The Pilgrims’ Pastor

Memorial to the Rev. John Robinson at St. Peter's Church in Leyden, Netherlands. (Source: Wikipedia)

I received the following e-mail on December 23 of last year. It hit me like a bolt of lightning out of a clear blue sky.

The e-mail was from my cousin Beth, who lives in Maryland, and who I haven’t seen in many years. She has a deep interest in genealogy, as you’ll see below. Her father, who was my father’s brother, did a lot of research into the family history, and Beth has followed up over the years with research of her own. A portion of  her e-mail, addressed to my brother and me, follows:

Dear Phil and John,

Last night I was able to find four missing generations, thus connecting you directly to the Mayflower.

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