The primary purpose of this web-site is to link the members of the Northeast Colony with each other and those other web-sites that may enhance their further genealogical search for their Mayflower roots. The secondary purpose is to inform and guide any potential new members in the search and documentation of their lines of descent from the Pilgrims that arrived in this country aboard the Mayflower in 1620. In addition, we hope to encourage everyone with an interest in our Pilgrim forefathers to pursue that interest and learn more about their place in our country's history. The accurate portrayal of those historic events is a fundamental basis for our society's existence.
The Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of North Carolina is divided into six colonies - the Northeast Colony, the Southeast Colony, the Central Colony, the Piedmont Colony, the Charlotte Colony, and the Western Colony. They are depicted in the map below. Our state society was chartered in 1924 by the General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD), located in Plymouth, MA. The GSMD was founded in 1897.
The Northeast Colony is comprised of those members of the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of North Carolina living in the northeast portion of the state of North Carolina, namely within the county boundaries of the following twenty-one counties:
Beaufort Edgecombe Northampton Bertie Gates Pamlico Camden Greene Pasquotank Chowan Halifax Perquimans Craven Hertford Pitt Currituck Hyde Tyrell Dare Martin Washington
Plymouth, North Carolina is located within our colony in Washington County.
Mayflower Compact - signed on 21 Nov 1620 aboard the Mayflower, lying at anchor, at Cape Cod - before landing at Plymouth (has list of signers - only the adult men). This is the first document establishing a democratic government in the New World.
Will of Mary (Chilton) Winslow - many of our members are descendants of this woman, who as a 15 year old teenager sailed aboard the Mayflower. Her father, James Chilton, was one of the signers of the Mayflower Compact. Her father died at Cape Cod shortly after signing the document. Her mother, Susanna Furner, died during the first terrible winter (along with half of the other colonists). Mary lived with the Myles Standish family until about 1625 when she married John Winslow (brother to Edward and Gilbert Winslow). John Winslow arrived in 1621 aboard the Fortune. According to many, Mary was the first to step onto Plymouth Rock when the Pilgrims landed at Plymouth.
Caleb Johnson's Mayflower Web Pages - has interesting information about our Mayflower heritage.
General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD) - in Plymouth, MA.
Canadian Society of Mayflower Descendants - Susan Roser, the Canadian Historian, has an excellent group of articles that she has published in the Canadian Pilgrim during her fifteen years as the editor.
Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Florida
Florida Mayflower's William Mullins Colony - in Gainesville and Ocala, Florida.
Florida Mayflower's James Chilton Colony - in The Villages, Florida (South of Ocala).
Society of Mayflower Descendants - Missouri - an excellent teacher's study guide can be found here.
Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of North Carolina - our state society site.
Society of Mayflower Descendants in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania - one of the original four state societies (NY, CT, MA, & PA).
North Carolina Genealogical Society (NCGS) - a past President of NCGS, John Oden, was one of our colony members until he passed away in 2003.
North Carolina DAR - There are many chapters within our colony. Please go to the DAR state site and select the one nearest you.
General George Washington Chapter of the North Carolina SAR
NCGenWeb - part of the USGenWeb Project.
Historic Bath County NCGenWeb - part of the NCGenWeb & USGenWeb Project.
Dr. Patricia Moseley Stanford's Mayflower Society Web Site for Kids - Dr. Pat is a Past Governor for the California Mayflower Society and the present General Society Chair for Junior Members. Her site has many items of iterest for kids.
Pilgrim John Howland Society - has info about the new Shallop Elizabeth Tilley.
Dr. Mike Haywood's Mayflower Art - has many excellent paintings of Mayflower theme.
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If you have any comments or suggestions, or if you just want to say hello, please e-mail me. If you found any links not working, please let me know. URL's change from time to time, and sometimes I don't hear about it.
If you want information about membership in our society, please contact the state society Membership Chairperson, Jean Slater [Phone: (704) 542-1909]. If you send membership queries to me, it will only delay a response to you in that I must in turn forward your request to Jean. She has all of the latest, and most authoritative, information on that subject. Also, it must be noted that to be a member in one of our colonies, you must first be a member of the state society.
If you want information about the Northeast Colony, please do e-mail me for that.
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