Bowles DNA Project

Surname Variants:
Boals, Boales, Boles, Bolles, Bolls, Booles, Boules, Bowles, Bowls, Boyle, Bolds


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This project is set up to help those with the Bowles surname, or any of its variants, to determine if they share common ancestors. We are particularly interested in Bowles lines that date to Colonial America and beyond, but welcome any who seek to discover their Bowles roots.

For more information about how to join the Bowles DNA Project, visit this site at Family Tree DNA.

Results

I've grouped the results to help us more easily see the matches. Within the groups, marker mismatches are shown in red. The green colored haplogroups have been verified by additional testing; the red colored ones are unverified, but likely. Selecting the linked kit numbers will take you to pages that identify the Bowles ancestors being researched by the Bowles descendent for that kit.

Group 1 Matches
The Group Standard (shown below) consists of the most common marker values for the members of this group. Only marker 58 fails to show a clear common marker. We selected the median marker value (22) for it.
2935667/670William Bowles, b. abt 1804 in NC; family in Wythe and Bland Counties VA
129961 37/370David & Sarah (Hughes) Bowles from Virginia to Bourbon Co KY
10884 25/250Francis Rose, b. 27 Jul 1759 in Ashe Co(?) NC; d. after 1860, perhaps McDowell Co VA
29524 25/250John Bowles, b. 1777 VA, family in Louisa and Albermarle Counties VA
48497 25/250Thomas Bowles, b. 1761 in Hanover County VA through his son, Joseph Farrar Bowles
N101629 12/120John Bowles, Sr., b. abt 1740, d. aft 1804 in Greenville co, NC?
253897 12/120Bowles (info pending)
67799 66/67-1David and Judith Bowles of Nelson County VA => Oscar and Elizabeth (Melton) Bowles of Arkansas City, Arkansas
6532 24/25-1Gideon Bowles of Goochland County VA through his son, Nathan Bowles
57947 24/25-1Thomas Bowles, b. 1761 in Hanover County VA through his son, Thomas T. Bowles
47583 35/37-2David & Sarah (Hughes) Bowles from Virginia to Bourbon Co KY
8608735/37-2Perleman C. Bowles
106729 35/37-2Joseph Bowles, b. abt 1750 in Feering, Essex
140127 35/37-2Benjamin and Elizabeth (Wells) Bowles of North Carolina
48518 64/67-3[unknown] Bowles/Brewer
9682264/67-3James E. and Katherine (Elkins) Bowles, Gallia County, Ohio
N606564/67-3Gideon Bowles of Goochland County VA through his son, Anderson Bowles
12957534/37-3Thomas Bowles, b. 1761 in Hanover County VA through his son, Thomas T. Bowles
29596 64/67-3Thomas Bowles, b. 1761 in Hanover County VA through his son, Thomas T. Bowles
166203 64/67-3David P. Bowles, who married Susan C. Adkins in Massac County IL on 26 Dec 1876.
DNA Kit  Haplo 12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152535455565758596061626364656667
Group Standard12241511151711151112112817891111281619301315151811101920141418173638119118151781168119122223181112121681322201213111410131211Standard
29356J21224151115171115111211281789111128161930131515181110192014141817363811911815178116811912222318111212168132220121311141013121129356
129961J212241511151711151112112817891111281619301315151811101920141418173638119                              129961
10884J2b122415111517111511121128178911112816193013151518                                                                                     10884
29524J2122415111517111511121128178911112816193013151518                                          29524
48497J2122415111517111511121128178911112816193013151518                                          48497
N101629J2122415111517111511121128                                          N101629
253897J2122415111517111511121128                                          253897
-1 from the standard.
67799J21224151115171115111211281789111128161930131515181110192014141817363811911815178116811912222318111212168132320121311141013121167799
6532J2b122415111517111511121128178911112816192913151518                                          6532
57947J2122415111516111511121128178911112816193013151518                                          57947
-2 from the standard.
47583J212241511151711151112112817891111281619301315151811101920141418173636119                              47583
86087J212241511151711151112112817891111281619301315151811101920141418173737119                              86087
106729 J2 12 24 16 10 15 17 11 15 11 12 11 28 17 8 9 11 11 28 16 19 30 13 15 15 18 11 10 19 20 14 14 18 17 36 38 11 9                                                             106729
140127J2 12241511151711151112112817891111281619301315151810101920141418173738119                                                             140127
-3 from the standard.
48518J2b21224151115171115111211281789111128161930131515181110192014141817363711911815178106811912222318111212168132320121311141013121148518
96822J21224151115171115111211281789111128161930131515181110192014141817363811911815178116811912222319111212168132320131311141013121196822
N6065J2b212241511151711151112112817891111281619301515151811101920151418173638119118151781168119122223181112121681321201213111410131211N6065
129575J2 122415111517111511121128178911112816192913151518 11 10 19 20 14 14 18 17 37 39 11 9                                                             129575
29596J21224151115171115111211281789111128161930131315151110192014141817373911911815178116811912222318111212168132220121311141013121129596
166203J2b2 12 23 15 11 15 17 11 15 11 12 11 28 17 8 9 11 11 28 16 19 29 13 15 15 18 11 10 19 20 14 14 18 17 36 39 11 9 11 8 15 17 8 11 6 8 11 9 12 22 23 18 11 12 12 16 8 13 22 20 12 13 11 14 10 13 12 11166203
 
