Adair, Ragsdale, Allen, Spradlin Family

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  • ID: I104416995
  • Name: John ALDEN
  • Given Name: John
  • Surname: Alden
  • Sex: M
  • Birth: 1599 in Harwick,Sussex,Eng
  • Death: 1687 in Duxbury,MA
  • MARC: 1624 Plymouth,MA
  • Change Date: 18 May 2002
  • Note:
    Alden, John (1599?-1687), one of the Pilgrims, born in Southampton, England. Hewent to America on the Mayflower in 1620 and was a signer of the Mayflower Compact. He was one of the founders of Plymouth, the first permanent English settlement in New England. In 1623 Alden married Priscilla Mullins, another Pilgrim.In 1627 or shortly afterward, together with the Plymouth colonist Miles Standish, he founded Duxbury, where he lived until his death. Alden was active in theaffairs of Plymouth Colony, serving alternately as assistant to the governor and as deputy from Duxbury. He lived longer than any of the other signers of theMayflower Compact.
    Alden's fame rests chiefly on the romantic tale written by the American poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, The Courtship of Miles Standish (1858). In the poem, Alden, deeply in love with Priscilla Mullins, proposes to her on behalf of his shy friend Standish, whereupon she inquires, Why don't you speak for yourself, John?
    "Alden, John," Microsoft (R) Encarta. Copyright(c) 1994 Microsoft Corporation. Copyright (c) 1994 Funk & Wagnall's Corporation.

    Father: George ALDEN b: 1575
    Mother: Jean UNK b: Abt 1770

    Marriage 1 Priscilla MULLINS b: 1602 in Dorking,Surrey,Eng
    • Married: 12 May 1622 in Plymouth,MA
    1. Has Children Ruth ALDEN b: 1627 in Duxbury,MA
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