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                                                                                                          Group 001

Details regarding what should be the Group #1 ancestral home follows at the bottom of this page.

The Ancestral Haplotype  Y-SEARCH for the possible immigrant homeland for the HAM DNA Group #1.

Group #1 has tested out by the National Genographic 2.0, FTDNA, and EthnoAncestry (now BritainsDNA) as "I1 (M253)"

"Adam" -> M168 -> M89 -> M170  -> M258  -> M253+ -> M307 -> S62 -> S63 -> S64 -> S65 -> S66
Shorthand:  M253+ > DF29+ > Z58+ > Z59+ > CTS8647- > Z60-



According to the population study by Rootsi, et. al. (2004), the I1 haplotype group is most dense in Norway, and the I haplotype group is most dense in the area of Croatia. (In 2004, the current I1 classification was I1a.) Population density is an indication of origins.

From Table 1 in the Rootsi paper, the I1a haplotype (
M253 - now I1 ) is most dense in Norway, South Sweden, Saami, North Sweden, Germany, Netherlands, and France (Low Normandy).

The
HAM DNA Group 1 ("I1" haplotype) is believed to have descended County Somerset in England (see the Group 1 Ancestral search, not to forget the match to Tony Ham). This area is near Norman settlements, indicating origins from the Norman Conquest in 1066. The Normans being from Normandy, France from 800 AD to 1000 AD. Prior to that, they are believed to have originated in Norway, and should be of Viking heritage. See the HAM Country Blog articles on Viking Migration and Origins.

DNA participant Tony Ham is a more recent immigrant to America, and his line still has record of immigration from Brent Knoll, County Somerset, UK. For more information about Brent Knoll, see the Brent Knoll Village website. There is an ancient hill fort nearby, and the church in Brent Knoll is St. Michaels. The church, dedicated to St Michael, has a Norman doorway but the present nave was built in AD 1290. At this web site, there is a brief history page and also a photo gallery.

The small town of Ham is within 2 km of the church (west). To see where the town of Ham is, the Streetmaps web site in the UK
has it labelled fairly clearly:  http://www.streetmap.co.uk 

Googlemaps does not have the town of Ham labelled, but if you want to use Googlemaps to zoom in and tour the village, enter these coordinates for the little town of Ham: 

    http://maps.google.com/      

     51.259605,-2.97496


(Zoom in to "street level" and click on the road to follow the trip.)

I have posted a little about the mappings on the Ham Country Blog:

   http://hamcountry-blog.blogspot.com/2012/05/surname-origins-ham-dna-group-1.html

The pictures at the bottom of this Group 1 web page are courtesy of Tony Ham.

NOTE:
   
November, 2013:
Being negative for CTS8647 and negative for Z60, currently (as of November, 2013) places this group under Z59*

Haplotype Groups were re-classified by Family Tree DNA in May, 2008. 
This affected the following existing groups:


    R1b1c became    R1b1b2
    I1a       became     I1
    I1b       became     I
    I1c       became     I2b
    E3b1a  became   E1b1b1


Kit number
Contact
Ancestor / Description
42370 Contact: 
 
Marvin Hamm    

  email:

 MARVHAMM (at) aol.com

URL:  Marv Hamm's Genealogy Home Page




Y-Search:     an3t6

descends from:

UNKNOWN HAM est. b. ABT 1790 probably deceased ABT 1829 Franklin Co., N.C.;
married Rebecca _______ b. ABT 1793; Franklin Co., N.C.; d. AFT 1860 likely Randolph Co., Al.
    William J. HAM  b. 1819 Franklin Co., N.C.; d. BEF 1890 Perry Co., Al.
    married Eliza A. MORTON  b. 1831 N.C.; d. 1895 Perry Co., Al.
        Robert Solomon HAM  b. 1848 Randolph Co., Al.; d. 1912 Perry Co., Al.
        married Ellen M. RATLIFF  b. 1846 Perry Co., Al.; d. 1920 Perry Co., Al.
            Columbus Filmore HAM  b. 1877 Perry Co., Al.; d. 1905 Perry Co., Al.
            married Matilda Jane CHURCH  b. 1876 Perry Co., Al.; d. 1955 Dallas Co., Al.
                Herman Richard HAM  b. 1904 Perry Co., Al.; d. 1970 Shelby Co., Al.
                married Mary Ellen GARDNER  b. 1906 Mobile Co., Al.,
                d. 2000 Jefferson Co., Al.
                    Marvin Joseph HAMM, Sr.  b. 1929 Dallas Co., Al.; d. 1999 Fayette Co., Tn.

      
55330 Contact:
Leonard David Hamm

Leonard David Hamm has passed away.

