Hi Hawkins cousins!
(FYI to the administrators Cc'd, the two men here that Y-DNA tested at 12 markers, kit # 281497 (cousin 1) (who has been placed in FG #3) and kit # 280360 (cousin 2) are living men I sought out from my lines and urged to Y-DNA test. My father and 2nd cousin have been placed in FG #23.)
Interesting Y-DNA results of kit #280360 and kit # 280360, but not much to go on with only 12 markers tested. Cousin 2 is 2 off from my Dad, kit #264191 and my my 2nd cousin kit # 190251 who tested at 67 markers. Cousin 1 is a distance of 3 at 12 markers tested from my Dad and 2nd cousin. Cousin 1 and cousin 2 are a distance of 1 from each other at the tested 12. I tested my Dad and my 2nd cousin at 67 markers and they are a distance of 1 from each other. Cousin 1 also descends from Samuel G. Hawkins but his line is from his son Joseph Napoleon Bonepart Hawkins. Cousin 2's line descends from another son William V.B. Hawkins. I believe my line descends one, possibly two generations further back from Cousin 1 and cousin 2, to probably Benjamin Hawkins b. 1784. My Henry Zachariah Hawkins I believe is most likely a son of Benjamin b. 1784, possibly his nephew.
Here is an explanation of some of our mismatches at this low level testing. Also some of the markers mutate more quickly than others, which two of Cousin 1's mismatched markers are those and one fast mutater from Cousin 2's.
If somebody doesn't match me at 12 markers, how can they match me at a higher testing level?
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
DNA group #3
The following information comes from Cheyenne . I think that it is a helpful post for all of us--not just those of group #3: