Lehman, Layman, Lemon Genealogy,
Families B thru G
This family is of Haplogroup G-M201,.
Contrary to earlier beliefs, Haplogroup G is not uncommon in the
general area of Switzerland from whence our early Lehman ancestors
G was the first branch of Haplogroup F outside of Africa. G is found
mostly in the north central Middle East and the Caucasus, with smaller
numbers around the Mediterranean and eastward. In an article by Darvin L. Martin entitled, Unveiling the
Deep Ancestry of Swiss Anabaptist Forbears, appearing in Pennsylvania
Mennonite Heritage, Vol. 33, No. 3, July 2010, the Swiss families of
Beiler, Vorster, Hegi, Hauser, Rufene, Kurtz and Gerber have all been determined
to be in subgroups of Haplogroup G. Folks with the surnames Kurtz and
Gerber in particular intermarried with Lehman families and appear in profusion as
in Swiss Lehman records.
Tests 100, 125, 135, 145 and 169
These participants are confirmed descendants of Christian Lehman, a German-speaking Swiss
Mennonite, who immigrated into Philadelphia on the
Britannia on 21 Sep 1731. By the fact that
Christian, son of the 1717 immigrant, Peter, was appointed guardian of
Christian's minor children after his death, the
theory is supported that Family A.1 and Family B not only were well acquainted,
one with another, but also believed themselves to be related to one
it is now apparrent that mutual belief of a relationship was not
limited to the two families in Sevier Co., TN, but almost surely antedates
immigration. See p. 135 of
LLGH. This leads us to further speculate that, inasmuch as Family
A.1 is traced to the Worb, Vechigen area of the Swiss Emmental, Christian
and Joseph are also products of that geographical area. Speculation is, accordingly,
further fueled that Christian was the Christian baptized 08 Apr 1692 at
Vechigen by Mennonites, Peter Lehman and his second wife, Babi Jung.
..1. Christian Lehman, b. abt. 1692 in
Europe; d. 1744 in Lancaster Co.,
..+Veronica, b. abt. 1706 in Europe; m. abt. 1725 in Europe; d. aft. 1748
.2. John Lehman, b. 1726 - 1727 in Europe; d. Feb 1798 in Lancaster
.+Mary, b. abt. 1727
3. Jacob Lehman, b. 1764 in Mt. Joy Tsp., Lancaster Co.; d. 21 Sep 1834 in Franklin Co., PA
+Catharine Martin, b. 04 Jul 1769; d. 12 Apr 1831 in Franklin Co.
..4. Jacob Lehman, b. 22 Nov 1802 in Franklin Co.; d. 11 Jan
..+Mary Stauffer, b. 22 Jun 1801 in Franklin Co.; m. 1828; d. Mar
..........5. Jacob Lehman, b. 1835 in Lancaster Co., PA
...........+Mary R. Stauffer, b. 1839 in Lancaster Co.; m. 1869
............6. Frank Lehman, b. 1873 in Lancaster Co.
..............7. Jacob Stauffer Lehman, b. 1906 in Lancaster Co.; d. 1974
in Cape May Co., NJ
..............+Ida Ray Lynn, b. abt.
................8. J. Stauffer Lehman, b. 1940 in Philadelphia Co., PA; d. 1977 in New York, NY. A descendant generates Result 100.
..4. Samuel Lehman, b. 05 Dec 1807 in Guilford Tsp., Franklin Co.,
PA; d. 14 Sep 1874
..+Mary Sheller, b. abt. 1809; d. 1837
.5. Samuel C. Lehman, b. 1834; d. 1899
..,,+Margaret Ann Barkdoll, b. 1834; d. 1870
6. Ira Mathis Lehman, b. 1868; d. 1922
+Mary Jane Trostle, b. 1867; d. 1947
..7. Leroy Samuel Lehman, b. 1895; d. 1975
..+Lucille Ester Gnagy, b. 1896; d. 1986. Participant 125
descends from Leroy and Lucille.
..*2nd wife of (gen. 4) Samuel Lehman
..+Magdalena Emmert (Emkert) Foutz, b. abt. 1811; d. 1899.
Fouts may be a deceased first husband.
....5. Adam Shaller Lahman, b. 1840; d. 1911
....+Sara A Riddlesbarger, b.
............6. Alfred C. Lahman, b. abt. 1866 in Lee Co., IL
............+Jane Malmsbury Batti, b. Jul 1873
..............7. Walter Battin Layman, b. 18 Jun 1904
..............+Hattie, b. abt. 1906. Participant 145 descends
from Walter and Hattie.
...6 Bert. E. Lahman, b. 1879; d. 1964
...+Larene D. Wingerter, b. 1885; d. 1967
..7. Eugene F. Lahman, b. 1919; d. 1989
..+Madeline A. Gonsch, b. 1919; d. 1984
135 descends from Eugene and Madeline.
..........5. Joseph Emert Lehman, b. 12 Mar 1850 in Pennsylvania
............6.. Wilton D. Lehman, b. abt. 1875 in Illinois; d. 28
Sep 1945 in Dupage, Co., IL
..............7. Clayton Lehman, b. 11 Aug 1920 in Illinois; d. 13
Sep 2003 in Harrison Co., MS. Participant 168 descends from
Tests 32 thru 38 and 119
In view of his close
relationship to Christian who arrived on the Britannia on 21
Sep 1731, it is possible that the Joseph was a son of the
immigrant, Christian and his wife, Veronica, born after the couple
immigrated in 1731 with six European-born children. Veronica was a
young woman of 25 and Christian in his early forties when they stepped off
of the Britannia onto the shores of the New World. It would seem unlikely that they had no more children. The
problem with this theory is that Christian died 12 years after he
immigrated; there was administration of his estate and an Orphans Court
hearing with no mention of American-born children.
The most likely scenario is that the
Family B. Joseph was the Joseph Lemann who stepped onto the shores of the New
World on 30 Sep 1754 from the Brothers. The Joseph on the Neptune
in 1751 was the Joseph naturalized 22 Sep 1765 at Oley Tsp., Berks Co.,
PA. He died in Colebrookdale Tsp., Berks Co.
bef. 07 Mar 1768; and he may be ruled out as the Family B Joseph.
