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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Profile last modified | Created 23 Mar 2013 | Last significant change: 14 Oct 2018
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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:

Free-Space Profiles

Interesting Links


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

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Followed Tags
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 : Mitochondrial DNA Test Other, haplogroup J2a1a1b
  • Donna Pierpont : Mitochondrial DNA Test Other, haplogroup J2a1a1b
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Rick:

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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

On 29 Aug 2018 at 18:14 GMT Star St. John wrote:

Dear Rick,

Thank you for the exemplary biography which you’ve created for Joseph Sterling/Starling. Above and beyond! Sincerely, Star St. John

On 17 Aug 2018 at 02:08 GMT Heather Husted wrote:

Hi Rick, just saw the subcategories on Category: Source. Not sure they belong there, would you have a look?

On 17 Aug 2018 at 01:39 GMT Janettee (Younger) McCrary wrote:

I just found your YouTube video on sources, and just wanted to thank you for the help - I was NOT aware of the sources category, nor was I aware of the link capabilities of Google's Books area - which I really NEEDED as I'm doing a study that references several books. So THANK YOU!

On 9 Aug 2018 at 16:05 GMT Beth (Pierpont) Harris wrote:

So we don't share the Fischer name. My grandmother was a Fisher. But we still have Pierponts!

On 30 Jul 2018 at 16:17 GMT Beth (Pierpont) Harris wrote:

FOUND HER!!!!! Grace Geraldine Sasser Pierpont was my father's mother!!!!!!!! O! M! G!

On 26 Jul 2018 at 18:30 GMT Beth (Pierpont) Harris wrote:

I can't figure out how to add Famous People to my tree. Can you please help me?

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Queen Victoria Rick is 19 degrees from Elinor Glyn, 23 degrees from Frances Weidman 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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