Kindred Events and Meetings
May 21, 2021 - 11:AM Pacific Time - Board of Managers Meeting on Zoom.
September 8-11, 2021 - Save the Date! - GBOA 2021 - Plymouth, MA
The Pilgrim Henry Samson Kindred (PHSK)
by Guy Moellendorf, PHSK newsletter editor.
The Pilgrim Henry Samson Kindred (PHSK) is interested in the descent of both Pilgrim Henry Samson of the Mayflower, and the early Plymouth emigrant Abraham Sampson. They are cousins, the grandsons of John Samson of Henlow, Bedfordshire, England.
Over the last few months, the PHSK board members have been very busy meeting via Zoom. We held our official Triennial Meeting on 11 Sept 2020, as required by our Bylaws.
Much work has been accomplished, and friendships made. The entire 2020-2023 Officer List is now FULL!! Each meeting has had a quorum which allows us to vote on official business matters. The list of 2020-2023 Officers is found in our newsletter.
After extensive research using Duxbury records, Duxbury resident, local historian and PHSK member, Mr. Lamont Healy, discovered the probable Pilgrim Henry Samson homesite location. In 2017, PHSK funded the field work which included using ground penetrating radar to support the search process.
In 2018 the homesite’s probable location was found to be under the garage of an existing residence. Mr. Healy authored a chapter about the discovery in the recently published book, Duxbury Our Pilgrim Story. On page 45 of the book there is a new map of the Great Land Division of 1627. This is a great contribution to our Pilgrim history.
Another article in the book was written by PHSK member, Muriel Cushing, about her Delano Family.
We have expanded our Education Office to a committee of four. They will work with the website masters and the newsletter Editor for articles regarding the Samson/Sampson Family.
Because of Zoom, we are now quite a vibrant Kindred, looking forward to the rest of 2020 and 2021. Our next in-person meeting is scheduled for 10 Sept 2021, at Plymouth, MA, on the Friday before the GSMD Board of Assistants meeting. After the meeting we will tour the Samson Homesite and Alden House.
Genealogical information on both Henry and Abraham is available for download on our website.
We welcome new members. Annual dues are a modest $15. Members receive our newsletter and invitations to our meetings.