WOODRUFF DNA Project

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WOODRUFF
WOODRUFF
 
 
DNA PROJECT
DNA PROJECT
 
 
Genetic Genealogy for the Woodruff Surname
Genetic Genealogy for the Woodruff Surname
 
Project Test Results

Below is a table showing the Y-DNA test results for members of the Woodruff DNA Project.  The table is organized into major lineage groups with known Woodruff patriachs or with known geographic origins. These lineage groups are numbered using roman numerals which are shown in the first column of the header line for each lineage group in the table.  The Woodruff patriarch for each lineage group is shown in the Lineage Founder column of the header line.  For the purposes of this project, a patriarch is usually an immigrant or other recognized head of a Woodruff ancestral line.  However, sometimes a patriarch for a lineage group is not known yet or the lineage can only be narrowed down to a particular geographic region.  In these cases, the patriarch will be identified as a Woodruff family from a general time period and geographical area.  The known ancestry and DNA results of some members may make it hard to place them in any lineage group.  These members will be classified as Ungrouped until more can be found out about their ancestry or until they match closely enough with someone from a known Woodruff lineage.

A major goal of this project is to use DNA testing to develop Y-DNA marker profiles for each of the various Woodruff lineages from around the world and to connect each member through their test results to one of these lineages.  As more members join the project and more test results are gathered, new lineages will be added and existing lineages may merge.  Woodruff lines that were previously considered unrelated may be discovered to be closely related—and vice versa.  Woodruff families that have hitherto been unable to connect with any other known Woodruff line, may be able to do so with DNA testing or perhaps even establish a new Woodruff lineage to be investigated.  When enough haplotypes—a haplotype is simply the entire set of test results for a particular person—for a particular lineage are collected, the modal haplotype for that lineage can be determined and will appear on the lineage header line in the table.  This modal haplotype is the likely haplotype of the patriarch of the lineage.  Specific branches of a lineage may show small differences from the lineage's modal haplotype and thus establish a unique profile for that branch which will be noted in the results table.

In the results table below, each project member's assigned ID is in the first column.  In the Lineage Founder and Descendancy column is the name of each linegage's earliest known ancestor (if known) and descendancy info for each member from that ancestor.  The estimated (or Y-SNP determined) haplogroup of the member is in the next column followed by all of the member's marker results (see below for marker color codings).  If a marker field contains a p, it means that testing has been ordered for that marker and results are pending.  After all the marker results, the Member ID and Earliest Known Ancestor and Descendancy columns are repeated followed by the general migration pattern for the member's line.  Next, the Haplogroup column is repeated and then there is a column showing any Y-SNP results for the member that verify the haplogroup assignment.  This is followed by the company that performed the testing and the kit number or other identifier for the test.  Next are the IDs and links to any online databases where the member's results are also posted.  Finally, the contact information, if available, for the member is listed.

Marker Column Heading Text Color Coding by Mutation Rate

Rate TypeHeader Text ColorApproximate Mutation Rate
FastRedgreater than 0.5%  (or classified as fast by FTDNA)
MediumGreenbetween 0.2% and 0.5%
SlowBlackbetween 0.05% and 0.2%
Very SlowGrayless than 0.05%

Marker Value Text Color Coding by Allele Frequency within Haplogroup R1a

Frequency TypeValue Text ColorApproximate Frequency
RareRedfrom 0% to 2%
InfrequentDark Redfrom 3% to 8%
UncommonPurplefrom 9% to 14%
Under 20%Bluefrom 15% to 20%
Over 20%Black20+%

Marker Cell Shade Color Coding by Mutation Steps from Lineage Modal (in Yellow rows)

