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Clan Lineages

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(This page updated July 17, 2011)

DNA Participants, Please Note: This DNA Project Website is maintained on a voluntary basis.  If you see an error or omission in any of your information on this or any other web page, please don't hesitate to contact Patrick Childress at londonwildcat@earthlink.net and request an update!  We rely on your eyes to catch our mistakes...Also, please be aware that this web page is updated only when all results from an individual's testing have been received.  There frequently is a several week delay between receipt of the first 12-marker test results and the extended results, so please be patient.

The following Clans are comprised of contemporary DNA participant/donors whose DNA marker values results on the 25-, 37- or 67-marker tests match almost perfectly.  The closer the match of alleles values, the higher the probability of having a recent common ancestor.  (Looking at it in another direction, there is virtually no possibility of any participant in one Clan being remotely related to a participant in another Clan, regardless of the duplication of the surname "Overton.") All the participants in each of the five Clans below share a common male Overton ancestor, perhaps as recently as a hundred years ago, or as far in the past as many centuries ago.

For a detailed chart presentation of all alleles values for all participants below, click here (wait a moment for the Y-dna chart to load).  You may also view an analysis of the mutations within each Clan by clicking here and going to the Mutation Analysis page.  While the determination of the exact value of each alleles value (or marker) is an advanced science, the statistical interpretation of the results is not.  We encourage any reader to contact the Project Administrators for assistance in evaluating individual relationships.

What do these "Clans" mean?  Every individual in each Clan is, by definition, a cousin to every other individual in their Clan.  Perhaps the relationship is "cousin, 10 times removed," but each is a cousin to the others by virtue of sharing a common ancestor.  Remember, in order for an individual to be assigned to any Clan, their 25-marker DNA test results must demonstrate at least a 25% probability of having a Common Ancestor within the past 24 generations with any other individual in a Clan.

Note:  Anyone wishing to remove their name from the following chart should immediately contact the Group Administrator!

Kit Number

Contemporary DNA Participant
 and Contact Information

Ancestral Information and Migration Patterns

CLAN 1 - 8 members
(click here to go to proposed Lineage Chart, updated as of 10.11.2009, for Clan 1)

Haplogroup R1b1

#1
23012

25  marker

Alton Lee Overton
(Deceased son Bill Overton is contact)
David 1765 > Moses 1808 > Anderson 1837 > Franklin L. 1862 > Miles A. 1888 > Vern A. 1911 > Alton L. Overton 1933 (participant)
Migration:  NC > TN > IN > MO > NE > NV
For complete family history on internet, click here
#2
36590

67  marker
Donald Ray Overton David 1765 > David Ransom 1822 > Andrew Jackson, Sr. 1867 > Tom Dave, Sr. 1906 > Donald Ray Overton 1945 (participant)
Migration:  NC > TN > TX
For complete family history on internet, click here
#3
27980

25 marker
Keith Andrew Overton John, Jr. 1758 > Jesse 1787 > Samuel E. 1821 > Knox 1868 > Frank 1906 > Billy F. 1934 > Keith A. Overton 1964 (participant)
Migration:  NC > TN > TX
For complete family history on internet, click here  
#4
70278

25 marker
Robert Lee Overton William 1638 > John bef. 1689 > AAron 1733 > Moses 1763 > John Bibb 1821 > Adolphus "Doll" Henry 1850 > Robert Rueben "Bud" 1898 > Robert Lee Overton 1926 (participant)
Migration:  England > NC > AL > TX > OK
#5
90215

25 marker
Howard B. Overton James 1710 > Nathaniel 1739 > Asa 1771 > Drewry 1815 > Thomas 1846 (Iowa) > Benjamin Franklin 1883 > Howard Maynard 1913 > Howard B. Overton 1940 (participant)
Migration:  NC > IA > KS
Note:  Howard has written and published the following book which is available for purchase:
"An Overton History, 1710-2000" by Howard B. Overton.  Book sold at cost and includes family history and genealogy of Mr. Overton's line.  104 pages, 160 Overtons, 24 photos.  Cost $16.00 to Howard B. Overton, 606 Montezuma Ct., McPherson, KS 67460-2612.    Other names in this genealogy/history:  OVERTON, ROGERS, SHELTON, POOLE, HARRISON, FAIRCHILD, POLLARD, LOCKHART, HOCKETT.
#6
150858

