Project: Mayflower

Categories: Mayflower Project | Pre-1700 Projects

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Mission

The ultimate goal of the Mayflower Project is to have well-researched, well-sourced, well-written profiles for all ancestors we cover: the passengers of the Mayflower and their families, descendants for two generations or born before 1700, which ever is more inclusive. (passenger, passenger's wife, passenger's children, passenger's grandchildren and sometimes passenger's great-grandchildren and great-great grandchildren if they were born before 1700.)

The project was originally concerned with cleaning up the profiles of the passengers and merging duplicates. As a practical matter for profile clean up, and for consistency, the various wives of the passengers were added to the original project. Many of the wives were also passengers on the Mayflower. In the future, the project may be expanded to cover the first five generations from the passengers.

Please note that all Mayflower passengers and most of their family members already have profiles on WikiTree and should not be duplicated. Can’t find yours? Please ask.

We are fortunate that several state officers of the Mayflower Society have joined the project.

If you're reading this page, chances are you have ancestors who sailed on the Mayflower. We can all be proud of the fact that our ancestors uprooted themselves and made a perilous voyage across the ocean to found a new world. If you want to acknowledge this fact, add the following to your profile. Fill in the Wikitree-ID and the passenger's name.

... ... ... is a descendant of a Mayflower Passenger.
{{Mayflower Descendants
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Learn More about the ship and its passengers.

If you want to actively work on improving Mayflower profiles keep reading.

How to Join

Anyone who has signed the Honor Code and has the Pre-1700 badge is invited to join the project.

Are you interested in the Mayflower Project?mayflower.gif

Additionally:

  • Requirements to maintain status as a badged Mayflower Project Member
    • The mayflower G2G tag is required to be a member
    • You must be active on Wikitree within the last year. If you are barely active you may also be removed.
    • You must respond to checkin requests. Note that if you manage one or more Mayflower profiles you will not be asked to checkin.
  • See our posting in G2G to Join
  • Add your name to the list below, along with a note about what you're working on in this project right now.

Note: In the past, participants contacted each other primarily through the WikiMayflower Google Group. That has been replaced by the Mayflower tag in the G2G forum.

Goals

  • Each profile within the scope of the project will have an accurate written biography, with inline citations, using primary sources and reliable secondary resources.
  • Continued maintenance to preserve the integrity of the projects profiles.

To-Do or Task List

  • Currently we are working on improving the profiles of the passengers and family members.

Reliable Sources

Mayflower Project Reliable Sources

Project Box

The project box for this project is Template:Mayflower Passenger. To use it on a profile, put the following text on the profile, above the biography: Also add the category [[Category:Mayflower Family Member]]

{{Mayflower Passenger}}

There is a second Project Box for Mayflower Family Members, only those born before 1700:

{{Mayflower Family Member}}

This will display the project box, and will also put the profile in Category:Mayflower Family Member, so you don't need to include the Category line when you're including the project box.

The category Pages:

Category:Mayflower_Passengers

Category:Mayflower_Family_Member

Participants

  • Calvin Stucki - I'm working on all descendants of Mayflower passengers- I myself am 12x great grandson of William Brewster, 11x of Love Brewster, 12x of John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley, as well as Edward and Samuel Fuller.
  • Victoria Wilkins - Mary Chilton is my 12th ggrandmother and Thomas Rogers is my 12th ggrandfather.
  • Joan Hall-Jones - I am 12th GG daughter of descendant of Resolved White Married to Judith Vassil and live in Australia. Member of GSMD New York. Member of the Australian Society of Mayflower Descendants, Looking for other Australians who might be descendants. Researching history of Beaver Dam and Mary Ella Sylvester.
  • Lois Lee - I am related to 4 Mayflower passengers. James Chilton(Chilton-4) and Wife(Unknown-463337) are my 12th GGparents. Mary Chilton(Chilton-5) is my 11th GGmother. Francis Cooke is my 12th GGfather.
  • Phillip Mapes - I am related to four Mayflower passengers through my Scottish Boyd (Earls of Kilmarnock) family line. Common ancesters include Sir Edward le Despencer and Edmund Sutton.
  • Daniel Landrum - Descendant of Myles Standish through the Highsmith-215 and Turner-34307 bloodline.
  • Robert Terry - Member of the GSMD as a descendant of Francis Cooke and his wife Damaris Hopkins daughter Stephen Hopkins. Currently FTDNA administrator for these DNA projects: Mayflower Society, Standish, Pilgrim Francis Cooke Society, and several other DNA surname projects.
  • Dave Robison - Member of the GSMD as a descendant of William Brewster. Other direct line ancestors include Fuller, Tilley, and Howland. The proof of the Brewster connection was through the submission of vital records and other public documents. DNA was not a factor as I am not a "Brewster" so I would not be in the same Haplogroup as other Brewster descendants with either Y-DNA or mtDNA. Autosomal DNA does not reach that far back in genetic history so the paperwork was vital.
  • Sarah Grimaldi - Descendant of William Brewster through Ann Brewster and Matthew Coye, through Jane Coye to Timothy Ladd, on down the Lines of Ladd to Whitney. I thoroughly enjoy putting the pieces of the genealogical puzzle together, and am looking forward to learning more in general and specifically about my family. My Mayflower Line has been proved through to Jonathan Coye Sr. and his wife Abigail, but I am descended from their son Abijah and his wife Judith Luce, which has not been proved yet. Lots of work to do!
  • Terrance Neal - Direct descendant of Stephen Hopkins (10th gg) through Constance Hopkins, Snow, Doane, and Roland. Currently researching potential connection to Priscilla Mullins with whom I share DNA MtDNA haplogroup H6a1a9. The 400th anniversary of the Mayflower crossing has generated a lot of interest and I am enjoying several of the new books about the Plymouth Colony and particularly the renewed interest in Stephen Hopkins, who was a Jamestowne Colony participant (7 years) before returning to England and returning to the Americas on the Mayflower in 1620.
  • Loretta Buckner - Direct descendant of Richard Warren (10th GG), John Billington (also 10th GG), and cousin of Catherine Carver on the maternal side, and my paternal ancestors came over on the Anne with Warren's wife and daughters. My sister and I are fleshing out the details of our paternal side, which is a great fun way to learn American history! I'm also keen to learn more about Elizabeth Warren, as anyone who survived the trip here with 5 daughters, and had 2 young sons to raise after her husband kicked off in the New World is my kinda gal.
  • Jeffrey Phillips Freeman - I am the direct male descendant of Edmund Freeman Jr. I mostly contribute to pre-1700 profiles by adding sources and scans of sources.
