Mayflower Lines

I have mixed feelings about putting these up.

There was a time maybe a century or so ago, when having a sampling of some of America’s first European immigrants in your genealogy conferred elevated status, social opportunities, perhaps even employment opportunities, and so connections like these were avidly sought, documented, passed on, etc. (Indeed it was the oral knowledge of these lines, and their loss, that I spoke of in the Introduction to this blog, and which partially started me on my quest to rediscover my family history.)

More recently, though, in at least the last several decades, the behavior of some of these people has been revisited with a justifiably critical eye, vis a vis the Massachusetts Bay Colony’s treatment of the Native Americans. And while, yes, there were indeed documented atrocities on both sides of this divide, I think it’s fair to say that on balance the judgment of history falls far more heavily on the actions of the colonists than on those of the region’s First Peoples.

Cut to the recent story, perhaps true, perhaps not, of a famous Hollywood celebrity who consented to have his family history traced for a PBS show on genealogy. He was shocked to find that some of his ancestors had owned slaves, and – it is alleged – his embarrassment and mortification were such that he sought to have this fact actually edited from the final cut of the show; censored; redacted… from a show whose sole purpose was precisely to investigate such questions. This in turn, when the news got out, just irritated people, and came across as both unnecessary and really, really vain. The whole thing was something of a public relations pratfall.

To my way of looking at it, both the 19th century New Englanders who felt that a person was actually better if their family came from x and such background, or got off the boat earlier rather than later, and this Hollywood megastar who was chagrinned that his ancestors had done y and such made the same mistake–  which is to say, from a certain viewpoint, both pride of and shame for one’s ancestors is misplaced.

None of us are better, as human beings, for the beliefs, actions, etc. of our ancestors, and none of us are worse, as human beings, for who they were or what they did, either.

To believe or imply that we are  both limits us as individuals and pollutes the project of history itself, which is to shed light on events that have long been forgotten or distorted, and say “This happened. What can we understand about it? What can we learn from it?”

I’ll revisit this topic later; this is just a sort of preliminary or introductory take on it.

In the meantime, without judgment one way or the other, here are several lines connecting our family back to the first Europeans to settle this country, almost 400 years ago.

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[A brief technical aside, names in bold represent branch points distinguishing that chart from the others. Also, many of these charts were originally gratis Elisha F. Lee, Jr. –LSL]

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John Alden & Priscilla Mullens

 

John & Priscilla Alden Line 1A

  • John Alden m. Priscilla Mullens
  • Elizabeth Alden m. William Pabodie
  • Martha Pabodie m. Lt. William Fobes
  • Constant Fobes m. John Little
  • Thomas Little m. Sarah Baker
  • Abigail Little m. Wales Tilden
  • Abigail Little Tilden m. Luther Rogers, Sr.
  • Luther Rogers, Jr. m. Lydia Clift
  • Henry Clift Rodgers m. Lucie Adelaide Rodgers
  • Minnie Morton Rodgers m. Clarence Burgin
  • Clarence Rodgers Burgin m. Helen Swain

 

John & Priscilla Alden Line 1B

  • John Alden m. Priscilla Mullens
  • Elizabeth Alden m. William Pabodie
  • Martha Pabodie m. Lt. William Fobes
  • Constant Fobes m. John Little
  • Lemuel Little m. Penelope Eames
  • Mary Little m. Dea. Joseph Clift
  • Lydia Clift m. Luther Rogers, Jr.
  • Henry Clift Rodgers m. Lucie Adelaide Rodgers
  • Minnie Morton Rodgers m. Clarence Burgin
  • Clarence Rodgers Burgin m. Helen Swain

 

John & Priscilla Alden Line 2A

  • John Alden m. Priscilla Mullens
  • Ruth Alden m. John Bass
  • Sarah Bass m. Ephraim Thayer
  • Esther Thayer m. Moses French
  • Jonathan French, Sr. m. Abigail Richards
  • Jonathan French, Jr. m. Rebecca Farrar
  • Ebenezer Sperry French m. Harriet Newell Robinson
  • Harriet French m. Howard Townsend Swain, M.D.
  • Helen Swain m. Clarence Rodgers Burgin

