Whilldin (Y-DNA)

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Status summary

Completed as of March 20, 2022:

  • Recruiting additional direct male-line Joseph Whilldin (Weldon, etc.) descendants for NGS/WGS SNP testing - anyone interested in submitting their DNA for testing should contact MayflowerDNA1620@gmail.com

Still to do as of March 20, 2022

  • NGS/WGS test multiple Whilldin (Weldon, etc.) descendants to firmly place family clade as well as discover any subclades unique to descendants lines

Biography

For more information see: White, Elizabeth Pearson, John Howland of the Mayflower, Vol. I (daughter Desire), Picton Press, Rockport, Maine, 1990, 2008

First Generation

(Capt.) Joseph Willdin (Weldon, etc.) was born Yarmouth about 1660, son of John Whilldin and Mary Folland. He died in Cape May, NJ about 1727. Joseph married probably in Barnstable or Yarmouth about 1682 Hannah Gorham and they had five children: Hannah (c 1683), Joseph (c 1690), Mary (c1693), Experience (c 1696) and Isaac (c1698 unk. if marr.).

Second Generation

Joseph Whilldin was born Yarmouth about 1690 and died Cape May, NJ 18 Mar 1748. He married twice, first abt 1711 Mary Wilmon and second, aft. 8 Apr 1743 Abigail ___ (no ch.) By his first wife, Joseph had seven children (Cape May): Matthew (c 1712-c1751 unm.), James (c1714), Hannah (c1719), Mary (c1723), David (c1725-1762 unm.), Rachel (c1727) and Lois (c1730).

Third Generation

James Whilldin was born Cape May, N about 1714 and died there 5 Nov 1780, aged 66 years (gravestone). He married three times, first Caoe Nay about 1736 Janne Hand; second Cape May 20 Jul 1761 Jane Izard and third Cape May 13 Jan 1766 Susannah ___ Hand[1] All children by first wife (Cape May): James (1742), Seth (c1745-1777), Matthew (c1749), Jonathan (c1755), Jane (1756), Mary, Lois and Rachel.


  1. Widow of Isaiah Hand.

DNA Results TBD

Previous testing

The Weldon surname DNA Project currently does not publicly disclose their DNA results.

NGS/WGS testing

NGS/WGS testing of Whilldin (Weldon, etc.) Y-DNA descendants would identify the haplogroup for the family and possibly define subclades for descendants.

External Links and References

  • White, Elizabeth Pearson, John Howland of the Mayflower, Vol. I (daughter Desire), Picton Press, Rockport, Maine, 1990, 2008