Mayflower Hat Maker: Degory Priest

Are you a descendant of Mayflower passenger Degory Priest?
If you are, then please tell us your line.

Painting: “The Mayflower Compact, 1620,” by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris
Painting: “The Mayflower Compact, 1620,” by Jean Leon Gerome Ferris, 1899. Source: Library of Congress.

According to Wikipedia, Degory Priest:

was a hat maker from London who married Sarah, sister of Pilgrim Isaac Allerton in Leiden. He was a signatory to the Mayflower Compact in November 1620 and died less than two months later.


Searching in GenealogyBank’s Historical Newspaper Archives, I can easily find hundreds of articles about descendants of other Mayflower Pilgrims such as Thomas Rogers, Stephen Hopkins or Dr. Samuel Fuller – but, articles about Degory Priest descendants – not so much.

I only found six persons who mentioned their descent from him in their obituaries, such as this one for Patricia Sayward.

obituary for Patricia Sayward, Amesbury News newspaper article 17 March 2009
Amesbury News (Amesbury, Massachusetts), 17 March 2009

Patricia A. (Woodward) Sayward’s (1929-2009) obituary tells us that “she was a descendant of Degory Priest” and that she had two ancestors who fought at the Battles of Lexington and Concord. She was active in both the Mayflower Society and the Daughters of the American Revolution.

Here are the other five individuals I found whose obituaries mentioned that they were descendants of Degory Priest:

If you are a descendant of Degory Priest – or any other Mayflower passenger – please tell us about it in the comments section.

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54 thoughts on “Mayflower Hat Maker: Degory Priest

  1. Mr. Kemp,
    I knew a deceased member of our Pasco County Genealogy Society who was an descendant of Degory Priest from his daughter Mary (Mariah) who married Phineas Pratt. She left our society 5 notebooks of names of her ancestors. Because of your article, I checked it out and have traced her family back to when James Litchfield married Hannah Pratt on May 15, 1760 in Hingham. This set of books were her notecards, organized into families, has no sources, just names and dates. I am sure she had sources, but we do not have them. Her name was Charlotte Tower Litchfield, 1926 – 2004 and she always told us about her Degory Priest. If you would like more information or to see them, please email me.

    1. This is good news Virginia. Thank you for letting us know that Charlotte Tower Litchfield’s (1926 – 2004) genealogical notes and papers have been preserved at the Pasco County Genealogical Society’s research collections. See:

      Knowing that she was a descendant of Mayflower Pilgrim Degory Priest – will let her many ‘cousins’ use her papers as a road map to retrace, document and confirm her conclusions.

      Thank you for letting us know about this important resource.

  2. Charlotte Tower Litchfield was a descendant. If you want more information from Pasco County Genealogical Society who hold her papers, please email me.

  3. There are a large number of families in England who are direct descendants of Jean de Lanoy, kinsman of Philippe de Lanoy who became Recorder of New York in 1685 (I believe) and led to your great president Franklin Delano Roosevelt. I have been tracing my own branch of this family, here in England since 1605. The records of the Huguenots here in England are very complete and I am surprised that many of your members do not know of the work that has been done here. So much more research yet to do!

  4. Thanks for alerting us Myma.
    Are you putting your research online?
    Please tell us where your research is online so we can learn more about our UK cousins.

    Thanks again.

    1. Phineas is my 7th great grand father and Degory is my 8th great grandfather. I didn’t realize there was a relation to Abe Lincoln

  5. Good work cousin Michelle.
    Looking at Phineas Pratt – I have his line down to your Myrtle Shockey that married Samuel Jackson Null (1881-1962). Thanks for the information – I’ll work on extending that line and adding the additional descendants to the tree.

    Thank you for responding to this post.


