I am supposed to be a descendent of Thomas Thacker, b. 1809/1810, Louisa Co., VA, whose parents are supposed to be David Thacker, b. abt 1790, Louisa Co., and Sally Lemay, b. abt. 1777, Louisa Co.
In running open Y-record comparisons on both FTDNA: https://www.familytreedna.com/my/y-dna-matches.aspx
and YSEARCH: http://www.ysearch.org/search_start.asp?uid
, I am simply not matching to other Thackers…. I am, however, matching to other names, and some of them more than others. I would like to ask that all Thackers perform these open searches to see if you also find some of these names. Even if you do not tie to Louisa or Vinton (OH) counties, it may still help fit a piece to this puzzle.
If you have never used YSEARCH.org, it is an excellent free site with tools for running Y-DNA searches. It is also associated with FTDNA, and my guess is it was created so that non-FTDNA customers can compare to FTDNA and other companies records.
Although this is not how blind testing is supposed to be done, I’ll tell you who I am looking for: Bassett/Bass, Bumpus/Bump/Bumpass, Tucker, Wilson, and Knuckles/Knuckolls. Or any variations of these names.
I would be grateful to anyone who does this. My line is a dead-end at my 3rd & 4th gr-grandfathers and this may help me with my search. It may help other Thackers as well.
West Des Moines, Iowa