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Subject: [ELDRIDGE-L] "Mayflower Pilgrim Descendants" - JOHN HOWLAND THE PILGRIM - CAPE MAY CO., NJ
Date: Sun, 5 Dec 1999 17:21:31 EST



JOHN HOWLAND THE PILGRIM

JOHN HOWLAND of the Mayflower was born in England in 1592, died at
Plymouth, Plymouth Colony, 23 February, 1672, Old Style, married ELIZABETH
TILLEY, who came with her father, JOHN TILLEY, in the company of the Pilgrims
in 1620.
Their daugher, DESIRE HOWLAND, born at Plymouth, 1624, died at
Barnstable, Plymouth Colony, 13 October, 1683, married 1643 Captain John
Gorham, who was baptized at Benefield, Northamtonshire, England, 28 January
1621, died at Swansey, Plymouth Colony, 5 February, 1675, Old Style.
Issue known to have descendants in Cape May County: --
(1) DESIRE GORHAM, born 20 May 1644, died 30 June, 1700, married at
Barnstable, Plymouth Colony, 7 October, 1661, John Haws.
(2) HANNAH GORHAM, born at Barnstable, Plymouth Colony, 28 November,
1663, died at Cape May, New Jersey, circa 1728, married, circa 1683, Joseph
Whilldin, of yarmouth, Plymouth Colony, born circa 1656-60, died at Cape May,
circa 1725, and with her husband removed to Cape May.

HANNAH GORHAM

HANNAH GORHAM 3 (Desire Howland 2, JOHN HOWLAND 1 THE PILGRIM), was born at
Barnstable, Plymouth Colony, 28 November, 1663, died at Cape May, New Jersey,
circa 1728, married, circa 1683, Joseph Whilldin of Yarmouth, Plymouth
Colony, born circa 1656-1660, died at Cape May, circa 1725, and with her
husband moved before 1690 to Cape May.
Issue:
(1) HANNAH WHILLDIN, born at Yarmouth, Plymouth Colony, 1683, died 1728,
married first at Cape May, 18 June, 1701, Thomas Leaming, born at
Southampton, Long Island, 9 July, 1674, died at Cape May, 31 December, 1723.
(HANNAH WIILLDIN married second Philip Syng of Philadelphia, no issue by this
last marriage.)
(2) JOSEPH WHILLDIN, born circa 1690, died at Cape May, 18 March, 1748, aged
58 years, (tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery), married first Mary Wilmon,
born 1689, died at Cape May, 8 april, 1743, aged 54 years, (tombstone in Cold
Spring Cemetery).
(3) MARY WHILLDIN, married Josiah Crowell, (date of marriage 17 December,
1708).
(4) EXPERIENCE WHILLDIN, married William Foster.
(5) ISAAC WHILLDIN.

HANNAH WHILLDIN

HANNAH WHILLDIN 4, (Hannah Gorham 3, Desire Howland 2, JOHN HOWLAND 1 THE
PRILGRIM), was born at Yarmouth, Plymouth Colony, 1683, died at Cape May,
1728, married first at Cape May, 18 June, 1701, Thomas Leaming, born at
Southampton, Long Island, 9 July, 1674, died at Cape May, 31 December, 1723.
She married second Philip Syng of Philadelphia.
Issue:--
(1) ESTHER LEAMING, born at Cape May, 3 July, 1702, married William Eldredge.
(2) MERCY LEAMING, born at Cape May, 10 September, 1704, married Samuel
Eldredge.
(3) JANE LEAMING, born at Cape May, 15 October, 1706 married William
Doubleday.
(4) PHEBE LEAMING, born at Cape May, 4 November 1708, married John Garlick.
(5) PRISCILLA LEAMING, born 15 June, 1710, died at Cape May, 21 September,
1758, aged 48 years (tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery), married first at
Cape May, John Stites who died at Cape May before 1 August, 1743; married
second at Cae May Jacob Hughes, who was born 1711, died at Cape May, 28
September, 1772.
(6) CHRISTOPHER LEAMING, born at Cape May, 1714, died at Cape May, 31
December, 1751, married Deborah Hand, born at Cape May, 14 November, 1716,
died at Cape May, 27 February, 1784
(7) THOMAS LEAMING, born at Cape May, 31 March, 1718, Old Style, married
Elizabeth Leaming.

MERCY LEAMING

MERCY LEAMING 5, (Hannah Whilldin 4, Hannah Gorham 3, Desire Howland 2, JOHN
HOWLAND 1 THE PILGRIM), was born at Cape May, 10 December, 1704, died at Cape
May, 1769, married at Cape May Samuel Eldredge, who died at Cape May in 1745.
Issue:--
(1) SAMUEL ELDREDGE, named in will of his father Samuel.
(2) SARAH ELDREDGE, named in will of father.
(3) AARON ELDREDGE, born at Cape May, 2 February, 1735, married at Cape May,
29 January, 1761, Elizabeth Stillwell, born at Cape May, 27 June, 1735.
(4) JACOB ELDREDGE, named in will of father.
(5) JEREMIAH ELDREDGE, born at Cape May, 5 august, 1745, died at Cape may, 28
April, 1795, (tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery), married at Cape May, 9
September 1775, Lydia Leaming, born at Cape May, 22 August, 1751, died 5
July, 1798, no issue. Lydia Leaming married second, 15 May, 1797, Anthony
Van Mannerick, and is buried in Cold Spring Cemetery.