The first proven record of Family B Joseph has him appearing as an adjoining
property owner on a survey in Augusta (now Rockingham) Co., VA dated 3 May 1774.
as we know that Christian was a German-speaking Swiss Mennonite,
Joseph was almost surely German-speaking Swiss also.
The results of the seven
identical tests that follow are all traced to brothers in a single,
specific late Eighteenth Century household. Ch. 12 of Lehman, Layman
Genealogy Handbook is devoted to this family. The lines of descent
..1. Joseph Laymon, b. abt. 1731; d. aft. 1812 in Clermont Co., OH
..+Anna, b. abt. 1737; d. abt. 1805 in Sevier Co., TN
.2. John Laymon, b. bet. 1750 1751; d. 1834 in Bartholemew Co., IN
+Martha Jane Goodpasture, b. 1773 in Augusta Co., VA; d. 1835 in Bartholemew
3. Abraham Laymon, b. 1787 in Washington Co., (to be) TN; d. Mar 1853 in Bartholemew Co., IN
.......+Elizabeth Goodpasture, b. abt. 1788; m. 05 Feb 1807 in Warren Co., OH;
........ 4. James M. Laymon, b. abt. 1807 in Clermont Co., OH; d. 1890 in Grundy Co., IL
..........+Maria Sloan, b. abt. 1809
..........5. George Laymon, b. 1827 in Clermont Co., OH; d. 1921 in Santa Cruz Co., CA
............6. Cornelius Laymon, b. 1852 in Howard Co., IN; d. 1935 in San Francisco Co., CA
............+Frances Riley, b. abt. 1854
.............7 . Fred Laymon, b. 1903 in Monterey Co., CA; d. 1973 in Tehama Co., CA
.............+Winifred Risser, b. abt. 1905. A descendant is Participant 32.
.2. Joseph Laymon, b. bet. 1765 - 1770 in Virginia; d. 1842 in Clermont Co., OH
......3. Elijah Laymon, b. abt. 1794 in (to be) Tennessee; d. aft. 1870 in Cumberland Co., IL
.....+Elizabeth, b. 1805 in Ohio
........4. Silas B. Laymon, b. 1832 in Ohio
...........5. George Laymon, b. 1862 in Kansas; d. 1943 in Kansas
..............6. Merton W. Laymon, b. abt. 1900 in Missouri. His descendant generates Result 35.
........4. Daniel W. Laymon, b. 1845 in Ohio; d. 1920 in Cumberland Co., IL
...........5. Eugene W. Laymon, b. 1876 in Cumberland Co., IL. His descendant generates Result 34.
.2. Daniel Layman, b. 1771 in Virginia; d. aft. 1845 in McMinn Co., TN.
.....+Sarah Jones, b. abt. 1773; m. 1797; d. in Tennessee
3. James Layman, b. 09 Jul 1812 in Sevier Co., TN; d. 15 Apr 1899 in Sevier
........+Melvina Fox, b. 05 Feb 1810 in Sevier Co.; m. 25 Jan 1830; d. 19 Jul 1881 in Sevier Co.
4. George Layman, b. 04 Apr 1835 in Sevier Co.; d. 18 Feb 1913 in Sevier
..........+Sarah Byrd, b. 01 Sep 1837; d. 27 Oct 1900 in Sevier Co.
...........5. John Caswell Layman, b. 17 Jul 1870 in Sevier Co.; d. 18 Jan 1931
............+Margaret Jane Henderson, b. 28 May 1865; m. 27 Mar 1891
6. Dock John Layman, b. 07 Aug 1894 in Sevier Co..; d. 12 Feb 1954 in Sevier
+Artie Mae Byrd, b. 22 Feb 1899; d. 27 Sep 1963 in Sevier Co. Their descendant generates Result 37.
..........5. William A. Layman, b. 31 Aug 1858 in Sevier Co., TN; d. 19 Feb 1946 in Cocke
..........+Mary Molly Cruse, b. 23 Jul 1853 in Waynesville, NC; d. 14 Oct 1919 in Cocke
...........6. John Lawson Layman, b. 30 Oct 1883 in Sevier Co.; d. 03 Jul 1948 in Sevier
...........+Queena Rebecca Fox, b. 19 Apr 1884 in Sevier Co.; m. 1906 in Sevier
Co.; d. 29 Apr 1937 in Sevier Co.
...............7. Garland Edward Layman, b. 23 Mar 1913 in Cocke Co., TN; d. Jun 1994
...............+Estella Mae Fincham, b. 09 Mar 1909 in Cocke Co.; m. 1935 in Cocke
Co.; d. 16 Dec 1979. Their descendant produces Result 38.
3. Asa Maples Layman, b. 24 Nov 1818 in Sevier Co.; d. 17 Mar 1867 in Sevier
........+Jane Ferguson, b. 1820 in Sevier Co.; m. 30 Apr 1843 in Sevier Co.; d. May 1880 in Sevier
........4. John Marion Layman, b. 23 Jan 1844 in Sevier Co.; d. bef. 1912 in Madison Co., AL
........+Nancy L. Elder, b. 31 May 1849 in Jefferson Co., AL; m. 20 Dec 1866; d.
...........5. Charles Emmette Layman, b. 1869 in Sevier Co., TN
b. abt. 1873; m. 21 Nov 1890 in Gordon Co., GA
Spencer Layman, b. 20 Apr 1898 in Madison Co., AL. His descendant generates
37-marker Result 36. With three changes, it extrapolates to a
better than even chance of a common ancestor with Participant 125,
the descendant of Christian who arrived on the Britannia, within nine
generations, or about 225 years. Result 36 indicates also at least a 50% probability of a common ancestor with
both Participant 100 and 119 within 13 generations or 325
.2. Jacob Laymon, b. 15 Apr 1778 in Virginia; d. 1858 in Clinton Co., OH
.....+Mary Taylor, b. 25 Nov 1775; m. 22 May 1799
3. Tavenor Laymon, b. 25 Sep 1805 in Tennessee; d. 1893 in Highland Co., OH
.4. James Monroe Laymon, b. 1847 in Brown Co., OH; d. 1932 in Highland Co., OH
...........5. William Charles Laymon, b. 1877 in Highland Co.; d. 1963 in Hamilton Co., OH
6. Charles Alva Laymon, b. 1924 in Highland Co., OH; d. 1971 in Philadelphia Co., PA. A descendant is Participant 33.
This 67-marker test differs by
7 changes in the first 37 markers from Test 36, Giving
consideration to the fact that the
participants cannot have a common ancestor within a minimum
of six generations, it extrapolates to at least a 50% probability of a
common ancestor within 13 generations or 325 years. Comparison with
Test 125 yields a similar result. This participant may be a descendant of
Christian on the Britannia or we may be searching for another immigrant
relative. In any event, this line is related to the immigrant, Christian.
