Sunday, September 14, 2008

World Names Profiler

This website, World Names Profiler allows persons of European ancestry to find where in the world their surname occurs. Coverage is not complete and leaves out Russia and Eastern Europe among other regions.

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

FTDNA DNA test discount until 30 September 2008

FTDNA has announced the following promotional prices for NEW MEMBERS of DNA studies:

Y-DNA12 orders include a FREE mtDNA test (Y-DNA12+mtDNA promotion price of $99; normally $189)
Y-DNA25 orders include a FREE mtDNA test (Y-DNA25+mtDNA promotion price of $148; normally $238)
Y-DNA37 orders price REDUCED to $119 (normally $189)
Y-DNA37+mtDNAPlus orders price REDUCED to $189 (normally $339)
Y-DNA67+mtDNAPlus orders price REDUCED to $288 (normally $409)
mtDNAPlus price REDUCED to $149 (normally $189)

This promotion goes into effect immediately and will be available until September 30th, 11:59PM CST.

The Y DNA test is for males, and both males and females can take the mtDNA test. I recommend that males test their Y DNA and mtDNA to determine their genetic ancestry from their father and from their mother.

You can find out if there is a Surname Project for your surname at http://www.ftdna.com/ and use the search box.

I don't make any money from your tests.

These are the families I am associated with:

Ball:
http://www.ftdna.com/public/Ball/

Creekmore:
http://www.ftdna.com/public/Creekmore/


Kidd:
http://www.ftdna.com/public/Kidd/

Manning:
http://www.ftdna.com/public/Manning/

Parkins and Perkins:
http://www.ftdna.com/public/Parkins-Perkins/

Phipps:
http://www.ftdna.com/public/Phipps-Y-DNA/

Strunk:
http://www.ftdna.com/public/Strunk/


Swain:
http://www.ftdna.com/public/Swain/

Whitecotton:
http://www.worldfamilies.net/surnames/whitecotton/

Wyatt:
http://www.ftdna.com/public/Wyatt/

To get the special price, go to the home page for your surname and select the "Join this Surname Group" link on the left side of the page and answer the questions.

If your Surname is not one of these, go to http://www.ftdna.com/ and enter your surname in the Search Box. Select the link to your Surname that comes up.

This is a great opportunity if you are interested in testing.

Other fee-based testing companies:
http://www.dnaheritage.com/
http://www.dnaancestry.com/

A free testing company:
http://smgf.org/

Contact me if you have any questions: SCPerkins@gmail.com

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Famous and Infamous Relatives

USA:

Politicians:


Presidents of the USA:

Barack Obama - Creekmore of Kentucky - Duval and Brassier of Maryland
George W. Bush - Clark of New Haven
Harry S Truman - Duval and Brassier of Maryland

Vice Presidents of the USA:


Richard "Dick" Chaney - Duval and Brassier of Maryland

First Ladies of the USA:


Barbara Bush - Clark of New Haven

Supreme Court Justices:


William Hubbs Rehnquist, Chief Justice - Henry Peck and Joan Allen of New Haven

Senators:



Willard Mitt Romney - Richard Sperry and Dennis, of New Haven

Representatives:


Carl Dewey Perkins, Kentucky - Perkins
Carl Christopher Perkins, Kentucky - Perkins

Governors:


Willard Mitt Romney, Massachusetts - Richard Sperry and Dennis, of New Haven
Howard Dean, Vermont - Henry Peck and Joan, and John Thompson and Dorothy, of New Haven

State Legislators:


Joseph Peck of New Haven - Peck.
Harrison White, Kentucky - Perkins.
Joseph Phipps, member of 1st Pennsylvania and 1st Delaware Legislatures. Of Reading, Berkshire, England.
Thomas Farley, Virginai General Assembly, 1628 and 1630, Grand Assembly 1632 of Archer's Hope, Jamestown, Viginia, and Worchester, Worchestershire, England.

Other Officials:

Sir Charles Boone - President of Bombay 1715-1722, Member of Parliament -Boone
Daniel Strunk - Constable of Ashe Co, North Carolina - Strunk
Benois Brassieur - Justice of the Peace of Talbot Co., Maryland - Brasseur or Brashear

Ministers/Religious figures:


Sarah Benfield Phipps - Quaker Activist - England and Pennsylvania - Benfield and Phipps
James Sullivan - Methodist Circuit Rider, ordained by Bishop Asberry in Nashville, Tennessee in 1792 - Sullivan
Emma Hale Smith - Wife of Joseph Smith founder of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints - She was active in the Relief Society and the Reorganized Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints of which her son, Joseph Smith III, was elected President. 3 connections - Thomas Barnes and Abigail Frost of New Haven - Samuel Hotchkiss and Elizabeth Cleverly of New Haven - John Thompson and Dorothy of New Haven.
John "Blind John" Moses - Old Style Baptist Minister - Moses of South Carolina.

