MayFlower Connection

As of Nov 21, 2014, I have confirmed 2 connections to the Mayflower which apply to many of my family relations on the Cortis-Palmer side of the family.  These connections include 6 passengers   

The first path to William Brewster is via the Dayton Family and applies to anybody who is descended from Herbert Bradford Palmer and Rosina May Dayton.  Rosina May Dayton is the daughter of Orlando Wallace Dayton and Olivia Samantha Holcomb.   My own Connection is via Hildred May Palmer Cortis, my fathers mother, daugther of Herbert Palmer.  The connection to William Brewster and and his wife and is detailed below.

 The second path to John Howland and his wife Elizabeth Tiller (and her Parents) affects many more of members of the extended Cortis and Palmer families in Western Massachusetts.  The connection applies to any descendants of David Palmer and Susan Shurtleff.   The connection is to John Howland and John Tilley, his wife and daughter Elizabeth.   After arriving,  John Howland married Elizabeth Tilley.
 

 
Important Notes:

The connection to Howland  & Tilley is more complicated because both of my grandparents Robert C Cortis and Hildred May Palmer were descendants of David Palmer and Susan Shurtleff.   Therefore I have shown the path for each of my grandparents back to David & Susan and then the common path from Susan to the Mayflower.  

These lineage charts also do not display all of the siblings and offspring of the Family outside my lineage.  As such, you will need to know when one or more generations applies to you. 


The sources for this information include (but are not limited to) :

- Early Generations of the Brewster Family, New England Genealogical and Historical Register, Vol 53,  pgs. 109-113
- A History of the Starr Family of New England,   Burgis Pratt Starr, 1879
- The Brewster Genealogy 1566 - 1907,   Emma C. Brewster Jones,  1908
- History of Gorham, Maine, Hugh Davis McLellan, 1903 
- Notes on Providence Line of the Gorham Family,  NEHGS Journal Vol 54, pgs. 167-171 
- Mayflower Births, Deaths
- U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700,  (Ancestry.com)
-  Connecticut, Birth, Marriage & Death Records, pre-1870 (Barbour Collection - Ancestry.com)
- Connecticut, Deaths and Burials Index, 1650-1934 (Ancestry.com).
- Connecticut, Hale Cemetery Inscriptions and Newspaper Notices, 1629-1934 (Ancestry.com) 
- Various US Federal Census's from both Ancestry.com and Family Search.org
- Military Records from Fold3.com
- Various Vital  Records applicable towns in Massachusetts, Connecticut and Rhode Isalnd ( NEHGS-American Ancestors.org,
Ancestry.com & FamilySearch.org)
- Assorted other pieces of info from FamilySearch.org, Ancestry.com, AmericanAncestors.org, Fold3.com





Line of Descendancy from William Brewster to Hildred May Palmer

  1 William Brewster   

... + Mary Smythe 

......2 William Brewster (Mayflower) 
    + Mary (Mayflower) 

.........3 Jonathan Brewster (about 1593 - 1661) b: Abt. 1593 in En, d: 1661 in Preston, New London, Connecticut
+ Lucretia Oldham ( - 1679) b: Da, m: 10 Apr 1624 in United States, d: 1679

............4 Hannah Brewster (1641 - 1713) b: 1641 in MA, d: 17 Dec 1713

+ Samuel Starr (1640 - about 1688) b: 1640, m: 23 Dec 1664 in New London, Connecticut, USA,
 d: Abt. 1688

..................5 Jonathan Starr (1674 - 1747) b: 23 Feb 1673/74 in New London, Connecticut, USA, d: 26 Aug 1747 in
Groton, New London, Connecticut
+ Elizabeth Morgan (1678 - 1763) b: 1678, m: 12 Jan 1699 in Groton, Connecticut, USA, d: 1763


.....................6 Hannah Starr (1710 - 1795) b: 10 Dec 1710 in Groton, d: 1795 in Groton, Ct.
+ John Mills (1693 - ) b: 1693 in Massachusetts, m: Bef. 1747 in Groton, New London County,
   Connecticut, USA

