Ralph Alden was my great, great Aunt Ruth's husband. Ralph was the ninth linear descdandt of John Alden and Pricilla Mullin. I believe he was the last linear descdant. Ruth and Ralph never had children. The family crest is with my 3rd cousin in Byron, IL. He also has the pilgrim's hymnal, which was supposed to go to me. We are in a fight right now with him because my aunt had a will, but he took everything, including the will. It angers me so, because I had fallen in love with that hymnal when I was a child. I am a major U.S. history buff, and so... I need to ask my grandmother if there are any pictures. I was wrong about the sword. The sword belonged to me 4th great grandfather, Marcus Hess who faught in the civil war for the north. His grandfather was Jacob Hess, my 6th great grandfather, who faught in the Revolutionary war. Sorry about that.