I can trace at least one Ancestor through the Apsey Line to the Mayflower.  There is the possibility of more, but I haven’t been able to prove [beyond a doubt] of that yet.

The following is a copy of the Mayflower Compact in William Bradford’s hand.  It was signed by  41 male adults on board the ship Mayflower on November 11, 1620.  Our Ancestor, George Soule, was one of them.


"In the name of God, Amen. We, whose names are underwritten, the Loyal Subjects of our dread Sovereign Lord, King James, by the Grace of God, of England, France and Ireland, King, Defender of the Faith, e&. Having undertaken for the Glory of God, and Advancement of the Christian Faith, and the Honour of our King and Country, a voyage to plant the first colony in the northern parts of Virginia; do by these presents, solemnly and mutually in the Presence of God and one of another, covenant and combine ourselves together into a civil Body Politick, for our better Ordering and Preservation, and Furtherance of the Ends aforesaid; And by Virtue hereof to enact, constitute, and frame, such just and equal Laws, Ordinances, Acts, Constitutions and Offices, from time to time, as shall be thought most meet and convenient for the General good of the Colony; unto which we promise all due submission and obedience. In Witness whereof we have hereunto subscribed our names at Cape Cod the eleventh of November, in the Reign of our Sovereign Lord, King James of England, France and Ireland, the eighteenth, and of Scotland the fifty-fourth. Anno Domini, 1620."


George Soule b. 1590 d. 1679
George Soule Jr b. ca 1639 d. 1704
~William Soule b. 1670 d. 1723
Joseph Soule b. 1701 d. 1735
Benjamin Soule b. circa 1728 d.1779
Howland Soule b. circa 1753 d. 1777
Howland Soules b. 1777 d. 1817
Rachel Soules Corman Penfold b. 1810 d. 1889
Susan Corman Apsey b. 1840 d. 1918
John Elisha Apsey Sr b. 1863 d. 1926

~ William Soule married Hannah Eaton, another possible link to Francis Eaton from the Mayflower