Mayflower Descendant

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Mayflower Descendant—a journal of Pilgrim genealogy and history—is one of the most highly respected scholarly journals in the field of genealogy.

The journal is published twice per year, in winter and summer. Each issue is approximately 100 pages plus an annual every-name index in summer.

The result of an agreement with the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants (MSMD), the New England Historic Genealogical Society (NEHGS) has assumed a ten-year stewardship of the venerable journal the Mayflower Descendant.

First published in 1899 by George Ernest Bowman, founder of the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, which published the journal until now, the Mayflower Descendant has long been a highly regarded source of scholarship relating to Mayflower families and related genealogies, their origins in England, and their lives and places of residence in America, from the earliest settlements to their migrations north and westward. Under NEHGS, the Mayflower Descendant will continue to be a significant source of genealogical and historical scholarship and will maintain the Descendant’s historic standards.

Topics to be explored in forthcoming issues:

  • Further genealogical analysis of Pilgrim families in New England and their origins in England and Holland.
  • Towns in Plymouth Colony, England, and Holland with which Pilgrims are associated (similar to items in The Great Migration Newsletter).
  • Genealogical summaries of families in eastern Massachusetts into which Mayflower descendants married, with which they were often associated, or which bore Pilgrim surnames.
  • Mayflower families beyond the fifth generation, often in locations beyond eastern Massachusetts (the “Mayflower diaspora”).
  • Further record transcription from eastern Massachusetts or from areas into which Mayflower descendants moved.

Volume 65, Number 1, Winter 2017

Editor’s Introduction

Stoughton [Mass.] Marriages, 1727–1851

David Allen Lambert

Edward Winslow (1726–1803): The forgotten son of Col. Thomas Winslow (1704–1779) and Mehitable Winslow (1705–1791)

F.E. Burns

Notable Mayflower Descendants: Warren Edward Buffett (b. 1930)

Gary Boyd Roberts and Julie Helen Otto

Margaret (James) (Drew) Keen of Plymouth, Massachusetts, and Her Husbands’ Mayflower Lines from Richard Warren

Austin W. Spencer

Notable Mayflower Descendants: A Second Mayflower Descent for Willis Haviland Carrier

Gary Boyd Roberts and Julie Helen Otto

Jedediah and Lydia (Soule) Simmons: a proposed reconstruction of their family

Kenneth W. Rockwell

Notable Mayflower Descendants: David William Cowens

Thomas G. Cowens

Daniel Chipman and Jared Ingeroll Chipman, Sons of John and Eunice (Dickson) Chipman

Janet Chevalley Wolfe

The Husband Bradbury Hatch5 of Marshfield, Massachusetts

Eldon Wilson Gay

The Parents of Esther Churchill (1795–1869), Wife of Samuel Avery Collins of Plymouth, Easton, Randolph, and Taunton, Massachusetts

Charles Carter Morgan

Seen Elsewhere in 2015

Scott Andrew Bartley