John Lehman, b. 03 Apr 1831 in Pennsylvania; d. 28 Jan 1904 in Polk Co.,
,,+Mary Ochey, b. 17 Jan 1839 in Pennsylvania; d. 30 Sep 1928 in Greene
.2. John William Lehman, b. Oct 1869 in Iowa; d.
1961 in Greene Co., MO
3. Charles Henry Lehman, b. 06 Mar 1891 in Neosho
Co., KS; d. 05 May 1985 in Johnson
William Henry Lehman,
b. 15 Jun 1924 in Wyandotte Co., KS; d. 11 Oct 1995 in Cole Co., MO. Participant
120 descends from William.
participant traces his ancestry to Hans Lehmann b. abt 1630 who
emigrated from Switzerland to Mittelwihr, Alsace around 1654. He had a
Y-Chromosome test done other than by FTDNA. Your compiler has gone through the
somewhat tedious routine of putting the results into the same marker order
as FTDNA results and comparing the two. We have 43 common markers with our two
111-marker Family B tests. Comparing the common 43 markers, Brian differs
from both Results 155 and 167 by 5 changes. I think that denotes a common
ancestor at least after the advent of the surname system and perhaps as
late as the 17th
Century. If we could find a baptism record of Hans, b. abt. 1630, those
of Christian and perhaps Joseph may be nearby...1.Hans Lehmann, b. abt. 1630 in Switzerland; d. 27 Jul 1679 in
..+Anne Bolliger, b. abt. 1632 in Rued, Switzerland; m. 01 Jul 1655 in
.2. Jean Lehmann, b. 10 Jun 1666 in Mittelwihr; d. 16 Feb
1741 in Mittelwihr
.+Anna Barbe Jost, b. 01 Dec 1669 in Mittelwihr; d. 16 Feb 1741
3. Jacques Lehmann, b. 04 Sep 1712 in Mittelwihr; d. 30 Sep 1757
+Marie Madeleine Buchy , b. 16 May 1714 in Mittelwihr, m. 03 Feb
1739; d: 22 Apr 1759 in Mittelwihr
..4. Jean David Lehmann, b. 18 Sep 1744 in Mittelwihr; d. 18 Feb
1788 in Riquewihr, France
.. +Marie Catherine Wilfersheim, b. 22 Jan 1752 in Mittelwihr; m. 18 Feb 1774 in
Riquewihr; d. 22 Jan 1820 in Riquewihr
.5. Jean David Lehmann, b. 27 Dec 1774 in Mittelwihr; d. 03
Jun 1850 in Mittelwihr
.+Marie Marguerithe Wurtz, b. 21 Nov 1773 in Mittelwihr; m. 08
Aug 1797 in Mittelwihr; d. 30 Jan 1848 in Mittelwihr
6. Jean David Lehmann, b. 14 Nov 1800 in Mittelwihr;; d. 06
Nov 1882 in Perry Co., IN
+Marie Salome Fiener, b. 02 Aug 1806 in Mittelwihr; m. 23
Jun 1824 in Mittelwihr; d. 05 Aug 1888 in Perry Co., IN
..7. Jean Jacques Lehmann, b. 14 Sep 1838 in Mittelwihr; d.
1870 in Cook Co., IL
..+Catherine Ann Haberer, b. 19 Nov 1839 in Munster; m. 25
Oct 1859 in Lake Co., IL; d. 26 Apr 1907 in Cook Co.
.8. Henry Jay Lehmann, b. 13 Jul 1869 in Cook Co.;
d. 16 Oct 1944 in Evanston, Cook Co., IL
.+Josephine Dixon, b. 14 Feb 1876 in Delphi, Carroll Co., IN; m. 24
Nov 1901 in Evanston, Cook Co. IL; d. 13 Jul 1924
9. Jay Carroll Lehmann, b. 14 Sep 1910 in Cook Co.; d. 05 Jan 1975 in Evanston,
+Carol Elsa Linstrom, b. 22 Dec 1916 in Polk Co.,,
NE; m. 02 Nov 1946 in Omaha, NE
Tests 39 and 54
Benjamin Layman lived most of his adult life and died in Frederick, later Shenandoah Co., VA.
It may be time to advance the possibility that the Benedict Leman who
immigrated on the Phoenix on 15 Sep 1749 is the Benjamin who d. in
1788 in Shenandoah Co., VA and is the progenitors of Family C. This
is theory and is not proven. Facts or arguments to the contrary are
earnestly solicited. These facts support the theory:
1. Benjamins estimated birth year of 1723 squares well with an age of
26 at immigration.
2. Benjamin is proven to have been a German-speaking Swiss or German
Mennonite. Benedict arrived with German-speaking Swiss and German
Mennonites on the Phoenix.
3. The given name, Benjamin, is virtually unknown among the German and
Swiss Mennonites while Benedict is prolific.
4. There are unrelated instances of the name, Benedict, among the
Swiss and Germans being anglicized to Beniel and perhaps
5. To the writers knowledge, no other arguable conjecture has been
advanced as to Benjamins origin or of a New World accounting for
Benedict who arrived on the Phoenix on 15 Sep 1749.
6. To the writers
knowledge, there is no known record of Benjamin prior to the immigration
of Benedict Leman on the Phoenix on 15 Sep 1749.
7. To the writers knowledge, there is no known record of any ilk,
either in the New World or German-speaking Europe, that is an impediment
to the theory that Benjamin of Shenandoah Co., VA and Benedict who arrived
on the Phoenix are the same person. Ch.
13 of Lehman, Layman Genealogy Handbook describes this family in
Two descendants have
participated, albeit only in ten-marker tests. They match at all ten markers. The lines of descent
..1. Benjamin Layman, b. abt. 1723, probably in Europe and as
"Benedict"; d. 09 Jan 1787 in Shenandoah Co., VA
..+Barbara Baughman, b. abt. 1726 in Hempfield Tsp., Lancaster Co., PA; m.
1747; d. bef.
