> If my searches are correct, Katherine Whelden was the sister
> of my Ruth.
She was - see Jan Porter and Daniel F. Stramara, Jr., "The Origin of Gabriel1 Whelden of Yarmouth and Malden, Massachusetts" (NEHGR, 163:253-261).
For the Taylor families of Yarmouth see Jillaine S. Smith, "The Two Richard Taylor Families of Early Yarmouth, Massachusetts" (NEHGR, 165:187-199 [Correction 297], 280-286).
Dale H. Cook, Member, NEHGS and MA Society of Mayflower Descendants;
Plymouth Co. MA Coordinator for the USGenWeb Project
Administrator of http://plymouthcolony.net