Martha’s Vineyard History & Roots

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Martha’s Vineyard Roots: Direct Descendent from Four Mayflower Ancestors

My great grandmother, Helen A. Mayhew, was a direct descendent of four Mayflower ancestors. The Mayhew family governed Martha’s Vineyard (MV) first through Thomas Mayhew in 1641. My great great grandfather, James Albion Mayhew, was born and raised in Chilmark and was a MV fisherman. Read more…

Caroline Hillman’s May Basket ~ May Day c.1848

Caroline Hillman’s May Basket ~ May Day c.1848

Caroline Hillman received this poem attached to her May Day Basket, c. 1848. She would have been around 16 years old. Wonder if the basket was left by Joseph Nickerson? Read more…

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