Rider (Y-DNA)

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Status summary

Completed as of April 15, 2021:

  • Recruiting direct male-line descendants of Samuel Rider 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 Samuel Rider (and preferably of his son Samuel [II]) to place the family clade as well as test descendants to discover any subclades unique to descendants lines


First Generation

Samuel Rider (II) was baptized All Saints Parish, Northampton 25 Nov 1632, son of Samuel Rider and Anne Gamlett. This son died Plymouth 18 Jul 1715 in his 85th yr. He married twice, first Plymouth 23 Dec 1656 Sarah Bartlett and second Taunton 14 Jun 1680 Lydia Tilden.[1] By his first wife, Samuel had three children (born Plymouth): Samuel (1657 d.y.), John (c1663) and Mercy.

Second Generation

John Rider was born Plymouth about 1663[2] and died there bef. 20 Feb 1735. He married twice, first Plymouth abt 1692 Hannah B arnes and second abt 1705 Mary ____. By his first wife, John had five children (born Plymouth): Sarah (1694-1699), Mercy (1696), Samuel (1698), John (1700-1704) and Ebenezer (1702). By his second wife he had eight more children (born Plymouth): Hannah (1707), John (1709), Sarah (1712), Elizabeth (1714), Mary (1716), Charles (1718), Jerusha (bp 1727) and Rebecca (c1726).

Third Generation

  1. By this second marriage Samuel had eleven children, but they are not descended from a Mayflower Passenger.
  2. Deposed age 26 on 20 Mar 1689/90.

DNA results TBD

Previous Y-DNA testing

Currently Family Tree DNA does not have a Rider or Ryder DNA Project, although they have a couple hundred DNA tests linked to these surnames.

Further needed testing

We need additional direct male-line descendants of Samuel Rider (and preferably of his son Samuel [II]) 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