  6. Degory Priest
    Mary Priest m. Phineas Pratt
    Aaron Pratt
    Aaron Pratt
    John Pratt
    John Pratt
    Minot Pratt
    John Pratt
    John Pratt
    Marietta Pratt Baynard

  7. Hello. Thank you for organizing something for Degory. I wish we had something like the Brewster Society.
    I am a descendant of both Brewster and Priest. My line is as follows:
    Mary Priest -Phineas Pratt
    Mary Pratt – John Swan I
    John Swan II – Sarah Thompson
    John Swan III-Jean Parke
    Isaac Swan – Elizabeth Wedge
    Levi Swan and ?
    David Swan-Rhoda Blakesly
    Matthew Swan – Susannah Judd
    Nathan Swan – Mary Cannon
    Orin Alanson Swan – Sarah Ma Minnich
    Edwin Samuel Swan – Bessie Mae Hertz (the Brewster connection)
    Franklin Eugene Swan – Charlotte May Searle
    Cynthia Diane Martin – William Paul Martin

    The Swan name has held through quite a few generations, always down the male line. My siblings all have grandchildren, I do not, so it ends with my children at this point in my immediate family.

    I found Degory’s signature on the Mayflower Compact and he “misspelled” both of his names. I forgot what he did with Degory, (maybe it’s Digory) but he signed his last name as Preist. Such things were common then, I guess, but his stands out as unusual in that regard.

    I look forward to meeting any more Swan family line that comments here. Nice to meet you all, cousins!

  8. Hi Cousin – good to hear from you.

    A good way to extend your Swan family branches is to actively research your Swan relatives in GenealogyBank. Pull each one – document them and add each one to an online family tree.

    I see that your Edwin Samuel Swan is already on FamilySearch – along with other family members. By adding the details you find in GenealogyBank – and organizing your information online – you will be able to reach out to the current generation of the family.

    Get started and let us know what you find out.


  9. I am Henry Cushman Copeland (b. 1953), great grandson of Henry Whiting Cushman … descended from Thomas Cushman and Mayflower passenger Mary (Allerton) Cushman. If my analysis is correct, Degory Priest is also an ancestor, as follows:

    Degory Priest and Sarah Allerton had a daughter, Sarah Priest, who married John Coombs and with whom they produced John Coombs, II. John Coombs, II and his wife Elizabeth Royall had daughter Mary Coombs, who married Benjamin Eaton (descended from Francis Eaton). Their daughter, Sarah Eaton, married Benjamin Cushman and had a son, Thomas Cushman (b. 1730 d. 1777).

    As noted at the outset, I am descended from the Cushmans, including, in particular, the foregoing Thomas, via Thomas’s son Job, Job’s son Nathaniel, Nathaniel’s son Benjamin, Benjamin’s son Albert, Albert’s son Henry Whiting Cushman, Henry’s daughter Annah Cushman Philippi Copeland, and her son, my father, John Frederick Philippi Copeland.

    1. Good to hear from you cousin.
      Have you searched for news, obituary and similar articles about your ancestors in GenealogyBank?
      Do you put your family history information – with photos and details – online? If so, where do you keep your family online family tree? On one or multiple sites?

      Good to hear from you.

  10. I believe I descend from Degory Priest, but am still trying to verify everything.
    Degory Priest
    Mary Priest – Phineas Pratt
    Aaron Pratt – Sarah Pratt
    Henry Pratt – Hannah Wilson
    Ebenezer Pratt – Charity Besse
    Simon Pratt Jr – Martha Pratt
    Experience Pratt – Elisha Henson
    George Washington Henson – Samantha Dickinson
    Barnabas Henson – Cora Parsons
    Delbert Anthony Henson – Arra Nichols
    Delbert LaVerne Henson – Leona Simons
    and Me

    1. Good work Kim.
      Are you putting your family line – along with the documentation/sources on one of the online family tree sites?
      Using one of the online family tree sites: like (free site) – makes it easy to add your documentation to each person – so you can verify that each generation is correct.

      Look for each individual in GenealogyBank – to get the stories, details of their lives.
      Online family trees are another good place to preserve your old family photos.

