Guide to the Volumes of the Silver Books Project

The Silver Book Project, originally known as the Five Generations Project, traces the descendants of the Mayflower pilgrims. The project aims to provide clear, well-documented lineages of the ship’s passengers through the 7th  and 8th generations. Each family has its own volume* and many consist of multi-part sets.

This guide explains how the books are organized. 

*Mayflower Families Volume 15 consists of the Chilton and More families. Mayflower passenger Moses Fletcher does not have a Silver Book. 

John Alden & Priscilla Mullins – Mayflower Families Volume 16

Descendants of John Alden and Priscilla Mullins. John and Priscilla had nine children; seven left descendants. This volume consists of six parts with the seventh in progress. Part one consists of the first four generations naming the 5th. Parts two through seven document the 5th generation naming the 6th. Also includes William and [probably] Alice (   ) Mullins.

Four generations naming the 5th; compiled by Esther Littleford Woodworth-Barnes; edited by Alicia Crane Williams (2002)

5th generation naming the 6th; descendants through Elizabeth2 (Alden) Pabodie; compiled by Esther Littleford Woodworth-Barnes; edited by Alicia Crane Williams (2002)

5th generation naming the 6th; descendants through John2, Joseph2 and Jonathan2; compiled by Esther Littleford Woodworth-Barnes; edited by Alicia Crane Williams (2004)

5th generation naming the 6th; descendants through Ruth2 (Alden) Bass; compiled by Esther Littleford Woodworth-Barnes; edited by Alicia Crane Williams, completed by John Bradley Arthaud (2015)

5th generation naming the 6th; descendants through Sarah2 (Alden) Standish; compiled by Esther Littleford Woodworth-Barnes; edited by Alicia Crane Williams, completed by John Bradley Arthaud (2016)

5th generation naming the 6th; descendants through David2 ; compiled by Esther Littleford Woodworth-Barnes; edited by Jane Fletcher Fiske, FASG (2020)

5th generation naming the 6th; descendants through Rebecca2  (Alden) Delano; compiled by Muriel Cushing; edited by Jane Fletcher Fiske, FASG. Fifth generation #312 to 432 will be found in the Mayflower Families in Progress green softcover “Philip Delano” series, Parts 1 and 2.

Isaac Allerton & Mary Norris Mayflower Families Volume 17

Descendants of Isaac Allerton and Mary Norris. Isaac had seven children with four leaving descendants. 

Five generations naming the 6th; compiled by Robert S. Wakefield, FASG and Margaret Harris Stover, CG; (1998, Reprinted 2013)

John Billington & Mrs. Ellinor (    ) Billington Armstrong – Mayflower Families Volume 21

Descendants of John Billington and Mrs. Ellinor (    ) Billington Armstrong. This volume consists of three parts. John1 Billington had one child, Francis2 who had seven children.

Five generations naming 6th; Second Edition compiled by John Bradley Arthaud, FASG; edited, previewed & indexed by Jane Fletcher Fiske, FASG (2014)

6th generation naming the 7th; descendants through his son Francis’s first four children, Elizabeth3, Joseph3, Martha3 and Mary3; compiled by John Bradley Arthaud, FASG; edited, previewed & indexed by Jane Fletcher Fiske, FASG (2017)

6th generation naming the 7th; descendants through his son Francis’s last three children, Isaac3, Dorcas3 and Mercy3; compiled by John Bradley Arthaud, FASG; edited, previewed & indexed by Jane Fletcher Fiske, FASG (2018)

William Bradford – Mayflower Families Volume 22

Descendants of William Bradford. William Bradford had four children. 

Five generations naming the 6th; compiled by Robert S. Wakefield, FASG and Ann Smith Lainhart; (2004)

William Brewster & Mary (    ) Brewster – Mayflower Families Volume 24

Descendants of William Brewster and Mary (    ) Brewster. William Brewster had six children; four of them have descendants. This volume consists of three volumes. Part one covers the first four generations. Parts two and three cover the 5th generation naming the 6th through his four children. His daughter Fear2 Brewster married Isaac1 Allerton and also has 5th generation descendants in Mayflower Families Volume 17 Allerton.

Four generations naming the 5th; compiled by Barbara Lambert Merrick, edited by Scott Andrew Bartley (2014)

5th generation naming the 6th; descendants through Jonathan2; compiled by Barbara Lambert Merrick, edited by John B Arthaud, FASG (2019)

5th generation naming the 6th; descendants through Love2, Patience2 and Fear 2; compiled by Barbara Lambert Merrick, edited by John B Arthaud, FASG and previewed by Peggy M. Baker (2019)

Peter Brown – Mayflower Families Volume 7

Descendants of Peter Brown. Peter had four children and three have descendants. 

