|House in Betty's Neck on|
Massasoit had many children, but has few descendants. His sons tended to die fighting the English, and his daughters married Wampanoag or men from nearby tribes who died fighting the English. I kept hitting dead ends as I pursued Massasoit's blood lines. I managed to find his last surviving granddaughters (many generations down the line,) living on Betty's Neck road in Lakeville, Massachusetts. These women died in the late 1800s and their home is NOT a museum. It abuts a development of McMansions.
|The last known|
|Canadian Trappers brought disease that|
decimated Massasoit's people
He didn't want his people to be annihilated by another round of disease
The rest of the story in 7 degrees will be told in pictures. Please excuse the twist I published. After all the depressing research about Massasoit's family, disease, oppression, and plague, I needed a smile.
King of Wampanoags
|Massasoit made peace with John Carver, John Bradford, Myles Standish|
and other pilgrims against the Narragansett and for mutual protection.
|Guess who is descended from John Bradford?|
|The Shah of Iran, who met.....|
|Ted Kennedy in 1975. Mr Kennedy wrote a letter to....|
|Benedict XVI. The pope sent a message back to Kennedy's|
family. Read the correspondences here.
Did you know? It's never too late for confession and reconciliation.