My name is Steve Weicken, and I am also interested in the Ash family tree. I believe I am also a descendant of RDA. Supposedly a researcher here in Missouri discovered that the Ash family was originally named Brandes and of Viking stock. They immigrated to the Netherlands and then to England. In England they changed their name to Ash because they living near an Ash grove of trees. The researcher passed away before I got a chance to meet her, and I have had no luck in contacting the family. I'm hoping to verify this information. My DNA is 40% Great Britain,
31% Scandinavian, and 24% West Europe.