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News: The Nolan DNA Project has linked Offaly - Kilkenny Clan O'Nolan: Connaught to the Milesian Legends of Ireland. Offaly - Kilkenny Clan O'Nolan: Connaught has a generational mutational link to Eber Glunflind son of Lamfhind recorded in the Leabhar Gabhála (Lebor Gabala Erren) and the Book of Leinster 1150 A. D. (with some variant readings from the Book of (Formoy).

This is extraordinarily great news in the growing field of genetic genealogy. The Lebor Gabala Erren is the recorded oral history of the Celtic Irish. The Ireland Literature Guide has further information. Though, sometimes represented as fictional and mythological in origin the Lebor Gabala Erren is deeply rooted in Celtic ancestry. Please read Of the Nolans (Nola): Origins of the Irish and Scottish - Corca Luighe (Corca Laoidhe) and Dál Riada (Dál Riata) - R-U152 (R1b1b2a1b7) (R1b1b2a2g) (R1b1b2h*) (R1b1c10) - DYS #385a and 385b at 11 and 17: A Corca Luighe (Corca Laoidhe) Ossory (Osraighe) and Dál Riada (Dál Riata) Uladh Haplotype in Co. Donegal, Ulster, Ireland, 1600s for details.

The EthnoAncestry announcement on Easter 2008 defines SNP marker, S116 or rs34276300, characterized as a subgroup of R1b, which includes M222 (Northwest Irish) - R1b1b2a1b5b (R1b1c7) (R1b1b2e), its parent clade (R1b1b2a1b5) R-L21, and the brother clade to R-L21, R1b1b2a1b4, S28, R-U152, R1b1c10, or R1b1b2h. This new subclade of R1b "has very interesting implications for the deep origins of the Irish" meaning R1b1b2a1b5b (R1b1b2e) (R1b1c7) and R1b1b2a1b4 (R1b1b2h) (R1b1c10) share a common ancient historical heritage. Haplogroup R1b1b2a or R1b1c1, R1b1b2b or R1b1c2, R1b1b2h1 or R1b1c3, R1b1b2c or R1b1c4, R1b1b2h2 or R1b1c5, R1b1b2d or R1b1c6, R1b1b2e or R1b1c7, R1b1b2f or R1b1c8, R1b1b2h or R1b1c10, and roughly 90% of R1b1b2 or R1b1c* share an A+ at rs34276300.

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Of the Nolans

Map of Eastern Mediterranean (from Black Sea to Lybia and Egypt)

Map of Ancient Greek World (Southern Italy, Greece and Asia Minor)


Carlow Clan O'Nolan DNA Results Modal Comparison - 25-markers

Based on Y-DNA analysis of the Nolan DNA results Lineage III - Barony of Forth, Carlow Clan O'Nolan (Tullow, Kellistown, Ballon Hill, or the area of Templepeter cemetery) appears to be the original lineage of descent from Nualan or Nuallain of Eocha Fionn Fohart, the brother of Conn Céad Cathach (Conn Cead-Catha) or Conn of the Hundred Battles. Eocha Fionn Fohart was ancestor of Carlow Clan (O'Nowlan) O'Nolan. Unless, of course, another Carlow Nolan lineage emerges through future Y-DNA testing and the results prove a closer genetic match to the Northwest Irish (Niall of the Nine Hostages) R1b1c7 haplotype.

The calculation by Dr. Ken Nordtvedt to the Time to Most Recent Common Ancestor (TMRCA) for R-M222 (R1b1b2a1b5b) (R1b1c7) (R1b1b2e) of 1740 years falls within a window of 112 years when considering the recorded death date of the year 157 for Conn Céad Cathach (Conn Cead-Catha) or Conn of the Hundred Battles, brother to Eocha Fionn Fohart the ancestor of Carlow Clan (O'Nowlan) O'Nolan. The father of Conn of the Hundred Battles, Feidhlimidh Reachtmhar (Feidhlimedh Rechtmhar) (the Lawgiver) ruled Ireland in the years 111-119. Considering the accession date given by P. W. Joyce, in his Social History of Ancient Ireland (1913, reissued in 1968 by Benjamin Blom, Inc.), Volume I, pages 69–71, of the year 177 places the TMRCA calculation of 1740 years well within a one hundred year time span since Conn Céad Cathach (Conn Cead-Catha) ruled Ireland for thirty-four years leaving a fifty-eight year interval, which is well within the span of a lifetime. Thus, this intervening period of 58-112 years undoubtedly represents descendants of Eocha Fionn Fohart demonstrating the relatedness to Barony of Forth and Shangarry, Carlow Clan O’Nolan. Or, of further note, the calculation by Dr. Ken Nordtvedt of 1740 years for a TMRCA for R-M222 matches the reign of Carby Lifeachain (“the Liffey”) Cairbre Liffeachair from 268-284, great-great grandfather to Niall of the Nine Hostages.

The Origin of L21

James Mulvihill - R-M222 (37-marker) Ages Using Tim Janzen's TMRCA Calculator

Dr. Anatole Klyosov - R-L21+'s twelve founders (sons) - 3,700 ybp

Irish Haplotypes and Haplogroups - Anatole A. Klyosov, 1029

Dr. Anatole Klyosov - “In summary, present-day carriers of R-L21 haplotypes have a common ancestor who lived in the middle of the 2nd millennium BC, 3575+/-370 years ago.”

Dennis Wright - Irish Type III (R-L21) Ages Using Tim Janzen's TMRCA Calculator

“It is looking very positive that a defining SNP [L226] has been found for this Irish cluster in the same manner as M222 defines the NW Irish cluster.”

Coalescence vs. MRCA vs. Founder

Nolan Lineage III matches the Northwest Irish (Niall of the Nine Hostages) 25-marker haplotype exactly to the 22nd marker mismatching at DYS #464b and 464c making the mismatch two points among the 25-markers compared. A key difference in Shangarry, Carlow Clan O'Nolan and Lineage III O'Nolan - Barony of Forth lies at DYS #447, and all Shangarry, Carlow Clan O'Nolan has DYS #447 = 26 while Lineage III O'Nolan - Barony of Forth has DYS #447 = 25.

The Northwest Irish (Niall of the Nine Hostages) DYS #447 at 25 suggests that the Shangarry, Carlow Clan O'Nolan DYS #447 at 26 value is a mutation from the DYS #447 at 25. Based on the 20-marker comparison between R1b1c7, Shangarry, Carlow Clan O'Nolan, and Lineage III O'Nolan - Barony of Forth the DYS #447 = 25 result for Lineage III Carlow Clan O'Nolan - Barony of Forth stands out as the key difference in Carlow Clan O'Nolan.

O'Nolan: The History of a People, 1.

"The original patrimony of the O'Nolans was centred in the barony of Forth in the County of Carlow, which is so called in Grace's Annals and other Anglo - Irish records. There are townlands of Ballynolan in the barony of Idrone West, in the County of Carlow, in the barony of Cranagh in the County of Kilkenny and in the barony of Kenry in the County of Limerick. There is a townland of Ballynowlan near Stradbally, barony of Maryborough East in the Queen's County, and a considerable territory embracing, among others, the townlands of Clooaddyonoran, Kylbry, Tlyawer, Clonegowne, Clowlenemone, Clonenagh, Ballyfin, Cloughclone and Clonanne in the barony of Maryborough West in the Queen's County, which is defined in the Fiants of James I as "parcel of the Lordship of Farren O'Nolan". From these it is evident that the influence and ramifications of the O'Nolans extended far beyond the confines of the parent barony of Forth O'Nolan."

The most populous 12-marker haplotype in the Irish Heritage DNA Project equals that of Lineage III - Barony of Forth, Carlow Clan O'Nolan, and it is probably the resultant 12-marker Y-DNA signature of Conn Cead-Catha or Conn of the Hundred Battles.

ID #
13 25 14 11 11 13 12 12 12 13 14 29 Barony of Forth, Carlow Clan O'Nolan
13 25 14 11 11 13 12 12 12 13 14 29 IHDP Most Populous Haplotype

Top nine unique Haplotypes in the Irish Heritage DNA Project database and their region within Ireland.

Nolan Y-DNA cannot yet place R1b1b2a1b5b (R1b1c7) (R1b1b2e), its parent clade (R1b1b2a1b5) R-L21, or the brother clade to R-L21, R1b1b2a1b4 (R1b1c10) (R1b1b2h) into a specific wave of Celtic migration as shown below by the myriad of Irish migration myths. Hence, we have two mythological origins for the Corca Loigde: Érainn or Goídel. Offaly - Kilkenny Clan O'Nolan: Connaught is of the Corca Laoidhe and that places it within the Érainn or Goidel, but pinpointing an arrival date prior to 2,500 years ago is not possible at this point. The Érainn (Fir Bolg) invaded Ireland long before the Goídel (Gaedil) or Milesians, however, it has become obvious that the differing redactions of the Milesian Legends and its use of double episodes based upon the Lebor Gabala Erren refer to the same migration of the Celtic people into Ireland: Érainn (Fir Bolg) and Goídel (Gaedil) or Milesians.

Ancestral Quest: Celtic Invasions of Ireland

"These tribes, more frequently called the Firbolgs, were, according to historian J. Rhys (1890), a seafaring people who wore breeches, wielded improved weapons and traced their origins to the goddess Bolg. Norman Mongan, in his well-researched book, Menapia Quest (1995), traces their origin to the Menappi, a confederation of Belgae Celts from north Gaul and the area now known as Belgium. Among the several tribes he identifies, were the Dal Riada of west Antrim and the Dal Fiatach of east Ulster. Both of these tribes, he believes, were granted Gaelic ancestry and thereafter identified only as Gaodhail (the last of the ancient Celtic invaders). Mongon suggests that many Firbolgs survived into early historic times as "tributary" tribes."

Corroboration of the movement of the Belgae to Ireland is in the following statement of 20 April 2008 based on DYS #492 at 14 in Offaly - Kilkenny Clan O'Nolan: Connaught. Research into Offaly - Kilkenny Clan O'Nolan: Connaught also appears to corroborate the fourth division of Ireland as described by Geoffrey Keating in the History of Ireland illustrated at Ireland's History in Maps. And Y-Search participant, DF7SK, Corsi from Santander, on the coast of Spain, R1b1b2h, at DYS #385a and 385b at 11 and 19 and DYS #492 at 14 corresponds to the migration pattern discussed in the Lebor Gabala Erren and the Milesian Legends of Ireland. Y-Search also lists B92H6, Sangiacomo, at DYS #385a and 385b of 11 and 17 and DYS #492 at 14 Country of Origin as Naples, Italy suggesting the Irish have an ancient Italian origin.

"The "hotspot" is clearly a band through southern Germany to Belgium via Luxembourg. The percentage of DYS 492=14 is over 50% in these areas."

O'Nolan: The History of a People by Fr. John O’Nolan and Art Kavanagh puts Carlow Clan O'Nolan in descent of the Scythian Milesian ancestry myths of the Heremonian lineage of Ireland. The Milesian Legends: The Book of the Taking of Ireland recounts an origin of descent from the Scythian King Feinius Farsaid. It is possible to conclude that Carlow Clan O'Nolan, R1b1c7, and Offaly - Kilkenny Clan O'Nolan: Connaught, R1b1c10, are both of Milesian ancestry based on rs34276300+ (S116+) results.

