Bill Vincent Ph.D.

Bill Vincent Ph.D.

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Bill Vincent Ph.D.
Born 1950s.
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Why Genealogy?

Bill began working on his own family tree after his mother passed away in 1984. He had been interested in her family research before, and picked up her efforts soon after she died. His first online genealogy experience was with using Compuserve and Mailing Lists, years before the Worldwide Web was created. (Yes, he's ancient.) His mother's ancestors traditionally valued their ancestry and passed on a rich tradition of oral family history.
Virginia and Southern Colonies

Early Southern & Kentucky Roots

Bill was born and raised in Kentucky, as have been all his ancestors for the past 175 years. Several ancestors came to Kentucky before statehood in 1792. Most of Bill's Kentucky ancestors came from Virginia, North Carolina and Maryland, plus some from Delaware, and South Carolina. Just a few were Yankees from Pennsylvania and New York. Bill's Virginia cousins include US Presidents, Governors, First Ladies, and Frontier Explorers. (See list below.)

Kentucky Counties

Bill and his family were raised in Grayson and Edmonson Counties, for whom he is the KyGenWeb coordinator. Other family came from Adair, Barren, Green, Hardin, LaRue, Lincoln, Marion, Metcalfe, Nelson, Washington, and Wayne Counties. He has a large personal database of over 100,000 entries, especially of people linked to those areas.
Kentucky Counties of Principal Interest

Historic Roots

Thirty Patriot Ancestors of the American Revolution (see list below), plus one or two English Loyalists.
Most of Bill's Kentucky kinfolk fought for the Union during the Civil War, even slaveholders. One ancestor who didn't own slaves was a Confederate in the Kentucky Orphan Brigade.
Other ancestors fought in the French and Indian War, Northwest Indian War, and the War of 1812.
Two ancestors, James Wood and James Watson, were captured at Preston in 1715 during the First Jacobite Rebellion in England, and deported as prisoners to Jamestown, Virginia.
Bill's Personal Hero is his Uncle, Lieutenant Colonel Edward Lane, who earned Engineering degrees at West Point, University of Kentucky and Harvard, and died tragically in Vietnam.


  • Ph.D. Pharmaceutical Scientist, Chemist, and College Soccer Coach.
  • Bill's father was a Haberdasher, Farmer, Agriculturalist, and Politician.
  • Bill's Kentucky ancestors were Farmers, Horse Traders, Hunters, Merchants, Physicians, Postmasters, Teachers, Soldiers, and Surveyors.

Ancestral Family

Six-Generation Fan Chart
(Showing 3rd-Great-Grandparents)
Four-Generation Family Tree
(with photos)
Bill's Family Surnames (Link)
  • Skaggs (4 of 4 grandparents)
  • Meredith (3 of 4 grandparents)
Surnames of Great-Grandparents:
  • Vincent
  • Meredith (2)
  • Lane
  • Musick
  • Goff
  • Asbury
  • Nelson

Living Family

Bill has three children, six grandchildren, and one sweet sister.
He is fortunate to have many wonderful cousins in Kentucky and around the USA.

Personal Info

B.S. in Chemistry - Univ. of Ky.
Ph.D. in Pharmaceutics - Univ. of Fla.
Go Cats!
Living in New Jersey for past 35 years, but still a Kentucky boy at heart.
Bill likes to help people, so please feel free to avail yourself of any meager knowledge or experience he may possess.
I will take it with me when I go. I'd like to pass on as much as possible.


Bill is occasionally mistaken for Astronaut Scott Kelly, to whom Bill offers his sincere apologies.
Astronaut Scott Kelly

