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 20 Oct 2017 at 18:04 GMT Stanton Bloom wrote:

Hi Becky,

I am pre-1700 certified. The Mayflower Project page instructs me to request the Mayflower Project Member badge from you. I am a direct and straight-line descendant of John Alden and Priscilla Mullins through Sarah Alden and Thomas Southworth. Thanks!

On 19 Oct 2017 at 17:40 GMT Hayley Stoddard wrote:

Thanks for updating Stoddard-1129 I don’t know why he was showing married to his step sister :/

Someone may have merged something and didn’t clean up. Thanks

On 19 Oct 2017 at 16:25 GMT Tom Culver III wrote:

Hello Becky,

Relationship finder shows you and I as cousins through several ancestors. I would like to join the Mayflower Project to help determine if Mehitable Standish who is listed as a daughter of Josiah Standish is valid. I understand from another Standish descendant that she is not.

The relationship finder shows Myles Standish as my 9th grandfather through his son Josiah and Mehitable.

Thanks. Tom Culver-805

On 18 Oct 2017 at 23:57 GMT Lloyd Crossman wrote:

Hi Becky

Please add my name to the Mayflower Project. I am descendant of Martha Crossman who married a Mayflower passenger. Her first marriage was with Samuel Eaton

On 12 Oct 2017 at 16:09 GMT Randall White wrote:

Hi Becky,

I am new to Wikitree and a direct paternal descendant of William White. I am interested in helping with the Mayflower Project however I can. I just order a YDNA test so will make the results available later. Thanks, Randy White

On 11 Oct 2017 at 19:49 GMT Eileen Bradley wrote:

10th cousins once removed.

On 11 Oct 2017 at 01:28 GMT Anne Dale wrote:

Hello Becky,

I am pre-1700 certified and the Mayflower Project page indicates I should request the Mayflower Project Member badge from you. I am a direct and straight-line maternal ancestor of Clarissa Kibbe who married Ezra Blodgett. Ezra is the son of Hannah Alden and Joshua Blodgett. I am working on this line and am particularly interested in other mtDNA descendants of this same line. I am also currently at the end of my Mayflower Society application and simultaneously, the DAR application. Thanks!

On 8 Oct 2017 at 23:27 GMT S (Hill) Willson wrote:

Hi Becky,

I added more sources for Elizabeth Fuller-79 Rowley - both to the G2G question and to her profile. Would you please take a look to see if you feel that enough research has been done?

Thank you, Sharon

On 29 Sep 2017 at 23:47 GMT Becky (Nally) Syphers wrote:

Source-A-Thon Number 126 for Sept 2017

On 29 Sep 2017 at 20:43 GMT William Elmer Jr wrote:

Hi Becky!

Yes, Please add my name to the Mayflower Project. Richard Warren is my 9 x great grandfather through Clarence A Warren - all males from there! I am pre-1700 certified. I'm currently working on Richard Warren's (Mayflower) son Nathaniel and will be improving Richard himself as well as Nathaniel's son, another Richard (3rd generation) I suppose that could lead to many more cousinly improvements!!!!!! William B Elmer, Jr (Elmer-1185)

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