Happy Birthday Samuel Sanford

30 April – Samuel Sanford – #3200

Brown-Sanford Line

Today, I remember my 9th Great-grandfather, Samuel Sanford. He was born on 30 April 1643 in Milford, New Haven Colony (Now Connecticut). He died on 27 November 1691 in Connecticut Colony.

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Happy Birthday Samuel Wolcott, III

April 13

Brown-Sanford-Parsons-Wolcott Line
By Don Taylor

Image of marker of Samuel Wolcott
Marker of Samuel Wolcott (1713-1800) at Find-a-Grave.

Today, I remember my 7th great-grandfather, Samuel Wolcott. He is the son of Samuel Wolcott whose birthday was last Monday.. He was born on 13 April 1713 in Wethersfield, Hartford, Connecticut Colony. Samuel married Mary Wyatt on 11 March 1735 in Connecticut Colony. He died on 11 April 1800 in Hartford County, Connecticut and was buried at Wethersfield Village Cemetery.

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Happy Birthday Tamise Sutherland

April 3

Roberts, Barnes, Taft, Sutherland Line

Today, I remember my 3rd great-grandmother, Tamise/Tammy Sutherland/Southerland. She was born on 3 April 1796 in New York. Tamise married Joel Cruff Taft about 1819 at Triangle, Broome County, New York, and died on 24 March 1864 in Fairbanks, Sullivan County, Indiana.

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Happy Birthday William.

Brown-Sanford Line

Today, I remember my third-great-grandfather, William M. Sanford. He was born in New York on 30 March 1823. He moved west to Michigan, again west to Indiana, and once more west to North Dakota. He returned to Michigan where he died at the age of 92.

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Ancestry’s ThruLines – Part 3 – Asa Ellis Roberts

In previous articles, I’ve considered Ancestry’s new ThruLinestm feature. In Part 1, I looked atThruLinestm in a general manner. In Part 2, I developed a process and decided on some caveats I would use with it.  Here in Part 3, I proof my process/procedure by using it and verify the process holds true in use.  Briefly, the process is:

  1. Confirm the shared DNA amount matches expectations for the relationship.
  2. Confirm the cousin’s descendants from the common ancestor and a known child of the common ancestor.
  3. Analyze the remaining path to the cousin, assuring things make sense.

I used the process focusing on my 2nd great-grandfather’s (Asa Ellis Robert) descendants.

All of the descendants of Asa are 3rd cousins. Asa was married twice, so descendants of Asa and Patience Anna Marshall should be 3rd cousins. Descendants of Asa and Cynthia Minerva Toney would be half third cousins to me. DNA Painter’s Shared cM Project 3.0 tool v4 indicates that a 3rd cousin should share between 0 and 217 cM of DNA and half 3rd cousins should share between 0 and 178 cM of DNA.

ThruLinestm indicates I have 18 Cousins that have tested with AncestryDNA.

  1. In all cases, the DNA amount matched matches expectations as suggested in DNAPainter.
  2. In all cases, the individuals are descended from individuals that I had independently identified as children of Asa.
  3. In all cases, the individuals have a pedigree chart that makes sense.

Thanks to ThruLinestm I added 37 new cousins to my chart all descended from Asa Ellis Roberts.

  1. 17 new cousins descended from Rosa Della Roberts.
  2. 2 New cousins descended from Charles W. Roberts.
  3. 10 New half-cousins descended from Sarah A. Roberts.
  4. 8 New half-cousins descended from William T. Roberts.

The process is much faster than any methods I ever used before to verify a person’s relationship to my tree. I’m happy with the process and feel confident that I’m adding valuable information to my tree to better the likelihood of connecting ancestors. ThruLinestm is great for widening your tree to include individuals that are descendants of a known family unit.

If you are a descendant of Asa Ellis Roberts, consider testing with Ancestry DNA; it is a great genealogical resource and can help you broaden your tree too.