Five generations naming the 6th; compiled by Robert S. Wakefield, FASG; (2002)

James Chilton & Susanna (    ) Chilton and Richard More – Mayflower Families Volume 15

Two families combined into one volume—descendants of James Chilton and Richard More. 

Descendants of James Chilton and Susanna (    ) Chilton: Five generations naming 6th; originally compiled by Robert Moody Sherman, CG, FASG, and Verle Delano Vincent; Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, FASG; (1997)

Descendants of Richard More: Compiled by Robert Moody Sherman, CG, FASG, Robert S. Wakefield, FASG and Lydia Dow Finley, CALS (1997)

Francis Cooke – Mayflower Families Volume 12

Descendants of Francis Cooke. Francis had eight children, but five have descendants. 

Five generations naming the 6th; compiled by Ralph V. Wood, Jr.; (2014)

Edward Doty – Mayflower Families Volume 11

Descendants of Edward Doty. This volume consists of three parts and is divided into coverage for his nine children. All of Edward’s children have descendants. Each of the three parts covers five generations naming the 6th.

Five generations naming the 6th; descendants through Edward2 & John2; Second Edition compiled by Peter B. Hill. (2009)

Five generations naming the 6th through Thomas2, Samuel2, Desire2 and Elizabeth2, complied by Peter B. Hill. (1996)

Five generations naming the 6th; descendants through Isaac2, Joseph2 and Mary2, complied by Peter B. Hill. (2000)

Francis Eaton & Sara (    ) Eaton– Mayflower Families Volume 9

Descendants of Francis Eaton and Sara (    ) Eaton. Francis had four children; three of them have descendants. This volume is currently out of print and is being revised.

Five generations naming the 6th; originally compiled by Lee Douglas Van Antwerp, MD, CG, Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, FASG; (1996)

Edward Fuller & Mrs. Edward Fuller – Mayflower Families Volume 4

Descendants of Edward Fuller and Mrs. Edward Fuller. Edward had two children. 

Five generations naming the 6th; compiled by Bruce Campbell MacGunnigle, CG; (2006)

Samuel Fuller – Mayflower Families Volume 10

Descendants of Samuel Fuller. Samuel had four children with one leaving descendants. 

Five generations naming the 6th; originally compiled by Katharine Warner Radasch and Arthur Hitchcock Radasch. Revised by Margaret Harris Stover, CG and Robert S. Wakefield, FASG; (Reprinted 2015)

Stephen Hopkins & Elizabeth Fisher – Mayflower Families Volume 6

Descendants of Stephen Hopkins and Elizabeth Fisher. Stephen had ten children and four have descendants. 

Five generations naming the 6th; compiled by John D. Austin, FASG; (2001)

John Howland & Elizabeth Tilley– Mayflower Families Volume 23

Descendants of John Howland and Elizabeth Tilley. John and Elizabeth had 10 children; all have descendants. The first four children, Desire2, John2, Hope2 and Elizabeth2 were originally published in a Picton Press series that is now out of print. Silver Books are replacing those books and the research is in progress. This will affect the organization and numbering of the children. The volume currently consists of three parts, with two more in progress.

Part one covers the first four generations of six children starting with Lydia through Isaac. Part two then goes on to the 6th generation of his daughters, Lydia2 and Hannah2. Part three goes to the 5th generation of his sons Joseph2 and Jabez2. A 5th generation book for descendants of Ruth and Isaac is in progress as well as a book for Desire2 and her descendants from generation two through six.

Four generations naming the 5th through Lydia2, Hannah2, Joseph2, Jabez2, Ruth2 and Isaac2 Howland; compiled by Ann Smith Lainhart & Robert S Wakefield, FASG (2006)

5th generation naming the 6th; descendants through Lydia2 and Hannah2 Howland; compiled by Ann Smith Lainhart & Jane Fletcher Fiske, FASG (2010)

5th and 6th generations through Joseph2 and Jabez2 Howland; compiled by Ann Smith Lainhart & Jane Fletcher Fiske, FASG (2012)

Ruth2, Isaac2 and Desire2 are in progress

Richard More and James Chilton & Susanna (   ) Chilton – Mayflower Families Volume 15

Two families combined into one volume—descendants of Richard More and James Chilton. 

Five generations naming the 6th; descendants of Richard More: Compiled by Robert Moody Sherman, CG, FASG, Robert S. Wakefield, FASG and Lydia Dow Finley, CALS (1997)

Descendants of James Chilton and Susanna (    ) Chilton: Five generations naming the 6th; originally compiled by Robert Moody Sherman, CG, FASG, and Verle Delano Vincent; Revised by Robert S. Wakefield, FASG; (1997)

Degory Priest – Mayflower Families Volume 8

Descendants of Degory Priest. Degory had two children. 