AARON ELDREDGE

AARON ELDREDGE 6, (Mercy Leaming 5, Hannah Whilldin 4, Hannah Gorham 3,
Desire Howland 2, JOHN HOWLAND 1 THE PILGRIM), was born at Cape may, 2
February, 1735, died at Cape May, 2 July, 1785, married at Cape May, 29
January, 1761, Elizabeth Stillwell, born 27 June, 1735, died 23 April, 1790.
Issue---
(1) CHARLOTTA ELDREDGE, born at Cape May, 5 April, 1765, married by license
of 21 October, 1782, Persons Leaming.
(2) SARAH ELDREDGE, born at Cape May, 20 Februay, 1767, married as his second
wife, 3 June, 1798, Aaron Edmunds; his first wife was LYDIA, younger sister
of SARAH. He was born at Cape May, 14 September, 1766, died 23 June, 1844.
(3) LYDIA ELDREDGE, born at Cape May, 4 March, 1769, died at Cape may, 29
January, 1794, married at Cape May, 25 June, 1780, Aaron Edmunds.
(4) AARON ELDREDGE, born at Cape may, 13 June, 1771, died at Cape May, 21
August, 1819, (tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery), married at Cape May, 17
June, 1792, Hannah Langdon.

CHARLOTTA ELDREDGE

CHARLOTTA ELDREDGE 7, (Aaron Eldredge 6, Mercy Leaming 5, Hannah Whilldin 4,
Hannah Gorham 3, Desire Howland 2, JOHN HOWLAND 1 THE PILGROM), was born at
Cape May, 5 April, 1765, died at Cape May, 12 December, 1812, married 24
October, 1782, Persons Leaming, born at Cape May, 23 July, 1756, died at Cape
May, 29 March, 1807, (tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery).
Issue:--
(1) AARON LEAMING, born 15 May, 1784, married HANNAH STITES 8 (Priscilla
Leaming 7, Margaret Stites 6, Priscilla Leaming 5, Hannah Whilldin 4, Hannah
Gorham 3, Desire Howland 2, JOHN HOWLAND 1 THE PILGRIM).
(2) FURMAN LEAMING, born at Cape May, 27 September 1786, died 18 March, 1832,
married Hannah Ludlam.
(3) MARY LEAMING, born at Cape May, 1778, died 5 February, 1861, married
Robert M. Holmes.
(4) PERSONS LEAMING, born at Cape May, 3 September, 1790, died at Cape May,
20 November, 1820, unmarried, (tombstone in cold Spring Cemetery).
(5) JEREMIAH LEAMING, born at Cape May, 25 May, 1792, died at Dennisville,
New Jersey, 26 April 1839, married 3 October, 1814, Abigail Falkenburge.
(6) JAMES RAINY LEAMING, born at Cape May, 6 June, 1794, married at Cape May,
7 August, 1814, Sarah Irwin, and had: JAMES LEAMING, died 1838; JONATHAN
LEAMING, and SOMERS LEAMING.

SARAH ELDREDGE

SARAH ELDREDGE 7, (Aaron Eldredge 6, Mercy Leaming 5, Hannah Whilldin 4,
Hannah Gorham 3, Desire Howland 2, JOHN HOWLAND 1 THE PILGRIM), was born at
Cape May, 20 February, 1767, died at Cape May, 20 January, 1846, (tombstone
in Cold Spring Cemetery), married at Cape May, 3 June, 1798, Aaron Edmunds,
(his first wife was LYDIA ELDREDGE, younger sister of SARAH ELDREDGE). He
was born at Cape May, 14 September, 1766, died at Cape May, 23, June 1844,
(tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery).
Issue:--
(1) EPHRIAM ELDREDGE EDMUNDS, born at Cape may 7 June, 1789, died 30 August,
1812, (tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery).
(2) REV. JAMES EDMUNDS, born at Cape May, 19 December, 1799, married Harriet
Howe Whittlemore, and had WILLIAM W. EDMUNDS, born 2 May, 1825, "died of
cholera on a business trip from Philadelphia to St. Paul, leaving a wife and
daughter residing in Philadelphia," (Rev. Dr. Hughes, REV. JAMES M. EDMUNDS,
born at Cold Springs, New Jersey, 1 June, 1827, died 23 March, 1858, married
18 March, 1858, Isabella B. Work; EMILY J. EDMUNDS, born 30 December, 1830
married Rev. William R. Work -- "she died, and her children also, several
years ago," (Dr. Hughes)--date of death 19 November, 1866.
(3) LYDIA EDMUNDS, born 22 January, 1803, died in infancy.
(4) LYDIA EDMUNDS, born at Cape May, 3 June, 1805, married Robert Foster.

