Tuesday, June 14, 2011

DNA Test Results

DNA seems to be the way to go with this family. The Ames Society was able to contact a 94 year old first cousin to my mom. With the help of the Ames Society, he tested.  The DNA test ruled out  many Ames lines. Adolphus Ames did not match with the Nathaniel Ames of Dane County Wisconsin. This was a big disappointment. Nor did this DNA test match with anyone who tested in the Ames Society.

I have not been able to find the John Ames who signed Adolphus' son into the Civil War and also why since Harvey Campbell was his guardian.

It seems that my Ames who tested with the Ames Society  is minus 2 generations from the other Ames that tested.  The other Ames is descended from a Samuel Ames and Louisa Ames who lived in New Lebanon, Columbia, New York in 1850. This family migrated to Lenawee, Michigan which was on the migration route of Adolphus on his way to Wisconsin. I have not found any of the Samuel Ames descendents in Dane, Jefferson, or Rock County Wisconsin yet.

Unfortunately, NY did not start keeping vital records until 1880.
I have to now look at newspapers, church records of the area. My hypothesis is that Samuel Ames is a brother to my Adolphus Ames since Samuel was born around 1800.

We did the 67 marker DNA test on the advice of the Ames Society.  This result should be coming in any day.

Name:Samuel Ames
Estimated Birth Year:abt 1801
Birth Place:Connecticut
Home in 1850 (City,County,State):New LebanonColumbiaNew York
Family Number:363
Household Members:
Samuel Ames49
Louisa Ames45
Edward Ames22
Elvira Ames21
Oscar Ames11
Orrin Ames7
Henry Ames5

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Source Citation: Ancestry.com.  Year: 1850; Census Place: New LebanonColumbiaNew York; Roll: M432_492; Page: 24A; Image: 398.

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