  • Dennis Murphy I am a direct descendant of my 11th gg parents Richard Warren and his wife Elizabeth Walker Warren. I was working on my family history for about 18 years before I made this connection on my Family Tree on another site. I really like the WikiTree concept of having, maintaining and documenting a single tree, it makes so much sense and avoids many of the duplication pitfalls that I have been suffering through for so many years. I am presently in the midst of transferring all of those years worth of information to WikiTree, and trying to learn the Wiki Way. I look forward to learning how to show any possible DNA connections that Wiki did not automatically list, if that is even possible. Since my Warren tree connection occurred, I have gathered several stories and records of the Settlement, maps etc. Thank you for allowing me to tell you how I arrived here.
  • Don Daniels. I am a descendant of Separatist Samuel Fuller and Puritan Rev. Thomas Hooker. I am currently seeking links to other Mayflower passengers. I am also seeking links between the colonial Separatists and Puritan families. My primary source for the Puritan side is Hooker, Edward W. The Descendants of Rev. Thomas Hooker Hartford, Connecticut 1585-1908" Rochester NY: self published, (1909). I intend to utilize the Great Puritan Migration project as well.
  • Nancy Caswell Washell. I am a direct descendant of Richard Warren. I have recently discovered that I am also descendant from Francis Eaton, Peter Browne, and a few others. It's been a fantastic journey! I am also direct descendant of Thomas Caswell of Taunton, MA and my line stayed in MA until my grandfather who removed to CT. I am looking forward to helping with this project!
  • Ken Parman . I am a descendant of William and Mary Brewster (10th GGF & GGM) through their daughter Patience. I have copies of parts 1 through 3 of the silver books (MFTFG) for William (Vol. 24), and am willing to do look-ups as needed.
  • Scott Wessel My Mayflower family - Myles Standish 11th GG, Henry Samson 10 GG, William Bradford 1st cousin 12 times removed, William Mullins 11th GG, Edward Doty Sr. 10th GG, John Alden 10th GG, Priscilla (Mullins) Alden 10th GG, Richard Warren 9th GG. am very proud of my family and want to know more about them and the history they played in the early days of the making of the United States of America.
  • A Pendleton I am related to Isaac Allerton (through Remember Allerton Maverick), Mary Chilton (through Susanna Winslow), and Francis Cooke (through Mary Cooke Tomson). I am working on sourcing the later generations and cleaning up profiles after GEDCOM imports.
  • Tina Pobocek I have three great grandfathers (two 11th and one 12th times) who were Mayflower passengers.
  • Christopher Haviland I am a direct descendant of William Brewster, Richard Warren, John Alden / William Mullins. I'm a member of the The General Society of Mayflower Descendants Kansas Chapter, Alden Kindred of America, The Elder Brewster Society, and The Society of the Descendants of the Founding Fathers of New England.
  • Pat Credit I am a direct descendant of Edward Fuller through both of his sons, Samuel and Matthew. During the Nov/Dec bio-builders I added a new free-space source page: Space: Genealogy of Edward Winslow and I adopted a few of his descendants. Working on improving sourcing information.
  • Ott-1038 Descended from Stephen and Gyles Hopkins and Francis Cooke, working on those lines. MtDNA descendant of Gyles wife and daughter.
  • Jathan Pfeifle - Working online of Lydia BREWSTER, daughter of Elisha BREWSTER (Brewster-866) and Lucy YEOMANS (Yeomans-35), who married Pieter VAN DEURSEN in 1786. (most of the line provable in Mayflower genealogy). The line through William Brewster's son, Love. Possible connection to other Mayflower lines as well.
  • Bob Wood - working on Henry Samson (Samson-27) line.
  • Larry Arnett - working on proving connection to Samuel Fuller
  • Darlene Athey-Hill - Descendants of John HOWLAND and Elizabeth TILLEY
  • Warren Ayer - working on my connections to John Howland, Elizabeth Tilley, and Henry Sampson
  • AnneB - Project Co-leader. George Soule, children, and grandchildren, especially Susannah (Soule) West and descendants. I've purchased the new 2015 edition of MFIP (pink book) for George Soule and will work on updating the Soule family. I also now have the latest 5th and 6th generation books.
  • Annie Blanchard - Received approval from General Mayflower Society Descendants for John Alden. Path also leads to Mullins, Bradford, Brewster, Cooke, Doty, Soule, Rogers, Standish, Warren - total of 13 on the Mayflower. That and $4.00 buys me a cuppa fancy java somewhere.