Nolan Roots: The Tuatha De Danaan and Ugaine Mór

"Early Irish annalists referred to the Ó Nualláins (the O'Nolans) as the "ancient ones of Leinster". Oral tradition further holds that they were descendants of the Tuatha De Danaan, the mythical Tribe of Dan, who, in their early wanderings, gave their name to the "Danube" river and the country of "Denmark", reaching ancient Ireland sometime before the 4th century BC when Ugaine Mór, a High King of Ireland and, according to early genealogies, an ancestor of the Ó Nualláins, lived.

According to historical writings and recent archeological discoveries, the homeland of the Tuatha De Danaan was Scythia, a vast region extending northwards from the Black Sea and covering most of the Ukraine. Modern-day archaeology further states that the Scythians had a thriving agricultural economy supplying wheat to the Greek empire in exchange for wine and other goods. They were the first to domesticate the horse and perhaps even the first to use the horse in warfare. Already in the pre-Christian era, Scythian archers on horseback played a major role in military campaigns and were known throughout the Greek empire which extended into the Black Sea and all around the Mediterranean Sea. The Scythians were renowned for their metallurgical skills, creating exquisite pieces of gold jewelry, tableware and even gold ornaments for their horses.

Based upon the foregoing, it is believed that the ancestors of the Nolans reached Ireland by a process of gradual seaward migration through the Black Sea, through the Mediterranean Sea and then finally into the Atlantic Ocean to Spain and Ireland. This is consistent with more recent archeological discoveries which suggest that the influx of Celtic peoples into Ireland was mainly through sea routes as opposed to land routes through Europe. Strong support for this theory is found in the simple fact that the Celtic dialects of Ireland are known to be older than those of Britain and Europe.

Seaward migration would also be consistent with what is known about Ugaine Mór, the believed 4th century BC ancestor of the Nolans and contemporary of Alexander the Great, who ventured out by sea as far as the Mediterranean Sea, landing his forces in Africa and, from there, attacking Sicily then under Greek control."

Celtic Ireland - The Myths of Time

"Prior to the arrival of sons of King Milesius the mythological tribes in Ireland were said to include the the Fomorians (Fomhóire), the Partholonians, the Nemedians, the Fir Bolgs and the Tuatha de Danann. Stories of these people are among the more prominent among the pre-historical accounts of ancient Hibernia (Eire, Ireland)."

"The Érainn (earlier Euerni or Iverni) have also been referred to as the Menapii, Bolgi, Builg, Belgae and Firbolgs by certain annalists and historians. The early annalists tell us that Firbolg people survived as distinct tribes well into early historical times. In southern Ireland they may have descended as the Corca Loigde, and other early tribes of Munster, as well as the Osraighe (who are also given a Laigin origin). In east Ulster, they were said to descend as the tribes of the Dál Riata and the Dál Fiatach (aka Ulaid). In Connacht the tribes of the Ui Maine and the Conmaicne are often claimed as their ancestors.”

"The Goídel (Gael or Féni) or Milesians, sons of King Milesius, are said to have come from either northern Spain or southern France to the island of Ireland. Of the Milesians, who invaded the Tuatha De Danann lands, hEber and hEremon divided the land between them - hEremon getting the Northern half of the island, and hEber the Southern. The Northeastern corner was accorded to the children of their lost brother, Ir, and the Southwestern corner to their cousin Lughaid, the son of Ith (see Map above). Of the Goídel are said to include the various tribes of the Connachta (Northwest, West and Midland) and the Eoghanact (Southwest)."

Niall of the Nine Hostages, R-M222 (R1b1b2a1b5b) (R1b1c7), Matches: N-1, N-6, N-11, N-16, N-21, N-22, N-26, N-36, N-40, N-44, N-45, N-46, N-49, N-50 and N-55*.

*Nolan Y-DNA test results indicating a match with Niall of the Nine Hostages and the Ui Neill are indicative of these septs having an ancient (MRCA) most recent common ancestor: Cobhtach, Caol mBreagh, eldest son of Ugaine Mor, 66th. Milesian Monarch of Ireland.

O'Nolan: The History of a People, 2.

"By right of their descent from Cobhtach, Caol mBreagh, eldest son of Ugaine Mor, 66th. Milesian Monarch of Ireland, A. M. 4567, the O'Nolan's are the senior Sept of the Heremonian line in Leinster. The O'Neils and O'Donnels of the North and the O'Connors of the West trace their genealogical line to Cobhtach, but all Leinster septs, O'Nolan excepted, derive their descent from Laeghaire Lorc, second son of Ugaine Mor."

R1b1b2a1b5b (R-M222) (R1b1c7) (R1b1b2e) or the Northwest Irish Haplogroup represents twenty percent of R1b in Ireland and has been calculated at 1740 years by Ken Nordtvedt, which corresponds roughly to the reign of Niall Noigiallach (Niall of the Nine Hostages) beginning in the year 379. Others, however, have estimated the age of R-M222 as “about 46% of the age of R1b and is most likely at least 3400 years old."

Old Irish Kingdoms and Clans

Offaly - Kilkenny Clan O'Nolan: Connaught, rs34276300+ (S116+) and R-U152 (R1b1c10) R1b1b2h*, according to the following is a pre-Milesian Corca Luighe (Corca Laoidhe or Corca Loigde) sept; however, any speculation as to Irish arrival prior to the Iron Age is unproven.

"The Corca Luighe were a pre-Milesian race and the name Luighe was common among their early chiefs. One of those, Lughaidh Mac Con was Monarch of Ireland. According to the Book of Ballymote, Corca Luighe extended from Beann Finn westward to Tragumina and Lough Ine and from Beal Atha Buidhe to Tragh Claen at the rock. Each tuath of Corca Luighe was governed by a taoiseach and beneath him were the hereditary leaders. Tuatha O Fitcheallaigh and O Dunghalaigh merged in Clonakilty. O'Fehilly and O'Dunlea were the taoiseacha. Oglaigh or Leaders are represented by names which still survive, i.e. Duggan, Keady, Eady, Anglin, Kennedy, Cagney, Hennessy, Leary, Dineen, Cronin, Hayes or O'Hea, Murray, Dulea, Coffey, Cowhig, Cullinane, Downey, Lahiffe, Shinnick, Deady and Muintir Oh Illigh or Hill. The O'Driscolls were the ruling race."

R-U152 (R1b1b2a1b4) (R1b1c10) (R1b1b2h*) R-U152+ or S28+

Evidence presented at Of the Nolans: Origins of the Irish and Scottish - Corca Luighe (Corca Laoidhe) and Dál Riada (Dál Riata) - R-U152 (R1b1b2a1b7) (R1b1b2a2g) (R1b1b2h*) (R1b1c10) - DYS #385a and 385b at 11 and 17: A Corca Luighe (Corca Laoidhe) Ossory (Osraighe) and Dál Riada (Dál Riata) Uladh Haplotype in Co. Donegal, Ulster, Ireland, 1600s is suggestive of an origin from the Central Italian Refugium, depending on its relative age, however, the Balkans Refugium cannot be discounted. One age estimate for R-U152 (R1b1b2h) (R1b1c10) is from R1b1c10 aka S28 by John McEwan. Other age estimates for R1b1b2h are 3,080-4,500 years or 103-150 generations to the most recent common ancestor, which is not necessarily the age of the mutation for R-U152 (R1b1b2a2g) only the estimated age to the most recent common ancestor.

Ken Nordtvedt, has calculated a time to most recent common ancestor for R-U152 (R1b1b2a1b7) (R1b1b2h*) (R1b1c10) that falls within the range for the volcanic destruction of the city and territory of Nola in ancient Italy circa 1800 and 1750 B. C. with a "MRCA for S21 and S28 to be 3780 years. The S28 MRCA is almost immediately after that event, while the S21 MRCA does not occur until about 500 years later, 3270 years ago." In Ireland, "of the Nolans" is usually representative of the Co. Carlow Nolans. By the 17th century, these two Irish Clan names are interchangeable, but a new hypothesis is possible due to the ever-expanding knowledge of genetics. "Of the Nolans" could represent the people from the territory of Nola of ancient Italy.

Two key quotes of interest in the Cippus Abellanus by M. Horatius Piscinus are "It was unusual in Italy that such a sanctuary lay on the border between two towns. Such border sanctuaries were known however among the Celtic tribes of southern Gaul," and "In 327 B.C.E., 2000 Nolans and 4000 Sanniti were sent to capture Neapolis and Palepoli." The first quote of interest suggests an association with "the Celtic tribes of southern Gaul", and the second quote of interest refers to the people of the territory of Nola as "Nolans" more than two thousand years ago.

Phylogeography of French male lineages

"R1b1b2*(xR1b1b2d,e,g,h) was the most frequent haplogroup in all the regions except for Alsace, where the most common one was R1b1b2h."

"In prehistoric times, Alsace was inhabited by nomadic hunters, but by 1500 BC, Celts began to settle in Alsace, clearing and cultivating the land. By 58 BC, the Romans had invaded and established Alsace as a center of viticulture."

More structure in haplogroup R1b (Cruciani et al. 2010)

28 August 2010

Aargiedude said...

"Between the Myres and Cruciani studies, North Italy was found to have 45 U152 out of 78 R1b1b2 (equal to 58% of their R1b1b2). From other studies, mainly yhrd, I estimate North Italy's R1b1b2 at exactly 50%. This results in North Italy having 29% U152 out of their total y-dna.

North Italy's neighbors to the north, west, and south have the 2nd highest frequencies of U152 in Europe, but they're all much lower than North Italy's. Switzerland has 18% U152 (n=175), southeast France has 17% U152 (n=367), and central Italy has 18% U152 (n=262).

On the other hand, North Italy's eastern neighbor, Slovenia, has 5% U152 (n=205). From central Italy's 18% it then descends to 10% in south Italy, and it remains at 10% in Sicily. It's hard to calculate any other region in France besides the southeast, so as a proxy I'll use northeast Spain. From southeast France's 18%, the frequency descends to 10% in northeast Spain. And from Switzerland's 18% it then drops to 10% in west and south Germany.

Corsica has a whopping 32% U152 but with a very small sample size of just 28. Most of their R1b1b2 belongs to U152. Across Italy, even in Sicily and Sardinia, between 50% and 60% of the R1b1b2 belongs to U152. Instead, in France, only 25% of their R1b1b2 belongs to U152, including southeast France, where it's exactly 25%. So this is yet another component of Corsica's y-dna that points to an Italian origin for their people. Everything else about their y-dna also previously indicated an origin from Italy, preferably from the part of Italy closest to Corsica: central Italy.

There's no doubt about it, U152 is centered in North Italy. It doesn't share the throne with any neighboring region, it's North Italian-centric. Imagine a 4-sided pyramid with 3 sides sloping down and the eastern side imploded."

Aargiedude said...

