John And Katherine Carver

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John And Katherine Carver

John Carver was one of the 120 passengers on the Mayflower. He was married to Katherine when he made the journey. They had one child, but it did not survive, and was buried in Leiden, Holland, where they lived before they came to America. He was a religious person, a separatist, and that is one of the reasons he sailed on the Mayflower; he wanted religious freedom. When the Mayflower landed at Plymouth Rock in 1620, he was one of the signers of the Mayflower Compact. Shortly after, he was elected governor of Plymouth Colony. In April 1621, however, he died an unexpected death as a result of sunstroke.

Katherine Carver's Life

Katherine Carver sailed with John Carver on the Mayflower. At the time, she was married to him, but she was married once before to Mr. Leggett. His first name is not officially known, but some think it could have been George. Mr. Leggett eventually died, the date is not known, and Katherine married John sometime around 1616. They sailed on the Mayflower in 1620. When John died in 1621, Katherine was very upset. She died a few weeks later, supposedly of a broken heart.

John Carver's Life

John and Katherine Carver



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