I was surfing thru geneaology this morning when I came upon this web site which I have read with great interest. Perhaps I can add something to the debate as I have been working off and on for a number of years. I am 10th generation descendant from Samuel of Braintree and have been able to link my descendants together and now am trying to fill in their lives. I ran into a confusion between Samuel of Braintree and Samuel of Windsor, Conn. who were apparently contemporaries and I can add very little to that in that I always retreated to Samuel of Braintree when I felt I was on the wrong branch. It appears that it was Samuel of Windsor who came over on the Mary/John and I do not know on what ship Samuel of Braintree traveled. I believe he was born in Braintree England in 1598 but I cannot confirm that. He first appears in 1635 and is married to Ann Whitmore in 1630 (in England?) They had 4 children: Samuel born 1632 (moved to Bridgewater,Ma. and became known as Deacon Samuel and fought with distinction in King Philips War; Daughter Mary born 1634 married Nathaniel Greenwood: James born 1635/6 moved to Tisbury on Martha's Vineyard;Sarah born 1639 and she married Miles Standish's son Joseph. Ann died in 1641 (age 29) and Samuel remarried to Margaret had two children Joseph born 1650 and Abagail born 1652. Joseph inherited the family property on the Fore river in Braintree and Abagail married John Cary and moved to Bristol, R.I. I hope this is helpful and I would be delighted to participate in your dialogues.