37 marker
Kevin Glynn Overton Aaron 1733 > Jesse 1761 > David 1795 > Jackson S. 1825 > Samuel W. 1849 > Lester E. 1889 > Herman Glynn 1927 > Kevin G. Overton 1956 (participant)
Migration:  NC > TN > AL > OK > TX
For complete family history on internet, click here

#7
10091

67 marker
George Johnson
(Sponsor is 1st Cousin, Angela Clyburn)
Daniel Johnston 1788 NC > William Laden Johnson 1831 SC > Jesse Charles Johnson 1873 SC > William Johnson, Sr. 1900 SC > George Johnson b. 1936 SC (participant)
Migration:  NC > SC
(Note: Ms. Clyburn has indicated that a genetic predisposition for a "club foot" existed in some of the earlier generations of the paternal line of her family.  Should the reader be aware of such a medical condition existing in an Overton line, it would be a further indication that there is a genetic connection between the Johnson surname and the Overton surname.  Please contact Angela by clicking on her name in the column to the left if you wish to share this information with her.) 
#8
156735

37 marker
Samuel T. Johnson
(Sponsor is Sister, Shirley J. Cayton)
Daniel Johnston (Johnson) abt. 1789 SC/NC > Daniel Green Johnson 1844 SC > John Thomas Johnson 1870 SC > William Truluck Johnson, Sr. 1917 SC > Samuel T. Johnson (participant)
Migration:  NC > SC

CLAN 2 - 5 members
Haplogroup E1b1b1


#1
25920

37 marker
Ronald Andrew Overton
(Sponsor is Anna O. Jackson)
Edwin W. 1817 > John T. 1859 > Andrew C. 1903 > John T. 1943 > Ronald A. Overton 1971 (participant)
Migration:  VA > TN > KY
For complete family history on internet, click here  
#2
43656

25 marker
Kelley Dean Overton Thomas C. 1809 > James E. 1842 > John F. 1868 > James H. 1892 > Talmadge E. 1933 > Kelley D. Overton 1963 (participant)
Migration:  TN  
#3
31465

37 marker
Marvin Cartmell Overton III, M.D.

William 1638 > Captain James I 1688 > Captain John 1730 > George 1767 > Garland Terrell 1812 > Reverend George Buck  1839 > Marvin Cartmell, M.D. 1878 > Marvin Cartmell II, M.D. 1903 > Marvin Cartmell Overton III, M.D. 1935 (participant)
Migration:  England > VA > NC > KY > TX

Participant's aunt, Nan West Overton,  is a renowned genealogist and has several publications to her credit.  Her most recent work, The Overtons: 700 Years is available at several genealogy libraries, including the Clayton Library in Houston, Texas.  Mrs. West traces her family lineage back more than 700 years, beginning in England.  The author of this website, J.P. Childress, has extracted part of this Overton line on his family tree.  The first Overton ancestor identified by Mrs. West in her book was William de Overton, born circa 1270 A.D.

#4
25939

25 marker
Bill Overton Thomas C. 1809 > John W. 1844 > William B. 1882 > Bolton R. 1919 > Bill C. Overton 1955 (participant)
Migration:  TN  
#5
182303

37 marker
Colin Charles Overton John 1773 Norfolk, England > Henry 1792 England > Henry 1833 England > William Henry 1858 Port Sorell, Tasmania, Australia > William Charles 1884 Australia > Sydney James 1916 Australia > Colin Charles Overton 1955 Devonport, Tasmania, Australia

