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« on: December 14, 2007, 10:58:23 PM »

Our testing has identified four distinct genetic lines of the Cardwell family in America. Below is a brief outline of each of them.

Line I - This line stems from Thomas Cardwell and Martha Perrin of Henrico County, VA. They lived during the 1700s. The vast majority of the Cardwell Database is currently focused on this group. Several individuals have been tested that are easily grouped in this line by its genetic signature. This line has received test kits from branches that stem from two of Thomas and Martha's sons; George Cardwell (1725-1765) and John Cardwell (1715-1795). We have yet to locate a living descendent from son, Richard Cardwell (1719-1780). His descendents can be found today in fairly large numbers in the Rockingham County, NC area, West Virginia, and Kentucky. We also need more detailed testing for George and John's branches, but with five results we are off to a good start.

Line II - This line stems from Robert Cardwell of Campbell County, VA. He immigrated from Ireland just prior to the Rev. War. We have test results for the lines of his sons; William Amos Cardwell of Butler County, KY and James Dixon Cardwell of Campbell Co, VA and West Virginia. We need other living descendents to step up and help solidify this line. Looking for living descendents of Anthony Cardwell of Caldwell County, TX, Robert Cardwell of Grainger County, TN, and John Thomas Cardwell and Thomas Dixon Cardwell of Campbell County, VA. All born between 1787-1806 in Campbell County, VA

Line III - This line is just starting to take shape, but has produced some of the most interesting results. Thomas Cardwell of Dinwiddie County, VA (married Obedience Thweatt) has long been placed by early Cardwell researchers as a son of Richard Cardwell and grandson of Thomas Cardwell/Martha Perrin. So far, one descendent has tested and shows that there is no genetic match to the Thomas Cardwell/Martha Perrin line. This pointed to a different group of Cardwells that have yet to be determined. (I think if we can find someone from the King and Queen County, VA line that we might find a match.) Likewise, ole Thomas Cardwell of Granville County, NC, long thought to be the son of George Cardwell and grandson of Thomas Cardwell/Martha Perrin has turned out to share the same genetic signature as Thomas Cardwell of Dinwiddie. That was a major surprise and one that years and years of old-fashioned research had failed to predict. We're still needing descendents from both of these lines for the project to help confirm the initial findings.

Line IV - This line was a major example of what DNA testing has to offer. Noah Cardwell (born 1798 in NC) was believed to be a son born out-of-wedlock to Ann Cardwell, daughter of Richard Perrin Cardwell and great-granddaughter of Thomas Cardwell/Martha Perrin. The results have indicated that this was a correct assumption! Noah's line differs radically from the established Cardwell lines and hints to a connection to the Dalton family of Rockingham County, NC. There was no way that was going to be determined by traditional research. This is known as a Non-Paternal Event (NPE)

Anyway, that is the current breakdown of the identified lines in America. We hope to get some test results from Cardwell descendents from overseas in 2008. Not to mention getting some of the untested lines in America placed in the DNA Project.

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Rand Cardwell
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« Reply #1 on: March 17, 2008, 10:43:42 PM »

    Cardwell Line I is developing faster than the other lines thus far identified. Here is what we've learned.

    This line stems from Thomas Cardwell and Martha Perrin of old Virginia. Thomas was born about 1686 in Virginia and died in 1772 per his Last Will and Testament located in Henrico County, VA. Considering that our project is based on Y-DNA we will only discuss their male children with any certainty. Thomas and Martha had four male children that lived to adulthood. Those were John, Richard, George and Thomas Perrin Cardwell. Thomas Perrin Cardwell died in 1751 and it appears that he did not have any children. That leaves three brothers to examine.