-4-3-2-10+1+2+3+4
Woodruff Test Results
(All Marker Allele Values Are Normalized To FTDNA/Ysearch Standards)
 Y-DNA Marker DYS# or Other Marker ID →393390394
or
19
391385
a/b=Kittler
426388439389
- I
392389
- II
458459455454447437448449464460Y-
GA
TA-
H4
YCAII456607576570724
or CDY
442438461462Y-
GA
TA-
A10
635GG
AAT
1
B07
441444445446452463531578DYF395
S1
590537641472DYF
406
S1
511DYF371X
t-type=DYS425
413557594436490534450481520617568487572640492565710485362495540714716717505556549589522494533636575638525712593650532715504513561552726587643497510434435DYF399X← Y-DNA Marker DYS# or Other Marker IDHaplogroup AssignmentTesting InfoDatabase IDsContact Info
 GA
TA-
C4
Lineage IDLineage Founder / Descendancy InfoHaplogroupabababcdababababcdababcLineage IDLineage Founder / Descendancy InfoMigrationHaplogroupY-SNP ResultsCompanyTest IDYsearchYbaseNameEmail Address
Member IDMember ID
Lineage IMatthew Woodruff (1612 ENG 1682 CT)R1b1a2a1a1b3c1132415101114121212131329169101111241519301415161610111923151517193739111212111223101312121430241191516810108101012232318101212158222012111311111212Lineage IMatthew Woodruff (1612 ENG 1682 CT)ENG > CT R1b1a2a1a1b3c1
John Woodruff (1642 CT 1692 CT)John Woodruff (1642 CT 1692 CT)CT 
W002└─>Joseph(1678)>Jonah(1706)>Eldad(1749)>Aphek(1778)>Wilford(1807)R1b1a2a1a1b3c11324151011141212121313291691011112415193014151616101119231510121211122310131212143024W002└─>Joseph(1678)>Jonah(1706)>Eldad(1749)>Aphek(1778)>Wilford(1807)CT > NY > UT R1b1a2a1a1b3c1SMGFSee Result 1
W003└─>Joseph(1678)>Jonah(1706)>Eldad(1749)>Aphek(1778)>Wilford(1807)R1b1a2a1a1b3c11324151011141212121313291691011112415193014151616101119231510121211122310131212143024W003└─>Joseph(1678)>Jonah(1706)>Eldad(1749)>Aphek(1778)>Wilford(1807)CT > NY > UT R1b1a2a1a1b3c1SMGFSee Result 2
W004└─>Joseph(1678)>Jonah(1706)>Eldad(1749)>Aphek(1778)>Wilford(1807)R1b1a2a1a1b3c113241510111412121213291691011112415193014151616101119231510121211122310131212143024W004└─>Joseph(1678)>Jonah(1706)>Eldad(1749)>Aphek(1778)>Wilford(1807)CT > NY > UT R1b1a2a1a1b3c1SMGFSee Result 3
Matthew Woodruff (1646 CT 1691 CT)Matthew Woodruff (1646 CT 1691 CT)CT 
W009└─>Nathl(1687)>Nathl(1728)>Ezekl(1763)>Richd(1784)>John(1819)R1b1a2a1a1b3c1132415101114121212131329169101111241519301415161610111923151517193739111212141191516810108101012232318101212158222012111311111212W009└─>Nathl(1687)>Nathl(1728)>Ezekl(1763)>Richd(1784)>John(1819)CT > CAN R1b1a2a1a1b3c1FTDNA80158K4VX6D. J. Woodrufftamihi60@hotmail.com
W011└─>Nathl(1687)>Nathl(1728)>Ezekl(1763)>Wm(1793)>Henry(1833)R1b1a2a1a1b3c1132415101114121212131329169101111241519301415161610111923151517193738111212141191516810108101012232318101212158222012111311111212W011└─>Nathl(1687)>Nathl(1728)>Ezekl(1763)>Wm(1793)>Henry(1833)CT > CAN R1b1a2a1a1b3c1FTDNA86938J. L. D. Woodruffjldwoodruff@hotmail.com
Samuel Woodruff (1661CT 1741 CT)Samuel Woodruff (1661CT 1741 CT)CT 
W026└─>David(1698)>Noah(1731)>David(1770)>Hiram(1796)>Wm(1822)R1b1a2a1a1b3c1132415101114121212131329W026└─>David(1698)>Noah(1731)>David(1770)>Hiram(1796)>Wm(1822)CT > MA R1b1a2a1a1b3c1FTDNAN71044Daniel Woodruffdaniel@danielwoodruff.com
W012└─>John(1708)>John(1740)>Bushnell(1774)>Levi(1818)>David(1869)R1b1a2a1a1b3c1132415101114121212131329169101111241519301415161610111923151517193739111212111223101312121430241191516810108101012232318101212168222012111311111212351591612272619121113121091212101162215191524171215241218101417911W012└─>John(1708)>John(1740)>Bushnell(1774)>Levi(1818)>David(1869)CT > IA R1b1a2a1a1b3c1U152+, M126-, M160-, L2+ L20+, L4-FTDNAN50842Leonard Woodruffwoodruff2003@iowatelecom.net
Lineage Descendancy UncertainLineage Descendancy Uncertain 
W007? > Wooster Woodruff (1795)>Riley(1829)>Geo(1869)>Jerome(1899)R1b1a2a1a1b3c1132415101114121212131329169101111241519311415161610111923151517193739111212141191516810108101012232318101212158222012111311111212W007? > Wooster Woodruff (1795)>Riley(1829)>Geo(1869)>Jerome(1899)CT > PA > NY > MI R1b1a2a1a1b3c1FTDNA72327QXHHVP. Macqueenpmacqu11234@aol.com
W042?R1b1a2a1a1b3c1132415101114121212141330169101111241519301415161610111923151517183738111212131191516810108101012232318101212158222012111311111212W042? R1b1a2a1a1b3c1FTDNA267226
W030? > Carlos Julius Woodruff (c1811)R1b1a2a1a1b3c11324151011141212121313291691011112415193014151616101119231515171937391112W030? > Carlos Julius Woodruff (c1811)CT > AL R1b1a2a1a1b3c1FTDNA158801
W028? > Edwin(1799)>Francis(1833)>Edwin(1868)>Forester(1899)R1b1a2a1a1b3c11324151011151212111313291691011112415193014151616111219231515171837381112W028? > Edwin(1799)>Francis(1833)>Edwin(1868)>Forester(1899)CT > NY > OH > NE R1b1a2a1a1b3c1FTDNA156313Forester Woodruffforesterw@aol.com
   
