This website is named Isaac Gardner Family, but it is much broader than just the Gardner family. It grew over many years out of the efforts of Stan Gardner's cousins Marie Gardner White and Margie Schaffer Nish, with a lot of online Gardner family research by Don Shackleford and distant cousin Kendal Johnson, plus Lewis family researcher Jeannie Winter and Otis family researcher Judy McClarnon, supplemented by my own research. Stan's was mostly on the Internet, except that in 1993, while living in Ohio, he hunted for and found the gravestones for Isaac Gardner and Nancy Rose. They are buried in the Methodist church cemetery in Moorefield, Harrison County, Ohio. That is the earliest Gardner he could verify, but you can follow the Schaffer ancestry through his mother, Helen, back to the Mayflower and beyond:
(1)Helen Schaffer (2)Alice Lewis (3)Susan Stiverson (4)Harmon Stuyvesant (5)Stephen Otis (6)Barnabus Otis (7)Elizabeth Little (8)Elizabeth Southworth (9)Rebecca Pabodie (10)Elizabeth Alden (11)John Alden and Priscilla Mullins.
If you might be interested in re-living parts of the Twentieth Century as seen through his father's diaries, look at the Useful Link below.