URL:  featured on Marvin Hamm's Genealogy page
descends from:

UNKNOWN HAM est. b. ABT 1790 probably deceased ABT 1829 Franklin Co., N.C.;
married Rebecca _______ b. ABT 1793; Franklin Co., N.C.; d. AFT 1860 likely Randolph Co., Al.
    William J. HAM  b. 1819 Franklin Co., N.C.; d. BEF 1890 Perry Co., Al.
    married Eliza A. MORTON  b. 1831 N.C.; d. 1895 Perry Co., Al.
         Robert Solomon HAM b. 1848, d. 1912 in AL, 3rd wife  Sara (Betty) VAUGHAN 
            Thomas Perry HAMM  b. 1906 in Autauga Co., Alabama
226995
Contact:

James Hamm

 lhamm (at) mcind.com


[also… Contact: Marvin Hamm:   MARVHAMM (at) aol.com]
descends from:

UNKNOWN HAM est. b. ABT 1790 probably deceased ABT 1829 Franklin Co., N.C.;
married Rebecca _______ b. ABT 1793; Franklin Co., N.C.; d. AFT 1860 likely Randolph Co., Al.
    William J. HAM  b. 1819 Franklin Co., N.C.; d. BEF 1890 Perry Co., Al.
    married Eliza A. MORTON  b. 1831 N.C.; d. 1895 Perry Co., Al.
       
          Francis (Frank) James HAMM
b. 4-2-1857 d. 9-8-1923; Murphy Creek
          Cemetery; Louisville, Ms.;
married 10-10-1887 2nd) Margaret Rebecca KIRK
 
                 James Waller Leon Hamm, b. 7-22-1898; died 1970; buried
                 Murphy Creek Cemetery; Louisville, Ms.;
                 married
4-1-1946 2nd) Margie May HIGGASON

40777
Contact: 
 
Dave Hamm  

  email:

  odoniv (at) earthlink.net 


Y-search:   GANN2

descends from:

William HAM,  Sr.  b. ABT 1755 d. 1813 Grayson County, VA. Married  UNKNOWN

    William HAM, Jr.  (1785 - AFT 1860) Ashe Co., NC m.  Catherine ELDRIDGE
      Eli HAM    (1818 - 1899) Ashe Co., NC  m.  Celia BRINEGAR
        Joshua HAM   (1846 - 1930 ) Ashe Co., NC   m.  Rosie WELCH
          Ambrose Franklin HAMM ( 1869 - 1943 ) Lawrence Co., OH  m. Mary FOWLER

  Geno 2.0 results:    http://on.natgeo.com/1aXejdS
68140
Contact: 
 
Brick Blevins  

  email:

  chydak(at)hughes.net




Y-Search:   8RXNB

descends from:

William HAM,  Sr.  b. ABT 1755 d. 1813 Grayson County, VA. Married  UNKNOWN

  
Thomas HAM  ( 1795 - 1865) Horse Creek, Ashe Co., NC  m.  Annie ELDRIDGE
        (1792 - 1888)  Ashe Co., NC
      Thomas HAM (1839 - 1893)
Horse Creek, Ashe Co., NC  m. Catharine PERRY
          (1838 - 1899) Ashe Co., NC
         Ambrose HAM (1871 - 1927)
Horse Creek, Ashe Co., NC
       or
         Oliver HAM (1872 - 1932)
Horse Creek, Ashe Co., NC
             NPE  Ennis BLEVINS  (1884 - 1921)  Horse Creek, Ashe Co., NC
           Stanton BLEVINS  b. ABT 1915 Horse Creek, Ashe Co., NC

note:  Both Ambrose HAM and Oliver HAM were sons of
            Thomas HAM (1838 - 1899). Family information
via Thyre HAM indicates
           
that Oliver HAM was the father of Stanton BLEVINS.
58859
Contact:
 
  Elke Ailenofe

  email:

   e.a.kasping (at) hotmail.de

  URL:

  About 4today through 2past
  Family of the Hamm Boys
descends from:

     William HAM  born 1754 in Elk Creek, Grayson County, Va died Abt 1813
             in Ashe Co. North Carolina     Wife:   unknown
      John HAM, Sr.  born  4 Dec 1784 in Deep River, Guilford Co., North Carolina
            born Bef 1850 in New River, Grayson Co., Va  Buried in Bethany Church,
           Grayson, Va

         Isaac HAM    born 1827 in VA died  1870 in Piney  Creek Twp, Ashe Co. NC

             wife Mary Brinegar born 1828 in Ashe County, North Carolina
               died   Dec 1877  in Ashe Co, North Carolina

          Rufus A. HAM  born Feb 1864 in Helton, Ashe County, North Carolina
                 died    Damascus, Va.  Wife Mary Elizabeth "Jane" NEAVES
                 born 20 Jul 1863 in Hancock County, Tennessee died 29 Feb 1920
                 At Horse Creek           
            Isaac Oscar HAMM  born 22 Jul 1887 in Horse Creek Township Ashe Co.
                 died 5 Mar 1953 in Bland Virginia, wife Ida Mathilda ROOP born 11 Apr 1893
                  died Nov 1986 in Blacksburg, Montgomery, Va

              Junior Oscar HAMM   born 2 Sep 1936 in Bland Virginia died 29 May 2001
                  in Montgomery County Nursing  Home Radford. 


