I am interested in finding living descendants of Edward Grant 1632-1682, his son Joseph 1660-, Joseph's sons Joseph, Jr. 1691-1756 and John (2nd) 1696-1752 and Joseph, Jr.'s sons John 1717/18-1752, Edward 1719-1797 and William 1728-.
My purpose is to find out if my 5th great grandfather Joseph, III of Barrington, RI is actually the son of Joseph, Jr. mentioned above by using DNA.
I have good genealogical proof from Joseph, III to myself, but do not have actual proof that Joseph, III is the son of Joseph, Jr.
The supposition is that Joseph, III was sent to live with relatives of his mother Dorothy Allen in Barrington, RI to apprentice as a farmer. There were many Allen's and Allin's in Barrington, RI.