Jerri McCoy will be giving our program on Saturday, November 7th. She is the Historian for the Washington State chapter of the Society of the Mayflower Descendants. As a "teaser-preview," I thought you might find of interest that I've learned that many of the Mayflower men had bonafide occupations:
Isaac Allerton was a merchant.
William Bradford was a magistrate.
William Brewster was a publisher and church leader.
John Carver was the first governor.
James Chilton was a tailor.
Samuel Fuller was a surgeon (doctor).
Degory Priest was a hatter.
Edward Winslow was a merchant.
Moses Fletcher was a blacksmith.
Stephen Hopkins was a tanner and merchant.
Richard Moore was a mariner.
John Alden was a cooper.
Miles Standish was a soldier.