The Hood DNA Project now has 27 men involved in the testing and some interesting family lines are starting to become evident. Some of those lines are:
1) Hoods that first appear in Halifax County, VA in the 1770s, then to Burke County, NC during the Revolutionary War years and then in the late 1780s to northwestern South Carolina where they settled into the Pendleton and Greenville Districts. This family line has as its oldest known ancestors a Richard and John Hood.
2) Hoods that are from the Lancaster County, SC area in the 1770s.
3) This third one is very fascinating as several lines of Hood not really thought to have been connected are showing up as being related because of the DNA testing. This includes the families of:
Robert Hood: born circa 1795, VA â€“ died 1850-1860 TN. He lived in Polk County, TN during the last years of his life.
Richard Hood: born circa 1767, VA â€“ died 1860, IN. Richard lived in Wilkes County, NC as early as 1802 and later moved to Rush County, Indiana.
John Hood: born circa 1775. He lived in Burke County, NC. One of his daughters married one of the sons of the above Richard Hood.
Andrew Hood: he lived in Kentucky and was the ancestor of General John Bell Hood.
4) This is also a quite interesting line of Hoods:
Andrew Hood: he lived in Fentress County, TN and was the brother of the John Hood who drew his Revolutionary War pension from Fentress County.
Robert Hood: he lived his latter years in Greene County, TN where he passed away in 1793.
Jordan Hood: he lived in Knox County, TN in the 1800s.
There are several other lines that are beginning to take shape. Please feel free to view them at www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/h/hood/
. We are still actively seeking men to join in our Hood DNA Project. If you are a descendant of Tunis Hood, Aaron Hood (ca. 1761-1843) of Knox County, TN, Luke Hood (ca. 1774-ca. 1855) of Knox County, TN, the testing will be paid for you.
If you are still at a dead-end in your Hood research, why not consider the Hood DNA Project? You can read up on it and order your test kit at www.familytreedna.com
. On the home page youâ€™ll see in the upper right hand corner a box that says SEARCH BY SURNAME. Just type in HOOD and it will take you to the Hood DNA Project. The test is painless â€“ just a simple cheek swab â€“ and can definitely tell who you are and are not related to.
Co-administrator of the Hood DNA Project