Yesterday, in my lunchtime boredom here in the office, I decided to take a further look into my family tree on Ancestry. This time I worked down my maternal grandfather’s lineage. Low and behold… 11 generations back, I learned that my 11th Great Grandfather came across on the Mayflower in 1620! Fascinating… my very distant relative may just include notable names like Ulysses Grant, Franklin D. Roosevelt, and even Taylor Swift! I’m pretty sure I may have to do more research to verify all of this information… but it’s pretty cool to think that one of my ancestors had such a huge part in history.
According to MayflowerHistory.com Richard Warren came across on the Mayflower alone, leaving his wife and daughters behind in England. The rest of his family came cross in 1923 on “The Anne”. Richard Warren is one of the most common “Mayflower” passengers to be descended from, as all of his children survived into adulthood, married, and had large families.
Great stuff… Can’t wait to research more! That’s all for today. Guess I’m going to have to add England to my bucket list of places to visit!