Sargent (Y-DNA) (Rev.)

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Status summary

Completed as of December 22, 2022:

  • Recruiting direct male-line descendants of John Sargent for SNP testing - anyone interested in submitting their DNA for testing should contact

Still to do as of December 22, 2022

  • NGS/WGS test multiple descendants of John Sargent to place the family clade as well as test descendants to discover any subclades unique to descendants lines


First Generation

(Rev.) John Sargent, son of William Sargent and Sarah ___, was born Charlestown 8 Dec 1639 and died Malden 9 Dec 1716. He married three times, but only his third wife descended from a Mayflower passenger: Malden 1674 Lydia Chipman and they had eleven children: Hannah (1675 no further record), Jonathan (1677), William (1680), Lydia (1682 m. Joseph White), Deborah (1684 m. Thomas Waite), Ruth (1688-1719 never married), Samuel (1688), Ebenezer (1690 unk. if marr.), Sarah (1692-1716 never married), Hope (1692 unknown if married) and Mehitable (1696-1696)

Second Generation

Jonathan Sargent was born Malden 17 Apr 1677 and died Mansfield, CT 27 Oct 1754. He married twice, first Malden 13 Mar 1700 Mary Lynde and second 26 May 1717 Mary Sprague. By his first wife he had four children: Mary (1694), Ruth (1696), Jonathan (1700/1 m Deborah Richardson) and Phineas (1702 m Abigail Pratt). By his second wife he had: Nathan (1718 m Mary Sargent & Mary Denny) and Mary (1722).

William Sargent was born Malden 20 Nov 1680 and died there 15 Mar 1731. He married Malden 30 Dec 1702 Mary Lewis and they had Zebiah (dau, 1708).

Samuel Sargent was born Malden 15 Sep 1688 and died there 7 Dec 1721. He married Elizabeth Pratt and they had Thomas (1720 m Tabitha Tuttle).

DNA results TBD

The Sargent DNA Project currently does not have anyone claiming William Cooper (1602-1682) as their Most Distant Known Patrilineal Ancestor (MDKPA). Anyone who believes they are a patrilineal descendant is encouraged to Y-DNA test, join this FTDNA project and contact

References & External Links

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