Lineage IIRichard Woodroof (c1618 ENG aft1643 VA)R1b1a2a1a1b1424141011b15a121211121328169911112515192815c16c17c17c11102023161518183541111212111323101312121330231191516810108101010c12t13c14c23231510121215822201211141111121235121112121091212101120t23c25.1tLineage IIRichard Woodroof (c1618 ENG aft1643 VA)ENG > VA R1b1a2a1a1b
Richard Woodroof (c1685 VA c1755 VA)Richard Woodroof (c1685 VA c1755 VA)VA 
W032└─>Richd(c1725)>Richd(c1772)>Richd(1820)>Tolbert(1869)>Evrt(1893)R1b1a2a1a1b142414101115121211121328169911112515192815161717111020231615181835401112W032└─>Richd(c1725)>Richd(c1772)>Richd(1820)>Tolbert(1869)>Evrt(1893)VA >TN R1b1a2a1a1bFTDNA167602C3HD6Remdert B. Woodroofrbwoodroof@bellsouth.net
W041└─>Geo(c1728)>Geo(c1751)>Geo(1780)>Jos(1809)R1b1a2a1a1b14241410111512121112132816991111251519281516171711102023161518183641111212131191516810108101012232315101212158222012111411111212W041└─>Geo(c1728)>Geo(c1751)>Geo(1780)>Jos(1809)VA > AL R1b1a2a1a1bFTDNA231476Dorothy Ockrassa Johnsondorothy.e.johnson@boeing.com
W018└─>Geo(c1728)>Geo(c1751)>Geo(1780)>Benj(1813)>Wm(1849)R1b1a2a1a1b1424141011151212111213281699111125151928151617171110202316151818354111121213119151681010810101223231510121215822201211141111121235121112121091212101120t23c25.1tW018└─>Geo(c1728)>Geo(c1751)>Geo(1780)>Benj(1813)>Wm(1849)VA > AL > MO R1b1a2a1a1bFTDNA122870NTQ4YMichael L. Hébertgenhebm@gmail.com
W014└─>Geo(c1728)>Geo(c1751)>?Howell(c1775)>John(1828)>Wm(1883)R1b1a2a1a1b1424141011151212111213281699111125151928151617171110202316151818354111121213119151681010810101223231510121215822201211141111121235121112121091212101120t23c25.1tW014└─>Geo(c1728)>Geo(c1751)>?Howell(c1775)>John(1828)>Wm(1883)VA > TN R1b1a2a1a1bFTDNA107951E3UE8William H. Woodruffwhw00dy@charter.net
W031└─>Geo(c1728)>Benj(c1759)>Wm(1787)>Jasper(1834)>John(1878)R1b1a2a1a1b142414101115121211121328169911112515192815161617111020231615181834411112W031└─>Geo(c1728)>Benj(c1759)>Wm(1787)>Jasper(1834)>John(1878)VA > TN > AR R1b1a2a1a1bFTDNA157659
George Woodroof (c1687 VA c1770 VA)George Woodroof (c1687 VA c1770 VA)VA 
W015└─>Wm Davenport (c1738)>Prsly(c1770)>Mrshl(1798)>Elisha(1825)R1b1a2a1a1b1424141011151212111213281699111125151928151617171110202316151818354111121213119151681010810101223231510121215822201211141111121231.221t23c26.1tW015└─>Wm Davenport (c1738)>Prsly(c1770)>Mrshl(1798)>Elisha(1825)VA > KY > IL R1b1a2a1a1bFTDNA960083RH4DMark A. Davenportm_davenport@uncg.edu
W022└─>Wm Davenport (c1738)>Prsly(c1770)>Mrshl(1798)>?>Wm Overton (c1849)R1b1a2a1a1b14241410111512121112132816991111251519281516171711102023161518183541111212131191516810108101012232315101212158222012111411111212W022└─>Wm Davenport (c1738)>Prsly(c1770)>Mrshl(1798)>?>Wm Overton (c1849)VA > KY > IL > OH > ID R1b1a2a1a1bFTDNA27597EM4X3B. Mittonvolleymom5@bigfoot.com
