Mayflower Connections: Richard Warren

I recently discovered that I was also a direct descendant of Mayflower passenger Richard Warren.

Richard Warren was born sometime between January 11, 1580 and January 10, 1581, in London England. He came over on the Mayflower without his wife and children (they came over on the ship the Anne in 1623).

For more detailed information about Richard Warren, check out the official Mayflower History website.

Here’s my connection to Richard Warren, who is my 11th great-grandfather:

Richard Warren & Elizabeth Walker

Abigail Warren & Anthony Snow

Sarah Snow & Joseph Waterman

Sarah Waterman & Solomon Hewett

Sarah Hewett & Eleazer Hyde

Zilpha Hyde & James Rogers

James Rogers & Sarah (Sally) Coit

James Coit Rogers & Fanny Tracy

George E. Rogers & Caroline L. Pollard

Jennie L. Rogers & Charles L. Perkins

Amy B. Perkins & Nathaniel Goffe*  (*revealed through DNA testing)

Thelma E. Perkins & Roy G. Campbell

T.B. (my father)

Me 

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Mayflower Connections: John Billington

I have fallen too far behind to continue participating in Amy Johnson Crow’s 52 Ancestors challenge this year. Between the constant shoveling and plowing this winter and working 50+ hours a week, my one-eyed 10-year-old chihuahua battling a staph infection post-surgery, my 4-year old Bernese Mountain Dog with a seizure disorder, and furnace issues, I couldn’t keep up with the weekly posts.

That doesn’t mean that I stopped researching genealogy completely. In fact, I recently discovered I am a direct descendant of not one, but two Mayflower passengers.

 

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Mayflower passenger John Billington (1580-1630)

 

The first connection is through John & Elinor Billington. Here’s the line that leads to me:

John Billington (1580-1630) m. Elinor Billington*   (*maiden name unknown)

Francis Billington (1606-1684) m. Christian Penn (1607-1684)

Mary Billington (1640-1717) m. Samuel Sabin (1640-1699)

Marcy Sabin (1655-1728) m. James Welch (1655-1726)

Mercy Welch (1689-1784) m. Thomas Spaulding (1690-1761)

Mary Spaulding (1716-1801) m. General John Tyler (1721-1804)

Mehitable Tyler (1743-1816) m. John Coit (1741-1808)

Sarah (Sally) Coit (1770-1843) m. James Rogers (1765-1816)

James Coit Rogers (1807-1878) m. Fanny Tracy (1808-?)

George E. Rogers (1833-1907) m. Caroline L. Pollard (1843-1918)

Jennie L. Rogers (1868-?) m. Charles L. Perkins (1868-1913)

Amy Buelah Perkins (1892-?) had child with Nathaniel S. Goffe (1886-1966)

Thelma E. Perkins (1911-2007) had child with Roy G. Campbell (1893-1978)

My father (T.B.) (1951-  ) m. C.M. (1951-  )

Me

If I’ve counted correctly, that makes John Billington my 12th Great-grandfather.

Apparently, John Billington and his family had a reputation for being troublemakers. John had a long-standing feud with a fellow colony member named John Newcomen and it escalated to the point where Billington killed Newcomen. This sealed John Billington’s fate as he became the first man executed by hanging in the new colony.