Saturday Night Genealogy Fun with Randy Seaver (Genea-Musings)
Here's the challenge in Randy's own words:
Provide a list of your paternal grandmother's patrilineal line. Answer these questions:
* What was your father's mother's maiden name?
* What was your father's mother's father's name?
* What is your father's mother's father's patrilineal line? That is, his father's father's father's ... back to the most distant male ancestor in that line?
* Can you identify male sibling(s) of your father's mother, and any living male descendants from those male sibling(s)? If so, you have a candidate to do a Y-DNA test on that patrilineal line. If not, you may have to find male siblings, and their descendants, of the next generation back, or even further.
Here is mine:
My father's mother was Viola Perdue (1897 - 1980), born in Sash, Fannin County, Texas.
My father's mother's father was William Henry Perdue (1868 - 1912), born in Illinois.
His father was Benjamin Franklin Perdue, born abt 1841 in Tennessee.
His father was Atkins Perdue, born about 1800 in North Carolina.
His father was Patram Pardue, born about 1760 in Virginia.
Viola Perdue had 4 brothers:
Roy Haskel Perdue (1894 - unknown) - don't know much about Roy
Doyle Leonard Perdue (1901 - 1984) - one male heir - possibly living
John Franklin Perdue (1903 - 1947) - unknown descendants
Guy Edward Perdue (1906 - 1987) - 3 male heir's - none living
Just goes to show that even on close relatives, I have tons of work to do. I do believe that there is a DNA study already being conducted on Perdue surname (and variants) but I must confess, I've not followed the results.
I love these challenges though, it really makes you focus on what information you have in your research and where the "wholes are".