Hillman (Y-DNA)

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Status summary

Completed as of March 24, 2021:

  • Recruiting additional direct male-line Hillman 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 March 24, 2021

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


First Generation

Benjamin Hillman was born prob. Chilmark abt 1690 son of John Hillman & Hannah Cottle. He died there 22 Apr 1745. Benjamin married Dartmouth 15 May 1722 Susanna Samson and they had six children (first 3 prob. born Chilmark, last 3 Dartmouth): son (1723-1729), Seth (c1724), Benjamin (1727), Henry (1729), Silas (1730/1) and James (1733-c1756 unm.)

Second Generation

Seth Hillman was born Chilmark about 1724 and the inventory of his estate was taken 11 Aug 1752. He married Abigail ____ and they had four children (prob. born on Martha's Vineyard): Rhoda, Seth, Abigail & Susanna (1751).

Benjamin Hillman (II) was born Chilmark 31 Jul 172(7?) and died there bet 25 Sep - 12 Oct 1784. He married twice, first abt 1745 Love Cathcart and second Tisbury 4 Feb 1761 Abigail Manter. By his firs wife he had six children (born Chilmark): Love (c1746), Robert (1737), Martha (1748), Hannah (1753), Benjamin (1755) and Zachariah (1758). By his second wife he had (born Chilmark): Whitten (c1762), Owen (1765(, Elizabeth (c1767), Walter (c1769-1797 unm.), Alexander (c1771), Ichabod (1773), Susanna (c1775) and Miriam (c1778).

Henry Hillman was born Dartmouth 20 Mar 1729 and died Chilmark bet Dec 1763 (will) - 7 Feb 1764 (proved). He married Mary Manter and they had four children (prob. born Chilmark): James (c1753), Ann (c1756), Elizabeth (1758) and Mary (c1760).

Silas Hillman was born Dartmouth 2 Feb 1730/1 and died Chilmark 6 Dec 1715. He married twice, first Chilmark 4 Dec 1735 Susanna Mayhew and second Tisbury 18 Mar 1779 Eunice Look. By his first wife he had six children (prob. born Chilmark): Deborah (1756), Eunice (1758), Samson (1761), Henry (1764), Silas (1769) and Nancy (c1772). By his second wife he had two children (prob. born Chilmark): Lois (1782) and Prucence (c1784).

DNA Results R1b-BY24110

Previous testing

The Hileman, etc. DNA Project Group: 06 - R1b > M269 (Group 1) - suggest: Increase Markers, or Big-Y documents the haplogroup of the family as: R1b-P312>Z290>L21>DF13>L513>S6365>BY16>CTS3087>FGC13411> FGC32363>BY24110

NGS/WGS testing

NGS/WGS testing of Hillman Y-DNA descendants would identify the haplogroup for the family and possibly define subclades for descendants.

External Links and References

  • Sherman, Robert Moody and Ruth Wilder Sherman (edited by Robert S. Wakefield), Mayflower Families through Five Generations... vol. 20 (Samson) part 1 (First four generations) General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA 2000