We have the 37 marker test results back for M-20 Hugh McLinden, b. c. 1815 Ireland, and they match the McClendons/McLendons:http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/mcclendon/results
We are seeing a couple of mutations, one on DYS #570 and CDY b, exactly as would be expected, if this family separated prior to 1700 AD.
It appears that the McAlindens/McLindens of Northern Ireland are definitely the cousins of the McClendons/McLendons of America.
This almost certainly shows that the McClendons/McLendons of the Southern U.S. are descendants of the ancient Mac Giolla Fhiondain, and Oriel Sept of Ireland.
The descendants of Hugh McLinden have also joined our Oriel Septs of Ireland DNA Project. All McClendons/McLendons are eligible to join he Oriel Project, in addition to the McClendon DNA Project.
Please contact me, if you have any questions.
Mary (McClendon) Becker
McClendon DNA Project
Oriel Septs of Ireland DNA project
mary.becker AT sbcglobal.net