North American DNA Project Richard Brockett - The Broket Archive

The Broket DNA Project — North American participants

The ancestry of Richard Heaton Brockett 1912-2005

Richard Brockett SCSC School Yearbook

Richard as a student at Southern Connecticut State College1

In the wider Broket DNA project Richard is in Genetic Group 3.2

This page provides:

+++1. Evidence of Richard’s ancestry
++++++1st generation
++++++2nd generation
++++++3rd generation
++++++4th generation
++++++5th generation
++++++6th generation
++++++7th generation
++++++8th generation: see the separate page.
+++2. Some analysis of Richard’s Y-DNA results

Purpose:+Read more


Quotations:+Read more

1. Evidence for each generation

1st generation: Richard Heaton Brockett 1912-2005

1912: Richard was born in North Haven, Connecticut 13 Feb.3

1920: Richard would have been 8 years old, but a record of the family in the census of this year hasn’t so far been found. There was a Richard H Brockett jnr, aged 7, recorded in Tennessee with parents Richard H, aged 39, and Elna H Brockett aged 39, but this was clearly a different family. An editorial comment on the transcription suggests the name was Crockett, but the census return clearly spelt it Brockett.4

1930 29 Apr: Richard H Brockett, aged 18, was recorded living on his parents’ Dairy and Fruit Farm on Arrowdale Road, North Haven, not employed.5

1933 7 Jul: Richard married Edna Elizabeth DUDLEY in Brewster, Putnam Co, New York.6 Richard’s mother’s name given as Edith MANSFIELD, and his occupation as Farmer.

1940 24 Apr: The census7 recorded Richard H Brockett, aged 28, White, as head of household, Foreman on Farm, in Arrowdale Road, North Haven, owner of the home valued at $3500; with wife Edna, 30; daughter Jean, 4; son Albert, 2; all born CT.
Comment: Three neighboring Brockett households on Arrowdale Road were recorded, including Richard’s father Albert’s, see below. The census also recorded a Richard L Brockett, aged 46 [i.e. b c 1894], White, as head of household, Painter, Street car company, renting 56 Bright Street, New Haven Township; with wife Anna F, 43; and 6 children: Russell L, 22; Phyllis F, 21; Charlotte M, 18; William L, 14; Elizabeth L, 11; Kenneth J, 7; all born CT.8

1940 16 Oct: On his World War II Draft Registration Card Richard was described as White, aged 28, born North Haven, Connecticut, 13 Feb 1912, Complexion: Ruddy, Eye Color: Hazel, Hair Color: Blonde, Height: 5 7. Next of Kin: Edna Elizabeth Brockett, wife.9

2005: Richard H “Dick” Brockett was buried in Montowese Cemetery, North Haven.10 Also inscribed on the gravestone is Edna D “Dud” 1909-2008, and a list of Richard’s ancestors’ first names in this order: John, John, Moses, John, Isiah, Eli, Bethuel, John, Albert, Richard. A note on his father Albert’s findagrave webpage said that Richard died 16 Feb 2005.11

Richard was the son of:

2nd generation: Albert Bethuel Brockett 1868-1959

1868: Albert Bethuel’s gravestone gives the year of his birth as 1868.12 EJ Brockett gave the date as 24 Oct and place as North Haven.13 For the 1930 census Albert gave his age as 61, i.e. b c 1869.

1870 9 Jun: The census recorded Albert B Brockett, aged 1, with his parents on their farm in North Haven.

1880: Recorded as Bertie Brockett, aged 11, with his parents on their farm in North Haven. He should be distinguished from 2 other New Haven Co Alberts of similar age recorded in the 1880 census:+Read more


1890: The census records were mostly destroyed by fire and no records of Brocketts survived.

1897: Albert married Edith L MANSFIELD.23 EJ Brockett gave the date as 21 Apr and place as St John’s Church.24 For the 1930 census Albert gave his age as 28 at first marriage, i.e. c 1897.

1900 4 Jun: The census for North Haven recorded Albert B Brockett, aged 36, born Oct 1863, White, Farmer, married 3 years, owner of the home; with wife Edith L, 32, married 3 years, mother of 1 child still living; and son Warren Edwin, 1, born Apr 1899; all born CT.25

1910 7 May: The census for Palmer Section, North Haven recorded Albert Brockett, aged 42, White, Laborer, on Home Farm, married 13 years (1st marriage), renting home; with wife Edith, 32, married 13 years (1st marriage), mother of 3 children, 3 still living; with sons Warren, 11; Newton, 8; and daughter Mildred, 4; all born CT.26 The preceding entries in the return were the households of brother Hobart, aged 34, and father John, aged 82.

1920: A record of the family in the census of this year hasn’t so far been found.

