This and That
One of my grandfathers had a mom from India (Singh), and a father who was born of a black slave whose father was a Royal Scottish slave owner in Scotland (Patterson).
My other grandfather had a father whose father was a German/Morrocan slave owner (Schaefer). His mother was an Irish indentured servant (Swindler…don’t ask me how…she must have been part German).
One of my grandmothers from Jamaica had a Sephardic Jewish father, either Spanish or Portuguese (Lindo), who might have been a slave owner, and an African woman (Francis) who was possibly a slave. I have another grandmother who is from slaves (Hodges), and perhaps native American.
yDNA (fathers, father and so on) is G2a. mtDna (mother’s mothers and so on) is L0. It would be interesting if I could get cousins to take test to make up for the sides they couldn’t get to with my blood.
My father’s brother fought in the WWII in the U.S. Navy. It is believed a relative on the German side was in the German Luftwaffe. A Doctor Konrad Schaefer..
I believe if my background was formally scrutinized/traced. It would be one of the most interesting of journeys. Sincerely – Christopher L. Schaefer