I've been researching my maternal GG Grandmother, Martha Cook b. 1831 GA d. 1894 Poinsett Co., AR who m. John aka James P. Phillips.
When I did my mtDNA, I got a Haplotype of U5 - rather rare from the Near East originially & 60,000 years old of the Ursala Clan. I have one other match who chose to not identify herself - frustrating to say the least. We are directly related and I can't contact her. I was looking for an A - B - C - D or X Haplotype/NA as my Grandmother is Native American. Not understanding how this could be, I've tried to get further information.
Tonight I was reading a study of Haps. for Southeastern US. Since so many U5 participants report Cherokee blood lines or suspected Cherokee ancestors, the U5 mtDNA site has also been looking at this.
At any rate, the study/article I read indicated that a mtDNA Bottleneck is suspected to have happened where it is possible that some U5's may be NA, especially Cherokees. This article also stated that the Cherokee may have originated in the Ohio VAlley and Michigan but moved to the Southeastern areas very early on. If you're interested, just google the U5 mtDNA Project. The study/article is a link on the bottom.
Any female Cooks at Saponi Town with Georgia ancestors? Whose done DNA testing? Would be interested in hearing about any of your results.