Ellen  Smith

Ellen Smith

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Ellen Smith
Born 1950s.
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Sister of [private sister (1950s - unknown)]
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Smith-62120 created 27 Apr 2014 | Last modified | Last edit: 23 Jun 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:
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
I have German roots (Palatine immigrants to New York state and Pennsylvania, plus some earlier and later immigrants to both places) 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.
If I'm reading them, I might as well follow them, too.
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 23 Jun 2017 at 14:59 GMT Eowyn Langholf wrote:

wonderful wikitreer
Ellen Smith is a Wonderful WikiTreer.

On 23 Jun 2017 at 11:41 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:


Thanks for all your work on getting the J Montgomery Seaver Fraud category set up and populated. I added the paragraph with the list of surnames I could find for which he wrote books.

I've deleted all the verbiage from the category I created, leaving only a reference to your category. If there's a way to delete mine completely, that could also be done.

I ran various searches, looking for profiles that needed the category. I found a few that didn't have it and did those, but you had already got most of them. Thank you.

Let me know if there's anything else I should do regarding this fraud.


On 22 Jun 2017 at 15:40 GMT Debi (McGee) Hoag wrote:

Ellen, I went with Jesse Montgomery based on books showing up under that name on Google and in WikiTree profiles as well as the full name being used in both articles that I referenced about him. I'm not particular about either one, though, so go with what you think is best.

Luckily, it looks like we won't have to have a category for the company name "American Historical-Genealogical Society" as I didn't find any WT profiles that show the company name and not Seaver's name.

Thanks for helping me get it set up.


On 15 Jun 2017 at 05:52 GMT Theresa (Ferracci) Myers wrote:

Thanks for James B. Terwilliger - I did see the census and wasn't sure yet how to evaluate if it's the same James - there is a tree on ancestry that has a lot about John, Charotte and the rest but only the name for James B, so I wanted to study it a bit to see if I can verify, or not.

On 12 Jun 2017 at 20:32 GMT Marnie Hall wrote:

Please feel free to change it.

Re: he following message from Ellen Smith was posted on the WikiTree profile of Mayke Tymeson.

I believe her LNAB is wrong. The New Netherland family was named Ouderkerk or Ouderkirk -- the "Onder" part looks like a typo or a mistaken reading. marnie hall

On 6 Jun 2017 at 11:28 GMT George Kellogg wrote:

Ellen Smith and Jillaine Smith took a 2014 merger that didn't get processed and did an incredible job of researching and acting upon the results of a very complicated profile. I am not even qualified to carry their genealogy books. Their knowledge and expertise is a great asset to WikiTree. Error corrections are essential; without them, Wikitree would be like some other sites basing profiles on hearsay and myths.

On 4 Jun 2017 at 08:04 GMT Andy Montague wrote:

Hello Ellen,

You asked me recently about Mary Wakeford, my Aunt is looking into that side of the family. the following is what she has.

William Puttick born 12/2/1845 in Wisborough Green West Sussex (son of Frederick Puttick and Sophia Sebbege)

Married on 1st June 1872 in Wisborough Green Sussex.

Mary Jane Wakeford born 9/8/1842 in Petworth West Sussex (daughter of Thomas Wakeford and Ruth Leggett)

William Puttick died 27/12/1908 aged 63 in Wisborough Green West Sussex.

Mary Jane Wakeford died 21/2/1935 age 92 in Guildford Surrey.

All the best,


On 30 May 2017 at 18:48 GMT Keith Hathaway 7th Degree wrote:

You are awesome. I like you and how you do things. That's all.

Have a super day!

On 15 May 2017 at 17:03 GMT Shirley (Haile) McGee Ms. wrote:

Thank you, Ellen, for the article.

On 14 May 2017 at 22:38 GMT Shirley (Haile) McGee Ms. wrote:

This source on Rebecca Robinson was from a site on Ancestry. I am temporarily not on Ancestry at the moment, but when I rejoin, I will double check this information. Since Charles, her dad, was in Maryland by 1718, it could be that Rebecca was born on their way to Maryland. Thank you for the message.

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