Notable New England Ancestors


We are related as follows: Anne (Marbury) Hutchinson (1591-1643), paternal 10th g-grandmother; Mary (Barrett) Dyer (1607-1660), paternal 9th g-grandmother; Roger Williams (1603-1683), paternal 10th g-grandfather;  John Alden (1599-1687), paternal 10th g-grandfather and William Mullins (1568-1621), paternal 11th g-grandfather.  In addition to these male signers of the Mayflower Compact, we are also related to Mayflower passengers Priscilla Mullins (1602-1688), daughter of William Mullins and later wife of John Alden and Alice [surname unknown] (1578-1621), wife of Richard Mullins.

The statues of Anne Hutchinson and Mary Dyer that are pictured above are located at the Massachusetts State House in Boston.  The statue of Roger Williams is on the campus of Roger Williams University in Bristol, Rhode Island.  There are also significant memorials to Roger Williams in Prospect Terrace Park in Providence, Rhode Island and in Roger Williams Park (also in Providence).  Rev. Thomas Hooker and his “Company” became known as the “Founders of Hartford” (Connecticut).  Several of our ancestors are memorialized on the Founders Monument in downtown Hartford, and I have set up a separate page for them with links to their biographies.



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  • James E Wood Mattern

    Great website -cousin. I also descend from John Wood “Mariner” and Sampson Mason, thru dau Bethia, sons Palatiah and Isaac.
    Jim Wood-Mattern

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