28 August 2010

"Oh, and I forgot to mention the curious case of North Africa's U152. North Africa has a unique R1b1b2 clade that seems to be specific to their region, from Morocco to Tunisia. It has an unusual modal haplotype, including a very rare .2 mutation in 385a/b (not to be confused with R1b1* in sub-Saharan Africa, which has a clade that also has a .2 mutation in 385a/b). It seems to have a cousin clade in Europe, which also has the .2 mutation, and one of these European samples, Bricker, has tested U152+. So there's a very good chance that North Africa's clade is also U152.

The clade is 1% of North Africa's y-dna, with another 2% being "ht15" (L11/P312/U106), and another 1% in "ht35" (M269+ L23-). The clade, to top it off, is more common in Tunisia (pointing to an Italian origin) than in Morocco."

R1b founder effect in Central and Western Europe

UPDATE III (Aug 26):

“As noted in the other recent paper, and shown in the above Figure from the current one, R-U106 peaks in northern Europe. Its frequency (including the R-U198 sublineage) is 36.8% in the Netherlands, 20.9% in Germany and Austria, 18.2% in Denmark, 18.2% in England, 12.6% in Switzerland, 7.5% in France, 6.1% in Ireland, 5.9% in Poland, 5.6% in north Italy 4.4% in Czech Republic and Slovakia, 3.5% in Hungary, 4.8% in Estonia, 4.3% in south Sweden, 2.5% in Spain and Portugal, 1.3% in eastern Slavs, 0.8% in south Italy, 0.6% in Balkan Slavs, 0.5% in Greeks (i.e. 2 of 193 Cretans, and no mainland Greeks), 0.4% in Turks, 0% in Middle East.”


“The existence of R-U106 as a major lineage within the Germanic group is self-evident, as Germanic populations have a higher frequency against all their neighbors (Romance, Irish, Slavs, Finns).”

R1b1b2 Maps* - Courtesy of argiedude on 16 September 2010

R1b1b2 - R-L21 [% of Y-DNA]

R1b1b2 - R-U106 [% of Y-DNA]

R1b1b2 - R-U152 [% of Y-DNA]

R1b1b2 - P312 (x R-L21, R-U152) [% of Y-DNA] - [Note that this includes SRY2627]

R1b1b2 Confluence - made from the blue contours in the maps above

Western Atlantic Modal Haplotype (WAMH) Matches: N-8, N-10, N-38, N-48.

Geographical Structure of the Y-chromosomal Genetic Landscape of the Levant: A coastal-inland contrast

18 August 2009

Gioiello said...

"From another thread:

Similar haplotypes there are on the paper posted by Dienekes above (Coastal-inland differences in Y chromosomes of the Levant): Jordan 10AM71, 1AM60, 8AM71 and Iran 6AQ106.

The paper seems to demonstrate that hg. R expanded from Europe to North Africa and Middle East, being present on the coasts and diminishing when we go inside."

"This paper seems to say that this haplogroup [R1b, above all after R-L150+,] was born in Europe and then expanded to North Africa, Middle East till Mesopotamia and Iran."

Y-DNA Draft Haplogroup Tree

Miscellaneous Tables - Haplotrees

R1b Haplogroup Subclades Defined by SNP Mutations

Most individuals of Haplogroup R1b will be R1b1 and most individuals of Haplogroup R1b1 will be R1b1b2. R1b1b2 is by far the most common subclade of R1b1 due to the fact that it encompasses such a large percentage of western European males. Thus, the search continues to define subclades of R1b1b2.

7 December 2010



Over 96 markers, the GD of P312 with K9VGV, the L21 modal is 0 so the two are identical.

Over 78 markers, the GD of P312 with QB382, the U152 modal, is 2.

Over 67 markers, the GD of P312 with HXTNR, the U106 modal, is 3.

This is just a reflection of what the The 1000 Genomes Project Consortium (2010) called "A striking pattern indicative of a recent rapid expansion...."

All of the above fit into the subclade of R-M269 that is labeled R-L11. I don't know the modal for R-L23*, which is directly upstream of R-L11, but I don't think it is far off either.”

7 December 2010

“In other words, the rapid expansion happened whether snps close together were by chance found or not as of today, and that the rapid expansion is probably more objectively (eternally) captured by the collection of GDs between the pairs of all the descendant haplotypes seen today.”

Y-DNA Draft Haplogroup Tree

Miscellaneous Tables - Haplotrees

I is the second most common haplogroup in Western Europe after R1b. The I haplogroup has broad distribution throughout Europe.

The Story of [I2a] I1b1 (P37.2+)

"It has four major clades --- Dinaric, Western, Isles, Sardinian --- representing four greatly separated clusters of extended haplotypes, each found with a clear difference of geographical distribution in Europe."

Nolan Y-DNA Haplogroup I2a (I-P37.2) DYS #385a and 385b at 11 and 17 and the Fomorians of Irish Mythology

“The Fomors lived mainly in (by) the sea," which was most likely a coastal migration to Ireland, however, the first permanent settlers back to Ireland after the Last Glacial Maximum (LGM) may have indeed been Haplogroup I.

"The period between 60,000 and 30,000 cal BP was characterized by a sequence of generally brief, but often relatively pronounced, oscillations in climate. Oxygen-isotope data from the Greenland Ice Sheet Project 2 (GISP2) ice core indicate no less than 13 warm intervals [or Greenland Interstadials (GI)] and 14 cold intervals [or Greenland Stadials (GS)] during this period (8)."


Notes on Y-Chromosome Haplogroup I

I1 Founder - "4500 years ago, probably somewhere near present day Schleswig Province of Germany (formerly Denmark)."

Phylogeography of Y-Chromosome Haplogroup I Reveals Distinct Domains of Prehistoric Gene Flow in Europe

Haplogroup G is relatively uncommon in European populations with a range of 2.5%. It originated in Central Asia, and then spread to the Middle East and Europe during the Neolithic period. Distribution of Haplogroup G2 from Northern China to Pakistan and northwest India to Spain mirrors the spread of the Scythians, Sarmatians, and the Alans. Haplogroup G2 reaches its highest concentration in the Caucasian Russian Republic of North Ossetia-Alania.

Haplogroup G (Y-DNA) Project

Haplogroup G Project - DNA Results and Groupings - The G2a Clade with Duplicated Values for DYS19

The expansion from Italy to the British Isles

"An incontrovertible proof of the expansion from Italy to the British Isles is given from Haplogropup G2a. The Italian Villoni (Ysearch 5G372) and the British “Celts” Whittaker (ZV7H6, HTK7G) Nolen (4HQ5E), Laird (QEDRW) are clearly related, for having DYS19a,b 15-16 (Laird hasn’t it either for having lost or for having been tested). The MRCA among them is from 3600YBP (0,002 rate) or more, using other mutation rate."

Haplogroup E3b was common among the Neolithic farmers from the Middle East who first brought agriculture into Europe about 9,000 years ago.

Haplogroup R1a1 defined by M17 has links to the Kurgan culture as described in the Kurgan Hypothesis. It is present in Slavic populations and in central and western Asia, India, but is rare in most countries of Western Europe. R1a1 expanded from the Dniepr-Don Valley, between 13,000 and 7,600 years ago. It shows linkage to the reindeer hunters of the Ahrensburg culture that started from the Dniepr valley in Ukraine and reached Scandinavia 12,000 years ago. R1a1 migration from the Ukrainian LGM refuge magnified the expansion of the Kurgan culture into Europe and eastward. R1a1 is most prevalent in Poland, Russia, Ukraine, and Hungary. It is also present in Pakistan, India, and central Asia.

Haplogroup C (Funding Request) and Haplogroup C/C3 (with 11 16, 11 17, 12 18, and 11 19 at DYS 385a and 385b)

Y-DNA Haplogroup C and its Subclades

"Y-DNA haplogroup C appears to have arisen shortly after modern humans left Africa and is estimated to be approximately 50,000 years old. The haplogroup can be traced across the southern Arabian Peninsula through Pakistan and India into Sri Lanka and Australia, and Southeast Asia."

Gene Expression

17 December 2009


* Does it bother anybody else that these human bottleneck theories always end with the conclusion that it was caused by environmental hardship rather than genetic advantage?

It makes little to no sense that the smartest hominids on the planet (our immediate ancestors) dwindled down to near extinction from a climate crash when these have been demonstrated to be regular events. It makes far more sense that a mental threshold was crossed by the very smartest individuals within a hunter-gatherer group that allowed for far greater food collection by the whole group. That is all it would take for the nearly moderns to sweep across Africa and then the world. A long series of food collection strategies can be speculated upon to be part of eventual world domination by a small group capable of a three-part process of 1) feeding itself more successfully 2) reproducing more successfully and 3) expansion because of numerical advantage in any fight.

* The above is a question regarding the development of early man. It has nothing to do with modern racial superiority theories and those who insist that race divides us are mistaken. We are the human race. The question concerned the near extinction of the “proto-modern African lineage.” It does not give credence to racial superiority based on mental capabilities. Haplogroups do not denote mental status. The only modern global society issue addressed by the question remains an equitable food collection and distribution system for a continually growing population.

Nolan DNA Contact and Family History Information:

N-1 (Lineage III - Barony of Forth, Carlow Clan O'Nolan - Tullow, Kellistown, Ballon Hill, or the area of Templepeter cemetery)

Family history not available.


N-2 (Lineage VIII - Nolan (Nollent) and Ozment (Osmond) Clan)

N-2 and N-62 have a genetic distance of 5 at the 67-marker level validating the connection within Lineage VIII. And N-68 is a genetic distance of one from N-2 and N-62 at the 25-marker level.

The family of N-2 is probably descended from the Nolan (Nollent) and Ozment (Osmond) surname through the Famille de Nollent of France. N-2 matched 33 of 37 markers with the Ozment (Osmond) surname meaning that they are probably related. There are many explanations for this result with the most common answer being a second marriage for Marguerite Osmond and her child from a previous relationship using the name Nolan or Ozment (Osmond).

The following marriage of Marguerite Osmond to Richard de Nollent falls within the (MRCA) Most Recent Common Ancestor estimate: 2006 minus 1538 equals 468 years. This is most likely the relationship connection between the Nolan (Nollent) and Ozment (Osmond) families that bind these two surnames together.

Richard de Nollent, seigneur de Saint-Cyr, de Chanday et de Mélicourt, fils de Gilles de Nollent et de Jeanne de Melicourt. x 10-8-1538 Marguerite Osmond.

Child: Richard de Nollent.

Richard de Nollent (+1517) seigneur de Saint-Cyr, de Chanday et de Mélicourt, fils de Richard de Nollent et de Marguerite Osmond x 9-10-1566 Hélène de Lisle.

Children: Richard de Nollent, seigneur de Sainr Cyr.

Françoise de Nollent x Philippe Le Sens, seigneur de Morsant.

Pierre de Nollent, seigneur de Chanday.

Jean de Nollent.

Marguerite de Nollent x 11-3-1613 Pierre de Barre, seigneur des Authieux.

François de Nollent (+ 1619).


N-3 (Lineage II - Offaly - Kilkenny Clan O'Nolan: Connaught).

John Alexander Nolen, brother to Lewis Riley Nolen, James Green Nolen, Ferdinand A. (Howard) Nolen, and William A. Nolen, is the first great grandfather of N-3. Hardin Nolen of Lauderdale Co. AL who married Cynthia Vickers on 15 May 1845 is the second great grandfather of N-3.