CLAN 3 - 10 members
Haplogroup R1b1b2

#1
39244

37 marker; mtDNA Plus
Steve Randall Overton John, Sr. 1750 > John, Jr. 1792 > Jacob Hagler 1816 > William D. 1846 > William Thomas 1888 > William Roscoe 1920 > Steve Randall 1947 (participant)
Migration: NC > SC > GA > AL > TN
For complete family history on internet, click here  
#2
100551

37 marker
Robert Glenn Overton Joseph 1765 > John 1800 > Robert Alfred 1830 > James Franklin 1862 > William Amos 1901 > Robert Glenn Overton 1929 (participant)
Migration:
  VA > TN
#3
25364

25 marker
Harold C. Overton
(Dot Donegan is sponsor for H.C. Overton)
John Sr. 1750 > Abijah 1806 > William M. 1840 > Robert A. > 1871 > William C. 1898 > Harold C. Overton (participant)
Migration: 
England > NC > SC > GA > AL
#4
32046

25 marker
Robert Wallace Overton
(Roger Williams, PhD., is sponsor for R.W. Overton)
Aaron 1750 > Ausborn 1772 > Arthur Ausborn 1812 > William V. Taylor 1835 > Augustus A. 1855 > Bernard Cortez 1898 > Robert Wallace Overton 1924 (participant)
Migration: 
England > NC
#5
93531

37 marker
Walter Scott Overton Moses ca. 1726 > Benjamin 1753 > John Mottley 1797 > James Jefferson 1844 > Walter Scott 1891 > Walter Scott Overton 1925 (participant)
Migration:
  VA > OR

#6
145398

37 marker
Richard Eugene Overton John, Sr. 1750 > John, Jr. 1792 > Henry 1820 > John Kapo Polk 1836 AL > John Wesley K. 1880 AL > John Richard 1914 AL > Richard Eugene Overton b.1936 AL (participant)
Migration:
  NC > SC > GA > AL
#7
157131

37 marker
John Hane Overton Moses ca. 1726 VA > Moses, Jr. 1772 VA > Thomas Carleton 1803 VA > James Thomas 1833 VA > Richard James 1875 VA > John Hane 1909 GA > John Hane Overton, Jr. 1937 NC (participant)
Migration:
  VA > GA > NC
#8
154309

37 marker
Peter Brian Overton
(Contact is Dayna Overton Owskey, Peter's sister)
Joseph 1765 VA > Moses Baker 1808 TN > Albert 1835 TN > Lionel A. 1897 IL > Norman Lionel 1924 AZ > Peter Brian Overton 1954 Wurtzberg, Germany (participant)
Migration:
  VA > TN > IL > AZ
#9
160448

37 marker
David Overton
(Contact is Maggie Overton, David's sister)
Moses ca. 1726 > Richard Carleton by 1779 > John E. 1803 VA > George Carleton 1846 VA > Ulysses Vernard 1876 VA > Leston Raymond 1903 VA > David Overton 1949 VA (participant)
Migration: VA
#10
185386

37 marker
Bobby Morris Overton
(sponsor and contact is daughter, C.C. Overton)
Aaron 1750 NC > Ausborn 1770 NC > Abner 1800 NC (moved to Franklin County, AL > Marion A. 1833 NC > William Oscar 1875 AL > Charley Oscar 1906 AL > Bobby Morris Overton 1940 AL (participant)

CLAN 4 - 4 members
Haplogroup J2

#1
46213

25 marker
Brian Dale Overton Ephraim 1775 > Eli 1807 > Calvin 1827 > James Henry 1848 > Matthew Walter 1879 > Lester Clinton 1909 > Allen Dale 1934 > Brian Dale Overton 1969 (participant)
Migration: VA or NC > IA > KS
#2
49149
25 marker
Robert Leland Overton II Ephraim 1775 > Eli D. 1807 > Calvin 1827 > James Henry 1848 > Elmer Rury 1875 > Freddie James 1901 > Gary James 1941 > Robert Leland Overton II 1974 (participant)
Migration: 
VA > TN > KY > IN > IA > IL > IA
#3
156218
37 marker
Dr. Mark Charles Overton Ephraim 1775 > Eli D. 1807....... > Dr. Mark Charles Overton (participant)
Migration: MO
#4
206265
 37 marker
Larry David Overton Not Furnished by Participant