      All the best with your research,

    2. Kim,
      Have you submitted your lineage to Mayflower Society?
      Working on a line through George Washington Henson. Weak point is proving Experience to Simon Pratt, which is why I asked about the Baptism records.

  11. Just starting to work on this line, not verified.

    Degory Priest
    Mary Marah m. Phineas Pratt
    Aaron Pratt m. Sarah Pratt
    Henry Pratt m. Hannah Wilson
    Sarah Pratt m. David Farrar
    Jonathan Farrar SR m. Lucy Tower
    Jonathan Farrar JR m. Pretania Loomis
    Onslow Watson Farrar m. Louisa Thayer
    Onslow Duane Farrar m. Mary Mullet
    Minnie Louise Farrar m. William F Lynch
    Walter Lynch m. Bertha Sadler

    1. Cousin Karen –
      That’s terrific.
      How are you preserving and documenting your family tree?

      Have you put your family tree online – on the major online family tree sites?
      What is your plan for preserving and passing down this information?


  12. I’m a direct descendant of Degory Priest from his daughter Sarah.

    1) Sarah Priest m. John Coombs
    2) John Coombs Jr. m. Elizabeth Royall
    3) Susannah Coombs m. Francis Grant
    4) Mary Grant m. Thomas Dodd I
    5) Thomas Dodd II m. Mary Jackson
    6) Thomas Dodd III m. Hannah Elkins
    7) Hannah Dodd m. Robert Nimblett Jr.
    8) Benjamin Nimblett Sr. m. Lydia O’Dell (also spelled Nimblet)
    9) Benjamin Nimblett Jr. m. Lucy Hazelton (also spelled Hazeltine)
    10) John Nimblett Sr. m. Ellen Hegerty
    Their son Franklin is/was my great-great grandfather. I’m not comfortable posting the rest of the tree here for privacy reasons, but I’m happy to answer any questions privately. I’ve also done both the and 23andme DNA tests, if that helps.

    1. Thank you for posting this information cousin!

      I hope that you are also adding each generation along with the supporting details down to your great-great grandfather Franklin Nimblett – to one of the online family tree sites – like so that it is preserved online and easily findable by generations for years to come.

      This is a terrific – and takes us a long way to making our extended family tree as complete and accurate as possible.
      Thank you again for taking the time to write us,

      1. Hello Mr, Kemp, my name is Thomas Johnston, and many years ago I realized that my ninth great grand father was Degory Priest, I just now found this article, so I am responding, I have sent in my info to the Mayflower society along with my 75 dollars, my line is as follows, Phinas Pratt with Mary Priest , Aaron Pratt with Sarah Wright, Phineas Pratt with Sarah Lincoln, Gerad Pratt with Dorcas Ashley, Eliakim Miller with Rhonda Pratt, Luther Miller with Candace Upson, Olive C, Miller with James Jefferson Johnston, Luther Scott Johnston with Hattie Charlotte Graves, James Earl Johnston with Edna Strom, Donald Lee Johnston with Maryanne Schmidt and Me, Thomas James Johnston, birthday 11-04-1950 thank you,

  13. Degory Priest is my 11th great grandfather. The following is the line of descendants: Sarah Priest, Henry Coombs, Deborah Coombs, Benjamin House, Benjamin House, Jr., Abigail House, Clarissa Keith, Asahel Keith Maryott, Elnora Adel Maryott, Edgar Eugene Hobson, Albert Diavalo Hobson, James Albert Hobson, and Scott William Hobson.

    1. Thank you for sharing your family line cousin!

      I hope that you are also posting each generation along with the supporting details to one of the online family tree sites – like so that it is preserved online and easily findable by generations for years to come.

