I loved Momma --but what most of you that knew her don't know was that she could be quite a snob at times. She was very proud of having the lineage to be a DAR member and even prouder of being a Daughter of the Texas Revolution BUT she was the proudest of being a descendant of the Mayflower. YES that is correct I am a direct descendant of the Pilgrims. She was a member of the Pilgrim Doty Society which was all the descendants of this pilgrim. After all these years---there are quite a few of us.
When reading her material--I made the following discoveries---which I gave her a hard time about till she left us:
1. Pilgrim Doty was the first man put in stocks in the New World.
2. He came over as an indentured servant---because he lacked the funds to pay his fare.
3. When he finally married, his wife had the first pre-nup in the New World.
NO WONDER---we are who we are--
A little naughty
Basically Middle Class
BUT still we did come over on the Mayflower!