70450

Contact: 

  Bill Ham

  email:

   hamitup(at)citlink.net

descends from:

William HAM,  Sr.  b. ABT 1755 d. 1813 Grayson County, VA. Married  UNKNOWN

  John HAM,   (1780 - 1850) Grayson Co., VA  m.  Sarah LANDRETH (1787 - 1850)
      William HAM  ( 1806 - 1883) Grayson Co., VA m. three times,
       descends by wife Elizabeth TAYLOR (ABT 1820 - BEF 1860)
          Josiah HAM  (May 16, 1857 - Jan 2, 1918) of Portland, Oregon   m. twice,
          descends by wife Jincy Catherine HAGY (Jul 20, 1856 - May 17, 1924)
             Harley Edward HAM (Apr 29, 1896 - Sep 1984)  m. Susannah E. Zollinger
              (b. Sep 11, 1900 - d. Jul 30, 1924 )
                  Harley Raymond HAM ( b. Nov 9, 1919 Portland, Oregon -
                  d .Oct 24, 1950 Galena, Oregon )
335063
Contact:

 Steven Kent Ham

  email:

  eagles02(at)sbcglobal.net
descends from:

William HAM,  Sr.  b. ABT 1755 d. 1813 Grayson County, VA. Married  UNKNOWN
  John HAM,   (1780 - 1850) Grayson Co., VA  m.  Sarah LANDRETH (1787 - 1850)
       William HAM  ( 1806 - 1883) Grayson Co., VA m. three times,
       descends by wife Elizabeth TAYLOR (b. ABT 1820 -  BEF 1860) m. ABT 1851
          ANDREW FRANKLIN HAM b. Jan 12, 1852 Alleghany County, NC
          d. Oct 14, 1935 Lorane, Lane County, Oregon; Married Jan 2, 1881
in
          Alleghany County, NC 
IRENA TOLIVER  b. Sep 25, 1859, Sparta, Alleghany
          County, NC d Jul 10, 1927 Lorane, Lane County, Oregon.
                GEORGE MAC HAM b. May 7, 1889 Coburg, Lane County, OR;
                d. May 23, 1968 Livermore, CA
married 1919 ETTA MOORE b. 1899 in
                Albany, OR; d 1990 Livermore,
CA
                     HAROLD HORACE HAM b. 1923 Cresswell, OR; d Jan 1995
                     Sunnyvale, CA.  married CECELIA WINNEFRED RAICHE b. 1926
                     Minneapolis, MN; d 2006 Sunnyvale, CA
212352
Contact:

   Michael Gene Hamm

  c/o

   Lynette Sears Russell

    lynetter4me (at) yahoo.com
descends from:

William HAM   b. ABT  1780  d. 13 Mar 1860 Patrick County, VA 
m.  Martha (unknown maiden name)
    William Jordan HAM  b. 1824 NC  d. 1903 Mercer County, WVA
     m. Columbia McMILLAN  b. 1834 Patrick County, VA  d. AFT 1910 prob. WV

         Jordan Elzavan HAM/HAMM  b. 1861 Patrick County, VA  d. 1936 Summers Co.,
         WV;   m.  Ada Florence MORRIS  b. 1883 Greenbrier County, WV  d. 1966 Raleigh
         County, WV
              Huey Jean HAMM b. 1917 Summers County, WV d. 1987 Randolph County, IN;
              m.  Kathryn Lucille MOUNTCASTLE  b. 1916 Preble County, OH  d. 1993
              Henry County, IN
226942
Contact:

   Robert Carl Hamm

  c/o

   Debb Propes

    debbpropes (at) bellsouth.net
descends from:

Rufus HAM b. abt 1878 of Washington County, VA d. 1938
   Charles HAMM b. 1898 Damascus, VA d. 1967 Fairfax County, VA
   married Cursey Callie Clyda EASTRIDGE b. 1903 White Tree Top, NC 
   d. 1984 Fairfax County, VA



dfh - Some of the records have been confusing, so the question Debb wants to answer is which Rufus HAM was this?

