Brownell (Y-DNA)

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Status summary

Completed as of December 19, 2022:

  • Currently unknown whether their are any surviving patrilineal (all male line) descendants of William Brownell. Any male who believes he qualifies should Read me First

IMPORTANT: Read me First


First Generation

William Brownell (II), son of William Brownell and Sarah Smiton, was born Little Compton (now in RI) 11 Aug 1682 and died prob. Little Compton. He married by 1705 Lydia Soule and they had seven children (all but oldest recorded at Dartmouth): Deborah (1705), Rejoice (dau 1707), Sarah (1709), Mary (1712), William (1715/6), Martha (1718/9) and Benjamin (1720 unk. if marr.)

Second Generation

William Brownell (III) was born Dartmouth 2 Feb 1715/6 and died Beekman Precinct, NY about 1765. He married New Fairfield, CT 28 Feb 1747/8 Patience Mosher and they had six children: William, Benjamin, Daniel, Deborah, Robert and Joseph

Third Generation

William Brownell

Benjamin Brownell

Daniel Brownell

Robert Brownell

Joseph Brownell

DNA results TBD

Previous Y-DNA testing

As of 30 Oct 2020, the Brownell surname DNA Project does not clearly list any descendants of Thomas Brownell (grandfather of William).

Further needed testing

We need additional direct male-line descendants of William Brownell to WGS/NGS test to define the haplogroup.

References & External Links

Soule Kindred in America Genealogy Dagabase