 15 18 18 37 39 12 12 11 9 15 16 8 10 10 8 9 10 12 23 23 17 11 12 12 15 8 12 22 20 13 12 11 13 11 11 12 12
R1b1a2
203151
John H., Charles G., Milton J., Charles K.,... 13 24 14 11 11 16 12 12 12 13 13 29 18 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 30 15 15 16 17 11 11 18 23 16 15 18 19 39 39 12 12 11 9 15 16 8 10 10 8 9 10 12 23 23 17 11 12 12 15 8 12 22 20 13 12 11 13 11 11 12 12
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209694
Hiram, Wayman C., Wayman, Roy Hillman Sr.,... 13 24 14 11 11 16 12 12 12 13 13 29 18 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 30 15 15 16 17 12 11 18 23 16 15 18 19 38 40 12 12                                                            
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215846
possibly Daniel, Darling L., Elvin Hanson, Roy H., Sr.,... 13 24 14 11 11 16 12 12 12 13 13 29 18 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 30 15 15 16 17 12 11 18 23 16 15 18 19 39 39 12 12                                                            
R1b1a2
221377
Joseph, probably Wade H., Joseph, Nathaniel Green, Dock, A. G.,... 14 24 14 11 11 16 12 12 12 13 13 29 18 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 30 15 15 16 17 12 11 18 23 16 15 18 19 39 39 12 12                                                            
R1b1a2
218758
Lovet T., Fielding, Elijah F., Jessie Mike, Freeman T., James Howard,... 13 24 14 11 11 16 12 12 12 14 13 30 18 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 30 15 15 16 17 11 11 18 23 16 15 18 19 38 39 12 12                                                            
R1b1a2
237050
Francis, Arthur J., Stephen, Rufus L., John Lester,... 13 24 14 11 11 16 12 12 12 13 13 29 18 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 30 15 15 16 17 12 11 18 23 16 15 18 19 39 40 12 12                                                            
R1b1a2
 
Group 6 - Descendants of William Underwood Whitney of Hereford
7573
William, William, ... 13 25 14 11 11 13 12 12 11 13 13 29                                                                                                              
R1b1a2
 
Group 7 - Unconnected Lines
PW7UZ
Whitney of Brattleboro, VT 12 24 13 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 29 15 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 30 14 15 15 16                                                                                    
R1b
122922
  12 24 14 10 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 26 14 18 29 15 15 16 17 11 10 19 23 15 15 19 17 36 38 12 12 11 9 15 16 8 10 10 8 10 10 12 23 23 16 10 12 12 16 8 12 22 20 15 12 11 13 11 11 12 12
R1b1a2
60990
Charles Andrew (Safford) Whitney 13 23 14 10 14 15 11 15 11 12 11 28 16 8 9 8 11 23 16 20 28 12 14 15 16                                                                                    
I1
N95313
  13 23 14 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 29                                                                                                              
R1b1a2
89035
[John, John, Joseph, ...] 13 23 14 11 11 15 12 12 13 13 13 28                                                                                                              
R1b1a2
80378
[John, John, Joseph, ...] 13 23 14 11 11 15 12 12 13 13 13 28 19 9 9 11 11 25 15 20 30 14 15 16 17 11 11 19 23 16 16 18 17 37 38 13 12                                                            
R1b1a2
A2334
  13 24 13 10 16 17 11 12 12 13 11 30 15 8 9 11 11 26 14 19 32 16 16 17 17                                                                                    
E1b1b1
126568
  13 24 14 10 11 13 12 12 12 13 13 29 18 9 10 11 11 24 15 19 31 15 15 17 17 10 11 19 23 15 15 15 16 35 42 12 12                                                            
R1b1a2
7666
Milton Whitney 13 24 14 11 11 14 12 12 11 13 11 30 15 9 10 11 11 26 14 20 31 12 15 15 16 11 13 19 23 16 15 18 18 36 38 12 11                                                            
R1a1a
79492
Harry Earl Whitney 13 24 14 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 12 30 18 9 10 11 11 26 15 19 29 15 15 17 17                                                                                    
R1b1a2
164102
  13 24 14 11 11 15 12 12 12 14 13 30 16 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 16 16 16 16 11 10 19 23 15 15 19 18 36 36 13 12 11 9 15 16 8 10 10 8 11 10 12 23 23 17 10 12 12 14 8 12 22 21 16 12 11 13 11 11 12 12
R1b1b
55440
Eugene Levi Whitney 13 25 14 10 12 14 12 12 12 13 13 29                                                                                                              
R1b1a2
182216
  13 25 14 11 11 15 12 12 12 13 13 29 18 9 10 11 11 25 14 19 29 15 15 17 17 10 11 19 23 15 14 17 17 36 39 12 12 11 9 15 16 8 10 10 8 10 10 12 23 23 16 10 12 12 14 8 12 22 20 14 12 11 13 11 11 12 12
R1b1a2a1a1
 
