Joseph Williams (Y-DNA)

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Status summary

Completed as of December 23, 2022:

  • Patrilineal (direct male-line) descendants of Joseph Williams are encouraged to Y-DNA test and contact


First Generation

Joseph Williams, son of John Williams and Jane ___ was born Haverhill 18 Apr 1647 and died Norwich, CT 4 Jan 1721. He married Haverhill 18 Nov 1674 Mary Fuller and they had four children before they moved to Norwich. Sarah (1675), Mary (1677), John (1679/80) and Hannah (1683).

Second Generation

John Williams was born Haverhill 17 Feb 1679/80 and died Preston, CT 11 Jan 1742. He married Norwich, CT abt 1712 Mary Knowlton and they had five children: Mary (c1713), Benjamin (c1715-1732 unm.), Joseph (c1718-c1719), Zipporah (c1720) and Joseph (1723).

Third Generation

(Capt.) Joseph Williams was born Norwich, CT 23 Apr 1723 and died Brattleboro, VT 16 Jan 1776. He married twice, first Norwich 4 Mar 1742 Hannah Lathrop (no ch.) and second North Stonington 20 Feb 1746 Eunice Wheeler. By his second wife he had seven children: John (1746 m Abigail Phelps), William Wheeler (1748-1750), Frederick (1749-1776 likely unm.), Mary (1751), Joseph (1753 m Abigail Coit), Zipporah (1756) and William Wheeler (1760 m Ruth Granger).

DNA results TBD

Previous Y-DNA testing

The Williams surname DNA Project does not list anyone claiming John Williams of Haverhill was their Most Distant Known Patrilineal Ancestor (MDKPA).

Further testing needed

Known patrilineal descendants of Joseph Williams are encouraged to take the Big Y test, contact and disclose their lineage in order to refine this clade assignment.

References & External Links

  • MacGunnigle, Bruce Campbell, Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: vol. 4 Edward Fuller General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA. 2006