About Matthew Gregory Cox
I am a database developer, born in Houston, TX but raised in NC. I currently reside in New York City. I joined Geni in December, 2011. So far I've entered about 1300 profiles on Geni, 95% of who are my direct ancestors. I currently have roughly 82,000 total ancestors, and over 1200 direct ancestors at 10 generations back, giving me one of the most complete trees on Geni.com.
The source of the information is from either my uncles genealogy project from 1960s, or else my own personal research, via census, death certs, history books, family bibles, graveyards, and other genealogy sites such as family search.
I did a moderate amount of work to validate the research that I have done but am not a professional genealogist. Please do not merge anything if its not correct, Note: only working on portions of tree below my 7th/8th grandparents. The earlier the generation, the more suspect the connection might be.
Y-DNA string is R1b1b2a1a2f2 a common DNA profile in northern Ireland and Scotland (although direct male line is supposed to have been from western England). Popular literature states that Y-DNA string R1b1b2a1a2f2 indicates a descendant of King Niall from Northern Ireland but it is also a possibility that this DNA string was in England about 500 years before King Niall took power.
I am mostly of English descent, approximately 60-65%% and northern Irish/Scottish descent approx 20-25%, with some German, Irish Republic, Welsh, French, Dutch, and Swedish -about 10%. Some of my ancestry is unknown at the moment.
A few interesting facts about my family that I've learned - my ancestors are from all 13 original colonies and are spread out across the northeastern and southern parts of the US including Texas; the largest # were from Virginia and Massachusetts; the Irish and German ancestors are proving to be the hardest to research as well as some deep southern, rural branches, while the Northeastern branches are the most well-documented.
A few websites of interest: