Thursday, November 24, 2011

Thanksgiving meme - Mayflower Line

I haven't posted in a good long while, though not for lack of potential topics - life has just gotten in the way lately. Not enough hours in the day for my genealogy. Anyway, I was inspired by Randy Seaver's Mayflower Families series of posts yesterday and thought posting my own Mayflower line might nudge me to get back to blogging. And in honor of the Thanksgiving holiday, it seems appropriate.

I discovered several years ago that I'm descended from William Bradford. This is the only Mayflower line I'm aware of at the moment:

  • William Bradford (1589/90?-1657) married 1623 Alice Carpenter Southworth (1595?-1670)
  • William Bradford (1624-1703/4) married 1650 Alice Richards (1629?-1671)
  • Hannah Bradford (1662-1738) married 1682 Joshua Ripley (1658-1739)
  • David Ripley (1697-1781) married 1720 Lydia Cary (1705/6-1784)
  • Gamaliel Ripley (1740-1799) married 1772 Judith Perkins (1747-1803)
  • Elizabeth Ripley (1776-1829) married 1798 John Adams (1772-1863)
  • William Adams (1807-1880) married 1835 Martha Bradshaw Magoun (1812-1885)
  • William Adams (1840-1888) married 1867 Helen Coolidge (1848-1929)
  • Margaret Adams (1876-1929) married 1898 Lewis Stone Greenleaf (1872-1947)
  • Richard Cranch Greenleaf (1917-2000) married 1939 Ann McCormick (1919-1992)

Source:
Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Descendants of the Pilgrims Who Landed at Plymouth, Mass., December 1620. Volume Twenty-two: Family of William Bradford. Compilted by Ann Smith Lainhart and Robert S. Wakefield (General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2004). Note: this source used for tracing William Bradford down to Elizabeth Ripley's birth in 1776.