Richard  Pierpont

Rick Pierpont

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Rick Pierpont
Born 1960s.
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Brother of and [private sister (1960s - unknown)]
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Pierpont-94 created 23 Mar 2013 | Last modified | Last edit: 14 Nov 2017
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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 | 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 my 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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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, 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
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Rick:

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On 14 Nov 2017 at 22:53 GMT Shirley Oviatt wrote:

Thanks for cleaning up both Samuel Oviatt profiles.

On 28 Oct 2017 at 22:37 GMT Cheryl (Aldrich) Skordahl wrote:

Hi Rick, to set PGM as PM:

1) Privacy tab 2) Add to trusted list: 3) go up to where PGM is listed along with the other PMs & TLs. Click "add as manager." Only PMs can do this to profiles they manage. I've already done it to some of the PGM profiles that I manage, and will continue to do so, when I am working on them.


On 27 Oct 2017 at 13:57 GMT Mags Gaulden wrote:

Hey Rick,

Thanks for the merge request for Whiton-51 and Whitten-191. Not enough information to merge them BUT if the profile managers for 191 did a little research it could be a match. Set them to unmerged match for now until there is more to go on.

If it is not the same Thomas it could be a Thomas Whitten I have been looking for that ended up in Scarborough Maine. If it is the Scarborough Thomas it would blow down a brick wall!



On 12 Oct 2017 at 16:47 GMT Janet (Langridge) Wild wrote:

Hi Rick

Thank you for your answers to Sarah's question in G2G forum and for guiding her to a Great resource page. Great to see collaboration in action. Appreciate all you do here on WikiTree.


On 8 Sep 2017 at 20:32 GMT Kitty (Cooper) Smith wrote:

Rick and Kitty are 7th cousins

On 10 Aug 2017 at 22:07 GMT Daniel Perin wrote:

Thanks, Rick, for suppling the i formation on Edward Perin. I am looking forward to exploring it in more depth. I am getting more data than I can keep on for now, but that does not indicate a lack of interest.

Again, thanks. Dan Perin

On 9 Aug 2017 at 14:25 GMT Eowyn Langholf wrote:

wonderful wikitreer
Rick Pierpont is a Wonderful WikiTreer.

On 7 Aug 2017 at 19:48 GMT Pat (Fuller) Credit wrote:

Thank you for cleaning up Elias Stewart. Is referencing the Census using a free-space source page becoming a new standard? First time I've seen it. It sure cleaned up the GEDCOM trash from Ancestry but I prefer C&P from familysearch if I can find it there.

On 2 Aug 2017 at 13:08 GMT S (Hill) Willson wrote:

Hi Rick,

You added to Joshua Kimball's bio a span class=hidden. What does it do? I could remove it to see the difference, but thought asking might be easier. I'm always looking for cool new things to try. Sharon

On 7 Jul 2017 at 18:20 GMT C. Mackinnon wrote:

You were quick. My husband found George when we were on the Cobb at Lyme Regis, (I'd never heard of him) so we went off to find Whitchurch. Believe me it is not the sort of place you'd just happen to be!

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Queen Elizabeth II Rick is 22 degrees from AJ Jacobs, 21 degrees from Jeanie Roberts, 14 degrees from Myles Standish and 20 degrees from Queen Elizabeth II Windsor on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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