Ellen  Smith

Ellen Smith

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Ellen Smith
Born 1950s.
Sister of [private sister (1950s - unknown)]
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Smith-62120 created 27 Apr 2014 | Last modified | Last edit: 15 Mar 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.

"Identified" ancestors include some with unknown last names at birth. It also includes some 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 Cousins644875.0%12611087.3%
75th great grandparent1700s to 1760s6th Cousins1288264.1%25419275.6%
86th great grandparent1670s to 1740s7th Cousins256127*49.6%51031962.5%
97th great grandparent1650s to 1700s8th Cousins512220*43.0%102253952.7%
108th great grandparent1590s to 1670s9th Cousins1024370*36.1%204690944.4%

*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: 315 at generation 8, 509 at generation 9, and 823 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


Notes on DNA Matches

Siblings Garner-2620 and Garner-2621 map as 5th cousins once removed. I have very weak matches on Gedmatch:

Garner-2620: chromosome 8: 47,653,281 - 55,436,353 5.4 cM, 1,106 SNPs
Garner-2621: chromosome 8: 47,653,281 - 55,436,353 5.4 cM, 1,113 SNPs

My sister Nancy has one decent match with Garner-2620:

chr 2: 6,855,195 9,758,054 9.0 cM, 771 SNPs
chr 11: 35,182,731 37,640,228 4.0 cM, 764 SNPs

And a similar match with Garner-2621:

chr 2: 6,855,195 9,701,086 8.9 cM, 747 SNPs
chr 11: 35,182,731 37,640,228 4.0 cM, 767 SNPs

I have even poorer matches with their sibling Garner-485:

chromosome 8: 50,093,227 - 54,596,441 4.6 cM, 783 SNPs
chromosome 15: 55,831,992 - 58,070,503 4.5 cM, 709 SNPs

Nancy's match with Garner-485 is:

chr 11 35,182,731 - 37,640,228 4.0 765


  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

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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.
Has become an important topic on G2G.
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 most of the "immigrant ancestors" arrived in the Puritan Great Migration from 1620 to 1640.
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.

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 11 Mar 2017 at 15:31 GMT Jamie Nelson wrote:

I'll keep an eye out for any Pheobe Pattons in my PA Patton line.

On 6 Mar 2017 at 07:09 GMT April (Dellinger) Dauenhauer wrote:

On Judith Knapp's sibs: George, Leonard and Stephen are not in Magna Carta Ancestry. The children in the text of Judith's father's profile are directly from Richardson, and I think he is more likely to add a note on questionable or leave a child out, than to put one in without evidence.

There's an issue with Martha Blois' parents. In Richardson's text she is: "Martha Blosse, daughter of Thomas Blosse, Gent. of Ipswich, Suffolk, by Joan, daughter of Robert Canham, of Swaffham, Norfolk."

Marth's WikiTree profile is connected to Richard Blois, and Rose Fisher, but in the text of her bio she has the same parents as in Richardson's book. Neither Thomas Blosse nor Joan Canham are in WikiTree's database.

Wish I could find more:(

On 5 Mar 2017 at 23:40 GMT April (Dellinger) Dauenhauer wrote:

Thank you Ellen - my "expertise" is the genealogists whose amazing research is at NEHGS, etc.

Merge of Mary and Mary Knapp, was promptly completed by Michael Bissell --Benefiel, who is PM for most, the rest are orphans. Dorcas Knapp and Dorcas Knapp are duplicates, as are Judith Knapp and Judith Knapp. No other dups, 2 sons are named John.

Magna Carta Ancestry Vol 2, page 507, is correct ref. A typo says vol. 3 on many of those profiles. I'm sure it's Vol 2 - have them at home.

Wonder if "Tobias Blosse", 2nd husb. of sib Martha, is related to her mother Martha Blois?

You are ahead of me in using the refs I could rec. from Richardson & Anderson's source lists. Stand in awe of you and all who work on One Name studies.

On 5 Mar 2017 at 06:37 GMT April (Dellinger) Dauenhauer wrote:

Hi Ellen, I'm glad you've been working on the profile for Judith (Knapp) Hubbard. I adopted it when working on the profile for the Gateway Ancestors section of the Magna Carta project, and we are not descendants. I'm working on my husband's Mayflower ancestors this month, and am removing myself as profile manager for Judith - she is in good hands with Michael Thomas (and you).

Thank you.

ps I changed the spelling of the ship because Richardson spells it with an 's' but since Anderson spells it with a 'c' that seems the best way to leave it:)

On 3 Mar 2017 at 12:51 GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

Did we discuss this already? We're 11th cousins thru Abraham van Deusen. IF, that is, my theory about Edwin Lowrie is correct.

On 1 Mar 2017 at 13:40 GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

Does https://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Blois-1 need a g2g to sort through and resolve the children? Or is she handled? Thanks for the work you did on her.

On 24 Feb 2017 at 23:34 GMT John Macdonald wrote:

re your comment on Antonia Geronima's page there has been confusion of two people in to one, that of Pedro Nolasco. this has clearly led to miscalculating the parents dates. I have advised the Manager with the correct information but he is clearly having difficulty updating

On 13 Feb 2017 at 13:15 GMT Jillaine Smith wrote:

Thanks for all the Knapp-Knopp work. You deserve the Nobel prize for genealogy.

On 8 Feb 2017 at 21:53 GMT Scott Thielbar wrote:

Hi Ellen, thank you for catching the spelling typo on Amelia Bechtel- I've corrected my site.

On 26 Jan 2017 at 22:01 GMT Susan Anderson wrote:

Hi, Ellen. Thank you for your kind welcome. I look forward to "connecting" with you - and, given how those communities in Connecticut and Massachusetts intermarried, we may be cousins multiple times! Susan

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