Welcome To Pilgrims and Pioneers!

After many years of researching my family geneaology I have been lucky enough to discover actual information about my relatives that lived in the Pilgrim Era and the Pioneer Era- while many people also have realtives from those eras- many do not know their names or where they lived- actually seeing the proof in print makes you much more aware of who they really were.
After discovering these relatives it of course made me curious to learn more about the eras that they lived in and what their lives were like as, the history I learned in grade school had long since been forgotten.
I decided to start this blog for others who are also interested in these eras.
Some of the information here will be actual facts about my realtives and some will be information about the eras in general that I have found on the web.
I hope you will enjoy traveling back in time with me!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Quaker Antique Blackwork Sampler

This is just a small portion of this sampler but I wanted to show the detail of this sampler.
It is worked in Quaker style and is stitched entirely with black silk thread.
It was stitched in 1809 by Ann Smith.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Make It Monday

I would like to post tutorials but at the present time I do not have a digital camera so I have to be satisfied with finding things that others have posted.
Hopefully you will find something new you want to make. This a cute stitchery sampler from Homeberries.com

Friday, April 24, 2009

Loara Standish Sampler

Loara Standish was the daughter of Pilgrim Miles Standish.

A sampler stitched by her is housed at the Pilgrim Hall Museum. Part of the sampler reads:

Loara Standish is my name Lord guide my heart that I may do thy will Also fill my hands with such convenient skill As may conduce to virtue void of shame and I will give the glory to thy name.

The sampler was stitched on 50 count linen- I can't imagine doing this!

More photos of the sampler may be viewed at http://www.pilgrimhall.org/samplers2.htm

Thursday, April 23, 2009


I did accomplish my goal. The sampler is framed, the makedo is assembled, and the pinkeep has been started.
Hopefully I can make the same progress tonight!
When I get the pictures taken they will be posted on http://pilgrimsandpioneersprimitives.blogspot.com

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Work for Wednesday

I do have to go to work this morning but... my plans for when I get home is to pour candles, frame the small blackwork sampler I just finished, attach the folkart bird to a candlestick for a makedo, and start a pinkeep. Stay tuned to see if I meet today's goal!

Monday, April 20, 2009

The Primitive Emporium...

has been updated with handmade totes and handbags.
If you have time go take a peek!

Sunday, April 19, 2009

Mariah Benson my 6th GGrandmother

I have always been fascinated with her name- Mariah.
Mariah married into the Bompasse ( later became the name Bump) which was a very large family and has many descnedents.
I am posting some info I found on her- who knows you may find a realtive here!
4. EDWARD BUMPAS JR. (or BUMPUS) [3] EDWARD [2] BUMPAS, JOHN BUMPAS SR, [1] EDOUAD BOMPASSE] was born March 22, 1725/26 in Rochester MA, and died, 1816 at age 90. He married [1] MARIAH BENSON November 24, 1748, daughter of JOSEPH BENSON and JERUSHA ELLIS. She died Bef. 1758. He married [2] SUSANNAH DEAN March 08, 1758 in Cornwall Congregational Church, Cornwall, CT., daughter of REUBEN DEAN.
After his second marriage Edward JR moved to Duchess County, N.Y., according to the Bible record of Salathiel Bump [grandson of Edward]. He died at age 90. He was Hog Reeve at Wareham in 1748. Impressed at Wareham on March 4, 1745, French and Indian Wars. Signed the Rev. War Pledge, [History of Armenia N.Y.]. Joined the Wareham Church 1741/43. Dismissed from church to go to Sharon CT., Nov 19,1752. Purchased land in Sharon CT., 1752 and 1756.Children of EDWARD BUMPAS and MARIAH BENSON;
EDWARD BUMPUS, b. November 15, 1749.
JAMES BUMPUS, b. 1748 - 1858. Children of EDWARD BUMPAS and SUSANNAH DEAN;
REUBEN BUMPUS, b. March 22, 1760, Sharon, CT. [Recent research indicated his birth place may have been Cornwall CT.].The above information was compiled from the Lynn Albert "Bumpus Genealogy Compilation" in which he states: "Copyrights for this documentation have purposely not been applied for. My feeling is that the information contained herein is for the use of any person mentioned or whatsoever is related by bloodline to use, as they wish, for genealogy purposes only, without restriction. LAB 1986"

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Free Pinkeep Makedo Pattern

The generosity of pattern designers is nothing short of amazing- you can download this free pattern at http://www.sassafrashill.com/store/WsDefault.asp?One=485

Sunday, April 12, 2009

Saturday, April 11, 2009

My Snowy View!

A week ago today- this was my view as I looke toward our old barn! It snowed fast & furious like this for about 20 minutes!
Today was much better - near 60 degrees- I even planted some veggie seeds in my garden spot!

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

The Day for a Pioneer Woman

The pioneer woman's typical day consisted of cooking over a wood stove, pumping water, and carrying it into the house for cooking, bathing, and washing. She also made most of their clothes, scrubbed them clean on a washboard, using soap she had made in an old butchering kettle, dried the clothes in the sun, and ironed them with a heavy iron heated on the stove. She would hang her milk in the well to cool, put straw under the carpet for more wear and more warmth, and filled the straw tick mattresses twice a year with clean straw. She gave birth to her children by lamplight in the drafty house and nursed them all on castor oil and prayer.

Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Pilgrims and Pioneers Primitives Shop...

is in the works!
I have added some items but there are more to come!
I will be adding some primitive wood items, and simple fabric goods.
Go take a peek and leave a comment to let me know what you think!

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Free Primitive Pattern

Take a short survey & then down load your free pattern! It's easy!
Don't forget to save the pattern after you down load it!

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Pioneers Emigrate to Canada

My grandmother's half brother Clarence Shere was an adult before my grandmother was born. In the early 1900's he packed up his family & moved from Yorktown, Il to Drinkwater, Saskatchewan, Canada.

I have been lucky enough to find these photos from Canada at the Tampico Historical Society. Apparently my great grandfather Will Shere traveled to Canada for a visit back in 1910! He is one of the men in the barn photo- I haven't been successful in enlarging this photo to see whic one he is yet!

Prairie Wild Morning Glory

Prairie  Wild Morning Glory

Prairie Phlox

Prairie Phlox

Prairie Sundrops

Prairie Sundrops

The Famous Rock!

The Famous Rock!
Plymouth Rock dated 1620

Plimoth Plantation

Plimoth Plantation
The Village

Plimoth Plantation

Plimoth Plantation
A Keeping Room