Are you sure your ancestor came on the Mayflower? :)

Did you know that of the 102 passengers on the Mayflower only 26 heads of families have been recognized by the Mayflower Society as having descendants? Here is an excellent article all about this at the New England Historic Genealogical Society’s American Ancestors online.

Who Came on the Mayflower: Separating the Facts from the Myths by Alicia Crane Williams

My Grandmother Reita Geraldine Bishop was a direct descendant of George Soule the servant/tutor to Edward Winslow and his children.

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4 Responses to Are you sure your ancestor came on the Mayflower? :)

  1. mtaylor@vvm.com says:

    Yes, I am sure that my ancestors, Richard Warren and Degory Priest were passengers on the Mayflower and that they are my ancestors, proven with records submitted to the General Mayflower Society of Descendants.

    Richard Warren, date approved 15 Aug 2004; TX Society #2339; General #73634. Certificate issued. This line includes LT. Cornelius Jenney, grt. grandson of John and Sarah Carey Jenney; Capt. Levi Jenney; Bathsheba Jenney White; David Jenney White, my gg grandfather, Amanda White Wolf, Naoma Caroline Wolf Taylor, my grandmother.

    Degory Priest, date approved 26 May 2009; TX #2339; General #73634. Certificate issued. This line is connected to the White line (not the Mayflower Whites) which includes my gg grandfather David Jenney White, Amanda White Wolf, Naoma Caroline Wolf Taylor.

    M. Marie Taylor Taylor

  2. Donna Collings Davis says:

    My maiden name is Collings and my line is the same as your begging with the youngest Thomas Collings. My ancestor, son of Thomas 2nd, is Elijah Collings who died in SW Virginia (Washington Co). My dad is from Scott Co VA. Nice to see your research

  3. Donna Collings Davis says:

    Sorry, beginning with Thomas 2nd

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