I have become really frustrated trying to find my BROWN ancestors in Daviess County, Indiana, prior to the marriage of John B. Brown to Louisa FREELAND in Vincennes in 1813. I'm finding that the family traditions of who they were and where they came from don't seem to square with what I find in the National Archives, etc., although Kentucky does seem to crop up pretty often.
I did have my yDNA tested to 67 markers, however, and I am wondering if any of the Browns from the Maryland Catholic migration to KY have had their yDNA tested. Our family tradition is that my Brown line was not Catholic, although they married into several of the Maryland Catholic lines (notably KIDWELL (twice) and WATHEN early on).
If anyone working on the various BROWN lines among the Maryland Catholics has any yDNA information for those lines -- even just the haplogroup (mine is J1) -- it would help me decide whether to look for John B. Brown among the Maryland Catholics in Kentucky or look elsewhere.
Thanks in advance!