      Thank you for preserving and making available your branch of our family tree,

  14. Yes, I am descended from Degory Priest, and related to a few other Mayflower lines.
    I’m a direct descendant of Degory Priest from his daughter Mary:

    1 – Mary Priest
    2 – Joseph Pratt
    3 – Bethia Pratt
    4 – Hazadiah Cartwright m. Abigail Brown
    5 – James Cartwright m. Love Macy
    6 – Phebe Cartwright m. David Starbuck
    7. Phebe Cartwright Starbuck m. Joseph Hatch
    8. Annie Maria Hatch m. John Nicholson Hatch
    9. James Collins Hatch m. Melissa Caroline Hampton
    10. Jessie Lee Hatch m. Chambliss Walker
    11. Franklin Vernon Walker m. Marjorie Venita McDaniel (twice!)

    Franklin and Marjorie were my maternal grandparents. I won’t post more here due to privacy but please reach out!

    1. Hi Cousin –
      Good to hear from you and to know of the genealogy research that your family has compiled.
      Glad that you are continuing to document and expand on our mutual family tree.

      I hope that you hear from more descendants of Degory Priest


  15. Glad to find this info on other Degory Priest cousins! I have been accepted into the IL Mayflower Society and am intrigued by the Abraham Lincoln connection (which I will look into).
    My line through Degory Priest and Phineas Pratt as follows:
    Degory Priest
    Mary Priest – Phineas Pratt
    Aaron Pratt (1649-1735) – Sarah Pratt (1664-1706)
    Henry Pratt (1685-1750) – Hannah ___ (died 1767)
    Sarah Pratt (1721-1778) – James Wheaton (1717-1778)
    James Wheaton (1747-1834) – Sarah Child (1746-1809)
    James Wheaton (1789-1874) – Betsey Angell (1791-1857)
    Daniel Webster Wheaton (1833-1896) – Priscilla Patton Beith (1845- 1906)
    William Henry Wheaton– Hannah Clauson
    Leslie Wheaton– Shirley Thompson (my parents)
    Jan Wheaton Harrington

    1. Thank you for sharing your line, Cousin.
      Please post the details of your research on the Abraham Lincoln connection. I am sure that everyone would like to learn what you discover.

      Any special plans for the 400th Anniversary of the Arrival of the Mayflower Celebration in 2020?


      1. I plan to be in Plymouth in Sept. 2020 for the big 400th Anniversary celebration. Maybe we can have a Degory Priest cousin reunion!

  16. My Pilgrim connection through Degory Priest:

    Pilgrim Degory Priest, b. abt. 1579 d. 1 Jan 1621 in Plymouth, MA
    Sarah Allerton, b. abt. 1588 in London, England d. 1621 in Plymouth, MA

    Mary Priest, b. abt. 1613 in Leyden, Holland d. bef. Jul 1689 in Charlestown, MA
    Phineas Pratt, b. abt. 1593 d. bef. Jul 1689 in Charlestown, MA

    Aaron Pratt, b. abt. 1649 d. 1735
    Sarah Pratt, b. 31 May 1664 d. 22 Jul 1706

    John Pratt, b. 4 Mar 1694 d. 1780
    Priscilla Thurber, b. 3 Feb 1697 d. 1746

    John Pratt, b. abt. 1730 d, 15 Apr 1804
    Sarah Galusha, b. 21 Jun 1726 in Lyme, CN d. bef. 17 Nov 1803

    Martha Pratt, b. 1770 Rehoboth, MA d. 21 Nov. 1862 in Groton, VT
    Oliver Rhodes b. 1765, marriage in CN d. 1852 in Groton, VT

    Mary Rhodes, b. 17 Jul 1795 in Groton, VT d. 1880 in Wisconsin
    Jonathon Darling, b. 3 Nov 1797 in Groton, VT. d. Sep 1863 in Groton, VT.

    Marcia J. Darling (twin), b. 12 Mar 1824 in Groton, VT d. 1875
    Elijah Hooper, b. 1814 d. 1872 in Bangor, WI.

