Tuesday, May 1, 2012

We're all cousins part 2

I'm happy to announce that the nearest common ancestors between myself and my wife has moved up some 500 years! I've now been able to trace both of our family trees back to Mayflower passengers Richard Warren and Elizabeth Walker.

This couple was impressive... in terms of descendants, that is. They had seven children, all of whom survived the challenging early years of the Plymouth colony, lived to adulthood, married and had children of their own. In a very real sense, Richard Warren and Elizabeth Walker are the "father and mother of our country".

Here's how the trees trace down to us:

Richard Warren/Elizabeth Walker => Nathaniel Warren => Alice Warren => Abigail Gibbs => Silas Swift => Abigail Swift => Peter Thacher => Thomas A Thacher => William L Thacher => Edith Thacher => Francis S Dane III => Kyle Dane

Richard Warren/Elizabeth Walker => Anna Warren => Patience Little => Thomas Jones => Jonathan Jones => Elizabeth Jones => Jonathan Pond => Elbridge G Pond => William H Pond => Hazel Irene Pond => Carol Robertson => Raquel Montoya

Only 11 generations! Isn't that something?


Sandra Tyler said...

Impressive! The Mayflower! Great thing to pass Dow. To grand kids

Cathy said...

I found this very interesting. Looking forward to your other posts.

family tree

Marilyn said...

I, learned of my Mayflower descendancy from my aunt, who had researched my maternal parents for years. I am a direct descendant of George Soule through a male line to my grandmother Majorie Gertrude Soule. Years later, I realized that the original surviving passengers married each other. Myles Standish, William and Ann Mullins, Priscilla Mullins, Simmons, and the female lines that their descendants married. I have tried to make a connection to Richard Warren through John Bigelow (Bigelo) and Mary Warren. Maybe you can help. Warrens and Bigelows were big families and originated in England. Thanks for sharing. Marilyn Moss