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LOFTIN
GENEALOGY
LINE

The
LOFTIN
Family
Tree


Philip
Daniel
Loftin

(1978 - 20??)

Curtis
Dean
Loftin

(1953 - 20??)

Sam
William
Loftin

(1918 - 1979)

Alonzo
Lester
Loftin

(1876 - 1937)

William
Alexander
Loftin

(1851 - 1939)

James
Franklin
Loftin

(1827 - 1864)

Thomas
Loftin

(1798 - 185?)

James
Loftin

(1768 - 1836)

John
Loftin

(1740 - 1793)

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FAMILY
NAMES

LOFTIN:
 Beatty
 Corzine
 Cranford
 Fisher
 Givens
 Harwell
 Kaiser
 Lanier
 Lomax
 McCorkle
 Rudisill
 Sherrill
 Upright
 Washington
 Work


SETZER:
Aderholdt
Barringer
Bovey
Bushart
Deal
Heavner
Herman
Ikert
Miller
Motz
Rankin
Witherspoon

GOBLE:
Babst/Bobst
Douglas
Faber
Fink
Fulbright
Hefner
Meinhert
Miller
Muller
Pabst/Bobst
Robinson

JOHNSON:
Corzine
Fink
Hamilton
Kaiser
Leslie
Lewis
Moore
Sherrill
Upright
Wilkinson

 

Additional
Family
SURNAMES

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Willie
Aleen
Goble

(1925 - 2018)

Martin
Luther
Goble

(1888 - 1979)

Jacob
Hedrick
Goble

(1860 - 1929)

Harriett
Lucinda
Goble

(1839 - 1911)

Lewis
Carlan
Goble

(1813 - 1880)

Corban
Goble

(1761 - 1840)

John
Goble

(1724 - 1813)

Daniel
Goble III

(1698 - 1750)

Daniel
David
Goble

(1669 - 1733)

Daniel
Goble I

(1641 - 1676)

Thomas
Goble

(1590 - 1657)

William
Goble

(1540 - 1593)

The
WEEKS
Family
Tree


Carolyn
Janet
Weeks

(1952 - 20??)

Albert
Sidney
Weeks

(1905 - 1960)

James
Henry
Weeks

(1850 - 1926)


James
Kenan
Weeks

(1811 - 1893)

Arthur
Weeks

(1785 - 1850)

Julian
Weeks

(17?? - ????)

SEESE
Family
Tree


Alexandria Seese
Savanna Seese


Bradley
Dylan
Seese

(1977 - 20??)


Worthington
Frederick
Seese, Jr.

(1942 - 20??)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

 
 

Ancestry.com DNA

 
 

 

 
 
Five Generations of Loftins
 
       
5 Generations of Loftins
(Left to Right) William Alexander, Alonzo Lester, Sam William, Curtis Dean and Philip Daniel
 
 
 
 
ETHNICITY  TEST
 
Our ancestors left clues in our DNA that can help us determine their ancestral origins as well as help us find those long lost relatives we might be looking for. 
 
 
In 2006, I (Curtis Loftin) took my first DNA Test with Family Tree DNA (FTDNA). That test was a Y-Chromosome-Test that showed the male DNA of my Loftin family which passes down from father to son to grandson and so on, virtually unchanged, from generation to generation. That test determined my Haplogroup (E1b1b or E-M35) and gave me information about matches from all over the world - some of which I have corresponded with. The most significant ones were the Loftins that I connected to in other parts of the US - which also showed that our Loftin male DNA has not changed over the years. That was good to know because it showed that we were indeed "Loftins" and not some illegitimate lineage.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
In January 2016 I decided to do the DNA test with Ancestry.com.  The test which usually costs $100 was on sale for only $80 so I thought it was the perfect time to see what new information I could find. With that DNA test from Ancestry.com, you also get "limited" access the Ancestry.com - an annual membership which costs me $189 for my "US Discovery Membership".
 
Unlike the Family Tree DNA test that I took in 2006, the Ancestry.com DNA test is an Autosomal DNA Test. Autosomal DNA only shows Ethnicity Estimates. The Autosomal-DNA-Test tests the other 100 DNA markers that do not determine sex. Half of these 100 DNA markers come from your father and half from your mother. Since your parents each have 100 DNA markers, you only get a "random" half of your father's markers and a "random" half of your mother's markers. A sibling will have slightly different Autosomal-DNA markers. Ancestry.com has tested individuals in other parts of the world and they are able to compare our autosomal markers with those.
 