N-3 matches N-4 in 23 of 25-markers with a genetic distance of two. This result is conclusive in determining a 99% probability of a common ancestor within a genealogical time period. The paper trail (genealogical documentation) for N-3 and N-4 has also been conclusive in determining their most recent common ancestor (MRCA) Hardin Nolen of Lauderdale Co. Alabama who married Cynthia Vickers on 15 May 1845.


N-4 & N-30 (Lineage II - Offaly - Kilkenny Clan O'Nolan: Connaught)

John Alexander Nolen, brother to Lewis Riley Nolen, James Green Nolen, Ferdinand A. (Howard) Nolen, and William A. Nolen, is the first great grandfather of N-3. Hardin Nolen of Lauderdale Co. AL who married Cynthia Vickers on 15 May 1845 is the second great grandfather of N-3. Hardin Nolen of Lauderdale Co. AL who married Cynthia Vickers on 15 May 1845 is the third great grandfather of N-4 and N-30.

N-3 matches N-4 in 23 of 25-markers with a genetic distance of two. This result is conclusive in determining a 99% probability of a common ancestor within a genealogical time period. The paper trail (genealogical documentation) for N-3 and N-4 has also been conclusive in determining their most recent common ancestor (MRCA) Hardin Nolen of Lauderdale Co. Alabama who married Cynthia Vickers on 15 May 1845.

N-4, with presence of one copy of the deltaE302 DYT1 mutation, and N-30 are brothers of the same mother and father, but mutations at DYS #389-2 and 464c for N-4 with a genetic distance of two at the 25-marker level compared to N-30 leaves N-30 with a more precise genetic match with N-3 and 9ZZVM - Windham at the 25-marker level than with N-4.


N-5 (Lineage I - Shangarry, Carlow Clan O'Nolan)

Bryan Ward Nowlin II born 8 October 1768 married Elizabeth Townsend.


N-6 (Lineage I - Shangarry, Carlow Clan O'Nolan)

John Nowlan born 1550-1570 in Shangarry, Carlow Co. Ireland married about 1565-95.

Daniel Nowlan born Ireland married Anastase O'Brien.

Patrick Nowlan born Ireland dying circa 1670.

John Nowlan born Ireland.

James Nowlan-Nowlin born Ireland (came to America circa 1700) married Catherine Ward dying circa 1749 Goochland Co. VA.

James Nowlin II born 13 November 1715 married Martha Collins 1738.

Bryan Ward Nowlin born circa 1740 married Lucy Wade.

Bryan Ward Nowlin II born 8 October 1768 married Elizabeth Townsend.


N-7 (Lineage I - Shangarry, Carlow Clan O'Nolan)

William Nolen born circa 1790 North Carolina dying after 1870 Lamar Co. Alabama married Anne Guyton.

George W. Nolen born AL 19 August 1838 married Elizabeth Hill.

Grover C. Nolen born AL 15 October 1884 married Francis M. Dodds.

The surname of William Nolen may have been Noland before arriving in Marion Co. Alabama before 1825. He also had a brother, Lemuel, born about 1792 in North Carolina who did not come to Alabama until around 1850.


N-8 (Lineage VII - R-L21 (Irish Type III) Tipperary Clan O'Nolan)

N-8 matches N-10 and N-38 exactly at the 25-marker level. N-10 is also a genetic distance of 3 at the 37-marker level with N-38 making this the Nolan Y-DNA Projects first Tipperary Co. and Pierce Noland (Nowland) lineage of O'Nolan's that began traveling to the New World around the mid 17th century. And N-8 has a 64 of 67-marker match with the Keane surname and a 63 of 67-marker match with Donohoe and Bryan.



James Nolen born 1775 married Sarah H. born 1794.

Thomas A. Nolen born 1826 died 1880 married Susannah Ball born 1827 died 1880.

Rosemond Doyal Nolen born 1859 died 1936 married Elda Fleming born 1861 died 1911.

Marcus Lloyd Nolen born 1895 died 1944 married Claudia Pearl Parker born 1899 died 1943.

George Howell Nolen born 1928 married Carolyne Lou Tillman born 1931.


N-10 (Lineage VII - R-L21 (Irish Type III) Tipperary Clan O'Nolan)

"I did find my list that has everyone going back to Pierce Nowland [Noland]." N-10 has an exact 12-marker match with N-8 and N-38. N-10 matches N-8 and N-38 exactly at the 25-marker level. N-10 is also a genetic distance of 3 at the 37-marker level with N-38 making this the Nolan Y-DNA Projects first Tipperary Co. and Pierce Noland (Nowland) lineage of O'Nolan's that began traveling to the New World around the mid 17th century.

Pierce Nowland born 1632, Dublin (?) Ireland.

William Nowland (or Noland) born 1658, Co. Mayo-Ireland, died 1719, St. Mary's Co. Maryland.

William Nowland (or Noland) born 1682, St. Mary's Co. Maryland.

William Noland (or Nowland) born 1720, St. Mary's Co. Maryland, died 1804, Berkeley Co. VA (now WV), married Johanna (or Joanna), 1740.

Obed Noland born ~1750, Berkeley Co. WV, died 1828, Berkeley Co., married Priscilla Bailey 1798 in Berkeley Co. WV.

Obediah (Jr) Noland born 1807 Berkeley Co. WV, died 1873/79, Francisville, Pulaski Co. IN, married (1) Mary Jones, (date unknown), married (2) Malinda Beech, 1827, Berkeley Co. WV.

Wesley (or Westley) Noland born 1838, (IN?), died 1916 Jasper Co. IN, married Evangeline (Evaline?) Culp, IN.

Obedia Elijah Noland born February 1867, IN, died 1921 IN, married Luella Maple, 1891.

Lonnie Obed Noland born 1895, IN, died 1950, Los Angeles, CA, married Delena Lefler, ~1918, IN.

Howard D. Noland born Lee IN, married Lena Hope Beardsley, 1945, Los Angeles, CA.

Children of Howard D & Lena Hope Noland:

Charles H Noland.

Sherri Noland McKinnon.

Christopher B. Noland.


N-11 (Lineage I - Shangarry, Carlow Clan O'Nolan; see also N-133)

N-11 and N-36 share a common great grandfather. N-11 "can trace his ancestry with great precision and reliability to John Nowlin (1770-1851), buried in Patrick Co. Virginia. We believe (but cannot document with sufficient reliability to be sure) that his father was James Nowlin, who lived in Pittsylvania County and that his grandmother had lived in Buckingham County. We believe we are descended from James Nowlan (one of three brothers who landed in Jamestown in the year 1700 as indentured servants). We believe that their father had sided with the losing side in the rising against William and Mary in the late 1680s, and so lost their land - so the sons had to indenture themselves to pay their passage to North America."

"My branch of the Nolen family has lived in Southwest Virginia (in the Patrick and Floyd County area since about the 1780s). We can trace our ancestry with absolute precision to John Nowlin (born approx 1770-died 1855), who was the son of one of the first settlers of Patrick County. As a young boy, he settled in the Charity/Elamsville area of Patrick County (on the eastern slope of the Blue Ridge), and married Mary Thomas (of Welsh descent). He is buried on Poplar Camp Creek, in a beautiful spot in a patch of woods with the Blue Ridge escarpment rising to the northwest."

This book may be of help to you.  I have a hardcopy version.  It was written in the early 1900s by a Mormon Nowlin.  It's called the Nowlin-Stone Genealogy.

If you want the absolute standard of proof that genealogists require I can't go back for sure beyond John Whitt Nowlin.  But many of us believe his father was James Nowlin of Pittsylvania County VA--who lived there about the time of the Revolutionary War.  Both names are on a deed, but as they are common names we can't be absolutely sure of the link.  But it is logical given the probable route of migration across Virginia.  By making two more logical assumptions (based on what you read in the Nowlin-Stone Genealogy book) of two more generations (but once again there is no absolute proof) you can get back to the three Nowlin brothers who emigrated from Ireland to Virginia in 1700, one of whom (James Nowlin) is the main subject of the Nowlin-Stone Genealogy. That book then traces the Nowlin history back several more generations based on some Irish genealogy books, but the standard of proof is not very strong.  It then goes into the Irish sagas, which "trace" the family ancestry all the way back to Adam and Eve.  A lot of people have made a lot of effort to establish a stronger connection between John Whitt Nowlin and James Nowlin of Pittsylvania County, but nobody has been able to find more than that deed.  The Yankees burned a lot of courthouses in VA during the Civil War, and many more were burned down by accident when everything was heated by wood-buring stoves and fireplaces. 


There are stories about how the spelling of the family name changed--from almost unrecognizable Irish (Gaellic) versions, to the Anglicized Nowlan, then Nowlin.  The idea is that whoever recorded the info (no doubt an Englishman) simply spelled it phonetically according to how they understood the pronunciation.  The early records in Virginia have both those versions.  There is a family story that the spelling changed from Nowlin to Nolen in the mid-1800s (just before the Civil War), when one of our ancestors was a Virginia state senator (the Virginia legislature, not the US Congress).  That Nowlin wanted to distinguish himself (so the story goes) from some other Nowlin who was a horse thief, so he changed the spelling to Nolen.  I have always had my doubts about the story but if might be true.



John Noland born 1830-40? AL married Ellen Tigner 1850s in MS.

George Noland born 1860 Greenville? MS married Elizabeth Johns 1888 in FL.

Bryan (George Bryan) Noland born 1900 FT. Ogden, FL married Alice LePage 1925 MI.

George Bryan Noland born 1926 FT. Ogden, FL married Mildred Filipp 1952 Detroit MI.




Great, great grandparents, James Nolan and Bridget Griffin were married in Kilcolman parish, north of the town of Claire Morris,in County Mayo, Ireland, on May 1, 1850.   Their second child and first son, John Nolan, was born in America at Philadelphia, PA in 1853.  Members of our Nolan branch have lived in Philadelphia for 162 years. 

James J. Nolan was born in Co. Mayo, Ireland (1810) and wife Bridgette (born 1818). Their first child, daughter Kate, born 1852 in Ireland emigrated with them to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, where son John Nolan is born 1853, daughter Maggie in 1857, and son James 1859.

John Nolan weds Margaret Dalton having James Patrick Joseph Nolan in 1879, Mary J. in 1885, Eleanor A. in 1889, Elizabeth M. in 1891, and John Joseph in 1893.

James weds Anna Fogarty having Richard Nolan (9/18/18) and John Joseph Nolan (2/13/21).

Richard Nolan weds Nancy Billbrough having children Gregory, Helene, Chistine, John, Francis, Kevin, and Thomas.

Dr. John J. Nolan weds Marie Rita (Mary Jane) Donnelly having son David Brian Nolan (1/1/1951).

David B. Nolan Sr. weds Cheryl Cottle having sons, John Joseph Nolan, David Brian Nolan, Jr. and Christopher Dalton Nolan.



Haplogroup G2a - Earliest known ancestor listed as Portugal.

Thomas Francis Nolan born about 1853 came from Portugal. Family legend is that he was a stow-away who changed his name upon arrival in New England: Boston, Massachusetts. From that information, we can assume this Haplogroup G family of Nolans are not indigenous to Ireland or the Nolan surname.


