When I did my DNA Ancestry check I discovered that my 9th great-grandfather was Resolved White. I am eternally grateful that God saved him through the difficult times he and his family endured during the first few years here in America. I hope to meet him some day.
The most important takeaway from this article is that the Pilgrims were chosen and truly inspired by God to set the stage for the restoration of the Gospel. "Thanks be to God!"
I, too, have Pilgrim ancestors, through Capt. Myles Standish and John Alden. The fact that tens of millions of other Americans have similar ancestry is somehow very comforting. The troubles we are currently going through will not defeat us; our family ties bind us, even if we aren't currently aware of them. Those on the other side of the veil are always with us, cheering us on.
It is a very small world!!! I am also a descendant of William White, through his son, Peregrine, the first baby to be born from the Mayflower party in America. It is so exciting to read of our ancestors, and their strength and endurance help to bolster my courage. It also enlarges my gratitude to our Heavenly Father for giving us this great, choice land, and for all the comforts we enjoy that our ancestors did not.
Thanks for the article. I just read Tim Ballard’s book and it is excellent. I know we all look to the Mayflower passengers as the ultimate American pedigree but I also love those that came on the Fortune in 1621 and the Anne in 1623. They stayed behind to help raise more money and make more preparations. They were needed reinforcements for those that went on the Mayflower. We have ancestors that were on all three and I stand in awe with a heart full of gratitude for who they were and the sacrifices that they made. Happy Thanksgiving!!
I thoroughly enjoyed "The Pilgrim Hypothesis". Full of things to think about and ponder. Many areas to be thankful for.
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