Patriot Ancestors

Patriots of the
William Blanton - 5th-great-grandfather
Humphrey Brooke 6th-great-grandfather
William Decker 5th-great-grandfather
Cornelius Drake 6th-great-grandfather
Mark Foster 6th-great-grandfather
Willam Froggett 4th-great-grandfather
Michael Goodnight 7th-great-grandfather
Hugh Gordon 6th-great-grandfather
Elizabeth Graves Sandidge 6th-great-grandmother
Thomas Harbour 7th-great-grandfather
Vincent Hobbs 6th-great-grandfather
John Kendrick 6th-great-grandfather
Solomon Kessinger 5th-great-grandfather
William Logan 5th-great-grandfather
John Love 6th-great-grandfather
Thomas Luckett 6th-great-grandfather
David McGowan 5th-great-grandfather
Joseph Millsaps 6th-great-grandfather
Abraham Musick 6th-great-grandfather
John Radford 6th-great-grandfather
Samuel Sanders 5th-great-grandfather
John Sandidge 5th-great-grandfather
William Sandidge 6th-great-grandfather
John Simms 6th-great-grandfather
Charles Skaggs 6th-great-grandfather
Richard Skaggs 5th-great-grandfather
Zachariah Taylor 5th-great-grandfather
David Witt 6th-great-grandfather
John Witt 5th-great-grandfather
David Wood 6th-great-grandfather

