For those with Orcutt ancestors with several generations in the southeastern Massachusetts area, it has been interesting to research their wives.At least two have elicited Mayflower descendency.
Specifically:Emerson 5 Orcutt; Elijah 4; Emerson 3; Thomas 2; William 1 (who married Mary Martha Lane in 1664):Emerson 5 married Mehitable Vining in Abington, Mass. in 1804.Mehitable Vining is great grandaughter of Henry Samson who came in the Mayflower in 1620.Mehitable's mother's line includes also descendents of John Alden and Myles Standish.
Also:William Edwin 7 Orcutt; William 6; Emerson 5; Elijah 4; Emerson 3; Thomas 2; William 1 (who married Mary Martha Lane in 1664):Wm. Edwin 6 Orcutt married Dora Cook who is a 9th generation descendant of Francis Cooke of the Mayflower.Her line includes (via the wives of Cooke ancestors) 5 other Mayflower families:Stephen Hopkins, Richard Warren, Myles Standish, John Alden, Mary Chilton.
For any of you with male Orcutt ancesters with several generations in southeastern Massachusetts:it may be worth investigation the ancestry of the women they married.