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Dennis DRISKELL
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Descendants of Dennis fall within Haplogroup R1b. Compared to modal R1b they differ at the markers in the table below.

COMPARISON of R1b MODAL to DENNIS DRISKELL
Mu - Mutation Rate per generation multiplied by 1000.
Branch DYS459 DYS456 DYS607 DYS442 DYS537 DYS406S1 DYS534 DYS481
Mu 1.32 7.35 4.11 3.24 0.57 1.54 8.32 5.44
Speed Medium Fast Fast Medium Slow Medium Fast Fast
Dennis DRISKELL 10,10 17 14 11 11 9 17 23

Dennis Driskell Sr of Maryland according to Gale Bramlett (private communication).

Generation No. 1

1. Dennis Driskell1 Sr was born Abt. 1660-1670 probably in Kinsale, Ireland, and died by Nov 1721 in Somerset Co., MD. He married (1) Mrs. Honorah Austin, wid of Anthony Bet. 1687 - 1691 in Somerset Co., MD. She was born Abt. 1660-1670, and died Abt. 1715 in Somerset Co., MD. He married (2) Winifred Aft. 1695 in MD. She died Bet. 1723 - 1724 in Worcester Co., MD. Winifred may have been married previously to a Deal/Diall.

Children of Dennis Sr are:

+ 2 i. Richard2 Driskell, born Bet. 1685 - 1703 in Somerset Co., MD; died Aft 1749.

+ 3 ii. Moses Driskell Sr, born 17 Sep 1689 in Somerset Co., MD; died 11 Aug 1755 in Worcester Co., MD (will date).

+ 4 iii. William Driskell, born 15 Feb 1690/91 in (recorded in Stepney Parish records as son of Dennis) Somerset Co., MD; died Bef. 1721 (not named in father's will) no further record found, must have died young.

+ 5 iv. James Driskell, born Abt. 1692; died Aft. 1761..

+ 6 v. Hannah Driskell, born Abt. 1694 in Somerset Co., MD; died Aft. 1721. She married John Holder.

+ 7 vi. Dennis Driskell Jr, born Abt. 1698 in Somerset Co., MD; died Aft. 1740.

Generation No. 2

2. Richard2 Driskell (Dennis Driskell1 Sr), was born Bet. 1685 - 1703 in Somerset Co., MD, and died Aft 1749 in Northampton Co., VA (1744 tax list for Northampton Co., VA and 1749 desperate debtor estate of Robert Allen). Sold his inheritance, land called Kinsale, to brother Moses in 1732.

Child of Richard Driskell is:

+ 8 i. Lawrence3 Driskell, born in (unconfirmed son). He appears on 1744 tax of Northampton Co., VA as does Richard. (Poss. same as Lawrence in Caroline Co., MD on 1800 census).

3. Moses Driskell2 Sr (Dennis Driskell1) was born 17 Sep 1689 in Somerset Co., MD, and died 11 Aug 1755 in Worcester Co., MD (will date). He married Katherine Elgate 04 Feb 1712/13 in Stepney Parish, Wicomico, Somerset Co., MD, daughter of William Jr and Katherine. She was born Bet. 1690 - 1698 in MD, and died Aft. 1758 (July 1758 sold property to son Wm.).

Children of Moses Sr and Katherine Elgate are:

+ 9 i. Rachel3 Driskell, born 20 Feb 1717/18 in Stepney Parish, Somerset Co., MD. She married (Unknown) Toadvine.

+ 10 ii. William Driskell Sr, born 26 Nov 1719 in Stepney Parish, Somerset Co., MD; died Bet. 1790 - 1795 in Worcester Co., MD. He married (1) Rosannah Christopher Abt. 1739; born Abt. 1720 in Somerset Co., MD; died Aft. 1775. He married (2) poss. Elizabeth who sold 1/3 rights to land owned by William. She was in Columbia Co., GA by 1791.

+ 11 iii. Ann Driskell, born 28 Feb 1720/21 in Stepney Parish, Somerset Co., MD. She married (Unknown) Brice.

