Ellen  Smith

Ellen Smith

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Ellen Smith
Born 1950s.
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Smith-62120 created 27 Apr 2014 | Last modified | Last edit: 17 Aug 2017
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Categories: Smith-62120 | New Netherland Settlers Project | Puritan Great Migration Project.



Status of Ancestry Information

The table below summarizes the extent of the information on my ancestry that is included in Wikitree. For the ten generations previous to mine, it shows the number of possible ancestors, the number of these ancestors who are currently identified/documented included in WikiTree, and the percentage of the possible ancestors who are identified here. Cumulative (overall) totals are also provided. Generations 8, 9, and 10 are not up to date.

"Identified" ancestors include some with unknown last names at birth. It also includes some questionable identifications and people that I have not researched.

Gen. # Direct Relation to Self Dates of Birth Matches # # Identified in WikiTree % Identified in WikiTree Total # Total # Identified Total % Identified
2grandparent1890s1st Cousins44100.0%66100.0%
3great grandparent1850s to 1870s2nd Cousins88100.0%1414100.0%
42nd great grandparent1810s to 1850s3rd Cousins1616100.0%3030100.0%
53rd great grandparent1770s to 1820s4th Cousins3232100.0%6262100.0%
64th great grandparent1740s to 1790s5th Cousins645281.2%12611490.5%
75th great grandparent1700s to 1760s6th Cousins1288868.8%25420279,5%
86th great grandparent1670s to 1740s7th Cousins256135*52.7%51033665.9%
97th great grandparent1650s to 1700s8th Cousins512236*46.1%102257256.0%
108th great grandparent1590s to 1670s9th Cousins1024401*39.2%204697347.6%

*There are several duplicates (people who appear on multiple branches of the tree) in these generations (see "Endogamy" section below for a list). These people are counted more than once in the numbers for both possible ancestors and identified ancestors. Cumulative numbers of distinct individuals in my WikiTree-documented ancestry are: 332 at generation 8, 543 at generation 9, and 882 at generation 10.

Presidential Relatives

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Autosomal DNA matching with me may be complicated by the number of ancestors who are represented in my lineage more than once. These distant ancestors' DNA may be somewhat amplified in my DNA. Also, if the same ancestor appears on different branches of my family tree, that may reduce the chance of triangulating a particular DNA segment to a particular common ancestor.

Identified ancestors appearing in multiple lines of my ancestry include (this list is not yet complete):

Generation 8


Generation 9


Generation 10



  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Occurs once in Generation 8 and once in Generation 9
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 2.6 2.7 Occurs once in Generation 9 and once in Generation 10

Notes on DNA Matches

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Followed Tags
Ellen is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
There's been lots of discussion and interest in "1776."
I want to help get this new project off the ground.
So I won't miss G2G announcements of new features or changes in policy.
Categorization of profiles is an important topic.
I find myself searching G2G for this tag sometimes, so I'd better follow it.
Following activity on robot-detected data issues.
A 23andMe DNA test got me hooked into tracking more ancestors than I ever thought I'd care to know about.
I've enjoyed discovering the Netherlands roots of some of my New Netherland ancestors
As a G2G moderator, I need to follow the tag.
I have German roots (Palatine immigrants) and I read German.
Who doesn't like to see improvements?
Merging of duplicate profiles -- and protecting profiles that look alike but aren't duplicates -- is an important topic for discussion in G2G.
Nearly 1/4 of my ancestry derives from New Netherland. I've learned a lot from other Wikitreers about the history & genealogy of this unique place and time. I'm serving as a Project Coordinator.
I have Palatine immigrant ancestors in New York and Pennsylvania.
A wee bit more than half of my ancestral lines trace through colonial New England, and many of the "immigrant ancestors" arrived in the Puritan Great Migration from 1621 to 1640. I'm an NEHGS member and I've enjoyed researching this population.
I can help fix errors or resolve other problems with early profiles.
Research on early ancestors can be both richly rewarding and severely challenging.
Almost everything I do here is in the scope of the US History project.

DNA Tested
Ellen Smith's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Ellen or other carriers of her ancestors' mitochondrial DNA. Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • Ellen Smith: Mitochondrial DNA Test Other, haplogroup H1e
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Ellen:
  • Ellen Smith: 23andMe, GEDmatch M162952

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On 16 Aug 2017 at 16:56 GMT Roberta (Hilse) Burnett wrote:

I'm thankful for your catch too, Ellen .

I have fried egg on my face (it being heated by embarrassment). --Roberta

On 16 Aug 2017 at 11:52 GMT Janis (Paulding) Swanson wrote:

Re: Joseph Dunbar. Date was a typo. Thanks for the catch. Janis

On 14 Aug 2017 at 20:11 GMT Janis (Paulding) Swanson wrote:

May have found something. A James Gardner married a Mary Moran on September 11, 1736; a James Gardner married a Cotte Burgoyne on December 24, 1737. Both marriages were in Boston.

On 14 Aug 2017 at 19:52 GMT Janis (Paulding) Swanson wrote:

The Gardner families I can find in Boston was Silvester and Ann Gardner. They had a son James in 1739. There was a John and Mary having children about the same time as well as a Joseph and Hannah.

The "Gardner's" of Hingham were using Garnet at that time.

On 14 Aug 2017 at 19:38 GMT Janis (Paulding) Swanson wrote:

Hey Ellen, No on Katherine Gardner. James did not have a daughter by that name. Benjamin did but his daughter is accounted for b. 1731. Janis

On 10 Aug 2017 at 19:40 GMT Mikki (Sage) Harper wrote:

Yes this is the same person

On 9 Aug 2017 at 20:20 GMT Rick DeWolf wrote:

Thanks, and yes I have made the changes

The following message from Ellen Smith was posted on the WikiTree profile of Anna Conrad.

Should the date of death be 1772?

On 9 Aug 2017 at 01:57 GMT Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy wrote:

Ellen and Lisa are 10th cousins once removed

Hey hun,

First I have to say I am impressed that you are able to clear profiles like that one in my question. I have seen some worse where there are generations and one has dates and then no one else does.

I am sorry if I removed that info. I did not mean to remove any marriage info.


On 7 Aug 2017 at 13:20 GMT Shanan (Ward) Dawson wrote:

Thank you. =) I have found several jeanette Bogarts at that new family search you directed me too. Im going through all you have said to make sure I have the correct one per the information I know of. I am so thrilled to at least have a place to start. ((Hugs))

On 7 Aug 2017 at 00:15 GMT Janis (Paulding) Swanson wrote:

Hi Ellen, Got your comment on Nathaniel Beal. It's much more likely the age at death is wrong which was common of the time era. If born in 1629 he would of been about 16 years old when married which was unheard of for men back then.

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