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Friday, November 29, 2013

Mayflower Decendent

Richard More (d. 1692 at age 84!) arrived in America on the Mayflower. He would have attended the first Thanksgiving in 1621. His own father devised a plan to rid himself of his children and their mother, accusing her of adultery and shipping the children off on the Mayflower, three of whom died. Richard worked as an indentured person or apprentice until he eventually made his success as a sea Captain. He is buried at Burying Point or Charter Street Cemetery in Salem, Massachusetts. He is the only Mayflower passenger to have his gravestone still where it was originally placed sometime in the mid-1690s.More about More:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Richard_More_(Mayflower_passenger)