John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley: Their Life and Legacy in Plymouth Colony • FamilySearch
John Howland, the passenger who famously fell overboard the Mayflower, was a prominent member of Plymouth Colony. Discover if you are a Howland descendant.
Thank you Amie Tennant! I know I am related to John Tennant, but unless someone has fixed my family pages, there is a scrambled up portion as to which Howland is married to whom, and which children are whose; before my Julia F Howland daughter of Seth S. Howland and Adeline Stephens (married 17 July 1837 in Wilmington, Vermont) married my Archibald Hamilton Stewart from Scotland (married 24 October, 1857 in West Springfield, Mass.). No, Archibald was not from Ireland. I know that much of my Howland family connection is correct. Again, thank you. Laurie Belle Stevens Anderson (My mother is Archibald Hamilton Stewart's great granddaughter.)0
Thank you Amie,
This was a very informative article. I enjoyed it immensely. My husband and I both descend from John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley, each through a different daughter. We consider it a privilege to be their posterity. We are 13th cousins to each other. :) I guess that means our children are 14th cousins as well as siblings. Thanks again!0
I enjoyed this very much.
I descend from John Howland. Our family also has a certificate from the Mayflower Society.
I’m hoping to visit Plymouth one day.
😊 An excellent commentary. I descend from John Howland's brother Henry, through his daughter Mary Cudworth.0
Hello, to all my friends and newly discovered lists of closer relatives than I ever knew I had! Thanks for the history lesson!
. Today, in the digital age, I am still amazed to be able to pull up almosr anything I can think of, at the speed of ideas!
It's quite interesting, to find myself connected to such a tree of history! I must say, I'm glad they rescued John Howland out of the drink, when he fell overboard the Mayflower during a storm, or I guess I wouldn't be here to be thankful!
I have been on boats during storms, and it's tough enough with modern technology, let alone 500 years ago! No wonder the pilgrims were so thankful to be on terra firma, and off the vessel where half of them perished on rhe voyage here!
I have yet another reason to be thankful, on my ever growing list of thanks, at dinner Thanksgiving next!0
John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley are my 10th G Grandparents on both sides of my family. I descend from their daughter, Desire on my mother's side and from their daughter, Hope on my father's side.0
Hi! John is my 12th Great Grandfather and i'm a descendant from his son Issac :)0
John and Elizabeth are my 10th great grandparents. I descend from their daughter Hope on my mother’s side.0
Elizabeth TILLEY is my 11th Great Grandmother. This is through the arrival of an American Whaling Mariner, Nehemiah Harding FISHER, who sailed to Western Australia, Australia and married my 2nd Great Grandmother Jane MOTTRAM.0