Sheffield / Shuffield Family DNA Project
& Genealogy Resources
hosted by
Lynna Kay Shuffield
Houston, Texas

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Welcome to the "Sheffield / Shuffield " Family DNA Project and Regealogy Resources hosted by Lynna Kay Shuffield.


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Sheffield / Shuffield DNA Project

*** Pass this Announcement along to Male Sheffield/Shuffield Family Members ***

Sheffield/Shuffield families are working to find DNA cousins and establish their common Sheffield/Shuffield ancestor. Your surname can be either spelling Sheffield or Shuffield.

If you are a MALE with the surname Sheffield/Shuffield, please join the Y-Chromosome DNA study.

All males with the surname Sheffield or Shuffield, from California to Milam County, Texas to North Carolina, and all points in between can participate in the project.

If you are a FEMALE Sheffield/Shuffield family member, please spread the work to your MALE Sheffield/Shuffield relatives.

DNA projects can only track along the MALE family line from generation to generation as the male DNA does not combine the mother and father’s DNA. Female DNA changes with each generation as it combines both the mother and father’s DNA.

The DNA sample is obtained through a cheek swab; there is no blood involved. It is done at home, not at a clinic.

Why should you participate? We need to be able to better track the migration of the Sheffield/Shuffield family, to determine how family lines are allied and help families break through the brickwall of Sheffield/Shuffield family connections.

To sign-up for the Sheffield/Shuffield DNA Project, go to:

http://www.familytreedna.com/surname_det.asp?count=11&group=Shuffield

“Family Tree DNA” will provide all testing services for this project.


Family Tree DNA
1919 North Loop West, Suite 110
Houston, Texas 77008
Telephone: 713/828-4200


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The results of the DNA tests has indicated the the Sheffield/Shuffield Y-chromosome is over 5,000 old and is NORSE in origins. That means about 250 or more generations back the MALE PROGENITOR (or in another term the original direct male ancestor) on the line was a Norseman.

Norsemen are members of one of the peoples of ancient Scandinavia who are descended from Vikings, not Celts.

The ancient Norsemen adorned the prows of their vessels with carved likenesses of dragons.

After the Britain entered the dark ages, Saxons invaded them and it took more than 400 years before enlightenment returned to the isle. Christianity was protected from total eradication by the persecuted Celts who survived to become the dominant influence on England's reemergence from the barbaric lifestyle it found itself in. By the end of the 8th Century, the country was at peace, until the arrival of a powerful force Norsemen who were called the Vikings.

The term “Viking” is generic and is generally associated with invaders from the countries of Denmark, Sweden and Norway. Vikings were seafaring people who at their height, were in control of much of northern Europe and who had made in-roads as far south as Constantinople. Viking sailors were credited with discovering America and traveled deep into Russia. There seemed no place in the northern hemisphere that was beyond them and their longboats. Many people think Vikings were vicious, murdering and pagan barbarians. Although ruthless, they had a unique culture and contributed to the heritage of Britain and her people.

This is the heritage of the Shuffield/Sheffield Family.

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DNA 100% Matches To Date - 22 October 2003

Initials - Residence
Oldest Known Ancestor & Lineage
CBS - Florida Elijah Sheffield (b.ca. 1817 - d.ca. 1889, McNary Co., TN) - Wife: Dorcas
. Elijah Sheffield (ca.1817-ca.1889)
Mathew A. Sheffield (1847-1915)
M. Gould Sheffield (1890-1957)
Alvis Beuford Sheffield (1914-1984) C. B. Sheffield (living)
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EJS - Texas James S. Shuffield (b. 1824, GA - d. 1909, Milam Co., TX) - Wife: Martha Speed
. James S. Shuffield (1824-1909)
Harmon Jasper Shuffield (1844-1907)
Alcy Arlend Shuffield
Noel Joseph Shuffield
E. J. Shuffield (living)
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CCS - Texas James S. Shuffield (b. 1824, GA - d. 1909, Milam Co., TX) - Wife: Martha Speed
. James S. Shuffield (1824-1909)
Harmon Jasper Shuffield (1844-1907)
William Henry Shuffield (1881-1904)
Furman (nmn) Shuffield (1906-1990)
C. C. Shuffield (living)
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GLS - Florida James Sheffield (b. 1804, Duplin Co., NC - d. 1881, Florida) wife: Dicy Saunders
. James Sheffield (b. 1804, Duplin Co., NC - d. 1881, Florida) wife: Dicy Saunders
Daniel B. Sheffield (b. 1843, Dooley Co., GA - d. 1915, Winter Beach, Florida) wife: Debbie Penelope Josephine Miller
Timothy Henry Sheffield (b. 1876, Tomoka River, Florida - d. 1959, Kentucky) wife: Charity Violet Campbell
Timothy Leon Sheffield (b. 1914, Ft. Lauderdale, Florida - d. 1989, Wimauma, Florida) wife: Amanda Oleva Martin
G. L. Sheffield (living)
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YTS - North Carolina John Sheffield (b.ca. 1735, VA/NC - d. 1791, Duplin Co., NC) - wife: name not given
. John Sheffield (ca.1735-d.1791)
West Sheffield (ca.1790-1859)
T. W. Sheffield (1838-1891)
Y. T. Sheffield, (Sr.) (1866-1932)
Y. T. Sheffield, Jr. (1904-1967)
Y. T. Sheffield, III (living)
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VCS - California John Sheffield (b.ca. 1735, VA/NC - d. 1791, Duplin Co., NC) - wife: name not given
. John Sheffield (ca.1735-d.1791)
West Sheffield (ca.1790-1859)
Isham Sheffield (1812 - 1890)
W. W. Sheffield (1835 - 1894)
James Isham Sheffield, I (1859 - 1927)
James Isham Sheffield, II (1906 - 1963)
V. C. Sheffield, Sr. (living)
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RGS - Georgia Isham/Isome Sheffield (b.ca. 1822, GA - d. ??, GA) - Wife: Minty (Unity) Martin
. John Sheffield - Moore Co., NC - wife: Hanna/Hannah Melton
Averett Shuffield (b.c. 1769, NC)
Isham/Isome Sheffield (b.ca. 1802, NC - d. 1822, Habersham Co., GA)
Everett (Shuffield) Sheffield (b. 1831, Lumpkin Co., GA - d.aft. 1890)
John Sheffield (b. 1858, Dawson Co., GA - d. 1919, Fulton Co., GA)
William Samuel Sheffield (b. 1906, GA)
R. G. Sheffield (living)
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WLS - North Carolina Isham/Isom Sheffield (b.1750 - Duplin Co., NC - ca. 1781, Duplin Co., NC) - wife: Barbara Boney
. Isham/Isom Sheffield (1750-ca.1781)
Lincoln Sheffield (1775-1863)
John Boney Sheffield (1818-1881)
Lincoln LaFayette Sheffield (1855-1924)
W. L. Sheffield, Sr. (1890-1915)
W. L. Sheffield, Jr. (living)
W. L. Sheffield, III (living)

DNA - NO MATCH

The following two men match 10 of the 12 markers and both have "no match" in Marker #2 and Marker #12. They are attempting to find additional men on thier line to further study the change in these two markers. However, there is a "probably" they are kin to the above men based on a match of 10 out of 12 markers.

Initials - Residence
Oldest Known Ancestor & Lineage
GKS - Kentucky Whitney Sheffield (b. 1810, VA)
RWS - Texas Daniel Newton Sheffield (b. 1832, GA)

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