The results of my DNA Ethnicity Estimate showed that I was 98% European. The following pie-chart, breaks that percentage down into the largest ethnic groups. My DNA test revealed an Ethnicity Estimate of 79% Western Europe and 10% Iberian Peninsula. The other 11% of my data shows up in the section listed as "6 More Regions". Looking closely at the data from that last section, I learned that my ethnicity was also 4% Ireland, 2% Scandinavia, 2% Caucasus, 1% Italy/Greece, 1% Finland/Northwest Russia and < 1% Great Britain.
 
 
 
 
Curtis Loftin's 2020 Ancestry.com Autosomal DNA Test Update
 
 
One thing about Ancestry.com Autosomal DNA Test is the fact that my results are constantly changing. The initially caused me some concern but I finally came to realize that I just needed to get used to it.
 
I checked my DNA results on 29 Sept 2020 at Ancestry.com and the following are my current results.  I still have English ancestry but the percentage has greatly decreased while my percentage of Scottish ancestry has greatly increased.
 
Sep 2020: I have 46% Scotland, 38% English & Northwest Europe, 13% Germanic Europe and 3% Irish ancestry.
 
Oct 2019: I have 75% English, Wales & N.W. Europe, 14% Irish & Scotland, 8% Germanic Europe and 3% Norway & Iceland ancestry. By the time I got to Oct 2020 I had totally lost the Norway & Iceland ancestry.
 
Mar 2019: I have 64% Enslish, Wales & N.W. Europe, 17% Irish & Scotland, 19% Germanic European ancestry.
 
I am NOT going to change the maps below to coinside with my latest results.
 
 
 
 
Curtis Loftin's 2019 Ancestry.com Autosomal DNA Test Update
 
 
In the Spring of 2019, I went to Ancestry.com to review my DNA Test results. Before I could get to the results, I was asked the question "Do you think that the study of DNA will become more accurate or less accurate over time?" I answered, "More accurate". There was a second queston, "Do you think that as Ancestry.com collects more DNA samples from countries around the world that our DNA analysis will become more or less accurate?" I answered, "More accurate".
 
When I finally got to my DNA results I was totally surprised. My Ancestry.com DNA Test restults had totally changed (and they changed again in October 2019 after I created this page).
 
It had long been believed that our original Loftin ancestor, Leonard "The Immigrant" Loftin/Laughton was English since he came to America from Kent, ENGLAND.
 
 
The Loftin family has an amazing ancestral heritage - going back almost as far as the Pilgrims who arrived on the Mayflower.  Leonard "The Immigrant" Loftin/Laughton (b. Abt. 1610) arrived in the US before 1635 - less than 15 years after the arrival of the Mayflower in Plymouth, Massachusetts, in 1620.  Leonard was transported to the Colony of Virginia before 1636 by Mrs. Elizabeth Parker (Packer) from Kent, ENGLAND. He was indentured to to Mrs. Parker/Packer to pay for his transportation to the new world.
 
 
The results from the 2016 Ancestry.com DNA Test showed that < 1% of my autosomal DNA was from Great Britain/England indicating that our beliefs that Leonard Loftin was English were false. When the test results were updated in 2019, that < 1% Great Britain/England changed to 64% England, Wales and Northwestern Europe so we know now that it is indeep possible that Leonard Lofting was from England.
 
 
Map of England, Wales and Northwestern Europe
England, Wales and Northwestern Europe
 
 
 
Flags from the countries of England, Wales, Ireland, Scotland & Denmark
Great Britain, England, Scotland, Wales, Ireland and Denmark
              
 
FACT: Great Britain is an island which is made up of three counties: England, Scotland and Wales. Great Britain is the political term describing the political union of the kingdoms of England, Wales and Scotland made on 1 May, 1707. Northern Ireland is not part of Great Britain. The United Kingdom is in itself a country that is made up of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland. It's official name is "United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland". It has one government based in London and has one currency: the pound stirling (). The UK is a constitutional monarchy with Queen Elizabeth II as the head of state. The capital city of the United Kingdom is London. Ireland is divided in two parts; Northern Ireland is part of the United Kingdom while the Republic of Ireland, in the south, is an independent country with its own laws, government and currency (€).
 
