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Peter Waddle of Pulaski Co., KY DNA

Peter Waddle of Pulaski Co., KY DNA

Posted: 1258473203000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Waddle
In Aug 2005 Kathy Hines posted a message to the RootsWeb Waddle mailing list about starting a DNA project to “eliminate or confirm the relationships between various Waddle/Waddell/Wedel lines” that I presented in my WorldConnect site on the Johannes Wedel family:

Through the excellent efforts of Jane Whitis and Bobbie Everett a DNA record for a well documented descendent of Peter Waddle of Pulaski County, KY is now posted on the Waddell DNA project site:

The y-dna record is WX-3. By going to the Patriarchs site (from the top of the page) you can find the pedigree for Peter from which the sample was collected.

I would like to encourage others who are related to this family and are unsure about the results of my research to get DNA tests done on male descendents in their line. In this vein Bobbie Everett arranged to get a test done (WX-1 on the Waddell DNA site) on a descendent of her ancestor John B. Waddle, who I speculated might have been the son of Johannes’s Wedel’s son Daniel. John B. Waddle and Peter Waddle are very closely associated in the records. Because of the close relationship it seems likely that John’s wife Polly was the daughter of Peter.

The John B. DNA results differ from the Peter Waddle results showing that Daniel was not the biologic father of John B. Waddle. At this time the paternal ancestry of John B. has not been determined. If he was an orphan he might have been adopted by Daniel or even Peter and taken their surname. This is just one of several possibilities.

The above demonstrates the potential benefits of DNA testing for the purpose of sorting out where or if one’s paternal ancestor might fit in a particular surname line.

As shown on the Waddell site FTDNA is now offering their tests at a reduced cost through December 31, 2009.

Bob Dickinson

Re: Peter Waddle of Pulaski Co., KY DNA

Posted: 1301633935000
Classification: Query
Surnames: Waddle Waddell Weddle Wedel
It's been a little more than a year, so I thought I would check in again. That site has grown since I last checked it out! I see Haplogroup J for John B. Waddle and a couple of Waddell gentlemen. Whereas Hans Georg Wedel is R1b1a2. Are there any new thoughts or discoveries on the John B. Waddle ancestry?

Re: Peter Waddle of Pulaski Co., KY DNA

Posted: 1339696773000
Classification: Query
Edited: 1339762725000
Surnames: Waddle, DeHart, Wedel, Mauk

It has now been another year and yes there has been an interesting development. One family’s brick wall has now fallen showing the benefit of DNA testing. Three descendants of David Waddle Sr. and his wife Keziah DeHart got their DNA tested as shown on the Waddell DNA Project site:

The tests, W-53 and W-52 show the most distant ancestor as David Larkyn. This David was a son of David Sr. and Keziah. The most distant ancestor Martin Waddle, WX-4, was an apparent son of Abraham Waddle, a newly identified younger son of David Sr. and Keziah. These DNA records match the DNA of a descendent of Peter Waddle, son of Johannes Wedel. This shows David Sr. is genetically related to the Wedel family.

Back in 2006 Bobbi Everett, in her search for the ancestor of her John B. Waddle, called to my attention that a David Waddle occurs in the records of Sullivan Co., TN. He seemed to be associated there with Martin Waddle and Henry Mauk, but we couldn’t make a definite assignment because he dropped from the records. I suggested at that time that he was likely a son of Johannes Wedel. The DNA records and further research seem to confirm that conclusion.

I have updated my WorldConnect site on the Johannes Wedel family to show this new information and have included some other new information:

Bob Dickinson
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