Notable Relationships

3rd Cousin Harry
George Washington and Bill are 5C8R.
John Adams and Bill are 5C7R.
James Madison and Bill are 4C7R.
John Quincy Adams and Bill are 6C6R.
John Tyler and Bill are 4C6R.
Millard Filmore and Bill are 7C5R.
Abraham Lincoln and Bill are 2C5R.
Chester A. Arthur and Bill are 6C7R.
Theodore Roosevelt and Bill are 6C4R.
Franklin D. Roosevelt and Bill are 9C5R.
Harry S. Truman and Bill are 3C6R.
Gerald R. Ford and Bill are 9C2R.
Jimmy Carter and Bill are 7C2R.
George H. W. Bush and Bill are 8C & 8C1R.
George W. Bush and Bill are 8C1R & 9C.
Barack H. Obama and Bill are 7C2R & 8C1R.
Vice Presidents
Maj. Gen. John Cabell Breckinridge and Bill are 4C4R.
Hubert H. Humphrey and Bill are 8C3R.
First Ladies
Cousin Mary Todd
Mary Todd Lincoln and Bill are 3C4R.
Edith Bolling Wilson and Bill are 8C3R.
Eleanor Roosevelt and Bill are 8C2R.
Nancy Robbins Reagan and Bill are 6C2R.
Hillary Rodham Clinton and Bill are 6C2R.
Signers & US Founding Fathers
Carter Braxton and Bill are 1C8R.
John Hanson and Bill are 2C8R.
Charles of Carrollton Carroll and Bill were 3C8R.
Daniel Carroll and Bill were 3C8R.
Thomas Stone and Bill are 5C8R.
Peyton Randolph and Bill are 7C7R.
Edmund Jennings Randolph and Bill are 8C6R.
Politicians and Statesmen
Governor Isaac Shelby
KY Sen. William Logan and Bill are 1C6R.
KY Gov. Isaac Shelby and Bill are 1C7R (x2).
KY Gov. William Owsley and Bill are 2C6R.
KY Sen. Humphrey Marshall and Bill are 2C6R.
VA Gov. Robert Brooke and Bill are 2C7R.
VA Gov. William H. Cabell and Bill are 2C6R.
VA Gov. John Page and Bill are 3C8R.
KY Gov. Augustus O. Stanley and Bill are 4C4R.
KY Sen. Henry Clay and Bill are 4C5R.
VA Gov. John Floyd and Bill are 4C5R.
VA Gov. Thomas Mann Randolph and Bill are 4C7R.
VA Gov. John B. Floyd and Bill are 5C4R.
AR Gov. Thomas Churchill are 5C6R.
Pioneers and Explorers
Uncle Ben Logan
Samuel Saunders is Bill's 5th-great grandfather
Longhunter Richard Skaggs is Bill's 5th-great grandfather.
Longhunter Charles Skaggs is Bill's 6th-great grandfather.
Michael Goodnight is Bill's 7th-great-grandfather.
General Benjamin Logan is Bill's 6th-great uncle.
John Floyd and Bill are 3C6R.
MO Gov. William Clark and Bill are 3C7R.
Astronaut Neil Armstrong and Bill are 7C2R.
Military Leaders
Lt. Col. Edward Lane is Bill's uncle.
Brig. Gen. Evan Shelby is Bill's 7th-great uncle.
Gen. George Rogers Clark and Bill are 3C7R.
Maj. Gen. John Cabell Breckinridge and Bill are 4C4R.
Maj. Gen. Samuel Bell Maxey and Bill are 4C5R.
General George Rogers Clark
Maj. Gen. Thomas Churchill are 5C6R.
Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart and Bill are 6C4R.
Brig. Gen. George Patton and Bill are 10C1R.
Historical & Legendary Figures
Pocahontas is Bill's 10th-Great Grand Aunt.
Johnny Appleseed and Bill are 9C5R.
Robert Burns and Bill are 13C1R.
Orville Wright and Bill are 9C3R.
Wilbur Wright and Bill are 9C3R.
Artists and Entertainers
Woody Guthrie and Bill are 4C1R.
Arlo Guthrie and Bill are 5C.
Chace Crawford and Bill are 5C1R.
Minnie Pearl and Bill are 5C2R.
Johnny Depp and Bill are 6C.
Woody Guthrie
(a Kessinger-Logsdon cousin)
George C. Scott and Bill are 6C1R.
Willie Nelson and Bill are 6C2R.
Robert Redford and Bill are 7C.
Steve McQueen and Bill are 7C1R.
Neil Patrick Harris and Bill are 7C1R.
Eric & Julia Roberts and Bill are 7C1R & 8C.
Blake Lively and Bill are 7C1R & 8C.
Brad Pitt and Bill are 7C2R.
Johnny Cash and Bill are 7C3R.
Edward Hopper and Bill are 7C3R.
Elvis Aaron Presley and Bill are 8C.
Cousin Robin
Stephen King and Bill are 8C.
Robin Williams and Bill are 8C.
Reese Witherspoon and Bill are 8C & 9C.
Ed Helms and Bill are 8C.
Phil & Don Everly and Bill are 8C1R.
Paris Hilton and Bill are 8C1R.
Harper Lee and Bill are 8C2R.
Henry Fonda and Bill are 8C2R.
Lady Gaga and Bill are 8C2R.
Maggie Lawson and Bill are 8C2R (x2).
Debbie Reynolds and Bill are 9C (x2).
Billy Ray Cyrus and Bill are 9C.
Miley Cyrus and Bill are 9C1R.
Jane Fonda and Bill are 9C1R.
Carrie Fisher and Bill are 9C1R (x2).
Robert Duvall and Bill are 9C1R.
Ronnie Van Zant and Bill are 9C2R.
Katharine Hepburn and Bill are 9C4R.
Cate Blanchett and Bill are 10C1R.
F. Scott Fitzgerald and Bill are 10C3R.
Buddy Holly and Bill are 11C1R.
Joe Blanton and Bill are 4C1R.
Bobby Jones and Bill are 7C1R.
Mickey Mantle and Bill are 8C2R.
Magna Carta Signators (if you trust the lineages)
Magna Carta
John Fitz Robert is Bill's 24th-great grandfather.
Grandpa Gilbert
William de Mowbray is Bill's 25th-great grandfather.
Robert de Roos is Bill's 25th-great grandfather.
William d'Aubigny is Bill's 25th-great grandfather.
Geoffrey de Say is Bill's 25th-great grandfather.
William de Huntingfield is Bill's 26th-great grandfather.
William de Lanvallei is Bill's 26th-great grandfather.
Robert FitzWalter is Bill's 27th-great grandfather.
Gilbert de Clare is Bill's 27th-great grandfather.
John de Lacy is Bill's 27th-great grandfather.
William Malet is Bill's 27th-great grandfather.
Hugh (III) le Bigod is Bill's 28th-great grandfather.
Saier de Quincy is Bill's 28th-great grandfather.
Robert de Vere is Bill's 28th-great grandfather.


  • Ky Birth Records, 1911-1999, CD-ROM
  • Kentucky Marriage Records
  • Public Records
  • First-hand information. Entered by William Vincent.

