The Mayflower Project and Collaborative Profile of the Week Present:
John Carver helped organize the voyage of the Mayflower, is credited with writing the Mayflower Compact, signed it, and was the first governor of Plymouth Colony.
- Are his parents and origins known or not? If we don't know that should be stated.
- Wikipedia says he had two wives. Who was the other one?
- Let's spruce up his wife Katherine's profile too. She was also a passenger. Her Last Name at Birth needs to be changed according to Wikipedia.
- Alas, he has no known descendants, but he apparently had a couple of children who should at least get a mention in his biography.
- I love the Quotes from Bradford's Journal that now make up the bulk of John's profile. Let's add some more information to that biography.
- What did he do before the Mayflower?
- What were the circumstances of his death?
If you want to work on some aspect of the profile. Post an answer here. That way we don't duplicate work and the question stays at the top of the G2G questions.
As we celebrate Thanksgiving Day in the United States this week, it is fitting that we think about the women and men who founded this country. Some of those persons sailed on the Mayflower in 1620. In the United States, there are two "Holy Grails" of genealogy, one is to find your Revolutionary War ancestor, the other is to find your Mayflower Ancestor. The Mayflower Project highlights those ancestors: the passengers on the "Mayflower," their wives, and their descendants born before 1700 (generally children and grandchildren).
Join us this week in being thankful for all the good things we have.
Thank you and Happy Thanksgiving