N-15 (Lineage IX - Barony of Boyle, Co. Roscommon Clan O’Nolan)

N-15 and N-64 have a genetic distance of one with a 36 of 37-marker match.

The baptismal records (c.1843-1848) of five second cousins, three times removed in the Parish of Ardcarn establish our Nolan ancestral roots to the Barony of Boyle of County Roscommon. The Ardcarn Parish appears to have been established in 1843.

Our family patriarch, William Nolan's birth parish is unknown because baptismal records do not exist during this time period (c.1775) for the Barony of Boyle of County Roscommon. William Nolan's burial is recorded at Holy Trinity Church, Detroit, Michigan. This record reports he was buried on 30 Aug 1838 and that he was a native of Roscommon.

William Nolan, born circa 1775, Co. Roscommon Ireland, died 1838, married Elizabeth Jennings, born circa 1771, Ireland, died 1859.

Michael Nolan born circa 1807, Co. Roscommon Ireland, died 1888, married 1841, Mary McGoldrick born circa 1818, Ireland, died 1859.

Michael J. Nolan born 1848, Macomb Co. MI, died 1920, married 1880, Catherine Ryan, born 1858, Macomb Co. MI, died 1939.

Edward C. Nolan born 1885, Wayne Co. MI, died 1959, married 1921, Mary Edna Ronan born 1895, Wayne Co. MI, died 1949.


N-16 (Lineage I - Shangarry, Carlow Clan O'Nolan)

3 June 2010

Paskins Nolen/Nowlin born 1765 VA died after 1820 Wilson, TN married Patience ____.

David Nowlin born 1790 NC married Mary Fuller born 1790.

James D. Nowlin born 1810 NC married Arabella ____ born 1800 NC, 2 girls 2 boys.

Robert Arthur Nolan born April 1841 Wilson Co. TN married Sarah ____ 1865, married Lucy Francis Newman 1871 Giles Co. TN.

Edward Arnold Nolan born 1874 Giles Co. TN married 1899 Margaret Knox Flemming born April 1881 Belfast?

Charles Edward Nolan, Sr. born 1900, Indianapolis, IA married 1927 Alice Bernice Davis born 1909, Valdosta GA.

Known spellings used in family line: Nolan, Noland, Nowland, Nolen, Nowlin, Nolin.

Known reladed lines: James Tiry Nolen born 1842 Wilson Co. TN married Lucy Cates 1870 Giles Co. TN.

Children: Robert Harold Nolan born 1886 FL, Daniel Nolen born 1813 NC married Lucinda Joplin born 1813 moved to Franklin IL.



Family history not available.


N-18 (Kilknock Branch, Carlow Clan O'Nolan)

"I have now identified the exact townland and relatives of my ancestor who emigrated to New Brunswick around 1818. Our line is the Kilknock Nolan line, Kilknock being a townland close to Ballon Village in County Carlow."

Earliest known ancestor is James Nowland born circa 1760 Co. Carlow.

James Nowland married Mary Clowry (née Shortall) in 1793.

Peter Nowland born circa 1796 emigrated to New Brusnwick (NB) Canada in 1818 married Modeste Jaillet in 1828 in Richibucto, NB.

William Nowlan born 1837 Buctouche, NB married Madeleine Landry in 1864 Buctouche, NB.

Alexander Nowlan born 1876 Buctouche, NB married Marie-Blanche Melanson in 1915 Buctouche, NB.

Albert Nowlan.

Roger Nowlan.

Michael Nowlan.



Female mtDNA participant - Country of Origin: United Kingdom.



Only known ancestor is Jacob A. Nolan who died 10 May 2005.

F. Jacob Adam Nolan born 1/27/1943 died 5/10/2005.

N-20 has a 23 of 25-marker match with the (E1b1b1) Knepper surname of Pennsylvania and German origin who tested with Sorenson Molecular Genealogy Foundation.


N-21 (Lineage III - Barony of Forth, Carlow Clan O'Nolan - Tullow, Kellistown, Ballon Hill, or the area of Templepeter cemetery)

Daniel Nolan believed to have been a plumber who worked on the Merrimack River Dam project MA married Catherine Devereaux.

Mary Nolan married Patrick Dempsey moving back to Ireland.

Daniel Patrick Nolan died 1897 Lawrence MA married Ellen Matteson born Scotland died Lawrence MA.

Daniel Nolan died early in childhood Lawrence MA.

George Patrick Nolan died early in childhood Lawrence MA.

Daniel Winslow Nolan born about 1873 Lawrence MA dying about 1927 married Henrietta Whipple.

John Thomas Nolan born about 1871 Lawrence MA dying 1946 Lawrence MA married Elizabeth V. Barry born about 1884 in Scotland dying 1971 Lawrence MA.

Marion Francis Nolan (1907-1971) married George Emmott (1908-1992).

Alice E. Nolan born 1908 died early in childhood North Andover, MA.

Daniel John Nolan (1916-1962) married Theresa Lavin in Lawrence MA.

George David Nolan (1918-1962) North Andover, MA.


N-22 (Lineage I - Shangarry, Carlow Clan O'Nolan)

Family history not available.



Family history not available.


N-24 (Lineage IV - O'Nolan - I2a2-M423-Isles-D1)

Earliest known ancestor is Joseph Archibald Nolan. O’Nolan (N-24 and N-25) match N-51 (O’Long) at 64 of 67-markers. N-24 and N-25 exhibit relatedness to N-51 and his John Long/Ann Herrington line of Queen Anne's Co. Maryland in Ireland, Ohio, or Kentucky.


N-25 (Lineage IV - O'Nolan - I2a2-M423-Isles-D1)

N-25 has an exact 29-marker match at the Long DNA Surname Project. O’Nolan (N-24 and N-25) match N-51 (O’Long) at 64 of 67-markers. N-24 and N-25 exhibit relatedness to N-51 and his John Long/Ann Herrington line of Queen Anne's Co. Maryland in Ireland, Ohio, or Kentucky.

Thomas Nolan born circa 1820 Ireland died circa 1879 married 9/4/1844 Creggs Parish, Roscommon, Ireland to Bridget White born Co. Sligo circa 1820 married dying April 1880.

Patrick born circa 1846 Co. Roscommon, Ireland died 7/10/1903 in Cincinnati, Hamilton Co. OH.

Malachi born circa 1848 in Ireland.

Helen (aka: Ellen) born 10/23/1855 in Covington, Kenton Co. KY dying 1/30/1880 in Cincinnati, Hamilton Co. OH.

Robert Charles born 8/28/1857 in KY dying 2/22/1936 in Cincinnati, Hamilton Co. OH married 4/25/1879 in Kenton Co. KY to Sarah Martine born 1/29/1860 in Kenton Co. KY dying 11/15/1951 in Cincinnati, OH.

William T. born 5/23/1879 in Covington, Kenton Co. KY died 5/4/1963 in Cincinnati, OH.

Walter Henry born 3/20/1881 in Cincinnati, OH died 8/17/1951 in Cincinnati, OH married circa 1906 to Clara English born 1/10/1884 in OH died 3/8/1948 in Dayton, OH.

Viola born 3/7/1907 in Cincinnati, Hamilton Co. OH dying 2/23/1993 in Cincinnati, Hamilton Co. OH.

Ruth born 3/2/1912 in Cincinnati, Hamilton Co. OH dying 2/17/1994 in Cincinnati, Hamilton Co. OH.

Howard W. born 10/16/1920 in Cincinnati, Hamilton Co. OH dying 2/22/1984 in Newport, Campbell Co. KY married 6/21/1941 in Cincinnati, Hamilton Co. OH to Eva M. Gemmer born 3/3/1923 in Newport, Campbell Co. KY.

Patrick H. born 8/3/1943 in Dayton, OH.

Judith E. born 11/10/1946 in Dayton, Campbell Co. KY.

Michael A. born 12/19/1948 in Covington, Kenton Co. KY.

Kathleen M. born 1/15/1950 in FT. Thomas, Campbell Co. KY.

Timothy L. born 7/29/1959 in FT. Thomas, Campbell Co. KY.

Lisa M. born 3/2/1961 in FT. Thomas, Campbell Co. KY.

A marriage of Thomas Nolan and Bridget White took place on 4 September 1844 and was witnessed by James Colles and Elizabeth Mulligan in the RC (i.e. Roscommon) parish of Creggs. Father Egan officiated at the marriage. They brought two sons to America, Patrick & Malachi, who were born in Roscommon per the U. S. Census.


N-26 (Lineage III - Barony of Forth, Carlow Clan O'Nolan - Tullow, Kellistown, Ballon Hill, or the area of Templepeter cemetery)

Patrick Pierce Nolen born Ireland 1802 married Mary Devers 1860 Tippah Co. MS died 1898 Crockett Co. TN.

William Neal Nolen born 1866 Hardeman Co. TN married Cordelia Laman 1894 Crockett Co. TN died 1941 Crockett Co. TN.

Jesse Pierce Nolen born 1895 Crockett Co. TN married Maude Worrell 1919 Crockett Co. TN died 1960 Crockett Co. TN.

Bobby Nolen born 1931 Crockett Co. TN married Patricia Williams 1958 Crockett Co. TN.

Danny Nolen born 1959 Alamo, Crockett Co. TN married Kimberly Norman 1989 Jackson, Madison Co. TN.

"I can get my Nolen line back to Patrick Pierce Nolen, born in Ireland on St. Patrick's Day, 1802, died 1898 in Crockett County, Tennessee. Family legend is that he had an adventure-filled, interesting life. The first record I can find of him in America is in 1860 when he married a much younger woman in Tippah County, Mississippi, where he was working on construction of a railroad. Patrick Pierce and this woman (Mary Devers) were my great-great grandparents."


N-27 - Haplogroup G2a

N-27 has set up a separate Family History Database for this lineage. If interested in participating contact N-27 by clicking the word Contact below to record data to this family database.

Absolom Nolen born circa 1780 Barnwell District South Carolina died after 1820 MS.

William C. Nolen born 24 October 1807 Barnwell District SC dying 11 June 1888 Stevens Co. TX.

Doctor Franklin Nolen born 20 November 1856 Claiborne Parish LA dying 22 October 1933 Tom Green Co. TX.

William Franklin Nolen Nolen born 19 February 1886 Stephens Co. TX dying 9 July 1954 Dallas, TX.

William Franklin Nolen Jr. born 25 December 1925 in Dallas, TX.

Patrick Franklin Nolen, born 16 November 1954 in Valdosta, GA.


* N-28

John James Nolan born Co. Limerick, Ireland married Jane Agnes Donovan 29 June 1868 Delaware Co. PA.

Michael Joseph Nolan born 19 July 1872 married Catherine Alice Dillon 21 September 1899 Kellyville (now Drexel Hill) Delaware Co. PA.

Catherine Anne Nolan born 25 November 1919 married Oscar Burl Roark 21 September 1940 Norwood, Delaware Co. PA.

Michael Burton Roark born 28 January 1942 Darby, Delaware Co. PA.


