Thaxter (Y-DNA)

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Status summary

Completed as of April 15, 2021:

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


First Generation

Samuel Thaxter was born Hingham 10 May 1641, son of Thomas Thaxter & Elizabeth ____. Samuel died there 27 May 1725. He married twice, first 19 Dec 1666 Abigail Church and second Hingham 13 Jun 1678 Deborah Lincoln.[1] By his first wife, Samuel had seven children (born Hingham): Abigail (1667-1667), Sarah (1668), Abigail (1670-1671), David (1672), Mary (1674-1674), John (1675-1675) and Samuel (1677-1678).

Second Generation

David Thaxter was born Hingham 6 Apr 1672 and died there 14 Jun 1760. He married Hingham 24 Jun 1695 Alice Chubbuck and they had three children (born Hingham): Alice (1698), Martha (1700) and David (1709).

Third Generation

David Thaxter (II) was born Hingham 19 Jul 1709 and died there 2 Oct 1791. He married Hingham 29 Nov 1739 Deborah Lincoln and they had ten children (born Hingham): David (1740-1785 unm.), Jonathan (1741/2 m Bethia Lincoln), Martha (1743/4), Jacob (1746/7), Seth (1748-1751/2), Deborah (1750-1751), Deborah (1752), Seth (1755 m Elizabeth Marsh), Laban (1757) and Daniel (1760).

  1. Samuel had three children by his second wife, but they were not descended from a Mayflower Passenger.

DNA results TBD

Previous Y-DNA testing

Currently Family Tree DNA does not have a Thaxter DNA Project, although they have two DNA tests linked to this surname.

Further needed testing

We need additional direct male-line descendants of Thomas Thaxter (and preferably of his son Samuel) 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