 

John & Priscilla Alden Line 2B

  • John Alden m. Priscilla Mullens
  • Ruth Alden m. John Bass
  • Sarah Bass m. Ephraim Thayer
  • Abigail Thayer m. Dr. Benjamin Richards
  • Abigail Richards m. Jonathan French
  • Jonathan French, Jr. m. Rebecca Farrar
  • Ebenezer Sperry French m. Harriet Newell Robinson
  • Harriet French m. Howard Townsend Swain
  • Helen Swain m. Clarence Rodgers Burgin

 

John & Priscilla Alden Line 3

  • John Alden m. Priscilla Mullens
  • Joseph Alden m. Mary Simmons
  • Isaac Alden m. Mehitable Allen
  • Ebenezer Alden Capt. m. Anna Keith Keath
  • Abigail Alden m. Ebenezer Byram
  • Anna “Annie” Byram m. Peter Condict III
  • Lewis Condict, M.D., m. Martina “Matilda” Elmendorf
  • Martina Louise “Matty” Condict m. John Jacob Brandegee, D.D.
  • Edward Deshon “Ned” Brandegee m. Mary Bryant Pratt
  • Martina Louise Brandegee m. James Lawrence

 

John & Priscilla Alden Line 4

  • John Alden m. Priscilla Mullens
  • John Alden m.  Elizabeth Phillips
  • Zachariah Alden m.  Mary Viall
  • Mary Alden m.  Samuel Kneeland
  • Mary Kneeland m. Thomas Walley
  • Mary Walley/ Whalley m.  Capt. John Langdon
  • Abigail Harris Langdon m.  Giles Lodge
  • Abigail Harris “Abby” Lodge m.  George Pratt
  • George Langdon Pratt m.  Sarah Minot Weld
  • Mary Bryant Pratt m.  Edward Deshon “Ned” Brandegee
  • Martina Louise Brandegee m.  James Lawrence

 

William Bradford & Alice Carpenter

 

William Bradford Line 1

  • William Bradford m. Alice Carpenter
  • Maj. William Bradford m. Alice Richards
  • Sarah Bradford m. Kenelm Baker, Sr.
  • Kenelm Baker Jr. m. Patience Doty
  • Sarah Baker m. Thomas Little
  • Abigail Little m. Wales Tilden
  • Abigail Little Tilden m. Luther Rogers, Sr.
  • Luther Rogers, Jr. m. Lydia Clift
  • Henry Clift Rodgers m. Lucie Adelaide Rodgers
  • Minnie Morton Rodgers m. Clarence Burgin
  • Clarence Rodgers Burgin m. Helen Swain

 

Edward Doty & Faith Clark(e)

 

Edward Doty Line 1

  • Edward Doty Sr. m. Faith Clark(e)
  • Edward Doty, Jr. m. Sarah Faunce
  • Elizabeth Doty m. Tobias Oakman
  • Mary Oakman m. Jedediah Eames
  • Penelope Eames m. Lemuel Little
  • Mary Little m. Dea. Joseph Clift
  • Lydia Clift m. Luther Rogers, Jr.
  • Henry Clift Rodgers m. Lucie Adelaide Rodgers
  • Minnie Morton Rodgers m. Clarence Burgin
  • Clarence Rodgers Burgin m. Helen Swain

 

Edward Doty Line 2

  • Edward Doty Sr. m. Faith Clark(e)
  • John Doty m. Sarah Jones
  • Patience Doty m. Kenelm Baker, Jr.
  • Sarah Baker m. Thomas Little
  • Abigail Little m. Wales Tilden
  • Abigail Little Tilden m. Luther Rogers,Sr.
  • Luther Rogers, Jr. m. Lydia Clift
  • Henry Clift Rodgers m. Lucie Adelaide Rodgers
  • Minnie Morton Rodgers m. Clarence Burgin
  • Clarence Rodgers Burgin m. Helen Swain

 

