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HARRIS DNA—GROUP 27

Compiled by Glenn Gohr

*This is a partial summary. It may take several weeks for any updates to this page the last update from the HARRIS Y-DNA RESULTS Page. This is a time-consuming project.

Last updated January 1, 2015.

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This is an ongoing project seeking to chart out lines of descent that have been DNA tested as shown on the Harris Y-DNA Results Page. Information is based on DNA results, lineage information supplied by kit submitters, Bible records, vital records, legal documents, census records, family histories, internet sources, etc. In some cases the paper trail and/or information found on the web or other sources may be in error. Please view this information as a tool and not as proven fact.

NOTICE: Information presented in these webpages is not to be construed as PROVABLE FACTS. It is up to the user to verify all information that he/she receives. Some information has been provided by kit submitters and their own research. Other information has been added from other sources. Additions and corrections are welcome.

Lineage information in brackets lists the Group Number and the DNA Kit Number as found on the Harris Y-DNA Results Page. If you are looking for a specific kit number, click CONTROL and F at the same time. Then do a key word search by kit number or name of earliest-known ancestor. Additional information will be included as more DNA markers are tested and as more participants match up with this grouping.

Group 27 belongs to the R haplogroup (longhand=R1b1a2 haplogroup), which is a subset of the R1b1 haplogroup. Here are lineage charts (supported by DNA) that fall into Group 27 of the Harris Y-DNA Results. All spouses are not shown—only the ones that are listed as the parent of the generation that follows. For questionable generations, the names are preceded by an asterisk *. This means the connection between the person with an asterisk and the previous generation are unproven.

The modal listing of Group 27 up to 67 markers is listed on the HARRIS Y-DNA RESULTS Page.

In order to better compare matches in Group 27, the modal listing has also been posted on Ysearch with a user ID of R5Y2W. To view the modal listing go to the Ysearch user ID page for R5Y2W

This modal listing has also been posted at Ancestry.com on its DNA site. For those in Group 27 who have tested (or posted their results for free) with Ancestry.com, you should find a match with Group27Modal and surname Harris.

For an exact match to this group, the submitter must be a male with the HARRIS surname, be from the same haplogroup, and the DNA markers from his kit number should match exactly with these results. In most cases there will be at least one variation in DNA marker values. If the two test kits are from close relatives, then the variation is due to normal mutations of DNA. DNA mutations may occur every 4 or 5 generations. Some specific markers tested are known to mutate faster than others.

At this time there are 3 different progenitors or earliest known ancestors represented in Group 27. Although the DNA appears to match closely, the connection between these lines has not yet been determined. What is interesting is that two lines submitted have a Samuel Harris in Buckingham County, Virginia. One is born in about 1770, and the other is born about 1795 and is believed to be the son of a William Harris. It would make sense that Samuel G. Harris (b. ca. 1770) and William Harris would be brothers or possibly first cousins. The age, location, and DNA match up. Also in Lineage 1, there are two Harris intermarriages with cousins. Samuel G. Harris (b. ca. 1770) married Tryphena Harris, daughter of Thomas Harris (ca. 1740-1796). Samuel G. and Tryphena’s son, Flemming Matthew Harris married Augusta Ann “Gusty” Harris, daughter of Fleming Harris and granddaughter of Thomas Harris (ca. 1740-1796).

HARRIS DNA GROUP 27 LINEAGE CHARTS


Lineage #1.—DNA Kit #22881—Ysearch ID #BDW47. This is for the line of Samuel W. Harris (1795-1864), son of William Harris.

This kit’s Ysearch user ID is BDW47. Additional information on this DNA kit and the paternal line can be found on the Ysearch user ID page for BDW47

Additional information on this line can be found at Gregg Bonner’s HARRIS Family Page. Be sure to also view the Gregg Bonner’s APPERSON / HARRIS/ TURNER Bible Page which gives information on William Harris (earliest-known ancestor of this family) and his descendants.

This family’s migration pattern is: Virginia > Appomattox Co., VA > Nelson Co., VA > McDowell Co., WV.

This is a 37-marker test that matches the 67-marker modal for Group 27 except for a variance in marker 36. This kit belongs to the R-L48 haplogroup/SNP (longhand=R1b1a2 haplogroup which is a subset of the R1b1 haplogroup). The lineage supplied by the DNA Kit submitter at http://www.harrisdna.org/info/22881.html can be found here:

William Harris
    ?
Samuel W. Harris b: 18 FEB 1795 d: 11 FEB 1864
    Nancy W. Apperson b: 6 JUN 1809 d: UNKNOWN
Samuel Sterling Harris b: 18 FEB 1848 d: 11 FEB 1934
    E. M. Jennings b: ABT 1850 d: 7 NOV 1881
    Louise Frances Woodson b: 22 SEP 1862 d: UNKNOWN

A few more details from other sources are added below:

