The Mayflower connection
General Society of Mayflower Descendants
Anyone who arrived in Plymouth as a passenger on the Mayflower is considered a Pilgrim, with no distinction being made on the basis of their original purposes for making the voyage. Proven lineage from a passenger, approved by a Historian General, qualifies one to be a member of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants. – source
I don’t qualify.
You’ve probably already guessed: Sarah Wardell, one of my 2,048 9th-great-grandparents, was of the family that owned the goddamned ship. Time for a
“General Society of Mayflower Owners” — ?
Oh, but it gets better:
Did you know that the Salem Witch Hunt victims included men? Me neither. And there he is, one of my 2,048 9th-great-grandparents.
His son moved to Connecticut in 1735, where I was born over two centuries later.
Special thanks to Charles, husband of one of my two nieces, both named Amanda.