CLAN 5 - 2 members
Haplogroup J2

#1
68291

25 marker
Charles Warren Overton Elbert 1882 > William Elbert 1916 > Charles Warren Overton 1951 (participant)
Migration: TN > NM
#2
45562

25 marker
- GenoProject
Conversion
Edgar Anderson Overton Most distant known ancestor is grandfather, Milton Stuart Overton, Cumberland Gap, TN; unsure of birth date, but probably died in 1920's in New Mexico; father was Fred Wakeman Overton, d. 1971 in Nashville, TN

CLAN 6 - 4 members
Haplogroup R1b1b2

#1
139306

25 marker
Malcolm Eugene Overton John H 1822 > John, Jr. 1849 > Alfred Marion 1865 > Alfred Earl 1907 > Malcolm E. 1930 > Malcolm Eugene Overton 1963 (participant)
Migration:  AL > IN
#2
120466

25 marker
Benjamin Eugene Overton
(Wallar H. Overton is contact for Benjamin)
John Overton/(Howerton), Sr. abt. 1715 > Obadiah Overton (Howerton) bef. 1745 > Lewis Overton abt. 1761 > Wallar Head Overton 1817 > Alonzo Wallar Overton 1839 > Benjamin Eugene Overton, Sr. 1866 > Benjamin E. Overton, Jr. 1907 (participant)
Migration:  VA > KY > MO > TX
(Notice surname change from "Howerton" to "Overton"...this is based on tax roll documentation and DNA matches from participant to Howerton DNA samples.)
#3
145482

67 marker

Wallace Henry Overton

(Not yet furnished by Participant....)
#4
192145

37 marker
Lloyd Lyndell Overton Reuben B. 1775 VA > Robert Bruce 1809 KY > Edward Arthur 1856 > Robert Bruce 1883 MO > Lloyd Miller 1906 MO > Lloyd L. Overton 1939 MO (participant)

CLAN 7 - 3 members
Haplogroup E1b1b1

#1
150613

12 marker
Dan Overton
(no e-mail address given)
Nathaniel 1712 > James 1747 > Joseph Brainard 1783 > James D. 1807 > Americus 1832 > Charles A. 1868 > Nathaniel aft. 1900 > Dan Overton (participant)
Migration: NY > PA > NE > ID > CA
#2
56003

37 marker
Kenneth Michael Overton Nathaniel 1712 > James 1747 > Joseph Brainard 1783 > James D. 1807 > Americus 1832 > Charles A. 1868 > Kenneth 1911 > Kenneth Michael Overton 1937 (participant)
Migration: NY > PA > NE > ID > OR
#3
175513

37 marker

Christopher Grasett Overton

Isaac b. bef. 1700 > David abt. 1712 NY > John 1747 NY (Rev. War) > Methusalah abt. 1800 NY > John H. 1826 NY > John E. 1856 NY > Robert N. 1885 NY > John H. 1919 NY > Christopher Grasett Overton 1943 CA (participant)

CLAN 8 - 2 members
Haplogroup R1b1b2

#1
N80557

1marker
Dr. Barrie Edward Overton Jess > Boyd Jay Overton > Barrie E. Overton (participant)
MI > MO > PA
#2
182385

37  marker
Michael Scott Overton William ca. 1790 Barney Parish, Lincolnshire, England > George ca. 1821 England (immigrated in 1871) > Herbert 1928 MO > Anthony > Michael Scott Overton (participant)

CLAN 9 - 2 members
Haplogroup I2b1

#1
190834

67  marker
Eric David Overton Isaac (1640-1688) > Isaac (1673-1723) > Nathaniel (1708-1779) > Nathaniel (1734-1817) > Meltiah (1776-1839) > Richard Carlton (1802-1882) > Robert Henry (1840-1896) > Henry Rutherford (1868-1908) > Robert Henry II (1901-1971) > David Windsor (1938-) > Eric David Overton (participant)
#2
028103

