Abraham Sampson (Y-DNA)

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Status summary

Completed as of October 31, 2020:

  • Recruiting additional direct male-line Abraham Sampson descendants for NGS/WGS SNP testing - anyone interested in submitting their DNA for testing should contact Raymond T. Wing (email: wing.genealogist AT gmail DOT com)

Still to do as of October 31, 2020

  • NGS/WGS test multiple Abraham Sampson descendants to firmly place family clade as well as discover any subclades unique to descendants lines


First Generation

Abraham Sampson was baptized at Campton, Bedfordshire, England 14 Aug 1614, son of Laurence Sampson[1] and Mary Shabery. He died shortly before 1701. Abraham is believed to have married twice, his first wife being an unidentified daughter of Lt. Samuel Nash and his second wife unknown. It is believed his first two children (Samuel & Elizabeth) were by his first wife and the other five children (Mary, George, Abraham, Isaac & Judith) by his second wife.

Second Generation

Samuel Sampson was born about 1646 in Duxbury and died in King Philip's War in 1675. He married Esther Delano about 1669. They had three children: Samuel, Mary & Ichabod.

George Sampson was born about 1655 and died at Plympton 26 Jul 1739, "in his 85th year (gravestone). He married abt 1678 Elizabeth,_wife_of_William_Bassett_(mtDNA)#Third_Generation |Elizabeth Sprague]]. They had ten children: Joseph, Abigail, Judah/Judith, Ruth, Benjamin, Martha, George, Elizabeth, William & Seth.

Abraham Sampson was born about 1658 and died between 2 Aug 1725 - 4 Sep 1727. He married Lorah Standish about 1680. They had seven children: Nathaniel, Abraham, Miles, Rebecca, Ebenezer, Sarah & Grace

Isaac Sampson was born about 1661 and died between 3-26 Sep 1726 in Plympton. He married Lydia Standish (intentions 26 Oct 1686). They had nine children: (Unknown), Isaac, Jonathan, Josiah, Lydia, Ephraim, Peleg, Priscilla & Barnabas.

  1. Lawrence was said to be the son of John Sampson and therefor brother to James Sampson who was the father of Pilgrim Henry Samson. Y-DNA testing of a direct male descendant of Abraham Sampson would confirm or refute this relationship.

DNA results I2-BY526

Previous Y-DNA testing

If Abraham Sampson did share a paternal grandfather with Pilgrim Henry Samson, then his Y-DNA clade would be identical to Henry's clade: I2a2a I-M223>P222>CTS616>CTS10057>Z161>FGC3575>S2452>L801>Z165>CTS1977>Y4946>BY526 (Y8935)

Further needed testing

We need direct male-line Abraham Sampson descendants to WGS/NGS test to both confirm the lineage as well as to refine the haplogroup further and delineate descendant clades.

References & External Links

The American Genealogist vol. 56, pp. 141-45. "Henry Sampson's Paternal Grandfather" by Robert Leigh Ward.

Abraham Sampson descendants report (by the Pilgrim Henry Samson Kindred)