Mercy Blossom (mtDNA)

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Status summary

Completed as of March 20, 2022:

  • Recruiting matrilineal (direct female-line) descendants of Mercy BLOSSOM Howland for mtDNA testing - anyone interested in submitting their DNA for testing should contact MayflowerDNA1620@gmail.com

Biography

For more information see: White, Elizabeth Pearson, John Howland of the Mayflower, volume 2 (son John Howland), Picton Press, Camden, ME. 1993

First Generation

Mercy Blossom was born Barnstable Aug 1678, daughter of Peter Blossom and Sarah Bodfish. She died there bef 6 Mar 1759 (will probated). She married Barnstable 13 Dec 1700 Shubael Howland and they had three children (Barnstable): Jabez (1701), Mercy (1710) and Zaccheus (1713-1740).

Second Generation

Mercy Howland was born Barnstable 21 May 1710 and died bef 4 Dec 1760 (guardian appointed for younger children). She married Barnstable 15 Jul 1736 Joseph Jenkins and they had six children (Barnstable): Mercy (1737), Joseph (1739), Bathsheba (1741), Mary (1742-1810 unm.), Abigail (1745-b 1760) and Zaccheus (1748)

Third Generation

Mercy Jenkins was born Barnstable 25 May 1737 and died there 24 Sep 1812. She married Barnstable 22 Jan 1768 (Dr.) Daniel Parker and they had eight children (Barnstable): Mercy Bursley (1769), Daniel (1771), Joseph (1772), Mary (1774 d.y.), Seth (1775), Mary (1777), Abigail (1779) and Rebecca (1782).

Bathsheba Jenkins was born Barnstable 22 Oct 1741 and died there 2 Nov 1803. She married Barnstable 9 Oct 1766 (as his third wife) Daniel Crocker and they had seven children (Barnstable): Mary (1767), Abigail (1769), Joseph (1771), Prince (1774), Temperance (1776), David (1779) and Josiah (1781-1807 unm.)

DNA results TBD

To date, we know of no matrilineal (all female line) descendants of Mercy BLOSSOM Howland who has taken a mtDNA test (and publicly posted their results). Anyone who believes they are a matrilineal descendant (ie mother's mother's mother's etc.) is encouraged to contact MayflowerDNA1620@gmail.com.

External resources and references

  • White, Elizabeth Pearson, John Howland of the Mayflower, volume 2 (son John Howland), Picton Press, Camden, ME. 1993