Monday, November 13, 2023

Hunter & Tyson Cousins Another Claim to Fame!

 Hunter Cousins,

Here we go again. Another claim to fame, almost.
My 8th great grandmother through the Tyson line is Desire Doty (1645-1731). She lived in Plymouth, Massachusetts. If you are a first cousin, once removed, she is your 9th great grandmother.
OK. So far.
Her husband, our progenitor is William Sherman (1639-1680). (Not the William Sherman, the Yankee general)
After William died she married Israel Holmes (1642-1684) in 1681. He died 3 years later.
Then she married Alexander Standish (1626-1702) in 1686.
In the back of my mind I remembered a Miles Standish, in colonel literature. I googled Alexander Miles and sure ‘nuff his father is Myles Standish.
Here is what
Here is partly what Wikipedia said about Myles aka Miles Standish, Our Step-9th great grandpaw:
Several towns and military installations have been named for Standish, and monuments have been built in his memory. One of the best known depictions of him in popular culture was the 1858 poem The Courtship of Miles Standish by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow. The highly fictionalized story presents him as a timid romantic.[10] It was extremely popular in the 19th century and played a significant role in cementing the Pilgrim story in US culture..

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