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Chris Rickerd

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Chris Rickerd
Born 1990s.
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Son of [private father (1960s - unknown)] DNA confirmed and [private mother (1960s - unknown)] DNA confirmed
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I started researching my family history in the spring of 2016 when my grandmother passed away and my mother came in possession of a good deal of family history research that my grandfather had accomplished many years ago. His parents were born in Nova Scotia and are mentioned in the book Mabou Pioneers.

Adoption Theory

This story is consistent with, but not necessarily conclusively proven by, all DNA evidence collected so far.

My paternal grandfather, Phillip Edward (Lillie) Rickerd was adopted at a young age and nobody alive today that I have spoken with seems to be very sure of who his birth parents were. I have yet to obtain a birth record for him.

My current working theory is that he was the child of Edward Baatz and Allie Lillie. At the time of his birth, Allie was 14 and Edward was married to Luella Froats. Since these two clearly could not raise the child, Allie's brother, Harold Lillie, took in the child with his wife, Sadie Link. As far as everyone was concerned at the time, the child was theirs. Then, 5 years later, Harold died unexpectedly in a work accident. Harold and Sadie had five children of their own when Harold died.

The two youngest boys, James and Harold Jr, were adopted by their paternal grandparents. The two middle children, Mary and Floyd, were adopted by their aunt Olive Baatz and uncle Roy Lillie, who never had any children of their own. The two oldest children, Phillip and Helen, were adopted outside of the family. Phillip was adopted by Paul Willard Rickerd and Helen Azaria Courtade. Helen was adopted by the Verno family.

My Y DNA haplogroup is R1a - YP254, which is most common in modern-day Poland.

DNA Confirmation

Paternal DNA confirmed by auDNA match of 3,450 cM to Duane Rickerd. Maternal DNA confirmed by auDNA match of 3,463 cM to Mary MacDonald Rickerd.

I am in the following "DNA Circles" on, which I use as evidence to mark my trail to each of these ancestors as "confident".

2nd Great Grandparents

3rd Great Grandparents

4th Great Grandparents

5th Great Grandparents


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DNA evidence suggests I am closely related to the Baatz family
I am descended from Alexander Beaton "of Skye" through many of his children
I am descended from Timothy Bannister Lillie, pioneer settler of Ottawa County, Michigan
I am descended from the "Post" MacDonalds of Inverness, Nova Scotia
Aaron McClain, Knox County Ohio to Ottawa County Michigan
I am descended from Peter D McNaughton of Perthshire, Scotland, pioneer settler of Caledonia, Michigan
All 4 of my grandparents and 6/8 of my great-grandparents were born in Michigan.
Polish immigrants to Detroit around 1850-1900
I am interested in Clan Donald and any other clans I may stumble upon through my research.

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On 2 Jan 2018 at 17:57 GMT Guy Constantineau wrote:


Wish you a Happy New Year. May 2018 bring you all you need to be happy.

Congratulation for adding your contributions in December. Whatever the quantity of your contributions, they all count. As I always say "Quality is better than quantity" to make a great family tree.

Thank you for being a Wikitreer,

Guy Constantineau - Wikitree leader

On 17 Dec 2017 at 18:14 GMT Shane Booth wrote:

I see mutual relationship to Caleb on the Paternal line, greetings Cousin!

Warren Booth

On 10 Oct 2017 at 00:05 GMT Elizabeth (Stolson) Blake wrote:

Hi Chris,

I'm not certain about the connection you mention with George Washington Rowley and Nathanial. If you find evidence that would make that more accurate, please feel free to make corrections. I'm a bit busy for doing research right now. Best wishes!

On 24 Aug 2017 at 05:42 GMT Emma (McBeth) MacBeath M.Ed MSM wrote:

We are indeed 9th Cousins through James Streeter. I have added you to my Wiki Cousins Space Page

Emma :-)

On 19 Jul 2017 at 08:17 GMT Maria Maxwell wrote:

Hi Chris and thanks for your post on G2G.

I’ve added the Scottish Clans Project badge to your profile. If you click on the badge it will take you to the full list of our wonderful members. Clicking on Scottish Clans Project will take you the first page of the project. Thanks for adding your name to the Member Interest page.

Thanks again for joining, enjoy and good luck with your research Maria

On 23 Jun 2017 at 08:38 GMT Marlene Marx wrote:

Hi there,

This week we have your last stop on the guided tour. Hopefully, you're feeling like a WikiTree pro! You've covered a lot of ground the past few weeks. Today, we want to give you just a few more tools that can take you even deeper into the WikiTree forest without getting lost: How to Dig a Little Deeper. As always, your questions are welcome!

Marlene – WikiTree Messenger

On 17 Jun 2017 at 19:53 GMT Cindy (Williams) Lesure wrote:

You may have been hard at work getting connected to family members who are already here and adding those who were missing. You probably have at least a few profiles that you manage now.

There's a fast and easy way to access those profiles using the Watchlist. So, this week we're going to look at How to Manage Your Watchlist.

Please let one of us know if you have questions! Just click my name above the comment, then ask in the comment section of my page. We want to help!

Thanks, WikiMessenger Cindy

On 8 Jun 2017 at 18:25 GMT Shirley (Strutton) Dalton wrote:

Chris --

You've been here for several weeks now! We hope your profiles are starting to come together and that you've enjoyed getting to know all of us a little better.

You're probably getting a good feel for the collaborative nature of WikiTree by now. We know that collaboration isn't always easy. So, we've put together a few pointers that can make working in this type of environment a little easier: How to be a Successful WikiTreer.

As always, your questions are welcome!


On 1 Jun 2017 at 18:11 GMT Cindy (Williams) Lesure wrote:


It's time for your next stop on your guided tour. This week, we'd like to introduce you to our community and show you some ways to get more involved and stay up to date on everything that's going on: How to Join in the Community.

As always, your questions are welcome!

Thanks, WikiMessenger Cindy

On 1 Jun 2017 at 09:21 GMT Maria Maxwell wrote:

Hi Chris. Re your G2G post about your McDonald ancestors I'd like to invite you to join the Scottish Clans Project?


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