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Standish line - Captain Miles/Myles Standish of the Mayflower

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  • Corp. Miles Standish, IV (1748 - 1819)
    Son of Myles (1713-97) & Mehitabel (1713-66) Robbins Standish, husband of Naomi. Rev War Veteran. He has Leach nephews buried here, children of his sister Penelope. Another sister Hannah Fobes also wen...
  • Alba Standish (1806 - 1900)
  • Hannah Foster (1705 - 1768)
    Name: Hannah Standish Sex: F Birth: BEF 18 MAR 1704/05 in of Preston, New London County, Connecticut, New England Death: BEF 6 DEC 1753 in EXACT DEATH DATE, LOCATION AND BURIAL UNKNOWN Baptism:...
  • John Standish, II (1557 - 1602)

There is controversy on the ancestry of Captain Myles Standish of the Mayflower-- but we can at least try to clean up what we do know. We do not have Myles' parentage OR the town of his birth. His first wife, Rose, doesn't have a maiden name -- some say she is the sister of his second wife, Barbara. Barbara's parentage is also unknown.

Myles Standish (born circa 1584- 31 October 1656)

married Rose

married Barbara (NOT Mullens/Mullins. This error is discussed in her profile)

had children:

  • # Charles (died young)
  • # Alexander Standish m. Sarah Alden AND m. Desire (Doty) Holmes
  • # John
  • # Myles m. Sarah Winslow
  • # Lora (not married! died before her father; she is the one who made the crosstitch sampler)

  • # Josiah (Captain) m. Mary Dingley AND m. Sarah Allen
  • # Charles (who lived to adulthood)

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Heather's main source material:

L., Russell, Edna Waugh, and General Society. Mayflower families through five generations: descendants of the Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth, Mass., December 1620. Volume 14 Myles Standish. Plymouth, MA: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1997. Print. []

Arnoux, Annie. Signers of the Mayflower Compact. Clearfield Co, 1998. eBook.

Standish, Myles. The Standishes of America. Boston, MA: Priv. Print. for the Author by S. Usher, 1895.

picture of his sword



Johnson, Henry. The Exploits of Myles Standish. London: Sampson Low, Marston, 1897

Standish, Myles. The Standishes of America. Boston, MA: Priv. Print. for the Author by S. Usher, 1895.