Group 2 Matches - Elijah Bowles, Jacky Fleming Bowles, and Hezekiah Bowles group
30104 Elijah Bowles, b. in VA; moved to Barren County KY in early 1800's
30721 John Fleming Bowles, b 1790 in VA; spent most of life in Barren County KY
36011 Hezekiah Bowles, b. abt 1805; family in Monroe Co KY [Some evidence indicates that this is the line of Zachariah Bowles who married Marthe Bowen.]
DNA Kit  Haplo 12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152535455565758596061626364656667
30104R1b1a21426141011141212121313291891011112515192915151718                                          30104
30721R1b1a21426141011141212121313291891011112515192915151718                                          30721
36011R1b11427141011141212121313291891011112515192915151718                                          36011
 
Group 3 Matches - William & Sarah (Gum) Bowles
31906 William Bowles, b abt 1785 in NC; d. abt 1863 in Owsley County KY through his son, Jeddiah Hubbard Bowles
34109 William Bowles, b abt 1785 in NC; d. abt 1863 in Owsley County KY through his son, Elbert Bowles
45521 William Bowles, b abt 1785 in NC; d. abt 1863 in Owsley County KY through his son, Daniel Garrad Bowles
DNA Kit  Haplo 12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152535455565758596061626364656667
31906R1b1a21323141214141212121313291891011112415192915151717                                          31906
34109R1b1a21324141214141212121313291891011112515192915151717 1011191916151918353813121191516810108101112232317101212148112420131211131111121234109
45521R1b1a21324141214141212121313291991011112515192915151717                                          45521
 
Group 4 Matches - Henry & Franklin Co VA group
29409 Joseph L. Bowles, b. abt 1818, probably Henry County VA
30760 Jeremiah Bowles, b. 1816 in Franklin County VA; moved to West Virginia
34904 John M. Bowles, b. abt 1817 in VA
178365 James J. Anderson, b. Franklin Co VA, adopted abt 1856
144953John Bartley Bowles b: February 06, 1769 d: Bef. 1840 in Iredell Co. NC
86569Jabel Bowles, b. abt 1788 in VA; in Jackson Co VA in 1850.
DNA Kit  Haplo 12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152535455565758596061626364656667
Group Standard13 22 14 10 13 14 11 14 11 12 11 29 14 8 9 8 11 24 17 20 30 12 15 16 16 10 10 19 21 14 14 16 19 35 37 13 10                                                             Standard
29409I113221410131411141112112914898112417203012151616101019211414161835371310                              29409
30760I11322141013141114111211291489811241720301215161610 10 19 21 14 14 16 19 36 37 13 10                               30760
34904I113221410131411141112112914898112417203012151616101019211414161935371310                              34904
178365I113221410131411141112112914898112417203012151616101019211414161935371310                              178365
144953I1 13221410131411141112112914898112417203012151616101019211414171935381310                                                             144953
86569I113221410131411141112112914898112417203012151616                                          86569
 