DNA Confirmation

  • Parental relationship is confirmed by a 2,781 cM match between Bill Vincent GEDmatch T827997 and his sister M. Vincent GEDmatch M811226.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Matthew Patterson and Bill Vincent, first cousins once removed. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: 1st to 2nd Cousins based on sharing 575 cM across 29 segments; Confidence: Extremely High.
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by a 126.4 cM match between Bill Vincent GEDmatch T827997 and his double third cousin Jerry Blankenship GEDmatch M283958.
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by a 65.4 cM match between Bill Vincent GEDmatch T827997 and his third cousin Kathie (Ashley) Nelson GEDmatch A901375.
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by a 325.8 cM match between Bill Vincent GEDmatch M143417 and his second Cousin Mary Wheat GEDmatch T661076.
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed by a triangulated group consisting of Bill Vincent GEDmatch M143417, Brian Hightower GEDmatch A750742 and Harry Binkow GEDmatch T594819 sharing a 22.2 cM segment on chromosome 12 from 77579514 to 101235572.
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Bill Vincent and Ray Dennison, second cousins once removed. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: 3rd Cousins based on sharing 145 cM across 9 segments; Confidence: Extremely High.
  • Paternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Judi Corbin and Bill Vincent, first cousins once removed. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: 1st to 2nd Cousins based on sharing 472 cM across 24 segments; Confidence: Extremely High
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by an exact HVR1 and HVR2 match between this Family Tree DNA mtDNA test for William Vincent and this mtDNA test of his maternal line cousin Daniel O'Connor.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by a 47.0 cM X-Chromosome match between Bill Vincent GEDmatch A660845 and his 4th Cousin Freddy Arlen Parsley GEDmatch A386123. Their MCRA is Elizabeth (Quisenberry) Nelson.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by a 40.3-cM X-Chromosome match between Bill Vincent GEDmatch A660845 and his 5th Cousin Barry W. Downs GEDmatch A063195. Their MCRA is Anna (Gordon) Sanders. (There is no automatic way to show this X-Chromosome relationship on WikiTree.)
  • Maternal relationship confirmed by William Vincent (M143417) and Summer Orman (A239508) 7.8 cM match on one segment, using Gedmatch with 7.4 generations to MRCA.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed with an AncestryDNA test match between Bill Vincent and June (Jeffries) Watts, third cousins. Predicted relationship reported by AncestryDNA: 3rd Cousins based on sharing 158 cM across 9 segments; Confidence: Extremely High.
  • Maternal relationship is confirmed by triangulated groups consisting of:

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Followed Tags
Bill is a Wiki Genealogy Volunteer following these tags:
Descendant of several Rev. War Patriots.
I respect structure and classification.
I don't claim to be an expert, but I have been doing DNA-based research for some time, testing several family members for autosomal-DNA, mtDNA, and y-DNA. I strongly advocate the use and support of independent sites (e.g., y-Search, etc.) for comparing DNA and Family Trees. Testing site matches are too competitive and limited.
Please visit the Edmonson County Wikitree Project
Please Visit the Grayson County, Kentucky Project
Descendants of Dumas LANE, b. ca. 1742, Albemarle Co., VA, and Mary Norman DICKEN
Descendants of Joseph MEREDITH, b. ca. 1762, VA, and Nancy SKAGGS, 1763-1840
Please visit the Metcalfe County Project on Wikitree.
John Musick, b. c1776, NC, and died or left Edmonson Co., KY, aft. 1850.
I have already researched and help to connect several notables. Plan to do more.
See: Edmonson County, Kentucky, Grayson County, Kentucky, and Metcalfe County, Kentucky
Christopher "Kit" Sandidge (1797-1886), son of Capt. John Sandidge (1760-1832).
Descendant of 1) Charles Skaggs (c1740-1815) &2) Richard Skaggs (c1744-1818)
Following numerous families who migrated to Kentucky from Virginia, North Carolina, Maryland, Delaware, South Carolina, and Pennsylvania.
Several Southern Pioneers in my family including: Skaggs, Logan, Logsdon, Sanders, Goodnight..., who were mostly in early Kentucky.
Kentucky ancestors descended from Meredith, Lane, Musick, Goff, Asbury, Nelson, Skaggs, Blanton, Hazelwood, McClendon, Kessinger, Burks, Froggett, Ashley, Saling, Salling, Milner, Milsap, Millsaps, Willian, Witt, Sandidge, Atkisson, Atkinson, Quisenberry, Smothers, Conder, McClendon, McGowan, McCown, Dearing, Thurman, Simms, Logsdon, Herring, Logan, Graves, Whitlock, Taylor, Lacefield Lasswell, Jones Duncan, Saunders, Wilton, Decker, Talley
Primary interest in Central Kentucky. Please see: Edmonson County, Kentucky, Grayson County, Kentucky, and , Metcalfe County, Kentucky
Descendants of Reuben VINCENT, b. ca. 1789, NC/SC, d. 8 Dec 1874, Edmonson Co., KY, and Easter SALING, c1795-c1870

