Saturday, December 03, 2016

Stevens Immigrants

Mayflower ancestor Richard Warren

The Phillips>Seastrom>Stevens line has yielded another Pilgrim! Very little is known about Richard Warren's life in America.  He came alone on the Mayflower in 1620, leaving behind his wife and five daughters.  They came to him on the ship Anne in 1623, and Richard and Elizabeth subsequently had sons Nathaniel and Joseph at Plymouth.  He received his acres in the Division of Land in 1623, and his family shared in the 1627 Division of Cattle.  But he died a year later in 1628, the only record of his death being found in Nathaniel Morton's 1669 book New England's Memorial, in which he writes: "This year [1628] died Mr. Richard Warren, who was an useful instrument and during his life bare a deep share in the difficulties and troubles of the first settlement of the Plantation of New Plymouth."

All of Richard Warren's children survived to adulthood, married, and had large families: making Richard Warren one of the most common Mayflower passengers to be descended from.  Richard Warren's descendants include such notables as Civil War general Ulysses S. Grant, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Alan B. Shepard, Jr. the first American in space and the fifth person to walk on the moon.The Mayflower in Plymouth Harbor

Parent Category: Seastrom and Stevens

Mayflower Ancestor James Chilton

signing of the Mayflower CompactJames Chilton, son of Lyonell was the oldest passenger on board the Mayflower. He was born before 1563 in Canterbury, Kent, England. Around 1600, he moved to Sandwich, England. By 1615 he was in Leyden, Holland with some of his children. On April 28, 1619, James and his daughter Isabella (our Phillips>Seastrom>Stevens ancestor) were caught in an anti-Arminian riot and James was hit in the head with a large stone and required the services of the town surgeon, Jacob Hey. On September 6, 1620, the Mayflower left Plymouth, England. On board was James, his wife (unknown), and daughter Mary. James died on board the Mayflower anchored in Provincetown Harbour a few weeks after signing the Mayflower Compact. His wife died within weeks of landing. Mary was orphaned and was assumed to have joined the Myles Standish household. She earned the distinction of being the first female to step ashore at Plymouth. She later married John Winslow who arrived on the ship "Fortune".

Their daughter Isabella (of our family line) was married to Roger Chandler five years before the Mayflower sailed. They came over about 1630 and lived in Duxbury, which was a village near Plymouth Plantation.

Parent Category: Seastrom and Stevens

George Hubbard - a founder of Hartford CT

George Hubbard (1601-1684) was a founder of Hartford, Connecticut and is named on the founders marker.

He was from England and came to Hartford with the first overland settlers from the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1639. They were led by Reverend Thomas Hooker who disagreed with the theocratic John Cotton, Puritan minister in Cambridge, Massachusetts.


Parent Category: Seastrom and Stevens

Mayflower ancestor Henry Samson

Our Stevens (Seastrom) line is descended from Mayflower passenger Henry Sampson. He was 16 years old when he arrived and came as a cousin with the Tilleys.
Parent Category: Seastrom and Stevens