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FTDNA - n7586


Genealogy Report




1.  Your kit number __N7586____________________

2.  Your name _LIVING______


3.  Why did you join the Lost Colony project?


Eastern North Carolina and Indian Ancestry


4.  How is your Y-line DNA line connected to the colonists, the surnames, Native people or the location?


Aleda Bunch coordinates the research for the David Bunch line of Bunch ancestry in North Carolina.  She does not know for sure whether or not it will be connected to the colonists.  She is certain that it has some Native American ancestry.  She believes that both the Bunch and the related Pierce line could be somehow connected to the colonists as could a King line that she has been unable to trace so far.



The 3 sections of the website are divided into genealogy, research and history.


Genealogy – typically this would be the specific genealogy of the line listed here on the site….so the mtdna for you. 


I am including a mini-genealogy form below for you to complete which should help you to document your maternal ancestry.  Alternatively, you can upload a gedcom to either your personal results page at Family Tree DNA or mitosearch and let us know that you have done so.


5.  Please provide a brief writeup (2 paragraphs to one page in length) on your line!  

The maternal line is definitely not connected to the Lost Colony.  The paternal line might be.  DNA testing indicates some Native American ancestry.  Some of this can be accounted for in the paternal grandmother’s line.  The rest of it probably relates to the paternal grandfather’s (Bunch) line.  We believe that at least some of the unknown Bunch wives had Native American ancestry.  The paternal great great grandmother was Winifred Pierce, daughter of John Pierce.  John Pierce came from Chowan County North Carolina to Edgefield or McCormick County, South Carolina.  John Pierce’s ancestry is still unknown but could have been related to the Lost Colony.


6.  Mini-Genealogy From Participant to Oldest Ancestor (complete form below)


Completing the form below, enter the current generation’s name in line 1 and add each generation on subsequent lines through your oldest ancestor.  You don’t need to provide personal info for living individuals, just a placeholder name. 



Ancestor’s Birth Name

Birth Date

Death Date

Birth Location

Death Location

Other Residence

Spouses Name with Birth-Death Info




Tillman Tenney Bunch

13 Dec 1913

2 July 1963

Spartanburg, SC


Baltimore, MD


Frances Snowden Ehlen


Tillman Mealing Bunch

30 Dec 1882

30 Nov 1926


Atlanta, GA


Aleda K Tenney


George Austin Bunch

7 Nov 1853

9 May 1925


Augusta, GA


Margaret Melona Tillman


John Frederick Bunch

11 Sept 1825

31 Jan 1876




Anne Elizabeth Mealing


David Bunch

3 Aug 1787

26 Oct 1853

Bertie, NC



Winifred Pierce, (father John Pierce from Chowan, NC)



Frederick Bunch


Abt 1810


Bertie, NC




Jeremiah Bunch


Abt 1796


Bertie, NC




Henry Bunch


Abt 1775


Bertie, NC





















































7.  Do you have a family website that includes this line?  If so, please provide the link.




Research – this would include such items as papers you’ve written about the family, deeds you’ve extracted, or other things relevant to your particular line.


8.  Do you have research items to contribute?  If so, paste here or send separately.

Not at this time.



History – this would include any general history of the area or a tribe or something not included above.




9.  Do you have history to share?  If so, paste here or send separately.


Not at this time although Henry Bunch and Jeremiah Bunch were referred to somewhere as “Saponi Indians.”


10.  Are you willing to have your e-mail address and first name listed as a contact for your kit?  If so, what is the e-mail you want listed?

The contact email for the kit should be




11.  Are you willing to be a coordinator or resource for any of the Lost Colony surnames?  If so, which ones?

Not yet due to health problems.


Thank you very much,


Roberta Estes

Lost Colony Project Volunteer Administrator




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