Hollis and Going family Y-DNA matches, plus Hollis pages on this website.

Pages for Hollis family members who have tested with matching Y-DNA to Going/Goyen families: (See bottom of this page for links to other Hollis pages):

John Hollis b. 1700 from Fairfax Co, Va

his sons:
Moses Hollis b. 1728 (Orange Co, NC and Fairfield Co, SC)
James Hollis b. 1730 (Fairfield Co, SC)

Y-DNA info on Going and Hollis families:

Info from the Goins DNA Project:  https://www.familytreedna.com/public/goins?iframe=yresults

Info from The Hollis DNA Project:  http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/hollis/results

Two key participants in the Hollis DNA project are Kenneth M. Hollis – who’s ancestry goes through Moses Hollis b. 1728, and John Elbert Hollis who’s ancestry goes through James Hollis b. 1730.

Reviewing the first 12 markers of Kenneth M. Hollis’ and John Elbert Hollis’ Y-DNA shows their numbers are identical.   They are also identical to my/Doug Goyen’s Y-DNA for the first 12 markers.  See below:

Kenneth M. Hollis’ Y-DNA (B11495) – ancestor Moses Hollis b. 1728:

13 21 17 10 17 18 11 12 12 13 11 29

John Elbert Hollis’ Y-DNA (N70194) – ancestor James Hollis b. 1730:

13 21 17 10 17 18 11 12 12 13 11 29

Doug Goyen’s Y-DNA (496589) – ancestor Drury Goyen b. 1749:

13 21 17 10 17 18 11 12 12 13 11 29

Since John Elbert Hollis can document his ancestry back to James Hollis b. 1730 (son of John Hollis b. 1700), and Kenneth M. Hollis can document his ancestry back to Moses Hollis b. 1728 (also a son of John Hollis b. 1700), this indicates that the father of James Hollis b. 1730 and Moses Hollis b. 1728 had the same biological ancestor, which makes sense, since they both claim the same father – John Hollis b. 1700.

Additionally, all descendants that can document their relation to Alexander Going b. 1715, and all who can document descending from John Going b. 1704 have the same Y-DNA matches, meaning that their father (William Going b. 1680) was indeed their biological father.

The significance of this is that in order for the Going and Hollis lines to have the same paternal ancestor (same Y-DNA) this means that there was a “non-paternal” event some time in the past between these two groups.  A non-paternal event is where a Going child was adopted/or born out of wedlock and raised by a Hollis family, and given the Hollis name, or the other way around, a Hollis child was adopted/or born out of wedlock and raised by a Going family, and raised as a Going.

The question is, “When did this happen?”  The fact that descendants, from different children of John Hollis b. 1700 (James and Moses), and different children of William Going b. 1680 (Alexander and John), have the same Y-DNA means that the “non-paternal” event must have occurred prior to John Hollis b. 1700 being born – as you can assume he had that Y-DNA.

The fact that this non-paternal event happened prior to 1700 limits the time-period in which this could have happened in America.  Several John Hollis b. 1700 researchers believe he was born in England, and immigrated from England to the US some time during his life (the original immigrant in their line).  William Going is assumed to have been born in the Americas, to his father Thomas Going b. 1660.  If both these things are true, then the “non-paternal” event must have occurred in England.

The following numbers are for the Going and Hollis family members.  I’ve only listed the first 12 numbers.  My ancestor is Drury Goyen, so I’ve used that one as a base.  Any numbers in red are numbers different from my numbers.

Thomas Goin b. 1729
174771
13
21
17
10
17-18
11
12
11
13
11
29
147255
13
21
17
10
17-18
11
12
11
13
11
29
Drury Goyen b. 1749
496589
13
21
17
10
17-18
11
12
12
13
11
29
Thomas Goin b. 1750
67719
13
21
17
10
17-18
11
12
12
13
11
29
B. J. Goin extr
13
21
17
10
17-18
11
12
12
13
11
29
James Goyne b. 1755
Mike Goynes extr
13
21
17
10
17-18
11
12
12
13
11
29
William Henry Gowan b. 1789
Andrew Douglass Gowan tester
13
21
17
10
17-18
11
12
12
13
11
29
Jesse Goin b. 1794
L. A. Goin extr
13
21
17
10
17-18
11
12
12
13
11
29
Edmond Goins b. 1799
T. D. Goins 253129
13
21
17
10
17-18
11
12
12
13
11
29
Gerald Goins extr
13
21
17
10
17-18
11
12
12
13
11
29
John W. Goen b. 1804
Stephen Goen extr
13
21
17
10
17-18
11
12
12
13
11
29
Jerry Lee Goen extr
13
21
17
10
17-18
11
12
12
13
11
29
Joseph Edward Goins Sr. 1895
T. J. Goins 39939
13
21
16
10
17-18
11
12
12
13
11
29
John Gowan, b. 1755
Randy Wilson 201264
13
21
17
10
17-18
11
12
13
13
11
29
Goin
38214
13
21
17
10
17-18
11
12
11
13
11
29
Unk Ancestor
D. R.  Goins extr
13
21
17
10
17-18
11
12
12
13
11
29
Unk Ancestor and Unk tester name
39983
13
21
16
10
17-18
11
12
13
13
11
29
189378
13
21
17
10
17-18
11
12
11
13
11
29
68067
13
21
17
10
17-18
11
12
12
13
11
29
N48622
13
21
17
10
17-18
11
12
12
13
11
29
61143
13
21
17
10
17-18
11
12
12
13
11
29
219983
13
21
17
10
17-18
11
12
12
13
11
29
HOLLIS
John Hollis b. 1700
B11495
13
21
17
10
17-18
11
12
12
13
11
29
429492
13
21
17
10
17-18
11
12
12
12
11
28
N70194
J. E. Hollis tester
13
21
17
10
17-18
11
12
12
13
11
29
Elias B. Hollis b. 1801
75235
13
21
17
10
17-18
11
12
12
12
11
28
42060
13
21
17
10
17-18
11
12
12
12
11
28
Middleton Hollis b. 1816
286148
C. D. Hollis tester
13
21
17
10
17-18
11
12
12
13
11
29
Samuel P. Hollis b. 1824
148521
13
21
17
10
17-18
11
12
12
12
11
28
John William Hollis b. 1853
378675
13
21
17
10
17-18
11
12
12
12
11
28
YDNA matches for 37 markers

YDNA matches for 37 markers

YDNA matches for 25 markers

YDNA matches for 25 markers

YDNA matches for 12 markers

YDNA matches for 12 markers

(HOLLIS PAGES on website):

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