Thursday, November 27, 2008

Our Family: Thanksgiving Day And The Pilgrims


Riddle
: If April showers bring May flowers, what do May flowers bring?

Today we are thankful for the Pilgrims who landed in the Mayflower at Plymouth, MA in 1620. There were 102 passengers, but only 53 lived through that year to celebrate the first Thanksgiving. Our family is especially thankful to them, for of the 26 families who left descendants, 10 of them are our ancestors. We descend from some of them twice, and son-in-law D also has Howland and Tilley.


Note: This is my own research, and not done to Mayflower Society standards. Our family includes adopted lines.

Photo: Plymouth Rock





PHOTO: Cole's Hill is the burial place of the Pilgrims who died in the first winter (1620-21). It rises above Plymouth Bay, on Carver St. in Plymouth, MA near the foot of Leyden St., the first street laid out in the original settlement.

Grampy's Mayflower ancestors are: John Alden, Francis Cooke, Stephen Hopkins, John Howland, William Mullins, Thomas Rogers, Myles Standish, John Tilley and Richard Warren. Grammy's Mayflower ancestor is Edward Fuller.
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Mayflower Ancestry - ALDEN (3 lines)
1. JOHN ALDEN, Mayflower passenger m PRISCILLA MULLINS, Mayflower passenger
2. REBECCA ALDEN m Thomas Delano
ELIZABETH ALDEN m William Pabodie
SARAH ALDEN m Alexander Standish (desc. Standish)
3. DEBORAH DELANO m John Weston
MERCY PEABODY m John Simmons
LYDIA STANDISH m Isaac Sampson
4. JONATHAN WESTON m Mercy Rickard
ISAAC SIMMONS m Martha Chandler
PELEG SAMPSON m Mary Ring
5. JOHN WESTON m Mercy Sampson (Mullins, Alden, Standish)
ISAAC SIMMONS m Rachel Cudworth
MERCY SAMPSON m John Weston
6. CELIA WESTON m Dudley Pike
LEAH SIMMONS m John Mansell
CELIA WESTON m Dudley Pike (same as Celia above)
7. JOHN PIKE m Mercy Jordan
ANN MANSELL m Emerson Orcutt
8. NOAH PIKE m Sophia Wilson
SETH ORCUTT m Anna Fletcher
9. EDWARD PIKE m Martha Curry
WILLIAM ORCUTT m Sarah Day
10. EBEN PIKE m Alice Berry
MATILDA ORCUTT m Mark Frost
11. FRANCES PIKE m Merrill Frost
IRVING FROST m Inez Dunham
12. GRAMPY m Grammy
MERRILL FROST m Frances Pike
13. L married B; R married D
GRAMPY m Grammy
14. S, R, B, C, L, A
L married B; R married D
15. L married B; R married D
S, R, B, C, L, A


John Alden was born in England in 1598. He was a cooper by trade and hired as a Mayflower crew member. In 1622 he married Priscilla Mullins, a Mayflower passenger whose parents died the first winter at Plymouth. About 1632 they moved to Duxbury. He served as assistant to the Governor and twice as Deputy Governor.
John and Priscilla had 11 children. Priscilla died in 1685. John died in 1687, the last of the 41 signers of the historic Mayflower Compact.




PHOTO: John Alden born 1598 Essex, England, died Sep 12, 1687, South Duxbury, MA.
Burial: Miles Standish Burial Ground, South Duxbury, MA.