    Susan J. Hooper, b. 27 Jun 1848 in Groton, VT d. 18 Oct 1916 in Dell Rapids, SD
    William H. Dockstader, b. 15 Nov 1839 near Canajoharie, NY d. 11 Feb.1916 in Dell Rapids, SD

    Guy Hooper Dockstader, b. 3 Jun 1864 in Osage, IA d. 10 Oct 1846 in Dell Rapids, SD
    Anna A. Langeberg, b. 27 Aug 1878 in Pomerania, Germany d. 25 Feb 1969 in Dell Rapids, SD

    May Sue Dockstader (twin), b. 26 May 1907 in Dell Rapids, SD d. 1986 Dell Rapids, SD
    Gordon Angell Wood, b. 10 Oct 1903 in East Douglas, MA d. 1987 in Dell Rapids, SD

    Stuart Robin Wood, b. 8 Apr 1948 in Wichita, KS
    Joan E. Kucera, b. 28 Mar 1948 in Wagner, SD

  17. Hi,

    Not sure how active this page still is, but I just discovered Degory Priest is my 11th Great-Grandfather. My line is as follows:

    Degory Priest
    Mary Priest
    Mary Pratt
    Katherine Swan
    George Hugh Brent
    Judith Brent
    Mary Ann King
    William Doggett1
    William Doggett2
    Henry B Daggett
    William C Daggett
    Arthur E Daggett
    Shirley M Daggett

  18. That’s terrific cousin.

    Thank you for recording your family tree online.
    This will make easy for you to be in contact with your cousins.

    I encourage you to put this, along with the details of each person’s birth, marriage & death dates and places on one of the online family tree sites. Those sites also let you upload photos, documents and stories – so that all of the information you have gathered will be easily accessible for generations to come.

    Good work.

  19. Degory Priest was my 9th great grandfather. Here is my line:
    Degory Priest
    Mary Priest + Phineas Pratt
    Aaron Pratt
    Henry Pratt
    Lemuel Pratt
    Paul Pratt Sr.
    Paul Pratt Jr.
    Adeline C. Pratt + Hiram Peck
    Harry E. A. Peck
    Madeline Peck + Albert Wise
    Dorothy M. Wise + Harry Archer
    Me – Jo Archer Arnspiger

  20. I am doing some genealogy work for a friend. She is the 9th great grand daughter of Degory Priest.
    Her Line:
    daughter Sarah Priest md John Coombs
    son Francis Coombs md Sarah Priest
    son Francis Coombs md Mary Barker
    daughter Frances Coombs md Nathan Howland
    son Seth Howland md Lydia Cobb
    daughter Druisilla Howland md Archippus Cole
    daughter Hanna G. Cole md George Washington Russell
    daughter Matilda Russell md Charles Maxham
    daughter Cynthia Seldona Maxham md Philip Dack
    daughter Daisy Dean Dack md Andrew Christian Jensen
    son Calvin Andrew Jensen md Vera Miller
    daughter Joyce Jensen Alder

  21. Hi,
    Degory Priest is my 10th great grandfather.
    My line is Mary Priest
    Samuel Pratt
    Samuel Pratt
    John Pratt
    Jedediah Pratt
    Amasa Pratt, Sr
    Job Pratt
    Amasa Pratt
    Charles Pratt
    Oscar Pratt
    Lester Pratt

