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Haplogroup E
Shirley Branches/DNA Kit Cross-Reference

 

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Haplogroup E3b (now E1b1b1)

"Around 8,000 years ago, the Neolithic peoples of the Middle East that had developed the new technology of agriculture began moving into Europe. There were several haplogroups involved, mainly E3b, F, J2 and G2."

Spread of Neolithic haplogroups
(from 8,000 years ago)

Update: this external source no longer exists, but the above URL links to the archived page on archive.org. Top part loads instantly, the maps load slowly, takes a minute.


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Journal of Genetic Genealogy. 3(2):26-46, 2007
Haplogroup E3b1a2 as a Possible Indicator of Settlement in Roman Britain by Soldiers of Balkan Origin, by Steven C. Bird

 

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Below: Family Branches shown with the same color have matched DNA

E-M35

Shirley Family Branches

FTDNA Kit #
England Branch Thomas Shirley of Kidlington, Oxfordshire > John > Jas > Wm > Frederick 80902
England Branch Joseph Shirley of Marsh Gibbon, Bucks > Samuel > John Alfred New

 IN25834
England Branch William Henry Shirley b Portsea Hampshire (to Idaho USA) > Jas Frederick

 88362
Ireland Branch Thomas Shirley of Kilkenny Ireland > John > Annesley > John > James > Samuel 66774
Canada Branch William Shirley (m Kidd) of Carlow Ireland, to Canada > Thomas > John > Nevill 78112
Branch #1 Richard Shirley of Laurens SC > John Sr > John Jr > Geo F > John P > Wm F. 52208
Branch #1 Richard Shirley of Laurens SC > John Sr > John Jr > Geo F > John P > Wm F. 572927
Branch #2 John Shirley of Pr Wm Co VA > John Jr > Jonathan > Jonathan T > Milford 11724
Branch #2 John Shirley of Pr Wm Co VA > 14113
Branch #2 John Shirley of Pr Wm Co VA >  20218
Branch #2 John Shirley of Pr Wm Co VA > James > Jas Jr > John N > Marcus > Wallace 20031
Branch #2 John Shirley of Pr Wm Co VA >  James > Jas Jr > Jas Smith > Jas Franklin N18270
Branch #4 Benjamin Shirley of Abbeville SC > Nathaniel > John > William J 63957
Branch #4 Benjamin Shirley of Abbeville SC > 119276
Branch #5 John Shirley of Abbeville SC > Benjamin Amaziah > John Franklin 22903
Branch #7 Thomas Shirley of Pr Wm VA > Richard > Thos > Thos J > Toby > Cleo 42730
Branch #7 Thomas Shirley of Pr Wm VA > Richard > Thos > Thos J > Wm S > Smith > Boyd 207183
Branch #7 Thomas Shirley of Pr Wm VA > 9308
Branch #7 Thomas Shirley of Pr Wm VA > 8437
Branch #7 Thomas Shirley of Pr Wm VA > Thomas Jr > Elijah > Robert 644563
Branch #8 James Shirley of Fauquier VA > 10669
Branch #8 James Shirley of Fauquier VA > Caleb of Carroll Co MO > Jas Scott > May B 407349
Branch #9 Moses Shirley of Hamilton IL > Moses D > Daniel C > Tillman P > Perry A 138978
Branch #10 Argeland Shirley of Scott Co. KY > Edmund > Embley > Samuel > Oscar 10634
Branch #10 Argeland Shirley of Scott Co. KY > Edmund > Miletus > Edmund W 11298
Branch #13 John Shirley of Bedford Co. PA > George > John > Silas > Silas > Owen 8463
Branch #13 John Shirley of Bedford Co. PA > George > John > Silas > Silas > Herman 233702
Branch #13 John Shirley of Bedford Co. PA > George > John > Silas > Silas > Herman 233793
Branch #14 Wm Shirley of Bedford Co. PA > Richard > Wm > Levi > John S > Wm A 9328
Branch #22 William Stubley Shirley of Warren GA > Richard Charles > Nathaniel > Homer C 25253
Branch #22 William Stubley Shirley of Lowndes GA > Jesse G > Thomas > Jesse G > Veran Lee 335297
Branch #36, Richard Shirley of Edgecombe Co. NC > 12750
Branch #36 Richard Shirley of Edgecombe Co. NC > via son Uriah  27727
Branch #36, Richard Shirley of Edgecombe Co. NC 42171
Branch #42 Aaron Shirley of Marshall Co MS > 26725
Branch #45 Riley Shirley of Campbell GA > 10309
Branch #46 Eli Shirley of Fayette Co AL > Davis > Lewis 12049
Branch #46 Eli Shirley of Fayette Co AL > Robert Lee > Thomas O > Kenneth W. 720783
Branch #49 Richard Shirley, Jr of Barren KY > Daniel R > Lemuel H > Lemuel L 13880
Branch #52 Wm Randolph Shirley 1818 SC 8617
Branch #61 Moses Shirley of Habersham GA > Moses Jr > William W > Aaron 22340
Branch #61 Moses Shirley of Habersham GA > Aaron P > George R > George F 21417
Branch #64 James Shirley of Sharpe AR > 269738
Branch #64 James Shirley of Sharpe AR > Lewis > Aaron F > Louis B > Thomas G 248897
Branch #65 John Shirley of Pickens AL thru son Thomas b1848 40522
Branch #67 William Shirley d 1845 Carroll Co MO > Wm > John S > Pressley 333243
Branch #75 Young Shirley > Benjamin Franklin > Lando Young 15806
Branch #88 Marion Barnes-Shirley [adopted surname] born in 1907 in Hartwell, Hart Co. GA N23721
Branch #101 Rubin Shirley of Hamilton IL   60659
Branch 103 James Sherley of Perry AR > James William > Leo Boyd 774064
[No Branch] Robert Lee Shirley b 1878 Lived Fayette Co AL 111508
[No Branch] Greenberry Shirley b 1848, lived with mother Mary in Pontotoc MS in 1860 262915
[No Branch] Unk. Shirley of Seattle WA area ~1968 270720
[No Branch] John W Pennington > Graham Edward Pennington b 1888 Dickson TN 869671
England (no lineage yet) Joseph Sawyer, son of Mary Sawyer, baptised 7 Mar 1830 in Oakley Buckinghamshire. No father listed; William Shirley is named father of this Joseph later in his marriage record 717870
England Branch Alan George Edward Shirley (John Walter SHIRLEY,b. ca1850) Cornwall  61941
England Branch Shirleys of Cornwall 8444
Branch #28 Daniel Shirley b. abt 1797 PA  87586
Branch #27 Peter Shirley b. ca 1794, Lived Frederick VA. Brother John (branch #26)   94147

***Note: The Cornwall Shirleys are supposedly "related" to the other US branches despite differing DNA markers. The lab has informed the Shirley Association that both the Cornwall Shirleys and Branch #7 Shirleys possess an incredibly rare null marker (lack of marker) which ensures that they share the same ancestor.
   


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