John Howland b. 1592 d. 1673

Mayflower Passenger

Mayflower Compact Signatory

My Maternal 11th Great Grandfather

Who Is John Howland?

John Howland was born in c. 1592 in FenstantonEngland.

The son of Henry Howland and his wife Margaret.

He was a Mayflower passenger. Arriving in 1620.

During the voyage there was a turbulent storm during which John fell overboard. He managed to grab a rope that was trailing in the water and was rescued from drowning at sea.

So many of us would not even exist had it not been for a rope that had come loose during a storm.

About 1623, John married Elizabeth Tilley. She was the daughter of John and Joan Hurst Tilley. Elizabeth, Joan, and John were all Mayflower passengers as well.


John Howland died February 23, 1672/73 at Plymouth Colony.

He is buried at Burial Hill in Plymouth, Massachusetts.

You can learn more about John Howland by clicking the links below.



My Relationship To John Howland

John Howland is my...

 Maternal 11th Great Grandfather

John Howland b. 1592 d. 1673

My Maternal 11th Great Grandfather

Desire Howland - b.  1623 d. 1683

My Maternal 10th Great Grandmother

Daughter of John Howland

Temperance Gorham - b.  1646 d. 1714

My Maternal 9th Great Grandmother

Daughter of Desire Howland

Desire Sturgis - b.  1666 d. 1749

My Maternal 8th Great Grandmother

Daughter of Temperance Gorham

Thomas Dimmock - b.  1694 d. 1741

My Maternal 7th Great Grandfather

Son of Desire Sturgis

Desire Dimmock - b.  1733 d. 1802

My Maternal 6th Great Grandmother

Daughter of Thomas Dimmock

Eunice Dimmock - b. 1753 d. 1801

My Maternal 5th Great Grandmother

Daughter of Desire Dimmock

Chloe Manley - b. 1783 d. 1868

My Maternal 4th Great Grandmother

Daughter of Eunice Dimmock

Samuel Perkins - b. 1817 d. 1903

My Maternal 3rd Great Grandfather

Son of Chloe Manley

Martha Jane Perkins - b. 1850 d. 1947

My Maternal 2nd Great Grandmother

Daughter of Samuel Perkins

Fannie Elena Tillotson - b. 1867 d. 1951

My Maternal Great Grandmother

Daughter of Martha Jane Perkins

Lee Orville Collins - b. 1904 d. 1959

My Maternal Grandfather

Son of Fannie Elena Tillotson

Elaine Rose Collins - b. 1937 d. Living

My Mother

Daughter of Lee Orville Collins

Cynthia Jean Meyers-Germany


Daughter of Elaine Rose Collins

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