+ 12 iv. Mary Driskell, born 07 Aug 1723 in Stepney Parish, Wicomico Hd, Somerset Co., MD; died Aft. 1769 in Worcester Co., MD. She married (John?) Ruark Abt. 1740 in Worcester Co. MD; born 1703 in MD; he died 29 Jan 1769 in Worcester Co. MD.

+ 13 v. Comfort Driskell, born 26 Nov 1726 in Stephney Parish, Somerset Co., MD. She married (Unknown) Hill Bef. 1755 in MD.

+ 14 vi. Moses Driskell Jr, born 06 Nov 1729 in Stepney Parish, Somerset Co., MD; he died Bef. 1795 in Worcester Co., MD. He married (1) Ann Williams Bet. 1748 - 1751 in Worcester Co., MD (1751 will of Ann's father); born Abt. 1732; died in Worcester Co., MD).

+ 15 vii. Elgate Driskell Sr, born 10 Dec 1736 in Stepney Parish, Wicomico Co., Somerset Co, MD; died Bef. 15 May 1794 in Worcester Co., MD. He married Nomiah/Naomi in prob. Worcester Co., MD; born Bet. 1736 - 1740 in MD; died Aft. 1815 in Guilford Co., NC. (she is on deeds buying/selling 50 acres in Guilford).

  • George DRISKELL, b.~ 1760, Worchester Co., MD
    • >>kit 123614 Isaac Francis DRISCOLL
  • John DRISKILL b. 1769 Maryland, MD; m. 1801 MD; d. 1857 Highland County, OH
    • Allen Trimble DRISCOLL 1814-1911; m. Julia Ann SMULLEN
      • >>kit 201837 Isaac Francis DRISCOLL
    • Lewis DRISKILL b.~1820, Clinton, OH
      • John Henry DRISKILL b. 16 Nov 1845 Highland County, OH
        • Isaac Francis DRISCOLL, b. 23 Mar 1885 New Vienna, OH; A descendant of Isaac has submitted a DNA sample to the Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation (SMGF). The results are posted by pedigree and the donor is not revealed in the database. Isaac Francis DRISCOLL
  • Elijah DRISKELL b. July 4, 1772, Worcester County, MD
    • >>kit 106555 Isaac Francis DRISCOLL

5. James2 Driskell (Dennis Driskell1 Sr, was born Abt. 1692, and died Aft. 1761 in (Worcester Co., MD?).

Possible child of James Driskell is:

1+ 6 i. John3 Driskell, born Bet. 1715 - 1725 in Maryland; died 09 Mar 1748/49 in Worcester Co., MD (left will naming wife Susannah. No children).

7. Dennis Driskell2 Jr (Dennis Driskell1 Sr), was born Abt. 1698 in Somerset. He was still there in 1740 when he sold land to Dennis and Additional to Moses Gordie.

A Dennis Driskell appears in Kent Co., MD, married to Mrs. Mary (nee McCabe) Cunningham. It is not known if he is the same person as Dennis JR of Somerset Co., MD:

Driskle, Dennis.Will. Made Nov. 15, 1754. Duck Creek. Heirs: wife Mary; dau. Susanna; son Joseph. Exec'x, wife Mary. Wits., Daniel Evans, Isaac Hurlock, William Darling. Prob. Nov. 23, 1754. Arch. vol. A15, page 87. Reg. of Wills, Liber K, folio 99.

