Julia Fleming's Mitochondrial DNAJulia Fleming was born 31 Mar 1752 and died 28 Nov 1823. She married Church Ballentine (1752-1804) on September 5, 1782, in Southampton County, Virginia. This page traces descendants through her daughters.
Mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) is inherited from mother to child. Men have mtDNA, which they inherit from their mothers, but they don't pass it on to the next generation. Mutations in this DNA are rare, and it has therefore been used extensively to trace ancient migrations of populations, thousands of years ago. In general, it's less useful for genealogy than the more rapidly mutating Y-DNA, but there is still some information to be gained from it.
Julia Fleming is my earliest known female-line ancestor, so I have her mitochondrial DNA. Her mother, whoever she might have been, also had the same mtDNA sequence, and her mother's mother, and so on back. People who have exactly the same sequence are therefore related through their female ancestors, but the most recent common ancestor could be hundreds or even a few thousand years ago.
Since I've had my complete mtDNA sequence done, I think it's worthwhile offering this information to other female line cousins. On this page, I present what I know about Julia's female-line descendants. In contrast to my other genealogy pages, where I follow a single surname, here I trace only the daughters in each generation. I don't list sons, or daughters who I know died in childhood, and I have omitted 20th century descendants for privacy reasons. Please contact me if you're one of my mtDNA cousins, or if you can add any information.
I have solid data for most of Margaret Ballentine Cuthrell's descendants. My information on descendants of her sister Ann Ballentine Hobday comes mainly from on-line sources and has not been verified.
First GenerationDaughters of Julia Fleming and Church Ballentine
Margaret Ballentine (1783-1868) m. 1) Jesse Sikes (no known children), 2) Maximilian Cuthrell
Mary Ballentine (1789-1815). So far as I know, she did not marry.
Ann Ballentine (1794-?) m. William Howard Hobday
Second GenerationDaughters of Margaret Ballentine and Maximilian Cuthrell
Margaret Ann Cuthrell (1818-1910) m. 1) John Hudson Chinn, 2) James Nathaniel Brock
Eliza Frances Cuthrell (1825-) m. Josiah McCoy
Daughters of Ann Ballentine and William Howard Hobday
Third GenerationDaughters of Margaret Ann Cuthrell and John Hudson Chinn
Elizabeth Virginia Chinn (1840-1915) m. Samuel T. Naylor
Mary Eliza Chinn (1842-1917) m. William Lafayette Brown
Daughters of Margaret Ann Cuthrell and James Nathaniel Brock
Daughter of Eliza Frances Cuthrell and Josiah McCoy
Daughters of Mildred Frances Hobday and James William Fleming
Daughter of Mary Elizabeth Hobday and James W. Cluverius
Daughters of Malvina Greene Hobday and William H. Williams
Daughters of Emeline Matilda Hobday and John Randolph Cutchin
Fourth GenerationDaughters of Elizabeth Virginia Chinn and Samuel T. Naylor
Belzora F. Naylor (1861-?) m. Thomas L. Clingman
Marion A. Naylor (1868-1908) m. Lewis K. Smith
Margaret S. Naylor (1868-1920) m. Thomas Wharton Griffith
Viola Maud Naylor (1873-?) m. 1) James A. Taylor, 2) George E. Neis
Cora E. Naylor (1875-?) m. Robert Oscar Lyon
Abbey Georgetta Naylor (1877-?) m. John Monroe Beauchamp
Nell Florence Naylor (1878-?) did not marry
Martha Rose Naylor (1884-ca. 1913) m. Bert Trimble
Daughters of Mary Eliza Chinn and William Lafayette Brown
Daughters of Margaret Maria Brock and Charles Alexander Hartman
Daughters of Emma Louise Brock and Richard Clingman Brown
Daughters of Virginia Frances Fleming and George William Moore
Daughters of Annie Mildred Fleming and Charles Thomas Moore
Daughters of Lucy Olivia Fleming and Samuel L. Riley
Daughters of Frances Ann Williams and Joel Thomas
Daughter of Alice L. Cutchin and ?? Hart
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