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M LaVan (#48277551)
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Judy Murphy
RE: Lena Hamilton
Murcile, my grandmother told us that her family had strong American Indian ties but when I did the DNA test, nothing showed up. Mine is 100% European. Mine is 49% Ireland, 19% Italy/Greece, 15% Scandinavian

Ancestry said that each sibling has a "different" DNA! I was so surprised at that revelation.

My brother also did DNA test which just came in today. His is 35% Ireland, 27% Italy/Greece, 21% Scandanivian. No Indian showed up in his results either!

Added by Judy Murphy on Sep 05, 2017 6:57 PM

Judy Murphy
Lena Hamilton
Murcile I noticed on her memorial page there seemed to be a question of her ethnicity. She most definitely appears to be Native American.

In a 1910 Census of Trinity Co. she is shown living in the household of her grandmother Martha Wagnor, her mother listed as "Gus" Boatright, age 24, Cora Wagnor, age 20, Minnie Thompson, age 5 and Lena Boatright, age 4. Other record lists "Gus" as Augusta.
I googled African Americans named Boatright and found Cinthia Boatright, born 1833; Yedra Boatright, born 1864 and Joseph Boatright, born 1867.
I came across a listing entitled "CHOCTAW ROLL, CITIZENS BY BLOOD" and listed are
1) Joseph Boatright age 34, Blood 1/8th
2) Ruth I. Boatright age 11, blood 1/16th
3) Viola M. Boatright age 9, blood 1/16th
4) Eva J. Boatright age 7, blood 1/16th
5) Robert E. W. Boatright age 5, blood 1/16th
6) Martha Louzena Boatright, age 2, blood 1/16th

I may be way off base but thought you might be interested. At least it is perhaps a starting point for you to research.

Added by Judy Murphy on Aug 26, 2017 10:20 PM

Deb
RE: FAG Memorial #98695206 Charles Hamilton
By the time I went thru my emails I found that you did indeed send me a proper link back to name you wished transferred. Sorry it too me so long to find it.

You have added some lovely photos to the names you manage so I know you will take good care of this name as well!

Added by Deb on Jul 09, 2015 1:03 PM

 
 

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