Descendent of Pilgrim Documents Family's History in New Release
In "My Family in America since 1620" (published by iUniverse), author William G. Carter reaches back to the early years of the European presence in North America to tell how William Brewster, one of the leading Pilgrims on the Mayflower, came to America in 1620. As a descendent of William Brewster, Carter says the book is not simply American history, but also part of his family's story.
"I finally came to the realization that I had family history in America dating back to 1620," Carter says. "This led back to the sailing of the small ship the Mayflower from England. A Great Grandfather of mine was one of the principal leaders of that group to this new land that had just been discovered across the Atlantic Ocean."
An excerpt from "My Family in America since 1620":
On my mother's side of the family, I am a descendant of William Brewster. He was born in 1566 in Wales, which is a part of the United Kingdom. He would become my great-grandfather, with several more "greats" added, of course. He was an elder of his church in Scrooby, England, and attended Cambridge University. His neighbors and friends were aware of the new land of America, and William Brewster became one of the key leaders of the Mayflower expedition.
"My Family in America since 1620"
By William G. Carter
Hardcover | 6 x 9 in | 114 pages | ISBN 9781491788240
Softcover | 6 x 9 in | 114 pages | ISBN 9781491788233
E-Book | 114 pages | ISBN 9781491788257
Available at Amazon and Barnes & Noble
About the Author
William G. Carter, on his mother's side of the family, is a descendant of William Brewster, one of the key leaders who came to North America aboard the Mayflower in 1620. Carter's work as a leader with Optimist International garnered him recognition in Who's Who in America.
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