W036└─>John Thos Davenport (1845 SC)>Jas Morgan(1889)>Jas Morgan(1920)R1b1a2a1a1b142414101115121211121328169911112515192815161717111020231611121211132310131212133023W036└─>John Thos Davenport (1845 SC)>Jas Morgan(1889)>Jas Morgan(1920)SC > GA > TX > MS R1b1a2a1a1bANCFaith Davenport-Allissfaith_osu@yahoo.com
David Woodroof (c1690 VA 1760 VA)David Woodroof (c1690 VA 1760 VA)VA 
W037└─>Clifford(c1735)>Benj(1772)>Reuben(1796)>Jas(1818)>Jas(1853)R1b1a2a1a1b14241410111512121112132816991111251519281516171711102023161518183542111212131191516810108101012232315101212158222012111411111212W037└─>Clifford(c1735)>Benj(1772)>Reuben(1796)>Jas(1818)>Jas(1853)VA > GA R1b1a2a1a1bFTDNA182627Glenn Woodruffgmwoody22@gmail.com
W019└─>Clifford(c1735)>Benj(1772)>Joseph(1807)>Josiah(1836)>Mark(1892)R1b1a2a1a1b1424141011151212111213281699111125151928151617171110202116151818354111121213119151681010810101223231510121215822201211141111121235121112121091312101120t23c26.1tW019└─>Clifford(c1735)>Benj(1772)>Joseph(1807)>Josiah(1836)>Mark(1892)VA > GA R1b1a2a1a1bP312+FTDNA124696X3JRN
Lineage Descendancy UncertainLineage Descendancy Uncertain 
W001? > Fielding Woodruff (c1795 VA)>Danl(1827)>Danl(1884)R1b1a2a1a1b142414101115121211121328169911112515192815161717111020231611121211132310131212133023W001? > Fielding Woodruff (c1795 VA)>Danl(1827)>Danl(1884)VA > TN > KY > IL R1b1a2a1a1bP312+,L21-,S21-,S26-,S28-,S29-DNAHH1542BDASHEDWD6Michael L. Hébertgenhebm@gmail.com
W006? > Fielding Woodruff (c1795 VA)>Danl(1827)>Danl(1884)R1b1a2a1a1b1424141011b15a121211121328169911112515192815c16c17c17c11102023161519183541111212111323101312121330231191516810108101010c12t13c14c232315101212158222012111411111212341591612252619121112121091212101110211520132416131524121811151791120t23c24.1tW006? > Fielding Woodruff (c1795 VA)>Danl(1827)>Danl(1884)VA > TN > KY > IL R1b1a2a1a1bP312+,L21-,DF19-,DF27-DNA-F87730EK93ZMichael L. Hébertgenhebm@gmail.com
W008? > Geo. W. Woodruff (1828)R1b1a2a1a1b14241410111512121112132816991111251519281516171811102023161519183541111212131191516810108101012212315101212158222012111411111212W008? > Geo. W. Woodruff (1828)GA > AL R1b1a2a1a1bFTDNA79201S88FTH. G. Woodruffhgruff@hotmail.com
W034?R1b1a2a1a1b142414101115121211121328169911112515192815161717111020231615181835411112W034? R1b1a2a1a1bFTDNA155888
W035? > John W. Woodruff (1849 GA)>John(1885 AL)R1b1a2a1a1b14241410111512121112132816991111251519281516171711102023171518183541111212131191516810108101012232315101212158232012111411111212W035? > John W. Woodruff (1849 GA)>John(1885 AL)GA > AL R1b1a2a1a1bFTDNA1723595SCXJMark Woodruffmwoodruff1@triad.rr.com
Other Close MatchesOther Close Matches 
W025Saml. Flowers(?)>Jesse(c1830)>Henry(1868)>Benj(1897)R1b1a2a1a1b14241410111512121112132816991111251519281516171711102023161517183540111212131191516810108101012232316101212158222012111411111311W025Saml. Flowers(?)>Jesse(c1830)>Henry(1868)>Benj(1897)WV > OH R1b1a2a1a1bP312+,M65-,M153-,SRY2627-,U152-,L21-FTDNA126729XQYVUTom Flowerstflow@bluebottle.com
   