 
 
The full update of my 2019 autosomal DNA Test showed
64% England, Wales and Northwestern Europe, 17% Ireland & Scotland
and 19% Germanic Europe.
 
 
Map of Ireland and Scotland
Ireland and Scotland
 
 
 
Flags from the countries of Germanic Europe
 Belgium, France, Germany, Luxembourg Netherlands, Switzerland
   French Flag           
 
FACT: Western Europe includes the countries of Belgium, France, Germany, Netherlands, Switzerland, Luxembourg and Liechtenstein. Geographically, it is dominated by France in the west and Germany in the east. Due to its location and geography, Western Europe has seen many successive waves of immigrants throughout its history. Both peaceful intermingling and violent invasions of newcomers have resulted in a greater diversity in the genetics of the population, compared with the neighboring regions.
 
 
 
Map of Germanic Europe
Germanic Europe
 
 
 
With German names in my ancestry lineage like Setzer, Aderholdt, Barringer and Deal/Diehl on my father's side of the family, and Goble, Fink, Kaiser, Meinhert, Miller and Motz on my mother's side of the family, I wasn't surprised to find out from the Ancestry.com Autosomal DNA Test that 19% of my DNA was Germanic Europe ethnicity - with the most recent ancestors coming primarily from Germany.
 
 
Germanic Europe includes the countries of Austria, Czechia, Denmark, France, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Switzerland and even parts of Croatia, Hungary, Poland, Slovakia and Slovenia.
 
 
This "Autosomal DNA Test" at Ancestry.com helped me better understand my "Y-Chromosome Male DNA Test" at FTDNA (Family Tree DNA).
 
I have lots of German ancestors as stated previously, but I also have lots of DNA matches at Family Tree DNA who live in Germany with last names like Rehm, Koenig, Beitche, Meehl/Muhl, Thaler and Pfughoeft.
 
From the Family Tree DNA Test I took in 2006, I know that I have 12-marker-matches who live in France with last names like Prolux, Poulin, LeBeau and Seguin.   
 
At Family Tree DNA, I have male 27-marker matches from the Netherlands with sir names like Kronen. There are even a couple of "cousins" from the Czech Republic (currently called Czechia) with the last names Kovaleik and Korab.
 
 
 
The following is a map showing the three areas of my ethnicity on a single map
England, Wales & Worthwest Europe 64% - Germanic Europe 19% - Ireland & Scotland 17%
 
 
2019 Ethnicity Estimates
Ethnicity Estimates
 
 
 
Ancestry.com's Spring 2019 Autosomal DNA Test
The Spring 2019 autosomal DNA Test showed
64% England, Wales and Northwestern Europe, 17% Ireland & Scotland
and 19% Germanic Europe.
 
 
Ancestry.com did another update in Mid-October 2019
The October 2019 autosomal DNA Test showed
75% England, Wales and Northwestern Europe, 14% Ireland & Scotland, 8% Germanic Europe
and 3% Norway & Iceland.
 
 
 
 
To see information from my original DNA Test with Family Tree DNA: CLICK HERE
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
ADDITIONAL FAMILY MEMBERS AUTOSOMAL DA  TEST
 
 
In addition to myself, I decided to have my 90-year-old mother, Willie Goble Loftin, tested as well as my wife, Carolyn Weeks Loftin. Since I only got half of Mom's Autosomal DNA Markers, her DNA test gave me additional ethnicity information about Mom's side of the family.
 
 
 
 
 
Willie Goble Loftin's 2020 Ancestry.com Autosomal DNA Test Update
 
 
One thing about Ancestry.com Autosomal DNA Test is the fact that my results are constantly changing. The initially caused me some concern but I finally came to realize that I just needed to get used to it.
 
I checked Mom's DNA results on 01 Oct 2020 at Ancestry.com and the following are her current results. 
 
Oct 2020: 47% Scotland, 29% English & Northwestern Europe, 7% ireland, 2% Norway and 1% Wales ancestry.
 
Oct 2019: 62% England, Wales & Northwestery Europe, 22% Ireland & Scotland, 16% Germanic Europe and 0% Swedish ancestry.
 
