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New Hampshire, Rindge, Cheshire Co.

Altar of the Nations Stone, Cathedral of the Pines, Rindge, NH1958 — Altar of the Nations Stone, Cathedral of the Pines, Rindge, NH
Pieces of Plymouth Rock and Pulpit Rock and a General Society of Mayflower Descendants bronze seal were mounted and dedicated on behalf of the General Society.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Minnesota, Saint Paul, Ramsey Co.

1937 — Pilgrim Memorial Plaque, Minnesota Historical Society, St. Paul, MN
A bronze marker dedicated by the Minnesota State Mayflower Society.

Michigan, Plymouth, Wayne Co.

1967 — Plymouth, England Boulder, Plymouth, MI
The Lord Mayor of Plymouth, England, came to celebrate the centennial of “sister city” Plymouth, MI and presented a boulder from Plymouth Harbor. It has a marker showing the Mayflower and has the dates 1620-1627.

Massachusetts, Middleborough, Plymouth Co.

2005 — Rev. Samuel Fuller (Jr.) Plaque, First Congregational Church, Middleborough, MA
Rev. Samuel Fuller Ca. 1629-1695, son of the Pilgrim Samuel Fuller, was the first minister of the church. The plaque was dedicated by the Fuller Society.

2008 — Rev. Samuel Fuller (Jr.) Plaque, The Samuel Fuller School, First Congregational Church, Middleborough, MA
The Samuel Fuller School opened here in September 2008. Fuller Society members worshiped at the church and presented a plaque and donation to the Samuel Fuller School as part of the annual meeting festivities.

Massachusetts, Truro, Barnstable Co.

Corn Hill Monument, Truro, MA1898 — Pilgrim Spring and Corn Hill Plaques, Truro, MA
Having arrived in Cape Cod Bay, it was here that the Pilgrims drank their first fresh water and discovered a buried cache of Indian corn which provided their first food ashore. The General Society of Mayflower Descendants placed a granite marker commemorating the event atop Corn Hill that reads “Corn Hill – 1620”. In 1900 the Society was deeded all rights to hold in trust of the 50’ x 50’ piece of land.

1920 Corn Hill Monument, Truro, MA
A large monument erected to commemorate the 1620 tercentenary is located at the bottom of the hill. The bronze plaque inscribed “ SIXTEEN PILGRIMS / LED BY / MYLES STANDISH  WILLIAM BRADFORD / STEPHEN HOPKINS AND EDWARD TILLEY / FOUND THE PRECIOUS INDIAN CORN / ON THIS SPOT WHICH THEY CALLED / CORN HILL / NOVEMBER 16, 1620 / ---- / AND SURE IT WAS GOD'S GOOD PROVIDENCE / THAT WE FOUND THIS CORN FOR ELSE WE / WOULD NOT KNOW HOW WE SHOULD HAVE DONE." The taking of the corn by the Pilgrims has led to modern day charges that they stole it and never made restitution to the Indians, a myth that has been disproven by the writings of a prime source, Pilgrim Edward Winslow. Next to the monument is another monument commemorating the longest free flight made August 18, 1929 from Corn Hill lasting 15 minutes and six seconds, surpassing that of Orville Wright at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina.

Massachusetts, Kingston, Plymouth Co.

1900 — Bradford Boulder and Plaque, Kingston, MA
Presented to the Massachusetts State Society from historian and author William T. Davis on behalf of the donors (unnamed).

Pilgrim John Howland's Homestead Site and Plaque, Rocky Nook, Kingston MA1920 — Pilgrim John Howland's Homestead Site and Plaque, Rocky Nook, Kingston MA
The Pilgrim John Howland Society purchased the four acre site of John Howland's homestead where he and his wife Elizabeth lived from 1638-1672/3 and erected a seven foot high granite monument with an image in relief of the Mayflower at its top. The inscription reads: HERE STOOD THE HOME OF JOHN HOWLAND / AND HIS WIFE / ELIZABETH TILLEY HOWLAND FROM 1638 UNTIL HIS DEATH FEBRUARY 2, 1673 / BOTH WERE PASSENGERS IN THE SHIP "MAYFLOWER" / -------- / IN GRATEFUL REMEMBRANCE THIS LAND HAS BEEN BOUGHT / BY THEIR DESCENDANTS, AND THIS MEMORIAL ERECTED / UPON THE 300TH ANNIVERSARY OF THEIR LANDING / AT PLYMOUTH, MASS. / 1620-1920.  In 1937 excavations revealed the foundation, hearth, household utensils, and a tasset (armor thigh plate). In 1949-50 the Howland Society purchased the 23 ½ acre Joseph Howland homestead across the road. In 1959-60 a dig located what are believed to have been the structures of sons Joseph and James in the new acres. The 1959 dig discovered a rare and uncommon spoon from which a mold was made and copies cast. The latest dig was started in 1998 by the University of Virginia and continues, most recently, for a week each August. A model of John Howland's homestead is displayed in the Jabez Howland House.