  • Tom Bredehoft - Wot, I'm first? Oh Alphabetically.. I'm doing random merges as suggested by others and some I find myself.
  • Kathleen (Tifft) Cooper - Bradford; Cooke; Warren
  • Nick Dann - Descended from Thomas Rogers, Stephen Hopkins, and William Brewster. Interested in descendant collaboration
  • Sue Davis - working on ancestors
  • Eowyn - Cleaning up profiles and adding sources (Up to Bartholomew Allerton (7/21/13)
  • Bob Fields -
  • Abby Glann -
  • April O. House - Working on the Priscilla Mullins - John Alden line: Elizabeth Alden, Lydia Pabodie, Pabodie Grinnell, Pabodie Grinnell, Sylvester Grinnell, Mary Grinnell, William Henry Harris, Frank Harris, May Harris, Leroy James Mellecker, Nancy Lee Mellecker.
  • Jackie King - Have adopted Remember Allerton and beginning to add to that line.
  • Vera Moore Ancestors: Brewster and White
  • Andrew Morrow -
  • L Oughterson - Working on family links to Richard Warren, Francis Cooke, Edward Fuller, William Latham, and the James Chilton & John Billington families.
  • Katherine Patterson -
  • Mel Pohl - Just discovered possible family connection to John Howland. Working on New Brunswick family right now before our trip mid-June, but eager to research the Howland link further later this summer.
  • Lynden Raber - I have just completed another connection to a Mayflower passenger Richard Warren. He is the sixth passenger I have discovered here at WikiTree.
  • Kelley Rosenbach - working on Hopkins and Snow
  • Michael Sackett - Descendant of John Alden. Finished preliminary family entries connecting my part of the tree to John and Priscilla. Will continue adding and fleshing out families I have added
  • J. Salsbery - Descendant of Francis Cooke, John Cooke & Richard Warren. Since joining WikiTree I have added and improved on their descendant's profiles when needed. It's time I joined the project.
  • Therese Schmidt -
  • Dana Schreder -
  • Zachary Smith - Descendant of Francis Billington and Resolved White
  • Chet Snow - Constance Hopkins Snow and entire Snow family + allied families
  • Janis (Paulding) Swanson - Working on Henry Samson and others as that intertwine
  • Becky Syphers - Have been working on the following families - Alden, Bradford, Cooke, Fuller, Howland, Rogers, and Warren. Have offered support on Brewster. Initial merging complete and biographies cleaned up. Do follow up periodically. Former project leader.
  • Traci Thiessen - Alden, Mullins, Hopkins, Standish and Soule.
  • Steve Turley -
  • AL Wellman - presently working on Betsey (or Elizabeth?) Samson/Sampson mother of Sally Samson
  • Bea Wijma Working on searching for and adding Dutch records to their profiles, and trying to solve the Wiliam White En (Ann Fuller) Foller riddle .
  • Timothy Wilder -
  • Kay Johnson Wilson
  • Christopher Wright - Working mainly on John Howland and William Brewster
  • Douglas Ross - Alden descendant via Morton, Atherton, Tichenor, Byram line to Abigall Alden
  • Elizabeth Godwin - I am descended from Willam and Mary Brewster, Stephen Hopkins and Elizabeth (Fisher) Hopkins, and Constance Hopkins; as well as Richard Warren. I can search for duplicates as well adding missing descendants in these lines.
  • Cheryl Aldrich Skordahl trying to connect my tree to Hopkins & Cooke
  • John Kingman I have confirmed my descendancy from Mayflower passengers Samuel Fuller (8th GGF), Francis Cooke (9th GGF), and Edward Doty (9th GGF). On the lookout for more. Also looking into helping make the Relationship Finder's Mayflower Passenger Quick Links work better.
  • Denise Baker - Approved ancestral line to John Howland, Elizabeth Tilley, John and Joan Tilley. Currently working on lineage back to Richard Warren.
  • Doris Williams Smith - I am working in the book Plymouth Colony: Its History & People 1620-1691 by Eugene Aubrey Stratton and will add people who have not yet been added and edit where necessary to people who have been added.
  • Karen Kay - Dr. Deacon Samuel Fuller Sr.
  • David Blair - just completed my line back to William White through Ephraim Howard Dunton
  • Cynthia Edgemon Rushing - Working on Isaac Allerton Sr lineage (father of last surviving Mayflower passenger, ) and Robert Cushman (The Fortune) lineage. Will later begin on Diegory Preist.
