Completed as of November 10, 2020:
- Recruiting additional direct male-line descendants of William Sherman for further 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 November 10, 2020
- NGS/WGS test additional descendants of William Sherman to confirm assignment as well as test descendants to discover any subclades unique to descendants lines
William Sherman is said to have been born (baptized?) 29 Apr 1599 in Dedham, Essex, England and died at Marshfield 25 Oct 1679. He married at Plymouth 23 Jan 1638 to Prudence Hill. They had four children: William, Samuel, a daughter and John
William Sherman (II) was born Marshfield about 1646 and was buried there 17 Nov 1680. He married Marshfield 25 Dec 1667 to Desire Doty. They had six children: Hannah, https://www.edwarddoty.org/tng/getperson.php?personID=P88&tree=DOTY Elizabeth] (never married), William, Patience, Experience and Ebenezer.
DNA results TBD
Previous Y-DNA testing
The Baker surname project identifies a small number of descendants of Alexander Baker (supposed father of Samuel). One falls under Haplogroup E, one falls under Haplogroup I, and five fall under Haplogroup R-U106>>BY150757. Samuel has been proven NOT to be a son of Alexander Baker, so it is likely his descendants fall under either Haplogroup E or Haplogroup I.
Further testing of descendants of William Sherman would confirm an assignment and possibly identify subclades linked to descendants.