1 William {27-#22881} Harris b: ABT. 1755 d: AFT 1820
  + Lurita Harris b: UNKNOWN d: UNKNOWN
    2 Samuel W. {27-#22881} Harris b: 18 FEB 1795 d: 11 FEB 1864
      + Nancy W. Apperson b: 6 JUN 1809 d: UNKNOWN
        3 Samuel Sterling {27-#22881} Harris b: 18 FEB 1848 d: 11 FEB 1934
          + Louise Frances Woodson b: 22 SEP 1862 d: UNKNOWN
            4 Hewitt Samuel {27-#22881} Harris b: 24 MAR 1885 d: 12 MAY 1972
              + Mattie Lee Johnson b: 29 OCT 1891 d: AUG 1983

(Source: http://www.harrisdna.org/info/22881.html; Records of Gregg Bonner on Rootsweb's WorldConnect site: http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=gbonner21, accessed 10/9/2005; Gregg Bonner's APPERSON / HARRIS / TURNER Bible Page: http://freepages.genealogy.rootsweb.com/~gbonner/bible/apperson.html; listings on Findagrave.com for Hewitt Samuel Harris, and Mattie Lee Johnson Harris.)

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Go to the Harris Surname DNA Study on FTDNA

For information on additional family members in this line, go to SOME EARLY HARRISES AND POSSIBLE DNA CONNECTIONS


Lineage #2.—DNA Kit #23436—Ysearch ID #NMQ33. This is for the line of Samuel Harris (ca. 1770-ca. 1855) of Buckingham Co., Virginia.

This kit’s Ysearch user ID is NMQ33. Additional information on this DNA kit and the paternal line can be found on the Ysearch user ID page for NMQ33

This family’s migration pattern is: Buckingham Co., VA > Union Co., SC.

This is a 67-marker test that matches the 67-marker modal for Group 27 with variances in markers 50 and 55. This kit belongs to the R-L48 haplogroup/SNP (longhand=R1b1a2a1a4 haplogroup which is a subset of the R1b1a2 haplogroup). The lineage supplied by the DNA Kit submitter at http://www.harrisdna.org/info/23436.html can be found here:

Samuel Harris born Virginia circa 1770 married Tryphena Harris in Buckingham Co. 1790
Flemming Harris born Union, South Carolina 1809 married Augusta Ann ? circa 1830
Gamewell Calhoun Harris born Union, SC 1853 married Sarah Breakfield in Union 1876
Edward Boyd Harris born Union, SC 1877 married Ida Mae Shaw circa 1900
Gene C. Harris Sr. born Union, SC 1914 married Alice T. Holden circa 1940

A few more details from other sources are added below:

1 Samuel G. {27-#23436} Harris b: ABT. 1770 d: ABT. 1855
  + Tryphena Harris b: 14 DEC 1771 d: 23 AUG 1855
    2 Flemming Matthew {27-#23436} Harris b: 4 FEB 1809 d: 10 AUG 1897
      + Augusta Ann “Gusty” Harris b: 23 MAY 1812 d: 22 JUL 1901
        3 Gamewell Calhoun {27-#23436} Harris b: 26 MAY 1853 d: 2 OCT 1933
          + Sarah C. “Sallie” Breakfield b: 18 APR 1860 d: 5 MAY 1930
            4 Edward BOYD {27-#23436} Harris b: 23 MAY 1877 d: 1 JUL 1930
              + Ida Mae Shaw b: 2 AUG 1882 d: 10 JUN 1955

(Source: http://www.harrisdna.org/info/23436.html; Douglas Register, page 8; Bewley-Whiteside records of Joni G. Schwartz on Rootsweb's WorldConnect site: http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?op=GET&db=bewley-whiteside, accessed 6/4/2006; Goforth-Scott records of Joni G. Schwartz on Rootsweb's WorldConnect site: http://wc.rootsweb.com/cgi-bin/igm.cgi?db=goforth-scott, accessed 6/4/2006; http://sharonscrapbook.blogspot.com/2008/02/samuel-g-harris-and-tryphenia-harris.html; listings on Findagrave.com for Fleming M. Harris, Augusta Harris, )

Census records:
*Males and surviving widows in the DNA line are marked with an asterisk.

1900 Census, Pinckney Twp., Union Co., SC, p. 126A, Sheet 17
#223, #265
*Harris, Gammel	head	W M May 1853 47 M 23	South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina	Farmer
	Sallie	wife	W F Apr 1861 39 M 23 11 9 South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina
	*Boyd	son	W M May 1878 22 S	South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina	Farm laborer
	James	son	W M Apr 1881 19 S	South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina	Farm laborer
	May	dau	W F May 1883 17 S	South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina	Farm laborer
	Paul	son	W M Apr 1888 12 S	South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina	at school
	Florence	dau	W F May 1890 10 S	South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina	at school
	Essie	dau	W F Apr 1892 8 S	South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina	at school
	Carl	son	W M June 1894 5 S	South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina
	Voss	son	W M Mar 1898 2 S	South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina
Wix, Burnice	dau	W F June 1884 15 Wd	South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina	weaver cotton mill
*Harris, Dusky A.	mother	W F May 1813 87 Wd	South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina	
	Hannah	sister	W F Feb 1851 49 S	South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina

