Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Analyze Your 3rd Great-Grandparents AncestryDNA ThruLlines

It’s Saturday night mid-way through September and it’s time for Randy Seaver’s Saturday Night Genealogy Fun on Genea-Musings.

This week’s challenge isn’t one that I’ve done much with:

1)  If you have AncestryDNA ThruLines results, which set of 3rd great-grandparents has the most ThruLines? [Note:  Go to home age, then “DNA” tab, then “ThruLines” tab and run your mouse over each of your ancestors to see the number of ThruLines for each ancestor].  Analyze your ThruLines from these ancestors.  Are they all “correct?”  
[If you don’t have AncestryDNA, but have another DNA test provider, analyze those results for your 3rd great-grandparents.]
I logged into AncestryDNA. Most of my 3X greats match numbers range from 0-25. However, I chose to look at Abigail Carlisle, who has 17 matches.
Abigail Carlisle married Israel Hicks in 1819 as his second wife. Here are the ThruLines:
In the top image, Mariner Corey Hicks and Harris Hicks are not Abigail’s children, nor is Manfred Levi Hicks on the right.  first, Mariner is the son of Israel’s first wife, Mary Elizabeth Wry, but I’ve never seen a document giving him a middle name. someone has added that detail on their own and I doubt that it’s correct.
Second, Harris Hicks seems to be an imaginary person. David Harris Hicks, son of Israel and Abigail, was born in 1829 and is buried with his sister Elida’s family in Meddybemps, Washington, Maine. He died on 27 September 1853 and I’ve visited this cemetery in person.
There is a second Harris M. Hicks in a collateral line, but he was born in 1863 and died on 24 December 1884 in Bangor, Penobscot, Maine.
The third line to evaluate is that of Manford Levi Hicks. I have no idea who is parents were, but he ended up emigrating from new Brunswick, Canada to Washington in 1900 and died on 5 January 1906, after hit by a falling tree, in Ashland, Jackson, Oregon, where his obituary was published.
Online trees name his parents as Israel and Abigail Hicks as his parents, with no sources cited and, while I have no idea who his parents were, Israel died in 1835 and Manfred Levi is consistently reported with a birth year about 1839.
Someone posted a photo of “Miss Caraline” “mother of M.L. Hicks” and linked her to Israel Hicks, but that’s not correct.
I also don’t see any way to remove the “Evaluate” link. When I click, it only gives me an option to add someone’s unsourced tree.
Interesting activity this week. Thank you, Randy.

One thought on “Saturday Night Genealogy Fun: Analyze Your 3rd Great-Grandparents AncestryDNA ThruLlines”

  1. That’s a bummer that you cannot indicate the “hint” is wrong. I tried to use the evaluate button, too, and all I got was other trees, no sources. That’s why I only look at trees but not interact with them.

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