Family Trees of DNA project members

The lineage chart (Lineage results section, PDF document) contains some limited information on the most distant known ancestor for some of our members.  It would probably be useful to list some additional information on the various family trees so that possible connections may be recognized.

I have added a “comment” to this blog as an example; it lists some basic information on the 3 most distant generations for my family tree.  DNA Project members are encouraged to add their own family tree information, as a separate comment to this post.

If any visitors to this section recognize a family tree connection, or have some information that may be relevant, please leave a comment for the specific family tree of the project member.

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18 Responses to Family Trees of DNA project members

  1. roche lineages says:

    (ID# N80041)

    John Roche, b. ? (m. Ellen Doyle in 1788). John lived in Glanworth, Cork.
    Garret Roche, b. 1798 in Mitchelstown, Cork (m. Johanna Battam in 1830)
    Jeremiah Roche, b. 1833 in Shandrum, Cork. (migrated to Australia in 1864 and settled in Whorouly, Victoria)

  2. Michael Roche says:


    Edward Roche c.1840 Carriage Builder, City of Cork
    Michael Stephen Roche b. 1864 migrated to U.K. c.1888 (m. Lydia Kirby 1891)

  3. Paul Roche says:

    ID # 35071
    Thomas Roche b. 1782 Ballinure, Wexford, Ireland m. Margaret Whity
    Patrick Roche b. c 1815 (Presumably Ballinure area) Wexford Ireland m. Margaret Shanahan
    Nicholas Roche b. c 1851 Wexford, Ireland m. Mary E Briston
    (Patrick and son Nicholas emigrated to US in 1854)
    Leo F Roche b 1888 in Lynn MA

  4. Margaret Kelly says:

    My gggggrandmother was Bridget Rachon, name on a death certificate, but could be any other variation. She was married to John Cusick. Their dates are abt 1780 to before 1872. Their son Simon Cusick 1802-1872, married Mary Brady. They both died Scotland. Their son Owen Cusick 1831-1904, married Elizabeth Cleary. Owen was born Ematris, Monaghan and Elizabeth was born Cootehill, Cavan. Is any of this familiar to anyone? Thank you for your time.

  5. Jane says:

    We are the great grand children of Edwin Roach (1874 -1903) Georgetown Sussex Co. DE. He was the son of Daniel Roach (1844 – 1928) and Eliza Jones (1850 – 1933) Georgetown, Sussex Co. DE, and the grandson of Daniel H. Roach (1798 -1850) and Sarah M. Jones (1815 – d after 1850) Broadkiln Hundred, Sussex Co DE. There are numerous Roach families in Sussex Co DE with no known common relation to us discovered thus far.

    Nearby Somerset Co MD, parts of which would become Sussex Co DE, has a large documented family descending from a John I Roach arrived from England (?) c. 1660.

    An Isaac Roach, arrived from Scotland abt 1740, settled in Rehoboth Sussex Co DE. Isaac had only one known male descendent who removed to Philadelphia PA. There is the possibly that other of Isaac’s extended Roach family followed him from Scotland.

  6. Michael James Roche of Chicago, grandson of Thomas Joseph Roche Sr. says:

    Michael James Roche from Chicago area says…relatives have traced our line to Patrick Henry Roche 1870-1941 and Mary O’Neill 1870-?. Patrick Henry was the son of Stephen Roche who married Annie Cullen, dates and locations unknown. I have ordered a Y-37 test from FTDNA to get more data. Can anyone point me to dates, locations or further names?

  7. Michael Roche says:

    Judging by the surname Cullen I would guess that they most likely originate from the South East of Ireland.

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  12. looking for a father and son both born in Co.Cork
    william roach b. 1730
    william rosch b. 1750 who emigrated to america and served in the revolutionary war.

  13. Mike Roach says:


    We have documentation of our ancestor Lewis Roach and his wife Honora along with their 6 kids arriving into NYC from Ireland in 1823 on the Schooner Nancy. All historical references show they lived in Kinsale, Cork, Ireland, but have yet to tap into the Irish records (or what is available) to find family heritage there.

  14. Diane Morin nee Roach says:

    I am a descendant of James Joseph Roche born Ireland 1829 married Eliz Mahoney nee Broderick . Had daughter Susanna born 1852 possibly Cork area. Son James Joseph Ignatious born Sept 11, 1853 possibly England, name may have been changed to Roach at a later date.

  15. Jennifer Flanders says:

    I am defendant of catherine Roche her parents from what I found is is David Roche and Ellen Meade

  16. Jennifer Flanders says:

    Is mey great grand mother catherine Roche her parents from what I found is is David Roche and Ellen Meade

  17. Lisa O'Neill says:

    Anyone have connection to Maria Roach, b. Canada 1856, d Syracuse, NY 1886, spouse Michael O’Neill?

  18. Clint Dark says:

    My Great Grandfather was Harold Milford Roach…through Charles Franklin > George Wesley > Alvin to James Roach 1795-1871 from Tennessee…
    I’d like to make the connection to others in our lineage as I belong to Lineage 1 according to my yDNA Test.

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