Last week was the y-chromosome story for the Putnams. Let’s take a look at my mothers brother’s y-chromosome. Just like my brother the Dougherty cousins haplogroup is R-M268 or R1b1a1a2. In order to actually connect to each other on the y-chromosomes we might need to go back somewhere between 4,500 to 10,000 years ago to find their common primeval ancestor for that connection. Which is not going to happen in this lifetime.
For my genetic genealogical purpose we will only go back as far as my uncles, fathers, father. That would be John Lyle Dougherty who was a civil war solider the family had learned of from his son John Edwin Dougherty.
Dougherty Paternal Line
Here is the Dougherty y DNA line from our great grandfather to my cousin. Now I have three 1st cousins who are recipients of the Dougherty y DNA and they are represented here by the oldest son of my uncle Bob.
William Dougherty’s Male Descendants
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John Lyle Dougherty had four brothers, as far as I know only Clark had children. (See chart above).This chart is my attempt to see who we know that would also carry great grandfathers y DNA. In looking at this tree we see my three Dougherty 1st cousins have 6 male 3rd cousins and 4 male 3rd cousins once removed. Note the pink tick marks indicate female descendants, for clarity I did not record here.
If you are one of the descendants of Clark and have taken a DNA test please let me know or if you have not taken a DNA Test please let me know. We should talk.