    John Cardwell was born about 1715 in Henrico County, VA and died in 1795 in Prince Edward County, VA. He married Keziah Lowe in about 1743. They had the following male children:
    • Perrin Cardwell - b, 1744 in Goochland County, VA. Moved to Wilkes County, NC then to Adair County, KY - many descendants - this branch has NOT TESTED
    • Thomas L. Cardwell - b, 1745 in Goochland County, VA. Moved to the Patrick County, VA/ Stokes County, NC region. Married Mary Joyce. Only had two sons. One married and had children - this branch had been tested and the results are included as code C-23
    • John Cardwell, Jr. - b. 1748 in Goochland County, VA. Moved to Mercer County, KY. married Cellar Rice - many descendants - this branch has NOT TESTED
    • William M. Cardwell - b. 1752 in Goochland County, VA. Moved to Stokes County, NC. Married an unknown Flippin. Only a couple of branches of his line have been identified. NOT TESTED
    • James Cardwell - b. 1761 in Prince Edward County, VA. Moved to Mercer County, KY. Married Sarah Crockett. Many descendants - NOT TESTED
    • Wiltshire Cardwell - b. 1764 in Prince Edward County, VA. Stayed in VA. d. in 1834 in Charlotte County, VA. Had several male children - his branch is poorly researched - NOT TESTED
    • George W. Cardwell - b. 1769 in Prince Edward County, VA. Moved to Mercer County, KY. Married Ann Hamilton. Four male children and many descendants - NOT TESTED

    Richard Cardwell was born in 1719 in Henrico County, VA. He married Susannah LeGrand. He died in 1780 in Charlotte County, VA. They had the following male children:
    • Daniel Cardwell - b. 1741 in Goochland County, VA. Married Obedience LNU (not the one from Dinwiddie County, VA) - d. 1813 in Wilkes County, NC. four known male children - many descendants - NOT TESTED
    • George Cardwell - b. 1746 in Goochland County, VA. Married Sarah McGehee - d. 1817 in Shelby County, KY - many descendants - NOT TESTED
    • Richard Perrin Cardwell - b. 1751 in Cumberland County, VA. Married Rebecca LNU. Died in 1795 in Rockingham County, NC. Many descendants - we have results for two males that were sons born out-of-wedlock to his daughters, but not direct male descendants - NOT TESTED
    • Peter Cardwell - b. 1764 in Cumberland County, VA. Married Margaret Joyce. d. 1800 in Charlotte County, VA - only two identified male children. One never married. Other had descendants - NOT TESTED
       

    George Cardwell - b. about 1720 in Henrico County, VA. He married Letitia LNU (possible Lee). d. 1767 in Cumberland County, VA. They had the following male children:
    • Richard Cardwell - b. 1745 in Cumberland County, VA. Married Elizabeth LNU. D. 1817 in Amelia County, VA - one known son - NOT TESTED
    • Francis Cardwell - b. 1755 in Cumberland County, VA. Married Theodosha Platt. d. 1820 in Nottaway County, VA. Children not yet identified - NOT TESTED
    • John Cardwell - b. ca 1760 in Cumberland County,VA. Married Mary Royall. d. 1824 in Claiborne County, TN. many descendants - we have three results from this line C-21, C-25, C-26 and possibly C-17
    • Rev. Perrin Cardwell - b. 1764 in Cumberland County, VA. Married Elizabeth Worsham. D. 1854 in Knox County, TN. many descendants - awaiting results 3/2008 from a living descendant C-30
    • Thomas Cardwell - b. ca 1765 in Cumberland County, VA. Married possibly Mary Freeman. d. after 1830 in Grainger County, TN. no male children identified. NOT TESTED

    There is one result that does not have a perfect genetic match with those tested in this line so far, but is more closely related to this line than all the ones thus far identified. That is the results from a descendant of William Cardwell - b. 1773 in Virginia. He lived in Henry County, KY and had several male children with many descendants living today. The C-13 results are included in Line I for the time being as they do not match up with the other three lines.

    By reviewing the above information it is pretty clear that we have some major gaps in the project. Hopefully, others will surf on our project website and take part. Together we will solve the mystery of the Cardwell family.

    Sincerely,
    Rand Cardwell
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    « Reply #2 on: August 07, 2008, 11:06:27 AM »

    My maternal grandfather was Robert Cardwell of Knoxville, TN. He was born in Grainger County, TN in 1906 and later married Thelma Brummitt, my grandmother. I suspect he falls in the second line of Cardwells. I can be contacted at James.houk@yahoo.com.
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