Helen, does your line by chance include Timothy Sargent, married to Anne Nancy Horton? I ask because I have been searching for my father's ancestry, and have been able to track it back to an Aquila Chase (b. 1618), married to Anne Wheeler, both from England. This same bloodline is directly connected to Timothy Sargent.
Here is my direct bloodline traced from Aquila Chase to present:
Aquila Chase (b. 1618, England; d. 27 Dec 1670, MA; m. Anne Wheeler)
Daniel Chase (b. 16 Nov 1661, MA; d. 8 Feb 1718, MA; m. Martha Kimball)
Enoch Chase (b. 1704, MA; d. 22 Apr 1744; m. Judith Colby)
Dorothy Chase (b. 8 Aug 1729, MA; d. ?; m. Timothy Sargent)
Timothy Sargent (b. bet. 1749-51, MA; d. 1827, NY; m. Anne N. Horton)
Alice Sargent (b. 21 Oct 1773, MA; d. 1860-65, NY; m. Solomon Chase, Jr.)
George Willard Chase (b. 1794-95, NY; d. ?; m. Harriet Hudson)
George Washington Chase (b. 1 Feb 1828, NY; d. 12 Dec 1907; m. Christiana Patten)
Franklin Eugene Chase, Sr. (b. 1 May 1856, IL; d. 1935, IA; m. Mary A Maxwell)
Amos Adelbert Chase (b. 3 Mar 1877, IL; d. 3 Jun 1949, IA; m. Mabel Claire Henry)
Kenneth Leroy Chase (b. 10 Aug 1911, IA; d. 25 Feb 1973, IL; m. Mary Margaret Cecil)
Steven Michael Chase (b. 19 Sep 1954,IL; LIVING; m. Barbara Annette Lisenbee)
Jennifer Dawn Chase (b. 16 Mar 1976, KY; LIVING; m. Thomas Aaron Crunkleton) - ME; I have three children (living, 21 and under; unmarried)
Counting from my children to Aquila Chase, that is 13 generations.
I believe your line MAY connect to ours somewhere. If you would like the full information, let me know. I will be happy to share the source with you.