Ellen Smith

Ellen Smith

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Ellen Smith
Born 1950s.
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Profile last modified | Created 27 Apr 2014 | Last significant change: 13 Jun 2018
22:36: Christopher Howell posted a message on the page for Ellen Smith. [Thank Christopher for this]
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Categories: Smith-62120 | New Netherland Settlers Project | Puritan Great Migration Project | WikiTree Leaders.



Status of Ancestry Information

The table (table format at Space:Table of Known Ancestors) 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 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 Cousins1288969.5%25420379.9%
86th great grandparent1670s to 1740s7th Cousins256141*55.1%51034467.5%
97th great grandparent1650s to 1700s8th Cousins512236*46.1%102258056.8%
108th great grandparent1590s to 1670s9th Cousins1024401*39.2%204698147.9%

*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: 340 at generation 8, 560 at generation 9, and 914 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:
Refers to the American Revolution and related topics. There's lots of discussion and interest about "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 want to ensure that GEDCOMpare 2.0 is as good as it can possibly be.
I have German roots (Palatine immigrants) and I read German.
Who doesn't like to see improvements?
Need to be aware of posts tagged for Leaders.
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 Project Leader..
I have Palatine immigrant ancestors in New York and Pennsylvania, and I'm currently a Project Leader for the Palatine Migration Project.
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, and I'm currently Project Leader.

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 + Autosomal DNA Test, GEDmatch EP9026105

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On 13 Jun 2018 at 22:36 GMT Christopher Howell wrote:

Yes, indeed. I am looking for any male or person of whom might have the time and knowledge to guide me as to Howell Y-DNA connections in the area of North American eastern seaboard.

I am in NZ. I was unaware, until I took an Ancestry DNA test, that I had many DNA connections in this part of the world, Surrey, UK, the Channel Islands and NZ. I am the end of this NZ line I am interested in legitimately establishing our shared history. Many thanks for your reply, Kind regards, Christopher Howell.

On 4 Jun 2018 at 03:16 GMT Kathy Benson wrote:

Thanks Ellen. My comment on Cole-1036 referred to a previous comment on the same page. Perhaps it should be clarified so people don't get confused the way I did. I think I might clarify my point. I know that Cole-1036 and Cool-103 are two different people. One already had Maria Batton as his wife and the other had a comment which suggested that she be added as his wife. That didn't seem right unless she married both of them.

On 4 Jun 2018 at 02:30 GMT Beulah (Maltby) Cramer wrote:

Ellen, I wasn't sure what version of the names to use. Someone more familiar with them needs to do them or tell me which spellings to use. The Lewis name was less misspelled but I hadn't intended to enter it, however, I see that I did.

On 3 Jun 2018 at 23:48 GMT Cheryl Givens wrote:

Ellen, Thank you so much for helping to solve the case of "Who Was Elizabeth Brashear(s)?" You analyzed the situation, solved with the expertize, professionalism, kindness, and understanding. Your suggestions were fair and kind. Thank you for your time, very much appreciated.

Cheryl Givens

On 29 May 2018 at 21:35 GMT James Dowell wrote:

My name is James Dowell (Dowell-269)... I want to thank you personally for this little - well maybe not so little - triumph of bringing two disparate Dowells together... I didn't think it had much of anything to do with me but John Dowell I believe is an ancestor and this incredible detail will I believe extend my geneology... anyway thanks!!

On 13 May 2018 at 20:01 GMT Lisa (Kelsey) Murphy wrote:

Hi hun,

For Seviah Matteson, I do not know other than what sources are there where to verify any other information. I am not sure what line I was working on when I made that profile. I tend to start on my lines and end up 40 degrees away from the beginning. I have removed myself. Please feel free to adjust it to any records you can find and even take management of it if you wish to.

On 10 May 2018 at 02:05 GMT Julie (Fiscus) Ricketts wrote:

Thanks for the note on Krafft-8 ... there are many things wrong with this family, unfortunately. :-/

I did change the place of death to reflect Germany, which makes far more sense since his father didn't arrive until 1731.

Now I have the issue of him being born 3 months after his sister's birth.

On 9 May 2018 at 20:00 GMT Jeanne (Clohset) Fohr wrote:

Thank you for the email confirming the match for John Marshall . Being new at this I was concerned about putting in the match myself.

On 2 May 2018 at 04:34 GMT Johnny Hankins wrote:


The only Elizabeth Kirkpatrick I have information for is actually Elizabeth Geren who married Robert Kirkpatrick in New Jersey on January 18, 1763. I have a birth date for Elizabeth Geren in New Jersey in 1748. The birth information comes from Ancestry.Com as follows;

Family Data Collection - Births Edmund West, comp. Ancestry.com Operations Inc

Hopefully this information helps.

On 1 May 2018 at 19:25 GMT Joan (Hanson) Landreth wrote:

Thanks for the Schaeffer info. I guess you are referring to Schaeffer-140.

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