Lineage IIIJohn Woodruff "The Immigrant" (1604 ENG 1670 LI,NY)R1b1a2a1a1a4132314101114121212131329179101111241419291516161811101923171518163738131212131191516810108101012232316101212158222012111311111312Lineage IIIJohn Woodruff "The Immigrant" (1604 ENG 1670 LI,NY)ENG > LI,NY R1b1a2a1a1a4
John Woodruff (1650 LI,NY 1703 LI,NY)John Woodruff (1650 LI,NY 1703 LI,NY)NY 
W016└─>Joseph(1676)>John(1704)>John(c1723)>Abner(1765)>Isaac(1787)R1b1a2a1a1a4132314101114121212131329179101111241419291516161811101923171518163738131212131191516810108101012232316101212158222012111311111312W016└─>Joseph(1676)>John(1704)>John(c1723)>Abner(1765)>Isaac(1787)NY > NJ > OH R1b1a2a1a1a4FTDNA103159G. Patrick Woodruffpatwoodruff@charter.net
W013└─>Joseph(1676)>John(1704)>Moses(1734)>Gideon(1764)>Saml(1793)R1b1a2a1a1a413231410111412121213132917910111124141929151616181110192317131212111323101312121330pW013└─>Joseph(1676)>John(1704)>Moses(1734)>Gideon(1764)>Saml(1793)NY > NJ > NC > GA R1b1a2a1a1a4SMGFSee Result 1
W023└─>Joseph(1676)>Nathl(1719)>Nathl(c1745)>Saml(1766)>Levi(1815)R1b1a2a1a1a41323141011141212121313291791011112414192915161618111019231715181637381312W023└─>Joseph(1676)>Nathl(1719)>Nathl(c1745)>Saml(1766)>Levi(1815)NY > NJ > VA > SC > KY R1b1a2a1a1a4FTDNA131763Todd Woodruffwoodrufftodd@yahoo.com
W029└─>Joseph(1676)>Nathl(1719)>Joseph(1751)>Saml(1775)>Matthew(1815)R1b1a2a1a1a41323141011141212121313291791011112414192915161618111019231715181637381312W029└─>Joseph(1676)>Nathl(1719)>Joseph(1751)>Saml(1775)>Matthew(1815)NY > NJ > VA > SC > GA > AL R1b1a2a1a1a4FTDNA156940Virginia Koblerginkob1@comcast.net
W010└─>Joseph(1676)>Nathl(1719)>John(c1756)>?James (c1780)>Thos(1819)R1b1a2a1a1a41323141011141212121313291791011112414192915161618111019231715191737381312121113231013121213302411915168101081010122323161012121582220121113111113123315916122526191310131210912121011102015191324171215241218101417911W010└─>Joseph(1676)>Nathl(1719)>John(c1756)>?James (c1780)>Thos(1819)NY > NJ > VA > SC > AL R1b1a2a1a1a4U106+, L48+,Z8+,Z11-FTDNA82758Dan Woodruffdwoodruff1@charter.net
W044? > Jessee(1790)>David(1817)>Wm(1845)>Gilbert(1898)R1b1a2a1a1a41223141111141212121313291791011112414192915161618111019231715181637381312W044? > Jessee(1790)>David(1817)>Wm(1845)>Gilbert(1898)NJ > OH > IN > SD R1b1a2a1a1a4FTDNA299511
   
