Nicholas Snow (Y-DNA)

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Status summary

Completed as of October 1, 2020:

  • Recruiting additional direct male-line Nicholas Snow descendants for further SNP testing - anyone interested in submitting their DNA for testing should contact Raymond T. Wing (email: wing.genealogist AT gmail DOT com)
  • Y-SNP predicted to fall under I1-M253>DF29>Z58>Z59>CTS8647>Z61>Z60

Still to do as of October 1, 2020

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


First Generation

Nicholas Snow was likely the son of Nicholas Snow baptized at St. Leonard's Snowditch, London on 25 Jan 1599/1600.[1] He died at Eastham on 15 Nov 1676. [2] He emigrated to New Plimouth Colony in 1623 aboard the Anne. He married sometime shortly before the 1627 Cattle Division to Constance Hopkins (daughter of Mayflower Passenger Stephen Hopkins).

Nicholas and Constance had a total of 12 children[3], the identity of only nine of them are currently known; four daughters and five sons (Mark, Joseph, Stephen, John and Jabez)

Second Generation

Mark Snow

Joseph Snow

Stephen Snow

John Snow

Jabez Snow

  1. TAG 14:229
  2. MD 6:203
  3. As reported by Gov. William Bradford's accounting of "Increasings & Decreasings" in the colony about 1651

DNA results I-Z60

Previous Y-DNA testing

As of 1 Oct 2020, the DNA Project Subgroup: "Lineage 1" lists 21 individuals whose STR match each other.[1] None of these individuals have done any Y-SNP testing, but three have tested 111 Y-STRs. FTDNA has predicted the family would fall under the I-M253 clade. Plugging in one of the 111 STR results into the Nevgen Haplogroup Prediction Tool gives a result that the haplogroup is not supported by the tool, but six of the top ten haplogroups listed fall somewhere under I1-M253>DF29>Z58>Z59>CTS8647>Z61>Z60.

Further needed testing

We need additional direct male-line descendants of Nicholas Snow to WGS/NGS test to both confirm this prediction as well as to refine the haplogroup further and delineate descendant clades.

Summary of findings

References & External Links

  • While only three of these individuals document Nicholas Snow as their MDKPA, it is clear most (if not all) of these individuals descend from Nicholas, or a close relative of his.