Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Mayflower 2011

Back in November of 2009, I shared my Mayflower lines - not in detail, but just in general.  To share each of my lines would probably take some time, so in this post I will just note the pilgrims from whom I can prove descent.  I will follow up with posts detailing my paternal and maternal Mayflower lines.

The pilgrims from whom I can prove descent are:

John Alden
Isaac Allerton
Mary (Norris) Allerton
John Billington
William Brewster
Peter Brown
Francis Cooke
Stephen Hopkins
John Howland
William Mullins
Henry Samson
George Soule
Myles Standish
John Tilley
Joan (Hurst) (Rogers) Tilley
Richard Warren

The majority of my lines go back to John Alden and Richard Warren, thanks to their prolific families.  I descend from siblings in many instances.  

People who find a Mayflower ancestor, often find more than just one. It isn't surprising - there weren't too many options for marriage in the 1620's. Once the Great Migration began, family trees really branched out (pun intended).

Since I have a bit of a mobile lifestyle, thanks to having a husband in the Air Force, I rely on my own personal library of the Mayflower Society's silver and pink books, as well as NEHGS for my research and documentation of these lines.  Ultimately, I would like to get all of my supplemental lines into the Mayflower Society, though that is a rather costly goal.  

For now, I am a member through one of my Richard Warren lines (via Mary Warren and Robert Bartlett - just one of many).

I think the paternal lines that ended up in Hancock County, Maine surprised me the most.  When one thinks of the Mayflower, they often connect it to Plymouth.  Yet, I know Mayflower descendants have certainly migrated much, much farther from Plymouth than just Maine.  ;)

Some fellow bloggers I am pleased to count as Mayflower cousins include Midge Frazel, Heather Wilkinson Rojo, Barbara Poole, and Bill West.


Copyright (c) 2011 Wendy L. Callahan

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