Wednesday, February 28, 2007

John Howland

One of our direct ancestors is also a direct ancestor of the Prophet Joseph Smith, Jr., albeit through a different child.

John Howland was a young man (believed to have been born between 1592 and 1599) when he came to America aboard the Mayflower. He almost didn't make it to America... he went up on the deck during a storm one day and was thrown overboard. Luckily, he was rescued, and went on to have 10 children with his wife Elizabeth Tilley (also a passenger on the Mayflower). He died in 1672, the last remaining man from the Mayflower.

You can see how he is related to Joseph Smith here, through his mother.

John Howland is also an ancestor of George and Barbara Bush... I wonder which of the Howland children they come from?!

This is a link to the John Howland Society... shall we join?

I recently found out that one of Elliott's parent's friends is a descendant of some passengers on the Mayflower. I am hoping to find out if we are some how related to her also.

3 Comments:

Blogger Judy said...

These are great storied. I forgot that you had this blog. I'm sending it to Michelle, since she's related too!

1:17 AM  
Anonymous brent said...

Listening to Washington Crossing revealed another John Howland who fought in George Washington's army against the British in New Jersy.

1:42 AM  
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