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06/25/2009: Hendricks man matches Group 11


Phillips Family Group 11 has a 35/37 marker match with a man who has the last name Hendricks.  This participant and several other researchers believed for years that his Hendricks line was the result of a liaison between a man named Tilton Phillips who was born in Miller County, Missouri in 1861 and a woman named Mary Elizabeth Hendricks.  It was thought Tilton and Mary Elizabeth had a son but never married.  Tilton was something of a playboy and he owned a string of brothels in the state of Washington.  Now, more than 100 years later, DNA has finally proven the family rumor to be true!

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