Addition to Mayflower Families Fifth Generation Descendants, 1700-1880


Embarkation of the Pilgrims by Robert Walter Weir, circa 1857. Public Domain, courtesy of the Brooklyn Museum and Wikimedia Commons.

We have added a new volume to the searchable database of authenticated Mayflower Pilgrim genealogies, Mayflower Families Fifth Generation Descendants, 1700-1880:

  • Alden, John (Vol. 16, part 5)

This update adds 300 pages supporting 6,500 records and 18,700 searchable names, and represents the last of the volumes dedicated to the descendants of John Alden and Priscilla Mullins.

This database is being constructed from the General Society of Mayflower Descendants (GSMD) very well-known series of books Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Descendants of the Pilgrims who landed at Plymouth, Mass., December 1620 which document the first generation of descendants of the Pilgrims. Through our partnership with GSMD, American Ancestors is delivering this database with a full index of the fifth-generation descendants, and their children, coupled with the page images for those people.

John Alden was born in England around 1599. He was a cooper and crew member on the Mayflower. After arriving in America, he signed the Mayflower Compact and decided to stay rather than returning to England. Alden performed extensive public service for the colony, serving in roles such as Treasurer and Assistant Governor. In 1623 he married fellow passenger Priscilla Mullins, and the two raised 10 children together. When he died in Duxbury in 1687, Alden was the last surviving signer of the Mayflower Compact. This information is also available on our Mayflower 2020 site here.

This database index includes birth, baptism, marriage, death, and deed records for these individuals, and where available, the names of parents and spouses. We thank our volunteers for all their efforts in bringing this newly searchable data to you!

This update is made possible by the invaluable efforts of our team of volunteers, including; David Anderson, Julie Nathanson, Larry Aiken, and Jackie Horton. We appreciate the work of all our volunteers. If you would like to join the team please contact Bianca Renzoni, Database Services Volunteer Coordinator

Please note: This database is available to Individual-level and above NEHGS members only. Consider membership.