Rick Pierpont

Rick Pierpont

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Rick Pierpont
Born 1960s.
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Brother of and [private sister (1960s - unknown)]
Father of [private daughter (1980s - unknown)] and [private daughter (1980s - unknown)]
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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)

Here is a YouTube video that describes the use of these sources on WikiTree: https://youtu.be/U63ZYOPVS8o
  • This will add it to the complete list here: http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Source
  • 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: http://www.wikitree.com/treewidget/Pierpont-94/89

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]

  • Mitochondrial DNA shared with:

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Interesting Links


  1. http://www.isogg.org/npe.htm

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Rick is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
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, 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 Find Relationship : Mitochondrial DNA Test Other, haplogroup J2a1a1b
  • Donna Pierpont Find Relationship : Mitochondrial DNA Test Other, haplogroup J2a1a1b
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On 6 Jan 2019 at 00:51 GMT Laurie Baker wrote:

Are you aware there is Pennybakker Reunion planned for July 2019?

There is more about the reunion on Facebook


and on


Laurie Baker

On 4 Jan 2019 at 13:16 GMT Rick Pierpont wrote:

Thanks! I posted the new information here: Space:The_Ancient_Records_of_The_Town_of_Ipswich

On 4 Jan 2019 at 12:51 GMT Chris Hoyt wrote:

Hi Rick

I found another book for early Ipswich, MA 1634-1650 contains all the very early land grants, early town meetings, some wills etc. Lot of early immigrant names.

Schofield, George A. The ancient records of the town of Ipswich: vol. 1- from 1634 to 1650

https://archive.org/details/ancientrecordsof00ipsw/page/n137 Chris

On 19 Dec 2018 at 15:41 GMT Norm Davis III wrote:

Hi Rick, thanks for the note regarding a proposed merge between Mary Unknown Unknown-399294 and Mary Husted Unknown-399292. I marked it as "rejected" because the two profiles are in fact two different Mary's, of two separate marriages to Angel Husted, approximately 15 years apart. Much appreciated however! Thanks again.

On 26 Nov 2018 at 06:08 GMT Sue Hall wrote:

I think that 1776 project should have a page under project source. They have links to the DAR, SAR, patriot grave sites. The profiles are left with links instead of a templet.

On 14 Nov 2018 at 15:42 GMT Terri Haddox wrote:

Hi, I noticed you edited Albert Woolson's biography. I am not a family member, I just found him when I was researching a family member from the Civil War. If he is a relative and you would like to take over the profile it's fine with me. I also noticed I never added the article - I need to do that!

On 14 Oct 2018 at 14:56 GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

Rick, I need to tell you again (and again) how much I appreciate all the time you invested into the Source pages. I recently had call to use one (I found it by googling the title; so google is now picking up your source pages) and it was VERY helpful. Thank you.

On 26 Sep 2018 at 19:07 GMT Heather Husted wrote:

Hi Rick, Can you please add https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Pre-1700_Resource_Page Pre-1700 Resources] to the Category: Source list?

On 5 Sep 2018 at 18:23 GMT Star St. John wrote:

Wow, Rick!

Once again I thank you for your expert assistance; this time with my forebear Ephraim Sterling. You’re a great source of good on Wikitree. Thank you, Star

On 30 Aug 2018 at 15:59 GMT Linda (Linke) Philipp wrote:

Hi Rick,

Thanks for all the work you are doing. I also noticed that we are 10th cousins once removed. Linda

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Queen Victoria Rick is 20 degrees from Robin Helstrom, 20 degrees from Katy Jurado and 17 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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