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Mayflower Ancestry - COOKE
1. FRANCIS COOKE Mayflower passenger m Hester Mahieu
2. JACOB COOKE m Damaris Hopkins (desc. of Hopkins)
3. MARY COOKE m John Rickard
4. JOANNA RICKARD m Israel Dunham
5. SYLVANUS DUNHAM m Rebecca Crocker (Tilley, Howland)
6. ISRAEL DUNHAM m Hannah Whiting
7. Joseph DUNHAM m Abigail Bates
8. HOSEA DUNHAM m Nancy Kinney
9. SILAS DUNHAM m Eliza Murch
10. J G DUNHAM m Mary Richardson
11. INEZ DUNHAM m Irving Frost (desc. of Hopkins, Rogers)
12. MERRILL FROST m Frances Pike (desc of Tilley, Howland, Hopkins, Mullins Alden, Standish)
13. GRAMPY m Grammy
14. L married B; R married D
15. S, R, B, C, L, A

Francis Cooke married Hester Mahieu (from Canterbury, England) at Leyden, Holland in 1603. He was one of the Pilgrim group that left Holland on the Speedwell and transferred to the Mayflower at Southampton. He left his wife and children Jane, Jacob, and Hester, but took his eldest son, John. His wife and other children came over on the Anne in 1623. He died at Plymouth 7 April 1663.
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Mayflower Ancestry - EDWARD FULLER

1. EDWARD FULLER Mayflower passenger
2. SAMUEL FULLER Mayflower passenger m Jane Lothrop
3. HANNAH FULLER m Nicholas Bonham
4. HEZEKIAH BONHAM m Mary Dunn
5. HANNAH BONHAM m Benjamin Stout
6. BENJAMIN STOUT m Rebecca Doolhagan/Dulhangel
7. SAMUEL STOUT m Margaret Jones Brown
8. ANNA STOUT m Peter Adam Apgar
9. HARRISON APGAR m Emily Adeline Lance
10. LYDIA APGAR m Sylvester Hall
11. EMILY HALL m F. Leroy Trout
12. DOROTHY TROUT m George Nickerson
13. GRAMMY married Grampy
14. L married B; R married D
15. S, R, B, C, L, A

Edward Fuller was born in England. He, his family and his brother Samuel Fuller lived in Leiden, Holland. He crossed the Atlantic on the Mayflower with his wife, his 12 year old son Samuel, and his brother Dr. Samuel Fuller. Both Edward Fuller and his wife died during the first winter in Plymouth Colony. Samuel survived and lived with his uncle. He married Jane Lothrop in Scituate Apr 5, 1635, and had 9 children. They moved to Barnstable in 1641, where he died in 1683.
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Mayflower Ancestry - HOPKINS (three lines)
1. STEPHEN HOPKINS m ELIZABETH FISHER, both Mayflower passengers
2. DAMARIS HOPKINS m Jacob Cooke (desc. Cooke)
DEBORAH HOPKINS m Andrew Ring
CONSTANCE HOPKINS m Nicholas Snow
3. MARY COOKE m John Rickard
ELEAZER RING m Mary Shaw
MARY SNOW m Thomas Paine
4. JOANNA RICARD m Israel Dunham
MARY RING m Peleg Sampson
MARY PAINE m James Rogers (desc. of Rogers)
5. SYLVANUS DUNHAM m Rebecca Crocker
MERCY SAMPSON m John Weston
ABIGAIL ROGERS m John Yates
6. ELEAZER DUNHAM m Jane Bryant
CELIA WESTON m Dudley Pike
Hannah YATES m Ebenezer Higgins
7. ZILPHA DUNHAM m Nathan Marshall
JOHN PIKE m Mercy Jordan
ELKANAH HIGGINS m Jemima Cole
8. MARY HANNAH MARSHALL m George W. Berry
NOAH PIKE m Sophia Wilson
ELIZABETH HIGGINS m John Foss
9. EDWIN BERRY m Cora Childs
EDWARD PIKE m Martha (Curry) Swan
MARY/POLLY FOSS m Joseph Frost
10. ALICE BERRY m Eben Pike (also desc. of Hopkins)
EBEN PIKE m Alice Berry (also desc. of Hopkins)
MARK FROST m Matilda Orcutt
11. IRVING FROST m Inez Dunham
11. FRANCES PIKE m Merrill Frost (desc. of Hopkins, Rogers, Warren)
12. MERRILL FROST m Frances Pike
12. GRAMPY m Grammy (descendant, see Edward Fuller)
13. L married B; R married D
14. S, R, B, C, L, A

