Samuel Smith (Y-DNA)

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Status summary

Completed as of March 24, 2021:

  • Recruiting additional direct male-line Samuel Smithdescendants 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)


First Generation

Samuel Smith was baptized at Hingham 11 Jul 1641, son of Ralph Smith and his (Unknown) first wife]. Samuel died Eastham 27 Mar 1696/7. He married Eastham 3 Jan 1665/6 Mary Hopkins and they had six children (born Eastham): infant son (1667), Samuel (1668), Mary (1669/70), Joseph (1671-1692 unm), John (1673), Grace (1676-1691) and Rebecca (1678).

Second Generation

Samuel Smith (II) was born Eastham 26 May 1668 and died there 22 Sep 1692. He married Eastham 26 May 1690 Bershuah Lothrop and they had two children (born Eastham): Samuel (1690/1) and Joseph (16692).

John Smith was born Eastham 26 May 1673 and died Chatham 25 Feb 1717/8. He married Eastham 14 May 1694 Bethiah Snow and they had ten children (born Eastham): James (1694/5-1696), Samuel (1696), Dean (1698), Mercy (c1700), Mary (1702), John (1703), Stephen (1706), Bethiah (1708), David (1711 unk if marr) and Seth (1713).

Third Generation

Samuel Smith (III) was born Eastham 13 Feb 1690/1 and died Wellfleet 18 Jul 1768. He married twice, first Eastham 9 Oct 1712 Abigail Freeman and second Eastham 29 Dec 1737 Sarah WINSLOW Paine. By his first wife he had eight children (born Eastham): Mary (1713), Zoath (1716 m Hannah ?RICH Sears & Ruth Mayo), Abigail (1718), Martha (1721), Bathshuah (1723), Grace (1725), Susanna (1727), Samuel (1729/30 m Lydia GODFREY Merrick). By his second wife, Samuel had two more children (born Eastham, now Wellfleet): Sarah (d. 1740) and Joseph (1741 m Chloe Lawrence).

Joseph Smith was born Eastham 9 Oct 1692 and died there in 1779. He married twice, first Eastham 24 Jun 1715 Mary Hopkins and second Barnstable 18 Oct 1738 Rebecca KEEN Thacher. By his first wife he had five children (born Eastham): Bathshua (1716 dy), Mary (1718), Bathshua (1724), Samuel (1729 unk if marr) and Hulda (1732). By his second wife, Joseph had three more children (born Eastham): Rebecca (1739), Joseph (1743 m Mary Snow) and Judith.

Samuel Smith

Dean Smith

John Smith

Stephen Smith

Seth Smith

DNA Results R1b-FT266024

Previous testing

The Smith Connections of the Northeast Group: R1b-NE08 Ralph Smith has eight individuals with a Most Distant Known Paternal Ancestor (MDKPA) being Ralph Smith (father of Samuel). Two of these individuals descend from Samuel Smith and one individual has a Big Y test which documents their line falls under Haplogroup: R1b-U106>Z2265>BY30097>S12025>FGC12021>S17339>FGC53777>S25007>FGC31905>FGC31914>FT266024

NGS/WGS testing

NGS/WGS testing of other known Ralph Smith Y-DNA descendants (especially through son Samuel) would refine the haplogroup for the family and possibly define subclades for descendants.

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