Oct 1782 in Shenandoah Co., VA
.2. John Layman, b. abt. 1752; d. 21 Jun 1823 in Shenandoah Co.
3. Jacob David Layman, b. 1805 in Virginia; d. 1861 in Delaware Co., OH
..4. Henry Layman, b. 1842 in Union Co., OH; d. 1892 in Paulding Co., OH
.5. Emanuel Cleotis Layman, b. 1883 in Paulding Co.; d. 1969 in
Defiance Co., OH.
A descendant yields Result 54.
.2. Isaac Layman, b. abt. 1752 in Shenandoah Co., VA; d. 27 Apr 1832 in Highland Co., OH
.....+Mary Hausman, b. abt. 1753; m. 12 Oct 1784 in Shenandoah Co.
.....3. David Layman, b. abt. 1768
........4. Benjamin Layman, b. 1813 in Highland Co., OH
..........5. Eli Layman, b. abt. 1841
............6. Albert R. Layman, b. abt. 1863; d. abt. 1944
..............7. Wilbur Reece Layman, b. 1900; d. 1943
................8. John Earl Layman, b. 1924; d. 1994. A descendant
provides Result 39.
Tests 108, 112, 115, 117 and 175
there been no DNA testing, we would nevertheless know from conventional
historical research that three sons of a Hans Jacob Lehmann, who lived in
Lachen-Speyerdorf in the
Palatinate, immigrated to the New World. One of those three sons was
Christian Leman who arrived on the Thistle of Glasgow on 29 Aug
1730 and is described in FamilyA.2. Another son was Johannes Lehman who immigrated on the Adventure
Galley on 02 Oct 1727. The third was Ludwig whose transportation to
the New World was provided by the Brothers, arriving in 1732. Hans
Jacob is believed to be the son of Benedict Lehman, first mentioned in the
Lachen records in 1664 as formerly a citizen of Leutzingen, Canton
Bern, Switz. The following participants are now
proven to a near-certainty by DNA tests to be descendants of Hans Jacob of
Lachen-Speyerdorf, the Palatinate, through his son, Johannes. The Haplogroup
is I-M170. Haplogroup
I dates to 23,000 years ago, or older. This haplogroup is found throughout
Europe, and some branches may be present in low frequencies in
Northeast Africa, Central Siberia, the Near East, and the Caucasus regions.
Haplogroup I represents one of the first peoples in Europe. .See also
..1. Johannes Lehman, b. 13 Jun 1700 in Lachen-Speyerdorf, Germany; d; aft. 20
Jun 1764 in Frederick Co., MD
..+Adrianna Brunner, b. abt. 1702 in Duttweiler, Germany; m. 10 Nov 1723 in
Lachen-Speyerdorf, Germany; d. bef. 04 Aug 1759 in Frederick
.2. George Lemons, b. abt. 1738 in PA; d. Mar 1807 in Botetourt Co., VA
.+Marie Elizabeth Jung, b. abt. 1737; m. abt. 1758; d.aft. 1807 in
Botetourt Co., VA
3. Frederick Lemon, b. abt. 1757 in Frederick Co., VA; d. abt. 1830 in Botetourt
+Mary Seh, b. abt. 1765 in Berks Co., PA; m. 11 Jun 1781 in Rockbridge Co.,
VA; d. abt. 1850 in Botetourt Co., VA
........4. George S. Lemon, b. 25 May 1788 in Botetourt Co., VA; d. in Richie Co., VA, now WV
........+Nancy Gilliand, b. abt. 1789; m. 18 Jan 1809 in Botetourt Co., VA; d.
1872 in Wood Co, WV
..........5. George Hamilton Lemon, b. abt. 1824
............6. William Monroe Lemon, b. abt. 1870
..7. Dale Francis Lemon, b. 18 Jul 1914; d. 22 Nov 1994 in Parkersburg,
Wood Co., WV. Participant 117 descends from Dale.
3. Conrad Lemons, b. 18 Mar 1770 in Frederick Co., MD; d. 27 Jun
1843 in Allegheny Co., VA
+Nancy Gilliland, b. 20 Mar 1779 in Rockingham Co., VA; m. 14 Apr 1801
in Botetourt Co., VA; d. 05 Feb 1860 in Alleghany Co., VA
..4. George Washington Lemons, b. 20 Feb 1815; d. 20 Sep 1881
..+Diannah Kessler, b. 21 Sep 1823; m. 07 Aug 1841; d. 31 Mar 1891
.5. Francis Marion Lemons, b. abt. 1840
6. Charles Warner Lemons, b. abt. 1880. Participant 108 descends from Charles.
..4. Joseph Lemon, b. 04 Apr 1817 in Alleghany Co., VA
..+Elizabeth Matheny, b. abt. 1819
.5. Andrew Jackson Lemon, b. Nov 1858 in Alleghany Co., d. bef.
1916 in Rockbridge Co., VA
6. Robert Jackson Lemon, b. abt. 1890 in Rockbridge Co., VA; d. 1983. Participant 112 descends from Robert.
This result came as quite a surprise.
participant's immigrant ancestor was known to have emigrated from
Canton Bern, Switzerland in the 1840s, or roughly 120 years after
Johannes, That late immigrants descendants result differs at 37
markers by only 4 changes from
Test 112, extrapolating to the probability of a common ancestor
within a century of Johannes immigration. This tells us that close relatives of these
Johannes lived in Switzerland for more than 120 years after Johannes
immigrated and before one of them came to America in the 1840s, strongly
suggesting that Family C. 1 is free of false paternities and is genetically
descended from the Leuzigen family.
..1. Jacob Lehman, b. 26 Dec 1804 in Canton Bern, Switz. d. 01 Jan 1885 in
Monroe Co., OH
..+Mary Ann, b. 20 Apr 1793 in Bern, Switz.; m. 1825 in Bern; d. 20 Feb 1870 in Monroe Co., OH
.2. Jacob Lehman, b. 15 Apr 1826 in Bern; d. 24 Nov 1900 in
Monroe Co., OH
.+Barbara Kasserman, b. 01 Jan 1829 in Leuzigen, Switz.; d. 19 May
1897 in Monroe Co., OH
3. Theophilus Lehman, b. 27 Jun 1849 in Monroe Co.; d. 18 Jul 1935
in Cuyahoga Co., OH
+Julia Ann Lapp, b. 19 Apr 1846 in Monroe Co., OH; m. 05 Oct 1876; d. 19 Mar 1915 in Monroe
..4. Wesley G. Lehman, b. 08 Nov 1882 in Monroe Co.; d. 27 Dec
1958 in Cuyahoga Co., OH
..+Vera McIntire, b. 12 Feb 1885 in Monroe Co., OH; d. 26 Aug 1967 in
....5. Dale E. Lehman, b. 08 Oct 1909 in Cuyahoga Co.; d. 27 Feb 1993
in Cook Co., IL
....+Grace Rose Lewis, b. 16 Nov 1908 in Cuyahoga Co., OH; m. 28 Apr 1934; d.
