John Alden, immigrant ancestor, came to Plymouth, Massachusetts on the ship "Mayflower." He was the 7th signer of the Mayflower Compact, and he outlived all of those who signed this document with him. In 1643, he served in the Duxbury Company, of which Myles Standish was the Captain. He was appointed Assistant to the Governor of the Colony, serving from 1632 to 1640, again in 1650, and once more in 1686. He was Deputy to the General Court in the years 1641, 1642, 1644, and 1649. And in 1641 and following years he was a member of the Council of War. From 1664 to 1667 he was Acting Deputy Governor. By trade he was a cooper. (George H. Smith, Goss Ancestry)
Generation No. 1
John1 Alden was born about 1599 in Southhampton, England died 22 Sep 1687. He married Priscilla Mullins 12 May 1622, daughter of William Mullins and Alice.
Children of John Alden and Priscilla Mullins
i. John Alden b. 1623 d. 14 Mar 1701
ii. Joseph Alden b. 1624 d. 8 Feb 1697
iii. Elizabeth Alden b.1625 d. 31 May 1717
iv. Jonathan Alden b. 1627 d. 14 Feb 1697
v. Sarah Alden b. ca.1629 d. 1688
vi. Ruth Alden d. 1674 d. 12 Aug 1674
2. vii. Rebecca Alden b.1637
viii. Priscilla Alden
ix. Zachariah Alden b.1641
x. Mary Alden b. ca.1643 d. 12 Sep 1688
xi. David Alden b. 1646 d. 1719
This line is continued through the Delano line.