Additional Pedigree: maternal Nolan Family of N-28

Michael Nolan born 1812 Ireland spouse: Ellen ___ born 1818

Jeremiah Nolan born 1841 Ireland died 15 March 1929 spouse: Margaret C. Donovan (one foster child only)

Mary Nolan born 1841 Ireland

John James Nolan born circa 1843 Limerick, Ireland died 15 June 1930, Clifton Heights, Delaware Co. PA, spouse: Jane Agnes Donovan

Mary Nolan spouse: John J. McFadden born after 1910

Michael Joseph Nolan born 19 July 1872 Delaware Co. PA died 12 September 1933, Prospect Park, PA spouse: Catherine Alice Dillon

Annie E. Nolan born 1872 PA (never married)

Margaret C. Nolan born 1875 PA (never married)

John Ignatius Nolan born 16 May 1876 Lenni, PA died 4 February 1938, Clifton Heights, PA (never married)

Daniel Laurence Nolan born 27 April 1881 PA died 25 January 1933, Clifton Heights, PA (never married)

Julia Nolan born 25 June 1887 PA died 15 August 1971, Drexel Hill, Delaware Co. PA spouse: Roy Frank McGinnis

Joanna Nolan born 1844 Ireland

Julia Nolan born 1846 Ireland

Additional Contact: Peggy Hodson

* The Y-DNA sample of participant N-28 is not useful for the Nolan Y-DNA Surname project. The father of N-28 is of Roark heritage. Though, the mother of N-28 appears to be of Nolan descent.

N-29 (Lineage III - Barony of Forth, Carlow Clan O'Nolan - Tullow, Kellistown, Ballon Hill, or the area of Templepeter cemetery)

Earliest known ancestor: Mark Nowlen (at one time may have been spelled Knowlen) born September 23, 1861, Forestburg, Texas died February 16, 1931, Sunnyside, Washington. Mother was Julia Box, father unknown but may have been born in either Arkansas or Ireland according to census records.



Family history not available.



Family history not available.



Female mtDNA participant - Maternal Country of Origin: Sweden - Paternal Country of Origin: Ireland.



"I am aware of the Irish background of my Nowling family. My grandfather, Matthew Nowling, had a brother named Henry Nowling. Henry had story telling talents. He regaled the young folks with stories of Ireland, especially the "little green men with funny hats and pointed shoes".

"I have Patrick Frederick Nowland/ Nowlen/ Noling/ Noullen in Pike Co. Alabama 1825-1830. He had three sons born in Pike Co. between those years, as proved by Civil War military records. Census records place his birth as Virginia 1789. His five sons, in 1880 and the following years, listed the birth of their father as Virginia, South Carolina, and North Carolina. The male given names of Henry, Phillip and Peter were common among his descendants. The Henry, referred to as the story teller, frequently said he was the fourth successive generation to bear the name of Henry. My father, named Henry and his nephew, would make five."

"It is my opinion that my Nowling family of West Florida descends from one of the well known brothers of the famous Loudoun Co. Virginia Noland family. Most probable is the brother named Paul, of which little can be proved by records."

PEACOCK, JIMMY RAY, DVM of Clermont, died August 27, 2011 of leukemia. Born July 10, 1929 in DeFuniak Springs, a son of Henry and Grace (Locke) Nowling, he was adopted at age 7 by his stepfather, Thomas S. Peacock.

He enjoyed genealogical research for many years, and authored several books on his families. His large record collection is now housed in Special Collections, Daughon Library, Auburn University, Auburn, AL 36849-5606, as he wished for it to be available for all future researchers.



N-35 (Lineage VI - Barony of Forth, Co. Wexford)?

N-35 (brother to N-53) has a 12-marker exact match and is a genetic distance of four at the 37-marker and 67-marker level with the Kavanaugh surname, which suggests the family of N-35 and N-53 exhibit relatedness to the Kavanaugh Clan. The Kavanaugh's and Nolan's of Leinster interacted for centuries. Donel Reagh Mac-Morrogh Kavanagh, Lord of Ferus, Co. Wexford may have an important role in the family lineage of N-35 and N-53.

Patrick? Nolan born Ireland, wife unknown.

John Nowlan born circa 1810 Co. Wexford, Ireland married Mary Lannen New Ross, Co. Wexford; immigrated to Indiana 1850.

"John Nolan, a native of county Wexford, Ireland, came to America about 1850, a year or two in advance of his family, and came directly to Daviess County, where he worked on the canal until his death, which occurred soon after his arrival and when he was about thirty-four years of age."

Patrick Thomas Nolan born New Ross, Co. Wexford, 5 March 1843 married Rose Ann Hand.

Lawrence Joseph Nolen born Daviess Co. Indiana 16 October 1876 married Mary Estelle Holland.

Francis Clinton Nolen born 10 July 1914 Daviess Co. Indiana married Anna Maude Benham.

Michael Eugene Nolen born 7 April 1938 Vanderburgh Co. Indiana married H. Elaine O'Dell.


N-36 (Lineage I - Shangarry, Carlow Clan O'Nolan)

N-36 and N-11 share a common great grandfather. From my father back, my lineage is as follows:

Earl Oliver Nowlin married Reda Cochran,

Henry Harrison Nowlin married Elizebeth Swafford,

Isaac F. Nowlin married Amenda J. Edwards,

Wilson C. W. Nowlin married Mary Snead,

John Witt Nowlin married Mary Thomas,

James Nowlin married Ursula Patterson,

James Edmond Nowlin II married Martha Collins,

James Edmond Nowlin I married Catherine Ward.

"I only have one tax document that shows James Nowlin and John Nowlin on the page together. There is no firm link of the two; however, it is my belief and that of others in the family that this is the true lineage."



Family history not available


N-38 (Lineage VII - R-L21 (Irish Type III) Tipperary Clan O'Nolan)

N-38 matches N-8 and N-10 exactly at the 25-marker level. N-10 is also a genetic distance of 3 at the 37-marker level with N-38 making this the Nolan Y-DNA Projects first Tipperary Co. and Pierce Noland (Nowland) lineage of O'Nolan's that began traveling to the New World around the mid 17th century.

Leonard Noland born October 1964 Buchanan, Berrien, Michigan.

Leonard "Bay" Noland born 26 August 1917 Dutton Mountain, Middleton, Conway, Arkansas dying 3 April 1977 Dutton Mountain, Middleton, Conway, Arkansas married Lillian Monteen "Lill" Bryant 2 March 1940 in Morrilton, Conway, Arkansas. She was born in April 1922 Cleveland, Conway, Arkansas.

Anderson Alfred Noland born 6 September 1846 Cherokee, Alabama dying 22 August 1921 Dutton Mountain, Middleton, Conway, Arkansas marrying Irena Arabella "Aunt Belle" Bennett on 8 June 1900 in Conway, Arkansas. She was born 15 June 1873 Conway, Arkansas dying 22 November 1951 in Morrilton, Conway, Arkansas.

Thomas Jefferson Noland born 10 December 1826 Tennessee dying 18 September 1887 Lone Grove, Hattieville, Conway, Arkansas marrying Parmelia Margaret "Mealey" Ridling 1845 in Cherokee, Alabama. She was born 1827 Georgia dying 1904 Lone Grove, Hattieville, Conway, Arkansas.


Anderson Alfred Noland born 6 September 1846 Cherokee, Alabama dying 22 August 1921 Dutton Mountain, Middleton, Conway, Arkansas.

Jane Noland born 1849 Cherokee, Alabama.

John Porter Noland born 17 February 1852 Mississippi dying California married Zerina J. Beaty 23 May 1877 Conway, Arkansas.

Missouri "Zurie" Texarkana Noland born 8 September 1854 Mississippi dying 17 October 1929 Conway, Arkansas married James T. Carey 18 January 1876 Conway, Arkansas.

Eliza Adeline Noland born 1856 Arkansas dying 1907 Conway, Arkansas married Dr. James Shelby Adams about 1874, Conway, Arkansas.

Thomas Jefferson Jr. Noland born 1859 Arkansas dying before 1900, Conway, Arkansas married Emily Caldonia "Mary Callie" Blanton 11 March 1883 in Conway, Arkansas.

William Franklin Noland born 1860 Arkansas dying January 1894 Conway, Arkansas married Sarah Matilda Beaty 12 October 1879 Conway, Arkansas.

Nancy A. P. Noland born 1861 Arkansas dying before June 1900, Conway, Arkansas married David H. Honeycutt 23 September 1880 Conway, Arkansas.

James Ruben "Jim" Noland born 27 May 1865 Arkansas dying 22 March 1945 Conway, Arkansas married Cora Bird Hicks 23 December 1891 Conway, Arkansas.

Moses Henry "Mode" Noland born 1869 Hattieville, Conway, Arkansas dying 1939 Berwyn, Carter, Oklahoma married Mary Jane Carlon 14 November 1886 Conway, Arkansas.

Sarah E. Noland born 1872 Arkansas married S. S. Brock 27 June 1886 Conway, Arkansas.



Living Nolan born 1926.

Father: John Louis Leo Nolan born 25 February 1883 Brooklyn, NY dying 14 June 1959 Brooklyn, NY.

Grandfather: John Joseph Nolan born about 1855 in Kilkenny, Ireland, dying about 1890 Brooklyn, Conn. or Boston.



Family history not available



John Nolan, 1923, Dublin, Ireland and Agnes O'Neill, 1923, Dublin, Ireland.



Family history not available



Moses (Mogue) Nowlan (Nolan) and Margaret Rossiter had eight children baptized at St. Aidians Cathedral in Enniscorthy, Cty Wexford. We believe Mogue & Margaret were married at St. David’s however, the parish’s records have faded and can no longer be read for the period 1805-1808. This family lived on Bloomfield Estate, Enniscorthy, Cty Wexford.

1. Anne Nowlan b. 01-03-1808.

2. Mary Nowlan b. 02-25-1810.

3. Margaret Nowlan b. 05-01-1812.

4. Walter James Nowlan b. 05-15-1814.

5. Catherine Nowlan b. 04-22-1816.

6. Catherine Nowlan b. 08-03-1818.

7. James Nowlan b. 07-19-1820.

8. Ellen Nowlan b. 11-13-1822.

It is possible Anne Nowlan m. Patrick Findlen in Enniscorthy in 1833 and settled in Fort Fairfield, Maine.

Margaret Nowlan m. Thomas Cloney 02-16-1833 @ St. Aidians having daughter Mary Cloney b. 08-06-1834.

Walter James Nowlan m. Catherine Barry 02-22-1846 @ St. Davids Cty Wexford. Catherine’s parents were Nicholas Barry & Margaret Cullen. Catherine was b. 08-27-1814 and died in Bradford, Pennsylvania 02-09-1900. Walter & Catherine came across the big pond sometime after the baptism of Mary b. 01-05-1851 (family legend says she died at sea) and May 1852 when my great grandfather Nicholas was born in 1852. We have been unable to find any record of their crossing.

