Gilbert Genealogy Y-DNA Project

              

             

     

 

 

 

 

Kits 48510, 79470, 123279, 198668

1 Edward Gilbert b. abt. 1725 in NC d. 1782 in Guilford, NC
...2 William Gilbert b. 1758 in NC d. 1830 in Gwinnett, GA m. Tamar Strickland 1785
......3 Jacob Gilbert b. 1802 in GA (probably died in Alabama)
.........4 David Gilbert b. May 1827 Carroll Co., GA d: circa 1915 Walker Co., AL   
............5 David W. Gilbert b. Feb 1859 Marion Co. AL d: 05/02/1943 Walker Co., AL
...............6 Roe Chester Gilbert b. Feb. 14, 1894 Walker Co., AL d. 03/11/1969 Walker Co. AL
.................7 James Edgar Gilbert b: 12/28/1915 Walker Co., AL d. 10/26/1994 Jefferson Co., AL
.................... 8  Kit 123279
...............6 McKinley Gilbert b. 01/01/1896 in Walker Co., AL   d. 11/14/1944 in Winston Co., AL 
.................7 Kit 79470
......3 William H. Gilbert b. 1815 in TN or GA d. abt. 1855 Tallapoosa, AL
.........4 John F. Gilbert b. 1848 Tallapoosa, AL d. 1900 in Leake, MS
............5 William H. Gilbert b. 1870 Tallapoosa, AL d. 1942 in Attala, MS
...............6 Robert B. Gilbert b. 1904 in Leake, MS d. 1966 in Attala, MS
.................7 Kit 48510

.......X John Milledge Gilbert Strickland b. Jul. 21, 1811 GA d. Oct. 17, 1895 Whitesburg, Carroll Co., GA
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...................X Kit 198668

The four kits above all match DNA-wise and form the Edward Gilbert of NC line.  

John Milledge Gilbert Strickland was an illegitimate child born to Barsheba Strickland.  Undocumented family histories indicated he was a descendant of the William Gilbert b. 1758 (husband of Tamar Strickland), but current researchers had no proof.   The DNA results support this theory.

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The following communication is from Family Tree DNA explaining why the genetic distance between Kit48510 and Kit 79470 should be considered three instead of the apparent six or seven.

"This is an interesting case.  These two males have a genetic distance of one at CDY a and b (although it is counted as two, since there is a one step difference at Cdy a and b, it should be considered one) that is being scored as two. Additionally, current research has shown that mutations that occur at 464 and CDY a and b may occur at the same due to their location on the Y-DNA (close to the markers responsible for sperm genesis which seem to cause more mutations in the passing of mutations at 464 and CDY a and b) so while genetic distance is technically 5, I would consider the changes to have happened at  464 and CDY a and b to have happened at the same time and would list the genetic distance at 3 on these 37 markers."