I am still looking for pre-1912 photos of descendants of the following Mayflower pilgrims known to have left offspring who may have survived to have children of their own: Moses Fletcher (supposedly all his descendants remained in Holland), Edward Fuller, Samuel Fuller, Degory Priest, Richard More, and Henry Samson. If you have such images (the earlier the better) or a lead as to sources in the public domain, please post a comment here or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you.
With some of the older family genealogies, the compilers likely relied on oral and written statements and less on documents and vital records, thus a Pilgrim ancestor may have been overlooked. This turned out to be the case with Jael Edson and her children, Adeline and Nathan Babbitt. The Babbitt genealogy that contained their photos named only George Soule and John Alden as ancestors. After some research into just how Jael was related to those families, I discovered two other references in Silver Books to John Howland and Edward Doty. Since Jael was born in 1787, the family member(s) interviewed around 1910-12 probably knew only hearsay. Word had somehow not trickled down, as the family migrated west, of two other Plymouth ancestors. It pays to check the Silver/Pink books every time, and to read back up the entire line for references to marriages of someone in that line to another Mayflower passenger's descendant.
This week I have posted images 50-55 online. The oldest so far are some Generation 6 descendants. Some of the old family histories have done a better job of gathering photos, especially for something published in the 1800s. The Babbitt and Brewster genealogies are notable for this.
Dr. Maura Mackowski is an Arizona research historian who enjoys the challenge of looking for Mayflower descendants, hers and anyone else's.
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