Richard Warren & Elizabeth Walker

 

Richard Warren Line 1

  • Richard Warren m. Elizabeth Walker
  • Anna Warren m. Thomas Little
  • Patience Little m. Joseph Jones
  • Sarah Jones m. John Doty
  • Patience Doty m. Kenelm Baker, Jr.
  • Sarah Baker m. Thomas Little
  • Abigail Little m. Wales Tilden
  • Abigail Little Tilden m. Luther Rogers, Sr.
  • Luther Rogers, Jr. m. Lydia Clift
  • Henry Clift Rodgers m. Lucie Adelaide Rodgers
  • Minnie Morton Rodgers m. Clarence Burgin
  • Clarence Rodgers Burgin m. Helen Swain

 

Richard Warren Line 2

  • Richard Warren m. Elizabeth Walker
  • Anna Warren m. Thomas Little
  • Mercy Little m. John Sawyer
  • Mercy Sawyer m. Anthony Eames
  • Mercy Eames m. Joseph Phillips
  • Mercy Phillips m. Benjamin Hatch
  • Mary Hatch m. Capt Joseph Clift
  • Deacon Joseph Clift m. Mary Little
  • Lydia Clift m. Luther Rodgers, Jr.
  • Henry Clift Rodgers m. Lucie Adelaide Rodgers
  • Minnie Morton Rodgers m. Clarence Burgin
  • Clarence Rodgers Burgin m. Helen Swain

 

Richard Warren Line 3A

  • Richard Warren m. Elizabeth Walker
  • Anna Warren m. Thomas Little
  • Ephraim Little m. Mary Sturtevant
  • John Little m. Constant Fobes
  • Thomas Little m. Sarah Baker
  • Abigail Little m. Wales Tilden
  • Abigail Little Tilden m. Luther Rogers, Sr.
  • Luther Rodgers Jr. m. Lydia Clift
  • Henry Clift Rodgers m. Lucie Adelaide Rodgers
  • Minnie Morton Rodgers m. Clarence Burgin
  • Clarence Rodgers Burgin m. Helen Swain

 

Richard Warren Line 3B

  • Richard Warren m. Elizabeth Walker
  • Anna Warren m. Thomas Little
  • Ephraim Little m. Mary Sturtevant
  • John Little m. Constant Fobes
  • Lemuel Little m. Penelope Eames
  • Mary Little m. Deacon Joseph Clift
  • Lydia Clift m. Luther Rodgers, Jr.
  • Henry Clift Rodgers m. Lucie Adelaide Rodgers
  • Minnie Morton Rodgers m. Clarence Burgin
  • Clarence Rodgers Burgin m. Helen Swain

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Isaac Allerton & Mary Norris

 

Isaac Allerton Line 1

  • Isaac Allerton m. Mary Norris.
  • Remember Allerton m. Moses Maverick
  • Abigail Maverick m. Samuel Ward
  • Martha Ward m. John Tuttle
  • Susannah Tuttle m. Jonathan Hale
  • Abigail Hale m. Col. William Prescott
  • Hon. William Prescott m. Catherine Greene Hickling
  • William Hickling Prescott m. Susannah Amory
  • Elizabeth Prescott m. James Lawrence
  • James Lawrence m. Caroline Estelle Mudge
  • James Lawrence m. Marion Lee Peabody
  • James Lawrence m. Martina Louise Brandegee

 

Isaac Allerton Line 2

  • Isaac Allerton m. Mary Norris.
  • Remember Allerton m. Moses Maverick
  • Abigail Maverick m. Samuel Ward
  • Martha Ward m. John Tuttle
  • Susannah Tuttle & Jonathan Hale
  • Abigail Hale m. Col. William Prescott
  • Hon. William Prescott m. Catherine Greene Hickling
  • William Hickling Prescott m. Susannah Amory
  • Elizabeth Prescott m. James Lawrence
  • Gertrude Lawrence m. John Endicott Peabody
  • Marion Lee Peabody m. James Lawrence
  • James Lawrence m. Martina Louise Brandegee

 

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