Stetson (Y-DNA)

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Status summary

Completed as of October 29, 2020:

  • Recruiting additional direct male-line Robert Stetson descendants for NGS/WGS 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 October 29, 2020

  • NGS/WGS test multiple Stetson descendants to firmly place family clade as well as discover any subclades unique to descendants lines


First Generation

(Cornet) Robert Stetson was baptized 18 Jun 1615 at Modbury, Devonshire, England, son of Thomas Stitson and Argent Lukesmore and died at Scituate (now Norwell) 1 Feb 1702/3. He married twice, first Plymouth, Devon, England 2 May 1635 to Honour Tucker. Late in life, after his first wife died, Cornet Stetson married Mary (Hiland) Bryant. He had twelve children, all by his first wife: Urith (died young), Joseph, Benjamin, Thomas, Samuel, John, Eunice, Lois, Robert, Timothy, Mercy & Jonah.

Second Generation

Joseph Stetson was born at Scituate (now Norwell) about Jun 1639 and died there 8 May 1724. He married three times, fir. Bst bef 1667 to Ruth Hiland, second, bef 1670 to Prudence ______, and third (late in life) to Lydia _____. By his first marriage he had one son Joseph. By his second wife he had seven children: Robert, Lois, William, Desire, Prudence, Samuel & Hannah.

(Capt.) Benjamin Stetson was born at Scituate (now Norwell) abt 1 Aug 1641 and died there 4 May 1711. He married Hingham 15 May 1665 to Bethia Hawke and they had ten children: Benjamin, Matthew, James, Bethiah, Hannah, Eunice, Samuel, Mary, Deborah & Margaret

Thomas Stetson was born at Scituate (now Norwell)