Joseph Howland Home Site, Rocky Nook, Kingston, MA1968 — Joseph Howland Home Site, Rocky Nook, Kingston, MA
Engraved bolder on opposite side of the road from the site of his father’s house and farm reads: HISTORIC SITE / OF THE 1678 HOME / OF JOSEPH HOWLAND / WHO LIVED HERE UNTIL HIS DEATH / IN 1703/4 / HE WAS THE SON OF JOHN HOWLAND / A PASSENGER ON THE MAYFLOWER / WHO PURCHASED THIS PROPERTY / IN 1638 / ERECTED IN 1963 BY THE / PILGRIM JOHN HOWLAND SOCIETY. Joseph was married to Elizabeth Southworth who died in 1717.

 

 

 

Massachusetts, Salem, Essex Co.

Jane More Grave Stone, The Old Burying Point, Salem MA1676 — First Wife of Richard More Grave Stone, The Old Burying Point, Salem MA
The original grave stone of the first wife of the Pilgrim Richard More has a death's head beneath which is the Latin inscription translating to "today for me, tomorrow for you":
HODIE MIHI CRAS TIBI / CHRISTIAN WIFE / TO RICHARD MORE / AGED 60 YEARS / DECd MARCH Ye 18 / 1676



1686 — Jane More Grave Stone, The Old Burying Point, Salem MA
Jane, whose maiden name is unknown, was the widow Crumpton before marrying Richard More. The stone has a tympanum displaying a soul effigy and a border with figs and half moons on the finials. Punctuation given as on the stone. It reads: JANE . SECOND / WIFE . TO CAPT / RICHARD, MORE / SENR, AGED 55 / YEARS . DEPARTED / THIS LIFE Ye / 8 OF, OCTOBER / 1686




Pilgrim Richard More Grave Stone, The Old Burying Point, Salem MA1696 — Pilgrim Richard More Grave Stone, The Old Burying Point, Salem MA
This grave stone is significant because it is the only stone of a Mayflower passenger placed at the time of burial. It reads: HERE / LYETH BURIED / Ye BODY OF CAPT / RICHARD MORE / AGED 84 YEARS / DIED 1692 / A MAYFLOWER / PILGRIM. The erroneous date and "a Mayflower Pilgrim" are later additions. More was alive as of March 29, 1694 and "lately deceased" as of April 20, 1696.




1950 — Pilgrim Richard Moore Plaque, Salem, MA
A bronze plaque on stone reads: IN MEMORY OF / RICHARD MORE / ONLY MAYFLOWER PILGRIM TO SETTLE IN SALEM / HE WAS RECEIVED AN INHABITANT JAN.1.1637-38 / THIS TABLET MARKS THE SITE OF HIS / HOME AND WARF. / PLACED BY / COLONEL TIMOTHY PICKERING CHAPTER / DAUGHTERS OF THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION / JUNE 14, 1950. / SPONSORED BY / MRS. AROLINE C. GOVE. There is a DAR logo in the lower left corner.

Massachusetts, Provincetown, Barnstable Co.

Pilgrim Monument, Provincetown, MA1910 — Pilgrim Monument, Provincetown, MA
In 1906 the General Society recommended that each State Mayflower Society contribute a suitably engraved stone for insertion in the proposed monument. President Theodore Roosevelt laid the cornerstone in 1907, and on 5 August 1910 the completed 252' monument was dedicated by President William Howard Taft. It was then second in height only to the Washington Monument. The doorstep of the Eastham, MA, home of Plymouth Colony Governor (1634 and frequently thereafter) Thomas Prence is in the threshold of the west entrance. http://www.pilgrim-monument.org

1960 — Pilgrim Memorial Highway, Massachusetts
Twenty-one years after the General Society endeavored to promote plans for a "Pilgrim Memorial Parkway" from Marshfield to Provincetown, Massachusetts Route 3A was finally named "Pilgrims Highway" with the signing into law of a Bill by Governor Furculo.

