The Mayflower Society

“Life is tough pilgrim, it is even tougher if you’re stupid”
― John Wayne
I just received the forms that I need in order to join the Mayflower Society.  From gutter snipe to Mayflower Society in one fell swoop.  Oh joy.  Except they want a lot of documents and a lot of copies.  Copy Max here I come.  Here is my lineage to John Howland, one of the passengers aboard the Mayflower.  I am sure their cruise wasn’t much fun &  didn’t sport 24 hour buffets or slot machines or Motivational Speakers like Richard Simmons.  But they were coming to a new land and the passengers were a varied lot — please see below

During its trans-Atlantic voyage of September 6 – November 9, 1620, the majority of them becoming the settlers of Plymouth Colony  in what is now Massachusetts.  Of the passengers, 37 were members of the separatist Leiden congregation seeking freedom of worship in the New World. The Mayflower launched with 102 passengers, as well as at least two dogs, and a crew of 25-30 headed by Captain Christopher Jones. One baby was born during the trip and named Oceanus Hopkins. Another, Peregrine (meaning “wanderer”) White, was born on the Mayflower in America on November 20, before the settlement at Plymouth. About half of these emigrants died in the first winter.  Many Americans can trace their ancestry back to one or more of these individuals who, ‘Saints’ and ‘Strangers’ together, would become known as the Pilgrims.
After hearing the news that we are Mayflower material, my daughter suggested that we visit a Native American Casino this Thanksgiving and play Black Jack.  In doing this, we will probably return whatever share we stole from the Native Americans in the first place.  Perhaps a little bit more.
My Lineage:
John Howland (1600 – 1673)
is your 9th great grandfather
Elizabeth Howland (1629-1683)
Daughter of John
Joseph Dickinson (1654-17210)
Son of Elizabeth
Zebulon Dickinson (1681-1751)
Son of Joseph
Townsend Dickinson (1721-1793)
Son of Zebulon
David Dickinson (1771-1825)
Son of Townsend
John H. Dickinson (1816-1853) — he’s the Coroner of Williamsburg (Brooklyn) NY, see a previous post
Son of David
John W. Dickinson (1843-1916)
Son of John H.
Mary Emma Dickinson (1877-1919)
Daughter of John W.
Florence Adele Lamb (1903-1984)
Daughter of Mary Emma
Grace Adele Britt (1928-1975)
Daughter of Florence Adele
Janet K. Page (aka Ellen Britt at birth)
daughter of Grace Adele Britt
I have all of the documents for proof, I just need to sit down & fill out the forms.

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