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My Mayflower Ancestors

Journal by autumndivona

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. ;)

For detailed lineages on the 60 lines of descent that I claim, visit my blog:

by autumndivona Profile | Research | Contact | Subscribe | Block this user
on 2011-11-25 11:56:45

I'm so New England, I'm related to myself.

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by Scott_J on 2011-11-25 19:14:06

Hi and welcome!

60 lines, wow. I've tried a number of ways to expand my two. I believe there's a Howland connection, but it remains elusive.

>> Ultimately, I would like to get all of my supplemental lines into the Mayflower Society, though that is a rather costly goal.

Costly ...and lofty. In my experience they've become a good deal more strict about the source requirements (for better or worse). I'm in the Mass. Mayflower Society, but am unable to get my kids in without providing a number of additional vital records that weren't required back in the 80's when my grandfather gave my sister and me lifetime memberships.

by autumndivona on 2011-11-26 07:23:13

Fortunately I have all the vital records. It's just so darn expensive to file supplements! :)

by Scott_J on 2011-11-26 09:31:10

That's great. And yeah, very expensive...

Unfortunately, some of ours were lost in a fire in Orleans, MA. long ago :(

I tend to think they'd forgive those non-existent records, but there are some others that I'd just have to work for.

I was expecting that it would be easier than that. :)
Someday I'll take the time to do the legwork.

by autumndivona on 2011-11-26 10:52:28

That is unfortunate. Missing records present such a challenge, no matter what. :( I've been dealing with one town that had rather scattered record-keeping in the 1800's - not to prove any Mayflower ancestry, but simply in the course of regular research. And, phew, be it fire or inconsistent record-keeping, or anything like that, some challenges are really difficult to tackle!

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