Amanda Sickels's Forebears
Compared to her husband's Amanda Sickels's pedigree is much more interesting. Not least among the attractions is the line back to Mayflower Compact signer Edward Doty through his descendant Susannah Doty shown in the chart above. The Whitney line also yields some interesting relatives, from Joshua Whitney Cobb's mother Sally Whitney.
Three of Amanda's four ancestral lines are very long, going back to early Colonial years. The line that is least successfully traced is her paternal ancestry, with only a single generation traced beyond her grandfather, John Fran. Sickels.
Surnames among Amanda's original Colonial immigrant ancestors, many of whom arrived in New England or New York in or before the 1650s: Adams, Baldwin, Barnes, Baysey, Beecher, Beller, Bennett, Biggs, Blodgett, Blood, Borden (b. 1763 — no known ancestors), Bourne, Bowen, Bray, Bronson, Brownell, Camp, Chapman, Cheame, Clarke, Cleveland, Cobb, Cooke, Cornell, Counts, Davis, Disbrowe, Doty (Mayflower Ancestor), Durfee, Earle, Eggleton, Ellis, Ferris, Fiscock, Freeborn, Freeman, Gorham, Hale, Hall, Hallett, Hatch, Hazard, Hildreth, Hill, Hinchman, Howland (Mayflower ancestor), Huet, Hurst (Mayflower ancestor), Hutchinson, Jans, Jenkins, Jung, Latham, Lawrence, Lawton, Lewis, Marbury, Paine, Palmer, Peck, Phippen, Potter, Potter, Pringle, Rapalje, Reed, Reynolds, Sargent, Savage, Schmidt, Scott, Short, Simonds, Sperry, Stephenson (b. abt. 1754 — no known ancestors), Thompson, Tietsoort, Tilley (Mayflower ancestor), Trico, Utley, Van Heyningen, Van Norden, Vander Voort, Vram Siegel (b. abt. 1756 — no known ancestors), Waite, Walker, Waters, Whitney, Wilcox, Wilkinson, Willard, Wilson, Winn, Wolters and Young.
Some of the foregoing names are famous in American history and society, such as Adams and Whitney. A large number are of New York Dutch lineage, ironically not due to the Sickels name (which in fact turns out to be derived from the more German "Siegel"), but from Amanda's great grandmother Eve Teachout, whose last name turns out to be an Anglicization of the New York Dutch "Tietsoort," and all Eve's ancestors are of either Dutch, French or Germanic origins, although settled in the U.S. for as many as six preceding generations.
Amanda is also the direct descendant of five Mayflower passengers.
Here are photographs we have
of other Sickels/Cobb relatives senior to Amanda:
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