Olive Reynolds and Florence Theo (Murch) Reynolds with Olive Reynolds in 1912
Wedding of Henry J. Banfield and Mary Ellen Gleason in Kansas City, Mo., in 1912
Survived a hurricane, marooned on island for nine months, sentenced to death for mutiny and pardoned, written as a character in Shakespeare's Tempest, arrived at Jamestown Colony, participated in wedding of Pocahontas. Returned to England, then sailed to Plymouth Colony on Mayflower with family, signed Mayflower Compact, explored Cape Cod, served as liaison to Indians, housed Squanto, and helped guide and govern new colony.
With wife Elizabeth and children Constance and Giles.
Religious leader of Plymouth Colony and author of Mayflower Compact
With wife Mary.
Capt. Daniel Deasy, later a retail merchant, and son Luere Babson Deasy, Maine Senate President, Chief Justice of Maine Supreme Court, and civic leader in Bar Harbor, Maine.
Two of William Hodgkins’ (b. England in 1682) great- great-grandsons were two of the original three settlers in what became the town of Hancock, Maine.
Walter Murch, a fisherman, emigrated from England to America around 1700. He and his sons John and William Murch were early settlers of York and Biddeford, Maine. Then John’s son, John Murch Jr., a farmer, mill owner, and Revolutionary War soldier, moved about 1767 to the Union River area in what today is Trenton, Maine.
The Cousins family tree in Maine can be traced to John Cousins, who was born in England in 1596. He was living in Falmouth (now Portland), Maine, in 1631, but very likely had arrived in 1626. The Cousins family, long entrenched in the history of Maine, had branches from eight Mayflower individuals come through Thankful Hopkins who wed Elisha Cousins Jr. in 1772. Their daughter Mary Cousins married Noah Murch Jr. to merge the two families.
The great-grandson of William Banfield (b. 1740 in County of Kent, England), Henry Banfield was a 28-year-old bricklayer when he disembarked in New York from the Devonshire to start his life in the United States.
The life of a teamster or mule skinner was hazardous in the early 1860s as the Civil War was waged fiercely on the Kansas-Missouri border. The Union Army at one point commandeered many of Irish immigrant Robert Hunter’s mules and then the infamous Quantrill’s Raiders stole some of Robert Hunter’s mules and mercilessly plundered his wagons.
Irishman James Scanlon quickly became ensconced in the infamous shady politics of Jersey City, N.J. According to the stories in the New York Times, he was convicted to 15 months in state prison for ballot-box stuffing. He was never heard from again and his daughter Agnes Bridget Scanlon was raised by nuns in an orphange. She married George Simoneit, the son of German immigrants.
Thomas Gleason was a tough Irish Catholic son of John and Mary Ellen (Hurling) Gleason of Belfast, Northern Ireland, who came to Kansas City, Mo., to run three taverns, deal in real estate, and join in the politics of the Tom Pendergast machine. His daughter, Mary Ellen “Nellie” Gleason, was the father of Alfred T. Banfield Sr.