Mar 2019: 76% England, Wales & Northwestery Europe, 19% Ireland & Scotland, 2% Germanic Europe and 3% Swedish ancestry.
 
I am NOT going to change the maps below to coinside with my latest results.
 
 
 
 
 
Willie Goble Loftin's 2019 Ancestry.com Autosomal DNA Test Update
 
 
I'm so glad that I did this Autosomal DNA Test for Mom. She passed away in February 2018 and this data would have been lost. Where my England, Wales & Northwest Europe ethnicity was 64%, hers was 76%. Where my Ireland & Scotland ethnicity was 17%, hers was 19%. I did have a larger percentage of Germanic Europe ethnicity of 19% where hers was only 2%. I was dissapointed to have lost the Asian and Middle Eastern ethnicty from her 2016 Autosomal DNA results with the 2019 update, but she also had a "surprise" for me with the 3% Swedish ethnicity. I got none of those DNA markers from her.
 
 
Willie Goble Loftin's 2019 Ethnicity Estimates
 
 
Ancestry.com's Spring 2019 Autosomal DNA Test
The Spring 2019 autosomal DNA Test showed
76% England, Wales and Northwestern Europe, 19% Ireland & Scotland, 2% Germanic Europe
and 3% Sweden.
 
 
Ancestry.com did another update in Mid-October 2019
The October 2019 autosomal DNA Test showed
62% England, Wales and Northwestern Europe, 22% Ireland & Scotland, 16% Germanic Europe
and 0% Sweden.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carolyn Weeks Loftin's 2020 Ancestry.com Autosomal DNA Test Update
 
 
One thing about Ancestry.com Autosomal DNA Test is the fact that my results are constantly changing. The initially caused me some concern but I finally came to realize that I just needed to get used to it.
 
I checked Carolyn's DNA results on 01 Oct 2020 at Ancestry.com and the following are her current results. 
 
Oct 2020: 49% England & Northwest Europe, 34% Scotland, 11% Wales, 4% Germanic Europe, and 2% Ireland ancestry.
 
Mar 2019: 82% England, Wales & Northwest Europe, 14% Ireland & Scotland, 4% Germanic Europe and 0% French ancestry.
 
Oct 2019: 96% England, Wales & Northwest Europe, 2% Ireland & Scotland and 2% French ancestry.
 
I am NOT going to change the maps below to coinside with my latest results.
 
 
 
 
 
Carolyn Weeks Loftin's 2019 Ancestry.com Autosomal DNA Test Update
 
 
 
The 2019 Ancestry.com Autosomal DNA Test update results for Carolyn Weeks Loftin had some major changes, also. The results from her 2016 resuls showd that her largest percentage was Western Europe with 57%, but the 2019 results update showed that her largest percentage was England, Wales and Northwest Europe 96%. She had 2% Ireland in 2016 and the 2019 update showed Ireland & Scotland 2%. Carolyn lost the 1% Iberian Peninsula (Spain & Portugal) ethnicity but picked up France 2% with the 2019 update.
 
 
Carolyn Weeks Loftin's 2019 Ethnicity Estimates
 
 
 
Ancestry.com's Spring 2019 Autosomal DNA Test
The Spring 2019 autosomal DNA Test showed
96% England, Wales and Northwestern Europe, 2% Ireland & Scotland
and 2% France.
 
 
Ancestry.com did another update in Mid-October 2019
The October 2019 autosomal DNA Test showed
82% England, Wales and Northwestern Europe, 14% Ireland & Scotland, 4% Germanic Europe
and 0% France.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Bradley Dylan Seese's 2020 Ancestry.com Autosomal DNA Test Update
 
 
One thing about Ancestry.com Autosomal DNA Test is the fact that my results are constantly changing. The initially caused me some concern but I finally came to realize that I just needed to get used to it.
 
I checked Brad's DNA results on 01 Oct 2020 at Ancestry.com and the following are his current results. 
 
Oct 2020: 56% England & Northwest Europe, 16% Scotland, 13% Germanic Europe, 12% Norway, 1% Ireland and 1% Swedish ancestry.
 
Oct 2019: 64% England, Wales & Northwest Europe, 13% Ireland & Scotland, 10% Germanic Europe, 9% Norway and 4% Swedish ancestry.
 