Group 5 Matches - Descendents of John & Celia Bowles, Barren Co KY
30986 John Bowles, b. abt 1791 in VA; moved to Barren County KY in early 1800's; d. abt 1861 in Metcalfe County KY, through his son, Austin Washington Bowles
34892 John Bowles, b. abt 1791 in VA; moved to Barren County KY in early 1800's; d. abt 1861 in Metcalfe County KY, through his son, Elzy M. Bowles
DNA Kit  Haplo 12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152535455565758596061626364656667
30986R1b1a21324141112141212141413301791011112714183015151518                                          30986
34892R1b11324141112141212141413301791011112714183015151818 11 10 18 23 15 15 18 16 34 38 12 11                               34892
 
Group 6 Matches - Ireland
48227 Robert Bowles, b abt 1813 in Carlow, Ireland
53869 John Bowles, b. abt 1807, in Queen's County, Ireland
133246Joseph S. Bowles, b. 1811 in Quebec, Canada; md Sarah Harding; d. in California
DNA Kit  Haplo 12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152535455565758596061626364656667
Group Standard13 25 14 11 11 15 12 12 13 14 13 30 16 9 9 11 11 25 15 20 29 15 15 16 18                                                                                     Standard
48227R1b1a2132514111115121213141330169911112515202915151618                                          48227
53869R1b1a2132514111115121213141330169911112515202915151618                                          53869
133246R1b1a2132514111115121213141330169911112515202915151618 101119231515181836371212                              133246
 
Group 7 Matches - Alexander Hamilton Bowles Descendents
31654 Alexander Hamilton Bowles, b. abt 1793 in VA; d. 28 Oct 1877 in Martinsville, Henry County VA at age 84
57686 Alexander Hamilton Bowles, b. abt 1793 in VA; d. 28 Oct 1877 in Martinsville, Henry County VA at age 84
DNA Kit  Haplo 12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152535455565758596061626364656667
31654J2122315101316111512121128168911122816192913151518                                          31654
57686J2122315101316111512121128168911122816192913151518                                          57686
 
