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 27, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving

This years Menu at Plimoth Plantation:
Bill of Fare
Cheate Bread and Butter
First Course
A Sallet
Mussels Seeth'd with Parsley and Beer
A Dish of Turkey, Sauc'd
A Pottage of Cabbage, Leeks & Onions
A Sweet Pudding of Native Corn
Second Course
Stewed Pompion
A Chine of Pork, Roast'd
Fricassee of Fish
Cheesecake made with spice and dried fruit
A Charger of Holland Cheese & Fruit
Other dates: November 1, 8, 15, 22, 23, 26, 28, 29

My Pilgrim Connection
Edward Bumpas was born about 1605 based on the esti-
mated date of marriage.
He died in Marshfield between July 4, 1679, and March
5, 1683/4.
, 1621
Life in England:
Nothing is known about his life in England.
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 recip-
ient of a cow from Marshfield’s stock for the poor in 1656.
Edward Bumpas married Hannah _____ by 1631 and
had twelve children. She died in Marshfield on February 12,
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
• 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 mar-
ried 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 chil-
dren. 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.
For Further Information:
Robert C. Anderson.
The Great Migration Begins
. Boston: New
England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995.
Robert C. Anderson.
The Pilgrim Migration.
Boston: New
England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004.
Carle F. Bumpas.
Bompass, Bumpas, Bump, Bumpus and Allied
. Baltimore: Gateway Press, 1985.
Eugene A. Stratton.
Plymouth Colony: Its History and People,
. Salt Lake City: Ancestry Publishing, 1986.
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Sunday, July 27, 2014

From The Pilgrim Garden 2014

Looks like the muskmelons are getting their netting in the the 2014 Pilgrim garden- yipee!
won't be long now!

Friday, June 27, 2014

Prairie Goodes for Sale

Olde Barnwood Peg Rack

Made from olde barnwood with square head nails for pegs.
7 inches high x 12 inches wide.
Great early look, functional decorating piece.
22.00 plus shipping

Olde & Early Washboard

Made from olde barnwood and rusty corragated tin.
12 inches high x 7 inches wide.

26.00 plus shipping

This sweet box is shown with eating utensils but it can be used for so much more. Use it to display bars of lye soap, candles, salt & pepper shakers. a bunch of dried Sweet Annie . You can do so much with this piece. In the Fall it would look great with some small gourds in it and at Christmas time- greenery.

Made from lightly weathered wood with an old piece of leather strap for the handle it measures 6 1/4 " wide and 3 3/4" high.
24.00 plus shipping

Weathered Olde Cutting Board

This is a great display piece. It can be hung on a wall or used to display faux biscuits or bread, use to display a bar of lye soap or a candle, a bunch of drieds. The possibilities are endless.
6 1/2" wide x 9 " high.

22.00 plus shipping

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

This Pioneer is Moving!

Yes we are leaving the house my husband's grandfather built. It is bittersweet for me. We have lived here for 12 years and the house is full of memories for my husband and full of history for me.
The house is made of stone that his grandfather dredged for a local creek making it unique in these parts.
That being said the house is disintegrating both inside and out. It need a new sewer system and with modern county guide lines there is no place to put one, among other things that are just too costly to do.

So we will be moving here:

It is bigger than it looks- 4 bedrooms, big kitchen, big living room and 2 full baths, a full basement and a den , 2 car garage and a double lot. Neighbors only on one side. I can still have a garden and with the double lot it won't feel so "townish" to me.
I am excited and a little sad at the same time.

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