Thank you for letting me know of this, Alton.I see a few things I question:The Plymouth settlers - now called the Pilgrims - were not Puritans, but Separatists, which is a real and important distinction.(I descend from Mayflower passengers Mr and Mrs. James Chilton through their daughter, Mary, also a Mayflower passenger, as well as from Roger.Mary's descendant, Martha Packard, married Jeremiah Conant on 24 Apr 1739 in Bridgewater, Massachusetts.As Jeremiah was the great-grandson of Lot Conant and my 5th great-grandfather, I believe you and I must be related.) So, that is a factual inaccuracy I see in the article.It is more likely that Roger was a Puritan, as the Puritans often clashed with the Separatists.It is a misconception that the Pilgrims were Puritans that has been continually perpetuated for a couple of hundred years now, but is not based in fact.
Second, I see the article nowhere cites the definitive work on the early Conant family, the extensively researched "A History and Genealogy of the Conant Family in England and America: Thirteen Generations 1520-1887" by Frederick Odell Conant.This would be a mistake on the part of the author of the Wikipedia article, as it it an excellently sourced reference.It has much further information on Roger Conant and his impact on Massachusetts, and other information - including that he wanted to name the town that became Salem "Budleigh."
Third, there is no record of a Joanna Conant being a child of Roger and Sarah Horton Conant.I would prefer that speculation about my ancestor's children not be made public in the manner of the Wikipedia article, because future genealogical researchers will be sent off on a false trail.Roger and Sarah's 10 children, in birth order as best ascertained by baptism and family records by F. O. Conant, were Sarah, Caleb, Lot, Roger, Sarah, Joshua, Mary, Elizabeth, Exercise and John.According to the "History of Salem" by Sidney Perley, 1904, as well as in F. O. Conant's book, the second Sarah was born about 1628, not 1623.Another error in the article is that Caleb died in NEW England. He did not. He had been sent back to England to gain an education and died there.
I would very much appreciate your sending me information as to whom I may contact at Wikipedia so as to correct the above errors and alert them to the information to be found in F. O. Conant's fine book, of which I have a copy.Thank you for bringing this to my attention.
Kathleen Conat, 9th great-granddaughter of Roger Conant.