Monday, April 30, 2012

Mayflower Ancestors

I always want to know this when Thanksgiving  now it's here....we have several other Mayflower Lines..

John Howland was born about 1599, probably in Fenstanton, Huntington.  He came on the Mayflower in 1620 as a manservant for Governor John Carver.  During the Mayflower's voyage, Howland fell overboard during a storm, and was almost lost at sea--but luckily for his millions of descendants living today (including Presidents George Bush and George W. Bush, and Mrs. Theodore Roosevelt) he managed to grab ahold of the topsail halyards, giving the crew enough time to rescue him with a boathook.
Elizabeth Tilley was born in 1607 in Henlow, Bedfordshire, the daughter of John and Joan (Hurst)(Rogers) Tilley.  She came with her parents on the Mayflower in 1620.  Both her parents died the first winter at Plymouth, leaving her orphaned at the age of 13 in the New World.  She married to Mayflower passenger John Howland around 1625 at Plymouth.

John Howland (1599) married Elizabeth Tilley (1607) and
had Hannah Howland (1637) who married John Bosworth(1636) whose sister was
Bethia Bosworth (1634)...she married Israel Peck (1644) and had
Mary Bethia Peck (1683) who married Josiah Dean (1685) and had
Josiah Dean (1716) who married Thankful Thomas and had
Daniel Dean (1738) who married Elizabeth Pease (1750) and had
Daniel Dean (1774) who married Elizabeth Crandall (1773) and had
Harvey Dean (1798) who married Mariah Bostick and had
Daniel Allen Dean (1822) who married Mary Jane Holmes and had
Jesse Lyons Dean (1878) who married Clara Adella Browning and had
Earle Holmes Dean (1900) who married Dorothy Vivian Cecil and had
Roger William Dean (1923) who married Janiece Opal Walters and had
Patricia Darlene Dean who married John Walter Nieman and had...
All of you kids!

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