Group 8 - Ulster, Ireland
106142 Henry Boal b. 1831 Ireland d. 1897 Philadelphia, Philadelphia Co PA
164685 John Bowles, who married Josie Leonard in Chicago on 26 Sep 1905.
29401 William Boles, b. bef 1735 in Stokes County NC
126464Alexander Boles, Jackson County TN
48235 Thomas Bowles, md 1788 in Chester Co PA, d. 1835 in Belmont Co OH
57613 James Bole, b. 1752 Ireland, d. 1836 in Armstrong Co PA
287032Boles (info pending)
198726Edward Boles of County Leitrim, Ireland
263785John Boles, Sr., d. 1793/4 Washington co, VA
308906Thomas Boles, b. 1728/9, of Londonderry, Ire, and New Zealand
229838Absolom Dunegan, b. abt 1766-80, d. aft 1837 US
DNA Kit  Haplo 12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152535455565758596061626364656667
Group Standard132414111114121212131329189101111241519291515161810 11 19 23 16 15 17 17 36 38 12 12 11 9 15 16 8 10 10 8 10 10 12 23 23 16 10 12 12 15 8 11 22 20 13 13 11 14 11 11 12 12 Standard
106142R1b1a2a1a1b5a 13 24 14 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 29 18 9 10 11 11 24 15 19 29 15 15 16 18 10 10 19 23 16 15 17 17 36 39 12 12 11 9 15 16 8 10 10 8 10 10 12 23 23 16 10 12 12 15 8 11 22 20 13 13 11 14 11 11 12 12 106142
164685R1b1a2 13 24 14 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 29 18 9 10 11 11 24 14 19 29 15 15 16 18 10 11 19 23 16 15 17 17 36 39 11 12                                                             164685
29401R1b1a21324141111141212121313291891011112415192915161618 10 11 19 23 16 15 17 17 36 38 12 12 11 9 15 16 8 10 10 8 10 10 12 23 23 16 10 12 12 15 8 11 22 20 13 13 11 14 11 11 12 12 29401
126464R1b1a2 13 24 14 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 29 19 9 10 11 11 24 15 19 30 12 15 16 18 10 11 19 23 16 15 17 17 36 38 12 12                                                             126464
48235R1b1a21324141211141212121313291891011112415192915151618                                          48235
57613R1b1a2 13 24 14 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 29 18 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 15 15 16 18 11 11 19 23 17 15 17 17 36 38 12 12                                                             57613
287032R1b1a2 13 24 14 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 29 18 9 10 11 11 24 15 19 29 12 15 16 18 10 11 19 23 16 15 17 17 36 38 12 12                                                             287032
198726R1b1a2 13 24 14 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 29 17 9 10 11 11 24 15 19 29 15 15 16 18 10 11 19 23 16 15 17 17 35 38 12 12 198726
263785R1b1a2 13 24 14 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 29 18 9 10 11 11 24 15 19 29 15 15 16 18 11 11 19 23 17 15 17 17 35 39 12 12 11 9 15 16 8 10 10 8 10 10 12 23 23 16 10 12 12 15 8 11 22 20 13 13 11 15 11 11 12 12 263785
308906R1b1a2 13 24 14 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 29 18 9 10 11 11 24 15 19 29 15 15 16 18 11 11 19 23 17 15 17 17 35 39 12 12 308906
229838R1b1a2a1a1b4b 13 24 14 11 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 29 18 9 10 11 11 24 15 19 29 15 15 16 18 9 11 19 23 16 15 17 17 36 38 12 12 11 9 15 16 8 10 10 8 10 10 12 23 23 16 10 12 12 15 8 11 22 20 13 13 11 14 11 11 12 12 229838
 
Group 9 - Potential Matches - Possibly from Southern Ireland
N36565 John Bowles, b. abt 1790, d. 1866 in Valcartier; from the Commons, Tipperary, came to Quebec May 1826
1074 Bartholomew Boyle, Seafield Township, Kilmurry-Ibrickane Parish, Kilrush Union, County Clare, Ireland. Married to Honora Scalane.
38140 George Bowles, b. abt 1765 in Tipperary, Ireland; md. Barbara Young (Jung?) b. abt 1776 (Germany or Ireland); md. 1795 Kilkenny, Tipperary, Ireland
29557 Benjamin Bowles, b. bef 1767 in Montgomery County NC
162955 Benjamin Bowles, b. bef 1767 in Montgomery County NC
DNA Kit  Haplo 12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152535455565758596061626364656667
N36565R1b1a2132414111114121213131329                                                         N36565
1074R1b1a2132414111114121212131329                                                        1074
38140R1b1a21324141111141212121313291891011112415193115151516                                          38140
29557R1b1a21324141111141212121313291991011112415192915151517                                          29557
162955R1b1a21324141111141212121313291991011112415192915151517 11 11 19 22 15 15 19 17 36 38 12 12 11 9 15 16 8 10 10 8 10 10 12 23 23 16 10 12 12 17 8 12 22 20 13 12 11 13 11 11 12 12 162955
 
Group 9a - St. Mary's County MD Matches
33183 John Bowles, b. 4 Jun 1752 in Charles County MD; d. abt 5 Jun 1797 in St. Mary's County MD
145153Hillary Bowles, St. Mary's County MD
DNA Kit  Haplo 12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152535455565758596061626364656667
33183R1b1a21324141111141212121313291891011122515172815151517                                          33183
145153R1b1a21324141111141212121313291891011122515172815151718101119231615171736371212                                                             145153
 
