Rebecca Elizabeth (Nally) Syphers

Becky (Nally) Syphers

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Becky E. Syphers formerly Nally
Born 1940s.
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Daughter of [private father (1910s - 1980s)] and [private mother (1910s - 2010s)] DNA confirmed
Sister of [private brother (1940s - 1990s)], [private brother (1940s - unknown)] and [private sister (1950s - 1980s)]
Mother of [private son (1970s - 1990s)] and [private daughter (1970s - unknown)]
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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 June 19, 2008: 13:35: Chris Whitten edited the Biography, Current Last Name, Preferred Name and Gender for You. [Thank Chris for this]

13:34: Chris Whitten created You. [Thank Chris for this]

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On 16 Mar 2018 at 22:55 GMT Anna Harris wrote:

The following is Elizabeth's info:

Elizabeth Brewster 1584–1638

  • birth 26 jul 1584 • st michael, hertfordshire, , england
  • death 10 aug 1638 • ipswich, essex, massachusetts, usa

With those dates there couldn't of been to many Brewster families. It appears she came over on the Mayflower. This is why I'm baffled

On 10 Mar 2018 at 00:14 GMT Jennifer (Jacoby) Trippeer wrote:

I did receive the Pre 1700 badge. I am related to Thomas and Joseph Rogers as well as Stephen Hopkins. Can you guide me in how to begin? Thank you!

On 29 Jan 2018 at 07:15 GMT Barbara Jennings wrote:

Becky, please add my name for Mayflower participant Badge. Researching John Turner 1654-1706 Thank you. Barbara Jennings Tomeo

On 27 Jan 2018 at 14:39 GMT Anne Dale wrote:

Thank you for trusted access to Hannah Alden Blodgett!

On 26 Jan 2018 at 14:00 GMT David Howe wrote:

Requesting the Mayflower participant badge. I am a descendant of Myles Standish and Edward Doty, and member of the Mayflower Society.

On 23 Jan 2018 at 22:29 GMT Pamela Smith wrote:

As a mayflower descendant I would like to join the mayflower project

Thank you pamela

On 9 Jan 2018 at 23:11 GMT Bill Warner wrote:

Hello Becky,

As a Mayflower Descendant, I would like to join the Mayflower Project.

Thank you, Bill

On 3 Jan 2018 at 23:15 GMT Eric Perkins wrote:

Hi Becky,

I am quite confused by your comment, but I think you actually did the merge for Henry Cobb. I do have a link to some information about Henry but I am not sure what is appropriate to do with it. Thanx - Eric

On 2 Jan 2018 at 19:21 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:


Wish you a Happy New Year. May 2018 bring you all you need to be happy.

Congratulation for adding your contributions in December. Whatever the quantity of your contributions, they all count. As I always say "Quality is better than quantity" to make a great family tree.

Thank you for being a Wikitreer,

Guy Constantineau - Wikitree leader

On 20 Dec 2017 at 21:48 GMT Brian Shaw Jr wrote:

Hello Becky. I am researching my family history in relation to the Mayflower passengers. So far I have found one passenger who is a direct ancestor and 2 indirect ancestors. I am requesting the Mayflower Project Member badge. Thank you and I hope you have a wonderful day.

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