Henry Samson – Overlooked Pilgrim Ancestor

By Stacy B. C. Wood, Jr.

At Compact Day and Thanksgiving Day celebrations when we are asked to stand as the names of our Pilgrim ancestors are read from the list of Compact signers, Henry Samson is often omitted. Have you been one of the ones not invited to “rise to the occasion” and honor your Pilgrim? Why do he, Richard More, and others get left out? Continue reading “Henry Samson – Overlooked Pilgrim Ancestor”

Samson/Sampson Books

by Stacy B. C. Wood, Jr.

The Sampson Family – Genealogical Memoirs of the Sampson Family of America From the Arrival of the Mayflower in 1620, to the Present Time Including a Biographical Sketch of Deborah Sampson, the Heroine of the Revolution by John Adams Vinton (Boston, MA, Henry W. Dutton & Son: 1864), 136 pages. Facsimile copy available on line. Also available online with a searchable CD. Continue reading “Samson/Sampson Books”

Review: Desperate Crossing, The Untold Story of the Mayflower

Review by Valeria Reckert

Desperate Crossing

“It’s a story familiar to most of us from school. And in many ways, the story of the passengers on the Mayflower is like that of every immigrant who has come to America to start a new life. Yet the true story of the Pilgrims is far more complex than the one most of us learned as children – and also more intriguing. This is a decades-long epic tale, filled with real drama, tragedy, and inspiration..” from The History Channel. Continue reading “Review: Desperate Crossing, The Untold Story of the Mayflower”