As I have been posting I had my DNA tested and have discovered and uncovered a great deal.
- No Native American in the Watts family line.
- Over 600+ Watts’ DNA tested with same results
- A bottleneck or congestion of Watts’ between Edward and William
So in the United States there are laws that prevent having your complete DNA Gnome medically analyzed, but countries outside the U.S. are not subject to these laws so I had my DNA analyzed by another means. Several times there was a recurring mutation with an odd name; I had to look it up…ARG!
At some point in the not to distant past of the Watts’ family the gene pool went shallow, very very very very very shallow, without detailed accurate family records the DNA can only tell most of the story but it is apparent that in the not so distant past the family DNA pool dropped to either father/daughter had a child, mother/son had a child, sister/brother had a child or first cousins. One or more of these occurred. In an earlier post I mentioned the muddy waters between Edward and William where EVERY Watts male was named John and the claim is that 3 of them were Cherokee. Those records are subjective due to oral tradition and user input to attach certain persons to certain persons. Some inconsistencies that showed up was that some of those John’s were the same ones in some Watts family trees, the father and son were the same simply because the user failed to look carefully at the data. Some of the John’s had several wives and the children were listed under wives different from other records. In other words of the 3 John’s between Edward and William you had many wives, different wives and children mixed up. One of the John’s had 4 wives and 2 overlapped, one was too young to have born children, as she was 10 or 11 at the time she was given in marriage to the man named John, and it goes on.
It would take a professional to sort out that mess and someone without the preconceived idea of a Cherokee line and without using ancestry.com since it is riddled with error due to user input. Most ancestry sites have copied the same total train wreck of error, however if someone were to look over every record, compare side by side and attempt to sort out the wives with the children I believe it could be done but I believe what will happened will be disturbing.
Again the DNA facts are facts, if DNA from 600+ Watts’ says there is no Native American then something else happened between Edward and William. Did incest take place on a scale that children had to be passed off as another’s? Something awful and shameful took place during that time and no personal belief or oral tale is going to make it go away.