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The following group is created based on YDNA matches. Sometimes trees are incorrect, and sometimes the results of DNA show that believing a particular tree is yours leads to a different direction than you originally thought. If you see an error in any tree, you are encouraged to send in corrections, sources, etc or post about it on the forum. These lines represent people's research. What the Smith DNA Project attempts to do in those cases is, with sources or reasoning, get the people together in a given group to discuss and then come to a consensus about the data for updating or correcting. We do not remove information without the people who have the trees, if possible,  being aware through a process so they can confirm or not, or describe the issue if there is a conflict that cannot be easily resolved. We also cannot know, nor have unlimited time to look for, places on the internet that have additional information. We rely on people whose trees these are, as project members, and members of this Smith DNA grouping, or interested passersby providing information that will set a new light on members data. There is a Submit Photo/Document/Source link on every ancestor page, as well as a Suggest changes and Contact link.
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 Nehemiah Smith origins update and new direction
Just heard back from the reference librarian of history and genealogy at the Connecticut State Library who sent copies of Nehemiah's brother John's will and Nehemiah's own deposition in the court case it involved. Though I found nothing new from what is discussed in the H. Allen book it was cool to see the actual docs. (sorry I can't copy it here, but it is cited as I;254a)
The docs verified that Nehemiah and John had an eldest brother (unnamed) who was asked to send his eldest son, Edward,  to live with John. John seems to have promised to make Edward his heir which led to the trial over the will, as John's wife Joanna defended her right to his property. Edward arrived around 1651/2l about age 15 and the doc also quote's Nehemiah who states that Edward arrived "exceding well clothed."
Having had so much difficulty finding Nehemiah's origins, perhaps focusing more on Edward's family might lead us there. Placing his birthday around 1637, there are a good many entries about him including his parents. If these can be verified we will learn who Nehemiah and John's eldest brother was and possibly find their parents, which would go a long way toward solving the mystery.  Even if it can only be established where Edward was born, considering the likelyhood that the three brothers lived in the same general area, the search for their origins would at least be narrowed down. We do know Edward was married on 7 June 1663 to Elizabeth Bliss of Saybrook, daughter of Thomas and Elizabth Bliss of Norwich, who was then about 17 years old. They had a son Obadiah , b 7 Feb 1676/7, whose line  well traced in the H Allen Smith book. It is through Obadiah that I have found some of my DNA matches. So happy hunting for those of you inclined to investigate.
Back on the Nehemiah front, I have found in my great uncle Walter Burgess Smith's newslatters " News of the Nehemiah Smith Clan" Vol II, Number 2 April 1993, a reference to one of his fellow genealogists, Barbara Achilles, who is said to have found a Nehemiah Smith, born in 1605 in Kent. Though FindMyPast I tried to locate Nehemiah but only came up with 5 listings under just the name "Smith" that were numbered #26, #160, #176, #752 (or #152) and #817. If anyone can help unravel this it may provide a breakthrough. It is interesting that Nehemiah's wife Sarah Ann or Ann Bourne, may also have hailed from Kent. 
One final remark; and yet another mystery: Walter Burgess Smith was in the process of writing a new genealogy of Nehemiah when he passed away in 1995. In the newsletter he states that he had fully completed the first 6 generations (which would cover all family members up through about 1800), incuding 1370 individuals in a draft of 350 pages (single spaced!  ) My efforts to locate the whereabouts of this doc have come up empty far. The quest continues!
