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Table 2 - Direct Male Lines of those tested so far

This table summarises the paternal lineages of those who have currently undergone Y-DNA testing.

Have a look for your earliest known ancestor here and if you find him, then you more than likely share the same Y-DNA as the person who has already tested. 

This will tell you to which of the genetic families identified so far you are related.

.

Genetic Family ID

Traditional Family ID

Person ID

Paternal lineage from MDKA

Place of Birth

Year of birth

Year of death

Place of death

Spouse(s)

Mini family biography

Link to online Family tree

Notes / Suspected relationships

Number of descendants Y-DNA tested

GF1

NJ1

1

Luke Spearing

Limerick (Adare?)

1790-1793

1860

Wigan Lancashire, England probably

Catherine <unknown>

Luke was a tailor born in Adare Limerick according to his 1851 Lancashire census. His son Michael and his grandson James, his great great grandson James and his great great great grandson Robert are all of a railroad heritage.

Ancestry

1

US65

1a

Michael Spearing

Limerick (Askeaton?)

1818-1821

1899

Jersey City, N.J.

Joanna Kelly

1a1

James Michael Spearing

South Amboy, N.J.

1853

1917

Jersey City, N.J.

Mary McElroy

1a1a

Raymond Cornelius Spearing

Jersey City, N.J.

1894

1955

Jersey City, N.J.

Catherine Vallely

1a1a1

JRS (200083 & H1172)

Jersey City, N.J.

1932

MM

1a1a1a

RJS

GF1

ON1

1

Tobias Speiran

Ballysteen, Askeaton, Limerick

1812

1906

Ballyaglish, Inverus, Limerick

Ellen Flood

Tobias was a carpenter. Most of his 10 sons emigrated - 4 to Australia, 1 to Ontario, 2 to Montana. 2 died young. Only 1, George, the eldest, stayed in Limerick. James, (1852), also a carpenter, moved to St. Marys, Ontario where 3 of his uncles had settled.

Ancestry

Father probably George. Brothers George (eldest), and Tom (1818), who stayed in Ireland, and John (1800), Luke (1810) and James(1814), who all moved to St. Marys, Ontario

2

CAN3

1a

James Spearin

Limerick

1852

1940

St. Marys, Ontario

Eliza Jane Irvine

Rootsweb

1a1

C. H. Spearin

St. Marys, Ontario

1879

1960

Brandon, Manitoba

Ethel May Aldridge

1a1a

CHS

Brandon, Manitoba

1908

1966

Hamilton, Ontario

ECF

1a1a1

CES (H1656)

Peterborough, Ontario

1937

MSJ

GF1

LIM10

1

Luke Spearin

Limerick?

1833

1900

Workhouse Limerick

Ellen Kenealy

Luke and Ellen both lived in New St, Ballinacurra Limerick City at the time of their deaths. Luke was listed on records as labourer. They had 1 son Joseph born 1866.

Ancestry

1

IRL18

1a

Joseph Spearin

Ballinacurra Limerick

1866

1949

Limerick

Mary Kate O'Mahony

Rootsweb

1a1

William Spearin

Limerick

1907

1959

Limerick

Patricia Keyes

1a1a

JRGS (H1223)

Limerick

GF1

DUB1

1

Patrick Spierin

Limerick?

1802

1872

Dublin

Mary Morgan

PS was a policeman in Tipperary, family moved to Dublin, 5 sons, most worked on railway; some family still in Dublin, some in Birkenhead, London

Ancestry

father was John? (name of first-born male child)

2

IRL4

1b

William Spierin

Dublin

1846

1904

Dublin

Anne O'Toole

Rootsweb

1b1

Edward Spierin

Marlboro St, Dublin

1885

1940+

Dublin

Emily O'Callaghan

1b1a

DES

Dublin?

1925

2008

Dublin

PY

1b1a1

BES (209715)

GF1

NSW1

1

James Speerin

St.Mary's, Co.Limerick?

1791

1841-1851

Manchester, UK?

Margaret Taylor

JS was a shoe maker in Limerick, possibly moved with family to Manchester, UK around 1830's. Appear in census records 1841,1851,1861 and 1871 but place of death etc unknown. One of his sons, John, marries in Geelong, Vic, Australia on 9 Jan 1856, then moves to Sydney, NSW, where the family remained.

Ancestry

Father's name not known. James is a possible brother of convict Patrick b 1806 (m Ellen O'Dea)

1

AUS1

1a

John Speerin

St.Mary's, Co. Limerick

1820

1882

Sydney, NSW, Australia

Mary Ann Buckley and Elizabeth Jane Summers

1a1

Ernest Speerin

Sydney, NSW, Australia

1865

1941

Sydney, NSW, Australia

Elizabeth Bayliss

1a1a

Henry Speerin

Sydney, NSW, Australia

1892

1976

Sydney, NSW, Australia

Johanna Elizabeth Wallace (nee Murnane)

1a1a1

Ernest Alfred Speerin

Sydney, NSW, Australia

1920

2010

Sydney, NSW, Australia

Elsie Wilhelmina Brackenhofer

1a1a1a

NS (H1007)

Sydney, NSW, Australia

1946

GF1

ON2

1

John (Speering) Speiran

Adare, Limerick

1802

1852

Vroomanton, Ontario

Mary (Ruckel) Ruttle

According to his Marriage Registration he was a Tailor. Settled in Quebec City, Canada in 1832 before moving to Ontario in 1838.