21554


Contact: 
  Todd Hamm

 email:

lonewolfe(at)suddenlink.net

URL:   Located in
YSearch.org

Y-Search:    PQ4ZU

descends from:

Arthur M. HAMM, Sr.  b. VA?   m.  Annas Cordellia THOMAS ADAMS
Arthur Millard HAMM      b. Aug 12, 1927 VA     d. Nov., 1978   Bluefield, WV

 
46246
Contact: 
  Scott Hamm

email: 

 
helrazzor(at)charter.net    
descends from:

George HAM b. 1760 England     m.   Mary BUTLER  b. ABT 1769 Scotland
  William HAM  b. 1794 Augusta Co., VA. d. 1880 in MO. married Mary Jane Clifton   b.1805 VA. d. abt 1867 in MO.

    George Thomas HAMM  b.1835 Augusta Co., VA. d. 1915 Liberal, MO. married  Kathryn Isabelle NEAL  b. ? in MO.   d. 1928 in MO.
       John Neal HAMM  b. 1875 MO. d. 1935 MO. married Vina F. Benner b. 1874 Milford, MO. d. 1969 in Liberal, MO.
         John W. HAMM b. 1900 in MO. d. 1971 Lucerne, CA. married Minnie Constance McCLENDON  b. 1910 in Mulberry, KS. d. 1984 in CA.
            Billy Mack HAMM  b. 1940 in Liberal, MO. d. 1972 in Dallas, TX.

  Scott says he has the father and mother of William HAM listed as George HAM & Mary BUTLER.  He has a book from where G. T. Hamm lived that says his parents or possibly grandparents came from England and Scotland in the 1700's.
281115
Contact:  descends from:
300269
Contact:

Ramsey Lovin
 
email: 
 ramlovin (at) gmail.com

descends from:

William LOVIN (b. 1738 VA d. 1790) Wayne, NC

   Reddick LOVIN (b. abt 1755 d. 1831) m. Lucretia Sandeford unknown

     William LOVIN (b. 1799 Richmond NC d. 1845 Richmond NC) married
     Elizabeth LIVINGSTON b. 1807 in VA d. 25 Apr 1885 in Richmond, NC

       William R. LOVIN b. 27 Aug 1827 in Rockingham, Richmond, NC
       d. 20 Sept 1902 married Mary Catherine HASTY b. 5 Aug 1824
       d. 10 Oct 1899

         Bryant LOVIN b. 21 Jun 1865 in Rockingham, Richmond, NC
         d. 1 Aug 1944 in Hamlet, Richmond, NC married Mary Catherine
         MUNROE b. 6 Aug 1868 in Chatham, NC d. 14 May 1906 in
         Scotland, NC

           William Carl LOVIN b. 4 Jul 1890 in Laurinburg, Richmond, NC
         d. 16 Apr 1970 in Charlotte, Mecklenburg, NC married Beulah
         Eunice RAMSEY b. 13 Oct 1895 in Catawba, Rowan, NC
         d. 21 Dec 1918 in Kannapolis, Cabarrus, NC

            Carl Wesley LOVIN b. 19 Dec 1918 in Kannapolis, Cabarrus, NC
            d. 24 Feb 1990 in Gastonia, Gaston, NC married
          Lois Marian FAILING b. 4 May 1918 in Dover, Kent, DE
          d. 25 Sept 1981 in Gastonia, Gaston, NC






Group #1 Ancestral Home

I have received some information from a DNA participant who
has done some internet research regarding Somerset, and he has found some helpful and  interesting facts.

   - South Brent later changed it's name to Brent Knoll. 

   -  St. Michael's Parish, which is located within Brent Knoll.

You can view a detailed map of the Brent Knoll area at the Somerset Archives & Local Studies.  You may notice the town of "Ham" at the bottom left of this map.  This should be where HAM DNA Group #1 got the surname "Ham" from the local town when surnames began to be used (circa 1200).  As you would expect from a place name like "Ham," the name describes an area with houses which would generally be smaller in size than a hamlet.

You would find Taunton in Volume #1 (Origins & Migrartion) the book "A Short History of the HAM Surname in Virginia & NC."  It seems reasonable (to me) to assume that since we:

 a) we share very similar Y-DNA results for SNP's and STR's
 b) we share the HAM surname, and surnames began to be used around 700 to 800 years ago
 c) being "I1" haplotype group, we know that we are of Viking decent (M253 and M307 should put us originally from Norway)
 d) we have I1 matches from Yorkshire, and Vikings from Normandy had invaded areas of England where we have DNA matches

   - It is likely that our ancestors arrived in the area of Brent Knoll during, or shortly after the Norman Conquest of 1066.

Taunton has a Norman castle, and some pictures of the norman castle and norman keep can be found at the Somerset Archives and Record Service, under "Maps and Pictures."  This should be a castle that would have protected the area about 1,000 years ago. Sample pictures:

  Taunton Castle Entrance gate
  Taunton Castle Norman keep entrance hall
  Another view of the Norman keep at Taunton castle


He also has sent some pictures of the area, and I have re-sized two of them so that I could have disk space at Earthlink:

Brent Knoll - view #4

Brent Knoll - view #8