|Maude Brodock Robertson with son Les Robertson|
When I was a kid, I remember my Uncles Les talking to my Dad about a man who told Les he looked like an Indian. Uncle Les was incensed. At that time, people I knew here were ashamed of Native American (NA) heritage. Later, in doing family history work, some relations from Oklahoma wrote to me about an ancestor on the Brodock line who was Indian. They decided this because a common ancestor, Henry Brodock, had his picture taken in Indian garb and Henry's daughter, their grandmother, claimed NA heritage. Another relation claims Henry's mother, Submitta (not one other thing known about her other than her name), was Indian and has the same picture of Henry in NA apparel.
|David Brodock (known as "Jake." His posture in this pic is just like my brother Jack's posture|
|One of Grandma's sisters. Several of the girls|
were dark like this.
|Grandma - Maude Brodock|
Because I'm curious, I had a male Robertson cousin test his DNA. The test revealed that the male Robertson line is Celtic and nothing else. Before I figured out how the DNA testing worked, I had my son tested. This test revealed that my husband and his father's Welsh ancestors have more similarities with the Vikings than any of the other nationalities. Well, I guess those Vikings did give Great Britain a heck of a time during the middle ages.
I still want to confirm the NA line. Family History strongly indicates that our line ties up with Bartholomew Brodock, (before the name was Americanized :it was Brod Hack) one of the first settlers in the Mohawk Valley in New York. So, along with our Scotch, English, Irish, Welsh, Dutch, German, French, Norwegian, Danish, and Swedish heritage, there might be a drop of NA thrown in. Review the pics and tell me what you
|Janette "Nettie" Brodock - David Brodock's sister|
|Henry Brodock (Brodhack) David Brodock's father|
Supposedly, Submitta, his mother, was NA.