There is a new group on Yahoo with the goal of identifying the Y-DNA of Robert "King" Carter of Virginia.http://groups.yahoo.com/group/RKCVA/
Anyone with an interest in this topic is welcome to join.
The rule of Y-DNA triangulation is that you have to have matching Y-DNA from direct paternal line descendants of two sons to confirm the father. It has been reported that Robert "King" Carter had four sons who produced grandsons:
- John Carter (married Elizabeth Hill)
- Robert Carter (married Priscilla Churchill)
- Charles Carter (married Mary Walker, Anne Byrd)
- Landon Carter (married Elizabeth Wormeley, Elizabeth Beale)
Matching Y-DNA from direct paternal line descendants of any two of these four sons will give the Y-DNA of Robert "King" Carter.
Some researchers think Robert "King" Carter was a first cousin of Thomas Carter, Sr. of Isle of Wight County, Virginia. The Y-DNA of Thomas is known. His line is Y-DNA Haplogroup "R1b" Group 4 in the Family Tree DNA Carter surname project. This is the line that President Jimmy Carter is believed to be from.
The Y-DNA of Robert "King" Carter is currently still a mystery but if the above claim is correct, then they should be a match.