On this day, 398 years ago, the Mayflower sailed away from Plymouth, England.
Among the passengers were my husband's ancestors . . .
- Degory Priest
- Isaac Allerton
- Mary Norris Allerton
- Mary Allerton
Lydia and Elihu's son Isaac Wood, Sr., married Harriet Taber on May 18, 1806. They were my husband's 2d great-grandparents.
One of Harriet and Isaac's sons was Thomas Haskell Wood (1809-1890), who married Mary Amanda Demarest (1831-1897) on May 14, 1845 in Lafayette, Louisiana. These were my husband's great-grandparents.
Telling these stories over and over reminds descendants how events that occur in the wider world can profoundly influence the course of many individual families' histories--including our own. Looking ahead to Mayflower 2020, which is only two years away!