We need more participants in the Washburn family DNA project.
Specifically, we need contributors who claim descent from the Patrick Co., VA, family (who descend from the Culpeper group) because at least one participant from that line (namely, my husband!) did not match any Washburns at all (except his brother!) but did match WHITLOCK.
If we have contributors from this line who descend from other known brothers/uncles/cousins of the line from John Washburn or his father, Eley Washburn, that will help everyone! My husband descends from Thompson Comer Washburn. There were Whitlocks in Patrick Co. at the same time as the early Washburns. We are thinking the connection came with John or earlier but only DNA testing will elucidate and suggest a probable generation where the connection occurred.
It would also help determine if the Washburns of Rockingham Co., NC and Guilford Co., NC are related to the Virginia group. So far there have not been enough contributions from Southern (esp. VA and NC) Washburns to make any sense out of the results! Obviously, my husband doesn't match the descendants of Joseph Washburn (R'ham & Guilford) but others from up and down the Patrick Co. group might.
If you have not already participated, please go to http://www.familytreedna.com/public/Washburn/
and on the left hand side bar, click on "Request to join this group," scroll down and click on "I want to purchase a test." Please try to do at least 25 markers, more is MUCH better!
Many grateful thanks in advance,
Anne Burton Washburn