27 Feb 1990 in Cook Co., IL
This family may link to
Hindlebank but we need more evidence to make the connection.
,,1. John Lehman, b. 11 Nov 1806 in Canton Bern, Switz.; d. 06 Sep 1893 in
Fayette Co., IA
..+Maria Mueller, b. 25 Mar 1807 in Canton Bern, Switz.; d. 25 Aug 1888 in
Fayette Co., IA
.2. Benedict Lehman, b. 18 Sep 1832 in Canton Bern, Switz.; d. 21 Jan
1894 in Fayette Co.
.+Anna E. Lehman, b. abt. 1834
3. Louis Lehman, b. 1864 in Fayette Co., d. 1935 in Fayette Co.
+Louise Muehlthaller, b. abt. 1866
..4. Max Lehman, b. 1891 in Fayette Co.; d. 02 Jun 1968 in Fayette
.. +Lillian Freiburghass , b. 1896 in Fayette Co., d. 1987 in
Test 59 and 43
Ch. 14 of Lehman, Layman
Genealogy Handbook is devoted to this family. Earlier Swiss ancestors
are described in Ch 11 of Lehman Ancestors in the Swiss Emmental before
Emigration. Specifically, see Signau Family 1. It is Haplogroup
is said to date to 23,000 years ago, or older. The I-M253 lineage
likely has its roots in northern France. Today it is found most frequently
within Viking/Scandinavian populations in northwest Europe and has since
spread down into Central and Eastern Europe, where it is found at low
frequencies. Haplogroup I represents one of the first peoples in Europe.
Levi Lemons is said by his descendants to have lived in Loudon Co., TN. Loudon Co. did not come into existence until 1870 when it was carved out of parts of three counties, one of which was Roane Co. He is without doubt the Levi who appears on the Roane Co., TN 1830 U. S. Census. His Y-chromosome line
differs by one change on a ten-marker test from the descendant of Ulrich of Signau, described below.
..1. Levi Lemons, b. abt. 1785 in Lancaster Co., PA
..+Pollie McGea, b. abt. 1787
.2. William Lemon, b. 1805 in Tennessee; d. 1884 in
Polk Co., TN
.3. James C. Lemon, b. 1828 in McMinn Co., TN; d. in McMinn Co.
.4. James Monroe Lemon, b. 1860 in McMinn Co.; d. 1922 in
Seminole Co., OK
.5. Marvin Olan Lemon, b. 1893 in Indian Territory; d. 1941 in
Los Angeles Co., CA. A descendant produces Result 59.
.2. George W. Lemons, b. 1818 in Tennessee; d. 1889 in Bradley Co., TN
.+Aria Ann Howell, b. abt. 1835; m. aft. 1860
3. John H. Lemons, b. 1870 in Bradley Co., TN; d. 1953 in Bradley
........4. Charles A. Lemons, b. 1890 in Bradley Co.; d. 1975 in Henry Co., VA.
A descendant produces Result 43.
The participant traces his family to John Lemons who lived in Rhea Co., TN. On the 9 markers used by both Oxford and FTDNA, he matches precisely
Results 43 and 59 and the geographic proximity, in
combination with the common surname, suggests a
relationship. Researchers of this family are working diligently to determine the connection between John and Levi Lemons and also a Thomas who is enumerated on the 1830 McMinn Co., TN Census,
..1. John Lemons, b. 1801 or 1802 in Tennessee; d. in Rhea Co., TN
..+Sarah Reece, b. 1819 or 1820 in Tennessee; m. 24 Dec 1832
.2. John M. Lemons, b. 1843 or 1844 in Rhea Co., TN; d. 1898
.+ Louisia A. Barton, b. 1838 in Rhea Co.; m. 09 Feb 1865 in Rhea Co.; d. 10
Mar 1926 in Hunt Co., TX
3. Perry Lafate Lemons, b. 31 Oct 1876; d. 28 Mar 1915
+ Susie Morgan, b. 16 Jan 1886 in McMinn Co., TN; m. 21 Feb 1903
..4. Claude Riley Lemons, b. 05 Jul 1904 in Rhea Co., TN; d. 20 Jun 1982 in Hunt Co., TX
..+ Nola Beatrice Abbott, b.16 May 1907; m. 12 Feb 1923 in Hunt
.5. Claude Weldon Lemons, b. 12 Aug 1932 in Hunt Co.; d. 14
Apr 2002 in Potter Co., TX
Test 104At all 12 common markers, Test 104 matches Test
65. Both may be descended from Levi of Test 59.
...1. James Lemons, b. bet. 1812 - 1820 in Jackson
.. +Nancy Hargis, b. abt. 1828; d. bet. 1858 - 1860
in Jackson Co.
....2. William Lemons, b. 06 Jan 1858 in Jackson Co.; d. 01 Dec 1921 in Putnam Co., TN
....+Sarah Frances Taylor, b. 24 Mar 1858 in Putnam Co.; m. 15 Jan 1885 in Putnam
Co.; d. 10 May 1931 in Putnam Co.
......3. John Odie Lemons, b. 25 Jun 1886 in Putnam Co.; d. 22 Jun 1940 in Davidson Co., TN
......+Vertie Algie Jacquess, b. 28 Aug 1889 in
Putnam Co.; m. 24 Dec 1904 in Putnam Co.; d. 16 Jun 1952 in Davidson
.4. Fred Donald Lemons, b. 14 Sep 1906 in
Putnam Co.; d. 24 Nov 1975 in Omaha, Douglas Co., NE
..+Mildred Catherine Bennett, b. 05 Dec 1910 in
Rippy, Greene Co., IA; d. 04 Jan 1982 in Omaha, NE. Participant 104 descends
from Fred and Mildred.
