Below are details of the ancestry of participants in the Perry DNA project, grouped into genetic clusters. Everyone in a genetic cluster shares a common male ancestor at some point in time, though the exact relationship may range from father to son, uncle to nephew, or even remote cousins. Please click on the group number below to take you to a detailed pedigree for that group, or scroll down to read details of all families. Please note that this information has been provided by project members and has not been verified by us. We would suggest that if you require further information about a particular family, then you should contact the tester (or his representative). You can find their email addresses (where available) by signing into your familytreedna.com account, select your y-DNA matches, then identify the correct kit by matching up with the earliest known ancestor’s name on 37 marker list. Click on the kit holder’s name and their email address is displayed.
Family group 11 (Another Virginia Perry family)
This group contains members whose ancestors come from Spotsylvania County in Virginia. The common ancestor to all of the group’s members has not yet been found.
Family group 12 (Perry family of County Armagh, Ireland)
This group contains three members, two of whom have traced their paternal ancestry to the north of Ireland. The family appears to have originated from County Armagh, although the common ancestor to the three testers has not been found. Descendants of this family ended up in the USA (South Caroline and New York) and in Ontario, Canada.
Family group 13 (American Perry family – North Carolina, Indiana and New York)
This group contains three members, whose common male ancestor has not been found. One family lived in North Carolina and the other two in Indiana and New York.
Family group 14 (North Carolina and Tennessee Perrys)
There are two testers in this group, both of which have Perry ancestry in North Carolina and Tennessee.
Family group 15 (New Hampshire, Tennessee, Kentucky and Missouri Perrys)
The common ancestor of the members of this group has not been found.
Family group 16 (Family of Cage Perry)
Only one tester in this group has a documented Perry ancestry, which he traces back to Cage Perry of Tennesee.
Family group 17 (Perrys of Maryland and South Carolina)
There are three testers in this group, one of whom traces his ancestry back to John Perry of Frederick, Maryland (ca 1740-1784), another traces his ancestry back to South Carolina and the third of unknown origins. The common ancestor of the two lines has not yet been found.
Family group 18 (New York Perrys)
There are two matches in this group. The only one that has a documented pedigree traces his line back to a 19th century New York ancestor.
Family group 19 (Perry family of Perrymount, County Down, Ireland)
There are three testers in this group, all of whom descend from James Perry, who was born ca 1669 in northern Ireland. All three descendants come from immigrants to the US.
Family group 20 (John Perry 1725-1789 Chesterfield Co, Virginia)
There are two testers in this group who match one another. One traces his ancestry to John Perry of Chesterfield County, Virginia (1725-1789) and the other has not yet submitted a pedigree.
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