Mar 2019: 63% England, Wales & Northwest Europe, 17% Ireland & Scotland, 18% Germanic Europe and 2% Swedish ancestry.
 
I am NOT going to change the maps below to coinside with my latest results.
 
 
 
 
 
Bradley Dylan Seese's 2019 Ancestry.com Autosomal DNA Test Update
 
 
My son-in-law, Bradley Dylan Seese's father, Worthington Frederick Seese, Jr, was adopted and the adoptive family gave him the "Seese" name at the time of the adoption, so Brad knows nothing about his paternal ancestry. I asked him in 2016 if he was interested in taking the Ancestry.com Autosomal DNA Test and he said, "Yes". The 2019 update shows Brad's ethnicity as England, Wales & Northwest Europe 63%, Germanic Europe 18%, Ireland & Scotland 17% and Sweden 2%. Unfortunately, as of 2019, we still don't have any information about his paternal ancestry.
 
 
Bradley Dylan Seese's 2019 Ethnicity Estimates
 
 
 
Ancestry.com's Spring 2019 Autosomal DNA Test
The Spring 2019 autosomal DNA Test showed
63% England, Wales and Northwestern Europe, 17% Ireland & Scotland, 18% Germanic Europe
and 2% Sweden.
 
 
Ancestry.com did another update in Mid-October 2019
The October 2019 autosomal DNA Test showed
64% England, Wales and Northwestern Europe, 13% Ireland & Scotland, 10% Germanic Europe,
 
9% Norway
and 4% Sweden.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cousins By The Dozens
 
 
I would highly reccomend the Ancestry.com Autosomal DNA TEST. In addition to the Ethnicity Estimate, the Ancestry.com DNA Test also gave me/Curtis a list of relatives with whom I share DNA. These relatives could be parents, siblings, children, 1st Cousins, 2nd Cousins, 3rd Cousins, 4th Cousins or 5th to 8th Cousins.
 
In 08 Apr 2016, I had 480 DNA matches at Ancestry.com who are 4th Cousins or closer. There were several 2nd and 3rd cousins listed in this group of DNA matches who I knew but didn't know they had taken the Ancestry DNA Test. As of 2019, I have thousands of cousin matches. I discovered that a lady who was the secretary at the school where I taught for 23 years was a cousin. I also discovered that a lady I go to church with is a cousin. These cousin matches open doors for additional family information and I find it very exciting.
 
One of my maternal great-grandfathers was illegitimate. There was a bastardy bond taken out on the father so we know who he was. Often that is not the case. This DNA Test also "confirmed" the lineage of my great-grandfather's father's family.
 
 
 
 
 
 
DNA Testing Review
 
 
There are three types of DNA testing that you might be interested in: (1) Male Y-Chromosome DNA Testing, (2) Autosomal DNA Testing, and (3) Mitochondrial DNA Testing.
 
On DNA Test 1 with FTDNA (Family Tree DNA), I shared information with you about the Male Y-Chromosome DNA Test that I took. Remember, that male DNA only passes down form father to son - not to daughters. This Y-DNA passes down from Grandfather, to Father, to Son, to Grandson, virtually unchanged from generation to generation.
 
At Ancestry.com, I took the Autosomal DNA Test. This is an Ethnicity Estimate. Each person has 100 Autosomal DNA chromosomes. You get half of those (50) from your father and half from your mother. Autosomal DNA is passed down from both parents to male and female children. A summary of my Autosomal DNA was on this page (DNA Test 2).
 
The third major type of testing is a Mitochondrial DNA Test. Mitochondrial DNA passes down from mothers to all of their children - male and female - BUT only daughters can pass it along. That means Mitochondrial DNA passes down from Grandmother, to Mother, to Daughter, to Granddaughter and so on. Remember it also passes down to sons, but it does not pass down to his sons or daughters. As of 2019, I have not taken a Mitochondrial DNA Test - but I'm thinking about it.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
To see information from my original Y-Chromosome Male DNA Test with Family Tree DNA: CLICK HERE
If you're interested in seeing the original (out of date) Autosomal DNA Test results with Ancestry.com: CLICK HERE
 
 
 
 
SOURCES
 
Family Tree DNA
Ancestry.com