Blackwell Family of Massachusetts
First GenerationMichael Blackwell was born about 1620 and was in Sandwich, Barnstable Co. MA by 1643. His wife's name is unknown. He appears to have had at least four children, but a birth record exists for only one of them, a son Michael born in 1648.
Second GenerationMichael's son John Blackwell was born about 1646, and married Sarah Warren, a granddaughter of the Mayflower immigrant Richard Warren.
Third GenerationDesire Blackwell (1678-1773) was the third of John and Sarah's children. She married Lettice Jenney, son of Samuel Jenney and Ann Lettice.
SourcesPlymouth and Cape Cod genealogy site, by Harry C. Hadaway, Jr., on WorldConnect
This site has an excellent discussion of the primary records documenting the Blackwell family, including the possibility that Michael Blackwell and Myles Black, who appears in a 1643 list of men able to bear arms, are the same person.
There are also other genealogies of this family on line.
LinksBlackwell DNA project
Test results from a descendant of Michael Blackwell place this family in haplogroup J2b, which is relatively unusual in the British Isles.