12/18/97 - I am Gerald Hounchell of Cincinnati, Ohio. I am looking for information about Joe Houndshell, , probably in Smyth County, VA. The 1880 census for Knox County, KY. shows Joe, his wife Elizabeth, and sons Rufus, Gillis, and Jerusha. If possible I would like to confirm that Gillis is George G. (Gillis) Hounshell, shown in the Laurel County, KY. census of 1910. George was born in 1877, D. 1935 in Harlan County, KY. George is my grandfather, his son Elbert Hedrick Hounchell is my father, B. 1899, Laurel County, KY., , Kokomo, IN. Note how the spelling changes with each generation. I am hoping that George G. was recorded in the 1889 census by his middle name with no first name of George being used.
For example, we are about seven generations away from abolition - someone might have 64 ancestors (32 men and 32 women), but the analysis will only reveal information on two of them; and only details of the maternal line for women. If there is a European paternal or maternal line, the DNA result will be European. There is another test that breaks down a person's overall genetic make-up. For example, in the third series of 'Who Do You Think You Are?', Colin Jackson found that his genetic make-up was 7% indigenous Amerindian, 38% European and 55% African.