Root related to Peregrine White?

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My Family lore says theat Elihu Root (b. 1845) was a descendant of Peregrine White.  Can anyone substantiate this?

Also, my gg-grandmother was Jane Maria Root (b. 1827) but I have not been able, so far, to connect her to Elihu Root.
in Genealogy Help by anonymous G2G6 (6.4k points)

Is this your gg-grandmother

Name: Jane Maria Root Goodnow
Birth Date: abt 1828
Age at Death: 83
Death Date: 26 Feb 1911
Death Place: Norfolk, Litchfield, Connecticut
Gender: Female
Father: Cephas Root
Mother: Mary Johnson
FHL Film Number: 1503193


YES probably ggg-grandmother married to Abel Goodnow (Goodenow)

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There is a very well done tree on Ancestry, lots of photos, that has Elihu Root in it. You may want to take a free trial in order to contact the owner & compare notes. The link is:

Elihu Root

by Doug Lockwood G2G Astronaut (2.4m points)
selected by MaryLou Portney
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Rockport Democrat Dec 22 1911
Text: "... Priscilla anyhow. ' The Pilgrims did not believe in living single long after the fleath of a wife or husband." says Mr. Nornan. "The mother of PeregrineWhite, the first white child born In America..."
Date: Dec 22 1911
Publication: Rockport, Indiana, United States of America


by Chris Mckinnon G2G6 Pilot (356k points)
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Ken - my tree on is public. I am related to Peregrine and have data that you might find useful. Please feel free to make copies.


Carol AKA Clinical_IT
by Carol S Hudson G2G Crew (600 points)

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