Stephen Hopkins was born in England. As a young man, a weaver, he married his first wife, Constance Dudley. They had 3 children. In 1608 the family moved to London. Stephen decided to go to Jamestown, Virginia to start a new life for himself and, later, for his family. Three ships left England, but two sank in a hurricane. The third, on which Stephen sailed, became stuck on a coral reef off Bermuda. The passengers went ashore and in the following nine and a half months built two smaller ships to continue the trip to Jamestown. After a few months in Jamestown Stephen returned to England to find his wife, baby, and son, William, had died. Stephen moved to London and became a merchant.
In the spring of 1618 Stephen married his second wife, Elizabeth Fisher. They had one daughter. A son, Oceanus, was born on the Mayflower before landing at Plymouth. Both Damaris and Oceanus died young. Five more children were born at Plymouth. Stephen served as Assistant Governor 1629-32 and 1633-35. He died in 1644. His wife died between 1640 and 1644.


PHOTO: Constance Hopkins Snow Born May 11, 1608 Hampshire, England, died Nov. 25, 1677 Eastham, MA, wife of Nicholas Snow. Burial: Cove Burying Ground, Eastham, MA.

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Mayflower Ancestry - HOWLAND

1. JOHN HOWLAND m ELIZABETH TILLEY, both Mayflower passengers (son-in-law D's line is through son Joseph)
2. HOPE HOWLAND m John Chipman
3. RUTH CHIPMAN m Eleazer Crocker
4. ABEL CROCKER m Mary Isum/Isham
5. REBECCA CROCKER m Sylvanus Dunham (desc. of Hopkins)
6. ELEAZER DUNHAM m Jane Bryant
7. ZILPHA DUNHAM m Nathan Marshall
8. MARY HANNAH MARSHALL m George W. Berry
9. EDWIN BERRY m Cora Childs
10. ALICE BERRY m Eben Pike (Hopkins, Mullins, Standish, Alden)
11. FRANCES PIKE m Merrill Frost (desc. of Hopkins, Rogers)
13. GRAMPY m Grammy (Mayflower desc. of Edward Fuller)
13. L married B; R married D
14. S, R, B, C, L, A
John Howland was born in 1592. On the Mayflower he was listed as a servant to John Carver. In mid-Atlantic during a storm, he was swept overboard, but caught a halyard which hung over the side and was hauled back on board. In 1623 he married Elizabeth Tilley, also a Mayflower passenger, whose parents died during the first winter at Plymouth. They had 10 children. He was prominent in public affairs in the Colony, serving as Assistant Governor, and in 1634 was in command of the Pilgrims' trading post on the Kennebec River in ME. He died in 1673 in Plymouth, MA. Elizabeth died in 1687 in Swansea, MA.





PHOTO: John Howland born 1591, died Feb. 23, 1673 Burial: Burial Hill Plymouth, MA.





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Mayflower Ancestry - MULLINS

1. WILLIAM MULLINS m Alice Atwood, both Mayflower ancestors
2. PRISCILLA MULLINS m JOHN ALDEN, both Mayflower passengers
3. SARAH ALDEN m Alexander Standish (desc. of Standish)
4. LYDIA STANDISH m Isaac Sampson
5. PELEG SAMPSON m Mary Ring (desc. of Hopkins)
6. MERCY SAMPSON m John Weston
7. CELIA WESTON m Dudley Pike
8. JOHN PIKE m Mercy Jordan
9. NOAH PIKE m Sophia Wilson
10. EDWARD PIKE m Sophia Wilson
11. EBEN PIKE m Alice Berry
12. FRANCES PIKE m Merrill Frost (desc. of Hopkins, Rogers, Warren)
13. GRAMPY m Grammy (Mayflower desc. of Edward Fuller)
14. L married B; R married D
15. S, R, B, C, L, A

William Mullins was born in about 1578 in England. He married Alice Atwood, and both they and their son Joseph died the first winter at Plymouth. They had at least 4 children, 2 remaining in England.