Dennis DRISKELL Sr. of North Carolina

Dennis Driskall and his wife, whose maiden name was Thacker, were natives of Ireland, but came to America and settled in Danville (sic) county, North Carolina. They had Timothy, Dennis Jr, David, Polly and Sarah. Mr Driskall died, and his widow and children removed to Franklin county, KY, in 1805. Dennis Jr was married in North Carolina, to Barbara Craft, by whom he had -- Jesse, John, William, David, Thomas, James H., Dennis, Frances, Elizabeth, and Sarah. James H. was married in KY to Martha Wallace, and settled in St. Charles county, MO, in 1825, and the following year he removed to Callaway county, where he and his wife are still living. They had eight children, three sons and five daughters. Mr. Driskell is called the working man of Callaway county, and by industry and economy has made a fortune. He is a carpenter by trade, and built the first Auxvasse Presbyterian Church. It is related of him that he once bought a yoke of oxen and some bacon in St Charles county, and conveyed the bacon home, a distance of sixty miles, by tying it around the necks of the oxen with hickory withes. Not long afterward, while he was lying in bed one morning, he heard the oxen jump the lot fence, and knowing they would go back where they were raised, he sprang up and followed them, dressed only in his shirt and drawers, without hat or boots. He failed to head them, but followed them to St Charles county, and drove them back home, performing the journey of one hundred and twenty miles in twenty-four hours, and with nothing on but his shirt and drawers.
[Pioneer Families of Missouri, Vol 23, pg. 322]

Descendants of Timothy son of Dennis DRISKELL and Miss THACKER according to the LDS Ancestral File

  • Timothy DRISKELL b.13 Feb 1749, Granville Co., NC
    • Drucilla DRISKELL b.7 Mar 1772, SC
    • Sarah DRISKELL b.3 Nov 1773, SC
    • Amy (Emily?) DRISKELL b.22 Nov 1776, SC
    • Elijah DRISKELL b.16 Aug 1778, SC
      • James R. DRISKELL b. 22 Aug 1805, Mercer Co., KY
      • Jacob G DRISKELL b. 4 Jan 1811, Mercer Co., KY
      • Andrew M. DRISKELL b. 17 Mar 1820, KY
        • Andrew M. DRISKELL b. 17 Mar 1820, Mercer County, KY
          • David DRISKELL b. 02 Jan 1844 in Breckenridge County, KY
            • Henry Thomas DRISKELL b. Nov 1879 in Breckenridge County, KY
              • >> kit 36171 DNA
      • Margaret DRISKELL b.~1813, Mercer Co., KY
      • Berriman "Barry" DRISKELL b.~1815, KY
      • Dicey DRISKELL b.~1817, KY
      • Lydia DRISKELL b.~1819, KY
      • John L. DRISKELL b.~1821, KY
      • Mary DRISKELL b.~1822, KY
      • Alexander DRISKELL b.~1823, KY
      • Edmund N. DRISKELL b.~1825, KY
    • Elizabeth DRISKEL b.12 Oct 1780, SC
    • Jonah (Josiah) DRISKELL b.27 Jan 1783, SC
    • Dennis DRISKELL b.1 Feb 1785, SC
    • Polly (Mary) DRISKELL b.~1787, SC
    • Anne (Diane) DRISKELL b.5 May 1787, SC
    • Rebecca DRISKELL b.~1789, SC
    • David DRISKELL b.~1791, SC
  • Dennis DRISKELL b.~1751, Granville Co., NC
  • David DRISKELL b.~1763, Granville Co., NC
  • Mary "Polly" DRISKELL b.~1765, Granville Co., NC
  • Sarah DRISKELL b.~1767, Granville Co., NC

Problem

According to LDS Ancestral file and other sources on the net, Dennis DRISKELL Jr. of the Maryland line and Dennis DRISKELL Sr of the North Carolina line are one and the same yet the DNA of the two lines differ. The two lines share a common ancestor but that is estimated to be 1000 to 2000 years ago. Hence either the two Dennises are not one and the same or a non-paternal event is involved. Examples of non-paternal events include a wife's infidelity with a non-DRISKELL, an unmarried DRISKELL mother passing her own surname to a child or the adoption of a non-DRISKELL child.

yDNA

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36171 13 25 14 11 11 14 12 12 12 12 13 28 18 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 15 16 16 17 11 10 19 23 16 15 18 17 38 39 12 12
Distance from reference: Zero One Two Three+

Resolution

More testing is required. Since Timothy DRISKELL is said to descend from Dennis Jr. and the James DRISKELL from Moses Sr, the best DNA donor would be a male DRISKELL who descends from some other son of Dennis DRISKELL Sr, i.e. William, James or Richard. Such a person may not exist in which case an additional person from the line of Timothy DRISKELL. That additional person should be as distantly removed from Dale DRISKELL as possible.

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