Tuesday, August 19, 2008

FTDNA DNA test discount until 30 September 2008

FTDNA has announced the following promotional prices for NEW MEMBERS of DNA studies:

Y-DNA12 orders include a FREE mtDNA test (Y-DNA12+mtDNA promotion price of $99; normally $189)
Y-DNA25 orders include a FREE mtDNA test (Y-DNA25+mtDNA promotion price of $148; normally $238)
Y-DNA37 orders price REDUCED to $119 (normally $189)
Y-DNA37+mtDNAPlus orders price REDUCED to $189 (normally $339)
Y-DNA67+mtDNAPlus orders price REDUCED to $288 (normally $409)
mtDNAPlus price REDUCED to $149 (normally $189)

This promotion goes into effect immediately and will be available until September 30th, 11:59PM CST.

The Y DNA test is for males, and both males and females can take the mtDNA test. I recommend that males test their Y DNA and mtDNA to determine their genetic ancestry from their father and from their mother.

You can find out if there is a Surname Project for your surname at http://www.ftdna.com/ and use the search box.

I don't make any money from your tests.

These are the families I am associated with:





Parkins and Perkins:






To get the special price, go to the home page for your surname and select the "Join this Surname Group" link on the left side of the page and answer the questions.

If your Surname is not one of these, go to http://www.ftdna.com/ and enter your surname in the Search Box. Select the link to your Surname that comes up.

This is a great opportunity if you are interested in testing.

Other fee-based testing companies:

A free testing company:

Contact me if you have any questions: SCPerkins@gmail.com

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Famous and Infamous Relatives



Presidents of the USA:

Barack Obama - Creekmore of Kentucky - Duval and Brassier of Maryland
George W. Bush - Clark of New Haven
Harry S Truman - Duval and Brassier of Maryland
Possibly Abraham Lincoln

Vice Presidents of the USA:

Richard "Dick" Chaney - Duval and Brassier of Maryland

First Ladies of the USA:

Barbara Bush - Clark of New Haven

Supreme Court Justices:

William Hubbs Rehnquist, Chief Justice - Henry Peck and Joan Allen of New Haven


Willard Mitt Romney - Richard Sperry and Dennis, of New Haven


Carl Dewey Perkins, Kentucky - Perkins
Carl Christopher Perkins, Kentucky - Perkins


Willard Mitt Romney, Massachusetts - Richard Sperry and Dennis, of New Haven
Howard Dean, Vermont - Henry Peck and Joan, and John Thompson and Dorothy, of New Haven

State Legislators:

Joseph Peck of New Haven - Peck.
Harrison White, Kentucky - Perkins.
Joseph Phipps, member of 1st Pennsylvania and 1st Delaware Legislatures. Of Reading, Berkshire, England.
Thomas Farley, Virginai General Assembly, 1628 and 1630, Grand Assembly 1632 of Archer's Hope, Jamestown, Viginia, and Worchester, Worchestershire, England.

Other Officials:

Sir Charles Boone - President of Bombay 1715-1722, Member of Parliament -Boone
Daniel Strunk - Constable of Ashe Co, North Carolina - Strunk
Benois Brassieur - Justice of the Peace of Talbot Co., Maryland - Brasseur or Brashear

Ministers/Religious figures:

Sarah Benfield Phipps - Quaker Activist - England and Pennsylvania - Benfield and Phipps
James Sullivan - Methodist Circuit Rider, ordained by Bishop Asberry in Nashville, Tennessee in 1792 - Sullivan
Emma Hale Smith - Wife of Joseph Smith founder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - She was active in the Relief Society and the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints of which her son, Joseph Smith III, was elected President. 3 connections - Thomas Barnes and Abigail Frost of New Haven - Samuel Hotchkiss and Elizabeth Cleverly of New Haven - John Thompson and Dorothy of New Haven.
John "Blind John" Moses - Old Style Baptist Minister - Moses of South Carolina.


The three Cushing Sisters:
Mary Benedict "Minnie" Cushing, wife of W. Vincent Astor and James Whitney Fosburgh;
Elizabeth 'Betsey" Cushing, wife of James Roosevelt and John Hay "Jock" Whitney;
Barbara "Babe" Cushing, wife of Stanley Grafton Mortimer and William S. Paley;
Descendants of Deacon William Peck of New Haven.


Daniel Boone - George Boone of Pennsylvania and Bradnich, Devonshire, England.


Elmer Ambrose Sperry, founder of Sperry Corp. - Richard Sperry and Dennis, of New Haven.

Military Officers:

Brig. General Edward Stephens - Stephens of South Carolina.


John Wayne - Sperry of New Haven.
Richard Gere - William and Elizabeth Peck of New Haven.
Robert Duval - Duval and Brassier of Maryland.
Michael Edward Love of the Beach Boys - William and Elizabeth Peck of New Haven.
Julie Harris - William Peck and Elizabeth, of New Haven.
Cole Porter - William Peck and Elizabeth, of New Haven.
Charles Edward Ives composer - William Peck and Elizabeth, of New Haven.
Ellen Degeneres - Duval and Brassier of Maryland.


Muhammad Ali aka, Cassius Clay - Thomas Morgan and Lettice Evans.
Ray Boone - Baseball third baseman and All-Star - Boone.
Robert Boone - Baseball catcher and manager and All-Star - Boone.
Aaron Boone - Baseball infielder, All-Star, and Manager, New York Yankees - Boone.
Bret Boone - Baseball second baseman and All-Star - Boone.


John Insley Coddington, President of the American Society of Genealogists - Samuel Hotchkiss of New Haven and Doddington, Whitchurch, Cheshire, England.
Donald Lines Jacobus, founder of the New Haven Genealogical Magazine, now The American Genealogist - Edward Perkins of New Haven.
Gary Boyd Roberts, Librarian Emeritus at the New England Historic genealogical Society - William Peck of New Haven.
Nathaniel Taylor, - Thomas Barnes, John Frost, Samuel Hotchkiss, William Payne and Richard Sperry of New Haven.

Additions and Corrections are welcome. Updated 19 February 2018.