Ties to the first First Lady
June 17, 2019 - 12:40:40 p.m.

Martha Dandridge Custis WashingtonI was notified by that I am a direct descendant of Col. John Dandridge Jr. and his wife, Frances Orlando Dandrige (nee Jones). Their son Bartholomew (1737-1785) was my Great, Great, Great, Great, Great, Great Grandfather through my Mother's maternal line. Bartholomew's older sister was Martha Dandridge, who married John Parke Custis, and 2 years after his death, married Greorge Washington.

Ties to the Mayflower
October 5, 2015 - 5:00:17 p.m.
I received an email from a distant relation in Missouri who determined that "we" are related through my Father's maternal side to at least 5 passengers on the Mayflower - John Howland, Howland's wife Elizabeth (Tilley), Elizabeth's parents John and Joan (Hurst) Tilley, and George Soule. Following-up, it seems to be certain, I'm a descendant of the Pilgrims!
Correction on James Maitlen
September 8, 2015 - 4:52:52 p.m.
Thank you Paul Wright for the "heads up". It's extremely rewarding to know that others are accessing this and involved! Still researching that branch and will make additional updates .

After all, this work is... like we all are... a work in progress!
September 2, 2012 - 5:15:43 p.m.

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