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 12 Jun 2017 at 20:36 GMT Zachary Smith wrote:

Hello Becky, would you please add me to the Mayflower project? I am descended from John and Eleanor Billington through their son Francis, and possibly Resolved White as well. I have already become pre-1700 certified. Thanks for your help!

On 5 Jun 2017 at 14:52 GMT Amie (Moses) Psarudakis wrote:

Hi Becky! Would you please add me to the Mayflower Project? I am a dependent of George Soule through his son George Soule Jr. I have already become pre-1700 certified. Thanks!

On 26 May 2017 at 22:49 GMT April (Oppegard) House wrote:

Hello, Becky! Would you mind adding me to the Mayflower Project, please? I am descended from the Alden and Mullins family. Thank you!

On 21 May 2017 at 22:35 GMT Susan Ballam wrote:

Hello Becky,

Would you please add me to the Mayflower Project? I am pre-1700 certified. I descend from several Mayflower ancestors.

On 19 May 2017 at 21:15 GMT Angela Addie wrote:

Hello, Becky. I just discovered in the last few days that I am a descendant of George Soule, through his daughter Susannah Soule. Would it be possible to be added to the Mayflower group? I have documented my direct line here on WikiTree. I am planning on going through the pre-1700 certification.

On 18 May 2017 at 17:39 GMT Hugh McNichol IV wrote:

I am a direct descendant from William Brewster and Mary Chilton. Would you please permit me to joiin your group.

On 11 May 2017 at 23:31 GMT Taylor (Fritz) Worthington-Gilchrist R.N. wrote:

Becky Hi, Would you please add me to the Mayflower Project. I am a descendant of Giles Hopkins and a few of his descendants. I am pre-1700 certified.

Thank you Taylor Worthington-Gilchrist

On 9 May 2017 at 13:25 GMT Keenan Dunham wrote:

Thomas Dunham should be added back as John Dunham's father as historical sources all say he is.

The recent sources since the advent of the internet have claimed a different narrative that John Dunham is not from Scrooby and not descended from royalty.

I have a family shield passed down in my family which is the same as the cover of Isaac Watson Dunham's book and I have confirmed with the British King of Arms that this is a genuine heraldry from 1450.

Sources stating Thomas Dunham is the father of John Dunham:

Volume 3 of Representative Men and Old Families of Southeastern Massachusetts, J.H. Beers & Co, 1912

Dunham genealogy: English and American branches of the Dunham family, Isaac Watson Dunham, 1907

On 6 May 2017 at 23:33 GMT L (Sharp) Kish wrote:

Thanks Becky for explaining relationship of the two Mary Allertons.

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.

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