Group 8 - Waiting on Initial Results
132151
                                                                                                                                       
 
1
                                                                                                                                       
 

Notes:
1 These test results are for the same individual. See pages for details.

Project Goals

Based upon traditional research methods, we believe that there are at least three large families of Whitneys in the United States along with potentially many other much smaller groupings. These three main branches, descendants of immigrant John Whitney of Watertown, descendants of Henry Whitney of Long Island, and descendants of Samuel Whitney of Bermuda may or may not have been related in the generations before they came to the new world.

Goal 1 - Determine standard "signature" DNA profiles for John, Henry, and Samuel - COMPLETE

This will tell us if these groupings are related or not, and once we have them, will allow us to inform unconnected individuals who are tested which group they belong to.

Goal 2 - Identify where DNA changes occurred to assist "unconnected" Whitneys (people descended from ancestors with the Whitney surname who cannot link to one of the known family lines) in determining where they probably connect.

Goal 3 - Find descendants with known origins in specific England localities to help in determining where the immigrants originated from

The DNA project will try to establish benchmark Y-DNA profiles of each of the four lines. If the lines are related, we will find that the Y-DNA is the same for all of the related lines. If the Y-DNA is off by one marker, there may well have been a mutation back in the past, which may enable us to differentiate the different lines, even if they are related. If the Y-DNA is different by more than 2 markers, the lines are not related (or at least not closely enough to matter).

How does DNA Testing Work?

First, a quick overview of how all of this DNA stuff works. Each time a child is conceived, he or she inherits an X chromosome from the mother, and either an X or a Y chromosome from the father. If the child receives an X from the father, then it has two X chromosomes (XX) and develops into a daughter, but if the child gets a Y from the father (XY), it develops as a son. This is the reason that the Y chromosome is used for DNA studies - it comes from the father to the son with no mixing from the mother.

Now think of the Y chromosome as a huge computer program - a program that is turned on and off at various times in the lifetime of the individual, and on and off at different places in the body (the program code to build liver cells does not need to be activated in the foot, for example). During development, the Y chromosome is what causes the changes which result in a boy instead of a girl. During any generation, there could be a random copying mistake made in the DNA. If this mistake causes a problem in a critical area, the child may have a disease or birth defect, or if very severe, may be stillborn.

Now in this large computer program, there are 'junk' areas which don't really do anything useful. If a change happens here, there is no harm done to the baby. Scientists have found such areas where a pattern seems to repeat over and over. Imagine something like this: "EndOfLastProgramCodeDubbaDubbaDubbaDubbaStartOfNextCode". See the "Dubba" repeat there? There are 4 repeats of "Dubba", and so if this spot was given a label, the value would be listed as "4".

There are now 67 places where scientists have found repeats like this, and they have been given names like "DYS 393", and they have found that people can have 12, 13, 14, etc. repeats at this spot. On rare occasions, when a father transmits his genetic information on to a child, the number of repeats can be copied incorrectly, so a father may have 11 repeats while the son only has 10 repeats.

