Saturday, January 10, 2015

Waxhall North Carolina McCains

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. 


Anonymous said...

I am, as far as the family can determine, a descendent of Hugh McCain, Waxhaw. How can I participate. When my father was alive, he participated in a McCain DNA project that placed the family in Ulster.

Mark F. McCain

Anonymous said...


I am a descendent of said Hugh McCain from Waxhaw, NC. I read that women can't participate in the Y Chromosome DNA testing specifically (although I have been looking into other programs that I might be able to do).

I want to get more in-depth research on my family roots, and I would love more information on this project. If I can offer any clues with what I know, I'd be happy to share some of my family tree/history.

Lauren McCain

Rick McCain said...

I am also from the Waxhaw, NC McCains.
Let me know how to help.
Rick McCain