  22. Degory Priest’s great grandmother is my great X 14 grandmother
    Amy Wood– 21 February 1556…… AMY’S son Richard Wood about 1524 – before 1555)
    AMY’S granddaughter Agnes Wood about 1555-19 January 1583)
    AMY’S grandson…Degory Priest 11 August 1582 – 1 January 1621)
    AMY’S father down to me:
    John Wood 10 November 156-December 1635
    Robert Wood about 1520 – 4 March 1787
    Richard Wood about 1524 – before 1555
    Mary Wood 28 September 1603 – 24 January 1676
    Joseph Platt 1 April 1649 – 1 January 1724
    Phebe Platt 1686 – 12 November 1727
    Samuel Newton 1 August 1710 – 21 October 1769
    Enoch Newton about 1740 – 5 March 1817
    Roger Beecher Newton 1766 – 16 May 1838
    Harriet Newton 7 July 1791 – 24 July 1868
    De Witt Clinton Mallory 20 January 1805 – 28 August 1896
    Isaac Newton Mallory 27 November 1829 – 11 December 1910
    DeWitt M Clinton Mallory 10 December 1854 – 1 April 1929
    Nellie Irene Mallory 25 September 1885 – 25 May 1936
    Dale Mallory Lawrence 12 April 1917 – 10 May 1979

  23. This webpage is a wonderful resource for all the descendants of Degory Priest. He is my 11th great grandfather. My line is as follows:

    Degory Priest – Sarah Allerton
    Mary Priest – Phineas Pratt
    Mary Pratt – John Swan
    Mercy Swan – John Perry
    Ebenezer Perry – Abigail Russell
    Abijah Perry – P. Boutwell
    Gustuvas Perry – Eunice Wing
    Lorenzo Perry – Mary Wray Walker
    Matilda Jane Perry – William Phillips
    Lottie Phillips – George Coburn
    Glen Coburn – Amy Hansen
    George Wayne Coburn – Judith Andersen (my parents)

  24. I am a descendant of Degory Priest through his daughter Mary. The direct line below Mary follows:

    Mary Priest 1613-1689 m. Phineas Pratt
    Mary Pratt 1633-1703 m. John Swan
    Elizabeth Swan 1661-1735 m. Ezekiel Richardson II
    Theophilus Richardson 1691-1723 m. Ruth Swan
    Edward Richardson 1714-1797 m. Abigail Chinery
    Abigail Richardson 1756-1820 m. Oliver Brown 1753-1846 (Rev. War Captain Lieutenant)

    Descendants of Oliver Brown, including myself, can be found in the The Whittington-Brown Book, 1066-1965.

    Edward Richardson
    Oliver Brown 1789-1880

  25. I am doing Mayflower research, and am descended from Degory Priest. I found something of interest online on pages 446 and 447 of the book SAINTS AND STRANGERS: LIVES OF THE PILGRIM FATHERS AND THEIR FAMILIES. It says Degory’s wife Sarah Allerton Vincent Priest had remarried to Godbert Godbertson. It says “Married (to Degory) Leyden, 1621: 5 (FIVE) children; by her husband’s two and her own three marriages. Last husband Godbert Godbertson and first husband John Vincent did not have children prior to marrying her. That leaves Degory Priest who was 32 years old when he married Sarah. What are the odds he hadn’t been married before? Long disputed are the sons: James and John Priest. Could they be the 2 children mentioned in this book? All that came to America with Sarah and Godbert were Mary and Sarah Priest and the boy, Samuel, that she had with Godbert. If Godbert had children with his first wife he would never have left them in Holland. I suspect James and John Priest were sent back to England to be with Degory’s family. Could I be wrong? Sure. But it’s an interesting clue, don’t you think? Thanks for listening. Susan Godden

  26. Degory Priest would have been my 8th great grandfather. The line is Sarah (Whitcher) Vickery, Wendell Jennison Whitcher (1909-1979), Ernest Linwood Whitcher (1868-1957), Finette Nelson Roberts, Charlotte Rhodes, Martha (Pratt) Rhodes, John Pratt, John Pratt, Aaron Pratt, Mary (Priest) Pratt, Degory Priest. Martha (Pratt) Rhodes was named in will of “John Pratt of Thompson dated 17 November 1803 and proved 2 April 1811 as Martha, wife of Oliver Rhodes”
    The John Pratt, father of Martha, is named in American Ancestor’s Mayflower Families Fifth Generation Descendants, 1700-1880; it is his will that named Martha Pratt, wife of Oliver Rhodes, as his daughter.