1

CAN7

1a

Charles Speiran

Vroomanton, Ontario

1838

1925

Udney, Ontario

Sarah Carson Moore

Rootsweb

1a1

William John Speiran

Vroomanton, Ontario

1868

1944

Beaverton, Ontario

Ida Alberta Hutchings

1a1a

John Wesley Speiran

Brechin, Ontario

1897

1983

Orillia, Ontario

Mabel Ainsworth

1a1a1

EAS

Brechin, Ontario

1919

1993

Thornhill, Ontario

IML

1a1a1a

WGS (209997)

Toronto, Ontario

HEM

GF1

GA1

1

Nicholas Sperin

Ballengarry, Co. limerick

1795

1888

Cherokee Co., Georgia, USA

Elizabeth Gilbert

Nicholas emigrated in 1834 to USA with 2 brothers, John and William. While in NY, Nicholas met up with his friend from Ballengarry, James Faulkner. In 1837, Nicholas, his 2 brothers, James, and possibly a David Fitzgibbons found their way to Murray Co. Ga. The 1840 census list this family as "five free white males". Shortly thereafter, Nicholas and James Faulkner made there way to Cherokee Co., Ga.(about 1843). The whereabouts of Nicholas's 2 brothers are unknown.

Ancestry

1

US9

1a

William Nicholas Sperin

Cherokee Co., Ga

1845

1921

Cherokee Co., Georgia

Nancy Elizabeth Bagwell

1a1

William Willis Sperin

Cherokee Co., Ga.

1884

1971

Cherokee Co., Georgia

Mary Cynthia Ridings

1a1a

Troy Rice Sperin

Cherokee Co., Ga.

1907

1986

Cherokee Co., Georgia

Susan Carolyn Bishop

1a1a1

TJS

Cherokee Co., Ga

1935

S.E.Eubanks

1a1a1a

PMS (164729)

Pickens Co., Ga,

1961

T.A. Tatum

GF2

ME1

1

Peltiah Spearin

Maine

1802

1875

Benton, Kennebec, Maine?

Olive P Small

US38

1a

Hollis Spearin?

Maine

1833

Olive B Carl

Rootsweb

1a1

Chester (Charles E) Spearin?

Maine

1882

Margaret Caldwell

1a1a

?

Maine

1a1a1

MPS (53021)

Maine

GF3

ME2

1

??John Spearing Sr

??Dover, New Hampshire

1720

1790

Kennebec, Maine

Sarah Call, Hannah?

One of the Maine Spearings

Ancestry

Sons William, John jr. & Joseph. Jow & John had many children.

1

US39

1a

Joseph Spearing

Powalborough, Maine

1766

1844

Sarah Pratt

1a1

David Spearing

Benton, Maine

1804 

1878

Benton, Maine

Harriet Gibson

1a1a

Gideon Spearin

Benton, Maine

1847

1894

Benton, Maine

Julia Haines

1a1a1

Frank David Spearin

Benton, Maine

1875

1956

Benton, Maine

Lottie Weyneauth

1a1a1a

SGS

Benton, Maine

1913

1991

Benton, Maine

MER

1a1a1a1

DS (212714)

GF4

SOM3

1

James Sperring

Chilcompton or Compton Martin, Somerset

1790

1858

? Midsomer Norton, Somerset

Ann Sperring

Ancestry

1

UK30

1a

John Sperring

Chilcompton or Compton Martin, Somerset

1816

1885

Bedminster, Somerset

Mary Ann Parker?

1a1

Henry Arthur Sperring

Woolwich, Kent

1861

?

Canada

Ada Frances Howell

1a1a

Arthur Henry Sperring

Woolwich, Kent

1887

1959

Welwyn Garden City

Gertrude Louisa Ann Turner

1a1a1

PJS (222942)

Torquay, Devon

1929

1a1a1a

CSG

GF1

ON1

1

Tobias Speiran

Ballysteen, Askeaton, Limerick

1812

1906

Ballyaglish, Inverus, Limerick

Ellen Flood

Tobias was a carpenter. Most of his 10 sons emigrated - 4 to Australia, 1 to Ontario, 2 to Montana. 2 died young. Only 1, George, the eldest, stayed in Limerick. James, (1852), also a carpenter, moved to St. Marys, Ontario where 3 of his uncles had settled.

