The Pillsbury Family
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From Pillsbury Grange in Derbyshire, to the Colonies, to California and beyond


The Pillsbury Family Sur-Name has many variations but, in America, the one which is commonly used is PILLSBURY.   All too often identified with the 'flour folks,' the name has a history which has impacted many parts of American life.  

All American Pillsburys are descendents of one William Pillsbury who arrived in 1641, apparently from Staffordshire, around 140 miles north of London.  

This site includes links to Lineage for all Pillsburys in America but was started explicitly for the descendents of Drs. Harlin Henry and Harriet Foster Pillsbury.  Dr. Harriet was a graduate of the Women's Infirmary of New York in 1880.  Her husband, Harlin, received his medical education at Dartmouth and Harvard. Each came from a family of Transcendentalists and were dedicated to education, women's rights, radical abolitionism, and social justice.  

As we find the stories and history this is where we publish.  

                                                                                                                  Freedom, Justice, and Care of the Earth,

                                                                                                                                    Melinda Pillsbury-Foster 






           AC Pillsbury photographing Indian Mary - Yosemite                            1916 - A Statement                                Mildred Clemens and the Tribe of Pillsburys