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Matrilineal Clan of Katrine (mtDNA haplogroup K)

 

Matrilineal Clan of Katrine (mtDNA haplogroup K)
Quinn Donnelly, Bridgette Donnelly, Sharlotte Neely Donnelly, Kathleen Bell Neely, Nevada McClelland Bell, Manie Glisson McClelland, Pollie Strickland Glisson, Delilah Futch Strickland, Elizabeth (maiden name unknown) Fuchs, all their siblings, and on back through a direct female line, are all of the matrilineal clan of “Katrine” (mtDNA haplogroup K). DNA matriline testing reveals that is the same matrilineal clan the 5,000-year-old “Ice Man” found in the Alps is from. Katrine was one of seven women from whom almost everyone of European ancestry is descended. Katrine lived about 15,000 years ago on the southern slopes of the Alps in northern Italy near present-day Venice. Her people were hunters who lived on ibex and chamois and supplemented their diet with roots and small mammals. About 10% of people of European ancestry are descended from Katrine. Bridgette’s father, Thomas Christian Donnelly, his mother Mary Stauber Donnelly, Christine Simon Stauber, Apollonia Hoffmann Seimon, Maria Schneider Hoffmann, all their siblings, and on back through a direct female line, are all of the clan of "Ursula" (mtDNA haplogroup U). Ursula lived about 45,000 years ago in what is now northern Greece near present-day Delphi. Ursula hunted with sophisticated stone tools. Her clan displaced the Neanderthal humans. Some of the earliest cave art was done by the clan of Ursula. About 11% of people of European ancestry are descended from Ursula. Bridgette's maternal grandfather Joseph Bowden Neely, Jr., his mother Nettie King Neely Riley, Margret Edwards King, Jane Phillips Edwards, all their siblings, and on back through a direct female line, are all of the clan of "Helena" (mtDNA haplogroup H) who lived 20,000 years ago in the Dordogne region of southwest France near the present city of Perpignan on the Mediterranean, gathering oysters and hunting. Helena also includes Bridgette's paternal grandfather Thomas Meiners Donnelly.

 
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