Richard  Pierpont

Rick Pierpont

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Rick Pierpont
Born 1960s.
Ancestors ancestors
Brother of and [private sister (1960s - unknown)]
Father of [private daughter (1980s - unknown)] and
Account confirmed 20 Aug 2013 | Rick's 103652 contributions | 6887 thank-yous received
Profile last modified | Created 23 Mar 2013 | Last significant change: 22 Feb 2018
07:56: Dewey Kemp posted a message on the page for Rick Pierpont. [Thank Dewey for this]
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Categories: MtDNA Haplogroup J | Pierpont Name Study | WikiTree Leaders | Norwich, Connecticut | Mayflower Descendants On WikiTree | This Day In History June 11 | New Hampshire Research Assistance | Pierpont-94 Y-DNA | Pierpont-94 mtDNA.

Mayflower Descendant(John Howland)

The Top hat in my photo belonged to my 2nd-great-granduncle Major General Francis Vinton Greene (1850-1921). He was a son of my 2nd great-grandfather General George Sears Greene

Here is a YouTube video that describes the use of these sources on WikiTree:
  • This will add it to the complete list here:
  • Most of this information came from other family members that have spent several years researching our family history.
  • Most of my family history is from Connecticut, where all of my immediate family were born and raised, and Rhode Island.



Origins of the name Pierpont: Pierpont Name Study

Famous People In My Family Tree

2nd gr-grandfather: George Sears Greene US Civil War General
6th gr-grandfather: James Pierpont One of the founders of Yale
8th gr-grandfather Samuel Gorton Governor Rhode Island
8th gr-grandfather: Thomas Hooker one of the founders of the Colony of Connecticut.
9th gr-grandparents: John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley of the "Mayflower"
10th gr-grandparents: John Tilley and Joan Hurst of the "Mayflower"
10th gr-grandfather: Thomas Sherwood Witness for the defense in the Goodwife Knapp's witchcraft trial
James Lord Pierpont: Composer of Jingle Bells
Nathanael Greene: Revolutionary War general
Samuel Dana Greene: Battle of the Monitor and Merrimac
P.T. Barnum: Circus fame (dubious genealogy)
Louisa May Alcott: Author
Samuel Pierpont Langley: Aviation pioneer and scientist
John Pierpont (1785-1856): Poet
John Pierpont Morgan: Banker
Francis Vinton Greene: General US Army, Commissioner of Police in NYC
Caleb Carr: Governor of Rhode Island
Harriett Beecher Stowe author
Aaron Burr 3rd Vice President of the United States

My Ancestors

  • I was born in Connecticut, and so were my parents and all my grandparents.
  • Great-grandparents: All my great-grandparents were born in the USA, except Mary Eleanor Elliott b.Ireland
  • All other great-grandparents born in Connecticut, except for Charles Thruston Greene b.Maryland
  • 2nd-great-grandparents: Excluding the above mentioned Ireland family, all 2nd-great-grandparents born in the USA, except Moses Thomas b.Wales and Henry Supple b.Ireland
  • Excluding family lines above, all other 2nd-great-grandparents born in Connecticut, except
  • Pauline Powles b.New York and
  • George Sears Greene b.Rhode Island
  • Martha Barrett Dana b.Massachusetts
  • Mary Elizabeth Barnum b.New York
  • 3rd-great-grandparents: Excluding the above Ireland and Wales family lines, all 3rd-great-grandparents born in USA, except,
William Mills b.England
Susan Markham b.England
  • 4th-great-grandparents: I only have documentation about 47 of my 64 4th-great-grandparents. Of these 47, their birth locations are:
  • Connecticut: 18
  • New York: 5
  • Rhode Island: 4
  • Massachusetts: 5
  • The rest are undocumented or born in Europe


  • University of Connecticut "1982 May 23" (1982). Commencement Programs. Paper 32.


DNA Ancestors View:

I have been tested at both 23andMe and FamilyTreeDNA. The 23andMe test includes SNP test of yDNA, mtDNA, and auDNA. My FamilyTreeDNA test only includes 111 STRs on the yDNA.