Socialites:


The three Cushing Sisters:
Mary Benedict "Minnie" Cushing, wife of W. Vincent Astor and James Whitney Fosburgh;
Elizabeth 'Betsey" Cushing, wife of James Roosevelt and John Hay "Jock" Whitney;
Barbara "Babe" Cushing, wife of Stanley Grafton Mortimer and William S. Paley;
Descendants of Deacon William Peck of New Haven.

Pioneers:


Daniel Boone - George Boone of Pennsylvania and Bradnich, Devonshire, England.

Industrialists:


Elmer Ambrose Sperry, founder of Sperry Corp. - Richard Sperry and Dennis, of New Haven.

Military Officers:


Brig. General Edward Stephens - Stephens of South Carolina.

Entertainers:


John Wayne - Sperry of New Haven.
Richard Gere - William and Elizabeth Peck of New Haven.
Robert Duval - Duval and Brassier of Maryland.
Michael Edward Love of the Beach Boys - William and Elizabeth Peck of New Haven.
Julie Harris - William Peck and Elizabeth, of New Haven.
Cole Porter - William Peck and Elizabeth, of New Haven.
Charles Edward Ives composer - William Peck and Elizabeth, of New Haven.
Ellen Degeneres - Duval and Brassier of Maryland.

Sports:


Ray Boone - Baseball third baseman and All-Star - Boone.
Robert Boone - Baseball catcher and manager and All-Star - Boone.
Aaron Boone - Baseball infielder and All-Star - Boone.
Bret Boone - Baseball second baseman and All-Star - Boone.

Genealogists:


John Insley Coddington, President of the American Society of Genealogists - Samuel Hotchkiss of New Haven and Doddington, Whitchurch, Cheshire, England.
Donald Lines Jacobus, founder of the New Haven Genealogical Magazine, now The American Genealogist - Edward Perkins of New Haven.
Gary Boyd Roberts, Librarian EMeritus at the New England Historic genealogical Society - William Peck of New Haven.
Nathaniel Taylor, - Thomas Barnes, John Frost, Samuel Hotchkiss, William Payne and Richard Sperry of New Haven.

Additions and Corrections are welcome. Updated 27 Aug 2012.

Thursday, June 19, 2008

Today is Juneteenth

Among the African American community today is celebrated as the end of slavery in the United States of America. Congress outlawed the importation of slaves in 1808, but the slave trade continued till 1821 when the death penalty was enacted for anyone caught importing slaves. While the Emancipation Proclamation freed the slaves in the confereate states, Texas did nor do so until 19 June 1865. See the Wikipedia entry: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Juneteenth

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

My immigrant ancestors to New England

The following are my known immigrant ancestors to the New England colonies of Massachusetts Bay, Connecticut, and New Haven Colony:

Massachusetts Bay & Connecticut:
1) Thomas BARNES, occ. farmer, b. 1620 in Eng., d. 10 Jun 1691 in Middletown, Middlesex Co., CT, ma. 1642 (?), to

Mary ----- or Elizabeth -----, occ. housewife, b. 1620 (?), d. 1696.

Thomas came first to Cambridge, then to Hartford, before Middletown. Supposedly came with Rev. Davenport.

New Haven Colony:

2) Edward PERKINS, occ. farmer, b. 1607? Eng., d. in New Haven, New Haven Col, CT, ma. 20 Mar 1648/9 in First Cong Ch, New Haven Co., CT, to

3) Elizabeth BUTCHER, occ. housewife, b. 1626 (?), d. in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT.

Edward may be the son of William Perkins, merchant, of London, and a half-brother to Rev. William Perkins of Boston, MA. Donald Lines Jacobus was a descendant of
Edward Perkins and Elizabeth Butcher.

4) Richard SPERRY, occ. farmer, b. 1606 in Eng., d. 1698 in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT, ma. 1644 (?) in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT, to

5) Dennis -----,(possibly GOODYEAR or FREEMAN or HONEYMAN) occ.
housewife, b. 1625 (?), d. 1707 in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT.