1930 29 Apr: The census for North Haven recorded Albert B Brockett, aged 61, White, as head of household, Farmer, living on a Dairy and Fruit Farm on Arrowdale Road, owner of the home (unvalued), age at first marriage 28; with wife Edith L M, 52, age at first marriage 19; daughter Mildred M, 24, Single, Teacher, High School; son Richard H, 18, not employed; all born CT, parents too. Charles A Minor, 19, Single, Laborer, Dairy Farm, born in Missouri, was a Boarder in the household.27
Comment: Brockett households were recorded on either side: those of son Warren E Brockett, head, aged 30, Laborer, Dairy and Fruit Farm, owner of the home valued at $15000, age at first marriage 23; with wife Edna F, 30, age at first marriage 23; and daughter Carol J, 4; all born CT, parents too. And on the other side was the household of brother Hobert J Brockett, head, aged 54, Real Estate Salesman, owner of the home valued at $9000, age at first marriage 26, born CT; with wife Harriet C, 53, age at first marriage 25, born KS; both sets of parents born CT.

1940 24 Apr: The census28 recorded Albert B Brockett, aged 72, White, as head of household, owner of the home valued at $12500; wife Edith L, 62, both born CT; with William C Young, 26, Single, Laborer, Farm Hand on Farm, born Maine.
Comment: Three neighboring Brockett households on Arrowdale Road were recorded, those of:

1. His son Warren E Brockett, head, aged 40, Leader 4H, County Farm, owner of the home valued at $4000; with wife Edna F, 40; and daughter Carol, 14; all born CT.
2. His brother Hobert J Brockett, head, aged 64, Farmer on Farm, owner of the home valued at $10000; with wife Harriett C, 63; both born CT.
3. His son Richard.

1959: Albert Bethuel Brockett was buried at New Center Cemetery, North Haven, date given 10 Jun. His gravestone also includes the name of his wife Edith Mansfield who died 1965, and other members of their family—although not Richard—the last dying in 1988.29 On another side of the stone are the names of his father John E, died 1910 and wife and 2 children.

Albert was the son of:

3rd generation: John E Brockett 1828-1910

Born 20 Feb 1828 North Haven.30 John E would most probably have been the male aged under 5 and the one aged between 10-14 in Bethuel Brockett’s household in North Haven, recorded in the 1830 and 1840 censuses respectively. The second initial of his name, E, is seldom filled out in the actual records. The death certificate of his son Hobart J Brockett in 1966 gave it as Eli.31

1850: John E would have been aged 22 in this census, but an entry hasn’t so far been found. He should be distinguished from 3 other New Haven City Johns recorded in the 1850 census:+Read more


1857: John married Susan HEATON in North Haven.49 Soon afterwards the couple moved to California, hence their marriage record in the biographical records about pioneers who arrived in California prior to 1860.

1860 18 Jun: The census for North Haven recorded the household of John E Brockett, aged 32, Farmer; with Susan C, 24; Catherin, 8 months; [brother] Atwater E, 27, Carpenter; all born CT.50 Next door was the household of John’s father Bethuel. Next door to them was Wm Brockett, Farmer, aged 55; Loisa, 52; Robert, 23; Willie or Willis, 15; and Pota or Ida 12. And next door to them was Lucy, John’s grandmother and widow of Eli Brockett.

1863: On 1 Jul John E Brockett of North Haven, aged 35, Farmer, was drafted for the Civil War.51

1870 9 Jun: The census for North Haven recorded the household of John E Brockett, aged 42, Farmer, Real Estate valued at 3000, Personal Estate valued at 1000; with Susan C, 34, Keeping House; Catherine A, 10; and Albert B, 1; Sarah HEATON [probably Susan’s mother], 68, Real Estate valued at 300, Personal Estate valued at 2400; and Sarah L Brockett, 6; all born CT.52 Listed either side in the return were the households of John’s father Bethuel Brockett, Farmer, aged 69; and uncle George W Brockett, Farmer, aged 53. George 1816-96 was a brother of Bethuel.53

1880 24 Jun: The census for North Haven recorded John E, aged 52, Farmer; with wife Susan, 44, Keeping House; daughter Katie, 20, at home; sons Bertie, 11, at school; and Hobert, 5; and a male Laborer, 26; all born CT.54 Two entries before was the household of John’s father Bethuel, aged 77, and a few entries later was the household of John’s uncle George, aged 64.

1880 1 Jun: John E was recorded as semi-blind, having lost an eye falling from a wagon aged 49, i.e. c 1877.55 Also in North Haven this year Roona Brockett was recorded as deaf and dumb from birth.+Read more

1880 24 Jun: The census of Agricultural Production in North Haven showed the considerable size of the farm owned by John E:61+Read more


The farms owned by John E and his uncle George W Brockett were the largest of the 11 farms owned by Brocketts in North Haven in 1879/80:62+Read more
1890: The census records were mostly destroyed by fire and no records of Brocketts survived.

1900 6 Jun: The census for North Haven recorded John E Brockett, aged 74, born Feb 1826 [sic], White, Farmer, married 43 years, owner of the home; with wife Suzan E, 69, married 43 years, mother of 5 children, 3 still living; and son Hobart J, 24, born Apr 1899; all born CT; and a male Farm Laborer aged 57 and Mae WELCH, a female Housekeeper aged 30.67

1910 7 May: The census for Palmer Section, North Haven recorded John Brockett, aged 82, White, Farmer, Dairy Farm, married 52 years (1st marriage), owner of the home; with wife Susan, 74, married 52 years, mother of 5 children, 3 still living; both born CT; and Mary WELCH, Servant, aged 40.68 Next listed in the return were the households of sons Hobart, aged 34, and Albert, aged 42.

