DNA-R1B1C7-L ArchivesArchiver > DNA-R1B1C7 > 2009-11 > 1257538970
Subject: Re: [R-M222] Ewing m222
Date: Fri, 6 Nov 2009 15:22:50 EST
In a message dated 11/5/2009 10:26:35 P.M. Central Standard Time,
Yet the Chief Leonard M. Keane, Jr., The O'Cahan is not M222?
Ah, the self-annointed chieftain of the Ulster O Cathains. Bernard, you
really know how to push my buttons. To make a long story short, Len Keane
attached himself to a pedigree for O Cathain in O'Hart which talked about an
O Cathain of Ulster leaving his homeland and migrating to Co. Claire where
he married the daughter of a local chieftain and received land in exchange.
Another branch went to Waterford or somewhere in the middle of Ireland.
Len used to claim he was a descendant of Nial based on this pedigree to the
O Cathains. Then he got his DNA checked and he matched the Irish Type III
cluster instead. That made sense because there was a Keane sept native to
Co. Clare. But that didn't stop Len. Now he claims his Irish Type III
DNA is the true line of the O Cathain chieftains and the M222 bunch are clan
followers. All of the other O Cathain royal line were killed off except
for his family in Clare.
Mr. O Cathain's claims to the chieftainship have never been recognized by
anyone but himself.
Len is not the only one out there twisting DNA to suit their own ends.
Let the reader beware.