Priscilla was born in England to William and Alice Mullins. She, her parents, and her brother Joseph came to Plymouth on the Mayflower. Her parents and brother died the first winter. In 1622 she married John Alden, the Mayflower's cooper. John and Priscilla had 11 children.

PHOTO: Priscilla Mullins Alden born 1602 Surrey, Eng., died 1685 So. Duxbury, MA.


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Mayflower Ancestry - ROGERS
1. THOMAS ROGERS, Mayflower passenger m Alice Cosford
2. JOSEPH ROGERS, Mayflower passenger m Hannah
3. JAMES ROGERS m Mary Paine (desc. Hopkins)
4. ABIGAIL ROGERS m John Yates
5. HANNAH YATES m Ebenezer Higgins
6. ELKANAH HIGGINS m Jemima Cole
7. ELIZABETH HIGGINS m John Foss
8. MARY/POLLY FOSS m Joseph Frost
9. MARK FROST m Matilda Orcutt
10. IRVING FROST m Inez Dunham
11. MERRILL FROST m Frances Pike
12. GRAMPY m Grammy
13. L married B; R married D
14. S, R, B, C, L, A

Thomas Rogers was born in England about 1587. He married Alice Cosford. They lived in Leyden, Holland as of 1618, and he sold his house in April 1620. Only Thomas and son Joseph came to Plymouth on the Mayflower. He died at Plymouth that first winter. His wife never came to Plymouth, but his other children did.

Joseph Rogers was born in England. At 17, he came to Plymouth with his father. He lived with Gov. Bradford for some years, married Hannah about 1632, and had 8 children. He moved to Duxbury, and on 2 Mar 1635/36, was given a permit to operate a ferry across the Jones River. He was also a constable at Duxbury. He moved to Eastham about 1646, and lived in Sandwich for a few years around 1650 before returning to Eastham. He died in Eastham, MA.




PHOTO: Joseph Rogers, born 1607, died 1678. Burial: Cove Burying Ground, Eastham, MA.





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Mayflower Ancestry - STANDISH
1. MYLES STANDISH Mayflower passenger m Barbara
2. ALEXANDER STANDISH m Sarah Alden (Alden and Mullins)
3. LYDIA STANDISH m Isaac Sampson
4. PELEG SAMPSON m Mary Ring (desc. of Hopkins)
5. MERCY SAMPSON m John Weston
6. CELIA WESTON m Dudley Pike
7. JOHN PIKE m Mercy Jordan
8. NOAH PIKE m Sophia Wilson
9. EDWARD PIKE m Sophia Wilson
10. EBEN PIKE m Alice Berry
11. FRANCES PIKE m Merrill Frost (desc. of Hopkins, Rogers, Warren)
12. GRAMPY m Grammy (Mayflower desc. of Edward Fuller)
13. L married B; R married D
14. S, R, B, C, L, A

Myles Standish was born in England about 1584. He served in Holland as an officer of the English Army. He joined the Pilgrims as a hired military commander when they sailed on the Mayflower. With him was his wife, Rose, who died the first winter. He remarried about 1623/4 to Barbara, who came over on the Anne in 1623, and they had 7 children. He was the military leader of the Colony from 1620 until 1656. He was an Assistant Governor from 1631 to 1650, and Treasurer from 1644 to 1649. He moved to Duxbury about 1632 and died in 1656. Barbara died about 1660.



Photo: Myles Standish, born 1584, died Oct. 3, 1656. Burial: Miles Standish Burial Ground, South Duxbury, MA.