Below, I have included a complete description of my SNP test results, along with the progression through that haplogroup tree. This is so that others can compare their haplogroup branch to my haplogroup branch. As long as we use that latest haplogroup trees, this should tell us how closely we are related (or not at all). This only works along Maternal or Paternal lines, but that may include thousands of people. This will allow us to find errors in the genealogy in WikiTree and also allow us to discover so-called "Non Paternal Events" (NPE)[1]

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I have been tested here and so have a few of my relatives.
This name is from my maternal grandmother. I have very little information about this line, except that they are from Germany.
I am always looking for errors.
This is my paternal line, going back about 1,000 years.
I have started a list of Genealogical Societies that offer free publications online.
Sources that have been indexed, tagged, and categorized are marked with the Category:Source.
The Sturges families in Connecticut

DNA Tested
Rick Pierpont's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Rick or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
  • Rick Pierpont: Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 111 markers, haplogroup R-S4056, Ysearch Q98QJ, FTDNA kit #364331 + Y-Chromosome Test, haplogroup R-S29
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • Rick Pierpont: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup J2a1a1a2, FTDNA kit #364331 + Mitochondrial DNA Test Other, haplogroup J2a1a1b
  • Joan (Greene) Pierpont : Mitochondrial DNA Test Other, haplogroup J2a1a1b
  • Donna Pierpont : Mitochondrial DNA Test Other, haplogroup J2a1a1b
  • Patricia Covill : Mitochondrial DNA Test, haplogroup J2a1a1b
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On 22 Feb 2018 at 12:56 GMT Dewey Kemp wrote:

Rick my ancestors are from the Kemp-Camp and Campe and my records have that Mary Farmer Campe is one of my kin and was married to William Campe from England born in 1559 and married in 1584 in England . My source is from GEDCOM Ancestral files v4. 19 from the Church of Jesus Christ of Later Day Saints in Salt Lake City, Utah.

On 12 Feb 2018 at 03:45 GMT Thomas Leverett wrote:

Hi Rick. I see you've changed Elizabeth Gannett's profile recently. The possibility that she had a son William Leverett (by Hudson) is crucial to connecting our line to the famous governor of the colony. I'm wondering if that's what you added and, if so, where you learned it. Thanks!

On 9 Feb 2018 at 20:24 GMT Phyllis (Byman) Spivey wrote:

It's nice to see your still working on the Sherwood

line, you do a great job. Be glad when you get down to the 1800 houndreds. I'm still at a brick wall. Anyway thank you.Phyllis

On 5 Feb 2018 at 17:52 GMT C. Mackinnon wrote:

Hi, Rick. Would you have a look at Elizabeth Evelyn? Sources say she was daughter of Sir John Eveleyn of West Dean who is Sir John Evelyn. See EVELYN, Sir John II (1601-85), of West Dean, Wilts. Too many John Evelyns!

On 30 Jan 2018 at 06:29 GMT C. Mackinnon wrote:

HI. Me again. My gift for clarity seems to have deserted me. Found your name on the England project. I thought it would be helpful to have the information somewhere on the project. I suspect there are thousands of the certificates out there from pre-Ancestry days and it would be helpful if people knew they could post them. I know my collection will head straight to the tip when I pass on and they were expensive. Perhaps I should have talked to someone else.

On 29 Jan 2018 at 06:46 GMT C. Mackinnon wrote:

Hi Rick. The subject of English BMD certificates has come up in G2G twice in the last year. "It is ok to post English BMD certs. See National Archives ." Could it help to publish the info somewhere on the England Project? I suspect that I am not alone in having thought that it was forbidden under copyright restrictions. Sorry if it has already been done, couldn't find anything.

On 26 Jan 2018 at 09:07 GMT C. Mackinnon wrote:

Hi, Rick. Would you have a look at Robert Peake? We have him here as husband of Elizabeth Beckwith. Are there any sources for that? On the tomb of Elizabeth's mother it says that Elizabeth Beckwith married William Vavasour.

On 25 Jan 2018 at 10:19 GMT Beth (Brown) Golden wrote:

Thanks so much for your edits on the McKee family. They're my daughter's father's (my ex-husband) family and it's great to find out more regarding them.

On 25 Jan 2018 at 01:22 GMT Paula J wrote:

Welcome to the Military and War Project!!

On 23 Jan 2018 at 16:55 GMT Susie MacLeod wrote:

Hi there,

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