1910: John was buried at New Center Cemetery, North Haven. His gravestone is later and includes the names of his wife Susan C Heaton Brockett who died 1925 and 2 children,69 and on another side of the stone the names of his son Albert Bethuel and family, the latest dying in 1988.

1920: A census return for Susan, who would have been aged about 84 hasn’t been found.

John was the son of:

4th generation: Bethuel Brockett 1802-1885

1802: According to the entry in an Atwater family Bible, Bethuel Brockett was born 11 Oct 1802:70

Atwater family Bible Bethuel Brockett

This concurs with the ‘Vital statistics, North Haven’, cited by Jacobus.

1810: In this census Bethuel was probably one of the 2 males aged under 10 in his father Eli’s household, see below.

1820: In this census Bethuel was probably the male aged 16-25 in his father Eli’s household, see below.

1824: Jacobus cited the ‘Vital statistics, North Haven’ (NoHV) for Bethuel’s marriage to Laura Almira HEATON on 9 Dec. It also recorded Bethuel’s younger brother William marrying Laura’s younger sister Louisa in 1829.

1830: The census recorded Bathuel Brockett as head of a household of 8 members in North Haven, comprising 5 free White males: one aged 20-29 (himself); two 15-19; one 10-14; and one under 5; and 3 free White females: one aged 50-59 (possibly his widowed mother Lucy); one 20-29 (probably his wife Laura); and one under 5.71

1840: The census recorded Bethuel Brockett as head of a household of 14 members in North Haven, comprising 9 free White males: one aged 50-59 (himself); one 30-39; five 20-29; one 10-14; and one 5-9; and 5 free White females: one aged 30-39; one 20-29; one 10-14; one 5-9; and one under 5.72 Preceding him on the list was George W Brockett, and other Brockett householders in North Haven were Peter, Wm A?, Laura A, Jesse, Rosanna, Levi and Thomas.

1850 31 Oct: The census for North Haven recorded the household of Bethuel Brockett, aged 47, Manufacturer, value of real estate 5000; with Laura A, 44; Adeline R Merrick, 19 [daughter]; William Merrick, 19, Farmer, value of real estate 2000; Atwater E Brockett, 17, Mechanic; Lucy A Brockett, 12; and Julia A Brockett, 9; all born CT; plus 5 other males (2 Mechanics, 1 Laborer) and 1 female.73

1860: The census for North Haven recorded the household of Bethuel Brockett, aged 57, White, Farmer, Real Estate valued at 5000, Personal Estate valued at 1000; with Laura, 54; Luisa, 21; Julia, 18; Nattie B, 8; Frederick, 5; all born CT.74 Next door was the household of their son John E, and other relatives were nearby including Lucy, Bethuel’s widowed mother.

1870 9 Jun: The census for North Haven recorded the household of Bethuel Brockett, aged 69, Farmer, Real Estate valued at 4000, Personal Estate valued at 600; with Laura A, 64, Keeping House; Frederick A, 15; and Farm Laborer Theodore S AUSTIN, 23; all born CT.75 Listed either side of Bethuel’s household in the return were those of his brother George W Brockett, Farmer, aged 53; and son John E Brockett, Farmer, aged 42.

1877: Bethuel’s Will, written 4 Jul 1877, probated 17 Sep 1885 New Haven District Court, was as follows:76+Read more

The Will shows that his wife Laura A. was alive in 1877, and also their following children:

John E
Catharine wife of … BARNES
Adaline A. wife of … MERRICK
Lucy wife of … HEMINGWAY
Julia A. wife of Lyman BASSETT
Atwater E, and his children: Frederick, Hattie wife of … Pierpont, Grace, Laura

and that he left the following property:

A house and house lot of about ten acres
Alan Hill lot of about seven acres
A strip of land south of Alan Hill lot of about one acre
Other unspecified real estate

1880 24 Jun: The census for North Haven recorded Bethuel, aged 77, Farmer, either maimed, crippled, or bedridden; with wife Laura A, 74, Keeping House; daughter Adelin MERRICK, 49, widow, Keeping House; and 20 year old male Laborer working on the farm.77 The householdS of son John E; daughter Lucy A HEMINGWAY, 41, and husband Edward,43, Merchant, and family; and of George Brockett, 64, Farmer, and wife Augusta, 63, Keeping House, were nearby.

1885Bethuel Brockett xdied 5 Jun, aged 82 years 9 Months [i.e. b c 1803] and was buried in New Center Cemetery North Haven,78 and his wife Laura A died on 4 Jun 1894, aged 88 [i.e. b c 1806]—her former name spelt EATON on the stone.

Bethuel was the son of:

5th generation: Eli Brockett 1776-1823

1776: Eli was born 15 Sep in North Haven, as recorded by Jacobus, citing the ‘Vital statistics, North Haven’ (NoHV):79

Jacobus p 333 Isaiah to Eli to Bethuel Brockett

Eli was not apparently recorded as a householder in the 1790 or 1800 Federal censuses. In 1790 the household of Eli’s father Isaiah Bracket contained 3 free White males under 16, Eli probably the eldest of them.

1801 15 Apr: The Jacobus extract above cited the ‘Vital statistics, North Haven’ (NoHV) that Eli married Lucy ATWATER in North Haven. The following snip from an Atwater family Bible confirms the date: “Eli Brockett and Lucy ATWATTER were Married the 15 Day of April 1801”.80

Atwater family Bible Eli Brockett

It also confirms that “Eli Brockett Son of Isaiah and Sarah Brockett Was Born the 15 Day of September 1776”, and that Lucy was born 31 Jan 1781.

Jacobus cited the ‘Vital statistics, North Haven’ (NoHV) for the births of the couple’s 4 children:

1. Bethuel 1802-85
2. William Atwater 1805-91
3. Lucy Adeline 1810-52
4. George Willis 1816-96

1810: The census for East Haven recorded Eli Brocket as a householder containing 9 free White males: 1 aged 45 and over (himself); 1 aged 26-44; 4 aged 16-25; 1 aged 10-15; and 2 under 10; and 4 free White females: 1 aged 26-44 (presumably his wife); 2 aged 16-25; and 1 under 10.81
Comment: In the same census were 11 other Brocket households in East Haven, those of: Abram, Benjamin, Ebenezer, Enos, Isaiah, Joel, Joseph, Moses, Richard, Stephen and Thomas.

1820 7 Aug: The census for North Haven recorded Eli Brockitt as a householder containing 6 free White males: 1 aged 45 and over (himself); 3 aged 16-25 (1 aged 16-18); 1 aged 10-15; and 1 under 10; and 4 free White females: 1 aged 26-44 (presumably his wife); 1 aged 16-25; and 2 aged 10-15.82
Comment: Surname holders in the North Haven returns were grouped together—with Eli were 8 other Brockitt householders: Benjamin, Isaiah, Jesse, Joel, Justus, Levi, Moses I, Thomas, (Pierpont crossed out); and on another page 5 more: Abraham, Ebenezer, Jared, Peter, and Rebecah.

Eli Brockett predeceased his parents. Citing NoHC (the Congregational Society, North Haven), Jacobus recorded Eli’s death as 26 Oct 1823, aged 47. With his customary exactitude he also cited NoHT2—his gravestone at the old Montowese Cemetery, North Haven—as 27 Oct 1823.83

In 1830 Eli’s widow Lucy may have been staying in son Bathuel’s household, aged 50-59 (she was born 1781). In 1840 she was head of a household in New Haven comprising 3 free White females: one aged 50-59, one 20-29 and one 15-19.84 In 1860, aged 79 [i.e. b c 1781] she was living in the household in North Haven of Wyllys Robbinson, Shoemaker, aged 39, and his wife Margarit, 37.85 Also in the house was Wm Brockett, Shoemaker, aged 19 [i.e. b c 1841] and 8 others. Next door was Wm Brockett, Farmer, aged 55; Loisa, 52; Robert, 23; Willie or Willis, 15; and Pota or Ida 12. And Next door to them was Lucy’s grandson John E Brockett, Farmer, aged 32, and wife and child. Lucy was buried 19 Oct 1868 at Montowese Cemetery, North Haven, Section A.86

Eli was the son of:

6th generation: Isaiah Brockett 1753-1840

The New Haven Vital Statistics (NHV) entry for Isaiah’s birth on 4 Dec 1753 as the 3rd child and 1st son of John and Thankfull:87

Barbour p 330 Isaiah son of John and Thankful Brockett b 1753

For the importance of NHV as a source, see the separate page. Jacobus cited it correctly, see below.

1775 23 Aug: Jacobus recorded Isaiah’s marriage to Sarah COOPER in North Haven (NoHV and NoHC), where they apparently remained.

1790: The census for North Haven recorded Isaiah Bracket as a householder next to John Bracket. Isaiah’s household comprised 6 members: 1 free White male aged 16 and over (himself); 3 free White males aged under 16 (perhaps sons—eldest son Eli was born 1776); 2 free White females (presumably his wife and perhaps a daughter).88 See also Jacobus above.

1800: The census for North Haven again recorded Isaiah Brockett as a householder next to his father John Brockett. Isaiah’s household comprised 13 members: 1 free White male aged 45 and over (himself); 2 free White females 26-44 (presumably his wife Sarah); 1 free White male 26-44; 5 free White males 16-25; 2 free White males 10-15; and 1 free White male under 10.

1810: The census for East Haven recorded Isaiah Brocket as a householder containing 5 free White members: 2 males aged 45 and over (one of them himself, and the other perhaps his 88 year old father John); 1 male 16-25; and 1 female (presumably his wife).89
Comment: The same census recorded 11 other Brocket households in East Haven, those of: Abram, Benjamin, Ebenezer, Eli, Enos, Joel, Joseph, Moses, Richard, Stephen and Thomas.

1820 7 Aug: The census for North Haven recorded Isaiah Brockitt as a householder containing 2 free White males: 2 aged 45 and over (one of them himself); and 1 free White female aged 26-44 (presumably his wife).90 Son Eli was listed next on the return.

1824: Sarah died 21 Jan according to Jacobus aged 71 and was buried in the Old graveyard, Montowese (in North Haven).91.

1830: The census for North Haven recorded Isaiah Brockett as a householder containing 3 free White males: 1 aged 70-79 (himself); 2 aged 20-29; and and 1 free White female aged 20-29.92 Other householders listed with him were his grandson Bathueland Thomas Brockett. Isaiah’s son Eli had died.

1840: According to Jacobus Isaiah Brockett died 13 Feb aged 86 and was buried in the Old graveyard, Montowese (in North Haven).93 The 1840 census was taken on 1 Jun, after his death.

Isaiah was the son of:

7th generation: John Brockett 1722-1812

The New Haven Vital Statistics (NHV) recorded John’s birth on 31 Dec 1722 and first marriage on 14 Dec 1749:94

Barbour p 151 John son of Moses Brockett 1722

And his first marriage on 14 Dec 1749:95

Barbour p 316 John Brockett m Thankful Frost 1749

The following extract from Jacobus shows that he cited both NHV records correctly.96 After son Isaiah’s birth above, no further record of John or his family were recorded in the NHV. As Jacobus’ subsequent citations suggest—his marriage to Mehitabel Brockett in 1787 and both their deaths—they removed to North Haven. Census returns confirm.

Jacobus p 325 Moses to John to Isaiah

To expand this extract from Jacobus: John was the 9th of Moses Brockett’s 14 children. John’s first wife Thankful was the daughter of Ebenezer FROST and Mary TUTTLE. Jacobus cited NoHT2 (the Old graveyard, Montowese (in North Haven)97 for Thankful’s death 36 years later on 25 Jan 1786 aged 61, and NoHC (Congregational Society, North Haven) for John’s 2nd marriage on 7 Feb 1787 to Mehitabel, widow of Jude COOPER. Mehitabel was born 12 Mar 1723, daughter of Samuel BROCKETT and Mehitabel HILL. Mehitabel predeceased John in 1806, aged 84, and like Thankful was also buried in the Old graveyard, Montowese. Children Mary, Thankful and Isaiah were all from John’s first marriage.

1790: The census for North Haven recorded John Bracket as a householder next to Isaiah Bracket. John’s household comprised 3 members: 2 free White males aged 16 and over (himself and another); and 1 free White female (presumably his wife).98 See also Jacobus above.

1800: The census for North Haven again recorded John Brockett as a householder next to son Isaiah Brockett. John’s household comprised 2 members: 1 free White male aged 45 and over (himself); and 1 free White female aged 45 and over (presumably his wife Mehitabel).

Also in the neighborhood were the households of Joel, Ebenezer and Stephen Brockett. The last was John’s younger brother.

1810: 12 Brocket households were recorded in East Haven, but John hasn’t been found in this census. Perhaps he was one of the 2 males aged 45 and over in son Isaiah’s household.

According to Jacobus, citing NoHT2, i.e. the Old graveyard, Montowese (in North Haven), John died 23 Aug 1812 aged 90, and Mehitabel died 13 Oct 1806, aged 84. This is repeated in the Findagrave transcriptions of their gravestone at Montowese Cemetery North Haven, but it is worn and difficult to read.99

John, b 1722, was the son of Moses Brockett 1680-1764, see the separate page.

2. Some analysis of Richard’s Y-DNA results

Haplogroup: Q-M242
For the term ‘Genetic Distance’ see here.

Matches recorded on the FTDNA database as of Jun 2019:

Genetic Distance zero

1. William Leroy BROCKETT 1916-81
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Discussion: Richard H and William L Brockett were 6th cousins, the former a lifetime resident of North Haven and the latter a lifetime resident of New Haven. They traced their descent from two different sons of Moses son of John son of John of New Haven, the original immigrant. The zero Genetic Distance between them means that in over 300 years the Y-DNA of these descendants of the two brothers has remained identical without mutation. It validates the line back to Moses 1680-1764:Richard H and William L Brockett chart
2. Harold Earl BRACKETT 1916-81
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Discussion: The ancestry of Harold Earl Brackett has been traced back to Christopher Brockett/Brackett, descended from a younger son of the immigrant John of New Haven—Samuel. This makes both Richard H and William L 7th cousins once removed of Harold E. Since there is zero Genetic Distance between Harold E and Richard H, this means no mutation has occurred in these two lines for at least 350 years, validating both lines right back to the original immigrant John Brockett of New Haven, born in the early 17th C.Descendants of John and Samuel

Genetic Distance 1

1. Ronald J BRACKETT 1927-2013
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Discussion: Ronald J and Harold E—just discussed—were 3rd cousins:Descendants of Jonathan
But since Harold E’s Y-DNA is identical to that of Richard H and William L, as just described, the single mutation between Richard H and Ronald J must have occurred in Ronald J’s line within the last 4 generations. Thus while the Y-DNA of Richard H and Harold E’s lines hasn’t mutated at all over 7 or more generations, that of Ronald J’s has mutated in one marker over 4 generations—some time since Ronald J and Harold E’s common ancestor, Jonathan.

Genetic Distance 2

1. Harold H BROCKETT 1921-2001
2. Harry D BROCKETT 1928-2005
3. William H BROCKETT 1914-88
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Discussion: These three participants all descended from Capt William Brockett 1748-1819/21. There are two variations between each of them and Richard H (i.e. a Genetic Distance of 2) but the variations are not the same in each case. More genetic mutation has in fact occurred between the lines of different sons of Capt William’s clan than has occurred between the lines of different sons of the original immigrant John. Thus, as we have seen above, descendants of two different sons of the original immigrant display not one single mutation over 9 generations, or about 350 years, but there is an example of descendants of two different sons of Capt William displaying 4 mutations over only 6 generations, or of only about 165 years. These mutations within Capt William’s clan are discussed more fully elsewhere and need not be repeated here.

Genetic Distance 3

1. Marlin L BROCKETTE 1913-2000
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Discussion: This participant also descended from Capt William Brockett 1748-1819/21, and the same considerations apply as with participants with a Genetic Distance of 2 from Richard H, discussed above.

Page Last Updated: June 4, 2019

Footnotes

For full bibliographical details please see the sections Publications or Glossary.

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[1] U.S., School Yearbooks, 1880-2012; Yearbook Title: Southern Connecticut State College, Laurel, published 1970 (p 213 of 284); recorded in Ancestry.com's on-line database: School Yearbooks, 1900-1990. Date of this image not supplied.

[2] Many thanks to Walter Brockett for kindly supplying information, Feb 2019.

[3] His World War II Draft Registration Card of 1940, see below.

[4] 1920 US Federal census for Memphis Ward 31, Shelby, Tennessee; Roll: T625_1765; Page: 7B; Enumeration District: 218; accessed at Ancestry.com 20 May 2019.

[5] 1930 US Federal Census for North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 0190; FHL microfilm: 2340013.

[6] New York State Department of Health; Albany, NY, USA; New York State Marriage Index, Certificate 21466 (accessed from Ancestry.com's database 'New York State, Marriage Index, 1881-1967' 23 May 2019); Marriage License Putnam Co #1576 (accessed from Ancestry.com's database 'New York, County Marriage Records, 1847-1849, 1907-1936' 25 May 2019).

[7] 1940 US Federal Census for North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; Roll: m-t0627-00518; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 5-141. Surname misspelt Brocketts.

[8] 1940 US Federal Census for North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; Roll: m-t0627-00542; Page: 1A; Enumeration District: 11-155.

[9] The National Archives in St. Louis, Missouri; St. Louis, Missouri; Record Group: Records of the Selective Service System, 147; Box: 48. Transcription by Ancestry.com, available from their on-line database 'U.S. WWII Draft Cards Young Men, 1940-1947' (accessed 20 May 2019).

[10] Findagrave memorial at https://tinyurl.com/yxkxedqw (accessed 20 May 2019), image taken by Kat 1 Jan 2016.

[11] https://tinyurl.com/y5mkyf64 (accessed 20 May 2019).

[12] Findagrave memorial at https://tinyurl.com/y5mkyf64 (accessed 20 May 2019), image taken by Jan Franco.

[13] 1905 p 207, without a source.

[14] Findagrave memorial at https://tinyurl.com/yysdqmxf (accessed 25 May 2019).

[15] 1870 US Federal Census for New Haven Ward 5, New Haven, Connecticut; Roll: M593_110; Page: 498A; Family History Library Film: 545609.

[16] 1800 US Federal Census for New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; Roll: 106; Page: 421A; Enumeration District: 098.

[17] 1850 US Federal Census for New Haven (Westville), New Haven, Connecticut; Roll: M432_47; Page: 368B; Image: 532.

[18] Findagrave memorial at https://tinyurl.com/yxafjlfp (accessed 25 May 2019).

[19] 1905 p 119.

[20] 1880 US Federal Census for North Branford, New Haven, Connecticut; Roll: 107; Page: 521B; Enumeration District: 104.

[21] 1880 US Federal Census for New Haven Ward 2, New Haven, Connecticut; Roll: M593_109; Page: 130B; Family History Library Film: 545608.

[22] New Haven City Directory 1890, p 79.

[23] Findagrave memorial at https://tinyurl.com/y5mkyf64 (accessed 20 May 2019), image taken by Jan Franco; son Richard's 1933 marriage license.

[24] 1905 p 207, without a source.

[25] 1900 US Federal Census for North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; Page: 3A; Enumeration District: 0403; FHL microfilm: 1240146.

[26] 1910 US Federal Census for North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; Roll: T624_136; Page: 18B; Enumeration District: 0445; FHL microfilm: 1374149.

[27] 1930 US Federal Census for North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; Page: 10A; Enumeration District: 0190; FHL microfilm: 2340013.

[28] 1940 US Federal Census for North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; Roll: m-t0627-00518; Page: 16A; Enumeration District: 5-141.

[29] Findagrave memorial at https://tinyurl.com/y5mkyf64 (accessed 20 May 2019), image taken by Jan Franco. Date of Albert's death given as 10 Jun.

[30] California State Library; Sacramento, California; Sacramento County, California, Pioneer Index File (1906-1934), A-Z; California History Room: MICROFILM 734; Roll Number: 41 (from Ancestry.com's database 'California, Pioneer and Immigrant Files, 1790-1950' accessed 23 May 2019).

[31] Texas Department of State Health Services. Texas Death Certificates, 1903–1982. Austin, Texas, accessed on Ancestry.com 25 May 2019.

[32] 1850 US Federal Census for New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; Roll: M432_47; Page: 174B; Image: 147. Ancestry.com (accessed 24 May 2019) transcribed the surname as Brackett but it is much more like Brockett.

[33] Ancestry.com's 'Town Marriage Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection)' database (accessed 24 May 2019); original data: White, Lorraine Cook, ed. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records. Vol. 1-55. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994-2002.

[34] 1860 US Federal Census for Hamden, New Haven, Connecticut; Roll: M653_84; Page: 329; Family History Library Film: 803084.

[35] Obituary cited after the Findagrave memorial at https://tinyurl.com/y2fmg2lr (accesssed 24 May 2019), fromThe Davenport Daily Gazette, Davenport, Iowa, November 5, 1880.

[36] 1870 US Federal Census for New Haven Ward 1, New Haven, Connecticut; Roll: M593_109; Page: 99A; Family History Library Film: 545608. As of 24 May 2019, the surname was indexed by Ancestry.com as Brooket, but more likely was either Bracket or Brocket.

[37] 1880 US Federal Census for Milford, New Haven, Connecticut; Roll: 105; Page: 291C; Enumeration District: 071.

[38] Section: Western Avenue, Plot: 195 East, Grave: 3 (Findagrave memorial at https://tinyurl.com/y2fmg2lr accesssed 24 May 2019, images added by Robert T Johnson).

[39] Ancestry.com's database 'U.S. City Directories, 1822-1995' (accessed 24 May 2019).

[40] 1905 p 127.

[41] Brocket/t in the 1830, 1850 and 1880 censuses for Hamden, CT; Brackett in the 1870 census for Hamden, CT.

[42] 1850 US Federal Census for New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; Roll: M432_47; Page: 155B; Image: 109.

[43] 1850 US Federal Census for New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; Roll: M432_47; Page: 142A; Image: 82.

[44] Findagrave memorial at https://tinyurl.com/y57kpp2l (accessed 27 May 2019).

[45] 1905 p 100, with a son 'Jared' born c 1830.

[46] 1860 US Federal Census for New Haven Ward 2, New Haven, Connecticut; Roll: M653_86; Page: 85; Family History Library Film: 803086.

[47] The Hartford Times for 23 Nov and The New Haven Columbian Register for 16 Nov (name spelt 'Brocket'), from 'Newspapers and Periodicals. American Antiquarian Society, Worcester, Massachusetts', accessed 20 May 2019 from Ancestry.com's database 'U.S., Newspaper Extractions from the Northeast, 1704-1930'.

[48] 1905 p 166.

[49] California State Library; Sacramento, California; Sacramento County, California, Pioneer Index File (1906-1934), A-Z; California History Room: MICROFILM 734; Roll Number: 41 (from Ancestry.com's database 'California, Pioneer and Immigrant Files, 1790-1950' accessed 23 May 2019).

[50] 1860 US Federal Census for North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; Roll: M653_84; Page: 264; Family History Library Film: 803084. The return is difficult to read.

[51] National Archives and Records Administration (NARA); Washington, D.C.; Consolidated Lists of Civil War Draft Registration Records. Accessed 22 May 2019 from Ancestry.com's database 'U.S., Civil War Draft Registrations Records, 1863-1865'.

[52] 1870 US Federal Census for North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; Roll: M593_112; Page: 546A; Family History Library Film: 545611.

[53] Jacobus 1923-4 p 333. Findagrave memorial at https://tinyurl.com/yxqpmdtm (accessed 26 May 2019).

[54] 1880 US Federal Census for North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; Roll: 107; Page: 483A; Enumeration District: 102.

[55] Accessed 25 May 2019 from Ancestry.com's database 'U.S. Federal Census 1880 Schedules of Defective, Dependent, and Delinquent Classes'.

[56] 1850 US Federal Census for North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; Roll: M432_45; Page: 242A; Image: 483.

[57] 1860 US Federal Census for North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; Roll: M653_84; Page: 271; Family History Library Film: 803084. The return is difficult to read. Her name appears to have been corrected to Roxanna.

[58] 1870 US Federal Census for North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; Roll: M593_112; Page: 549A; Family History Library Film: 545611.