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Mayflower Ancestry - TILLEY
1. JOHN TILLEY m JOAN HURST, both Mayflower passengers
2. ELIZABETH TILLEY m JOHN HOWLAND both Mayflower passengers
3. HOPE HOWLAND m John Chipman
4. RUTH CHIPMAN m Eleazer Crocker
5. ABEL CROCKER m Mary Isum/Isham
6. REBECCA CROCKER m Sylvanus Dunham (desc. of Hopkins)
7. ELEAZER DUNHAM m Jane Bryant
8. ZILPHA DUNHAM m Nathan Marshall
9. MARY HANNAH MARSHALL m George W. Berry
10. EDWIN BERRY m Cora Childs
11. ALICE BERRY m Eben Pike (Hopkins, Mullins, Standish, Alden)
12. FRANCES PIKE m Merrill Frost (desc. of Hopkins, Rogers)
13. GRAMPY m Grammy (desc. of Edward Fuller)
14. L married B; R married D
15. S, R, B, C, L, A

John Tilley was born in 1571 in England, and married the widow Joan (Hurst) Rogers in 1596 in England He, his wife Joan, and his youngest daughter Elizabeth all came on the Mayflower to Plymouth in 1620. John and his wife both died the first winter, leaving 13-year old Elizabeth Tilley alone in the New World.

Elizabeth Tilley was born about 1604 in England and died in 1687 in Swansea, MA, and was buried in Little Neck, Riverside, RI. Elizabeth married John Howland in 1623 in Plymouth, MA. He died in 1673 in Plymouth, MA.


PHOTO: Elizabeth Tilley Howland born Aug. 30, 1607, England, died Dec. 21, 1687 Swansea, Bristol, MA.
Burial: Ancient Little Neck Cemetery, East Providence, Rhode Island. Here ended the Pilgrimage of Elizabeth Tilley Howland who died December 1687 at the home of her daughter Lydia & husband James Brown in Swansea. Elizabeth married Pilgrim John Howland who came with her in the Mayflower Dec 1620. From them are descended a numerous posterity. Elizabeth's will says: "It is my will and charge to all my Children that they walk in ye Feare of ye Lord, and in Love and Peace towards each other."
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Mayflower Ancestry - WARREN
1. RICHARD WARREN, Mayflower passenger m Elizabeth Pratt
2. MARY WARREN m Robert Bartlett
3. JOSEPH BARTLETT m Hannah Pope
4. SARAH BARTLETT m Elisha Holmes
5. MERCY HOLMES m Joseph Silvester (also desc. of Warren)
6. JOSEPH SILVESTER m Susannah Cobb
7. JOSEPH SILVESTER m Margaret Winn
8. SARAH SYLVESTER m Jacob Frost
9. JOSEPH FROST m Mary/Polly Foss (desc. of Rogers)
10. MARK FROST m Matilda Orcutt
11. IRVING FROST m Inez Dunham (desc. of Cooke)
12. MERRILL FROST m Frances Pike Pike (desc. of Tilley, Howland, Hopkins, Mullins Alden, Standish)
13. GRAMPY m Grammy
14. L m B; R m D
15. S, R, B, C, L, A

Richard Warren was born in England and married Elizabeth before 1610. He sailed on the Mayflower leaving his wife and 5 daughters behind. They came to Plymouth on the Anne in 1623. Richard Warren died in 1628, and Elizabeth in 1673.

Riddle answer: Pilgrims

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

This has been an incredible and enjoyable journey for me - of discovery. Being my personal history, it is even better than U.S. history. The vignettes are fascinating and inspire wonder and awe. 14 generations in America - maybe I'm not "from away".
Very enjoyable reading by itself.
Thanks to you!
G

Anonymous said...

Wow there are so many names! I thought that the pictures were fascinating. There were a lot of people that didn't make the whole trip. I thought the Stephen Hopkins story was sad how his family died. But thanks for the post! I love you.
C

Linda said...

You might find, in Burke's Irish Gentry, that Leah Simmonds was d of Rachel Cudworth & Moses Simmons, not Isaac.

It is many years since I did my genealogy. I am a Maunsell descended from Philip who came over to England with William in 1066. Philip was William's cup bearer. My own branch of Maunsells came eventually from Ireland.