Friday, June 15, 2012

Priscilla Mullins

Priscilla Mullins was born probably in Dorking, Surrey, England, to William and Alice Mullins.  She, her parents, and her brother Joseph all came on the Mayflower to Plymouth in 1620.  Her entire family, herself excepted, died the first winter.  She was shortly thereafter, in 1622 or 1623, married to John Alden, the Mayflower's cooper, who had decided to remain at Plymouth rather than return to England with the ship.  John and Priscilla lived in Plymouth until the late 1630s, when they helped found the neighboring town of Duxbury.
John and Priscilla would go on to have ten or eleven children, and have an enormous number of descendants, including poet Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams, and Vice President Dan Quayle.

Additional information from web site
Birth: Perhaps around 1602 probably, Dorking, Surrey, England
Marriage: John Alden, about 1623 in Plymouth.
Death: sometime between 1651 and 1687, Duxbury.
Children:  Elizabeth, John, Joseph, Priscilla, Jonathan, Sarah, Ruth, Mary, Rebecca, and David.

Additional Resources
  • Alden Kindred of America.  The Alden Kindred maintains a house built by John Alden in Duxbury about 1650, and is also a lineage society.
  • Mayflower Families: John Alden for Four Generations.  The best, most complete genealogy of John Alden available, covering the first four generations to the birth of the fifth generation.  Well over 750 pages of pure genealogy, with full source citations.  Published by the General Society of Mayflower Descendants.

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