23andme’s version of my ancestry composition.
Nothing surprising. My parents and sister all hover around the same percentages: 58.8% Sub-Saharan African for my father and sister, 61.1% for my mother; 38.4% European for my father, 36.3% for my mother, 39.0% for my sister. I have the lowest East Asian/Native American, but none of ours is high: .6, .5, and .7. Our few Native ancestors probably lived in the 18th century. Given what I know of my parents’ ancestry, I had expected my father’s European ancestry to be significantly higher than my mother’s, but that just goes to highlight how painfully little I really know.
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I see you looked up Rev. Joseph Silver. I am a descendant of his.
Rev. Silver married into my family.
Rev. Silver married my great-great-great-aunt, Sarah Henderson Jacobs.
My grandmother, Eartie Copeland, is his grandchild.
Rev. Silver married Felicia Hawkins first.
Yes, he did. The blog notes that. He and Sarah did not have any children. Nor did he and his third wife, Martha H. A. Silver.
Do you have any photos of Rev. Joseph Silver?
No, I don’t, unfortunately.
How come some descendants of free people of color are classified as Native American and others as African American?
The answer really varies from family to family, and even within families. Many of NC’s free people of color were mixed race — of European, African and Native ancestry — and many factors played into the identity their descendants claimed.
I took the 23andme Dna test, also. I have African, Caucasian, East Asian/ Native American and South Asian ancestry. I am as follows 65.8 percent African,28 percent European,1.3 percent East Asian and Native American, and .4 percent South Asian.
I am 4.5 percent unassigned.
I went to Plumbline United Holy Church in Enfield, NC. It was great! Have you been to Plumbline United Holy Church in Enfield, NC?
No, I have not had the pleasure.