How DNA Testing Changed a Family

by Jasper S. Lee



Book Details

Language : English
Publication Date : 11/15/2021

Format : Softcover
Dimensions : 6x9
Page Count : 302
ISBN : 9781665711869
Format : E-Book
Dimensions : N/A
Page Count : 302
ISBN : 9781665711852

About the Book

DNA testing challenges a preacher’s adult son, and newly revealed infidelity stresses family relationships. How does a man cope with learning that his father wasn’t who he thought it was?

Author Jasper S. Lee has developed an interest in genealogy and family history in recent years thanks to the discovery of family artifacts dating from the 1840s in the family plantation home. Now he investigates many angles while determining how Bobby Lee Pennington is biologically related to his other family members. Was he a son, cousin, uncle, brother, or something else? Unfortunately, all of Bobby Lee’s ancestors are deceased, so there is no way of obtaining a DNA sample for confirmation. The result leaves him with an interesting and unsettled relationship with the man he had called Daddy—as well as an unclear connection to relatives he didn’t know he had.

Presenting a true story built on a foundation of genealogical research, this narrative of family history explores the relationships resulting from an unexpected result of a DNA test.

About the Author

Jasper S. Lee has been involved in a wide range of research and development initiatives in agricultural education, including his time as a faculty member at Virginia Tech and Mississippi State University. He also spent nearly thirty years as a full-time agricultural science author and editorial consultant. The author of two previous biographical novels, Return to Tinnin and One Gone, he lives with his wife, Delene, in Athens, Georgia.