Henchman (mtDNA)

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Status summary

Completed as of October 17, 2021:

  • Recruiting matrilineal (direct female-line) Elizabeth HENCHMAN Vaughan descendants for full mtDNA testing - anyone interested in submitting their DNA for testing should contact MayflowerDNA1620@gmail.com

Biography

First Generation

Elizabeth was baptized at St. Peter's Church, Martley, Worcestershire 13 Jul 1634, daughter of Edmund Hinksman/Henchman and Elizabeth ___. She died Boston 14 Jul 1687. Elizabeth married Marshfield 1652 to George Vaugh(a)n and they had seven children: Elizabeth (1653), Joseph (1654), Daniel (c1656), John (1658), Mary (1660), Mercy (c1664) and George (c1670)

Second Generation

Elizabeth Vaugh(a)n was born Marshfield 8 Apr 1653 and died Middleborough 29 Oct 1727. She married about 1676 Isaac Howland and they had eight children: Seth (1677), Isaac (1678/9), Priscilla (1681), Elizabeth (1682-1685), Nathan (1686/7), Jael (1688), Susanna (1690) and Hannah (1694).

Mary Vaugh(a)n was baptized Scituate 1 Jun 1660 and died Bridgewater 20 Jun 1727. She married twice, first Bridgewater 1683 Jonathan Washburn and second aft 1718 Richard Godfrey (no children). By her first husband Mary had eleven children: Elizabeth (1684), Josiah (1686), Benjamin (1688), Ebenezer (1690), Martha (1692), Joanna (1693), infant dau. (1696), Nathan (1699), Jonathan (1700), Cornelius (1702) and Mary (c1705).

Mercy Vaugh(a)n was born about 1664. She married Joseph Due bef 1694 but it is currently unknown if they had any children.

Third Generation

Priscilla Howland was born Middleborough 22 Aug 1681 and died there 3 Mar 1746. She married Bridgewater 20 Oct 1700 Peter Bennett and they had eleven children (Middleborough): Elizabeth (1701), Isaac (c1703), Joseph (1704), Susanna (1707), Peter (1709), Priscilla (1711), Anna (1713-1714/5), Jedediah (d 1715), Jael (1717), Nathan (1720) and Deborah (1722/3)

Jael Howland was born Middleborough 13 Oct 1688 and died there 9 Nov 1745. She married prob. Middleborough about 1709 Nathaniel Southworth (II) and they had six children (Middleborough): Fear (1709/10), Ichabod (1711), Hannah (1714), Gideon (1718), Samuel (1721/2) and Nathaniel (1728/9).

Susanna Howland was born Middleborough 14 Oct 1690 and died there 1 Oct 1720. She married bef 1710 Ephraim Wood and they had five children: Josiah (1710), Samuel (1712/3), Ephraim (1714/5), Rebecca (1717) and Isaac (1718/9).

Hannah Howland was born Middleborough 6 Oct 1694 and died there 25 Mar 1792. She married Middleborough 11 Dec 1716 John Tinkham and they had ten children (Middleborough): Cornelius (1717), John (1719), Esther (1721), Hannah (1723), Susannah (1724/5), Abishai (son 1727), Amos (1729), Mary (1731 m Edmund Weston (IV)), Seth (1734) and Zilpah (1737).

Elizabeth Washburn was born Bridgewater 12 Oct 1684 and died there 9 Mar 1765. She married Bridgewater 4 Dec 1710 John Benson and they had six children: Susanna (c1711 m Jonathan Cushman), Elisabeth (c1714 unk if marr), Mary (c1716 unk if marr), Jonathan (c1618), Benjamin (c1720) and Hannah (c1722 m James Dunbar)

Martha Washburn was born Bridgewater 27 Feb 1691/2 and died Rehoboth aft 10 May 1745. She married Rehoboth 19 Jun 1731 Edward Martin and had at least one child: Lois (1733 m Joseph Barney).

Joanna Washburn was born Bridgewater 12 Oct 1693. It is currently unknown if she ever married.

Mary Washburn was born Taunton about 1704 and died in Attleboro. She married Attleboro 13 Apr 1728 Daniel Shepardson and they had at least three children: John (1728/9), Stephen (c1732) and Zephaniah (1733).


Fourth Generation

Elizabeth Bennett was born Middleborough 28 Mar (year torn off record, prob. 1701) and died there 22 Jan 1774 in her 74th year. She married Middleborough 17 Oct 1721 John Darling and they had thirteen children (Middleborough): John (1722), Thomas (1723), Peter (1726-1727), George (1728), Jedediah (1730), Mary (1732-1776 unm.), Nathan (1733/4), Joseph (1735/6), Elizabeth (1737/8), Abner (1739), Lucia (1741), Priscilla (1743 m Jonathan Morse) and Rebecca (1746).

