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Standish line - Captain Miles/Myles Standish of the Mayflower

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  • Mary Cooke Bradford (Sampson) (1724 - 1813)
    The descendant of Mayflower passengers John and Priscilla Alden and Myles Standish==Biography== Mary Bradford was born on June 6, 1724, in Pembroke, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, Colonial America. He...
  • Anna Presho (1736 - 1825)
    [ ] Anna, daughter of Isaac and Elizabeth (Hodges) (Shaw), Sampson, was born at Plympton, MA and baptized there on April 15, 1728. She married James Presho.Sources Russell L Warner, comp., Robert S. Wa...
  • * Reference: [ Ancestry 2nd photo, first Photo had to be mistaken - death date 1846?
    Isaac Sampson (1688 - 1749)
    Descendant of Mayflower passenger Myles Standish and Mayflower passengers John Alden and Priscilla (Mullins) Alden [ ] Isaac, son of Isaac and Lydia (Standish) Sampson, was born at Plymouth, MA on Ap...
  • RW Pvt. Samuel Wood (1750 - 1830)
    Samuel Wood's father, Samuel Wood died on July 12, 1750, at Middleboro, Massachusettes. Samuel, son of Samuel, was born at Middleboro, MA.,11 December 1750, His father made a provision in his will that...
  • Corporal Miles Standish, IV (1748 - 1819)
    Descendant of Mayflower passenger Myles Standish 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 sist...

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.