Richard may be the son of John SPERRY, occ. farmer, b. 1568 in
Thurleigh Par., Bedfordshire, Eng., d. before 1620 (?) in Thurleigh Par.,
Bedfordshire, Eng., ma. circa 1596 (?) in Eng., to Mary -----, occ. housewife,
d. after 1606 in Thurleigh Par., Bedfordshire, Eng. (ref. letter).

6) William CHATTERTON, occ. farmer, b. 1635 (?) in Eng/CT, d. 1700 in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT, ma. 1659 (?) in CT, to

7) Mary CLARK, occ. housewife, b. 1636 (?) in Eng/CT, d. 3 Feb 1721/2 in West Haven,
New Haven Co., CT.

William may be a son of Michael Chatterton of New Hampshire, New Haven, and Long Island.

Mary was daughter of

8)James CLARK, occ. farmer, b. 1610 in Eng., ma. 1631(?) in Eng/CT, to

9) Sarah -----, (possibly Harvey or Fernes or ????), occ. housewife, d. 17 Oct 1661 in CT. Ancestors of former First Lady of the US, Barbara Pierce Bush.

10) Timothy FORD, occ. farmer, b. 1610 (?) in Eng., d. 28 Aug 1684 in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT.

11) Matthew MOULTHROP, occ. farmer, b. circa 1600 (?) in Eng., d. 22 Dec 1668 in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT, ma. 1633 Wrawby, Lincs., Eng. to

12) Jane NICHOLL, occ. housewife, b. 1605 in Wrawby, Lincs., Eng., d. 13 May 1672 in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT.

Jane was the daughter of Thomas NICHOLL of Wrawby, Lincs., Eng. and his wife ----- GEORGE. (ref. Hatcher, 74 TAG April 1999 and later continuation articles).

13) John THOMPSON, occ. farmer, b. 1615 (?) in Eng., d. 1656 in East Haven, New Haven Co., CT, ma. 1638 (?), to

14) Dorothy -----, occ. housewife, b. 1615(?) in Eng., d. after 1654 in CT.


15) John FROST, occ. farmer, b. circa 1642, d. circa 1700 in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT, ma. 9 Jun 1665 in First Cong Ch, New Haven Co., CT, to

16) Mercy PAYNE, occ. housewife, b. circa 1642 (?), d. circa 1700(?) in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT.

John may be son of

17) John FROST, occ. farmer, b. 1615 (?) in Eng., ma. 1640(?), to Abigail -----, occ. housewife, b. 1620 (?) in Eng. Died in CT or on Long Island?

Mercy was the daughter of

18) William PAYNE, occ. farmer, b. 1620 (?) in Eng., d. 1684 in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT, ma. circa 1640 (?) in New Haven, CT?, to (unknown), occ. housewife, d. before 1668 in CT.

19) Dea. William PECK, occ. farmer-Deacon, b. circa 1600 in Eng., d. 14 Oct 1694 in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT, ma. circa 1621 (?) in Eng., to

20) Elizabeth -----, occ. housewife, b. circa 1600 in Eng., d. 5 Dec 1683 in Lyme, New London Co., CT. Ancestors of former First Lady of the US, Barbara Pierce Bush.

21) William PARKER, occ. farmer-Deputy, b. 1610 (?) in Eng., d. 21 Dec 1686 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., CT, ma. 1636 (?) in CT/MA, to

22) Margerey PRITCHARD?, occ. housewife, d. 6 Dec 1680 in Saybrook, Middlesex Co., CT.

23) Samuel HOTCHKISS, occ. farmer, b. circa 1623 in Dodington, Whitchurch Par., Shropshire, Eng., d. 28 Dec 1663 in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT. (ref. Coddington,
CT Nutmegger). Married 7 Sep 1642 in First Cong Ch., New Haven Co., CT, to

24) Elizabeth CLEVERLY, occ. housewife, b. 1620 (?) in Eng., d. after 1670 in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT.

Samuel was son of John Hotchkiss and Margaret Nevett of Dodington, Whitchurch, Shropshire, England. John Insley Coddington was a descendant of this couple.

25) Henry PECK, occ. farmer, b. 1625 (?) in Eng., d. 1654 in New Haven, New Haven Co., CT, ma. 1646 in New Haven, CT, to

26) Joan -----, occ. housewife, d. 1670 (?) in CT.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

What is this Blog?

Hello:

I've decided to start a blog on my genealogy research to allow me to expand upon some of the research I am doing. You will find me referring to my genealogy pages
and to my blog on genetic genealogy, On-Line Journal of Genetics and Genealogy. I am also a member of the Editorial Board of the Journal of Genetic Genealogy. I hope you will find this blog of interest.