Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Descended from James Chilton, Mayflower Passenger

Heather Wilkinson Rojo, of the Nutfield Genealogy blog, has started a new meme for Thanksgiving—to list your ancestors who arrived on the Mayflower.

I know of only one: James Chilton, believed to be the oldest passenger on board. A signer of the Mayflower Compact, he died 8 December 1620 while the ship was anchored in Provincetown Harbor.

Here is my line: 
James Chilton, wife unknown
Isabella Chilton married Roger Chandler
Sarah Chandler married John Solomon Leonard
Isaac Leonard married Deliverance Ames
Benjamin Leonard married Hannah Phillips
Caleb Leonard married Jemima Minthorn
Rhoda Leonard married Luther Cary
Ephraim Cary married Matilda Gandy
Rhoda Cary married Joseph Franklin
Ruth Franklin married David Snider
Myrtle Snider married William Yawman (my grandparents).
Located in Provincetown, Massachusetts, this is a memorial for the Mayflower passengers who died while the ship was anchored in the harbor there:

By T.S. Custadio ToddC4176 01:26, 1 March 2007 (UTC)ToddC4176 at en.wikipedia
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from Wikimedia Commons

© 2011 Denise Spurlock


  1. Thanks, Cousin Denise! It's fun to find out who has Mayflower ancestors, and even more fun to find out who is a Mayflower cousin!

  2. Hello cousin! I am also descended from James Chilton (and John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley). Visit From Maine to Kentucky for the details.

  3. James Chilton was my 10th great grandfather.