Last updated: July 4, 2014

 

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SOUTHERN "LOWLAND" BRANCH: Descendants of Adam de Gordoun through

Sir William Gordon

Laird of Strathbogie (now Huntly) - born abt. 1295

Progeneitor of the Gordon Houses of Kenmore and Lochinvar

      Kit Haplogroup 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12   13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25   26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36

37

  38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47   48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67
  Samuel Gordon, b. ca 1682 Family GG145 Kirkcudbright, Scotland>New Zealand 89515 I1* 13 22 14 10 13 14 11 14 11 12 11 28   15 8 9 8 11 22 16 20 27 12 14 15 16   11  9 19  21  16  14
16  19
35
37  12  10                                                      
  Gordon Family >New York 80269 - 13 22 14 10 13 14 11 14 11 12 11 28   15 8 9 8 11 22 16 20 27 12 14 15 16   11  9 19  21  16  14
16  19
35
37  12  10                                                      
  Gordon Family GG277>UK 166456 I1* 13 22 14 10 13 14 11 14 11 12 11 28   15 8 9 8 11 22 16 20 27 12 14 15 16   11  9 19  21  15  14
16  19
35
37  12  10                                                                
  William Gordon d. ca. 1370 Family GG155 >Scotland 93333 I1* 13 22 14 10 13 14 11 14 11 12 11 28   15 8 9 8 11 22 16 20 26 12 14 15 16   11  9 19  21  15  14
16  19
35
37  12  10                                                                
 
 Jock & Tam Gordons
  Kits 13 22 14 10 13 14 11 14 11 12 11 28   15 8 9 8 11 22 16 20 26 12 14 15 16   11 9 19 21 15 14 16 19 35 35 12 10   11 8 15 15 8 11 10 8 9 9   12 22 25 15 10 12 12 16 8 13 25 20 13 13 11 12 11 11 12 11
     

 

Analysis: 

Results for the three above kits are are consistent with Dr. JM Bulloch's House of Gordon and generally-accepted Gordon history, which states that the Sir William Gordon line branched from the ancestors of the Jock & Tam Gordon lines over 700 years ago.

Sir William Gordon, Laird of Strathbogie (born ca 1300) - was the progenitor of the ancient ancient and illustrious southern Gordon Houses of Lochinvar and Kenmure. Documentation supports that above kits 89515 and 93333 are descendants of the House of Kenmure. Given the same mutations at Loci 21 and 30, it may be inferred that kit 80269 is a very close cousin to 89515 and share a common Gordon ancestor probably just prior to emmigrating overseas. Mutations at Loci 21 and 30 for kits 89515 and 80269 also suggest a separate line descending from Sir William Gordon than that of kit 93333, and it is likely that their common ancestor with 93333 would be found in Scotland as well and prior to 1784.

Kit #93333 – Has traced his ancestry 20 generations from William Gordon of Stitchell (died c.1370), the founder of the southern branch of the House of Gordon in Scotland. He can trace his descent through two cadet families of the southern Gordons, the House of Troquhain and the House of Crogo. His documentation indicates that his ancestry has been proved with the Ross Herald of Scotland – Edinburgh, June 1914.

 

 

 
Alexander Gordon Family Londonderry
N12530 I1* 13 23 14 10 13 15 11 14 12 12 11 28 17 8 9 8 11 23 16 19 28 12 14 14 16 10 10 19 21 14 14 16 20 35 38 12 10
11
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15
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  12 23 24 16 10 12 12 18 8 13 25 20 12 13 11 12 10 11 12 11
 