Children of Walter & Catherine:

1. Moses Nolan b. 12-08-1846 Enniscorthy d. 02-08-1903 Rockford, Illinois.

2. Margaret Nolan b. 02-14-1848 d. 1915.

3. James J. Nolan b. 09-02-1849 Enniscorthy d. 10-05-1939.

4. Mary Nolan b. 01-05-1851 d. 1851.

5. Nicholas Francis Nolan b. 05-20-1852 Utica, New York d. 12-02-1935 Rockford, Illinois.

6. Mary Theresa Nolan b. 02-11-1855 Allegany, New York d. 03-19-1924 Tulsa, Oklahoma.

7. Catherine Alice Nowlan b. 07-04-1856 Allegany, New York d. 01-07-1937.

Ellen Nowlan m. Miles Rossiter 01-14-1843 St. David’s Enniscorthy Cty Wexford having daughter Elizabeth b. 11-20-1843.



"John H. Nolen died in 1832, buried in Gaston Co. NC, is my third great grandfather. His son, Oliver Milton Nolen, buried in Yell Co. AR, immigrated to Yell Co. from Gaston Co. NC in 1852. His son, William Berry Nolen, left Yell Co. in 1890 heading for Clearwater, Idaho. Grandfather William Luther Nolen was born on the trail in Rock Springs, WY. The family arrived Oregon City, Oregon about 1913. Father, William Luther Nolen, was born in Oregon City in 1919."



John Nolan, b. Ireland; married Mary Catherine Cassidy

Patrick Francis Nolan, b. 3/14/1869 in Athenry, Galway, Ireland; d. 12/20/1943, Pittsburgh, PA.; married on 6/2/1896, in Pittsburgh, PA. to Delia Loretta King b. 10/18/1869 in Brooklyn, NY. (both her parents were from Ireland).

Michael Francis Nolan, b. 10/28/1904 in Pittsburgh, PA.; d. 7/1973, Pittsburgh, PA.; married 8/11/1938 to Mildred Elizabeth Grant, b. 2/22/1915 in Pittsburgh, PA.

Conrad Grant Nolan, b. June 1951 in Pittsburgh, PA.


N-46 (Lineage I - Shangarry, Carlow Clan O'Nolan)

I've hit a genealogical road block at my 2nd great grandfather: David Nowlin b. 1 Sept 1813, TN d. 13 May 1876, Monte Vista, Webster, MS, married to Martha Unknown b. Sept 1828, AL d. after 1900, MS. I know a good deal about David and his family down to my generation but cannot find his parents. I have seen through my research that the large Bryan Ward Nowlin clan is the most likely group since the name was not changed to a Nolen derivation. James Nowlin, son of Bryan Ward Nowlin II seems a possibility as his tree per One World Tree has a lot of blanks. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated.



Family history not available



Family history not available


N-49 (Lineage V - Carlow Clan O’Nolan #3 - Tullow, Kellistown, Ballon Hill, or the area of Templepeter cemetery)

Family history not available

N-49 and N-50 have an exact 25-marker match and constitute Carlow Clan O’Nolan lineage three with a further 33 of 37-marker match.


N-50 (Lineage V - Carlow Clan O’Nolan #3 - Tullow, Kellistown, Ballon Hill, or the area of Templepeter cemetery)

Family history not available

N-49 and N-50 have an exact 25-marker match and constitute Carlow Clan O’Nolan lineage three with a further 33 of 37-marker match.


N-51 (Lineage IV - O'Nolan - I2a2-M423-Isles-D1)

Group Administrator of the Long Surname DNA Project and descendant of David Long who died in 1697 Maryland. O’Nolan (N-24 and N-25) match N-51 (O’Long) at 64 of 67-markers. N-24 and N-25 exhibit relatedness to N-51 and his John Long/Ann Herrington line of Queen Anne's Co. Maryland in Ireland, Ohio, or Kentucky.



Patrick Francis Nolan, a farmer, was born in County Mayo, Ireland in 1821 and was the eldest son of William and Bridget Nolan. When 22 years old, he left Ireland, came to America via Quebec, and located in New York in 1843. Remained there and in PA and VT fifteen years, working at the trade of founder and moulder, and in 1859 came west to Iowa and located in Stapleton Township, Chickasaw County, IA where he lived until 1882, when he moved to Fredericksburg. He married in 1851 in Fort Edward, NY, to Elizabeth Armstrong, a native of Ireland, and had ten children: Bridget, William, Catherine, James, Francis (my great grandfather), Alice, Thomas, Maria, Stephen, Peter. They were members of the Roman Catholic Church.


N-53 (Lineage VI - Barony of Forth, Co. Wexford)?

Brother to N-35 (Ancestry information is listed with N-35 above)



Wesley Pleasant Nolin June 1856 - 20 July 1939


N-55 (Lineage I - Shangarry, Carlow Clan O'Nolan)

Stephen Nolen, born circa 1790, North Carolina, married Sarah "Unknown"

John N. Nolen, born 1823, Smith Co. TN, married Susan Easley

Stephen Young Nolen, born 1859, Smith Co. TN, married Mary Lillian Causey

Clarence Herman Nolan, born 1892, Butler Co. KY, married Bess Carson



James Nolan born about 1826, Kilkenny, Ireland; died 1901, RI; married Mary Lanigan born about 1824, Ireland.

Michael Nolan born about 1850, Kilkenny, Ireland; died 1891, RI; married Jennie Poulson born 13 March 1855, Denmark.

John William Nolan, born 25 April 1884, Newport RI; died 1963, RI; married Mary Ann Loughran, born 26 June 1893, Central Falls, RI.

John Robert Nolan, born 18 July 1920, Cumberland, RI; died 1987, VA; married Wanda Marie Olds.

Douglas Randolph Nolan



Pierce Nowland, born circa 1628, Dublin County, Ireland

Pierce Noland, born circa 1654, Mayo County, Ireland, married Katherine ?

Stephen Noland, born circa 1682, Cecil/Charles County, Maryland, married Mary Connell

Daniel Noland, born 1712, Charles County, Maryland, married Henrietta Smallwood

Stephen Noland, born circa 1745, Charles County, Maryland, married Mary Hendren

James Noland, born 1777, Rowan County, North Carolina, married Margaret Russel

Greenbury Noland, born 1811, Estill County, Kentucky, married Mary Ann Van Meter

James Noland, born 1837, Wayne County, Indiana, married Anna Mae Saine

Greenbury Noland, born 1870, Miami County, Indiana, married Nannie Belle Rhodes

Edward Noland, born 1905, Miami County, Indiana, married Gladys Hosman



Neal surname - maternal grandmother a Nowlin


N-59 (Lineage III - Barony of Forth, Carlow Clan O'Nolan - Tullow, Kellistown, Ballon Hill, or the area of Templepeter cemetery)

Family history not available



R1b1b2a1a4 (R-L48)

YDNA Haplogroup R1b-U106/S21+ Research Group

Martin Nolan born 1815 Galway, Ireland married Mary Fahey

Daniel Nolan born 1845 West Virginia married Catherine Naughton

Martin Nolan born 12 June 1868 Maryland married Margaret Chambers

William Nolan born 25 June 1905 Maryland married Helen McMillen


Luke Nolan, 31
Dec 1853, Liverpool, England, Margaret Reilly Lawrence Nolan, 7 July 1881,
Bootle, Liverpool, England, Agnes Hill Lawrence Nolan, 4 June 1920,
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, Norma Paterson Peter Nolan, 11 August 1948,
Richmond, Victoria, Australia, Margaret Kropman



- Donogh Hugh Nowlin (b, 1520, Barony of Forth, County Carlow, d. 1575 County Carlow)
- John Nowlan (b. 1550, Shangarry Cross Roads, Carlow, d. 1600 in North Ulster, Ireland)
- Daniel Nowlan (b. 1580, County Carlow, d. 1658 County Carlow) m, Anastase O'Brien
- Charles Nowland (b. 1608, Dublin, Ire.) m. Sarah Awbery
- Pierce Nowland (b. 1628, Dublin, Ire. d. March 9, 1724 in Stafford, Virginia) m. Bridgett Carroll
- Pierce Noland (b. 1654, Mayo County, Ire. d. 1714, Stafford County, Virginia) m. Katherine Davenport
- Stephen Noland (b. 1682 Charles County Md, d. 1733 Charles County, Md) m. Mary O'Bryan Connell
- Daniel Noland (b. 1712 in Charles County, Md., d. March 1761 in Loudoun, Virginia) m. Henrietta Smallwood in 1738
- Stephen Noland (b. 1745 Charles County, Va. d. 1 Nov 1791 in Salisbury, Rowan County, North Carolina) m. Mary Mallot
- Daniel Noland (b. 1 Apr 1766 in Charles, Md., d. 14 Jan 1829 in Chesterfield, Madison County, Indiana) m. Mary Wilson
- Stephen Noland (b. 4 Jul 1801 in Mockville, Rowan County, N. C., d. 31 Jan 1895 in Aledo, Mercer Co., Ill.) m. Nancy Ellen Adams 
- John Adams Noland  (b. 3 Mar 1835 in Chesterfield, Madison Co., In. d. 9 Apr 1933 in Wabaunsee, Wabaunsee Co., Ks) m. Nancy E. Cummins
- John Arthur Noland (b. 5 Jan 1877 in Flush, Pottawatomie Co., Ks, d. 8 Nov 1970 in Manhattan, Riley, Ks.,) m. Anna Lou Bowman
- Donald Ray Noland. Sr. (b. 8-8-1906 Manhattan, Riley Co., Ks., d. 1-26-1973 Manhattan, Riley Co., Ks) m. Miriam Poff 
- Donald Ray Noland Jr. m. Katherine Irene Delfs 
- David C. Noland m. Sheryl Calegari 1981; m. Beth L Capps (Wilcher) 1989


Pierce Noland born and died in Ireland, probably County Tipperary or County Carlow

Pierce Noland, his son, born bat 1654 in County Tipperary, Ireland, immigrated to Cecil Co. Maryland with is wife Katherine. He died in 1714-1715 Stafford Co. VA. 
Phillip Noland born abt 1685 Stafford County, Virginia, and died 1773 Prince William County, VA. His wife was Bridgett Carroll. 
Peter Noland born abt 1720 Stafford County, Virginia, and died 1796 Wilkes County, North Carolina. His wife was Sarah Ann Wilcoxen. 
Henry Noland born abt 1757 Wilkes County,  North Carolina and died in 1835 His wife was Isabel Milner (Millender). 
Peter Noland born 1786 Wilkes County, North Carolina, and died 1875 Haywood County, North Carolina. His wife was Frances Bryant. 
Lewis M. Noland born abt 1820 Haywood County, North Carolina, and died bat 1900 Sevier County, Tennessee. His wife was Nancy S. Stevenson.
Peter Lafayette Noland born 3 Feb 1848, Fines Creek, Haywood County, North Carolina and died 5 Sep 1922 Sevier County, Tennnessee. His was was Margaret Ferguson.
Jefferson Reed Noland, called Reed, born 11 Sep 1875, Fines Creek, Haywood County, North Carolina, died 12 Apr 1952, Sevier County, Tennessee. His wife was Delia Frederick Hickam. 
Wiley Conard Noland born 6 Apr 1902 Sevier County, Tennessee, and died there 18 June 1981. His wife was Lettie Edith Myers, called Edith. 
Virgil Andy Noland born 31 Aug 1929, Sevier County, Tennessee, and died there 17 Aug 1996. His widow is living.


