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Rehoboth Massachsetts

Founding Families before 1750
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About us

This is a location specific DNA project and is open to all who have an ancestor that lived in Rehoboth, Massachusetts prior to 1750. Most Rehoboth families intermarried heavily so the idea behind this project is to share genealogy information about Early Rehoboth Families and see what residual DNA connections there may be. There is no guarantee that there will be any after 200+ years. So this is really an experiment. It may also be interesting from a mtDNA and Y-DNA aspect. Again quite experimental.

However, Rehoboth is a bit unusual in that the original town center (now located in Rumford, Rhode Island) is not where Rehoboth is located today AND Rehoboth has for many hundreds of years survived with a very scattered, rural population. The names of the original Proprietors are still in evidence today. The insular and rural nature of the area may provide for more concentrated evidence of shared ancestry than would be typical of many New England small towns.

Please let me know if I have missed a surname.

When you join it is helpful to send a list of Rehoboth Families to me. I would appreciate if you send the various lineages in abbreviated form ie :

William 1 ALLEN, Benjamin 2, Jeremiah 3, Benjamin 4
Henry 1 BUTTERWORTH, John 2, Patience 3

In this case William ALLEN and Henry BUTTERWORTH are the immigrants (generation 1) Benjamin is William's son, Jeremiah his grandson and so forth. End each listing when the family moved out of Rehoboth or with the daughter.

Surnames:

Abell

Allen

Amidowne 

Amindon

Angier

Blackstone

Blanding

Bliss

Bosworth

Bowen

Bragg

Brooks

Brown

Buckland

Bullock

Burr

Butterworth

Callender

Carpenter

Chaffee

Clifton

Cooper

Daggerworth

Dogget

Doggett

Eastbrook

Evans

Fitch

Freeman

French

Fuller

Gilson

Grant

Gurnsey

Hall

Holbrook

Horton

Howard

Hunt

Hyde

Ide

Ingols

Ingraham

Johnson

Jones

Kendrick

Kinsley

Lake

Leonard

Lowell

Luther

Mann

Martin

Mason

Miller

Millerd

Millard

Morris

Myles

Newman

Ormsby

Paine

Palmer

Pate

Peck

Peirce

Perren

Perrin

Perry

Reade

Redway

Roades

Robinson

Round

Sabin

Savage

Shaw

Smith

Stevens

Sweet

Sweeting

Tanner

Thrasher

Thresher

Thurber

Titus

Viall

Walker

Webb

West

Wheaton

Wheeler

Whitaker

Willet

Wilmot

Wilson

Woodcock



Please contact the Administrator with your questions or to add names.