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James E. Welch (#47006151)
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Bio Photo Descendant of MAYFLOWER Pilgrim's
8G Grandson of
William BRADFORD FAG #124
9G Grandson of
Francis COOKE FAG #34825341
9G Grandson of
John BILLINGTON FAG #34837709
10G Grandnephew of
William Brewster FAG #16195888

The following Mayflower Pilgrims appear in my family tree and are related through marriage.
John Alden, Priscilla Mullins, Isaac Allerton, Peter Browne, James Chilton, Edward Doty, Francis Eaton, Edward Fuller, Stephen Hopkins, Constance Hopkins, John Howland, William Latham, Henry Sampson, George Soule, Myles Standish, Thomas Rogers and Richard Warren.

William PENN, First Governor of Pennsylvania.
Cousin (2C9R)
Mary Edwards WALKER, Civil War Union Surgeon, Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient. (only woman) Cousin (6C3R)
James Abram GARFIELD, 20th President of the United States. Cousin (6C3R)
George Herbert Walker BUSH, 41st President of the United States. Cousin (9C1R)
George Walker BUSH, 43rd President of the United States. Cousin (10C1R).
Norma Jean BAKER, Actress know as Marilyn Monroe. (9th Cousin)
Julia CHILD (Julia Carolyn McWilliams) Television personality & legendary television Chef. (8th Cousin)
George EASTMAN, Founded the Eastman Kodak Company & invented Roll Film.
Cousin (5C2R)
Clinton "Clint" EASTWOOD, Movie Actor and Director. Cousin (8C2R)
Hugh Marston HEFNER "Playboy Magazine" (8th Cousin)
Anna Mary ROBERTSON (Moses) "Grandma" Moses Renowned American Folk Artist. Cousin (7C3R)
Noah WEBSTER Compiler of Webster's Dictonary. Cousin (3C5R)
Deborah SAMPSON (3C6R) fought in the American Revolution disguised as the soldier Robert Shurtlieff married Benjamin Gannett.
Emily Elizabeth Dickinson (6C3R) American Poet.

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Morton Hurt
9th GR Grandson of William Bradford
Morning Jim,

What a find. I have been studying genealogy for over 10 years. I love moments like this when I suddenly discover a literal treasure trove of family information and connections. I am really at loss for words as it will take me sometime to determine where to go from here.

I am preparing my application to the Descendants of the Mayflower. On my Mom's side of the Family {Harris} I can trace my ties to William Bradford of the Mayflower.

Once I catch my breath I hope we can have future communication. I am also excited to see my connection to ALL the people who have left messages.

Thanks so much.

Added by Morton Hurt on Oct 07, 2016 6:50 AM
Ann Clapgut Budd
Hi James - I'm taking a shot in the dark here. I see you are a descendant of William Budd and Ann Clapgut - they are also my 7G grandparents. There seems to be a lot of confusion around the Clapgut name. I see lots of people listing her as a daughter of John Claypoole. You don't happen to have any insight into this do you?

On an unrelated note, I'm also the 10g grandson of William Brewster.
Added by colest on May 07, 2016 8:23 AM
Paul Roth
Hello James,

I am also descended from your/our SWISHER/SLUSHER line. I don't have the info in front of me at present. Please email me: so we can correspond. I also have a Joseph SWISHER just contacted me today who is possibly connected to our mutual line.

Paul Alan Roth
Added by Paul Roth on Feb 09, 2016 3:32 PM
tina wesie
contributer ID #46493931
I am the 9th great granddaughter of William Bradford.. maybe someday you can share with me who your parents are and so on. my mother: Alice Ann Hughes, her mother is Goldie L Keeton, her father is Clarence E Keeton, his father is David Martin Keeton, his mother was Sarah Bradford.
Added by tina wesie on Nov 14, 2015 7:58 PM
Sophronia Pease Withee
My pleasure, cuz
Added by Sheila on May 30, 2015 4:18 AM
I am also a granddaughter of Francis Cooke, as well as Stephen Hopkins.
Added by Sheila on May 29, 2015 8:28 PM
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I posted a photo here that I thought you might like to see.
Added by Sheila on May 29, 2015 8:25 PM
David E Craig
Edward Cameron Doty
James, I'm David E Craig Find A Grave #48250844.
Edward Cameron Doty is my paternal grandfather of wife of 2nd cousin 9x removed

Birth 14 May 1598 in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States of America

Death 23 Aug 1655 in Plymouth, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States of America

Capt. Theodore Morse Find A Grave Memorial# 5866840 is your 3C7R he is my 3C8R.

We maybe related on some branch or leaf on the tree.
Added by David E Craig on Jan 10, 2015 9:41 AM
Peter Morgan
Mary Cooke
Sorry Jim, her memorial number is 5651223.

Added by Peter Morgan on Apr 23, 2013 10:19 AM
Peter Morgan
Mary Cooke
Hi Jim,

May I have your permission to copy the great photo you took of the marker of my 7th great grand aunt, Mary Cooke Thomson in my family tree? Thanks.

Added by Peter Morgan on Apr 23, 2013 10:14 AM
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