 N-122 (Thomas Nolan b. ca 1560 d. 1628):



Thomas Nolan, b. c1555 (son of Mr Nolan and Mrs Nolan), d. 18 June 1628.  He married Agnes Martin (daughter of Nicholas Martin). I. Gregory Nolan, b. c1580-1590, d. 1649.  He married Jane French. A. Thomas FitzGregory Nolan, d. 1721.  He married Maria Lynch, 1649 (daughter of Sir Robert Lynch). 1. Gregory Nolan, d. 1720.  He married Jane Burke. a. Thomas Nolan.  He married Honor. (A) William Nolan. (1) John Nolan, d. 1810.  He married Garvey. (a) Andrew Nolan.  He married Jane Browne, 1813 (daughter of John Browne). [A] John Nolan, d. 1846. [B] Michael Nolan, d. 1880.  He married Margaret Josephine Lynch, 28 Feb 1865 in Church of St Andrew Westland-row. [C] Oliver Nolan, d. 1844. [D] Anastia Nolan, d. 1896. [E] Julia Nolan.  She married James Browne. (2) Oliver Nolan. (a) Gregory Nolan.  He married Elizabeth Jennings, 20 Sept 1800 in Tuam District Co Galway (daughter of Theobald Jennings and Margaret Jennings), d. 19 April 1847 in Polturk Cummer Co Galway. [A] Oliver Joseph Nolan, b. 1816 in Corofin or Curry, Co Galway, d. 1858-1864?  He married Ellen Kennedy, 12 Feb 1840 in St Georges, Dublin, b. 1816 (daughter of Dr Alexnder Kennedy D.D. and Sarah O'Callaghan), d. 4 Oct 1881 in 170 Nth Strand Dublin. [1] Oliver Nolan. [2] Alexander Nolan, d. 25 June 1879 in 53 North Strand Dublin Ireland. He married Sarah Anne Williams, 20 Jan 1874 in St Brides Church Dublin, b. 7 Mar 1853 (daughter of David Williams and Martha Newson), d. 29 June 1925 in 12 Edith Terrace Chelsea UK (aged 72). [a] Oliver Archibald Nolan, b. 30 Nov 1874 in 3 Cork Hill Dublin, d. 8 May 1952 in 22 Keepa St Levin.  He married Elizabeth Mary Pascoe, 27 Jan 1904 in Residence Of Richard Pascoe Lyttelton, b. 8 May 1880 in Blenheim (daughter of Richard Pascoe and Elizabeth Jane Francis), d. 18 Mar 1949 in 54 Cecil St Christchurch. {A}Eileen Sarah Francis Nolan, b. 11 Dec 1904 in Lyttelton, d. 4 May 1966 in Wellington.  She married Albert Raymond Garner, 26 Dec 1935, b. 6 April 1909, d. 15 July 1972. {1} Colleen Anne Garner, b. 15 Sept 1937.  She married Edward Ross Spencer, 25 Jan 1969, b. 10 Dec 1936, d. 25 Feb 2010 in Wellington. {2} Wendy Francis Garner, b. 16 March 1940.  She married David Stocks. {B} Jessie Ellen Alexina Nolan, b. 20 Aug 1906, d. 14 April 1987 in Dunedin, buried in Linwood Crematorium.  She married Thomas Alban Fathers, 21 Oct 1935 in St Saviours Church Lyttelton, b. 2 April 1904 in Birmingham (son of James Fathers and Florence Fathers), d. April 1974, buried in Linwood Creatorium. {1} Gillian Ruth Fathers, b. 19 Sept 1940 in Christchurch. She married Thomas Andrew Field, 19 Jan 1962 in St Mary's Heathcote ChCh, b. 11 Mar 1938 in Nelson (son of Leonard William Field and Olive Brown). {C} Mabe Elizabeth Nolan, b. 4 Aug 1907, d. 25 Aug 1976.  She married Philip Colin Threalkeld, d. 21 Oct 1989.{D}Richard Alexander Nolan, b. 19 Aug 1910 in Little Port Cooper, Lyttelton, d. 22 Sept 1969 in Princess Margaret Hospital Christchurch.  He married Alice Milford Todd, 29 Oct 1936 in St Peters Church Woolston Christchurch, b. 21 Jan 1913 in Clandeboy Temuka (daughter of David Thomas Todd and Alice Lillian Barrett), d. 31 May 1988 in Nurse Maude Hospital Christchurch. {1} Wayne Richard Nolan, b. 24 Oct 1939 in Lyttleton, Canterbury, New Zealand.  He married (1) Janice Mary Pluck, 4 May 1963 in St Davids Pres Church Christchurch, b. 2 Sept 1942 in Christchurch (daughter of William Charles Pluck and Alice Mary Shaw).  He married (2) Cecilia Aileen Pay, 1st Oct 2005 in Centennial Hall, Sparks Rd, Christchurch, b. 21 February 1950 in Redhill England 1am (daughter of Clifford Arthur Pay and Margaret Jean Magor). {2} Waverley Milford Nolan, b. 3 Sept 1941 in Lyttelton, d. 20 Mar 1988 in Knox Rd Manurewa.  She married Ian Howet Steel, 9 Apl 1966 in Christchurch NZ, b. 9 Aug 1938 in London England (son of Mungo Howat Steel and Marion Helen Lindsay). {3} Grant James Nolan, b. 27 Nov 1945 in Lyttelton.  He married Maureen Josephine Vivienne Sheehan, 26 Oct 1974, b. 29 June 1951 (daughter of Jim Sheehan and Mary).


 N-125 (George Noland - 171 b. ca 1763 VA, d. 1800 GA):

Pierce Noland born abt 1654 in County Tipperary, Ireland, immigrated to Cecil Co. Maryland with his wife Katherine. He died in 1714-1715 Stafford Co. VA. 


Phillip Noland, their son, born abt 1685 Stafford County, Virginia, and died 1733 Prince William County, VA. His wife was Bridgett (probably nee Carroll). 


Pierce Noland, their son, born abt 1721 (probably Virginia), and died (probably Virginia). His wife was Sarah Awbrey (m between 1741 and 1748, probably Virginia). 


George Noland, their son, born abt 1763 in Virginia and died in 1800 in Wilkes County, Georgia. His wife was Ann Peyton.


Pearce Noland, their son, born abt 1789 in Virginia and died February 17, 1857 in Bovina (at Sligo Plantation), Mississippi. His wife was Elizabeth Galtney (m Feb. 6, 1816 in Mississippi).


Henry Peyton Noland, their son, born November 16, 1841 in Bovina (at Sligo), Warren County, Mississippi and died January 30, 1893 in Mississippi. His wife was Annie R. Aldridge (m Feb. 6, 1861 in Mississippi).


Thomas Vaughan Noland, their son, born August 31, 1864 in Bovina (at Sligo), Warren County, Mississippi and died January 6, 1914 in Vicksburg, Mississippi (m Mary Dudley Aldridge in 1895 in Mississippi).


Henry Peyton Noland, their son, born May 26, 1896 in Bovina (at Sligo), Warren County, Mississippi and died December 27, 1935 at the VA Hospital in Alexandria, Louisiana (m Florence Lenora Martin May 23, 1923, Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, Vicksburg, Mississippi).


Henry Peyton Noland, their son, born April 22, 1924 in Nanachehaw (just outside Vicksburg), Mississippi. He married Sarah Elizabeth Brien on June 1, 1950, St Alban's Episcopal Church, Bovina, Mississippi.


contact: their daughter, Liz (Noland) Shifflett:




We are told John W. Robinson was born in Dublin, Ireland supposedly in 1868 (some say 1872).  We don’t know what his name/surname was there.  Only that he stowed away on a ship at about age nine and came to the US (we don’t even know where he came in) and evidently took up with or was adopted by a family with the surname Robinson (again no details).

Over time he migrated down to east Texas (the Grapeland, Crockett area).  He married my great grandmother Margaret Cynthia Allen in 1897.  They had two children Wilma Robinson in 1900 and George William Robinson in 1906.  In 1915, they lived in Jacksonville, TX for a time and evidently did some work on farms picking cotton.  I was also told he may have been a police officer in Jacksonville.   On Sunday, October 31st 1915 they went to a certain farm to help pick cotton.  Wilma’s husband (evidently was married at 15 yrs. old) got into a quarrel with my great grandfather (John) and shot and killed him.  George Robinson (my grandfather – age 9) was there and saw the shooting.


After this was all over, it seems the family just stopped talking about it.  My grandfather George William Robinson had two sons, John Michael Robinson and George William Robinson, Jr.   They didn’t hear of the murder of their grandfather until they were grown men.  Also it seems that if anyone in the family knew the details of my great grandfather’s life, didn’t feel the need to pass them on. 


Contact:  Becky Pellinger,




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* Garden of Eden setting equals (Central Asia) Almaty, Kazakhstan: The Fatherland of Apples

"An earlier traveler through the region, one Victor Vitkovich, proclaimed these naturally occurring groves to be “a marvelous garden where apples and pears look down on you from the trees and beg to be eaten.”

* Biblical Flood setting equals (Central Asia) Kyrgyzstan: Lake Issyk-Kul

"The Kyrgyz retell many legends about how the lake was formed, about ancient cities and the catastrophe that drowned them, when water poured out of the mountains and flooded the valley."

Kyrgyzstan Places and Legends

Gates or Mountain Passes to the Garden of Eden: Tien Shan with Lake Issyk-Kul

* These are shared Central Asian stories that became societal narratives altered to fit the Biblical environment.

Kyrgyz archaeologist believes he may have located the burial place of the Apostle Matthew

Oracle of Delphi

"The scholar Martin Litchfield West writes that the Pythia shows many traits of shamanistic practices, likely inherited or influenced from Central Asian practices, although there is no evidence of any Central Asian connection at this time. He cites the Pythia sitting in a cauldron on a tripod, while making her prophecies in an ecstatic trance state, like shamans, and her unintelligible utterings.[17]"

Vanished Persian army said found in desert - Cyrus the Great, sent 50,000 soldiers from Thebes to attack the Oasis of Siwa and destroy the oracle at the Temple of Amun

Archaeologists: 'Globalization' occurred 4,000 years ago

My one and only foray into Anthropology

19 November 2010

"I’m talking about the humanity that makes our species uniquely human. The first time the group waited for the injured or diseased. The first time someone came to the aid of a sick friend. The first time the entire group provided for someone that could not provide for themselves. That is what makes a modern human our humanity. And that has been documented a lot longer than our current out of Africa model. Others may laugh all they want, but our humanity toward one another is the best guide to the definition of a modern human that I can determine."

The rise of men & the fall of the non-men

Evolution and Creativity: Why Humans Triumphed

DNA Genealogy, Mutation Rates, and Some Historical Evidence Written in the Y-Chromosome, Part II: Walking the Map

The three-century climatic upheaval of c. 2000 BC, and regional radiocarbon disparities

Genome Study Provides a Census of Early Humans

Humans Took Care of the Disabled Over 500,000 Years Ago

Why Your DNA Isn’t Your Destiny

Epigenetics Video Presentations

Ancient Western Eurasian DNA

SMGF: Y-Chromosome Marker Details

SMGF: Top 50 Mutations

How to Take a Family Tree DNA Test: An Instructional Video on the FTDNA Test Kit

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