Thank you Erica, as you know it is so time consuming, and if your not that great with computer " stuff" takes even longer. (chuckle) but there you have it and I'm plugging along, until I get extremely aggravated, take long breaks and gear myself up for it again. My siblings like to " hear" about what I've discovered, but have no real yearning interest to just " have to know" so I'm on my own with the research and that's that. To be fair my brothers don't have much time, and computer capability and my sister chooses not to get into it all. Perhaps overwhelming for her, not sure. Thank you again, I'm so thrilled like a kid that found something better than money :-) , Bonnie
Yes, thank you Brendan, sounds like a plan for the future. Still trying to complete the Carver profile, and edit out several mistakes as to who is related to whom. I have gone into the edit but been unable to edit and fix certain typed in things. Seems as if , if I'm correct the way Geni has this setup one can only edit certain info? Not sure but I have tried going into the typed information and have not been able to edit that. So I've just written in a side note correcting info as the last thing I want to do is screw up, and accidently type misinformation which I , unfortunately have already done. Can't figure out if there is a way to fix this, thus, the side note corrections. Thank you again, and I will at some point do further research when I have more time, Bonnie
And ditto to what Brendan said. Especially the point: if you figure out you're a descendant of A Mayflower passenger, chances are pretty good you're a descendant (or cousin, or great uncle's grand neice, or like that) of MORE Mayflower passengers.
I was pretty excited at this discovery until someone pointed out: "And who else was there to marry?".
I third Brendan and Erica. My cousin did extensive research and found 8 direct Mayflower ancestors. Through Geni I found 3 more. But with Private User history tool, I found I had 27 relatives on the Mayflower! Bonnie, you'll be related to me I am positive.
The population in the first years was small and intermarried, so we are all related if we had ancestors who came then.
Here is the project for the HistoryLink App that Hattie mentioned if anyone wants to check it out. http://www.geni.com/projects/HistoryLink/14021. The website link is accessible on that page.
For anyone interested in Edward Doty, "Mayflower" Passenger, I found this book that has information on 12,727 people in the Doty line. It's really quite amazing how much information is in the book.
Hello I am Denise Kinsey,
here is the link to my connection
Joan Tilley, "Mayflower" Passenger
Joan Tilley is Robert Dalton's third great granddaughter.
And my connection to Richard Warren
Happy tp be here.
are you aware of the "silver books", a project of Descendents of The Mayflower. Half of the Mayflower arrivals died in the first winter, the balance are followed for five generations by a project by Descendents of the Mayflower. The society is broken down into "colonies" in each state, and the local colony has donated a set to our library here in Largo Florida. Perhaps your library will have a set of these books in their genealogy section.
Marian hello and yes I was aware.
Funny a woman who had stayed on board, slipped and fell to her death on december 7th my birthday-
Thank you all for the very warm welcome. Many here have slammed the door in my face,
Roger Jacobs is the man who turned me on to the family history. He has been very kind to me.
Again thank you all for the very warm and much needed welcome:)
Anyone know why the death date of Giles Hopkins, "Mayflower" Passenger is set to April 26, 1690. According to most sources, it should be April 16, 1690, the date his will was entered to probate. We reference FindAGrave, which has the 16th, and the OWT, but I can't see the reference in the OWT.
According to the Pilgrim Hall Museum, "Giles Hopkins died between 5 March 1688/89, the date of a codicil to his will, and 16 April 1690, the date on which his will was admitted to probate."
Seems April 26, 1690 would be incorrect.
Erica Houton, I did the math for 26 passengers and 400 years passage of time. With the modest assumption of 2 offspring per person after 25 years who go on to reproduce. That gives 4 doublings per century. 2^16 is about 64,000. If you assume 3 per generation and 16 triplings that gives a factor of about 43,000,000. So between doubling and tripling each generation will easily give a product in excess of 30,000,000. That's the thing about exponential growth: it starts slow and but eventually explodes.
Lt. Joseph Rogers, "Mayflower" Passenger is your second cousin 6 times removed's wife's fourth great grandfather.
your mother → Garnett Hancock
her father → Burrell Hancock
his father → Samuel Austin Hancock
his father → Peter S. Hancock
his father → Mary Elizabeth Witt Hancock
his mother → William Witt
her father → Jane Witt
his mother → Laminia Witt
her sister → Joseph Witt
her son → Silas Witt
his son → Susannah Witt
his wife → James Randolph
her father → Capt. Thomas Isham Randolph
his father → jane rogers
his mother → Charles Rogers
her father → Thomas Rogers, I
his father → Lt. Joseph Rogers, "Mayflower" Passenger
There seems to be some disagreement on who is the mother of Sarah Mitchell, daughter of Experience Mitchell (Anne). I see some claim Jane Cooke (Anne) daughter of Francis Cook (Mayflower) and Hester Mahieu (Anne). Others claim Mary (unknown) second wife of Experience. I was told that her mother was Jane, and the preponderance of Ancestry trees agree. Does someone here have a magic wayback machine? ANY INSIGHT HERE IS APPRECIATED.
These notes in the profile:
By his first wife Jane, Mitchell had Thomas and Elizabeth, but indirect evidence indicates that the rest of his children, with the exception of Mary, perhaps, were probably by his second wife Mary _____.
See John B. Threlfall, "Comments on the Two Wives of Experience Mitchell of Plymouth, Mass.," NEHGR 127:94; Robert S. Wakefield, "Not All the Children of Experience Mitchell Are Mayflower Descendants," TAG 59:28; and Barbara L. Merrick, "Some Descendants of Francis Cooke, Mayflower Passenger," MQ 49:130. Also see Merton Taylor Goodrich, "Gaining Experience?A Problem in the Mitchell Family," TAG 12:193.