Thursday, March 10, 2011

I Didn't Even Know He Was Scottish

Aaaaand maybe he wasn't.  At any rate here is a photo of 5-year-old Franklin D. Roosevelt taken in Poughkeepsie, New York, January, 1887.  Lookin' good.  He was a descendant of many Mayflower passengers.  They include Richard Warren, Isaac and Mary Allerton, Degory Priest, Francis Cooke, John Howland, and Elizabeth Tilley. Mr. Roosevelt was Mayflowered up.  The man with the beyond-fabulous name Degory Priest was a signer of The Mayflower Compact in which the colonists pledged their loyalty to "the dread Sovereign Lord King James".  Any relation to "The Dread Pirate Robert"?  It had to be asked.

Graphic source:  U. S. National Archives
Mayflower Compact:  Essential Documents as accessed through EBSCOHost

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