The Mayflower Society

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The General Society of Mayflower Descendants
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Mayflower House Museum in Plymouth, Massachusetts
HeadquartersPlymouth, Massachusetts

The General Society of Mayflower Descendants — commonly called the Mayflower Society — is a hereditary organization of individuals who have documented their descent from one or more of the 102 passengers who arrived on the Mayflower in 1620 at what is now Plymouth, Massachusetts. The Society was founded at Plymouth in 1897.


A primary goal of the Society is to educate the public about the role of the Pilgrims in the early history of what would later become the United States of America. There are Mayflower societies in all 50 United States, the District of Columbia, and Canada.

Today, it is estimated that up to tens of millions of Americans have at least one ancestor who was among this group of early settlers.[1] The following are the names of Mayflower passengers currently known to have descendants. Any person able to document their descent from one or more of the following Mayflower Pilgrims is eligible to apply for membership in the Mayflower Society:[2]


Mayflower Society Headquarters (Mayflower House Museum) in Plymouth, Massachusetts in an early 20th-century postcard

In 1941 the Society purchased the Edward Winslow House in Plymouth, Massachusetts. The mansion home was originally built in 1754 by the great-grandson of Edward Winslow, third Governor of Plymouth Colony. The Society operates the home as the Mayflower House Museum, an 18th-century historic house museum with period decorations and furnishings. The offices and library of the General Society of Mayflower Descendants are located behind the mansion.


  1. ^ Mayflower Society webpage
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  3. ^ Only supposed proof includes a letter which has been written on in the last few years.Winslows letter to Jackson Kathleen Boston McCune Fri, Oct 26, 2018, 3:30 PM I cannot find a copy of this anywhere else. Where did you come by it? Per Caleb Johnson Fri, Oct 26, 2018, 3:47 PM The original is in the Lincolnshire Archives, citation: Spalding Sewers/460/5/136. I have a researcher team in England who is able to access the originals. It has been transcribed twice in print, the first in 1955, with "our" version of 2017 making a few minor corrections to the transcription: Bradford Smith, "Winslow Letter, 1623", New England Historical and Genealogical Register 109(1955):242-243 Sue Allan, Caleb Johnson and Simon Neal, "The Origin of Mayflower Passenger Susanna (Jackson)(White) Winslow", The American Genealogist 89(Oct 2017):241-264, at 243-244. The original is in the Lincolnshire Archives, citation: Spalding Sewers/460/5/136. I have a researcher team in England who is able to access the originals. It his. Kathleen Boston McCune Attachments Sat, Oct 27, 2018, 10:54 AM to Caleb I disagree due to the fact that our family and their Bibles have her listed as Fuller for a surname and also because, like she chose to travel with family, so did those branches of our family throughout the migration once in America. Always, they traveled with cousins and their large families' and their marriage partners cousins, etc. At each stop in America from Plymouth, they strew families still found by their surnames along their paths. Also, one does not make "a few minor corrections" to anything written in history. That is what so many are trying to do today with the Bible, as the public schools are getting away with in the children's history books. History is history and it is written accurately for what happened, whether we agree with it or not. Also, the Mormons have also chosen to recognize her surname as Fuller, along with all the families' records found in every site before your far fetched Jackson choice. I will continue to write my works with Fuller as the surname, knowing no one in our family has ever changed their names, being proud of who they are and whence they came, with 90% of us arriving on the shores of America prior to 1670 and still living near one another when possible and still sharing our Christian values in a land attempting to change the Bible as yet. We have the Brewsters, Fullers, Whites, Tilleys and Howlands as relation and still maintain as best we can the values and morals brought to these American shores for the same reason, to live the life our Lord intended for us. Most sincerely, Kathleen Boston McCune 9 Attachments
  4. ^ The Society of Mayflower Descendants in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

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