Are you a fan of Ancestry’s ThruLines or a naysayer? Since I believe ThruLines can be a valuable tool, I’m willing to research descendants of my ancestors and to make corrections in my tree when my additional research identifies issues.
As I’m currently researching the descendants of William G. Harding (1803-1865), I’m struggling with his son Abel Harding (1833-1906) and his descendants. At this point, I have identified the children of Abel Harding and Cynthia Gertrude Edwards as follows:
- Edna Harding (1866-1930) – md William C. Allen
- Lettie Mae Harding (1867-1934) – md Edwin B. Hawley
- Clara Jean Harding (1872-1943) – md Frank Merril in 1890 in Pipestone, MN
- Nina Belle Harding (1876-1964) – md Albert Halverson in 1894 in Yellow Medicine, MN
- Grace Elizabeth Harding (1880-1906) – md Edward Quenell in 1901 in Rulo, NE
- Lola Harding (1883-1971) – md John Beauchemin in Rulo, NE
- James Earl Harding (1885-1947) – md Anna Ewald in Anacortes, WA
- Martha Gertrude Harding (1888-1931) – md Leslie H Corbett
Hoping that I have this family correct, I decided to check my ThruLines for William G. Harding that go thru Abel to see if I have DNA data to support the family. Since my brothers also tested, I have three sets of ThruLines.
At first glance, I have matches thru the 7 daughters. As an additional test, I analyzed each of these matches and compared the shared CMs for the matches with the expected results from the Shared CM project.
Looking at this data, it may support the following daughters: Edna, Lettie Mae and Martha G. Because quite a few of these matches share a very low number of cM, I can’t use this data as ‘PROOF’ that I have the family correct.
Even though this doesn’t ‘prove’ the family, it also doesn’t disprove any of the family. Thus, I need to do more digging to try and locate additional information for this family.