67  marker
Thomas Chalmers Overton Isaac abt. 1640 > Isaac 1683 > Nathaniel 1708 > Nathaniel abt. 1734 > Meltiah 1776 > Richard C. 1802 > Thomas C. 1854 > Alan M. 1892 > Thomas C. Overton 1929 (participant)
Migration: 
England > NY > OH  

UNASSIGNED MEMBERS - 11 members

Individuals included in this category possess distinctly different DNA marker values than those used to form the five "clans" in the above groupings.  New Clans will be formed when additional Participants significantly match any one of the following members' DNA marker values.

#1
102646
12 marker
James Overton
Haplogroup J1
(Holly Schrank, cousin, is sponsor for James Overton)
Ephraim Dawson 1822 > Charles Carroll abt. 1850 > Claude C. abt. 1890 > James Overton (participant)
Migration:  IL > TN > AR > TN
#2
155465

37 marker
Nevel Overton Slack John bef. 1689 NC > Aaron 1733 NC > Jesse 1761 NC > David 1795 TN or NC > Jackson Sevier 1825 AL > John Anthony Winston 1853 AL > Hugh Cross 1884 AL > Marion Audrey Overton 1921 OK > Nevel Osceola Overton-Slack 1942 OK (participant)
#3
103298

67  marker
J.D. Overton
Haplogroup R1b1
James M. b. abt. 1870 > Noah Bonds 1895 > Freeman B. 1933 > J.D. Overton (participant)
Note:  James M. was adopted as a young child into the Overton Clan 3 and is associated through documentation on his mother's side with Clan 3.
#4
186591

37 marker
Jerry Vaughn Overton, Phd
Haplogroup R1b1b2
Ancestral line not available at this time....
#5
079888

25 marker
Robert Benjamin Overton
Haplogroup E
(confirmed through extended "SNP" testing)
Jack abt. 1826 > Ben abt. 1865 > Julius 1891 > George Eugene 1928 > Robert Benjamin Overton 1954 (participant)
Migration: Africa > Unknown Port of America > Dickson County, TN
#6
114942

37  marker
James Morris Overton, MD
Haplogroup R1b1
Anthony Overton (slave of W.J.Q. Baker on McGregor Estate in Tennessee) was great-great grandfather of Dr. James Morris Overton (participant)
#7
122642

67  marker
Steven Wade Overton
Haplogroup R1b1b2
Thomas 1802 > Thomas William (or, William Thomas) 1841 > Thomas Marshall 1876 > Thomas Corlew 1904 > Thomas Joe b. 1931 > Steven W. Overton 1957 (participant)
VA > TN > CA
#8
033033

25 marker
Frank Edward Overton
Haplogroup I2b
(Terri Overton, daughter, is sponsor for Frank Edward Overton)
John abt. 1831 > William Henry 1856 > Reuben Clyde 1897 > Frank Edward Overton 1921 (participant)
Migration: England > Shropshire, England > PA
#9
027597

67 marker
Orval Wilson Overton
Haplogroup R1b1b2
(
Becky Mitton is sponsor for O.W. Overton)
William W. 1849 > Charles H. 1884 > Orval W. Overton (participant)
Migration:  IL or MO > OH > ID
#10
178942

67  marker
James Lewis Overton
(Contact is Carol Kane)
Haplogroup R1b1b2
Robert Lee 1888 AL > James Lewis, Sr. 1913 AL > James Lewis Overton, Jr. 1937 AL (participant)
#11
N60794
 
Ms. Chailley Mariah Goss-Garner
Haplogroup R1b1a2
John Overton/Howerton, Sr. 1715 > Absolom > Samuel L. Overton/daughter Susie Malinda Overton Jones (NOTE: This line will be impossible to confirm with any known Overton line as the lineage descends down through a maternal line - posted as a courtesy only.)
 

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You may also e-mail Overton Project Co-Administrators Steve Overton or Dot Donegan