Family:Edward Winslow and Susanna Unknown (1)

d. 8 May 1655
d. bet 18 Dec 1654 and 2 Jul 1675
m. 12 May 1621 Plymouth Colony
Facts and Events
Marriage[1][2] 12 May 1621 Plymouth Colony
  1. Nathaniel Philbrick. Mayflower. (New York: Penguin Books (2006)).

    "A few weeks after Bradford's election to governor, Edward Winslow and Susanna White showed the rest of the settlement that it was indeed possible to start anew. Susanna had lost her husband, William, on February 21; Edward had lost his wife, Elizabeth, on March 24. Just a month and a half later, on May 12, Edward and Susanna became the first couple in Plymouth to marry. Six weeks may seem too short a time to grieve, but in the seventeenth century, it was quite normal for a widow or widower to remarry within three months of his or her spouse's death.... In accordance with 'the laudable custom of the Low Countries,' Edward and Susanna were married in a civil ceremony." (p. 104)

  2. Anderson, Robert Charles. The Great Migration Begins: Immigrants to New England, 1620-1633. (Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 1995).

    Citing Thomas Prince, A Chronological History of New England