Five generations naming the 6th; originally compiled by Mrs. Charles Delmar Townsend, Robert S. Wakefield, FASG, Margaret Harris Stover; Re-edited by Margaret Harris Stover; (2008)

Thomas Rogers – Mayflower Families Volume 19

Descendants of Thomas Rogers. He had five children. Two have known descendants. This volume consists of two parts with two more in progress. Part one covers the first five generations and then divides his children into parts. Part two covers the 6th generation from his grandchildren Thomas3 Rogers and Elizabeth3 Rogers, children of Joseph2.

Five generations. Second Edition, originally compiled by Alice Westgate, Revised by Ann T Reeves, 2000, Revised 2013 by Peggy M. Baker (2013)

6th generation, naming the 7th; following family numbers 325 to 512 from the Part 1 volume;   by Peggy M Baker (2019)

Henry Samson – Mayflower Families Volume 20

Descendants of Henry Samson. He had eight children and six have descendants. This volume consists of three parts. Part 1 covers the first four generations and then divides his children into two subsequent parts.

Four generations naming the 5th descendants of Elizabeth2, Hannah2. Daughter2, Dorcas2, James2, Stephen2 and Caleb2; originally compiled by Robert M Sherman, FASG & Ruth W Sherman, FASG; edited by Robert S Wakefield, FASG (2000)

Fifth generation naming the 6th; descendants of James2, Dorcas2, daughter2, Hannah2 and Elizabeth2; compiled by Jane Fiske, FASG (2005)

Fifth generation naming the 6th; descendants of Stephen2 and Caleb2; compiled by Jane Fiske, FASG (2006)

George Soule – Mayflower Families Volume 3

Descendants of George Soule. The original MF3, published in 1980, covered the descendants of George Soule through five generations naming the 6th. It is currently out of print and in the process of being updated.  The Soule Mayflower Families in Progress (MFIP) books starts with the first four generations. The subsequent MFIPs books are the 5th generation naming the 6th. Not all children have been completed.

Five generations naming the 6th; originally compiled by John E. Soule and Robert L. Thomas, MD, edited by Anne Borden Harding (1980)

Four generations naming the 5th; Seventh Edition.; originally compiled by John E Soule & Milton E Terry; Revised by Robert S Wakefield, FASG and Louise Walsh Throop (2015)

5th generation naming the 6th; family numbers 230-349; originally compiled by John E Soule & Milton E Terry; Revised by Louise Walsh Throop (2000)

5th generation naming the 6th; family numbers 350-464; originally compiled by John E Soule & Milton E Terry; Revised by Louise Walsh Throop (2002)

5th generation naming the 6th; family numbers 465-551; originally compiled by John E Soule & Milton E Terry; Revised by Louise Walsh Throop (2003)

5th generation naming the 6th; family numbers 552-636; originally compiled by John E Soule & Milton E Terry; Revised by Louise Walsh Throop (2005)

5th generation naming the 6th; family numbers 637-763; originally compiled by John E Soule & Milton E Terry; Revised by Louise Walsh Throop (2008)

Myles Standish –Mayflower Families Volume 14

Descendant of Myles Standish. Myles had six children and four of them have descendants. 

Five generations naming the 6th; Originally compiled by Russell L. Warner and edited by Robert S. Wakefield, FASG; (2007)

Richard Warren – Mayflower Families Volume 18

Descendants of Richard Warren. Richard had seven children and have descendants. This volume consists of three parts. Part 1 has the first four generations of the family, except for Sarah2 Warren. Her children and subsequent generations are covered in MF12, Francis Cooke. Part 2 covers the 5th generation of the four oldest children and Part 3 covers the 5th generation of the remaining three children.

Four generations naming the 5th; Third Edition, compiled by Robert S Wakefield, FASG; edited by Judith H Swan (2004)

Fifth generation naming the 6th; descendants of Mary2 , Anna2 , and Elizabeth2 ; compiled by Robert S Wakefield, FASG, revised by Jane Fletcher Fiske, FASG (2011)

Fifth generation naming the 6th;  descendants of Abigail2 Snow, Nathaniel2 and Joseph2 Warren; compiled by Robert S Wakefield, FASG (2004)

William White & Susanna (Jackson) White Winslow – Mayflower Families Volume 13

Descendants of William White and Susanna (Jackson) White Winslow. William had two children. 

Five generations naming the 6th; originally compiled by Ruth Wilder Sherman, CG, FASG and Robert Moody Sherman, CG, FASG; Re-edited by Robert S. Wakefield, FASG (2006)

Edward Winslow – Mayflower Families Volume 25

Descendant of Edward Winslow. Edward had five children and two have descendants. The original Winslow manuscript was in Mayflower Families Volume5, which this volume now supersedes.

Eight generations naming the 9th; originally compiled by Ruth C. McGuyer and Robert S. Wakefield, FASG (1997); Re-edited by Marston Watson; (2019)