Monday, October 13, 2014

I Share DNA with my Adopted Son

This chart shows my ancestry to William Moulton (b. about 1615) and Margaret Page (b. about 1623). They are one set of my 9th great grandparents.  

A few days ago I was researching the Spalding ancestors of my son, whom I adopted as an infant. This is what I discovered.  
This chart starts with my son's birth mother, so if we add one generation to the bottom of the chart for my son, we find that William Moulton and Margaret Page are his 10th great grandparents. Even though I adopted my son, it's wonderful to see that we share some DNA through our common lineage to this couple.


Heather Wilkinson Rojo said...

Great story! I descend from Margaret Page and her second husband, John Sanborn, through their son, Jonathan Sanborn. We all share some of Margaret's DNA.

Cheri Hudson Passey said...

That is wonderful! I have some adopted children too and it would be great to find out we shared DNA!

Jana Iverson Last said...

What a wonderful discovery Becky!

I want to let you know that your blog post is listed in today's Fab Finds post at

Have a great weekend!

Gini said...

Wonderful news, Becky!

Dawn said...

Great story!

Tanya said...

If your William Moulton's parents are John Moulton and Anne Green, we are cousins also. John and Anne are my 9th great grandparents and William Moulton is my great grand uncle.
P.S found your blog referenced on Jana's Genealogy and Family History Blog