.........................7 Edward Mills (before 1747 - 1781) b: Bef. 04 Apr 1747 in Groton, New London,  Connecticut, USA, d: 07 Sep 1781
at Fort Griswold, Connecticut
+ Hannah Avery (1754 - ) b: 14 Apr 1754 in Preston, Connecticut

............................8 Lucy Mills (1777 - 1859) b: 1777 in Groton, Connecticut, d: 19 Oct 1859 in Nobletown, Pennsylvania
+ Giles Dayton (1776 - 1855) b: 24 Feb 1776 in North Haven, Connecticut, d: 15 Oct 1855 in Blandford, Massachusetts

.................................9 Milo Mills Dayton (1800 - 1885) b: 27 Oct 1800 in Blandford, Massachusetts, d: 04 May 1885 in
 Russell, Massachusetts, USA

+  Cynthia Loomis (1819 - 1899) b: 24 Jan 1819 in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA,
 m: 29 Nov 1839, 
d: 15 Mar 1899 in Blandford, Massachusetts, USA


......................................10 Orlando Wallace Dayton (1842 - 1909) b: 08 May 1842 in Blandford, Hampden, Massachusetts,
 d: 13 Jan 1909 in Blandford, Massachusetts, USA

+ Olivia Samantha Holcomb (1849 - 1921) b: 25 Feb 1849 in Blandford, Hampden, Massachusetts,
m: 28 Sep 1872 in Russell, Hampden, Massachusetts, d: 03 May 1921 in Blandford, Hampden, Massachusetts. 

............................................11 Rosina May Dayton (1880 - 1967) b: 31 Oct 1880 in Blandford, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA,
 d: 13 Jan 1967 in Russell, Ma.
+ Herbert Bradford Palmer (1876 - 1958) b: 18 Aug 1876 in Russell, Hampden, Massachusetts
 m: 05 Jan 1898 in Russell, Massachusetts, USA, d: 21 Mar 1958 in Russell, Ma.

................................................12 Hildred May Palmer (1900 - 2000)  b: 02 Aug 1900 in Russell, Massachusetts,
 d: 14 Dec 2000 in Agawam, Massachusetts
+ Robert Chester Cortis (1892-1969)  b: 02 Dec 1892 in Russell, Hampden Massachusetts,  m: 08 Oct 1919,
 d. 21 Oct 1969 in Russell, Massachusetts.




Line of Descendancy for John Tilly and John Howland to Susan Shurtleff, wife of David Palmer

1 John Tilley    (Mayflower Passenger)
+ Joan Hurst Tilley (Mayflower)

.........2 Elizabeth Tilley (Mayflower Passenger)
+ John Howland    (Mayflower Passenger)

...............3 Desire Howland b: Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA, d: 13 Oct 1683 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA
+ John Gorham b: Bef. 28 Jan 1621 in England, d: 05 Feb 1675 in Swansea, Bristol, Massachusetts

......................4 Jabez Gorham b: 03 Aug 1656 in Barnstable, Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA, d: 20 Apr 1725 in Bristol, Rhode Island    + Hannah Sturgis b: 22 Dec 1654 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts,  m: 1676 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts, d: 17 Oct 1736 in Yarmouth, Barnstable, Massachusetts


............................5 Jabez Gorham b: 31 Jan 1684 in Bristol, Bristol, Rhode Island, United States, d: 21 Nov 1745 in Bristol, Bristol, Massachusetts 
+ Leah Littlefield b: 16 Sep 1687 in Wells, York County, Maine, m: 1707 in Maine,
 d: 13 May 1739 in Bristol, Bristol County, Rhode Island

.....................................6 Nathan Gorham b: 08 Jan 1725 in Bristol, Bristol, Rhode Island, USA
+ Susanna Kelly m: 14 May 1751 in Bristol, Rhode Island