Based on earlier tests of limited scope, this family was thought to
be related to Family A.2. More comprehensive tests now demonstrate
that, while the same Haplogroup R tells us that the families are
related in a broad sense, that relationship is not genealogically
significant and the family is re-designated Family D.1.
Haplogroups are R-DF13, R-L21, and R-M269. As we have noted
elsewhere, Haplogroup R originated in Central Asia. Most descendants
belong to one of two major lineages. They are present at low frequencies
across Central Asia, South Asia, and Europe.
might be noted that, at each level of testing, this family's closest
matches are one another, but less closely related at each level are people named
Maxwell. As to which surname was there first, the compiler has no clue.
..1. John Lemons, b. abt. 1737; d. bef. 22 May 1810 in Rockingham Co., NC
.2. Alexander Lemons, b. 08 Feb 1761 in Rockingham Co.; d. 20 Oct 1858
Grant, b. abt. 1763, m: abt. 1784
John Lemons, b. 11 Apr 1791 in Rockingham Co., NC
.........+Sarah Sommers, b. 07 Jul 1795 in North Carolina, m,abt. 1813
.......4. Alexander Lemons, b. 10 Apr 1814 in Rockingham Co.
..........5. John Lafayette
Lemons, b. 04 May 1843 in Henry Co., TN; d.
28 Aug 1905 in Alto Pass. Union Co., IL
............6. John Edger Lemons, b. 25 Aug 1870 in Union Co., IL;
d. 08 Dec 1934 in Mississippi Co., MO
..............7. Ivan Lafayette
Lemons, b. 28 Oct 1915 in Mississippi Co.;
05 Apr 1971 in Mississippi Co.
................8. Kenneth Ray
Lemons, b. 19 Jul 1936 in Mississippi Co.. Participant
140 descends from Kenneth.
James Arden Lemons, b. 1819 in Rockingham Co., NC
Alexander Alonzo Lemons, b. 1861 in Shannon Co., MO
...........+Mattie LaMar, b. abt. 1863
Clarence Otho Lemons, b. 1890 in Shannon Co., MO. Participant 28 descends
A 111-marker Test, it differs from Result 140 by only
6 changes. This extrapolates to a 77% probability of a common ancestor
within 12 generations. Unfortunately we have no historical
research for this participant, but so close a match to a descendant of John
Lemons who was b. abt. 1737; d. bef. 22 May 1810 in Rockingham Co., NC,
suggests that Participant 163 may also descend from him, or, in
any event, from a close relative of him.
participant for this 111-marker test is a resident of Northern Ireland. He traces his line
to James Leeman, b. abt. 1877 in Belfast, Co. Antrim, Northern Ireland.
The result is indicative of a better than 70% probability of a common
ancestor with Participant140 within the last 12 generations.
Inasmuch as each's ancestors have been on opposite sides of the Atlantic
Ocean for virtually 3 centuries, there is virtually no chance of a common
ancestor in less than that period of time. The result appears to represent
another instance where we have a test of a present resident of Europe who
matches an early immigrant or immigrants to the New World. It is further
evidence that John Lemons, b. abt. 1737; d. bef. 22 May 1810 in Rockingham Co., NC
was of Irish extraction.
descendant of William Lemmons, b. abt. 1768, who settled in Harrison
Co., KY has a Y-chromosome
signature that matches at ten markers Result # 28, Rockingham Co., NC John,
above. They may be close relatives.
William Lemmons, b. abt. 1768; d. aft. 09 Jun 1819 in Harrison Co., KY
William Lemmons, b. abt. 1783 in Pennsylvania; d. 1875 in Vigo Co., IN
Thomas B. Lemmons, b. 1837 in Vigo Co., IN; d. 1918 in Worth Co., MO
George W. Lemmons, b. 1871 in Vermilion Co. IL; d. 1909 in Worth Co., MO
Lester O. Lemmons, b. 1895 in Worth Co.; d. 1976 in Oklahoma
Lawrence F. Lemmons, b. 1919 in Hendrix Co, IN; d. 1965 in Oklahoma
result is identical at 12 markers to Test 140. There may have
been a common ancestor in Pennsylvania.
1 ..John Steele Lemmon, b. 01 Sep 1806 in Cumberland Co., PA; d. 22 May
1862 in Lafayette, Tippecanoe
....2. Sterling James Lemmon,..b. 24 Sep 1843 in Allegheny Co., PA; d:
23 Jul 1920 in Westmoreland Co., PA
Lillian Barnard, b. 1854 in Wisconsin
Raymond Ivan Lemmon, b. 20 Sep 1882 in Kansas; d: 01 Dec
1965 in Los Angeles Co., CA
Eleanor Anderson, b. 29 Nov 1888 in Mason Co., KY
Ralph Preston Lemmon, b. 13 Jul 1906 in Cloud Co., MO
Mae Bickel, b. 21 Nov 1915 in Yuma Co., CO.
Participant 86 descends from Ralph and Clara.
.He married Emma Kellar,Kellar, Emma b. abt. 1888. The Test 64 Participant descends from Hans and Emma.
Tests 42 and 64
At the nine common markers, the two tests match. Test
64, of 37 markers results does not, however, match more
comprehensive test results of Family D participants. Thus, in the judgment
of the compiler, the nine-marker matches with Results 43, 59, 65, and 104
, Family D, is a false positive and the non-match with
other Family D results at 37 markers justifies re-designating this family
from Family D to Family D.2 The line of descent is as follows:
The participant who yields Result
42 lives in Saarbrucken, Germany. His line has been traced to an
Uli or Ulrich Lehman in the parish of Signau in the Emmental of
Canton Bern, Switzerland. On a modern Swiss roadmap, the town of Signau
scales to be about 21 kilometers, or 12 and a half miles, southeast of
Uli and his wife, Elsi
Jenni baptized at least three children at Signau, among whom was an
Uli or Ulrich, baptized 05 August 1593. His descendants have been
thoroughly and very capably researched and documented by Artur Lehmann.
In view of the copious amount of documented and
published information on this line, albeit in German, a research error can
be virtually ruled out.
