Rick Pierpont
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Rick Pierpont

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Rick D. Pierpont
Born 1960s.
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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.



Rick Pierpont is a Connecticuter.

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

Founders of Danbury, Connecticut

Eight families are considered to be the original founders, in 1684, of what was to become Danbury, Connecticut:
  1. Francis Bushnell, 9th great grandfather
  2. Thomas Barnum, 8th great grandfather
  3. John Hoyt, 8th great grandfather
  4. Judah Gregory, 8th great grand uncle (Direct descendant of his parents, and his wife's parents too.)
  5. Thomas Taylor, 9th great grand uncle (Direct descendant of his parents, and his wife's parents too.)
  6. James Beebe, 10th great grand uncle (Direct descendant of his parents, and his wife's parents too.)
  7. James Benedict, no blood relationship (Direct descendant of his 1st wife's parents, and direct descendant of his 2nd wife's grandparents.)
  8. Samuel Benedict, no blood relationship (Direct descendant of the parents of both his wives.)
Samuel and James Benedict were brothers. James Beebe was their brother-in-law. Judah Gregory and John Hoyt were brother-in-laws. The mother of Thomas Taylor m2. the father of John Hoyt.


  • University of Connecticut "1982 May 23" (1982). Commencement Programs. Paper 32.
  • Lockwood b.1832
  • Sherwood b.1830
  • Bassett b.c.1810
  • Alaby b.1807
  • Vose b. 1806
  • Dayton b.1799
  • Turrell b.1796
  • Godfrey b.c.1785
  • Barnard b.1784
  • York b.c.1781
  • Spaulding 1780
  • Gray b.1776
  • Roberts 1770
  • Fenton b. 1768
  • Salmons 1768
  • Wilson 1766
  • Manser 1766
  • Hutton 1764
  • Selkirk b. 1758
  • Verveelen 1757
  • Wakelee/Wakeley b.1755
  • Butler 1744
  • Reiss 1744
  • Sherman 1738
  • Barber 1729
  • Stevesn 1726
  • Treadwell 1725
  • Hamilton 1724
  • Fillow 1721
  • Williams 1719
  • Adams 1715
  • Hollingsworth 1713
  • Sturges 1708
  • Tibbitts 1705
  • Greene 1679
  • Jackson 1677
  • Carter 1673
  • Nichols 1662
  • Hall 1653
  • Carder 1652
  • Carder 1647
  • Stranton 1640
  • Green 1632


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).

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DNA Connections
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, MitoYDNA ID T10746 [compare] + 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, MitoYDNA ID T10749 [compare] + Mitochondrial DNA Test Other, haplogroup J2a1a1b
  • Donna Pierpont Find Relationship : Mitochondrial DNA Test Other, haplogroup J2a1a1b
  • Joan (Greene) Pierpont Find Relationship : Mitochondrial DNA Test Other, haplogroup J2a1a1b
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Rick:

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Hi Rick,

Since you manage, or have contributed to, a number of Prentice profiles I invite you to check-out the new One Name Study for the Prentice surname. https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Space:Prentice_Name_Study

Best - RP

posted by Ronald Prentice

Rick is 19 degrees from Jaki Erdoes, 18 degrees from Wallis Windsor and 16 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.