It has now been another year and yes there has been an interesting development. One family’s brick wall has now fallen showing the benefit of DNA testing. Three descendants of David Waddle Sr. and his wife Keziah DeHart got their DNA tested as shown on the Waddell DNA Project site:http://tinyurl.com/7hdkxcn
The tests, W-53 and W-52 show the most distant ancestor as David Larkyn. This David was a son of David Sr. and Keziah. The most distant ancestor Martin Waddle, WX-4, was an apparent son of Abraham Waddle, a newly identified younger son of David Sr. and Keziah. These DNA records match the DNA of a descendent of Peter Waddle, son of Johannes Wedel. This shows David Sr. is genetically related to the Wedel family.
Back in 2006 Bobbi Everett, in her search for the ancestor of her John B. Waddle, called to my attention that a David Waddle occurs in the records of Sullivan Co., TN. He seemed to be associated there with Martin Waddle and Henry Mauk, but we couldn’t make a definite assignment because he dropped from the records. I suggested at that time that he was likely a son of Johannes Wedel. The DNA records and further research seem to confirm that conclusion.
I have updated my WorldConnect site on the Johannes Wedel family to show this new information and have included some other new information:http://tinyurl.com/6rgtjqb