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Janice Stroud
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« on: February 05, 2012, 04:24:23 AM »

I am probably not phrasing this correctly but on the pedigree dna charts it now shows my Stroud line matching 36/37 or 37/37 with a Uriah Griffin.  I can do a search and see where his father ? married a Stroud woman but how would that make his male line Griffin match my paternal Stroud line?
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« Reply #1 on: April 25, 2012, 09:16:36 AM »

We're not sure exactly what happened, but it appears that sometime before the late 1700s, either a Stroud fathered a son who carried the Griffin surname or a Griffin fathered a son who carried the Stroud surname.   This could have been a case of adoption, infidelity, illegitmacy or a simple surname change.   There are several other surnames that are matching this DNA pattern, too.
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