|13906||Philip McShane b. ca. 1875 County Tyrone, Ireland + ?||13||24||14||11||12||15||12||12||11||13||13||31||16||9||10||11||11||25||15||19||29||15||15||17||17||R1b|
|13908||Daniel McShane b. ca. 1900 County Tyrone, Ireland + ?||13||24||14||11||12||15||12||12||11||13||13||31||16||9||10||11||11||25||15||19||29||15||15||17||17||R1b|
|17867||Francis McShane b. 1717 Ireland + Mary (Slater?) > Daniel McShane b. 1771 NJ + Jane McDonald > Robert McShane b. 1803 PA + Sarah Slough >||13||24||14||11||12||15||12||12||11||13||13||31||16||9||10||11||11||25||15||19||29||15||15||17||17||R1b|
|18928||Owen/Eoghan McShane b. early 1700's Ireland + ? > Patrick McShane, b. 1763 County Derry, Ireland + Alice > John McShane-Johnson + Bridget Garra > John Johnson, II, b. 1847 U.S.||13||24||14||11||12||15||12||12||11||13||13||30||16||9||10||11||11||25||14||19||29||15||15||17||18||R1b|
The DYS Numbers in red have shown a faster mutation rate than the average, and therefore these markers are very helpful at splitting lineages into subsets, or branches, within a family tree. DYS 19 is also known as DYS 394. A Single Nucleotide Polymorphism (SNP) test, which is used to confirm the haplogroup, has been performed on the haplogroups written in bold, red print in the right hand column. It is necessary to do an SNP (commonly called “snip”) test for only one individual within a family group in order to determine the haplogroup for everyone in the group.
THE MC SHANE FAMILY
Our ancestor, Eliza McShane, was born August 27, 1820, in Pennsylvania, and married a German immigrant, John Dedrick, born March 8, 1808. Their first child was born in 1840 in Uniontown, Fayette County, PA. Eliza was the daughter of Daniel McShane, born 1771 in Hunterdon County, NJ. Daniel's father was Francis McShane, born 1717 in County Tyrone, Ireland.
Francis McShane immigrated to the United States in 1740, with his mother, and went to Hunterdon County, NJ. He served as an Elder in the Bethlehem Presbyterian Church in 1783, and also served as the clerk who drew up a Township Resolution to appoint three men to represent their township in the "Sons of Liberty."
Although the McShane family is not a large one, considerable research has been undertaken by a number of McShanes, and comprehensive records have been preserved by the keepers of the family history.
During a visit to Ireland, we selected a village in County Tyrone, and asked to be directed to two different families, who were named McShane, who would be interested in family history. We were immediately referred to two gentlemen who were happy to share their family history, and participate in a DNA study of the McShane family. Although these two men knew of no family relationship between them, the DNA testing showed that they did indeed descend from the same remote ancestor. These Irish men are Participants 13906 and 13908.
After returning home, we set about locating a qualified participant from our McShane family. We were able to locate a man who descends from Robert McShane, a brother of our Eliza McShane. He is Participant 17867. We are delighted that he was a perfect 25-marker match with the two gentlemen we met in Ireland.
McShane is a surname that means "son of John," and therefore one could conceivably find many different family lines named McShane, which bear no relationship to each other. Additionally, in an attempt to circumvent discrimination, there were families who changed their surname from McShane to the English surname "Johnson," and these families will undoubtedly match the Y-chromosome results of some McShanes.
The results for Kit # 18928 were sent to me by a man in the United States. He has traced his line from one Owen/Eoghan McShane, born in the early 1700's in Ireland. Owen's son, Patrick McShane, was born in 1763 in County Derry, Ireland. This participant asked that I post his results on this McShane page because, as of yet, no one has stepped forward to coordinate an official McShane surname study. You will see that Participant # 18928 differs from the other three men by having a one-step mutation on three markers.
I am indebted to Gale M. Roberts, who the researched the family of Francis McShane, born 1717 in County Tyrone, Ireland, and to Aubrey and Lorean McShane, who shared their repository of McShane documents with me. I also appreciate the efforts of J. R. Johnson, president of the McShane clan, who maintains the McShane website at: http://www.clanmcshane.org/.
There were seven transmission events between Francis McShane, born 1717 in Ireland, and Participant 17867.
Last Updated on 2/21/06