Holman (Y-DNA)

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Status summary

Completed as of March 30, 2021:

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


First Generation

Jeremiah Holman was born in England abt 1628, son of William Holman & Winifred ___. He died Cambridge 30 Nov 1709. Jeremiah married twice, first abt 1662 Mercy Pratt and second by 1702 Susanna ___ (no known Mayflower line). By his first wife, Jeremiah had five children (prob. born Cambridge): Deborah, Mehitabel (1667), Jeremiah (1670), Abraham (c1675) and Sarah (d. 1679).

Second Generation

Jeremiah Holman (II) was born Cambridge 29 Aug 1670 and died Bolton or Stow 16 May 1739. He married Abigail ____ and they had four children (born Sudbury): Mary, Abigail (1693), Jeremiah (1695) and Nathaniel (1704-1704).

Abraham Holman was born Cambridge abt 1675 and died aft 31 Aug 1726. He married abt 1696 Susannah ____ and they had three children: Abraham (bp Cambridge 1697), Nathaniel (bp Lexington 1701) and Susanna (1702).

Third Generation

Jeremiah Holman (III) was born Sudbury 11 May 1695 and died aft 12 Jul 1781 He married Lancaster 23 Mar 1720/1 Anna Priest and they had three children (born Stow): Mary (1722), Anna (1737-1746) and Abigail (c1741-1746).

Abraham Holman was baptized Cambridge 15 Aug 1697 and died Stow 29 Dec 1729. He married Sarah ____[1] and they had two children (born Concord): Sarah (1722/3) and Mary (1724).

Nathaniel Holman was baptized Lexington Mar 1701 and died aft 1771. He married Concord 12 Apr 1726 Elizabeth Knight and they had ten children (prob. all born Bolton): Charles (1726/7 m Relief Sawyer), Abraham (c1730 m Abigail ___ & Prudence Mills), Nathaniel (1733 m Abigail Atherton), Jonathan (1735 m Olive Farr), Silas (d. 1739/40), Comfort (dau. 1740), Lucy (1743), Susannah (1744-1750), David (1747 unk if marr) and Oliver (1750 m Olive Reed).

  1. She married second, Robert Conant

DNA results TBD

Current results

The Holman and Variations DNA Project has no descendants of William Holman (father of Jeremiah).

NGS/WGS testing

Y-DNA descendant(s) of Jeremiah Holman need to publicly disclose their Y-DNA results in order to place their family.

External links & References

Townsend, Mrs. Charles Delmar, Robert S. Wakefield & Margaret Harris Stover, 2nd ed. edited by Margaret Harris Stover, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations. Vol 8 (Priest), General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA second ed. 2008