  • Christopher Childs Descendant of William & Mary Brewster, Edward & _?_ Fuller, and Richard Warren; "step-descendant" of John Howland & Elizabeth Tilley (their granddaughter became stepmother to my forebear Benjamin Skiffe). Slowly re-tracing quick work I did earlier offline; seeking confirmable sources.
  • Jerri Thorpe McCoy Descendant of William and Mary Brewster. Mayflower Society member. Currently a state historian for the Mayflower Society, so I have all the silver books, MFIP books, and the JHMF books. I can do quick lookups.
  • Lydia Vierson GSMD Member, Descendant of John Howland, Elizabeth Tilley (and her parents). Part of the GSMD Dna project I have hard copies of SIlver Books Vol 18, Part 1 for Robert Warren and Vol 1 for John Howland through Desire + Capt John Gorham. Also I have Vol 23 Part 1-4. I have been adding the first 5 generations from Vol 23.
  • Hayward Houghton II Direct descendant of Howland/Tilley and Richard Warren. Member of Mayflower Society. Interested in Cleaning up these lines.
  • Susan Ballam Abanor The Mayflower families I descend from are Alden, Allerton, Brewster, Brown, Cooke, Doty, Hopkins, Priest, Mullins, Samson and Standish. Working on sources for Mayflower lineages.
  • David Winters Direct Descendant of eight Mayflower passengers: William Bradford, Stephen Hopkins and son Giles Hopkins, John Alden and wife Priscilla Mullins and her parents William and Alice Mullins, and Richard Warren.
  • Teresa Shinn I am a direct descendant of many Mayflower passengers and i wish to help document & improve their profile pages. I'd like to join please. I've joined PGM & I am an 11th great granddaughter of John Alden. i have been a genealogist for 25 years and I understand how to use wikitree, how to source and how to merge. Thanks.
  • Sarah Smith -- I'm the 12th great-granddaughter of Elder William Brewster (through Jonathan > Benjamin > William > William > Hannah). Working on providing sources, accurate dates, and children.
  • L Sauls Direct descendant of William Brewster through his grandson Wrestling.
  • Teri Osborn - I am the 10th great-granddaughter of Richard Warren. Working on fully sourcing this connection and hoping to obtain enough documentation to apply to the Mayflower Society.
  • Brian Shaw Jr I am a direct descendant of John Alden and indirect descendant of 2 other passengers that I have found so far. I am now researching other connections to Mayflower passengers.
  • Sarah Peterson According to WikiTree Thomas Rogers is my 10th great grandfather via my paternal grandmother's side of the family. I would like to explore this and share with more of my family members.
  • Sara V Mosher As a descendant of 14 passengers on the Mayflower, I'd like to begin by collaborating on the profiles of John Howland's daughter Hope Howland and her husband John Chipman.
  • Chris Sanborn I am decendent from Stephen Hopkins and Isaac Allerton. I am currently working to confirm a line connecting me to William Brewster.
  • Bobbie Hall working on Stephen Hopkins for 3+ generations. Adding project boxes and categories to all children/grandchildren (up to 1700 births on great grandchildren. Sending queries out to PMs of profiles who aren't documented in MF5G (Silver) book, asking for sources & documentation to support their links to MF pax.
  • Jen Hutton I am descended from Giles, Stephen and Constance Hopkins, Edward Doty, John Howland, Elizabeth, John and Joan (Hurst) Tilley, William and Mary Brewster, and Francis Cooke. I'd like to fill in more details for my own family research, and am open to working on any specific projects that our leaders feel could use some extra help.
  • Tayla Hanson I'm descended from the Ramsden/dell, Herseys, and Chubbucks.
  • Emmons-1491 I am a member of the Mayflower Society through William Bradford. I also descend from William Brewster, Mary Brewster, Love Brewster, Richard Warren, John Alden, Priscilla Mullins, and William Mullins. I am very interested in filling in my tree in and around Plymouth, including connections to the Conants and the Hobarts. I have copies of the Silver books for Bradford, Brewster, Warren, and Alden.
  • Wells-15030 Working on Jedidah Hawes (1709 - 1764)
