Recently I learned that Neal has an ancestor who was a passenger on the Mayflower.
Neal’s 8th great grandfather, John Howland was born in 1592 in Essex County England and came over on the Mayflower. He died in 1673 in
John Howland’s daughter, Desire Howland, married Captain John Gorham. Generations later came Nannie Louise Gorham, Neal's maternal grandmother.
There’s an incredible amount of research that’s been done on the Pilgrims and other early settlers so I'm looking forward to learning more about these folks.