Gordon Family lines (GG117 &GG118) North Ireland >Ottawa, Canada
73551 I1 13 23 14 10 13 15 11 14 12 12 11 28 17 8 9 8 11 23 16 19 28 12 14 14 16 10 10 19 21 14 14 16 20 35 38 12 10
11
8
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15
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10
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10
  12 23 24 17 10 12 12 17 8 13 25 20 12 13 11 12 10 11 12 11
  73552 I1 13 23 14 10 13 15 11 14 11 12 11 28 17 8 9 8 11 23 16 19 28 12 14 14 16 10 10 19 21 14 14 16 20 37 38 12 10
11
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9
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Gordon Family GG27 Nathaniel Gordon b. 1690-1700 SCT/IRE?>York, ME
11284 I1d* 13 23 14 10 13 15 11 13 12 12 11 28 17 8 9 8 11 23 16 19 28 12 14 14 16 10 10 19 21 14 14 16 20 36 38 12 10
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Nathaniel Gordon Family GG90 b. 1690/1700 Scotland?>Ireland>York, ME
49327 I1 13 23 14 10 13 15 11 14 12 12 11 28 17 8 9 8 11 23 16 19 28 12 14 15 16 10 10 19 21 14 14 16 20 36 38 12 10
 
Joseph Gordon b. 1753 Scotland
34523 I1* 13 23 14 10 13 15 11 14 12 12 11 28 17 8 9 8 11 23 16 19 28 12 14 14 16 11 10 19 21 14 14 16 21 36 38 13 10 11 8 15 15 8 11 10 8 9 10 12 23 25 15 10 12 12 17 8 13 25 20 12 13 11 12 10 11 12 11
  Gordon Family GG162 >Maryland 96009 I1* 13 23 14 10 13 16 11 14 12 12 11 28 17 8 9 8 11 23 16 19 28 12 14 14 16   10 10 19 21 14 14 16 19 36 38 12 10                                                                
  Gordon Family GG424>Connecticut   236755 13 23 14 10 13 15 11 14 12 12 11 28   17 8 9 8 11 23 16 19 28 12 14 14 16   10 10 19 21 15 14 16 20 36 38 12 10                                                                
       

Descendants of "Old Alex" Gordon, born 1635 Progeneitor of oldest dcumented and sustained Gordon line in America

 
 Jock & Tam Gordons
  Kits 13 22 14 10 13 14 11 14 11 12 11 28   15 8 9 8 11 22 16 20 26 12 14 15 16   11 9 19 21 15 14 16 19 35 35 12 10   11 8 15 15 8 11 10 8 9 9   12 22 25 15 10 12 12 16 8 13 25 20 13 13 11 12 11 11 12 11
 
Dwight Francis Gordon Family GG113 Scotland>NV
70303 I1 13 22 14 10 14 15 11 14 11 12 11 28 15 8 9 8 11 23 16 21 29 11 14 14 16 10 10 19 21 14 14 17 20 37 38 12 10
11
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15
15
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9
  12 23 24 15 10 12 12 16 8 13 25 20 12 13 11 12 11 11 12 11
  Gordon Family GG373>New Hampshire   215857 13 23 14 10 14 15 11 14 11 12 11 28   15 8 9 8 11 23 16 21 29 11 14 14 16   11 10 19 21 14 15 17 19 37 38 12 10                                                                
 
Gordon Family GG63 Eliphalet Gordon b abt 1758 NH
35965 I1 13 23 14 10 14 15 11 14 11 12 11 28 15 8 9 8 11 23 16 21 29 11 14 14 16 10 10 19 21 14 14 17 19 37 38 12 10
  Gordon Family GG530>California   308994   13 23 14 10 14 15 11 14 11 12 11 28   15 8 9 8 11 23 16 21 29 11 14 14 16   10 10 19 21 14 14 17 18 37 38 12 10                                                                
 
Gordon Family GG22  Daniel Kelly Gordon b. 1838 Maine  VT>ME>WI>MN
8882 I1d* 13 23 14 10 14 15 11 14 11 12 11 28 15 8 9 8 11 23 16 21 29 11 14 14 16 10 10 19 21 14 14 17 19 36 38 12 10
  Gordon Family GG134 >ME 82714 I1 13 23 14 10 14 15 11 14 11 12 11 28 15 8 9 8 11 23 16 21 29 11 14 14 16 10 10 19 21 14 14 17 20 36 38 12 10
  Gordon Family GG400>Montreal, Canada   225688 13 23 14 10 14 15 11 14 11 12 11 28   15 8 9 8 11 23 16 21 29 11 14 14 16   10 10 19 21 14 14 17 19 35 38 12 10   11 8 15 15 8 11 10 8 9 9   12 23 24 15 10 12 12 16 8 13 25 20 13 13 11 12 11 11 12 11
 
