Moonlightflower is the name I chose for my Native American
heritage and it is also my pen name. My research revealed
we are descended from the Chitimacha, not Cherokee like we
were told as children. There is Cherokee on the Goodrich side
but it comes from the wife's side of a Goodrich which is not
in direct line with my brother, sister, and me. Further back
in our family history there is MicMaq Indian. Many Americans
can probably trace back to some Native American in their
bloodline, some direct and some not direct descendancy.
My Y-DNA: Haplogroup R-P312, the same as my husband's;
however, I carried the testing out further and ended up
My mt-DNA: U5a2-C16294T (Maternal tree)
This is a rare DNA and is the oldest DNA of known living
My husband's Y-DNA: Haplogroup - R-P312 sane as mine
R1b1a2a1a1b (Patriarch tree)
The difference between mine and my husband's was a
mutation at the end of this line. I did a deep clade on
my husband's and my brother's DNA and will have to find
the document on that and will post it another day.
My husband's Mt-DNA is Haplogropu H - HVR1 16223R
and HVR2 263G and 315.1C (maternal tree)
This is rare and it matches Marie Antoinette's. However,
she did not have children. So this would be on her maternal
It is important to note that Maternal mt-DNA is passed on
from mother to mother to mother and on just like the
paternal Y-DNA is passed on from father to father to father
and on. That can be confusing. The last name of the mother
changes to that of her husband's making females more difficult
to trace. Whatever a male ancestor's mt-DNA is in your direct
descendancy will not be your mt-DNA because it came from his
mother's side which is not your maternal tree but his.
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