  27. Not sure if I am a descendant of Degory Priest. My father John Wilkie Priest 1937-1996
    Grandfather John Walter Priest 1902-1995
    Great Grandfather John Priest
    I am Rhoda Priest Hedden

  28. Degory Priest and Sarah Allerton Priest
    Phineas Pratt and Mary (Priest) Pratt
    John Swan and Mary (Pratt) Swan
    Ezekiel Richardson and Elizabeth (Swan) Richardson
    Capt. Oliver Brown and Abigail (Richardson) Brown
    Robert Wylie and Elizabeth (Brown) Wylie
    Robert Wylie and Betty Blume Wylie
    Sylvester McCown and Nellie (Wylie) McCown
    Hebert McCown and Nellie Rose McCown
    Brian McCown and Anna Huckaby McCown
    Scott McCown (me)

  29. Seems like there are a lot of us descendants of Degory Priest after all.
    My line:
    Degory Priest & Sarah Allerton
    Phineas Pratt & Mary Priest
    Aaron Pratt & Sarah Wright
    Phineas Pratt (Captain) & Sarah Lincoln
    Phineas Pratt & Hannah Gillette
    Worthy Pratt & Florenna E Case
    Cloe Louise Pratt & Joseph Brobeck
    Lavinia Brobeck & Jeremiah McLoud
    Lena Grace McLoud & Paul C Elkie
    Leona Marie Elkie & William Christian Jensen
    Cheryl (Jensen) Kimbo (me)

  30. Degory Priest
    Sarah Priest
    John Coombs
    Mary Coombs
    Sarah Eaton
    Jabez Cushman
    Hannah Cushman
    Nancy Rider
    Jonathan Hutchins
    Hannah Noyes Hutchins
    Charles Barrett Hall, Jr
    Charles Freeman Hall
    Charles Herbert Hall
    Me (Virginia Marie Hall)

  31. Just found this page!
    My line is:

    Degory Priest
    Mary Priest
    Mercy Pratt
    Abraham Holman
    Nathaniel Holman
    Abraham Holman
    Elizabeth/Betsey Holman
    Warren Townsend
    Charles Townsend
    Warren Townsend
    Charles Townsend
    plus two more

  32. The below listed Frank is my great grandfather.

    4. Frank is the son of Adaline (Lazell) Seidel (1841-1918) [confident]
    5. Adaline is the daughter of Calvin Lazell (1805-1865) [confident]
    6. Calvin is the son of Calvin Lazell (1766-1831) [confident]
    7. Calvin is the son of Huldah (Leach) Briggs (1742-1818) [unknown confidence]
    8. Huldah is the daughter of Mercy (Bryant) Leach (1715-1775) [unknown confidence]
    9. Mercy is the daughter of Hannah (Eaton) Briant (1692-1724) [unknown confidence]
    10. Hannah is the daughter of Mary (Coombs) Eaton (1666-1728) [confident]
    11. Mary is the daughter of John Coombs (abt.1632-bef.1668) [confident]
    12. John is the son of Sarah (Priest) Coombs (abt.1615-aft.1648) [confident]
    13. Sarah is the daughter of Degory Priest (abt.1579-1621) [confident]
    This makes Degory the 11th great grandfather of Shelley.

    Also, Francis Eaton is my 10th great grandfather.

  33. Degory Preist
    Mary Preist/Phineas Pratt
    Mary Pratt/Cpt. John Swann
    Katherine Swann Planter/Hugh Brent
    George Hugh Brent/Judith Pursell
    Judith Brent/John King
    John Tarleton King/Molly Lanier
    William Greene King/Margaret McCain
    Amanda Ellen King/John B Dowden
    Hubbard M Dowden/Anna Emery
    Emerson C Dowden/Edith Lorene Miller
    Alberta M Dowden/Clifton Conner Helm
    Lorene Ann Helm/Ralph Irving Eckardt

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