Ford (Y-DNA)

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Status summary

Completed as of April 15, 2021:

  • Recruiting direct male-line descendants of Michael Ford for 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 April 15, 2021

  • NGS/WGS test multiple descendants of William Ford (and preferably of his son Michael) to place the family clade as well as test descendants to discover any subclades unique to descendants lines


First Generation

Michael Ford was born abt 1635, son of William Ford and Ann _____. Michael died Marshfield 27 Mar 1729. He married twice, first Marshfield 12 Dec 1667 Abigail Snow and second Marshfield 20 Mar 1683 Bethiah Hatch.[1] By his first wife, Michael had seven children (born Marshfield): Lydia (c1668), Hannah (1670), William (1672), James (1675), Abigail (1679) and Patiende (1682 dy).

Second Generation

William Ford was born Marshfield 26 Dec 1672 and died there 22 Dec 1761. He married twice, first Elizabeth ____ and second Marshfield 6 Mar 1749 Patience Dilley (no children). By his first wife William had three children (born Marshfield): William (1696), Samuel (1701) and Elizabeth (1703).

James Ford was born Marshfield in Apr 1675 and died there 28 Jun 1735. He married Marshfield 28 Feb 1698 Hannah Dingley and they had six children (born Marshfield): James (1699), Abigail (1701), Hannah (1705), Michael (1710), Barnabas (1714) and Ebenezer (1719 dy).

Third Generation

  1. Michael and Bethiah had two stillborn daughters.

DNA results TBD

Previous Y-DNA testing

The Ford DNA Project currently does not list anyone claiming William Ford (father of Michael) as their Most Distant Known Paternal Ancestor (MDKPA).

Further needed testing

We need additional direct male-line descendants of William Ford (and preferably of his son Michael) to WGS/NGS test to discover the haplogroup/clade for the family.

References & External Links

Wakefield, Robert S., Mayflower Families through Five Generations, Vol. 18 part II (daughters Mary, Annna & Elizabeth), General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA, 2011