12th Generation. Really.

Society of Mayflower Descendants

In the State of California


405 Fourteenth Street

Terrace Level

Oakland CA  94612-2704


Mrs. Vermeulen,


Enclosed is the final copy of your Mayflower papers.  Please check it over for correctness; make suggestions on a separate sheet of paper (not on the paper).


Sign in Black Ink.


If you have received the death certificate for your Grandmother Gladys Eddy-please send when you return the signed paper to the Oakland Office.


Also, a copy of your husband’s birth certificate would be appreciated.


It will be sent to Plymouth for the General Historian’s approval.


Thank you,

Myrtle Savage

Co-Historian, CA


I’m the 11th generation from a fellow named William White.  From Mayflowerhistory.com:

William and his wife Susanna came on the Mayflower in 1620 with son Resolved; Susanna gave birth to son Peregrine while the Mayflower was still anchored off the top of Cape Cod waiting for the Pilgrims to discover a place to build their colony.  William died the first winter, on the same day as three other passengers, including William Mullins.  His wife Susanna remarried to Edward Winslow a few months later, being the first marriage to occur at Plymouth.

Resolved is my ancestor.  I’m liking that name.


verb, -solved, -solv⋅ing, noun
–verb (used with object)
1. to come to a definite or earnest decision about; determine (to do something): I have resolved that I shall live to the full.


Oh, and I’m running at 7.  Maybe it’s my 10th Great Grandfather’s influence.  Resolved.

*Exciting isn’t it, a special kinda business*

Wishon Cove, at Bass Lake


I’m having a ball posting pictures from my phone with WordPress’ new little gadget.  This is a doctored photo of Wishon Cove, at Bass Lake.  Great vacation.

  • First the run.  God, I was tired.  Drug myself through town, ended up at the Mother Ship (Starbucks), where as I was leaving the restroom, my girls had a Venti iced water waiting for me.  I BIG PUFFY heart them so.  I ran an 11:10 pace, so I was definitely dragging. 
  • I can’t even remember my first three songs today, and I’m way too lazy to go look.  Trying to squeeze out the last ten days of my summer.  Last night rode my bike to my side of the catwalk; the boys were with Dad on HIS side.  We met at the top.  Pretty cool, in my opinion. 
  • My Husker pal Lisa, turned me on to the Olympics ATT Music website.  If you want some kickass running music, go there.  Three Doors Down, the Champion in Me is featured today.
  • Mayflower Madness:  My Dad has been working on the Geneology for the special Mayflower Heiress Descendant designation.  He finally gets it all sent in to the person who will fine-tooth-comb it.  She writes:

Thank you for all the documentation which you sent.  However, there are still some items needed:

Gen 7:  Stutson/Stetson Eaton

            Documentation is needed that names his parents:  Acc to Familysearch.org  his birth is listed on Film # 1000500  Index of early to 1900 births, his marriage is on Film # 1000989.  I don’t know if you are near to a Mormon Family History Center where you could order the films…if not, please let me know.
I found his cem record in Waupaca Co., WI Dayton township in the Crystal Lake Cemetery with the date 08 Nov 1870.  It also states that Almira is buried there, but gives no further information.

The following death certificates are needed:

Gen 8:  Mary Eaton Fuller
Gen 9:  Myra Fuller Eddy
            Walter Eddy
Gen 10: Allan Eddy
             Gladys Eddy

Was Abel Eaton in the Rev. War?

Thank You, M*****S******, Historian.

My Dad replies:

The death certificates are no problem although they will cost $12.00 apiece.  You might ask M***** why the death certificates are critical to the genealogy proof.   I’m just curious and we’ll get it if necessary.  I thought the information I sent that tied them into the family tree was pretty solid.  I sent pictures of all five of the grave sites and I personally attended the funerals of Walter, Myra, Allan, and Gladys so I know they are all dead!


For some reason, that just had me laughing out loud.

*From OPP, Naughty by Nature, which was my last song this morning*