Pabodie (Y-DNA)

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Status summary

Completed as of October 1, 2020:

  • Recruiting additional direct male-line Peabody 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 August 29, 2020

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


First Generation

William Pabodie[1] was born probably in England about 1620 and died Little Compton (now in Rhode Island) 13 Dec 1707 "in ye 88 yeare of his age.[2] He married Duxburrow (now Duxbury) 26 Dec 1644 Elizabeth Alden (daughter of Mayflower passengers John Alden & Priscilla Mullins). They had thirteen children; eleven daughters and two sons (John [died unmarried] and William)

Second Generation

William Pabodie (II) was born Duxburrow (now Duxbury) 24 Nov 1664 and died 17 Sep 1744. He was married three times, first 27 Jun 1693 to Judith Tilden (died 28 Jul 1714). His second marriage was 20 Mar 1715/6 to Elizabeth Throope (died 14 Dec 1717). His third marriage was to Mary Morgan

William and first wife, Judith Tilden, had eight children; five daughters and three sons (John, William, and Joseph)

William and second wife, Elizabeth Throope had one son, Benjamin.[3]

  1. Alden Kindred genealogy database
  2. photo of gravestone
  3. Benjamin only had two daughters and one son, one of the daughters and the son died young, so no living Y-DNA descendants from Benjamin.

DNA results

Previous Y-DNA testing

As of 1 Oct 2020, Family Tree DNA does not list a Pabodie/Peabody surname project. In addition, it fails to list any kits under the Pabodie surname, but does list 22 kits using the Peabody surname.[1]

Further needed testing

We need direct male-line Peabody descendants of William Pabodie to WGS/NGS test to both confirm the lineage as well as to refine the haplogroup further and delineate descendant clades.

  1. MF5G vol. 16 [Alden] part 2 [daughter Elizabeth] does document some male Y-DNA descendants of William Pabodie in the 5th & 6th generations. In addition the Alden Kindred genealogy database contains a number of male Pabody/Peabody/etc. of the 7th generation who married and had sons. It is assumed there are still living Y-DNA descendants today.

References & External Links

  • Woodworth-Barnes, Esther Littleford (ed. by Alicia Crane Williams), Mayflower Family Through Five Generations, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA part 1 (first four generations) 1999; part 2 (fifth generation of daughter Elizabeth) 2002
  • Taylor Alden, Mary Langford, Elizabeth (Alden) Pabodie and Descendants, Eben Putnam, Salem, (MA): 1897