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 16 Aug 2017 at 01:00 GMT L Sauls wrote:

Hi, Becky:

I would like to be a member of the Mayflower Project. I am descended from William Brewster and am Pre-1700 certified. I thought perhaps I had slipped through a crack because I wasn't given the badge after my first request on July 24th. Thanks!

On 14 Aug 2017 at 20:37 GMT Teresa Shinn wrote:

Hi Becky. This is teresa Shinn. Can you award me the mayflower badge? I am a direct descendant of john alden and my daughter a direct descendant of edward winslow. i have been researching mayflower families for a long time. I know how to use wikitree & i will pass the pre 1500 certification as soon as my 30 days here is up. i also joined projects, pgm, and profiles. i have room for only a few projects and this one is a big one for me.

On 7 Aug 2017 at 18:37 GMT Bob Keniston Jr. wrote:

There is a new Challenge for Surnames. Abby has suggested organizing teams. We've already decided to bring back the Massachusetts 600. If you're interested in doing this challenge, answer the post, and mention that you're part of the Massachusetts 600. I'm guessing that every time this challenge runs that there will be 4 names, so at least one would have a presence in Massachusetts.


On 2 Aug 2017 at 14:56 GMT Jane (Dellinger) Davis wrote:

Dear Becky, I would like to join the Mayflower Project. I am a member of the Mayflower Society through Isaac Allerton. I would also be

connected to Brewster. I have the silver book on Allerton so I can share. Thanks, Jane Dellinger Davis

On 2 Aug 2017 at 04:33 GMT Lynn Patterson wrote:

Becky, Please award me the Mayflower badge. Please add me to the Mayflower Project as well. My cousin and I proved a new line in 2012 - the only line possible to George Soule through daughter Elizabeth and her son Issac Walker. (The previously uncertain daughter (Mary) has now been officially discarded.) Thank you.

On 2 Aug 2017 at 04:11 GMT Teresa Shinn wrote:

Please award me the Mayflower Badge. I am also a direct descendant of Samuel Fuller, Francis Eaton, and John Alden. Thanks. I will work to improve Mayflower families. I have been working on these and other families for 25 years. It is a project i am way excited to join!

On 31 Jul 2017 at 01:05 GMT Sally (Britton) Shreeve wrote:

Please award me the Mayflower Badge. I am a direct descendant of Samuel Fuller, Francis Eaton, and John Billington. The Mayflower Society asked for my information on the descendancy on the Raymond family (James Raymond married Elizabeth Fuller) and then asked permission to publish it which they did. Thank you.

On 27 Jul 2017 at 21:18 GMT Michael Thomas wrote:


Please give me the Mayflower Badge. I have discovered via Wikitree that I am related to Stephen, Giles, and Constance Hopkins. Thanks....

On 26 Jul 2017 at 21:57 GMT Bob Keniston Jr. wrote:

There is a G2G post asking if WT should keep the Thon Teams going. I answered that I would. I think we had a great team in the Spring Clean-a-Thon, and I'd like to see us all stay together. Leave me a comment or pm letting me know your opinion. Massachusetts 600 RULES.


On 26 Jul 2017 at 21:31 GMT Thomas Botts wrote:

I want to join the Mayflower project. I am a descendant of John Howland and Elizabeth (Tilley) Howland. Their daughter married Jonathan Bosworth and I think I can trace it from the Bosworth, thru Smith to Hopkins and Botts.

With a little more research I may be descendant of 2 more passengers of Mayflower.

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