Mayflower Connection to Richard Warren

Today has been a great day in research (as always is when you’ve got a FUN project)…
I’ve finally found it – the Mayflower Connection! Yes, that means my son, through his father’s DEAN family, is descended from Richard Warren, passenger on the Mayflower.

Noah Dean is my son’s 5th Great grandfather. Now, let’s go from here.

Noah Dean, was born 31 Jan 1790 in Taunton, Bristol Co., Massachusetts and died abt 1821. He married:
ROXELLANA HAMMOND HASKELL, was born 8 April 1788 – Rochester, Massachusetts and died June 21, 1821 in Vevay, Indiana

Captain Job Haskell was born 1751 and died Dec 1835, both in Rochester, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts. He married:
ELIZABETH HAMMOND, was born 18 Jan 1752 and died 15 Dec 1805, both in Rochester, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.

Antipas Hammond was born 16 Jul 1704 and died 29 Mar 1773, both in Rochester, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts. He married:
ABIGAIL SWIFT was born 26 Jul 1715 in Sandwich, Barnstable Co., Mass and died Jan 1796 in Rochester, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.

Jirah Swift was born abt 1664 in Sandwich, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts and died April 1749 in New Bedford, Bristol Co., Massachusetts. He married:
was born abt 1677 in Sandwich, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts and died abt 1740 in Wareham, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.

Thomas Gibbs was born 23 Mar 1646 and died 7 Jan 1732, both in Sandwich, Barnstable Co., Massachusetts. He married:
ALICE WARREN was born 2 Aug 1656 in Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.

NANTHANIEL WARREN was born abt 1624 and died abt 1668 both in Plymouth Co., Massachusetts. He married Sarah Walker who died 10 Nov 1700 in Plymouth Co., Massachusetts

RICHARD WARREN was born in 1579 in England and traveled on the Mayflower in 1620.

And there you have it!! How exciting is this! Now off to research more and more about these families, because with Mayflower descendants there are just books and books of information already written.


Mayflower Ties

***9/27/2010*** I have since learned that the Webb connection through Samuel Webb and Hannah Ripley is NOT CORRECT. So… while it’s still fun to learn about William Bradford, I am not actually connected to him. Ho hum. (the joys of research!)

William BRADFORD, Mayflower

From Mayflower History:

William Bradford was born 1590 in the small farming community of Austerfield, Yorkshire. His father WIlliam died when young Bradford was just a year old. He lived with his grandfather, William until his grandfather died when he was six. His mother Alice then died when he was seven. Orphaned both from parents and grandparents, he and older sister Alice were raised by their uncle Robert Bradford.

William was a sickly boy and by the age of 12 had taken to reading the Bible, and as he began to come of age, he became acquainted with the ministry of Richard Clyfton and John Smith, around which the Separatist churches of the region would eventually form about 1606. His family was not supportive of his moves, and by 1607 the Church of England were applying pressure to extinguish these religious sects. Bradford, at the age of 18, joined with the group fo Separatists that fled from England in fear of persecution, arriving in Amsterdam in 1608. A year later, he migrated with the rest of the church to the town of Leiden, Holland, where they remained for eleven years.

Bradford returned to Amsterdam temporarily in 1613, to marry his 16yr old bride, Dorothy May.

In Leiden, Bradford took up the trade of a silk weaver to make ends meet, and was also able to recover some of the estate in England that he had been left by his father, to support himself and his new wife in Leiden. They had a son, John, born about 1615/1617.

By 1620, when a segment of the church had decided to set off for America on the MAYFLOWER, Bradford (now 30) sold off his house in Leiden and he and his wife, Dorothy, joined; however, they left young son John behind, presumably so he would not have to endure the hardships of colony-building. While the MAYFLOWER was anchored off Provincetown Harbor at the tip of Cape Cod, and while many of the Pilgrim men were out exploring and looking for a place to settle, Dorothy accidentally fell overboard and drowned.

John Carver was elected governor of Plymouth and remained governor until his death a year later in April 1621.

Bradford was then elected governor and was re-elected nearly every year thereafter. In 1623, he married to the widowed Alice (Carpenter) Southworth, and had a married feast very reminiscent of the “First” Thanksgiving, with Massasoit and a large number of Indians joining, and bringing turkeys and deer. Bradford was the head of the government of Plymouth, oversaw the courts, the colony’s finances, corresponded with investors and neighbors, formulated policy with regards to the foreigners, Indians, and law, and so had a very active role in running of the entire Colony. With his second wife, he had three more children, all of which survived to adulthood and married. Beginning in 1630, he started writing a history of the Plymouth Colony, which is now published under the title of “Of Plymouth Plantation”. A number of his letters, poems, conferences, and other writings have survived.

William Bradford was generally sick all winter of 1656-1657; on May 8, Bradford predicted to his friends and family that he would die, and he did the next day, 9 May 1657, at the age of 68.

My connection to William BRADFORD:

William Bradford, 1590-1657
Alice Carpenter, 1590-1670

Maj. William Bradford, 1624-1703/1704
Alice Richards, 1627-1671

Hannah Bradford, 1662-1738
Joshua Ripley, 1658-1739

Hannah Bradford Ripley, 1685-1751
Samuel Webb, 1690-1779

Samuel Webb, abt 1720/1721 – 1801
Deborah Davison, abt 1717-1803

Col. James Webb, abt 1758-1825
Nancy Cony/Conney, died 1809

James Webb Jr., 1795-1833
Sophia Bell, 1797-1840

Rev. James Barney Webb, 1823-1901
Margaret Ann Laughinghouse, 1823-1880

George Bell Webb, 1855-1914
Agnes Pittman, 1856-1883

Eva Bell Webb, 1882-1966
Charles Ernest Loops, 1875-?

Another family tie….

***9/27/2010*** Since this post, I have learned that the Webb connection to Samuel Webb and Hannah Ripley is NOT CORRECT. Oops!

I just recently discovered this tonight, and I must get it down, so I have to show…

It’s not a direct tie between Cy and I – we already have that through the Royal Family, some 27 generations back. But this is definitely a marriage relationship, through our Plymouth Family ties – the same families that connect us to the Royal family.

Forgive me for being New at this connection… I’ll update more as I research more. Right now, I’m relying on simple family websites and google books.

The connection is through THOMAS LUCAS, born 1630, died 1678/1679 in Plymouth.

Cy’s connection:
Thomas Lucas, 1630-1678/1679.
dau Mehitable Lucas, abt 1660-1710
son William Bryant, 1691/1692-1770
dau Abthia Bryant, 1725/1726 – 1809
dau Abthia White, 1765-1848
son Noah Dean, 1790-1821
son Abiel Dean, 1817-1902
son Benjamin Dean, 1854-?
and moving through the DEAN Family… of whom his mother is a DEAN

My connection:
Thomas Lucas, 1630-1677/1679
dau Mary Lucas, 1657/1658-1744
who married Nathaniel Atwood 1651/1652 – 1724
Nathaniel’s SISTER, Mary Atwood 1645-1714/1715 married Major William BRADFORD
William Bradford, 1624-1703/1704, ALSO married Alice Richards, 1627-1671
dau Hannah Bradford, 1662-1738
dau Hannah Bradford Ripley, 1685-1751
son Samuel Webb, abt 1720/1721
son James Webb, abt 1758-abt 1825
And then on to the WEBB family

So… it’s not an actual connection. Through sisters, and two marriages. No ancestor shared.
But definitely a connection, way prior to our 27 generations back at the Royal Family.

I need some visual to tie my brain around this time. I’ve been watching The Scarlett Letter, with Demi Moore, to give me some idea of what persons were like at this time. It’s not perfect, not the right area and much later. But it’s what I have to go on at this point.

Can I mention… MY connection to Major William BRADFORD… that would be, as well, his father, WILLIAM BRADFORD, Governor of Plymouth, who came over on the MAYFLOWER! It’s for real! I have a Mayflower connection!