Mayflower Society # 85879

I was accepted on August 7th into the Mayflower Society. I am a documented descendant of William White. I received my membership documentation this past Friday. My dear Sister (thank you Nancy) did all of the research ... I piggy-backed on her research. The above is not my certificate, but mine looks just about the same ... except it says William White as my Mayflower ancestor. 

Observations (and this is important): "But as many as received Him, to them He gave the right to become children of God, to those who believe in His name: who were born, not of blood, nor of the will of the flesh, nor of the will of man, but of God." (John 1:12-13) and "Therefore He who supplies the Spirit to you and works miracles among you, does He do it by the works of the law, or by the hearing of faith?— just as Abraham 'believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.' Therefore know that only those who are of faith are sons of Abraham" (Galatians 3:5-7)

The Gospel is clear in the above New Testament verses (and the following):
  • Being "born again" (John chapter 3) is the most  important birth and the most significant lineage!
  • A person becomes a child of God by faith (expressed as receiving Christ Jesus as Savior and Lord) in John 1:12-13
  • Abraham's faith saved him - "Abraham 'believed God, and it was accounted to him for righteousness.'" - All who are saved today or throughout history have been saved the same way!
  • The Gospel:
    • "This is a faithful saying and worthy of all acceptance, that Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am chief." (1 Timothy 1:15)
    • "For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures" (1 Corinthians 15:3-5)
    • "And He commanded us to preach to the people, and to testify that it is He who was ordained by God to be Judge of the living and the dead. To Him all the prophets witness that, through His name, whoever believes in Him will receive remission of sins.” Acts 10:42-44
The Mayflower Society is somewhat of an exclusive club and only verified descendants of the Mayflower Pilgrims may join. But the better "club" is "the general assembly and church of the firstborn who are registered in heaven" (Hebrews 12:23


  1. from sister: The second Mayflower line has been approved to Stephen Hopkins. Look him up on wiki. He was an interesting guy. We are related through his daughter, Constance. Interesting that both of grandma Beulah's parents were related to mayflower, Edna thru Stephen Hopkins and Charles van vranken thru wm white. Love sis

  2. From my sister today:

    Our families in America - some of known ships to America

    1. John Peat - ship Hopewell on 4/1/1635 - dad Alvah Peet
    2. Stephen hopkins - ship Mayflower in 1620 - Edna Higgins - grandma Beulah (mom)
    3. William white - ship Mayflower in 1620 - Caleb van Vranken - grandma Beulah (mom)
    4. Claus Van Vranken - ship unknown to America in 1634 or 1635 - grandma Beulah (mom)
    5. Samuel Morse (not inventor) - ship Increase on 4/15/1635 - grandma Beulah (mom)

    Through this Morse we are related to (sometimes cousins) Calvin Coolidge, George Bush, Emily Dickinson, wild bill Hickok and Richard Nixon

    6. Richard Higgins -ship Wm & Francis in June 1632 - Edna Higgins - grandma Beulah (mom)
    7. Richard Lewis - born England 1625 and died in America 1708 - so in America by 1650 or so - Deetta Lewis - dad's mom

    Here seven family lines that were in America 350 to 400 years ago

    PEET - dad
    Hopkins - mom
    White - mom
    Van Vranken - mom
    Morse - mom
    Higgins - mom
    Lewis - dad

    See John PEET and Samuel morse arrived in Boston in April 1635, just two weeks apart these were mom and Dad's family. They may have even known each other way back then or perhaps not.

  3. I've just discovered that I may also be a descendent of William White, through his son Peregrine and grandson Jonathan. Can you put me in touch with your sister? Thanks!


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