Banks families within Haplogroup R1b1a2a1a1b3a5a
common ancestor in western Europe in pre-Christian era
Men in the R1b1a2a1a1b3a5a subgroup are all descended from a man who developed the L159.2 mutation as
found on the Y-chromsome.
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One Banks family identified so far within this subhaplogroup
Descendants of David Banks, b. 1802, Virginia. Descendants primarily
in Coffee Co., Tennessee
While the participant here has not tested for the R1b category, several persons very close to his marker
values above was found to have L159.2. So there is little doubt this is the category to which all belong.
There are persons with the surnames of Barber, Beatty and Dooley who have marker values extremely
close to the participant here. Information about these other men is very hard to find, but the common
ancestor surely lived within the last 500 years and probably more recently than that. Either the Bankses
here are descended from these other families or vice versa. The much larger number of men with these
other surnames suggests the Banks family may have been adopted from one of these families.
Participant 215109's pedigree
David Banks, b. 1802 Virginia, d. 1880
John Oliver Banks, b. 1834, TN, d. 1897 resident of Coffee Co., Tennessee
George Henry Banks, b. 1870, Coffee Co., Tenn, d. 1945, Hobbs, NM
Edgar Neff Banks, b. 1912, Coffee Co., Tenn., d. 1976, Indez, NM