By analyzing a number of descendants of John Whitney, for example, we have been able to see what the most common value is at each of the 67 markers and designate this as the immigrant John Whitney's "signature" profile - the values at these markers that we believe that he had. By comparing the random changes in these values with known lines of descent, we can estimate where those changes likely occurred. Once we know this, we can assist people with unconnected Whitney lineages in determining where they should concentrate their research.

How do I Participate?

We have selected FamilyTreeDNA to act as our lab for the testing. They offer 12-marker, 25-marker, 37-marker, and even 67-marker DNA testing. The cost for the 12-marker test is $99, a group rate available to projects like this one. Since they retain your DNA samples at their lab, it is possible to upgrade to a higher level test if you decide to learn more. We will be starting with the 12-marker test first in the interest of economy and because it will show if there is the likelihood of a common ancestor. If you participate, you will be able to sign up directly for the project and pay for the testing kit by credit card (even if you live outside the US).

To do the testing, first we will need contributions of DNA from males who are in direct line back as far as we have good records. I would like at least 3 from each line, as distant from each other as possible but within the line. Once we have established a benchmark Y-DNA profile for the line, it will be possible for any male, connected or not, who thinks he is in the direct line from any Whitney ancestor, to determine if he is, and if the lines are not all related, to which line. If all of the lines are related to each other, however, the best this test will do is to indicate that he is a part of the family. It cannot differentiate unless there is either a mutation or an unrelated line. Unfortunately, this does not work for the women. Y-DNA is only transmitted father to son.

To participate, at least at this early phase, please contact the Group Administrator, Whitney Keen for your access code to become a participant. You will receive a copy of your profile from FTDNA. Information about your submission and the status of your report will also be available from the Group Administrator. Your genetic information will NOT be available to the general public or to the other participants. Access to your information at Familytreedna.com is password protected. If you choose to allow direct contact between you and other members of the project, you must enclose a signed release form with your submitted sample. Otherwise, all contact with others will be indirect, through me as Group Administrator.

Anyone joining the project who is purchasing the DNA kit themselves and wants to avail themselves of the $99.00 special price should use the following link to access the home page of FamilyTreeDNA.com.

Are We Related?

Markers 0 Differences 1 Difference 2 Differences 3 Differences 4 Differences 5 Differences 6 Differences 7 Differences 8 Differences 9 Differences 10 Differences 11 Differences
12 Related Possibly Related Probably Not Related Not Related Not Related Not Related Not Related Not Related Not Related Not Related Not Related Not Related
25 Related Related Probably Related Probably Not Related Not Related Not Related Not Related Not Related Not Related Not Related Not Related Not Related
37 Very Tightly Related Tightly Related Related Related Probably Related Possibly Related Not Related Not Related Not Related Not Related Not Related Not Related
67 Very Tightly Related Tightly Related Related Related Probably Related Possibly Related Not Related Not Related Not Related Not Related Not Related Not Related
111 Very Tightly Related Tightly Related Tightly Related Related Related Related Probably Related Probably Related Possibly Related Possibly Related Possibly Related Not Related

Cladogram

Another way of viewing the information is to create a Cladogram. These charts determine an interconnection of all the DNA signatures using the minimal number of mutations (rule of parsimony). It may or may not accurately depict ancestor-descendant relationships that a genuine tree would show, but it is useful, however, for evaluating potential relationships.

This chart was created using a free phylogenetic network software program offered by Fluxus Engineering http://www.fluxus-engineering.com/sharenet.htm. This program determines the simplest configuration which has the least number of interconnections or mutations. In the chart shown below, the large yellow circle in the center a number of descendants of the immigrant John Whitney who share his DNA signature. Radiating out from the central circle are spokes which connect to smaller circles. These circles are men whose haplotype is different from John's haplotype by one or more mutations. The black number beside each circle represents FTDNA kit number. Some of these have been replaced with a name, such as "MRTNSY" for the line from Morton Say, England. This style of charting nicely identifies the "modal" (meaning most common) haplotype and the mutations which radiate away from that haplotype.

WhitneyCladogram.jpg

Relationship Tree

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Haplogroups

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