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George Gandy + Mary Meachem / Native American ancestry?

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George Gandy + Mary Meachem / Native American ancestry?

Posted: 4 Aug 2013 9:16AM GMT
Classification: Query
Edited: 6 Aug 2013 11:33AM GMT
Surnames: Gandy, Meachem, Dixon, Shellenbarger
I am descended from George Gandy - he is my 4th great-grandfather. He married Mary Meachem. His daughter, Lydia Gandy, married Henry Dixon, and their daughter, Mary Dixon married Arthur Shellenbarger, who was my 2nd great-grandfather.

Recent DNA testing via 23andme.com showed that both my mother and I have a small percentage of Native American DNA, which confirmed a family rumor. We know for sure the Native American comes from my grandfather, Lynn Richards, but we don't know if it came down his father's (Arthur Richards) line or his mother's (Clara Shellenbarger) line.

Due to the small % in my DNA, it's someone who is about 5 or 6 generations from me. I looked at all the ancestors in those generations and for the most part their Census records list them as "white." So I hit a dead end there.

I am wondering if any descendants of George Gandy have discovered any Native American ancestry?

Many thanks,
Kathryn Hill

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