Saturday, January 10, 2015
The McCain family DNA project is seeking Waxhaw North Carolina origin McCains to participate in DNA testing. The project is using Y chromosome DNA testing and results to organize the family's history from the immigrant ancestor to the present. This McCain family descends from two McKean brothers, Alexander and Hugh, that settled in the Donegal township of the PA colony circa 1719-1721. The project needs more Waxhaw McCains to determine whether the branch descends from Alexander or Hugh McKean. The current data suggests it was from Alexander McKean through his son Alexander McKean II who lived in the southern part of the Marsh Creek settlement, just south of the Pennsylvania border, in north Maryland.