Lineage IVNehemiah Woodruff (? – ?)R1b1a2Lineage IVNehemiah Woodruff (? – ?)MA R1b1a2
W024└─>Arthur(1872)R1b1a21322141011141212121313291891011112515173115151718111119231515181837371212W024└─>Arthur(1872)MA R1b1a2FTDNA134238Garron Woodruffgarwoodruff@comcast.net
   
Lineage VThomas Woodroffe of Rempstone (c1550 ENG 1625 ENG)R1b1a2Lineage VThomas Woodroffe of Rempstone (c1550 ENG 1625 ENG)ENG R1b1a2
W017└─>John(c1595)>Thos(c1630)>Solmn(c1670?)>John(c1700?)>Solmn(1746)R1b1a2132314111114121214131329179911112515192917171717121119231715191635351212W017└─>John(c1595)>Thos(c1630)>Solmn(c1670?)>John(c1700?)>Solmn(1746)ENG R1b1a2FTDNA118458
   
Lineage VIWoodruff Family (1700s NJ)Lineage VIWoodruff Family (1700s NJ)NJ 
W005Daniel Woodruff (c1766 NJ a1850 OH)I1a132214101315111412121128128108112416203012151616101019211412101112132210151311133121W005Daniel Woodruff (c1766 NJ a1850 OH)NJ > OH I1aSMGFSee ResultMelvin D. Woodruffdwoody58@yahoo.com
   
Lineage VIIThos Ferguson (c1810 VA 1840 AL)R1b1a2a1a1b4b132514111113121212131429179911112515183016161617121219231716181737401212Lineage VIIThos Ferguson (c1810 VA 1840 AL)VA > AL > MO R1b1a2a1a1b4b
W020└─>Thos Ferguson-Woodruff (1840)>GeorgeR1b1a2a1a1b4b13251411111312121213142917991111251518301616161712121923171618173740121213131191516810108101012212316101212168222012111311111211W020└─>Thos Ferguson-Woodruff (1840)>GeorgeVA > AL > MO R1b1a2a1a1b4bFTDNA1229087ATM2Sharon Priestersharonpriester@msn.com
W021└─>Wm Ferguson-Woodruff (1840)R1b1a2a1a1b4b13251411111312121213142917991111251518301616161712121923181618173740121213131191516810108101012212316101212168222012111311111211W021└─>Wm Ferguson-Woodruff (1840)VA > AL > MO R1b1a2a1a1b4bM222+FTDNA103480HPFAD
W040R1b1a2a1a1b4b132514111112121213131429179911112515183016161617121219231716181737401212W040 R1b1a2a1a1b4bFTDNA217272
   
Lineage VIIIAndrew Jackson Woodruff (1835 PA 1904 PA)I1Lineage VIIIAndrew Jackson Woodruff (1835 PA 1904 PA)PA I1
W033└─>Horace(1874)>Robt(1921)I11322141013141114111210291589811231620281215151610919211414152034371310131312815158111189912232316101212178252013111311111211W033└─>Horace(1874)>Robt(1921)PA I1FTDNA168515
   
Lineage IXJames Woodruff (1856 NC ?)R1b1a2a1a1b4fLineage IXJames Woodruff (1856 NC ?)NC R1b1a2a1a1b4f
W038└─>Richard(1902)R1b1a2a1a1b4f132414111114121211141330179101111251518301515171710111923151517183940111212141191516810108101012232318101212158222012111311111212W038└─>Richard(1902)NC > MO R1b1a2a1a1b4fP312+,L21+,L159.2+FTDNA1927148SWQHScott Woodruffscottwoodruff@yahoo.com
   