Ancestry

Father probably George. Brothers George (eldest), and Tom (1818), who stayed in Ireland, and John (1800), Luke (1810) and James(1814), who all moved to St. Marys, Ontario

2

CAN3

1b

George Spearin

Askeaton, Limerick

1847

1938

Pallaskenry, Limerick

Mary Smallwood

Rootsweb

1b1

James Spearin

Kildimo, Limerick

1882

 1959

Limerick

Margaret Barry

1b1a

GS

?

1904

 1965

Ireland

1b1a1

LS (183282)

GF1

ON3

1

John Spearin

Limerick

1789

?

Barrie, Ontario?

Mary Groves

This family spread out from Barrie Ontario to places like Dapp Alberta. Some branches retained the Spearin and Spearing spellings but new variant spellings emerged for the Luke branch spelled SPEARN and SPEARNS

Ancestry

1

CAN8

1a

John Spearin

Limerick

1814

?

?

Ann Farrell (3rd wife)

Rootsweb

1a1a

John Spearin

Barrie, Ontario

1851

1933

Barrie, Ontario

Mary O'Neill

1a1a1

George Frances Spearin

Barrie, Ontario

1891

?

Barrie, Ontario?

1a1a1a

GCS

Barrie, Ontario

1926

1a1a1a1

PS (221180)

?

PA26

1

William M Spearing

Pennsylvania

1861

1956

Sewickley, Allegheny Pennsylvania

Emma Muzzie Elisabeth Rice

Ancestry

1

US132

1a

Samuel Blair Spearing

Ore Hill, Pennsylvania

1883

1971

Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania

Ella Alice Moyer

Ancestry

1a1

SRS (229653)

Altoona, Blair, Pennsylvania

1930

1a1a

RS (wife SS)

NSF

DUB1

1

Patrick Spierin

Limerick?

1802

1872

Dublin

Mary Morgan

PS was a policeman in Tipperary, family moved to Dublin, 5 sons, most worked on railway; some family still in Dublin, some in Birkenhead, London.
MHG is 3rd cousin to BES above (IRL4,DUB1).

Ancestry

father was John? (name of first-born male child)

2

IRL4

1a

Edward Joseph Spierin

Boherlahan, Tipperary

1835

1902

Dublin

Mary Agnes Ryan

Rootsweb

1a1

Elizabeth Mary Spearin

Roxboro Rd, Limerick

1871

1917

Bray, Wicklow

HT O'Carroll

1a1a

LOC (MOD)

Bray, Co.Wicklow

1a1a1

MHG (N74958)

1a1a1a

MJG

Explanation of Column Headings and data thereunder:

A. The Genetic Family ID identifies a group of individuals with the same genetic signature (haplotype). So far there are four Genetic Families in our group (GF1 to GF4) and one NSF (Non-Spearin Family). This will be completed by the Administrators once the Y-DNA results are available.

B.     The Traditional Family ID is an attempt to make each of the families identifiable to us whilst retaining anonymity and privacy of individuals. The letters refer to the location where most of the descendants from that particular MDKA have lived, so ON is Ontario, NJ is New Jersey, LIM is Limerick and so on. We have used the usual US and Canadian state abbreviations. For cities, we have used the first 3 letters (in all cases so far): DUB is Dublin, COR is Cork, SYD is Sydney. The number at the end usually refers to the chronological order of families in that area, based on the date of birth of the earliest MDKA. Thus LIM1 refers to the early (first?) Limerick Spierin's (Matthew, Luke, and Nicholas, b1685).

C.     The Person ID attempts to identify each person with a unique code. Thus the Family ID together with the Person ID will give everyone in the project a unique ID number.

D.     The MDKA is the Most Distant Known Ancestor, the current patriarch of your particular line (also known as the Earliest Known Ancestor, EKA). Please list all the direct line male descendants in order here. For people born after 1900, PLEASE JUST USE INITIALS (to maintain anonymity) as this is how the information will appear to the public on the website. Or alternatively use FOD or GFOD to indicate father or grandfather of donor (or in the example above SOD to indicate son of donor). For the Donor's ID, please insert the Kit number or Customer Code of the donor. (You'll notice that the example above from my own family is "invalid" as it contains females at 1a1 and 1a1a and therefore is NOT a direct male line). It is important to know how many generations exist between the Donor and the MDKA as this will help us judge whether further genetic testing (e.g. Family Finder test) is likely to identify stronger links between individual families.

E-H.     The place and year of birth and death are known in some cases but presumed in others (indicated at times by a question mark). It is certainly best to assume that more distant birth years are approximate values.

I.     Spouses are listed in order of marriage (earliest first)

J. The mini biog gives a brief summary of what happened to the family

K. This indicates if there is an online family tree, usually Ancestry or Rootsweb (the latter is publicly accessible without the need for membership).

L. This is where any potential relationships with other families can be identified for further research

M. This alerts us to the fact that several people from the same genetic family have been tested. This may help with triangulation of MDKA haplotype.




Maurice Gleeson
Mar 2012

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