Group 10 - Matches on 25 markers
36318 Henry and Susanna Hill Bowles of Bedford County VA
131345John and Martha Ann Cocke Bowles of Virginia
134324John and Martha Ann Cocke Bowles of Virginia
DNA Kit  Haplo 12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152535455565758596061626364656667
Group Standard14 22 15 10 14 15 11 13 11 14 12 32 16 8 10 11 11 25 14 20 29 11 14 14 14                                                                                     Standard
36318I2b1422151014151113111412321681011112514202911141414                                          36318
131345I2b1142215101415111311141232 1681011112514202911141414 11 10 21 21 15 13 17 21 37 39 13 10                                                             131345
134324I2b1142215101415111311141232 1681011112514202911141414 11 10 21 21 15 13 17 21 38 39 13 10                                                             134324
 
Group 11 - Possible Close Matches on 67 markers
5865 John Bolin, b. abt 1834 in MO, d. between 1872-78 perhaps in TX
N2144 Thomas and Emma Bowles of Shropshire, England
41908 James Bowles (of Maryland?), perhaps father of Ignatius Bowles, John Bowles and James Bowles of Nelson County KY
DNA Kit  Haplo 12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152535455565758596061626364656667
5865R1b1a2142414111115121213141330 16 9 9 11 11 25 15 20 29 15 15 17 18 11 11 19 23 15 15 18 18 36 39 12 12 11 9 15 16 8 10 10 8 10 11 12 23 23 16 10 12 12 15 8 13 23 20 13 12 11 13 11 11 12 12 5865
N2144R1b1a2142414111115121213141330 16 9 9 11 11 25 15 20 29 15 15 17 18 11 11 19 23 15 15 18 18 37 37 12 12 13 9 15 16 8 10 10 8 10 11 12 23 23 16 10 12 12 14 8 12 23 20 13 12 11 13 11 11 12 12 N2144
41908R1b1a2142414111115121213141331169911112515202815151717 11 11 19 23 15 15 18 18 36 38 12 12 11 9 15 16 8 10 10 8 10 11 12 23 23 16 10 12 12 15 8 12 23 20 13 12 11 13 11 11 12 12 41908
 
Group 12 - Matches on 25 markers
71096 William Hare, b. 1701 in Ireland; d. Rhode Island
122966Charles and Elizabeth (Torbit) Boles through son, James Boles
177444 Charles and Elizabeth (Torbit) Boles through son, Thomas Boles
183147 Patrick H. Boyle, b. abt 1811 Ireland, d. 1891
295157 Bowles (info pending, England)
DNA Kit  Haplo 12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152535455565758596061626364656667
Group Standard13 25 14 11 11 13 12 12 12 13 14 29                                                                                     Standard
71096 R1b1a2a1a1b4b 13 25 14 11 11 12 12 12 12 13 14 29 18 9 10 11 11 25 15 18 30 15 16 16 17 11 12 19 23 17 16 18 17 38 38 12 12 11 9 15 16 8 10 10 8 10 10 12 21 23 16 10 12 12 16 8 12 25 20 13 12 11 13 11 11 12 12 71096
122966R1b1a2 13 25 14 11 11 13 12 12 12 13 14 29 18 9 10 11 11 25 15 18 30 15 16 16 17 11 11 19 23 17 16 18 17 38 38 12 12                                                             122966
177444R1b1a2 13 25 14 11 11 13 12 12 12 13 14 29 18 9 10 11 11 25 15 18 30 15 16 16 17 177444
183147 R1b1a2a1a1b4b 13 25 14 11 11 13 12 12 12 13 14 29 17 9 10 11 11 25 15 18 31 15 16 16 17 12 11 19 23 17 16 18 17 37 39 12 12 11 9 15 16 8 10 10 8 10 10 12 21 23 16 10 12 12 16 8 12 22 20 13 12 11 13 11 11 12 12 183147
295157 R1b1a2 13 25 14 11 11 13 12 12 12 13 14 29 295157
 
