My cousin, Donald Boismier, did some research on our family history and it turns out my ancestors were Pilgrims. They were passengers from London to America on the Mayflower in July of 1620. I can trace my mother's lineage back to John Alden and Priscilla Mullins, who were passengers on that famous voyage.

John Alden is said to be the first passenger of The Mayflower to set foot on Plymouth Rock in 1620. He was a ship-carpenter by trade and a cooper for The Mayflower. He was also one of the founders of the Plymouth Colony and the seventh signer of the Mayflower Compact.

From Todd Harding to the Mayflower

This is a very significant part of my family history according to Ancestry.com:

  • Todd Harding's Mother is Ardyce Ardell Moore (Harding)
  • Ardyce's parents were Fountain Albert Moore & Cleo Bernice Fox
  • Cleo's Parents were Lovell Fox and Nelly Lucretia Clark
  • Lovell's parents were Daniel Fox and Sarah Ellen Hayden
  • Sarah's parents were Elijah Buchanan Hayden and Diana Tabor
  • Elijah's parents were Barnabus T Hayden and Sarah McAllen
  • Barnabus' parents were Nathaniel Hayden and Zerviah Sutton
  • Nathaniel's parents were Samuel Hayden and Priscilla Webb
  • Priscilla's parents were Peter Webb and Ruth Bass
  • Ruth's parents were John Bass and Ruth Alden
  • Ruth's parents were John Alden and Priscilla Mullins, who were both on the Mayflower
  • Both of Priscilla's parents were also on the Mayflower, William Mullins and Alice Atwood