Susanna Bennett was born Middleborough 10 Jul 1709 and died after Jun 1755. She married Middleborough 25 Jan 1727/8 John Drew and they had ten children: Peter (1728), Mary (1731 n.f.r.), Silvanus (1732), Lydia (1735 m Stephen Powers), Deborah (1737 m Ebenezer Bonney), Hannah (1739 m Abner Sampson), Priscilla (1741/2 m Nathan Howland), John (1744), Cornelius (1747) and Jedediah (1749).

Priscilla Bennett was born Middleborough 21 Aug 1711 and died there 7 Oct 1754. She married Middleborough 30 Oct 1735 John Miller and they had eight children (Middleborough): Mary "Molly" (1736-1812 unm.), John (1737), Seth (1739/40), Joseph (1741/2-1742), Jedediah (1743), Priscilla (1745 m Nathan Alden), Lucia (1747-1733 unm.) and Peter (1750).

Jael Bennett was born Middleborough 22 Sep 1717 and died before 15 Nov 1744. She married about 1740 Abiezer Edson and they had one child: Abiezer.

Deborah Bennett was born Middleborough 29 Jan 1722/3 and died there 20 Oct 1749. She married Middleborough 25 Sep 1747 Samuel Thacher and they had two children (Middleborough): Mary (1748-1749) and Peter (1749).


Fear Southworth was born Middleborough 3 Feb 1709/10 and died there 27 Jun 1784. She married 18 Nov 1731 Joseph Leonard and they had eight children (Middleborough): Joseph (1732), Timothy (1733/4), Hannah (1736 m Silas Wood), Abiah (1738), Gideon (1739), Fear, Simon and Nathaniel.

Hannah Southworth was born Middleborough 24 Oct 1714 and died Taunton 24 May 1778. She married Middleborough 10 Dec 1741 Robert Sprout and they had three children (Middleborough): Zebedee (1741/2), Samuel (1743/4) and Robert (1748).


Rebecca Wood was born Middleborough 29 Nov 1719 and died Plymouth 15 Dec 1768. She married (int. Plymouth 21 Nov 1733) Robert Bartlett (II) and they had eleven children: Robert (1735), Ephraim (1737), Rebecca (1739 m Ebenezer Harlow), Isaac (1742), Lazarus (1744), Joshua (1747), James (1749), Susannah (1750/1), Josiah (1753), Caleb (1755) and Malachi (1758).


Esther Tinkham was born Middleborough 26 Apr 1721 and died before Mar 1795. She married Middleborough 4 Apr 1746 Elisha Vaughan and they had eight children (Middleborough): Simeon (1747), Priscilla (1748 m Israel Wood), Mary (1750), Joanna (1752), Joseph (1756), Azuba (1759), Elisha (1761) and Elizabeth (1766 poss. m George Shaw).


Hannah Tinkham was born Middleborough 10 Apr 1723 and died there 14 Apr 1802. She married three times, first Middleborough 21 Jul 1742 Joseph Vaughan, second (int. Middleborough 8 Jul 1749) John Weston, and third Middleborough 20 Dec 1781 David Sears. She only had two children by her first husband (Middleborough): Zebulon (1744) and John (1746).

Susannah Tinkham was born Middleborough 19 Mar 1724/5 and died there 21 Jun 1813. She married prob. Middleborough about 1739 James Cobb and they had eight children (Middleborough): Thankful (1750-1778 unm.), James (1752), Susannah (1754 m Joseph Pratt), Seth (1757), Asenath (1760 m Archippas Leonard), Zilpah (1762 m Philemon Sampson), Hannah (1768-1778) and Priscilla (1770-1851 unm.)

Mary Tinkham was born Middleborough 17 Jan 1731/2 and died there 6 Aug 1808. She married Middleborough 11 Sep 1755 Edmund Weston and they had seven children (Middleborough): Susannah (1756-1757), Bethana (1757-1837 unm.), Abner (1760), Edmond (1763), Lavinia (1764 d.y.), Daniel (1768) and Thomas (1770).

Zilpah Tinkham was born Middleborough 25 Jul 1737 and died there 26 Nov 1818. She married Middleborough 6 Sep 1764 John Miller "3rd" and they had eight children (Middleborough): Lydia (1766 m Jacob Wood), Abishai (1767-1788), Zilpah (1769 m James Porter), John (1771), Priscilla (1773 m Zechariah Porter), Hannah (1775 m Abraham Shaw), Susanna (1776 d.y.) and Minerva (1779 m Josiah Sparrow).


DNA results TBD

Previous mtDNA testing

To date, no known direct female line descendants of Elizabeth HENCHMAN Vaughan are known to have done mtDNA testing and published their results. Anyone who believes they descend in a direct female line (ie mother's mother's mother's etc mother) is encouraged to contact MayflowerDNA1620@gmail.com

References & External Links

  • Lainhart, Ann Smith & Jane Fletcher Fisk, Mayflower Families through Five Generations, Volume 23 Part III (sons Joseph & Jabez) General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA 2012
  • Roser, Susan E. and Judith A. Swan, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations vol. 12 Cooke 2017 addendum of 1999 2nd Edition, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA