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relationship between Oyster Bay and Little Egg Harbor
Posted: 04/26/2016 - 12:55 am
I am new to the TSA, and have been trying to wind my way through its various forums and other resources, but so far I am unable to determine whether there is a familial/DNA connection between the Oyster Bay family line and the Little Egg Harbor, NJ family line (I descend from the Little Egg Harbor line). My sense is that there is a connection, but I havent seen anything to support that. Do the DNA studies support any connection?

relationship between Oyster Bay and Little Egg Harbor
Posted: 06/08/2016 - 2:52 pm
Stephen,
 
Little Egg Harbor descends from JOHN1 TOWNSEND of Oyster Bay through Ruddock Townsend who went there about 1714.  Little is known about Ruddock and his wife but they are in the Townsend Memorial.  His father was James Townsend, s/o JOHN1 who married Jane Ruddock.
 
We do have a couple of YDNA testers who trace their descent to this man.  We believe there were several sons and daughters.
 
Liane Fenimore