The ancestors of this Signau family
have been traced as far into the past as the beginning of preserved
Kirchbuch records in the Sixteenth Century. All of that work may be and
probably is totally correct, but we have not been able to verify from
Kirchbuch records the baptism of Hans Lehman who, with his wife, Margaret
Zuagg, baptized Nicholas Leeman on 22 December 1678 at Signau, so we will
go no further into the past than Hans and Margaret. The direct line of
descent of this Signau, Switzerland family from Hans and Margaret is:
..1. Hans Lehman, b. abt. 1645
..He married Margaret Zuagg,,b. abt. 1647. They baptized at least five
children at Signau, including:
.2. Nicholas Lehman, b. 22 December 1678 at
Signau, Canton Bern, Switzerland
.He married Anna Ruffenacht , b. 25 November 1683 at Eggiwil, Canton Bern. They baptized at
least five children at Signau
bet. 1707 and 1716. They then relocated to Limbach, Eschweilerhof, Germany
where the line continues as follows:
3. Peter Leeman, b. November 1725 in Limbach
..4. Georg Lehmann, b. 1750 in Limbach
.5. Daniel Lehmann, b. 1779 in Limbach
6. Daniel Lehmann, b. 1811 in Limbach
..7. Christian Lehmann, b. 1848 in Limbach; d. 1940
.8. Wilhelm Lehmann, b. 1884 in Limbach, Eschweilerhof, Germany; d. 1972.
..................( Arthur Lehmann, b. abt 1927, is the participant
who yields Result 42
A participant who is a resident of Eggiwil in the Swiss Emmental traces
his family to Signau, which is only a few kilometers away.
family has been traced historically to connect to research by Artur
Lehmann at Signau. Artur Lehmann has traced his ancestors to Signau and as
far back as the beginning of Kirchbuch records in the mid 1500. He has
done the same with this line, but it does not appear that he has found the
common ancestor between this family, Test 64 and his, Test 42.
In any event, on the nine common allele this result is identical to Test
..1. Ulrich Lehmann, b. 1562 in Signau, Canton Bern, Switzerland
.. He married Elsi Jenner , b. abt. 1564 in Signau; m. 03 November 1589 in Signau.
.2. Ulrich Lehmann, b. 05 August 1593 in Signau
.. He married Barbli Frick , b. abt. 1595.
3. Oswald Lehmann, b. 26 August 1632 in Signau
He married Anna Schenk, b. abt. 1643 in Signau, Switzerland; m. 27 November 1668 in
Eggiwil; d. bef. 1678.
..4. Ulrich Lehmann, b. 07 March 1673 in Signau
..He married Magdalena Meyer, b. abt. 1675 in Signau; m. 10 December 1697 in Signau.
.5. Adelreich Lehmann, b. 01 January 1708 in Eggiwil
.He married Barbara Steiner, b. abt. 1710 in Eggiwil; m. 12 June 1733 in Eggiwil.
6. Hans Lehmann, b. 06 September 1737 in Eggiwil
He married Elisabeth Mossberger , b. abt. 1739; m. 12 August 1763 in Eggiwil.
..7. Ulrich Lehmann, b. 15 July 1764
..He married Elsbeth Dummermuth, b. 19 May 1771 at Buchholterberg, Oberdiessbach, Canton
Bern; m. 25 January 1793.
.8. Abraham Lehmann, b. 28 September 1794 in Munster, Bern City
.He married Magdalena Gehrig , b. abt. 1796.
9. Christian Lehmann, b. 1824 at Grosshφchstetten in the Swiss Emmental; d.
He married Maria Joss , b. abt. 1826 at Grosshφchstetten.
..10. Christian Lehmann, b. 1859 at Grosshφchstetten
..He married Anna Elizabeth Pfister , b. abt. 1861 at Grosshφchstetten
.11. Hans Lehmann, b. 1886 at Grosshφchstetten; d. 1971
Test 41 and 158
These participants are father and son who apparently were tested each
unbeknownst to the other. Predictably, the nine common markers match. The line is
traced to an immigrant, Clementz Lehman in New York.
details of this family, see Ch. 15 of Lehman, Layman Genealogy Handbook. The Haplogroup is
..1. Clementz Lehman, b. abt. 1688 in Europe; d. bef. 1754 in Greene Co., NY
.2. Jacob Lehman, b. 1732 or 1733 in Greene Co, NY; d. aft. 1790 in New York
3. Jeremiah Lehman, b. 1765 in Greene Co, NY
..4. Abraham Lehman, b. abt. 1790 in Schoharie Co., NY; d. aft.1867
..........5. Joseph Doer Lehman, b. 1847 in LaPorte Co., IN; d. in Lancaster Co.,
............6. Will C. Lehman, b. 1873 in Lancaster Co.; d. 1942 in Lancaster
..........;....7. Francis Glenn Lehman, b.
1900 in Gage Co., NE; d. Mar 1960 in Lancaster Co., NE. Both Participants
41 and 158 descend from Francis.
differs from the Clementz descendants above by two changes at a single marker. The compiler has no information relating to the ancestors of the participant who produced the Oxford
Result 40, except that the family is said to have come to the US from France and was in Scotland prior to that.
This genetic signature differs, showing a 17 instead of a 15 at marker
eight, from the Clementz descendants above. Obviously, placement of
the producer of this result as a relative of Participants
came about early in the project and is tenuous at best but we will leave
it as is till we have a more comprehensive test.
The Haplogroup here is I-M223.
Tests 83, 151 and 167
..1. John Layman, b. 30 Oct 1796 in Lancaster Co., PA; d. abt. 1870 in Colombiana Co., OH
..+Naomi Fast, b. abt. 1795 in Green Co., PA; m. 1815 in Monagehela Co., VA; d. abt. 1852 in Barbour Co., VA
....2. James Wesley Layman, b. 17 Feb 1817 in Monogehela Co., VA; d. 22 Sep 1876 in Barbour Co., WV
.+Mariah Ashcraft, b. abt. 1819; m. 1839
3. Gideon Marion Layman, b. 06 Nov 1848 in Barbour Co., VA; d. 28 Sep 1927 in Upsher Co., WV
+Hannah Bennett, b. abt. 1850
........4. Charles Braxton Layman, b. abt. 1888; d. 1979
..........5. Austin Creed Layman, b. 1920; d. 1972
..........+Daisy Bennett, b. abt. 1922. Participant 83 descends
from Austin and Daisy
......3. Wesley Lewellyn Layman, b. 12 Jun 1849 in Upshur Co., VA; d. 23
Nov 1906 in Barbour Co., WV
...... +Sarah Catherine Reed, b. abt. 1851
.........4. James Eldon Wesley Layman, b. 02 Apr 1876 in
Upshur Co., VA; d. 27 Dec 1960 in Marion Co., WV
........+Emma Blanche Brock, b. abt. 1878
..........5. Robert Oscar Layman, b. 10 Jul 1913 in
Marion Co., WV; d. 12 Feb 2005 in Marion Co., WV. Participant 167
descends from Robert.
