Notes for John Alden: Ninth Generation 48. John9 Alden (#711) was born in England, UK BEF 1598. John died 12 SEP 1687 at age 89.
He married Priscilla Mullins ABT 1622. (Priscilla Mullins is #712.) Priscilla was born 1601. Priscilla died BEF 22 SEP 1687 at age 86. John was a cooper or barrelmaker who was hired to keep the barrels of beer and water sound during the voyage across the Atlantic, and to help the colonists comply with the law which required any barrels removed from England to be either returned, replaced or suitable staves or raw lumber be sent back to make new barrels. England was already feeling the pinch of disappearing forests in 1820. Alden had not intended to stay in Plymouth, but was convinced by some of the smooth-talking Puritan leaders of his opportunity to improve his lot after the voyage commenced.
John Alden and Priscilla Mullins had the following children:
49 i. Jonathan8 Alden Capt (#2349) was born on (birth date unknown). He married Abigail Hallett date unknown. (Abigail Hallett is #2350.)
+ 46 ii. Joseph Alden was born AFT 22 MAY 1627. ================================================ http://www.uftree.com/UFT/WebPages/Clinton_Markham/ALDEN/d0/i0000711.htm#i711
More About John Alden and Priscilla Mullins: Marriage: 12 May 1622
Children of John Alden and Priscilla Mullins are:
+Jonathan Alden, b. Abt. 1633, Plymouth, Plymouth, MA, d. 14 February 1696/97, Duxbury, Plymouth, MA.