Division XV

Progenitor: unknown 17th or 18th century immigrant to America
Possible origin: France, United Kingdom
Current Y-DNA terminal haplogroup: J-BY130000

The male-line ancestries of individuals in this Division converge in South Carolina and Georgia in the mid- to late-1700s. The earliest documented ancestors are William T. (b.c. 1760) and James (b.c. 1762) Courson from South Carolina, who may have been brothers. Most descendants of this progenitor appear to have lived or currently live in South Carolina, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, Arkansas, and Texas.





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Notable Division XV Descendants:

  • Pamela Courson (1946-1975) Pamela Courson (1946-1974), common-law wife of singer Jim Morrison (of The Doors)

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