UngroupedUngrouped 
W027WoodruffR1b1a2132314111114121212131329W027Woodruff R1b1a2FTDNAN41514
W039Joseph Woodrough/Woodroffe (c1780 Warwickshire, ENG ?)R1b1a2132514111115121212131329W039Joseph Woodrough/Woodroffe (c1780 Warwickshire, ENG ?)ENG > MA R1b1a2FTDNAN55477
W043James Woodruff (c1800 NY ?)I2a13221510121611151214112920891111261418301114141510102121141018173437131013111181617811108111112212117101212168272014121310111211W043James Woodruff (c1800 NY ?)NY > IL I2aP37.2+FTDNA198999
   
Analysis of Test Results

Below are analyses of the test results for each of the lineages represented in the project.  As more members join the project and more haplotype data is obtained for each lineage, more detailed analysis will be possible.  Genealogical information on each lineage and for members of the project can be found on the Ancestral Lines page.

Lineage I:  Matthew Woodruff (1612 ENG 1682 CT)

The test results so far for this lineage come from the lines of Wilford Woodruff (descendant of Matthew's son John), Ezekiel Woodruff (descendant of Matthew's son Matthew Jr.), and Wooster B. Woodruff.  Wooster's connection to Matthew Woodruff was proven through DNA testing but his exact descendancy from Matthew is not yet established.  We can now begin to build a modal haplotype for Matthew Woodruff and his descendants.  The estimated haplogroup of R1b indicates a western European origin.  Y-SNP testing of males from this line could further pinpoint the geographic origin of this line.

Lineage II:  Richard Woodroof (c1685 VA 1755 VA)

So far, we have test results from three lines of this lineage of Woodruffs.  Although all three lines have brickwalls that stop short of identifying the specific Woodruff family from which they descend, at least two of them (Fielding Woodruff and Howell S. Woodruff) have strong circumstancial evidence indicating they go back to Richard Woodroof and the Woodroof/Woodruffs of early Surry, Brunswick, and Greensville Counties, Virginia.  The third line of George Woodruff of Georgia also likely goes back to these same Woodruffs, but may go back to the lines of one of Richard's probable brothers, George Woodroof/Woodruff of Spotsylvania Co, VA and David Woodroof/Woodruff of Albemarle Co, VA.  Very close matches between these Woodruff testees and some Davenport and Overton testees indicates a likely connection to George Woodruff of early Spotsylvania and King William Counties, Virginia.  The nature of these matches and how they came about is still being investigated.  It has been surmised that George Woodruff of Spotsylvania-King William was a brother or cousin to Richard Woodroof/Woodruff of Surry-Brunswick-Greensville.  The estimated haplogroup of R1b1b2 (formerly R1b1c) for testees in this group indicates a western European origin.

Lineage III:  John Woodruff (1604 ENG 1670 LI,NY)

Test results for the three testees establish this as the lineage of John Woodruff (the Immigrant) who immigrated to America around 1639 and settled at Southampton, LI, NY.  This lineage is also known as the Long Island Woodruffs.  Member W016 has a solid lineage back to John "the Immigrant" Woodruff through his son, John "The Younger Brother" Woodruff.  The lineage of member W013 whose 7-generation pedigree appears at the SMGF web site shows ancestry back to Samuel Woodruff (b. 1793, NC, d. 1863, GA).  Samuel's lineage is shown in other databases to go back to the immigrant John Woodruff.  The ancestry of James Woodruff (b. ca 1780, SC) is uncertain but W010's results confirm that he, and probably all the Spartanburg, SC Woodruffs, go back to John "the Immigrant" and the Long Island Woodruffs.  The estimated haplogroup of R1b1b2 (formerly R1b1c) indicates a western European origin.

Lineage VI:  Woodruff Family (1700s NJ)

There is only one test result so far for this lineage so more testing will be needed to determine a modal haplotype.  Daniel Woodruff could be a descendant of the Long Island, New York Woodruffs.  The estimated haplogroup of I1a indicates a northern European origin for this lineage—specifically, the I1a-AS variety indicating Anglo-Saxon origin.  This line of Woodruffs may trace back to the Anglo-Saxon invasions of Britain in the 5th and 6th centuries.

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Michael L. Hébert
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