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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.
Robert I, known as Robert the Bruce, was the king of the Scots who secured Scotland's independence from England. 21 G. Grandfather

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Roger Whiting
Ebenezer Adams


Thanks so much for the transfer of Ebenezer Adams to my care; certainly didn't expect this. Happy to get his bio information added, the transfer is quite a bonus.

Thanks again for your kindness and consideration.

Added by Roger Whiting on Feb 28, 2017 8:45 PM
Paul Hough
Michael Waddell
Thank you for your effort in looking Michael Waddell's stone.

Added by Paul Hough on Feb 21, 2017 7:05 AM
Christian H. Heck et al
James, thank you for your time and effort in obtaining then sharing you photo of Christian and family's tombstone. Words cannot fully express the gratitude felt for your efforts. Again, many thanks!!!

Added by Karma on Feb 15, 2017 5:43 AM
Thadd & Mabel Jackson
Thanks so much for finding my 2nd great uncle, Thadd Jackson, and his wife Mabel in the Jersey Shore Cemetery. I really appreciate your help!
Added by BustedFlipper on Feb 14, 2017 8:04 PM
William Donahey
Elda Powell
Thank you James.
Added by William Donahey on Feb 14, 2017 5:07 PM
Charles A Welch 78813533
Thanks for letting me know I posted the wrong picture. He now has the correct photo and Elizabeth's is on hers
Added by ASB on Feb 04, 2017 6:06 AM
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
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