Group 13
142846Henry and Martha (Fulton) Boles
183989 Henry and Martha (Fulton) Boles
DNA Kit  Haplo 12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152535455565758596061626364656667
142846R1b1a2 13 24 14 10 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 27 16 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 30 14 15 15 16 11 11 19 23 16 15 16 17 37 38 12 12                                                             142846
183989R1b1a2 13 24 14 10 11 14 12 12 12 13 13 27 16 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 30 14 15 15 16 11 11 19 23 16 15 16 17 37 37 12 12 183989
 
Available Results
N27907 Bowles (ancestry unavailable)
32415 Richard Bowles, b. abt 1818 in England; d. 1880
132399Nathan A. Bowles, b. abt 1804 in VA; lived most of his life in Barren County KY
43593 Richard Boles b abt 1610 England(?); d abt 1695 in Cork, Ireland
DNAH01 James and Margaret Boals of Pennsylvania/Ohio
29634 David J. Bowles, b. 1860 in VA; in Montgomery County VA in 1900
96896Thomas Bowles, b. 19 Mar 1691 in Ulting, Essex, England
31624 Edward Booles, buried 1644 at Brize Norton, Oxfordshire, England
96495Richard Bowles born abt 1795 in Essex, England
45648 Joseph Bolles, b. 19 Feb 1608 in Nottinghamshire, England; d. 29 Oct 1678 in Wells, York, Maine.
100801Eber Gordon Boles, b. 1855 in Alabama
67724 Thomas Philip and Sarah (Bacon) Bowles of Hanover County VA
148161Robert Boles of Cahir, Tipperary
49219 Thomas & Jane Boles of Ireland; to New Brunswick, Canada
149043James P. Bolle, born 1818 in Copenhagen Denmark.
41705 Mr. Bowles, married to Margaret (unknown) perhaps in Stokes County NC; Children: John, Isabella, Charity, Martha and Joseph, all born in NC in early to mid 1800s.
100524Bowles (info pending)
1073 Michael Boyle
120354 George Roots Harris Bowles born 17 May 1824 in Cranbrook, Kent, England.
145723Contact Information Unavailable
180091 Edmund and Ethelinda Sarah Rainsford (Cookson) Bowles, Norwich, England
183312 Possible Boal descendant from Pennsylvania
DNA Kit  Haplo 12345678910111213141516171819202122232425262728293031323334353637383940414243444546474849505152535455565758596061626364656667
N27907J2122415111417111512121128                                                        N27907
32415I113231410141411141112112815898112316212812141516111119211514162136381210                              32415
132399R1b1a2132314101114131212131329 1791011112415192711151617 101119231515171537381212                                                             132399
43593R1b1a213231411111412121113132816 91011112515193015151618                                          43593
DNAH01R1b1a2132314111114121213131330179101111231419311515161711 192315     1212             1212               DNAH01
29634R1b1a21324141011141212121413301891011112515192915151617                                          29634
96896R1b1a21324141011151212111212281791011112515193015161717111119231616161736401112                              96896
31624R1b1a21324141111141212121413301791011112616192815151517                                          31624
96495R1b1a21324141111151212121313291691011112515192915151717 11 12 19 23 16 15 18 17 34 39 12 12                               96495
45648R1b1a21324141111141212141313301791011112615193015151717101219231615181736371111                              45648
100801R1b1a21324151111151212111313291791011112515192614151616111019231515181737381212                                                             100801
67724R1b1a213251410111312121213133015101011112515193015161718                                          67724
148161R1b1a2 13 25 14 11 11 13 12 12 13 14 14 30                                                                                                               148161
49219R1b1a2a1a1b4b1325141211121212121314291691011112515183015151518                                          49219
149043R1b1a2 13 25 15 10 11 15 12 12 12 14 12 31 15 9 10 12 11 25 15 20 32 15 16 16 17                                                                                     149043
41705I114231411141411141212112815998112316202914141616                                          41705
100524 I2b1 14 23 15 10 15 18 11 13 12 14 12 31                                                                                                               100524
1073R1b1a2142514111113121213131429                                                        1073
120354 R1b1a2 14 23 14 11 11 14 12 12 13 13 13 29 19 9 10 11 11 25 15 19 29 15 15 17 18 11 11 19 22 17 15 18 17 38 38 12 11                                                             120354
145723R1b1a2a1a1b3 13 24 13 11 11 12 12 12 13 13 13 29                                                                                                               145723
180091I2b1 14 23 17 10 13 15 11 13 11 13 12 29 16 8 9 11 11 26 15 20 26 11 11 11 13 10 10 19 19 16 15 18 20 32 35 12 10 180091
183312  14 24 14 11 12 14 12 12 13 12 14 28 18 9 10 11 11 26 15 19 29 15 16 17 17 10 11 19 23 15 14 17 19 37 39 12 12 11 9 15 16 8 10 10 8 10 10 12 23 23 16 10 12 12 15 8 12 19 20 13 12 11 13 11 11 12 12 183312
 
