JOHN ALDEN, was born in 1599.

"John Alden was hired for a cooper at South Hampton, wher the ship victuled, and being a hopfull young man, was much desired, but left to his own liking to go or stay when he came here; but he stayed and maryed here."

He was the seventh signer of the "Mayflower Compact" in Provincetown Harbor.

In 1621 he married Priscilla Mullins, daughter of William and Alice Mullins, all of whom came to America on the "Mayflower."

He took an active part in the affairs of Plymouth Colony. He was one of the founders of the town of Duxbury, Mass. He was a member under arms of Captain Myles Standish's Duxbury Company in 1643; Assistant to each Governor of the Colony from 1633 to 1641, and from 1650 to 1686; Representative to the General Court from 1641 to 1649; member of the Council of War from 1653 to 1660 and 1675 to 1676, and Treasurer of Plymouth Colony from June 3, 1656 to 1659.

John Alden lived at Eagle Tree Pond, about two miles north of Captain's Hill, Duxbury.

"John Alden maried with Priscila, Mr. Mollines his doughter, and had issue by her as is before related."

He was the last surviving signer of the "Compact."

He died in Duxbury, Mass., Sept. 12, 1687.


  1. Elizabeth, born in 1623-4; m. William Pabodie
  2. John, born in 1626
  3. Joseph, born in 1627; m. Mary Simmons
  4. Sarah, born in 1629
  5. Jonathan, born in 1632-3
  6. Ruth, born in 1634-5
  7. Rebecca, born in 1637
  8. Priscilla
  9. Zachariah, born in 1641
  10. Mary, born in 1643
  11. David, born in 1646

SOURCE: The Tucker Genealogy, A Record of Gilbert Ruggles and Evelina Christina (Snyder) Tucker; by Tyler Seymour Morris; Chicago 1902; pp. 157-159


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