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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Name of Mayflower Passenger
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Hope to work on this family's genealogy
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On 11 Dec 2017 at 18:41 GMT Pete Neubauer wrote:

Hi Becky, I am a direct descendant of two Mayflower passengers both Edward Fuller and Thomas Rogers I would like to be added to the project group and granted your permission to use the Mayflower Badge. A quick search in the Relationship finder will show you my Direct Descendancy of the two passengers. Thanks, P. Neubauer-216

On 8 Dec 2017 at 21:54 GMT Elizabeth Acker wrote:

Hello Becky, I would like to be a part of the Mayflower project. Could I please have a Mayflower Project Member badge? Thank you! I am related to Gov. William Bradford.

On 4 Dec 2017 at 23:57 GMT C Grando wrote:

Hi Becky! I just determined that I am a Mayflower descendant via John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley. I would be interested in working on the Mayflower Project..though I need to add my modern tree first, and work up to that era. Would you advise that I defer joining the project until I've accomplished that? Or is it possible to join the project with the understanding that I will not be as active in participating until I've managed to fill in the more recent Ancestors on my tree? Thank you for your time!

On 29 Nov 2017 at 17:18 GMT Nick Lehrling wrote:

Becky, could you award me the Mayflower badge please? Humilty Cooper is my 10th great grandmother, a passenger on the Mayflower and found on the passenger lists. In addition John Alden, an original passenger, is my 1st cousin 12x removed. Thank you!

Nicholas Lehrling

On 28 Nov 2017 at 20:03 GMT Deborah (Greenfield) Oliver wrote:

Becky, I would like to join the Mayflower group. I am a descendant of Samuel Fuller. Thank you.

Debbie Oliver

On 27 Nov 2017 at 07:42 GMT Maggie N. wrote:

Hi again Becky ~ I figured out the connection for Meriam Rowley Munson. She is descended from the PGM Henry Rowley (-:

No worries. Have a good day.

On 26 Nov 2017 at 23:07 GMT Maggie N. wrote:

Hi Becky - do you know a good Mayflower source where I can check if this fella had a daughter named Meriam / Miriam Rowley who married Jesse Munson ? Thanks.

On 25 Nov 2017 at 00:47 GMT Linda Barnett wrote:

Becky I would like to join the Mayflower project and get a Mayflower badge also. And also put me on the Mayflower project page. I am pre-1700 certified. The Mayflower Project page instructs me to request the Mayflower Project Member badge from you.

On 22 Nov 2017 at 03:44 GMT Holly Kidder wrote:

Requesting a Mayflower Badge. According to Wikitree my 6th great grandfather William Hillard is 9 degrees from Myles Standish. Going to fill out a GSMD preliminary Review Form. I am also a certified DAR member.

On 21 Nov 2017 at 03:12 GMT Gayle (Koethe) Erspamer wrote:

Thank you so much for the Mayflower Badge! These Mayflower ancestors are dear to my know?

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Queen Elizabeth II Becky is 29 degrees from Aaron Copland, 23 degrees from AJ Jacobs, 20 degrees from Barbara Shoff and 20 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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