.2. Jacob Layman, b. 08 Aug 1824 in Colombiana Co., OH;
d. 23 Sep 1910 in Marion Co., WV
. +Nancy Drusila Hawkins, b. abt. 1826 in Virginia; d. 17 Dec 1869 in
Marion Co., WV
3. Emory Layman, b. 1846
+Margaret Rutherford, b. abt. 1846
..4. Elida Elsworth Layman, b. 09 Feb 1868 in Marion Co., WV; d.
1944 in Harrison Co., WV
..+Harriet Ashcraft. b. 18 Jan 1871 in West Virginia; d. 07 Mar 1956
in Preston Co., WV
.5. William Charles Henry Layman, b. 11 Feb 1892 in Taylor Co.,
WV; d. 23 Apr 1962 in Harrison Co., WV
.+Frankie Elizabeth Rush. b. 03 Jan 1893 in Taylor Co., WV; d.
Dec 1978 in Harrison Co., WV
6.William R. Layman, b. 25 Oct 1916 in Taylor Co., WV; d. 07
Mar 1996 in Anne Arundel Co., MD. Participant 151 descends from
A descendant of Jacob Lehman who lived in
Pennsylvania and was
b. abt. 1787 produced this result. In this FTDNA expansion of an early ten-marker test, he generates a Y-chromosome line which differs from the foregoing
Test 83 by only two changes in 37 markers, giving rise to the probability of a common
ancestor after immigration. He may be a brother to the Gen 1 John of Tests
83 and 151. With Test 151 we have 67 markers to compare and we have a
better than even probability of a common ancestor within nine generations.
It all suggests that the immigrant is one of those chronicled in Ch. 17 of
..1. Jacob Lehman, b. abt. 1787; d. in Pennsylvania
.2. Henry Lehman, b. abt. 1839 in Cumberland Co., PA
3. Clarence O. Lehman, b. 1883 in Cumberland Co.
..4. John L. Lehman, b. abt. 1920 in Franklin Co., PA
c A participant who is a citizen and resident of Australia relates that his family tradition is that his ancestors were French Huguenot watch-makers who immigrated to England from France. This genetic signature does not resemble any other result to date except
# 45, above, differing by one change in 10 markers. A more
comprehensive test is needed.
..1. Henry Lemons, b. Moorgate, Middlesex, England, abt. 1772
.2. Henry Lemmon, b. 1802 in Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England; d. 1868 in
Pancras, Middlesex, England
3. Henry Temple Lemmon, b. 1845 in Pancras; d. 1923 in Tooting, Surry, England.
..4. Henry Charles Lemmon, b. 1874
Tests 52 and 84, at the nine common markers, exhibit a difference of
one change at a single marker.
Test 146 differs from Test 139 by only 3 changes at 37 markers. What this tells us is that, as we had
previously speculated but was unproven, Anderson was a descendant
or otherwise a relative of Mordecai Lamons. The Haplogroup is R-M512.
Test 52 and 139
These participants are descendants of Mordecai Lamons. Mordecai was the son of John Lamons, who executed his will in Robeson Co., NC on 21
Nov 1790. The family is said to have come to the New World from Scotland. The line of descent
of Participant 52 was not provided.
..1. John Lamans, b. abt. 1740; d. aft. 7 Apr 1792 in Robeson Co., NC
.2. Mordecai Lamons, b. abt. 1775; d. 1841 in Morgan Co., AL
.+ Mary Black, b. abt. 1777; d. 1860
3. Peter Jackson Lamons, b. 1812
+ Sarah West, b. 1815; d. 1902
..4. John Wesley William Lamons, b. 13 Dec 1840 in Morgan Co., AL
..+Rebecca Ann Stree, b. 16 Mar 1864; m. 05 May 1878 in Howell Co., MO
.5. Orville Lamons, b. abt. 1885
6. Merle Franklin Lamons, b. 24 Sep 1917 in
Oklahoma; d. 24 Nov 1988 in San Bernadino Co., CA. Participant 139
descends from Merle.
Test 84 and 146
The lineage of these participants has been traced as follows;
..1. Anderson Leamon, b. abt. 1826 in Tennessee
..+Patsy Garner, b. abt. 1828; m. 1845
.2. Samuel Thomas Leamon, b. Aug 1846 in Murray Co., GA; d. 1916 in
McMinn Co., TN
3. Tobe Charles Leamon, b. 06 Mar 1887 in Bradley Co., TN; d. 08 Mar
1972 in Jefferson Co., AL
..4. Charles Lowell Leamon, b. 06 Nov 1913 in
Bradley Co., TN; d. 15 Feb 1980 in Jefferson Co., AL. Participant 146
descends from Charles.
....2. William Harrison Leamon, b. 09 Mar 1853 in Hamilton Co., TN; d. 11 Oct 1915 in Hamilton
.+Elizabeth Bessie Morgan, b. 23 Oct 1854 in Hamilton Co.; d. 29 Mar 1943 in Hamilton
3. James Alfred Leamon, b. 05 Mar 1875 in Hamilton Co.; d. 08 Sep 1950 in Hamilton
+Martha Isabella Coker, b. 06 Jan 1876 in Arkansas; d. 18 Jul 1976 in Hamilton Co., TN
........4. William Hamilton Leamon, b. 10 Aug 1900 in Hamilton Co.; d.
16 Feb 1978 in Hamilton Co.
..+Thelma Johnson, b. 19 Aug 1906 in Tennessee
.5. James Ralph Leamon, b. 23 Apr 1924 in Hamilton Co.; d. 29 Aug 1986 in Hamilton
.+Edith Harmon, b. 14 Dec 1926. Participant 84 descends from
James and Edith.
Information was compiled and edited by Earl R. Layman, email@example.com,
2525 Lakefront Dr., Knoxville, TN 37922. revised 17 Jun 2017.