This Society may also be known as the "Myles Standish Society"
The Society of Myles Standish Descendants, Inc (SMSD) was founded in 2016 to perpetuate the memory of Captain Myles Standish who arrived on the "Mayflower" in 1620, and to preserve of the spirit of that early pilgrim. The Society aspires to promote among the descendants of this esteemed pilgrim a spirit of friendship and pride in their common ancestor; and the formation of personal and social friendships among the members of the Society.
Captain Myles Standish was born about 1584 in England, the exact date and place is unknown. Myles along with his first wife, Rose, was a passenger on the Mayflower in 1620 and first settled at the Plymouth Colony. Captain Standish was the Commander of the Plymouth Colony Militia.
Rose perished early that first winter and Myles married his second wife, Barbara, with whom he had seven children. He was one of the founders and first settlers of the town of Duxbury, Massachusetts, where he lived out his remaining years. He died Oct 03, 1656 at his home in Duxbury, at age 72. He was buried in Duxbury's Old Burying Ground, now known as the Myles Standish Cemetery.
The Board of Directors are honored and excited to provide a Society for the Descendants of Mayflower Pilgrim Myles Standish. We know that you are proud to be direct descent from Myles Standish, and we invite you to become a Society Member and thereby honoring your ancestor. This website is a "work in progress", we will be growing, changing, adding information and new features from time to time. I am working on web configurations for mobile devices. Please check often for updates.