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    Sticky: Stephen Austin, who led the first Anglo-American...

    Stephen Austin, who led the first Anglo-American settlements in what was then the Mexican province of Texas (for which he is known as the "Father of Texas") and the namesake of the city of Austin,...
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    American frontier explorer Daniel Boone, who laid...

    American frontier explorer Daniel Boone, who laid out the Wilderness Road through the Cumberland Gap and founded Boonesborough, one of the first American settlements west of the Appalachian...
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    Here are a few more American place names that I...

    Here are a few more American place names that I am familiar with. I have actually been to most of these, or at least close enough to see signs for them on the side of the road:

    Beehunter, Indiana...
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    The Byrd family of Virginia in the USA belonged...

    The Byrd family of Virginia in the USA belonged to haplogroup G2a. The Byrd DNA Project at FTDNA shows the family in Haplogroup G - Lineage 1 along with pedigrees of the 2 relatives tested. William...
  5. Another Founding Father was Patrick Henry, who...

    Another Founding Father was Patrick Henry, who belonged to haplogroup R1b. According to the project guidelines page at the Henry DNA Project on FTDNA, 2 of his descendants (whose descent has been...
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    19th century American poet Sidney Lanier was...

    19th century American poet Sidney Lanier was E1b1b. He was a patrilineal descendant (according to multiple online genealogies) of Nicholas Lanier, whose French Huguenot family settled in England in...
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    American Evangelical Christian minister Rick...

    American Evangelical Christian minister Rick Warren was a on the TV show "Finding Your Roots" with Henry Louis Gates, season 1, episode 5. His paternal ancestry according to a DNA test for this...
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    James A. Folger, founder of the Folgers Coffee...

    James A. Folger, founder of the Folgers Coffee Company in the USA, belonged to haplogroup I1. According to the Folger DNA Project webpage at FTDNA, a plurality of members are I1, including a...
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    The American Kellogg family has several...

    The American Kellogg family has several descendants who have tested as I1 according to the Kellogg DNA Project at FTDNA. The family traces their descent to Nicholas Kellogg of Debden, Essex, England,...
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    John Marshall, Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme...

    John Marshall, Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court from 1801 to 1835, was I1 according to testing of a direct descendant. Kit 38821 at the Marshall Family DNA Project at FTDNA comes from a...
  11. I belong to Y Haplogroup I1 and would describe...

    I belong to Y Haplogroup I1 and would describe myself as falling in category 2 - more peaceful than average. Other people have described me as calm and easygoing, so this is not just my opinion. I...
  12. The paternal haplogroup of another famous Jackson...

    The paternal haplogroup of another famous Jackson can also be determined from the Jackson DNA Project. Stonewall Jackson, Confederate general during the American Civil War, was R-M269. He was...
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    Frederic Remington, late 19th/early 20th century...

    Frederic Remington, late 19th/early 20th century American artist best known for his paintings of the old west, along with his distant cousin Eliphalet Remington, designer of the Remington rifle and...
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