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Jews and Muslims in British Colonial America: A Genealogical History

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Lyndsey
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Jews and Muslims in British Colonial America: A Genealogical History

Postby Lyndsey » Thu Mar 07, 2019 5:49 am

Much gratitude to Dr Yates and Dr Elizabeth Caldwell Hirschman for writing this incredible and much informative book!

I'll try to give the short version of my story: While doing my genealogy on my paternal line, I had noticed SEVERAL IRISH QUAKERS and they were all emigrating to Pennsylvania. I was looking for my Jewish Ancestors because of my DNA results being Jewish II and Jewish III. Why was I finding all these IRISH QUAKERS!

Ok, so fast forward, the book mentioned above caught my attention and I decided to get it. I noticed a chapter on IRISH QUAKERS in PENNSYLVANIA! This was the very first chapter I read and before I finished I was stunned. My IRISH QUAKERS were JEWS!

They were incognito Jews under cover aka Crypto-Jews, in the guise of Quakers!! I went back to my genealogy and started looking more closely at the given names and surnames, I.e Barak, Maria, Fisher, Butler, and the names given to their children, I.e Isaac, Jacob, Rachel, Sarah, Rebekah, some of whom married Enos Ellis and Solomon Hoge, to name a few, just as Dr Yates and Dr Hirschman pointed out in their book and lo and behold there they were, hiding in plain site! I was so excited I quickly emailed Dr Yates and shared with him what I had found including some pictures of the names of my ancestors from their Quaker records.

Dr Yates replied that I had hit "pay dirt" and indeed it was!

Does anyone else have any Quaker Jews hiding in their family tree? :)

emmdee2
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Re: Jews and Muslims in British Colonial America: A Genealogical History

Postby emmdee2 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 4:23 am

I am reading the book, still looking around and trying to complete my genealogy. I had one Jewish III and two Jewish IV markers so I think those tend more to Turkish or middle eastern? My sister not done this test but she has shown Ashkenazi Jewish on some tests.

Marcia

Lyndsey
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Re: Jews and Muslims in British Colonial America: A Genealogical History

Postby Lyndsey » Fri Mar 08, 2019 9:34 pm

Hi Marcia,

I think you’ll enjoy the book. These books written by Dr Yates and Elizabeth Hirschman are answering a lot of questions and help put the pieces of the genetic and genealogy puzzle together.

emmdee2
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Re: Jews and Muslims in British Colonial America: A Genealogical History

Postby emmdee2 » Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:30 am

Hi Lindsey.

It is interesting. A direct relative is named among possible Maryland crypto Jews or Muslims. Elias Amos Veatch is my 4th Great Grandfather. The name is different and is variant of French for cow Vache, which the Spanish Vaca/Baca is said to be crypto Jewish. Still I think more likely his wife last name Brown and her family seem more likely from the given names.


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