Charles Gauterot: Birth: ABT 1661.
Note: Other researchers claim she was born in France, which doesn't make sense if she was the child of a Frenchmen and an Indian woman. Her husband was born in France.
Her death date generally seems to be given as 1687, but I've seen it as late as 1693.
following from Lucie LeBlanc Consentino web-site:
"Information herein has been provided, courtesy of Michele Doucette
Matrilineality is a system in which one belongs to one�s mother�s lineage. A matriline is a line of descent from a female ancestor to a descendant in which the individuals in all intervening generations are female. Such can be traced both maternally as well as paternally. However, the uterine ancestry of an individual is a person�s pure female ancestry, meaning a matriline leading from a female ancestor to that individual (from mother to daughter to daughter to daughter to daughter). The fact that mitochondrial DNA (also known as mtDNA) is maternally inherited enables matrilineal lines of individuals to be traced through genetic analysis.
Quite a mouthful to have to ingest, isn't it?
In keeping with Edm�e LeJeune, my 10TH G Grandmother, many people had hoped for the possibility that someone with a direct matrilineal line of descent would step up to the plate for the respective mtDNA test. Believe you me, no one was more shocked than myself upon realizing that I descend from this woman in such a fashion. Given that there has existed much speculation as to Edm�e's ancestral roots (Native versus European), it was an honor to be able to participate in such an important project in order to prove and/or disprove the key ancestry of this very woman.
My mtDNA kit was received in Houston, Texas, on October 31, 2006, Samhain eve, a date which I felt to be significantly fitting. It has been believed, by the Celts, that Samhain marks one of the two great doorways of the Celtic year, with some believing that Samhain was the more important festival, marking the beginning of a whole new cycle, for it was understood that in dark silence comes whisperings of new beginnings, the stirring of the seed below the ground. New beginnings. This is what I felt would be uncovered in discovering the direct mtDNA linkage shared that with Edm�e LeJeune.
Results were published on the Family Tree DNA site on November 30, 2006.
Kit No.: 73923 Haplogroup: U6a HVR1: 16172C, 16219G, 16278T HVR2: Not Tested The mitochondrial super-haplogroup U encompasses haplogroups U1 to U7 as well as haplogroup K.
Haplogroup U6 is among the oldest of the U haplogroups with an origin approximately 50,000 years ago. It is a rare, but ancient haplogroup, and individuals bearing this lineage out of the Near East may have encountered Neanderthals as they moved around what is now the southern Mediterranean basin. In modern populations, it is found at highest frequency in Berber-speaking populations of North Africa and the Canary Islands. Its presence in Portugal and Spain is the result of recent admixture most likely related to the Moorish occupation of Iberia.
How does one respond to this news? I feel as if suspended in a daze of sorts to discover that I am part of a rare and ancient haplogroup, among the oldest of the U groups. I find this all absolutely fascinating, but I really do not understand it.
In attempting to locate information, courtesy of the Internet, I was quick to discover that in 2001, Dr. Bryan Sykes, a Professor at the University of Oxford in England, published his first edition of The Seven Daughters of Eve. The seven daughters he identified were Ursula, Jasmine, Tara, Helena, Xenia, Katrine, and Velda.
Dr. Sykes and other anthropologists found from DNA-based studies of mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA), that over 95% of modern day Europeans possess mtDNA that directly descends from one of these seven founding mothers of Europ
Shortly after publishing his book, Dr. Sykes began a company called Oxford Ancestors in England, that tested mtDNA for interested people, to determine from which founding mother of Europe they descend.
As other DNA-testing companies arose and more people were tested, the general public became aware that anthropologists communicated their mtDNA data using a letter/number-based nomenclature for mtDNA haplogroups. Thus, for example, it became clear that Clan Velda, in keeping with the research of Dr. Sykes, correlated to mtDNA haplogroup V, Jasmine correlated to J, Xenia correlated to X, Tara to T, Helena to H, and Katrine to K. However, for those not testing through Oxford Ancestors, it was unclear which mtDNA haplogroup correlated to Clan Ursula.
Dr. Brian Hamman, not connected to Oxford Ancestors, stated that after receiving his mtDNA results from Family Tree DNA (U5a1), the same organization that I have been corresponding with regarding my own mtDNA, he began looking into the scientific literature to see how U5 correlated to Ursula. What he found was that U5 was the first subgroup of the mtDNA haplogroup U, to enter Europe. Since Dr. Sykes stated in his book that Ursula was the first mtDNA Clan to enter Europe, it made sense to Brian that U5 = Ursula. He later contacted Oxford Ancestors and they were able to clarify this issue for him (as can be seen immediately below).
Dear Dr Hamman, Thank you for your e-mail. We have no objection to you having your own website and wish you luck with your project.
In reply to your query it must be remembered that the clans and clades are not exactly the same, as different data sets have been used to form these groups. However the main clades, which Oxford Ancestors term as clans, that have been given names, such as Helena by Professor Sykes, are the same, i.e. Helena = clade H.
Broadly speaking, the following clans and clades are similar although not exactly the same:
U1 - Una U2 - Uta U3 - Uma U4 - Ulrike U5 - Ursula U6 - Ulla U7 - Ulaana
Groups U1 to U7, along with K (Katrine) all share a common maternal ancestor. The use of the U5 = Ursula link is copyrighted to Professor Sykes and Oxford Ancestors has a global exclusive licence to use this. Providing you reference both the company and Professor Sykes on your web site there is no problem with you using it. I hope this helps.
Marie Kitchin, Senior Scientific Officer, Oxford Ancestors
Interestingly enough, although not a direct matriline relationship, Catherine LeJeune, sister to Edm�e, is my maternal 9TH G Grandmother. Even more so, my paternal matriline of descent goes back to Catherine LeJeune, where, in this case, she is my 8TH G Grandmother. Had my father been alive, he could well have participated in such a DNA undertaking."
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