Frequently Asked Questions

How many children did John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley have?

Are there any ongoing Howland DNA studies?

Where can I learn more information about John Howland & Elizabeth Tilley (and other Mayflower passengers)? 


How many children did John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley have?

John and Elizabeth had 10 children listed below.

DESIRE m. Captain John Gorham
JOHN m. Mary Lee
HOPE married John Chipman
ELIZABETH m. Ephriam Hicks
LYDIA m.  James Brown
HANNAH m. Jonathan Bosworth
JOSEPH m. Elizabeth Southworth
JABEZ m.  Bethiah Thatcher
RUTH m. Thomas Cushman
ISAAC m. Elizabeth Vaughn


Are there any ongoing Howland DNA studies?

Yes. There is a group on Family Tree DNA that you can find at this link.

Mayflower Families DNA Project

Y-DNA descendants of Pilgrim John Howland and mtDNA descendants of Elizabeth Tilley (may require Ancestry.com membership)


Where can I learn more information about John Howland & Elizabeth Tilley (and other Mayflower passengers)?

There are several excellent websites and books about the Mayflower passengers. A few are listed below.

Mayflower.americanancestors.org

Caleb Johnson's Mayflowerhistory.org

The Mayflower Society

Pilgrim Hall

Mayflower Families Through Five Generations ("Silver Books") and Mayflower Families in Progress ("Pink Booklets")

Plimoth Plantation

Massachusetts Mayflower Society

Wikipedia webpage on John Howland

Wikitree webpage on John Howland

RootsWeb's WorldConnect Project article on John Howland

Find-a-grave webpage on John Howland

John Howland's Probate papers (may require membership to americanancestors.org [NEHGS])

MayflowerDNA.org webpage on John Howland (and his father, Henry Howland)


Elizabeth Tilley

Caleb Johnson's webpage on Elizabeth Tilley

Caleb Johnson's webpage on John Tilley (father of Elizabeth)

Caleb Johnson's webpage on Joan HURST Rogers (mother of Elizabeth)

Wikipedia webpage on Elizabeth Tilley

Wikitree webpage on Elizabeth Tilley

Find-a-grave webpage on Elizabeth Tilley

MayflowerDNA.org webpage on Elizabeth Tilley (and her mother, Joan Rogers)