• Decker yDNA Project yDNA testing for Charles Decker, great-grandson of Aaron and Gregory Decker, great-great grandson of Samuel have placed thier Decker line as one that another participant has traced back to Jan Broerson Decker b 1630 in Husum, Germany. However, there is no documentation available to test the validity of this pedigree.

    The same yDNA testing has revealed that James Henry Decker is not a direct descendant of Aaron Decker. Subsequent testing has confirmed that Lucy Bonker was, indeed the mother of both Henry S. Decker and Lydia Decker Armbruster, and that Lydia Armbruster was, indeed the daughter of William H. Decker but Henry's father was NOT William Decker. . yDNA testing has produced a common paternal grandfather for two Stokes men.and Family Finder testing for James has also shown a possible 3rd cousin relationship with a person with a Stokes ancestor. Several Stokes infants are buried in a small cemetery on the Decker farm in Montezuma, as a family lived on a neighboring road. So far, no male descendents of this family have been located for DNA testing, but that would be an obvious area for future yDNA research.
  • Houston yDNA Project This Houston study page has VERY limited information. The major content of the study is in a private, password protected site. Even the number assigned to our results in this chart changes as new members are added, but our yDNA Houston DYS results are included in the chart here. If you visit The Sorenson Molecular Genealogical Research Foundation's website at smgf.org, and enter these numbers, (use FTDNA format on entry page) you will be able to compare to other participants in their study.

    mtDNA results for the maternal line go back to Margaret Forster or Foster born in Ireland. The informant on the death certificate for Jane Somerville Henderson, stating Martha Dale, sister, brings into question the actual line of descent, but in either event, should Martha Henderson Dale be the dsughter or sister of Jane Somerville, the family mtDNA would be the same. These results are:

    Haplogroup - X

    * HVR1 differences from CRS 16183C,16189C,16223T,16278T,16519C
    * HVR2 differences from CRS 73G,195C,225A, 263G,309.1C, 315.1C




Lineage of Aaron and Samuel Decker
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Lines match with 12 string markers of individuals who have traced their lineage to Jan Broersen Decker b 1630 Husum, Germany.
Lineage of Charles St. Clair Decker
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Lineage of Joseph Houston
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Joseph Houston b. 1831 Co. Antrim, Ireland to William and Mary Irvine Houston. Lived and died in Renfrewshire, Scotland