  • Andrew Payzant - Descendant of Thomas and Joseph Rogers, and member of the Mayflower Society (GSMD).
  • Richard Tubbs is researching his descendants from Thomas Rogers.
  • MacFarland-179 I am a direct descendant of 15 Mayflower families: Wm Bradford, Wm Brewster, John Alden (2), Edward Winslow Sr., James Chilton/Mary Chilton, John Howland (2), Thomas Rogers, Myles Standish, John Tilley, Richard Warren (2), Edward Doty, Francis Cooke, George Soule, Peter Brown, & William Mullins(Priscilla). Both of my parent's ancestors arrived in Early New England and stayed there for 360 years, so they were easy to trace. I have been doing family research since the early 70s’ and am not finished yet! WikiTree provides such great tools and collaborations. I am so excited to have discovered it and am looking forward to meeting many more cousins!
  • Marilyn Kenyon I am a direct descendant of Samuel and Edward Fuller. I recently broke down a brick wall only to discover that I am also a direct descendant of William Brewster. I have numerous early colonial ancestors on my paternal line so I am always on the lookout for another possible Mayflower ancestor. It really is a joy to make these discoveries.
  • Barry J Fellner, II I am a descendant of John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley. In my research on family, I also discovered that my daughter-in-law is a descendant of Degory Priest. Currently working on proof to obtain Mayflower Society memberships.
  • Christine Rogers I am descended from the following Mayflower passengers: Constance Hopkins, Stephen Hopkins, Joseph Rogers, Thomas Rogers, Elizabeth Tilley, John Howland, John Tilley, and Joan Hurst.
  • Gregory Hile Currently working on Alden, Bradford, Browne, More, Mullins, and Tilley. Looking forward to contributing.
  • Michael Williamson Currently working on Alden, Mullins, and Soule. Hoping to learn and contribute.
  • JB Majors I am a descendent, from what I can gather of a few Mayflower folks. Howland, Chipman, White, and maybe more.
  • Nancy Rain (Scaggs) I am a direct descendent of John Alden and Priscilla Mullins. Hoping to learn and contribute to all the hard work done before.
  • Robert Laferriere I am a direct descendant of Richard Warren and look forward to contributing.
  • NIgel Baker I am researching for my wife, who is a direct descendant of Samuel Fuller; Francis, Sarah and Samuel Eaton; Edward Doty ; John, Elinor and Francis Billington; and Stephen and Elizabeth Hopkins
  • David DeMack II I am a direct descendent of John Alden (12th great-grandfather) and Priscilla Mullins through Elizabeth Alden and William Pabodie Sr.
  • Katy Christenson I am a direct descendent of the following Mayflower passengers: Degroy Priest, Isaac Allerton, Mary Allerton, and Remember Allerton.
  • Lukas Patrick Murphy descendant of Edward Fuller. I would be glad to work on any family of Mayflower descent.

Useful Links

Bibliography

The General Society of Mayflower Descendants is publishing a series of books called "Mayflower Families through Five Generations." These books, often referred to as the "Silver Books", are sold by online booksellers and online at AmericanAncestors.org. and the Mayflower Society. Some local public libraries have these books.

The Great Migration Begins series, published and sold by NEHGS, contain biographies of each Mayflower Passenger and their known children. Often primary source documents are cited as references. There is a subset of the Great Migration Series has been published recently. titled "The Pilgrim Migration". It covers the immigrants to Plymouth Colony and their wives and children.

Saints and Strangers by George Willison has some background material about the Pilgrims' time in Holland, the perilous adventure and the first years of the settlement.

Bradford's History is recommended reading. I believe that it can be read on line.

Bangs, Jeremy Dupertus, Strangers and Pilgrims, Travellers and Sojourners - Leiden and the Foundations of Plymouth Plantation, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, Massachusetts, 2009 Details from the Leiden, Netherlands archive records for those who came to Plymouth Colony.

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