Rick Pierpont
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Rick Pierpont

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Rick D. Pierpont
Born 1960s.
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  • Maternal Haplogroup: J2a1a1a2
  • Paternal Haplogroup: R1b1a2a1a1c2a (Terminal SNP: R-M467, R-S29, R-U198)
  • Here are the Surnames of a few of my ancestors: https://www.wikitree.com/treewidget/Pierpont-94/10 (Please let me know if they match any of your relatives' names. We may be related!)
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  • 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
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 1684/5, of what was to become Danbury, Connecticut:
  1. Francis Bushnell and his wife Hannah Seymour, 9th great grandparents
  2. Thomas Barnum and his wife Hannah Unknown, 8th great grandparents
  3. John Hoyt and his wife Mary Lindall, 8th great grandparents
  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.)
  6. James Beebe, 10th great grand uncle (Direct descendant of his parents, and his 3rd wife's parents too.)
  7. James Benedict, (Direct descendant of his 1st wife's parents (John Gregory, father of Judah Gregory), and direct descendant of his 2nd wife's grandparents Thomas Scott).
  8. Samuel Benedict, (Direct descendant of the parents of both his wives: Mary Beebe & Rebecca Andrews)
Samuel Benedict 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. They came from Norwalk before moving to the Danbury area.
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)


  • University of Connecticut "1982 May 23" (1982). Commencement Programs. Paper 32.
  • New York Brickwalls


DNA Ancestors View: https://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
  • Joan (Greene) Pierpont Find Relationship : Mitochondrial DNA Test Other, haplogroup J2a1a1b
  • Donna Pierpont Find Relationship : Mitochondrial DNA Test Other, haplogroup J2a1a1b
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share some percentage of DNA with Rick:

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Hi Rick,

What is your source for Mary (Holmes) Scofield (abt.1696-aft.1758) marrying John Scofield? I'd like to add it to her profile. Thank you, S

posted by S (Hill) Willson
I got this from the "Connecticut Ancestry" article cited on the WikiTree profile for John Scofield. The article says:

"He married (2) MARY HOLMES November 17, 1743 in Stamford, Fairfield, Connecticut, daughter of STEPHEN HOLMES and MARY HOBBY.

This article, which is not available for free, cites these sources: (which I did not check)

  • Scofield, Ernest Nelson: Temple Register, # 1203 in poss. of Blair C. Scofield
  • Scofield, Harriet & Whipple, Henry B: A Scofield Survey, FHL 929.273 Sco29s CS71 S42, pg.2, ("Mary (Holmes) Mead, widow of Caleb Mead").
  • Scofield, Robert L: Dictionary of the Scofield family of America FHL film US/CAN 1534779, pg.J-42, (Has some errors in the info.).
  • International Genealogical Index, (Caleb Mead, s/o Caleb Mead and Mary Holmes was born 28 Oct 1716 at Horseneck, an early section of Greenwich. Caleb Mead married Mary Holmes Feb 1716 at Greenwich. s/s 5 Apr 1991 JRIVE).
  • Mead., Spencer P: Ye Historie of Ye Town of Greenwich, FHL US/CAN 974.69 G/1 H2m 1979, pg.567,(Parents, siblings, spouse).
posted by Rick Pierpont
edited by Rick Pierpont
Although I'm not sure what you added, biography-wise, the surname of 'Wilson' for Samuel's second wife is something I have looked for. I'm guessing that 'Connecticut Ancestry" may be the source. I would appreciate knowing.
posted by William Gates
What "Samuel" are you asking about? I may be able to provide more information.
posted by Rick Pierpont
Please check your source on the relationships on https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Manchester-1073

Is Joseph the same man married to both Mary Roberts and Eliz Sheldon? If Eliz 2m 5 April 1761 Samuel Warner (1740-1798)...

posted by Beryl Meehan
I've added additional information from the source, but it just confirms what was already there. Joseph Manchester married twice. First to Mary Roberts and second to Elizabeth Sheldon. It goes on to say he had 3 children, all by his first wife, but does not give birthdates of the children. It also says that Elizabeth Sheldon is the dau. of Joseph and Lydia (Arnold) Sheldon. The source also does not mention a second husband for Elizabeth Sheldon.
posted by Rick Pierpont
Do you have access to ancestry? https://www.ancestry.com/imageviewer/collections/9079/images/007650467_01084?usePUB=true&usePUBJs=true&pId=1219351

my notes from the above ....Rhode Island, U.S., Wills and Probate Records, 1582-1932 Providence Probate Files, A485-A881, 1646-1885 28 Nov 1762 Joseph Manchester is deceased, the Providence town council to appoint guardians of his children, Gideon Manchester named guardian of John, Pardon and Elizabeth. Signed by Gideon Manchester, Joseph Sheldon, George Jackson, William Wheaton as witnessed by James and Mary Angell. (https://www.ancestry.com/sharing/7408316?mark=7b22746f6b656e223a2246535a506a6347567370416a443268775064417a64734b53384d49504e56597945754e3475504a4d6566413d222c22746f6b656e5f76657273696f6e223a225632227d

posted by Beryl Meehan
Those are the notes that you have on Joseph Manchester-955.
posted by Rick Pierpont
Genealogies of Rhode Island Families, Vol I - Deacon Sheldon Family which discloses an error on the 1848 Manchester Family Genealogy. Eliz Sheldon was the dau. of Deacon Joseph Sheldon and Lydia Arnold, she m 3 Dec 1750 Joseph Manchester. Their son Pardon b 6 Dec 1754 d 16 Oct 1773


posted by Beryl Meehan
Now I am confused. On page 702 it talks about Joseph4 Manchester (Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1). There is no such Joseph on WikiTree right now. Should there be?

Also, on page 702, it says the 1948 Register article erroneously gives the 3 Dec 1750 marriage date to the marriage of Elizabeth Sheldon to Joseph Sheldon. No it doesn't, or, maybe I'm just not seeing it?

I added a WikiTree profile for Pardon b. 1754, but maybe I attached it to the wrong father?

posted by Rick Pierpont
Those are SHELDON not Manchesters - - it's Joseph SHELDON (Thomas3, Thomas2, Thomas1).
posted by Beryl Meehan
I was checking out your efforts in building a source library. I see we are 7th cousins through Mary Greene Gardiner. I'm curious as to whether you know about H. B. Pierrepont? In 1833, my 3rd great-grandfather, Barnabas Kenyon of Broadalbin was granted land, Liber I, page 35, by H. B. Pierrepont, an early settler of the village of Pierrepont Manor, from the index of deeds in Jefferson County, New York. I believe this was likely Hezekiah Beers Pierrepont.
posted by Marilyn Kenyon PsyD
I think this is Hezekiah Beers Pierrepont, where it says "He was a merchant in New York, and the inheritor and holder of half a million of acres of land of great value in Northern New York, which were purchased originally for but eight cents an acre."
posted by Rick Pierpont
Possible tenth cousins once removed, I would love to clear up the many that are of unknown confidence.
posted by Eileen Bradley
Thanks for helping our family profiles. I believe you and I are cousins.
posted by Susan Ellen Smith