Hemsworth Speculation Leads to a Conclusion.
Peterson Paternal Project
By Don Taylor
I think I have enough information to finally speculate on my half-sister’s paternity.
I’ll call each of the individuals in this study by the amount of DNA they share with my sister. There are three individuals who have trees I could use for comparison, #117, #201, and #271. Ancestry indicates that he is likely a 2nd or 3rd cousin. As such they would share a common great-grandparent or great-great-grandparent.
|DNA Match||#117 (3rd cousin)||#201 (2nd or 3rd cousin)||#271 (2nd or 3rd cousin)|
|Parent||Ralph Raymond H.||Mary Jean [LNW[i]]||(Living[ii])|
|Grand-Parent||Elmer Lorenzo H.||Olive Hemsworth||John [LNW[iii]]|
|1st Great||John Elmer H.||James Luther H.||Naomi Stewart|
|2nd Great||Lorenzo Dow H.||Lorenzo Dow H.||Stella Hemsworth|
|3rd Great||James Luther Hemsworth|
|4th Great||Lorenzo Dow Hemsworth|
If Lorenzo Dow Hemsworth were the common ancestor, with Glennis, then #112 would be a 3rd cousin as the shared DNA suggests. Likewise, if James Luther Hemsworth were the common ancestor, #201 would be a 2nd cousin, and #117 would still be a 3rd cousin. From this chart, it is clear that #271 is two generations different from #117 or #201. With that in mind, I looked more closely at the possible age of #271.
Naomi Stewart was born in 1908, and John [LNW] was born in 1930. That means that #271’s Parent must have been born in the 1950s. and that #371 was probably born in the 1970s or ‘80s. That would make #271 a generation, possibly two generations removed from Glennis.
That suggests that either Naomi Stewart is the common ancestor for #271 and Glennis. That would make them first cousins, once removed. Which fits nicely into the amount of DNA they share[iv].
I looked at the children of John and Naomi previously; they only had two children. One is the grandfather of #271. He cannot be the common ancestor because if he were, Glennis and #271 would be 1st cousins and they do not share enough DNA for that to be the case. (First cousins share 553 – 1225cM of DNA. That leaves Roy as the only candidate. I looked at Roy previously. I had seen that he was the right age at the right place at the right time. The addition of the match #271 eliminated his brother from contention.
I examined Naomi siblings previously. (
I’ve contacted #271 to see if he would like to pursue determining what the relationship is between him and Glennis. Possibly, he knows the potential
[ii] Name Withheld for privacy reasons.
[iv] Percentages of Likelihood are based upon the “Shared cM tool v4” by Blaine