Nelson (Y-DNA)

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Status summary

Completed as of April 15, 2021:

  • Recruiting direct male-line descendants of John Nelson 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 Nelson (and preferably of his son John) to place the family clade as well as test descendants to discover any subclades unique to descendants lines

Biography

First Generation

John Nelson was born Plymouth abt 1644, son of William Nelson and Martha Ford. He married three times, first Plymouth 28 Nov 1667 Sarah Wood,[1] second aft 30 Oct 1677 Lydia BARTLETT Barnaby and third, Plymouth 4 May 1695 Patience Morton.[2] By his second wife, John had three children (born Plymouth): Samuel (1683), Joanna (bp 1686 dy) and Joanna (1689).

Second Generation

Samuel Nelson was born Plymouth 4 Jul 1683 and died bet. 1754-1758. He married three times, first Plymouth 13 Dec 1704 Hannah Ford (descended from Richard Warren), second Plymouth 1 Apr 1706 Bathsheba Nicholas and third Plymouth 12 Sep 1718 Sarah Holmes. By his first wife Samuel had four children (born Plymouth): Hannah (1707), John (1712), Samuel (1714-1724) and Sarah (1716). By his second wife Samuel had four more children (born Plymouth): Bathsheba (1719), Samuel (1721), Ebenezer (1723) and Patience (1725). Samuel had no children by his third wife.

Third Generation

  1. John and Sarah had three children, but they do not descend from a Mayflower passenger.
  2. John and Patience had two daughters, but they do not descend from a Mayflower passenger.

DNA results TBD

Previous Y-DNA testing

The Nelson Surname Project does not list anyone claiming William Nelson (father of John) as their Most Distant Known Paternal Ancestor (MDKPA).

Further needed testing

We need direct male-line descendants of William Nelson (and preferably of his son John) 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