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  • Elizabeth P. Hopper (1818 - 1892)
    Elizabeth or Betsy P. Lamb Hopper, daughter of John Lamb and Mary Clayton and wife of William C. Hopper. Elizabeth P. Lamb and William C. Hopper were married 28 Jul 1838 in Gallatin County, Illinois. ...
  • Elizabeth Jane "Sissy" Howton (1841 - 1909)
    Sources Maternal Haplogroup D A Grave Memorial# 64551931
  • Mary Lamb (1797 - 1864)
    notes Maternal Hapolgroup D Links on tombstone: Remember me as you pass by, As you are now, so once was I, As I am now, so you must be, Prepare for death and follow me.Mary Clayton Lamb w...
  • Phebe Clayton (deceased)
    Married Moses Clayton 1775 –  Children Jesse James Clayton 1793 – 1850 Mary Polly Clayton 1797 – 1864 Notes Maternal Haplogroup D. This is the "first known" ancestress based on te...

Defining Mutations

  • Coding mutations 4883, 5178A
  • HVR mutation 16362


Haplogroup D is believed to have arisen in Asia some 48,000 years before present. It is a descendant haplogroup of haplogroup M.


Haplogroup D is found in Northeast Asia (including Siberia). Its subclade D1 (along with D2 and D4) is one of five haplogroups found in the indigenous peoples of the Americas, the others being A, B, C, and X.

Haplogroup D is also found quite frequently in Central Asia, where it makes up the second most common mtDNA clade (after H). Haplogroup D also appears at a low frequency in eastern Europe and southwestern Asia.

Subclades of D

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