Terry (Y-DNA)

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Status summary

Completed as of March 23, 2021:

  • Recruiting additional direct male-line Jonathan Higgins 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)

Still to do as of March 23, 2021

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


First Generation

Thomas Terry was born abt 1631 and died Freetown in Oct 1691. He married abt 1680 (H)Anna Rogers and they had three children: Thomas (c1679), John (b1684) and Benjamin (p1683).

Second Generation

Thomas Terry (II) was born about 1679 and died bef 15 Jun 1747 at Freetown. He married Taunton 4 Jan 1699/1700 Abigail Dean and they had three children: Thomas (living 1748), Lydia (b1701) and Abiel (son, 1714).

John Terry was born bef 1684 and died Freetown bef 9 Nov 1711. He married Taunton 3 Apr 1705 Remember Farrow and they had two children: Silas (1707) and John (1708).

Benjamin Terry was born aft 1683 and died Freetown bet 28 Jun 1768 and 29 Mar 1773. He married twice first, aft 31 Jul 1710 Joanna Spurr and second bef 30 Nov 1723 Margaret Halloway. By his first wife, Benjamin had four children: Mary (c1715), Robert (c1717), Benjamin (c1719) and John (c1721). By his second wife, Benjamin had: George (1723), Joanna (1725), Lydia (1726), Phebe (1729), William (1731), Margaret (1732), Solomon (1734), Miriam (1737), Sarah (1739) and Dinah (1741).

Third Generation

DNA results I-FT183160

Previous Y-DNA testing

The Terry DNA Project Group: Haplogroup I - Lineage 02 I-P37> I-M423> I-CTS5375> I-L161> I-S2639> I-L1498> I-A10029> I-Y28990 gave the following haplogroup to the family:


Further DNA testing needed

NGS/WGS testing of descendants of Thomas Terry would help verify and likely further define the family haplogroup.

References & External Links

  • Westgate, Alice W.A. (revised by Ann T. Reeves) (2nd ed. rev. by Peggy M. Baker), Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: vol. 19 Rogers, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA. Second edition 2013
  • Thomas Rogers Society