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    Post Searching for famous I1 individuals

    Inspired by sparkey's excellent thread Searching for famous I2 carriers, I thought it could be useful to start a thread to investigate another haplogroup that hasn't yielded so many famous individuals so far.

    Confirmed I1 carriers include:

    - Birger Jarl

    - Alexander Hamilton

    - Andrew Jackson (see here)

    - Leo Tolstoy

    - Calvin Coolidge

    - Warren Buffett

    - Jimmy Buffett


    Here are a few prospective carriers that should be further investigated.

    - Winston Churchill : the Churchill DNA Project has mostly I1 individuals from England, including three who claim descent from a certain John Churchill (1620-1662) from Muston, Dorset. This site explains that an ancestor of Sir Winston Churchill also came from Muston, a William Churchill in the 1530s, and that it is possible that this William Churchill is the same ancestor for both lineages.

    - Oscar Wilde : the Wilde DNA Project only has two Irish members, both belonging to I1.
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