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Markers

Each marker has a name assigned to it by the scientific community, such as DYS# 391, DYS# 439 or GATA H4. The scientists classify these markers as Short Tandem Repeats (STR) because at each of these marker locations a short DNA code repeats itself. The result for a marker is the number of times the code repeats at that location and is called the allele value.

This chart shows the name given to each marker. For example marker #1 is DYS# 393.

1-12 13-25 26-37 38-67
 Locus    DYS#  
1393
2390
319
4391
5385a
6385b
7426
8388
9439
10389-1
11392
12389-2
 Locus    DYS#  
13458
14459a
15459b
16455
17454
18447
19437
20448
21449
22464a
23464b
24464c
25464d
 Locus    DYS#  
26460
27GATA H4
28YCA II a
29YCA II b
30456
31607
32576
33570
34CDY a
35CDY b
36442
37438
 Locus    DYS#  
38531
39578
40395S1a
41395S1b
42590
43537
44641
45472
46406S1
47511
48425
49413a
50413b
51557
52594
 Locus    DYS#  
53436
54490
55534
56450
57444
58481
59520
60446
61617
62568
63487
64572
65640
66492
67565

The markers in red have been observed to have a faster-than-average mutation rate, and therefore these markers are very helpful at splitting lineages into subsets or branches within your family tree. The results for markers 38-67 are new, and have not yet been evaluated for speed of mutation.

Haplogroups

Thus far we have the potential for Bowles lines in three different haplogroups. In the chart above, in the fourth column under Haplo, you will see one of the following haplogroups indicated. If it is in green, then the haplogroup has been proven accurate through separate testing; those in red are estimates based on similar marker patterns examined in a study done by Dr. Michael Hammer, a biotechnology research scientist at the University of Arizona.

I
The I, I1, and I1a lineages are nearly completely restricted to northwestern Europe. These would most likely have been common within Viking populations. One lineage of this group extends down into central Europe.
J2
This lineage originated in the northern portion of the Fertile Crescent where it later spread throughout central Asia, the Mediterranean, and south into India. As with other populations with Mediterranean ancestry this lineage is found within Jewish populations.
R1b
This is the most common haplogroup in European populations. It is believed to have expanded throughout Europe as humans re-colonized after the last glacial maximum 10-12 thousand years ago. This lineage is also the haplogroup containing the Atlantic modal haplotype.

These have value only to the extent that they suggest the origins of your deep ancestors. Keep in mind that genetic genealogy is still in its infancy, so use this information carefully.

Useful Links

The following links will take you to pages that provide additional information about the Y-DNA test, and about DNA testing in general. Some are a bit on the technical side, but all are useful.

Contributing Financially

If you would like to contribute to the General Fund for the Bowles DNA Project, go to this page at Family Tree DNA. There you will learn how to contribute directly to the fund. Money contributed this way will be made available by the site administrator to new participants in the project who might not have sufficient funds for the test themselves.

If you would like to contribute when specific needs are determined, please contact the site administrator.


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