John Alden served as the ship’s cooper on the Mayflower and decided to stay with the Pilgrims when the Mayflower returned to England. He signed the Mayflower Compact becoming an active participant in the running of the colony. John Alden served on the Governor’s Council, the Council of War, the General Court of Plymouth, and the committee on Kennebec Trade. In 1621-22, John married Priscilla Mullins, and they had ten children (possibly an eleventh who died in infancy); Elizabeth, John, Joseph, Sarah, Jonathan, Ruth, Rebecca, Mary, Priscilla, and David. John and Priscilla received 100 acres along the Bluefish River, in 1628, in an area that became known as Duxbury.
The Mayflower left England in September 1620 with 102 men, women and children bound for Virginia. After 65 days they arrived far north of their preferred destination. They created a government on arrival forming the Mayflower Compact, which stated the colonists would create “laws, ordinances, acts, constitutions, and offices…,” follow their Christian faith, work together for the common good, and be loyal subjects to King James.
This John Alden history mug is part of our Mayflower history series which includes many of the notable figures who played major roles during this conflict.
The biographical History Mugs were created to teach and inspire individuals to learn about our diverse and interesting history. The biographies were researched and written by history enthusiast, Robert Compton. He colorized most of the historic photos and images used on the mugs, which were originally black and white or sepia tone. The images and biographies are imprinted on mugs at his studio in rural Vermont.
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