Completed as of December 19, 2022:
- Currently unknown whether their are any living patrilineal descendants of Thomas Fones.
William Brownell (II), son of William Brownell and Sarah Smiton, was born Little Compton (now in RI) 11 Aug 1682 and died prob. Little Compton. He married by 1705 Lydia Soule and they had seven children (all but oldest recorded at Dartmouth): Deborah (1705), Rejoice (dau 1707), Sarah (1709), Mary (1712), William (1715/6), Martha (1718/9) and Benjamin (1720 unk. if marr.)
William Brownell (III) was born Dartmouth 2 Feb 1715/6 and died Beekman Precinct, NY about 1765. He married New Fairfield, CT 28 Feb 1747/8 Patience Mosher and they had six children: William, Benjamin, Daniel, Deborah, Robert and Joseph
DNA results TBD
Previous Y-DNA testing
As of 30 Oct 2020, the Brownell surname DNA Project does not clearly list any descendants of Thomas Brownell (grandfather of William).
Further needed testing
We need additional direct male-line descendants of William Brownell to WGS/NGS test to define the haplogroup.