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New Jersey, Cold Spring, Cape May Co.

1992 — Passengers of the Mayflower Plaque, Old Brick Church, Cold Spring, NJ
The New Jersey Mayflower Society placed a bronze plaque that reads:  “In Recognition and Honor of / THE PASSENGERS ON THE MAYFLOWER / PRESENTED / MAY 17, 1992 / By / Society of Mayflower Descendants / State of New Jersey” in this 1823 Presbyterian Church. Because John and Elizabeth Tilley Howland’s granddaughter (daughter of Desire) Hannah Gorham married Joseph Whilldin/Wheldon and then moved to Cape May Co., NJ, it is said that there are more Mayflower Descendants buried in its cemetery than anywhere else outside Massachusetts. Their daughter Hannah Whilldin married, first, Thomas Leaming. Besides Leaming, following generation surnames include Eldredge, Doubleday, Garlick, Stites, Hughs, and Hand.