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Statistics: Total Members: 6 Total YDNA: 0 Total mtDNA: 0 Total autosomal: 0 Total tree only: 0 Total Big-Y: 6

Groupings are made based on YDNA matches. Subgroupings are matches on STRs, SNPs or higher levels of markers and/or Big Y.The lineage may or may not be able to connect to another member, but hopefully listing the descent lines will lead to clues to prove the matches by lineage and location. If you believe you would fit into this group, please 1. join the Smith DNA Project at FamilyTreeDNA (Official-All), 2. Send in your direct line that includes the earliest Smith/Schmidt for whom you have a source 3. Register on the big tree site
Matched Group/Subgroup Early Ancestor Tree/Ped/m/Y/X/FF(Aut)Type Gedmatch Migration Path
GRP-I-M223-6 /BY-I-M223-2 YDNA on FTDNA S1-111 (I-FT27362) Edward Smith b 1637 Nottingham England m Elizabeth Bliss Kit # B244****/ YDNA  BigY  ENG>CT(New London)>NY(Sullivan)
GRP-I-M223-6 /BY-I-M223-2 YDNA on FTDNA S1-111 (I-FT27362) Jedediah Smith (Rev) b 1802 Lyme, New London Co., CT m Sally Wilcox Kit # 8914****(FTD)/ YDNA  BigY  CT(New London) >NY(Chenango, Chautauqua)>MI(Lenawee)
GRP-I-M223-6 /BY-I-M223-2 YDNA on FTDNA S1-111 (I-FT27362) Nehemiah Smith m Ann Bourne 2 Nehemiah 3 Samuel 4 Samuel Kit # 3260****(FTD)/ YDNA  BigY  CT(New London) >PA(Luzerne)
GRP-I-M223-6 /BY-I-M223-2 YDNA on FTDNA S1-111 (I-FT29908) Buel Jagger SMith b 1815 NY m Sarah ? Kit # 4942****/ YDNA  BigY  NY>PA (Clinton)>MD (Harford)
GRP-I-M223-6 /BY-I-M223-2 YDNA on FTDNA S1-111 (I-FT29908) Nehemiah Smith b 1605 ENG m Ann Bourne 2 Nehemiah 3 Nathan 4 Gilbert Group Contact Edit Kit # B900****(FTD)/ YDNA  FF/AUT  CT > RI (Providence)
GRP-I-M223-6 /BY-I-M223-2 YDNA on FTDNA S1-111 (I-FT30147) Unknown Smith - Flatt surname - PA/CT Kit # 6662****(FTD)/ YDNA  BigY  PA (Lycoming, Luzerne) > IL>IA

This chart, for privacy reasons, partially privatizes kit numbers. Each unique family line is represented by a *branch*. Think of one big tree with many branches. The branch number is automatically generated when a member sends his or her tree. The Smith DNA Project looks to see if the lineage is already represented or is new, as well as checks to see if the DNA results are compatible with any existing and matching line results. The YDNA, FFAUT, mtDNA, or Tree Only shows what type of DNA, if any, the member has tested for.
Groupings based on at least 37 matching YDNA markers, subject to change if better match found;autosomal, mtDNA and tree-only are only assumed to be related but a given line needs to be, if possible, vetted via a YDNA test or the autosomal tester needs to have a proven match with another autosomal tester who also has a YDNA match. We post this provisional DNA along with the proven YDNA matches in a group in order to bring attention to getting a YDNA tester to represent.
To see more information on a given *branch, click the branch description (ie, "John Smith b 1767 NC") etc.
icon for FF/AUT (Family Finder/Autosomal type test) means caution, needs to be verified. Same, obviously, with Tree Only and mtDNA. means it has been verified with at least one other autosomal match which also has been verified with the YDNA test in this group. The project also keeps autosomal groups separately while waiting for additional information to link them to a YDNA group.
Contacting a participant. Use the contact information, above. if the member is registered on this site, you may send a private message. You will also need to be registered and logged on. You can also go to a given ancestor page, and post a query to the Smith DNA Discussion forum (separate login and registration)  Post a question regarding the line on the Smiths DNA Facebook group. If on FamilyTreeDNA, look up the match list and click on the email icon for a given matching kit.
The section with Tree/Ped/m/x/Y/FF(Aut) shows the top tree line and pedigree if known, and what the YDNA, mtDNA, X line would look like-does not necessarily mean the person has done a particular test- column 2 shows the test taken Groupings based on YDNA; mtDNA and FF/Aut are assumed to match based on tree; suggest those kits find a Smith male in line to YDNA compare. If you are a male Smith that did an autosomal test (Family Finder/Ancestry) and you are grouped with others, we strongly suggest you do a YDNA test as well.
A mail icon indicates that this person has registered on, the registration has been tied to a branch, and he or she can be contacted by clicking the mail icon and sending a private message. The private message will also send an email. If the member is also a group contact for the group, there will be a "Group Contact" indication as well.
A icon indicates the line representative has not registered on this site and cannot be contacted through private message or email. If you are represented here and you are not registered, please register and be sure to include your kit number so we can look you up and tie you to your branch. You can then be directly contacted from this site.