Gordon Family GG187 >MA
88173 I1 13 23 14 10 14 15 11 14 11 12 11 28                                                                                                                      
 
Gordon Family GG38  Alexander Gordon b. 1635 SCT>NH
16111 - 13 23 14 10 14 15 11 14 11 12 11 28                                                                                                                      
       
  Gordon Family GG144 >NY 88518 I1 13 23 15 11 14 14 11 14 11 12 11 28 14 8 9 8 11 23 16 20 29 12 14 15 16   10 10 19 21 14 14 17 19 36 37 12 10                                                                
  Gordon Family GG173 >Maine, USA 102156 I1 12 22 15 10 14 14 11 14 11 12 11 28 15 8 9 8 11 23 16 20 28 12 14 15 16   10 10 19 21 14 14 17 19 35 35 12 10                                                                

 

In accordance with Dr. JM Bulloch's House of Gordon, the Kenmure Gordons and Jock and Tam Gordons do share the same general DNA sequence, characterized by a branching off about 700 years ago through William Gordon, Laird of Strathbogie (born ca 1300) - who was the progenitor of the ancient ancient and illustrious southern Gordon Houses of Lochinvar and Kenmure. Above Kit 93333 is a documented descendant of this line.

Analysis: 

From the following table, despite a two-step difference on two-markers (1-red, 1-black), there is an 89.64% probability that kits 11284 and N12530 do share a common Gordon ancestor within 12-generations. 34% percent is the minimum probability level for significance; therefore, we can say that there is a significant probability of a common ancestor after about 5-generations.

In comparing 37 markers, the probability that kits 11284 and N12530 shared a common ancestor within the last...
4 generations is

29.59%

8 generations is

69.5%

12 generations is

89.64%

16 generations is

96.92%

20 generations is

99.16%

24 generations is

99.78%

Given a 4-step difference on 4-markers (2-black, 2-red), we can still see relatively recent common ancestor between kits 11284 and 34523, below; however, the above two kits have a higher probability of sharing a common ancestor more recently than those below.

In comparing 37 markers, the probability that kits 11284 and 34523 shared a common ancestor within the last...
4 generations is

4.44%

8 generations is

29.53%

12 generations is

61.19%

16 generations is

82.75%

20 generations is

93.41%

24 generations is

97.74%

"old Alex" Gordon came to America in 1652. Merle Gordon of Maine recently hosted a Gordon family reunion in Exeter, New Hampshire on July 14th. Click here for picture.

Analysis:  Old Alex researchers have made a concerted effort to research and document the heroic and colorful contributions his family has made as the oldest documented Gordon to arrive in the U.S. in our project, so far.  His descendants seem to be concentrated mainly in the Maine, NH and northern areas.  They organize many family activities, cemetery tours and lively discussions among the Alexander Gordon researchers.   Kit #35965 has website at http://ggordon528.tripod.com/ged/gordon.html

Please see website for Kit# 16111 and #8882 at: www.GordonsOfMaine.comhas

Also, be sure to visit their family research discussions at:

http://groups.yahoo.com/group/AlexanderGordon/

 

 

 

 

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SOUTHERN "LOWLAND" BRANCH: Descendants of Adam de Gordoun through

Sir William Gordon

Laird of Strathbogie (now Huntly) - born abt. 1295

Progeneitor of the Gordon Houses of Kenmore and Lochinvar

Also, descendants of the 4th century High King of Ireland

Niall Noigiallach (aka Niall of the Nine Hostages)

      Haplogroup R1b 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12   13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25   26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36

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  38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47   48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67
 