DNA Tested
Bill Vincent's DNA has been tested for genealogical purposes. It may be possible to confirm family relationships by comparing test results with Bill or other carriers of his ancestors' Y-chromosome or mitochondrial DNA. Y-chromosome DNA test-takers in his direct paternal line on WikiTree:
  • Bill Vincent: Family Tree DNA Y-DNA Test 67 markers, haplogroup I-BY3406, FTDNA kit #91114 + Y-Chromosome Test 67 markers, haplogroup I-M253
Mitochondrial DNA test-takers in the direct maternal line:
  • Bill Vincent: Family Tree DNA mtDNA Test HVR1 and HVR2, haplogroup HV7, FTDNA kit #91114
  • Daniel O'Connor : Mitochondrial DNA Test HVR1 and HVR2, haplogroup HV7
It is likely that these autosomal DNA test-takers will share DNA with Bill:

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On 3 Aug 2018 at 14:59 GMT B. J. Ashlock wrote:

This is my ggg uncle. I am descended from his brother, James. There are a lot of williams and James in the Ashlock trees.

On 12 Jul 2018 at 16:38 GMT Darvana (Dennis) Woods wrote:

When it comes to Tom Karr I am getting my info also from his great granddaughter.....Tom Karr was born in Bay City, Livingston county, Kentucky. Not sure why his direct great grandchild would make up something like that.

On 30 Apr 2018 at 22:02 GMT Courtney Reisert wrote:

Bill, please feel free to edit, change, amend, or add anything to any of the Vincent’s I added today. If any of them are close kin to you, please feel free to adopt or manage. My mother and I did a visit to some of the Edmonson County cemeteries last spring I think it was. I had jotted down some information of some of the different ones I had seen. Some I haven’t yet been able to join with their parents or other family. I welcome anything you or any other of our Edmonson relations would like to add or amend. Thank you as always for being a wonderful help.

On 31 Mar 2018 at 21:18 GMT Evelyn (Murray) McKelvey wrote:


My info on Ann Judkins Smith came from Find a Grave.

I have found that we are 17th Cousins 2 x removed.

Evelyn Murray McKelvey (Murray-2307)

On 12 Mar 2018 at 04:42 GMT Liz (Noland) Shifflett wrote:

Hi Bill! Davis-54109 is born in the correct century now :D

On 6 Feb 2018 at 03:40 GMT Brittany Thompson wrote:

Thank you for the clarification. I'll still be keeping my profile and DNA info private. Thanks though.

On 1 Jan 2018 at 14:46 GMT Sharon Richardson wrote:

Hi, Bill Thank you for helping me with some of my in-laws. I have enjoyed reading your profile, and admire so much of your work. I checked and we are 9th cousins once removed on my mother's side. (Richard Lewis being our common great grandfather.) Thanks again for your help. I want to leave an accurate account for my son.

On 3 Oct 2017 at 21:49 GMT Dorothy Barry wrote:

Hi Bill, I just wanted to say "Congratulations" on becoming one of the newest Green Badged "Generous Genealogist". Your continued dedication to Wikitree has been noticed and appreciated by others. Thank you!!

On 3 Oct 2017 at 04:41 GMT Mel (Gilbert) Lambert wrote:

Wow 457 profiles sourced. You Rock. Thanks for all the hard work and helping Team Virginia come in 3rd. I hope to see you next year during Source-A-Thon.

Have a wonderful night

On 2 Oct 2017 at 17:15 GMT Julie (McClure) Campbell wrote:

Bill, I noticed in my feed that you are adding FindAGrave links. There is a relatively new template that will keep all these links from breaking (or at least, make them easy to fix in one fell swoop) when FindAGrave moves to their new server. It is discussed in the link below, but the basic usage is:

Find A Grave: Memorial #memorialnum

wrap that with ref tags for an inline reference.

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Queen Victoria Bill is 21 degrees from SJ Baty, 21 degrees from Orville Redenbacher and 19 degrees from Victoria of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.

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