Mayflower Descendents

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The 4-cent Noah Webster stamp was issued October 16, 1958.
American writer and poet Ralph Waldo Emerson had deep roots in America as he was a Mayflower descendent.
 

These pioneers became known as the Pilgrims. The Merriam-Webster dictionary, which originated in the first American dictionary by Mayflower descendent Noah Webster, describes a pilgrim as “one who journeys in foreign lands,” but reserves use of the proper noun for those who landed at Plymouth in 1620. Webster is accompanied by many other famous Americans whose ancestry traces back to those 102 original Pilgrims, including at least eight presidents.

39-cent Superman stamp
Superman was not a Mayflower descendent, but the actor who played him, Christopher Reeve, was a Mayflower descendent.
32-cent Marilyn Monroe stmp
The actress Marilyn Monroe was a Mayflower descendent. The stamp honoring her was issued June 1, 1995.