Lewis DNA Research

Lewis Allied Families

Note: Information on the Lewis Family before Walden Lewis b. c. 1774 in Virginia comes from assumptions based on multiple sources. Therefore, the information on this page is not reliable for genealogical purposes.

Current yDNA Test Results

As of 5/2015, there are nine yDNA tests which match close enough to warrant researching how each family is connected. This section of research focuses on how the Lewis family connects to the Kennedy and Young families.

The Walden Lewis test is a 37/37 match to the Reuben Kennedy test. The Joseph Lewis test is a 37/37 match to the William Young test. And, these two groups are a 36/37 match.

  Marker Group 1 2 3  
 

Locus

02 13 20 21 23 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37  
Lewis
Group
6.31

DYS #

3
9
0
4
5
8
4
4
8
4
4
9
4
6
4
-
2
4
6
0
G
A
T
A

H
4
Y
C
A

I
I
a
Y
C
A

I
I
b
4
5
6
6
0
7
5
7
6
5
7
0
C
D
Y
a
C
D
Y
b
4
4
2
4
3
8
Haplo-
group
#1 1. Walden Lewis
Spotsylvania Co VA
#49497
25 17 19 31 15 11 11 20 22 15 15 18 17 35 36 12 12 R-M269
2. Reuben Kennedy
Culpeper Co VA
#311607
25 17 19 31 15 11 11 20 22 15 15 18 17 35 36 12 12 R-M269
#2 3. William Young
Page Co VA
Other Project
25 17 19 31 15 11 11 20 22 15 15 18 17 36 36 12 12 R-M269
4. Joseph Lewis
Caroline Co VA
#230494
25 17 19 31 15 11 11 20 22 15 15 18 17 36 36 12 12 R-M269
5..Joseph Lewis
Caroline Co VA
#515842
25 17 19 31 15 11 11 20 22 15 15 18 17 36 37 12 12 R-M269

Connecting the dots

1. Joseph Lewis married Nancy Faulconer.

2. Reuben Kennedy  married Ursula Faulconer, sister of Nancy Faulconer.

3. Samuel Faulconer, Jr., brother of Nancy and Ursula Faulconer, married Nancy Burgess.

4. William Young married Elizabeth Burgess, sister of Nancy Burgess.

Lewis

Kennedy

Young

1. Samuel Faulconer, Sr. 1. Moses Burgess
b. 1742 Essex VA
d. 1804 Culpeper VA
b. 1742 King George VA
d. 1796 Orange VA
+ 1765 Essex VA + 1762 Stafford VA
Elizabeth Newman Elizabeth Price
b. 1744 Pr Wm VA
d. 1818 Pr Wm VA
Nancy, Ursula, and Samuel Faulconer are siblings Nancy and Elizabeth Burgess are siblings b. 1741 King George VA
d. c. 1780 Stafford VA

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2. Nancy Faulconer

SIB

2. Ursula Faulconer 2. Elizabeth Burgess SIB 2. Nancy Burgess
b. 1773 Essex VA
d. bef 1860 Warren KY
b. 1765 Essex VA
d. 1838 Orange VA
b. c. 1780 Orange VA
d. aft 1840 Page VA
b. 1777 VA
d. Unknown
+ c. 1795 VA + 1801 VA +1801 Rockingham VA + c. 1795 Virginia
Joseph Lewis (#2) SIB Reuben Kennedy SIB William Young Samuel Faulconer, Jr.
b. 1771 Caroline VA
d. 1861 Warren KY
b. 1773 Culpeper VA
d. 1858 Orange VA
b. 1777 Virginia
d. 1855 Page VA
b. c. 1770 Essex VA
d. 1833 Spotsylvania VA

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3. Nimrod Lewis 3. Littleton Kennedy 3. James Ab. Young
b. 1802 Caroline VA b. 1802 Virginia b. 1807 Shenandoah VA

Descendancy Analysis [Descendancy Chart]

1. Logic/ Mathematics explains how these families might be related:

J = Joseph Lewis test
Y = William Young test
K = Reuben Kennedy test
a = Lewis DNA strain
b = CDYa mutation
J(ab) + Y(ab) +Ka = 1
(J + Y)ab + Ka = 1
(J + Y) b + K = 1/a
-yDNA means every antecedent must be a male in the direct line.
-Either the Joseph line or the Young line can be the ancestor of the other family.
-The Kennedy line cannot descend from either the Joseph or Young line.
-But, all members can be descended from the Lewis male who fathered Reuben Kennedy.

2. Current research locates these five families in:

Lewis Caroline; Culpeper; Orange
Kennedy Culpeper; Orange
Faulconer Essex; Culpeper; Orange
Burgess Orange
Young Orange
The nexus is Orange Co VA

3. As information for the generation above Joseph Lewis and William Young and Reuben Kennedy is sketchy at best, the answer to exactly how these families are related will not be found without further research.

Caveat

This site is provided for reference only. Except where specifically cited, information contained is conjecture and should not be considered as fact.
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