[59] Findagrave memorial at https://tinyurl.com/y3so6oxk (accessed 26 May 2019). EJ Brockett 1905 pp 70, 101, without sources.

[60] From Ancestry.com's database 'U.S., Selected Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1850-1880' for North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; Page: 23; Schedule Type: Agriculture.

[61] From Ancestry.com's database 'U.S., Selected Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1850-1880' for North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; Page: 24; Schedule Type: Agriculture.

[62] 'U.S., Selected Federal Census Non-Population Schedules, 1850-1880' for North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut. The column 'page' lists the page of the schedule on which they appear.

[63] Connecticut. Church Records Index vol 2 p 76, accessed 29 May 2019 from Ancestry.com's database 'Connecticut, Church Record Abstracts, 1630-1920'.

[64] With thanks to Bill Brackett for this information, 29 May 2019.

[65] Ancestry.com's database 'Connecticut, Town Marriage Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection)'. Original data: White, Lorraine Cook, ed. The Barbour Collection of Connecticut Town Vital Records. Vol. 1-55. Baltimore, MD, USA: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1994-2002.

[66] Findagrave memorial at https://tinyurl.com/y2fzaytu (accessed 26 May 2019).

[67] 1900 US Federal Census for North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; Page: 3B; Enumeration District: 0403; FHL microfilm: 1240146.

[68] 1910 US Federal Census for North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; Roll: T624_136; Page: 18B; Enumeration District: 0445; FHL microfilm: 1374149.

[69] Findagrave memorial at https://tinyurl.com/y2tqxdjg (accessed 20 May 2019), image taken by Jan Franco.

[70] With thanks to Stan McBroom who posted it 7 Dec 2017 at https://tinyurl.com/y58vvdop (accessed 22 May 2019).

[71] 1830 US Federal Census for North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; Series: M19; Roll: 9; Page: 142; Family History Library Film: 0002802.

[72] 1840 US Federal Census for North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; Roll: 27; Page: 108; Family History Library Film: 0003021.

[73] 1850 US Federal Census for North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; Roll: M432_45; Page: 247B; Image: 494.

[74] 1860 US Federal Census for North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; Roll: M653_84; Page: 265; Family History Library Film: 803084. The return is difficult to read, and Laura was mistranscribed by Ancestry.com as Lona.

[75] 1870 US Federal Census for North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; Roll: M593_112; Page: 546A; Family History Library Film: 545611.

[76] Connecticut County, District and Probate Courts, pp 146-8, accessed from Ancestry.com's database 'Connecticut, Wills and Probate Records, 1609-1999' 20 May 2019.

[77] 1880 US Federal Census for North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; Roll: 107; Page: 483A; Enumeration District: 102.

[78] Findagrave memorial at https://tinyurl.com/y5fns5tx (accessed 26 May 2019), image taken by Jan Franco.

[79] 1923-4 p 333.

[80] With thanks to Stan McBroom who posted it 7 Dec 2017 at https://tinyurl.com/y58vvdop (accessed 22 May 2019).

[81] 1810 US Federal Census for East Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; Roll: 2; Page: 376; Image: 00389; Family History Library Film: 0281230.

[82] 1820 US Census; Census Place: North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; Page: 214; NARA Roll: M33_3; Image: 203. Surname mistranscribed by Ancestry.com as Brackett (accessed 22 May 2019).

[83] As does the Findagrave transcription at https://tinyurl.com/y37xrpqh (accessed 22 May 2019).

[84] 1840 US Federal Census for New Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; Roll: 27; Page: 39; Family History Library Film: 0003021.

[85] 1860 US Federal Census for North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; Roll: M653_84; Page: 264; Family History Library Film: 803084.

[86] Findagrave at https://tinyurl.com/y3guar4f (accessed 22 May 2019).

[87] Adams, Barbour et al, pt 1 p 330.

[88] 1790 US Federal Census for North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; Series: M637; Roll: 1; Page: 54; Image: 175; Family History Library Film: 0568141.

[89] 1810 US Federal Census for East Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; Roll: 2; Page: 376; Image: 00389; Family History Library Film: 0281230.

[90] 1820 US Census; Census Place: North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; Page: 214; NARA Roll: M33_3; Image: 203. Surname mistranscribed by Ancestry.com as Brackett (accessed 22 May 2019).

[91] Jacobus 1923-4 p 325 citing NoHT2; Jacobus 1923-4 p 6.

[92] 1830 US Census; Census Place: North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; Series: M19; Roll: 9; Page: 142; Family History Library Film: 0002802.

[93] Jacobus 1923-4 p 325 citing NoHT2; Jacobus 1923-4 p 6.

[94] Adams, Barbour et al, pt 1 p 151.

[95] Adams, Barbour et al, pt 1 p 316.

[96] 1923-4 p 325.

[97] Jacobus 1923-4 p 6.

[98] 1790 US Federal Census for North Haven, New Haven, Connecticut; Series: M637; Roll: 1; Page: 54; Image: 175; Family History Library Film: 0568141.

[99] Findagrave at https://tinyurl.com/y2pthwww (accessed 22 May 2019) PLOT Section A.