It was an especially nasty day outside with a cold wind and rain. And then, of course, our first day of early darkness.
So, I'm just going to list my most famous pedigree. It begins with William and Susanna White, passengers on the Mayflower. William was listed as one of the London merchants aboard, rather than one of the religious refugees from Holland. They traveled with a young son whose name was Resolved.
The real celebrity status begins with the birth of their second son, Peregrine, who was the first European child born in the new world to survive (Virginia Dare of the lost Virginia colony was the first). Peregrine was born on November 20, 1620, aboard the Mayflower, while it was harbored at Cape Cod.
The internet can yield up wonderful resources. This is supposed to be a likeness of Peregrine White. Amazing! (Although I suspect it's not the correct person- looks like a Civil War era photo to me. Any pic of the 1600 Peregrine would need to be a painting.)
Here we go:
Peregrine White 1620-1704 -- Sarah Bassett 1630-1711
Daniel White 1649-1724 -- Hannah Hunt ?-1721
Cornelius White Sr. 1682-1755 -- Sarah (Hannah?) Randall 1677-1768
Cornelius White Jr. 1708- 1796 -- Sarah Hewitt (Ford?) 1721-1777
Jesse Hodges (through whom I can be a DAR member) -- Olive White 1754-?
Thomas Fisher ?-1864 -- ?-1878 Olive White Hodges
Hervey Smith Hall 1810-1896 -- Lucinda Cornelia Fisher 1815-1896
Charles Alfred Fisher (distant cousin) 1851-1944 -- Catherine Louisa Hall 1858-1923
Howard Meade Rowe 1881-1941 -- Emily Marguerite Fisher 1882-1972
Ray Ford Leary 1904-1976 -- Catherine Burnham Rowe 1909-1995
Joan Hall Leary 1948- (I am the end of this genetic line)
It feels like not such a long stretch to reach back to these people. I have several things which belonged to Lucinda, and Thomas Fisher was an early merchant in Spencer, NY where the next four generations are buried.
In other news: I wrote a chapter in DMS Mistletoe
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