............................................7 Joseph Gorham b: 28 Sep 1751 in Canterbury, Ct, d: 16 Dec 1825 in Montgomery, Hampden, Massachusetts + Hannah Staples b: 09 Aug 1749 in Pomfret, Ct., m: 08 Jan 1773, d: Oct 1829 in Montgomery, Massachusetts

......................................................8 Susanna Gorham b: 08 May 1777 in Canterbury, Ct, d: 12 Mar 1851 in Salt Lake City, Utah + Elisha Shurtleff b: 31 Mar 1774 in North Bolton, Ct., m: 13 Nov 1796 in
Montgomery, Hampden, Massachusetts, 
d: 21 Jun 1828 in Russell, Massachusetts
.

..............................................................9 Susan Shurtleff b: 25 Jul 1808, d: 14 Dec 1884 in Russell, Ma.
David Palmer b: 02 Mar 1804 in Russell, Ma., m: 01 Jan 1826 in Westfield, Hampden
Massachusetts, USA,  d: 02 Aug 1886 in Russell, Ma.


Line of Descendancy for Susan Shurtleff  to Robert Chester Cortis


1 Susan Shurtleff b: 25 Jul 1808, d: 14 Dec 1884 in Russell, Massachusetts
+ David Palmer b: 02 Mar 1804 in Russell, Massachusetts., m: 01 Jan 1826 in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts,
d: 02 Aug 1886 in Russell, Massachusetts.

............2 Henry Palmer b: 01 Dec 1846 in Russell, Hampden, Massachusetts,  d: 16 May 1917 in Russell, Hampden, Massachusetts
+ Emma S. Daniels b: 13 Jul 1852 in North Becket, Berkshire, Massachusetts, m: 13 Nov 1867, d: 17 Sep 1941 in Russell, 
Hampden County, Massachusetts

....................3 Nettie Grace Palmer b: 08 Jan 1870 in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA, d: 18 Dec 1932 in Russell, Ma.
+ Fernando Francis Cortis b: 16 Nov 1860 in Russell, Ma., m: 24 Apr 1889 in Russell, Ma., d: 13 Apr 1911 in Russell, Massachusetts

...............................4 Robert Chester Cortis b: 02 Dec 1892 in Russell, Ma., d: 21 Oct 1969 in Russell, Ma.
+ Hildred May Palmer    
b: 02 Aug 1900 in Russell, Massachusetts, m: 08 Oct 1919 in Blandford, Ma.
  d: 14 Dec 2000 in Agawam, Massachusett
s.




Line of Descendancy of Susan Shurtleff  to Hildred May Palmer

1 Susan Shurtleff b: 25 Jul 1808, d: 14 Dec 1884 in Russell, Ma.
+ David Palmer b: 02 Mar 1804 in Russell, Ma., m: 01 Jan 1826 in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA,
d: 02 Aug 1886 in Russell, Massachusetts

..............2 Bradford William Palmer b: 28 Jul 1837 in Russell, Ma., d: 29 Sep 1920 in Russell, Hampden, Massachusetts
+ Anna May Kelley b: 22 Apr 1854 in Worcester, Ma., m: 13 May 1874 in Westfield, Hampden, Massachusetts
d: 31 Oct 1929 in Russell, Massachusetts.

.........................3 Herbert Bradford Palmer b: 18 Aug 1876 in Russell, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA, d: 21 Mar 1958 in Russell, Ma.
+ Rosina May Dayton b: 31 Oct 1880 in Blandford, Hampden, Massachusetts, USA, m: 05 Jan 1898,
d: 13 Jan 1967 in Russell, Massachusetts
.

.....................................4 Hildred May Palmer b: 02 Aug 1900 in Russell, Massachusetts, d: 14 Dec 2000 in Agawam, Massachusetts
+ Robert Chester Cortis b: 02 Dec 1892 in Russell, Ma., m: 08 Oct 1919 in Blandford, Ma.
  d: 21 Oct 1969 in Russell, Massachusetts