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!

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Biography of a Pilgrim

Life in New England: Edward Bumpas arrived in Plymouth as a single man. He lived in Duxbury by 1639 and Marshfield by 1643. The bounds between Duxbury and Marshfield were redrawn in 1643, so it might have been the town line, rather than the Bumpass family, which moved. Edward Bumpass might have run into financial difficulties later in life.He was the recipient of a cow from Marshfield's stock for the poor in 1656.
Family: Edward Bumpas married Hannah _____ by 1631 and had twelve children. She died in Marshfield on February 12, 1693.
Children of Edward and Hannah _____:
  • Sarah was born on March 9, 1631/2. She married Thomas Durram in Marshfield on March 31, 1659.There is no further information.
  • Elizabeth was born on March 9, 1633/4. She married Joseph Rose in Marshfield on June 6, 1653, and had at least seven children.They both died sometime after January 29, 1710/1.
  • John was born on June 2, 1636. He married Sarah _____ by 1671, and had nine children. He died in Rochester shortly before March 7, 1715/6.
  • Edward was born on April 15, 1638. He died in Marshfield on April 3, 1693, unmarried. In July 1679, he was whipped for “striking and abusing his parents,” but his punishment was reduced “in regard hee was crasey brained.”
  • Joseph was born on February 15, 1639/40. He married Wybra Glass by 1669 and had eight children. He died in Middleboro on February 10, 1704/5. She died in Middleboro on December 27, 1711.
  • Isaac was born on March 31, 1642.There is no further record.
  • Jacob was born on March 25, 1644, in Marshfield. He married Elizabeth (Banks) Blackmer/Blackmore on January 24, 1676/7, in Scituate and had three children. He died in Rochester before September 5, 1720.
  • Hannah was born on April 3, 1646, in Marshfield. She died sometime after March 4, 1672/3, when she was described as “a distracted person.”
  • Philip was born in Marshfield about 1648. He married Sarah Eaton by 1686 and had eight children. He died in Plainfield, Connecticut on January 24, 1724/5. She died after Februry 24, 1725/6.
  • Thomas was born in Marshfield about 1650. He married Phebe Lovel in November 1679 in Barnstable and had ten children. He died before 1724.
  • Mary was born in Marshfield about 1652. She married Daniel Crocker on January 2, 1682, in Marshfield and had four children. She died after his death on February 5, 1692.
  • Samuel was born about 1654. He died, unmarried, at Pawtucket on March 26, 1676, fighting in King Philip's War.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Eating at Plimoth Plantation tomorrow

This is the menu this year ( there is also a buffet menu)


Menu Accompaniments:
  • Fall Harvest Fruits and Assorted Nuts
  • Relish Tray
  • Wood Pressed Apple cider


  • Split Pea Soup

Main Course

  • Roast Native Turkey with Giblet Gravy
  • Traditional Stuffing with Bell’s Seasoning
  • Mashed Potatoes
  • Butternut Squash
  • Steamed White Turnip
  • Harvard Beets
  • Creamed Onions
  • Cranberry Relish
  • Hot Crusty Rolls
  • Cider Cake
  • Ginger Bread


  • Indian Pudding
  • Homemade Pumpkin Pie
  • Apple Pie
Adults - $88.95
Children under 12 - $64.95
Couldn;t be a Poor Pilgrim to eat there.

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