Gordon Family GG199>America (CT)
121077 R1b1b2 13 24 14 10 11 13 12 12 12 13 14 29   17 9 10 11 11 25 15 18 30 15 16 16 17   11 10 19 22 16 16 18 17 37 40 12 12   11 9 15 16 8 10 10 8 10 10   12 21 23 16 10 12 12 16 8 12 25 20 13 12 11 13 11 11 12 12
  Gordon Family GG560>Oregon   332085   13 25 14 10 11 13 12 12 12 13 14 29   17 9 10 11 11 25 15 18 30 15 16 16 17   11 11 19 22 16 15 18 17 39 39 12 12                                                                
 
George Gordon Family GG28 b. 1697 aboard ship PA>MO
12577 R1b1b2 13 25 14 10 11 13 12 12 12 13 14 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 18 30 15 16 16 17 11 11 19 22 16 15  18 17 38 39 12 12
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  12 21 23 17 10 12 12 15 8 12 25 20 13 13 12 13 11 11 12 12
  Gordon Family GG167 >Alabama 96713 R1b1b2 13 25 14 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 14 29 17 9 10 11 11 26 15 18 31 15 16 16 17   12 11 19 23 17 16  18 17 38 38 12 12                                                                
 
Gordon Family GG28 Scotland>TX
R1b1* 13 25 14 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 14 29 17 9 9 11 11 25 15 18 31 15 16 16 16 12 11 19 22 16 16 17 17 38 39 12 12
 
Hugh Gordon b. bef 1733 SCT >VA>KY>MO>OK>NM>CA

8091

R1b1b2 13 25 14 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 14 29                      
  Gordon Family GG179 > Kentucky 110811 R1b1b2 13 25 14 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 14 29   17 9 10 11 11 25 15 18 30 15 16 16 16                                                                                          
 
 Niall of the Nine Hostages
  Niall 13 25 14 11 11 13 12  12 12 13 14 29   17 9  10  11  11 25 15 18  30  15 16 16 17   11 11 19 23 17 16  18 17 38 39 12 12 11 9 15 16 8 10 10 8       12 21 23 16 10 12 12 16 8 12 25 20 13 12 11 13 11 11 12 12
 

Analysis:  Both the Jock and Tam Gordons and Sir William Gordon maintain a documeted history back to clan progenitor Adam de Gordoun. It is therefore implied that Sir William Gordon descendants and the "Jock and Tam" Gordons above would have the same DNA to match a father-son lineage and DNA proves that they do.

However, for these three Gordon testers, the mystery is that, as with the above testers, these do not have the same DNA sequence as the Jock and Tam Gordons. It is likely that those testers that do not closely match the Jock & Tam Gordons are descended from Sir William Gordon through marriage to a female Gordon and assumed her Gordon surname.

Kit No. 8091 has reported possible links to Gordons of both Aberdeen and Galloway. It would be beneficial to see 8091 upgrade to 37-markers for comparison with the top two kits.

Kit No. 12577 has documented back to 1697, with reported family links to the Gordons of Kenmore, whom are direct descendants of Sir William Gordon. For more information, see the family details and spectacular webpage dedicated to the Gordons of Kenmure as follows:

http://www.HouseOfGordon.com

At first glance, it would appear that Kit 12577 does not match the other two testers; however, despite the 7-step difference on 7-markers (4-red, 3-black) we can determine from the chart below that there is a 58.76% probability of a common ancestor within the last 24 generations, or roughly 600 years, suggesting yet another very old branch of the Gordons. Again, we consider 34% to be the minimum cut off for significant proability of a common ancestor with in a specified generational time frame. Hence, it appears that the following two kits likely have a shared common ancestor within the at least the last 18 or 19 generations.

In comparing 37 markers, the probability that kits 12577 and 42605 shared a common ancestor within the last...
4 generations is

0.00%

8 generations is

.62%

12 generations is

5.44%

16 generations is

18.53%

20 generations is

38.23%

24 generations is

58.76%

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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