Joe Anderson says
Let me outline the situation
for those who don't follow this group closely.
FREDERICK had three sons,
all of whom moved to Clarke County ALABAMA
between 1809 and 1822.
These sons were, by age:
For several years, we have had samples from 3 closely related donors (father, son, uncle), all of whom descend from one son of John.
- William 113987 - 37 marker DNA test
- John - 73852 - 37 marker DNA test
About a year ago, we obtained results from a donor who descends from a second son of John. The results reported by Roy yesterday are from a donor who descends from William, the brother of John and the eldest son of FREDERICK.
These results are important in that they provide additional evidence that allows us to choose between conflicting theories about this group:
1. Descent from FREDERICK PACE who immigrated to the colonies not long before the Revolution. This version is supported by several old sources, most notably by the biography of Dr. Jesse M. Pace of Dallas.
2. Descent from John (the Tory) Pace m. Sarah and, through him, back to Richard of Jamestown. This version originated in the speculations of Bruce Howard in his book. To make this version work, Mr. Howard had to assume that the Pace brothers who moved to Clarke Co had lied about who their father was.
Since the five samples match each other and do not match descendents of John the Tory nor any other Pace group, I think that we can safely conclude that Mr. Howard's theory has been conclusively disproved.
Through J.V. Pace's books, "Pace, Your Family and Mine," we can trace several male line descendents of Dempsey into the first half of the 20th century. Perhaps someone on the list will recognize these families and can find and persuade a male Pace from the Dempsey line to contribute a DNA sample.
The DNA results indicate
there is absolutely no relationship between
They are a distinct line of Paces
- the Frederick Pace line
- the John Pace of Middlesex line
- or the Richard Pace line.
one of several distinct lines of Paces that have been found through the Pace DNA study.
Results 1-12 are in and show a perfect match for the modal in the Wales
group. Here is the lineage:
More proof that this is a unique group.
William Earle Pace
born August 1875
- John J. Pace
born 1840 in Clarke Co, AL
- Dempsey P. Pace
born 1810 in Wilkinson Co, GA
- William Pace
born abt 1757
died June 1826 in Clarke Co, AL
The rest of the results should be in soon.
I have entered these results in the Wales chart
and on the Donors page. -