Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Kansas
Welcome to the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Kansas!
John Sherman, Governor
Our Society is a diverse and congenial group dedicated to preserving and educating the public on the band of Pilgrims arriving at Plymouth on the good ship Mayflower. The Society’s members have proven their lineal descent from one or more of the 51 out of 102 original passengers who arrived in Plymouth on the Mayflower in 1620 and survived the “First Winter.” The Society celebrates our ancestral legacy, preserves the Pilgrims memory and works to educate the public on their historical voyage and historical significance.
As was noted on the Home Page you may very well descend from a Mayflower passenger which is estimated to be more than 30 million descendants. We encourage you to make application for membership in the General Society of Mayflower Descendants through our state Society. The voyage to membership is exciting and rewarding, as you discover what is likely to be an amazing family history and American story.  Click on the Join Our Society link for more information.
The Society of Mayflower Descandants in the State of Kansas, in addition to educating our members, seeks to educate and engage the public about our Mayflower history, the Pilgrim’s way of life, their Wampanoag neighbors, and the ultimate development of our country. Our education includes funding a college scholarship in addition to providing access to and references for historical materials. We gather as a group twice yearly for fellowship and educational programs.
All Mayflower descendants are welcome and the Society promotes pluralism and diversity, providing a positive environment for all members.
The Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Kansas operates as a 501(c)(3) charitable organization
  • ​​​​Recieve publications from both the General Society and the Kansas Society.
  1. The Mayflower Quarterly, published by the General Society of Mayflower Descendants, provides information about history, genealogy and current activities of the member societies.
  2. The Sunflower Mayflower Newsletter, published by the Society of Mayflower Descendants in the State of Kansas, provides information about the luncheon meetings held twice a year and other news and articles of interest to members.
  • The opportunity for fellowship with others who share a common ancestry and are interested in advancing awareness of the history and contributions of the Pilgrims.

Operating Year: January - December 2022

Board of Assistants - Officers
Governor: Mr. John Clark Sherman
Deputy Governor: Mrs. Sue Anne Barnes
Corresponding Secretary : Mrs. Vicki Lynne Barge
Recording Secretary: Mrs. Patricia Ann Setser
Treasurer: Mrs. Amy Dione Spurgeon
Historian: Mr. Bryan Keith Jones
Counsellor: Mr. Marshall Richter Toburen
Elder: Mr. Mark Edward Hoppe
Captain: Mr. Matthew Shane Brady
Surgeon: Ms. Karen Kay Weis
General Society from Kansas
Deputy Governor General: Ms. Della Joyce Regenold
Assistant General: Mr. John Clark Sherman
Review Committee Chair: Mr. Devin Joseph Weis
Junior Membership: Mrs. Angela Kay Fischer
Newsletter: Mrs. Carolyn Doris Patterson
Scholarship Chairman: Mrs. Patricia Ann Setser
Scholarship: Mrs. Patricia Elizabeth Burton
Scholarship: Sara Elizabeth Colt
Genealogy: Mr. Mark Edward Hoppe
Genealogy: Mr. Walter Alan Murphy
Genealogy: Mr. Bryan Keith Jones
Webmaster: Mr. John Clark Sherman