1910 Census, Pinckney Twp., Union Co., SC, p. 153, Sheet 16B
#295, #301
Farr, Egenia	head	F W 66 Wd 7 7	South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina	farmer home farm
	Witess	son	M W 28 S	South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina	laborer home farm
	Carrie	dau	F W 36 S	South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina	none
*Harris, Gamble	head	M W 55 M1 32	South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina	farmer home farm
	Sallie	wife	F W 48 M1 32 10 10 South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina	none
	Paul	son	M W 21 S	South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina	laborer home farm
	Carl	son	M W 14 S	South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina	laborer home farm
	Wallace	son	M W 12 S	South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina	none
	Blanche	dau	F W 6 S		South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina	none
	Annie	sister	F W 60 S	South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina	none

1910 Census, Union Twp., Union Co., SC, p. 199, p. 2A
#22, #22
*Harris, Boyd E.	Head	M W 30 M1 5	South Carolina South Carolina South Carolina	Engineer Cotton Mill R H
     Ida M.		Wife	F W 27 M1 5 3 3	North Carolina England Maryland		None
     James M.	Son	M W 5 S		South Carolina South Carolina North Carolina	None
     Walter E.	Son	M W 2 S		South Carolina South Carolina North Carolina	None
     Clyde		Son	M W 11/12 S	South Carolina South Carolina North Carolina	None
     Bernice	Sister	F W 24 Wd 0 0		South Carolina South Carolina North Carolina	Spooler Cotton Mill
     Bessie	Sister	F W 15 S		South Carolina South Carolina North Carolina	Spooler Cotton Mill

1920 Census, Union Twp., Union Co., SC, p. 199, Sheet 7B
#36, #14, #14
*Harris, Boyd	head	M W 41 M	South Car South Car South Car	stationary engineer
	Ida	wife	F W 37 M	North Car North Car North Car	none
	Minna	dau	F W 14 S	South Car South Car North Car	mill laborer
	Walter	son	M W 12 S	South Car South Car North Car	none
	Clyde	son	M W 10 S	South Car South Car North Car	none
	Bernice L. dau	F W 7 S		South Car South Car North Car	none
	*Dee C.	son	M W 5 S	South Car South Car North Car	none
	Leo	son	M W 3 S	South Car South Car North Car	none
Shaw, Lizzie	boarder	F W 41 S	North Car North Car North Car	mill laborer

Go to the HARRIS Y-DNA RESULTS Page

Go to the Harris Surname DNA Study on FTDNA

For information on additional family members in this line, go to SOME EARLY HARRISES AND POSSIBLE DNA CONNECTIONS


Lineage #3.—DNA Kit #119847—Ysearch ID #VBYFG. This is for the line of George Washington Harris (1810-1880).

This kit’s Ysearch user ID is VBYFG. Additional information on this DNA kit and the paternal line can be found on the Ysearch user ID page for VBYFG

This family’s migration pattern is: Union Co., SC.

This is a 67-marker test that matches the 67-marker modal for Group 27 with no variances. This kit belongs to the R-L48 haplogroup/SNP (longhand=R1b1a2 haplogroup which is a subset of the R1b1 haplogroup). The kit submitter has not provided a lineage. A few details from other sources are added below:

1 George Washington {27-#119847} Harris b: 1810 d: 21 JUN 1880
  + Jane Susan Elizabeth Glenn b: 15 MAR 1829 d: 5 NOV 1913

(Source: http://www.harrisdna.org/results.htnl; listings on Findagrave.com for George Washington Harris and Jane Harris.)

Census records:
*Males and surviving widows in the DNA line are marked with an asterisk.

1880 Census, Cross Keys, Union Co., SC, p. 23
#202, #202
*Harris, George	W M 73		Farmer		SC SC SC
     Jane S. E.	W F 51	Wife	Keeping House	SC SC SC
     Mary		W F 26	Daughter No Occupation	SC SC SC
     James	W M 23	Son	Farmer		SC SC SC
     Ann		W F 21	Daughter No Occupation	SC SC SC
     Lou		W F 19	Daughter No Occupation	SC SC SC
     Julia		W F 16	DaughterNo Occupation	SC SC SC
     Johnnie	W M 14	Son	Farm Laborer	SC SC SC
     Addie	W F 8	Daughter At Home	SC SC SC
     George	W M 7	Son	At Home	SC SC SC

Go to the HARRIS Y-DNA RESULTS Page

Go to the Harris Surname DNA Study on FTDNA

For information on additional family members in this line, go to SOME EARLY HARRISES AND POSSIBLE DNA CONNECTIONS


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