Rebecca Elizabeth (Nally) Syphers

Becky (Nally) Syphers

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Becky E. Syphers formerly Nally
Born 1940s.
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As a girl, Becky was called "Sally Nally" by most of her family. According to Ted Whittenkraus, "Rebecca acquired the nickname of Sally because it sounded funny to call her Sally Nally. It never sounded all that funny to her and she much prefers the more formal." Her mom told me that her siblings teased her that if she married Bill Nally, her first child would have to be named "Sally".

Born during World War II in the south, where her parents were living. A little while later, Beck and the baby Sally got on a train bound for Worcester. Bill and the family dog followed. They lived for a while with the extended family, where Sally was very spoiled. About 3 years later the family moved to their own house up the street.

She graduated from Classical High School (Worcester) in 1962 and from Bates College in 1966. Her formal education includes 30 hours of graduate studies. Three years of teaching math followed her college graduation. About 1970 she relocated to Hartford, CT and was employed by Travelers Insurance Company off and on until her retirement in 2005.

She has been married for over 40 years. She and her husband had 2 children, one of whom is now deceased, and two grandchildren. Her husband is an avid motorcycle racer. She and her husband are active in their church and other community organizations.

Her interest in genealogy started at about age 12, and has been a continuing interest through out her life.


  • Maternal relationship is confirmed with a 23andMe test match between Chris Whitten and Rebecca, first cousins once removed. Predicted relationship from 23andMe: "1st to 2nd Cousin based on 6.68% DNA shared across 21 segments."

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On 30 Mar 2017 at 18:26 GMT Myron Timmons II wrote:

Becky, would you add me to the Project. I have several Mayflower ancestors. John Howland and his soon to be wife Elizabeth Tilley. They are my 10G Grandparents. Also John Tilley my 11G Grandfather & wife and daughter Elizabeth Tilley.

On 28 Mar 2017 at 02:03 GMT Steve Gates wrote:

Becky, Could you please add me the the project? I just discovered I am a descent of Constance (Hopkins) Snow. She is my 10th grandmother. I'd like to learn more about her descendants and also help out on the Mayflower project.

On 22 Mar 2017 at 07:34 GMT Valerie Sizemore wrote:

Becky, would you add me to the Mayflower Project? I just found out I am a descendent of John Robinson, I could possibly be related to others, but he's the only one I know of at the moment. I'd like to learn more and help out where I can when I have the time. Thank you!

On 19 Mar 2017 at 21:40 GMT Edie (Nibling) Kohutek wrote:

Becky, would you add me to the Mayflower Project? I am a direct descendant of William Bradford, Francis Cooke, and Kenelm Winslow - the brother of Edward Winslow. I will double-checking sources in our lines and hopefully triangulating DNA with possible cousins. I know that would be a rare find, but a fun one!

On 18 Mar 2017 at 05:00 GMT Lynn Patterson wrote:

Hello Becky, Please add the Mayflower badge to my profile. In the past few years we have been the first to become approved through George Soule and his daughter Elizabeth Soule (Walker). Thank you.

On 8 Mar 2017 at 17:37 GMT April (Dellinger) Dauenhauer wrote:

Hi Becky I've been working on the profile for Elizabeth Tilley Howland and finished minor formatting for the sources - removed a few duplicates, etc. (sent you long pm on that), but one thing remains.

There were birth-death etc text paragraphs at the bottom of Elizabeth's bio section from a merge. I put them right after the existing section (with lines to separate) and will get back to combining them asap.

This is all just fyi, the question is in the pm.

Thank you for all you do on Mayflower!!

On 7 Mar 2017 at 19:43 GMT Michael Hervey wrote:

Becky, in 2013 you disconnected Susanna Bickley (Bickley-40) as the spouse of Samuel Edson (Edson-14). Please take a look at the discussion at on G2G at I believe that there is evidence (a primary source) and consensus now that Susanna Bickley is Samuel Edson's spouse.

Your Thoughts?

On 21 Feb 2017 at 17:11 GMT Jeannette Seward wrote:

"Becky and Jeannette are 10th cousins

Relationships are based on shared ancestry. The first common ancestor we found for Becky (Nally) Syphers and Jeannette Seward is Henry Rice."

On 27 Jan 2017 at 18:43 GMT Joseph (Johnson Jr) Johnson Jr wrote:

Hello, My name is Joe. I am interested in researching the Rogers line from the Mayflower as well as other names that are attached to it. I am new on here so any help/suggestions are appreciated. thank you Becky. --- Joe Johnson

On 21 Jan 2017 at 19:55 GMT Alice Green wrote:

Hi, I would be honored to join the Mayflower Project. I have been told I am descended from Peregrine White and Edward Doty on different sides of my mother's family.

Many thanks, Alice

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