 

 

 

 

 

Massachusetts, Fairhaven

John Cooke Plaque, Fairhaven MA1895 — John Cooke Plaque, Fairhaven MA
John Cooke was a son of Pilgrim Francis Cooke An inhabitant of Plymouth until 1659, he was owner of the land at Oxford as well as a resident of Fairhaven where he was the first white settler. He became a Representative to the General Court and a Baptist minister. He died about 1695, and is purported to be buried at Burial Hill [at Fairhaven]. The boulder is in Cook Memorial Park, Plymouth Avenue, Oxford, Poverty Point Area, Fairhaven, and, below an image of the Mayflower, reads: AD 1620 / SACRED TO THE MEMORY OF / JOHN COOKE / LAST SURVIVING MALE PILGRIM / OF THOSE WHO CAME OVER IN THE / MAYFLOWER / THE FIRST WHITE SETTLER OF THIS TOWN / AND THE PIONEER IN ITS RELIGIOUS / MORAL AND BUSINESS LIFE / A MAN / OF CHARACTER AND INTEGRITY / AND THE TRUSTED AGENT FOR THIS / PART OF THE COMMONWEALTH / OF THE OLD COLONIAL / CIVIL GOVERNMENT /OF PLYMOUTH

 

 

 

Massachusetts, Eastham, Barnstable Co.

First Encounter Beach Stone and Plaque, Eastham, MA1920 — First Encounter Beach Stone and Plaque, Eastham, MA
Up on a knoll at the north end of the beach is a boulder with an attached bronze plaque having a relief bust profile with helmet facing to the right (perhaps of Myles Standish) centered between scrolls at the top, that reads: ON THIS SPOT / HOSTILE INDIANS / HAD THEIR / FIRST ENCOUNTER / DECEMBER 8, 1620 / OLD STYLE / WITH / MYLES STANDISH  JOHN CARVER / WILLIAM BRADFORD  JOHN TILLEY / EDWARD WINSLOW  JOHN HOWLAND  / EDWARD TILLEY  RICHARD WARREN / STEPHEN HOPKINS  EDWARD DOTEY / JOHN ALLERTON  THOMAS ENGLISH / MASTER MATE CLARK  MASTER / GUNNER COPIN / AND THREE SAILORS / OF THE MAYFLOWER COMPANY / PROVINCETOWN TERCENTARY / 1620 COMMISSION 1920. See the 2001 entry for the more recent marker on the beach near the parking lot.

1966 — Lt. Joseph Rogers Boulder and Plaque, Cove Cemetery, Eastham MA
Joseph accompanied his father, Pilgrim Thomas Rogers, on the Mayflower. Placed by his Descendants.

1966 — Constance Hopkins Snow Boulder and Plaque, Cove Cemetery, Eastham MA
Constance, who came on the Mayflower, was a daughter of Pilgrim Stephen Hopkins. She married Nicholas Snow who came on the Anne. Placed by her Descendants.

1966 — Giles Hopkins Boulder and Plaque, Cove Cemetery, Eastham MA
Giles, who died in 1690, was a son of Pilgrim Stephen Hopkins. The plaque reads “GILES HOPKINS / 1607 – 1690 / MAYFLOWER PASSENGER / PLACED BY HIS DESCENDANTS / 1966”.

2001 — First Encounter Beach Plaque, Eastham MA
In early December 1620 while exploring the beach north of the mouth of Herring River in present Eastham on the Bay of Cape Cod to decide were to establish their settlement, "they heard a great and strange cry, which they knew to be the same voices in the night... and one of their company being abroad came running in and cried, 'Men, Indians! Indians!' And withal, their arrows came flying amongst them.' " A bronze tablet mounted on the beach reads: NEAR THIS SITE / THE NAUSET TRIBE / OF THE / WAMPANOAG NATION / SEEKING TO PROTECT THEMSELVES / AND THEIR CULTURE / HAD THEIR / FIRST ENCOUNTER / 8 DECEMBER 1620 / WITH / MYLES STANDISH, JOHN CARVER, / EDWARD WINSLOW, JOHN TILLEY, / EDWARD TILLEY, / JOHN HOWLAND, RICHARD WARREN, / STEPHEN HOPKINS, / EDWARD DOTEY, JOHN ALLERTON, / THOMAS ENGLISH, / MASTER MATE CLARK, / MASTER GUNNER COPIN, / AND THREE SAILORS / OF THE MAYFLOWER COMPANY / THIS TABLET PLACED 2001 BY THE SOCIETY OF COLONIAL WARS / IN THE COMMONWEALTH OF MASSACHUSETTS.