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  • Betty Jane Lomax (c.1790 - aft.1830)
    Evonne Carlson suggested she might be the same person as Elizabeth Craig , sister of Larkin Craig who was an early settler in Callaway County, Missouri. If she was an Allen, (her brother?) Bethel All...
  • Rachel Jane H. Horne (1847 - 1932)
    Rachel (Roberson) Horn (1847-1932). She was apparently named for her mother's sister Rachel Lomax . She was born 13 July 1847. Her aunt Rachel was married a week later, on 22 July 1847. Rachel's gran...
  • Elizabeth Morris (c.1780 - c.1872)
  • Frances L Melton (1824 - 1878)
  • Elizabeth Cooke (c.1647 - 1735)

For people who have tested and are assigned the maternal haplogroup J1c8 or who are believed to have had that maternal haplogroup based on descendants tested.

Defining Mutations

  • Coding mutation 10084


Haplogroup J has an estimated age of about 45,000 years. In his popular book The Seven Daughters of Eve, Bryan Sykes named the originator of this mtDNA haplogroup Jasmine.


Haplogroup J (along with ‘T’) is associated with the spread of farming and herding in Europe during the Neolithic Era (8,000-10,000 yrs ago).

The average frequency of J Haplogroup as a whole is highest in the Near East (12%) followed by Europe (11%), Caucasus (8%) and North Africa (6%).

Subclades of J

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To participate in this project, join or follow the project, add your oldest known ancestor who belonged to this haplogroup. The profile must be set to public in order to add it.