|4444||James S. Strein, b.c. 1760-1780 + Eleanor||13||25||15||11||11||12||12||12||12||13||14||29||17||9||10||11||11||25||15||18||30||15||16||16||17||11||11||19||23||17||16||17||17||39||39||12||12||R1b1b2|
|9605||Thomas Jefferson Strain, Sr., b. 1808 + Lydia Bilyeu||13||25||15||11||11||12||12||12||12||13||14||29||17||9||10||11||11||25||15||18||30||15||16||16||17||11||11||19||23||17||16||17||17||39||39||12||12||R1b1b2|
|73250||James Strain, b. 1815 + Anna C. Porter||13||25||15||11||11||12||12||12||12||13||14||29||17||9||10||11||11||25||15||18||30||15||16||16||17||11||11||19||23||17||16||17||17||39||39||12||12||R1b1b2|
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 STRAIN FAMILY
Ruby Earls Norton, a descendent of Thomas Jefferson Strain, Sr, and I, a descendent of Rhoda Strain, began a comprehensive study of the family headed by James S. and Elenor Strein. James S. and Eleanor Strein had four sons (John, William, James and Thomas) and three daughters (Louisa, Mary, and Rhoda) mentioned in James Strein's will, which was probated in 1845 in Gasconade County, MO.
Several decades of research led to the hypothesis that we had identified the whereabouts of these seven children, even though their surnames were not spelled exactly the same, they did not stay together and there was no paper trail subsequently linking them.
Two of the younger children (John and Louisa) left solid paper trails, and it was possible to locate descendents who qualified to take DNA tests. The results for John C. Strain (proven son of James S. and Elenor Strein) who married Abby Jane McKinney, Thomas Jefferson Strain, Sr., who married Lydia Bilyeu, and James Strain who married Anna C. Porter, in conjunction with the mitochondiral DNA matches of Mary and Rhoda to the proven daughter of James and Elenor Strein (Louisa), led to the conclusion the seven children of this couple have been identified.
Participant # 4444: James S. Strein was born between 1760-1775, and died 1844-45 in Gasconade County, MO. He and his wife Elenor, were the proven parents of John C. Strein, born 1826, who married Abby Jane McKinney in 1846 in Gasconade County, MO. Their son, James Marion Strein, born 1855 in Missouri, married Edna Victoria Harpold in 1881 in Vernon County, MO.
Participant # 9605: Thomas Jefferson Strain, Sr., was born 1808 in Cocke County, TN. He married Lydia Bilyeu in 1831 in Sangamon County, IL. He died in 1865 in Camp Douglas, Madison County, IL. They were the parents of Thomas Jefferson Strain, Jr., b. 1845, in Overton County, TN, who married Sarah A. Vaughn. He died in 1916 in the State Hospital in Vernon County, MO. Their son was George Washington Strain, born 1881, in Oregon County, MO, who married Linnie Lillard.
Particpant # 73250: James Strain, born 1815 in Tennessee, married Anna C. Porter in 1834 in Sangamon County, IL. He died in 1849 in Christian County, IL. Their twin son, Dudley Strain, was born in 1846 in Christian County, IL, and died in 1931 in Pomeroy, WA. He married Laura Ellen Harris in 1868 in Deer Lodge County, MT. Their son was Marcus Dudley Strain, born 1874 in Walla Walla County, WA. He married 2nd Hazel Marie Schilling.
Since both Y-chromosome and mitochondrial DNA testing have been used, the rationale for the study and the majority of the report can be seen under my homepage link by clicking the Strain > Rose > Pendergraft > Morgan site, or by going to the hyperlink at: Strain MTDNA
A worldwide study of the Strain surname (and similar spellings) can be seen at the website: Strain DNA Project.
There were four transmission events between James S. Strain/Strein and Participant # 4444; four tramsmission events between Thomas Jefferson Strain, Sr., and Participant # 9605; and four transmission events between James Strain and Participant 73250. Each of these participants was a third cousin to the other two.
Last Updated on 10/17/06
By Wallace W. Souder