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Medford Historical Society Papers, Volume 25., Women of the Mayflower and Plymouth Colony. (search)
quality of mind and heart must be the equal of many of their companions. Here are the wives of John and Edward Tilly, each with a young girl to mother. Humility Cooper is cousin to Ann Tilly, and Elizabeth is stepchild to John Tilly's wife. Mrs. Edward Fuller and Anna White are those sailing for another haven, though knowing itgraves were made, and their remembrance shall last as long as Mayflowers blossom. It is indeed remarkable that even twelve women and children remained. Humility Cooper and Elizabeth Tilly, Priscilla Mullins and Mary Chilton were indeed truly alone. On the five women the care and responsibility fell heaviest, though the girls ful. The new plan of individual division of land, with its planting and care, proved its wisdom. Friendly contests for success began. Mary Chilton and Humility Cooper were each given an acre, and the attention these acres received was not less than any others. The crops ripening foretold an abundant harvest. The lightening