Snell (Y-DNA)

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Status summary

Completed as of January 31, 2022:

  • Profile created for Snell family

Biography

For more information see: Woodworth-Barnes, Esther Littleford, edited by Alicia Crane Williams, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, vol. 16 Alden General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA. Part 1 (first four generations of descendants) 1999 and Woodworth-Barnes, Esther Littleford, edited by Alicia Crane Williams, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, vol. 16 Alden General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA. Part 3 (Fifth Generation for John, Joseph & Jonathan) 2004

First Generation

Josiah Snell, son of Thomas Snell and Martha Harris, was born Bridgewater 5 May 1674 and died there 4 Apr 1753. He married Duxbury 21 Dec 1699 Anna Alden and they had three children (Bridgewater): Josiah (1700/1), Abigail (1702) and Zachariah (1704).

Second Generation

Josiah Snell (II) was born Bridgewater 23 Feb 1700/1 and died there 20 Aug 1785. He married Bridgewater 23 Jan 1728 Anna Fobes and they had seven children (Bridgewater): Josiah (1730), Anna (1731/2), Elijah (1734), Mary (1736), Abigail (1739), Rhoda (1743) and Nathan (1748).

Zachariah Snell was born (No.) Bridgewater (now Brockton) 17 Mar 1704 and died there 6 May 1768. He married Bridgewater 11 Mar 1730 Abigail Hayward and they had six children (Bridgewater, now Brockton): Isaacher (1732), Abigail (1733/4), Zebedee (1736), Ebenezer (1738), Zachariah (1743-1747) and Hannah (1745).

Third Generation

Josiah Snell (III) was born Bridgewater 27 Mar 1730 and died there 17 Feb 1803. He married twice

Elijah Snell was born Bridgewater 24 Sep 1734 and died (East) Winthrop, ME 24 Dec 1814. He married three times

Nathan Snell was born Bridgewater 20 May 1748 and died there 20 Jun 1802. He married Bridgewater 22 May 1770 Betty Howard and they had eight children (Bridgewater):


Isaacher Snell was born (No.) Bridgewater (now Brockton) 25 May 1732 and died there 30 Jun 1820. He married Bridgewater 8 Nov 1768 Sarah Hayward and they had three children:

(Capt.) Zebedee Snell was born (No.) Bridgewater (now Brockton) 9 Dec 1736 and died Bridgewater 21 Mar 1815. He married twice

Ebenezer Snell was born (No.) Bridgewater (now Brockton) 1 Oct 1738. He married there 5 Apr 1764 Sarah Packard and they had five children:

DNA results R1b-Z40246

NGS/WGS testing

The Snell surname DNA Project subgroup: 1 - Snell family of Warwickshire, England currently has six individuals, one of whom has taken a Big Y test.[1] His published clade is: R-P312>>L21>DF13>ZZ10_1>Z253>Z2534>ZZ5_1>Z2185>BY44331>Z2186>L1066>FGC53695>Z40246. Additional NGS/WGS testing of descendants of Josiah Snell would likely further refine this haplogroup.

Lineage of Y-DNA testers

currently, one Y-DNA descendant of Josiah Snell has publicly revealed his Y-DNA results and his patrilineal ancestry at wikitree. His line is as follows:

 Josiah Snell (1674-1753)
   Josiah Snell (1701-1785)
     Elijah Snell (1734-1814)
       Elijah Snell (1772-1849)
         Bezer Snell (1797-1871)
           Joseph Olney Snell (1823-1889)
             Bezer Madison Snell (1857-1924)
               Bernard Madison Snell (1889-1973)
                 (tester) Seward Bezer Snell (1922-2011
  1. It is currently unknown whether this Big Y tested individual is a descendant of Josiah Snell, or a closely related family.

References & External Links

  • Woodworth-Barnes, Esther Littleford, edited by Alicia Crane Williams, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, vol. 16 Alden General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA. Part 1 (first four generations of descendants) 1999
  • Woodworth-Barnes, Esther Littleford, edited by Alicia Crane Williams, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, vol. 16 Alden General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA. Part 3 (Fifth Generation for John, Joseph & Jonathan) 2004
  • Alden Kindred Genealogy database