Benedict Family: I have not discovered any direct connection to the above Benedict men, only connections via their wives. There are brick walls in my family tree, so connections to these Benedict men may yet be found.
Henry Whitney was one of the petitioners, 9 May 1672, for liberty to begin a new "plantation neare the back side of Norwalke." This was Danbury. Leave was granted, and the plantations was begun in 1684, but he did not live to take part in it. (Phoenix)
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).
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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:
Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 111 markers, haplogroup R-S4056, FTDNA kit #364331, MitoYDNA ID T10746[compare] +
Y-Chromosome Test, haplogroup R-S29
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test Full Sequence, haplogroup J2a1a1a2, FTDNA kit #364331, MitoYDNA ID T10749[compare] +
Mitochondrial DNA Test Other, haplogroup J2a1a1b