LYDIA ELDREDGE

LYDIA ELDREDGE 7, (Aaron Eldredge 6, Mercy Leaming 5, Hannah Whilldin 4,
Hannah Gorham 3, Desire Howland 2, JOHN HOWLAND 1 THE PILGRIM), was born at
Cape May, 4 Ma4ch, 1769, died at Cape May, 29 January, 1794, (tombstone in
Cold Spring Cemetery, with variations in dates), married at Cape May, 25
June, 1790 Aaron Edmunds, born at Cape May, 14 September, 1766, died at Cape
May, 23 June, 1844, (tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery). He married second
SARAH ELDREDGE, sister of his first wife, LYDIA ELDREDGE.
Issue:--
(1) ELIZABETH EDMUNDS, born at Cape May, 25 May, 1791, died at Cape may, 15
February, 1847, (tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery), married at Cape may, 10
December, 1810, Robert Parsons, born at Cape May, 14 September, 1785, died at
Cape May, 7 August, 1860, (tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery), and had, JOHN
SMITH PARSONS, born 22 March, 1828, died at Cold Spring, New Jersey, 2
February, 1893, married 6 November, HARRIET ELDREDGE 9, (Jeremiah Leaming
Eldredge 8, Aaron Eldredge 7, Aaron Eldredge 6, Mercy Leaming 5, Hannah
Whilldin 4, Hannah Gorham 3, Desire Howland 2, JOHN HOWLAND 1 THE PILGRIM),
who ws born 20 December, 1841, died 14 December, 1903.
(2) AARON EDMUNDS, born at Cape May, 22 June 1793, died at Cape May, 25
November, 11856 (tombstone in Cold Spring Cemetery), married at Cape May, 2
November, 1816, Roxanna Hildreth, born 18 January, 1795, died at Linwood, New
Jersey, 26 September, 1876.

AARON ELDREDGE

AARON ELDREDGE 7, (Aaron Eldredge 6, Mercy Leaming 5, Hannah Whilldin 4,
Hannah Gorham 3, Desire Howland 2, JOHN HOWLAND 1 THE PILGRIM), was born at
Cape May, 13 June, 1771, died at Cape May, 21 August, 1819, (tombstone in
Cold Spring Cemetery), married at Cape May, 17 June, 1792, Hannah Langdon,
born 21 December, 1774, died 6 June, 1836, (tombstone in Cold Spring
Cemetery).
Issue: --
(1) JEREMIAH LEAMING ELDREDGE, born at Cape May, 14 July, 1793, married 16
August 1821, Harriet Tomlin.
(2) AARON ELDREDGE, born 6 June, 1795, married 29 April, 1824 Hannah Eldredge.
(3) ELIZA ELDREDGE, born at Cape May, 15 December, 1796, married 9 January,
1815, JAMES RAINY HUGHES 7, (Jacob Hughes 6, Priscilla Leaming 5, Hannah
Whilldin 4, Hannah Gorham 3, Desire Howland 2, JOHN HOWLAND 1 THE PILGRIM).
(4) JOSEPH ELDREDGE, born at Cape May, 7 August, 1798, married 22 September,
1830, Mrs. Ann Morgan Coxe West.
(5) WILLIAM ELDREDGE, born at Cold Spring, New Jersey, 30 April, 1804, died
at Cold Spring, 29 June, 1886, married at Somers point, New Jersey, 6
september, 1828 Esther A. Ireland, born at Somers Point, New Jersey, 8 July,
1811, daughter of Elijah and Rachel Somers Ireland.
(6) STILLWELL ELDREDGE, born at Cape May, 6 august 1806, diedd at
Philadelphia, Pennysylvania, 14 July, 1849, married 2 September, 1830, Mary
Benner, born at Philadelphia, 18 December, 1812, died 24 November, 1882.
(7) GEORGE M. ELDREDGE, born at Cold spring, new Jersey, 6 December, 1810,
died at Abbeville, Louisianna, 27 april, 1886, married 1842, Emma Elizabeth
Frierson
(8) EPHRIAM ELDREDGE, born at Cape May, 6 October, 1812, died at West
Chester, Pennyslvania, 13 August, 1887, married Sarah Payran.

Source: "Mayflower Pilgrim Descendants in Cape May County, New Jersey"
Memorial of the Three Hundredth Anniversary of the Landing of the Pilgrims at
Plymouth, 1620 - 1920. A Record of the Pilgrim Descendants who early in its
History settled in Cape May County, and some of their children thoughout the
several States of the Union at the present time. By Rev. Paul Sturtevant
Howe, LL. B., Ph.D., Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Baltimore 1977.

(NOTE: I have a copy of the book "Mayflower Pilgrim Descendants." From the
above, it continues with additional information on the descendants of John
Howland The Pilgrim and the Eldredge family. If you need a look up for
additional information, please let me know. Donna)

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