Tuesday, November 17, 2015

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Tweedys in Scotland and Ireland

We need Tweedys (by any spelling) to participate in DNA testing.  Our goals are to locate the Tweedy family in Scotland and Ireland and reconnect with our kinsmen there.  We have five or six Tweedys that have DNA tested to date and two paternal lines have turned up in the tests. 

We urge Tweedy men to do the Y chromosome DNA test and men and women with Tweedy ancestry to do the Autosomal DNA test.  Only Tweedy men may do the Y-DNA test because the Y-chromosome is only passed from father to son.  We use Family Tree DNA labs for our testing. 

Link to lab:  Family Tree DNA

We urge Tweedy men to do either the 67 or 111 level paternal Y-DNA test. 

Wednesday, January 21, 2015

The Scots-Irish: Scots-Irish Books

The Scots-Irish: Scots-Irish Books: Three centuries of life in a Tyrone parish. A history of Donagheady from 1600 to 1900, by William Roulston (USD $ 12.95) Format Ebook.  ...

Tweedy DNA update

Above, a graphic of the I-M253 haplogroup.  The Tweedys of southern Illinois, the Ozark and Ouachita Mountains, California and the Carolinas.

Above, a graphic of the R-U152 haplogroup.  The Tweedys of Virgina, West Virginia.

Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Bob Tweedie

Bob Tweedie has a book out, here is the link to a article on his work:  Events

Friday, October 3, 2014

William George Tweedy and the Arkansas Tweedys

William George Tweedy was a son of John Tweedy and Mary Craft. He married Sarah Hill on 4 November 1835.  He moved to Madison County Arkansas. 

1 George Washington Tweedy
children of: Ann Tweedy, James Tweedy
2 Abagill Ruth Tweedy
3 Caroline Tweedy
4 S Tweedy
5 Gracy Tweedy

Anyone having more of this family please sent it to me.

Related is a group of Tweedys that served in the Confederate army in Arkansas:

RA Tweedy 38th Infantry
John W Tweedy 38th Infantry
RC Tweedy 15th Infantry
Robert Tweedy 7th Infantry (age 19)
J S Tweedy 47th Cav, 48th Cav, Anderson's Battalion, Carlton's Cavalry (age 19)
R A Tweedy 7th Infantry

I think the Robert Tweedy above is 'Captain Robert C Tweedy' 7th militia regiment, volunteer company cavalry, from Franklin, AR.

Anyone who knows the line of these men please contact me.

Monday, September 1, 2014

McCain's Corner: DNA Genetic Genealogy Sale

McCain's Corner: DNA Genetic Genealogy Sale: All the DNA projects I administer and assist with, use Family Tree DNA labs in Houston, Texas.  Why?  Well, they are the best, they have the...

Monday, March 18, 2013

James Monroe Tweedy Descendants

James Jacob Tweedy and family
Above is a family photo of James Jacob Tweedy, his wife Martha Isabelle Morgan.  James was born in 1871 the son of Isaac Tweedy the son of James Monroe Tweedy. 

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Tweedy Hunting Party 1920s

The Tweedy lads, with my grandfather, Leslie McCain (in the middle) on a hunting party, Madison County, Mississippi, circa mid 1920s.

Sunday, January 6, 2013

Robert Tweedy

Robert Tweedy is a son of John Tweedy and Mary Craft of Union County, Illinois, i.e. one of our southern Illinois Tweedys.  Names below linked to website with more data.  Robert is a much used forename among the Tweedys, so we of course have many Robert Tweedys.  This particular one was an early settler in the Ozarks, but that not being adventure enough for him, he travelled the Sante Fe Trail and settled in southern California, one of the first Anglo-Celtic families to do so. Well done.

Children of Robert Tweedy, Sr. and Mary Elizabeth Holyfield are: 
  1. John Tweedy, b. Abt. 1840, Conway Co., ARK, d. July 24, 1893.
  2. James M Tweedy, b. Abt. 1842, Conway Co., ARK, d. Abt. 1932.
  3. Jackson Tweedy, b. Abt. 1844, d. date unknown.
  4. George Washington Tweedy, b. January 13, 1844, Conway Co., ARK, d. May 26, 1908, Elsinor, Riverside Co., CA.
  5. Lorenzo Dow Tweedy, b. October 02, 1850, Conway Co., ARK, d. date unknown.
  6. Thomas Alexander Tweedy, b. Abt. 1856, El Monte, LA, CA, d. date unknown.
  7. William Tweedy, b. November 21, 1857, d. July 02, 1889.
  8. +Robert Tweedy, Jr., b. July 03, 1858, El Monte, LA, CA, d. August 20, 1943, Van Nuys, LA, CA.
  9. Mary E Tweedy, b. Abt. March 1866, d. February 01, 1935, Hollywood, LA Co., Los Angeles, CA.

Friday, December 28, 2012

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Sunday, November 11, 2012

Southern Illinois Tweedy Photos

A note to one and all.... I have hundreds of photos from southern Illinois Tweedys taken mid 1800s into the 1920s.  I will post more as I can.  Anyone that has more information about any of the families that appear in the photos, do please contact me so that we might bring all up to date and possibly help other Tweedys out there seeking their family lore and history. I have several candid photos, people sight seeing, with farm animals, walking, enjoying the snow, etc., will get to those when I can.

Barry R McCain (my grandmother Sarah Pearl Tweedy)

J F Tweedy and Family

Gertrude McCann and Hope

(note this is likely Gertrude McCann, not Grace as I originally thought, refer to comments below for clarification).

I believe this is Grace McCann and her daughter Hope.  Grace was a cousin to the Tweedys, or her maiden name may have been Tweedy.  I must research this more and get back with everyone.

Olive May Tweedy Née Parmly

This photos are all on metal plates and have deteriorated and have some rust, etc.  I have four or five old Tweedy photos on metal plates, amazing they are still around considering they have been in the very hot and humid South.