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The Durrett DNA Project's goal is to determine the relationship of Durrett's around the world
 

Can you Solve the Durrett Mystery? The Early Durrett's were of French Huguenots and left France to avoid religious persecution during St. Bartholomew’s Massacre. Some went to England before coming to America; and can be traced back the late 1600 to early 1700s. The earliest names, found so far, appear in records in Virginia. They are John and Robert in Spotsylvania County, Bartholomew in Hanover/Albemarle County, Richard, Francis and William in Caroline County. Paul, Francis and Richard Durrett are mentioned in the Register of Qualified Huguenot Ancestors of the National Huguenot Society.

 

You ask - what IS the Durrett mystery?  Who were the ??? Durrett men who all lived in Virginia in the early 1700's that most ALL the Durrett's in America descend from.  The mystery is HOW are they related? The Durrett’s were French Huguenots-Where did these men go after leaving France? Did they settle in England, Germany, Switzerland, Africa, the United States or parts unknown? We would like to learn where these men settled in the world? Won’t you please help by doing a DNA test?

 

Through DNA testing, we will be able to answer these questions and more. We have already proven through DNA testing that Francis who owned land in 1724 and Bartholomew who owned land in 1737, are related and both lived in Virginia. But that still leaves the other ?? Durrett’s and their descendants that are unknown. Were they father and son, brothers, cousins, etc., this still remains a mystery. By doing a DNA test you can help us solve it.

 

Maybe you don't KNOW which Durrett line you descend from, through time a DNA test may help solve the mystery and untangle your brick wall.  Maybe you'll help answer the age-old question. There are some things we girls can't do, and one is reveal your father's DNA. The best part is the DNA test is simple, painless and bloodless; a cotton swab that looks like a toothbrush is used. We'll even assist those who can’t afford to pay for the test. How about that!!

 

For more information contact Joy, email address - durrettdnaproject AT yahoo.com

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One of our ancestors, Richard Durrett Jr. (1746-1820), son of Col. Richard Durrett & Sarah Hampton, daughter of William Hampton and Martha Catlett, built the plantation known as Wakefield where he and his  his wife Elizabeth Davis  lived. They are buried in the Family Cemetery adjoining the Wakefield plantation. Wakefield plantation is located in Earlysville, Albemarle County, VA and stayed in the family until it was sold in the 1970s.

 

The burial site at Wakefield plantation is in disarray, some of the headstones are unreadable and are very difficult to read.  The following Durretts are known to be buried at Wakefield: Richard Durrett Sr. (1721-1784) father of Richard Durrett Jr., Richard Durrett Jr. (1746-1820) Owner and builder of Wakefield, his wife Elizabeth Davis Durrett (1753-1815), Two of their children -Richard Durrett III (1785-1806), William Durrett (1785-1806).  There are other markers located within the cemetery, but the names on the headstones are unreadable.

 

The Durrett DNA Project Surname Varients

 

 

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deDuret
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USEFUL GENEALOGICAL LINKS

 

 

Genforum:

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Ancestry Board:

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Rootsweb Mailing Lists:

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Joy ‘s Durrett Website

Durrett and Allied Families

This site is in French and you will have to use an online translator for English. Marc’s site has excellent information on the early Durrett/Durrette’s from Quebec Canada and the early Durrett’s from Virginia, USA (United States of America).

 

 

Marc Durrette’s Website

Marc's Durrette website

Marc Durrette's Website Durrett's of Virginia

 

Websites: Click here to order a DNA test now

 

 

For basic information, visit World Families Network and check out the "DNA the Smart Way" pages.

 

 

The Duret-Durrett-Durrette-Durette Project is started to:

1. Compile all known families by earliest ancestor, including contact info for researchers of the line.  (See the Patriarch Page)

 

 

The purpose of this effort is to help families find their branches and work together to find their common heritage

 

Several people have asked how they can make a contribution to the Durrett DNA project. This so someone who cannot afford to be tested can have it done at a reduced rate. Please use the the link below

 

http://www.familytreedna.com/contribution.html

 

Be sure to put that your contribution goes to the Durrett DNA project
 

2. Identify and compile the separate families through DNA Testing (See the DNA Recruitment Page)

 

 


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