John Alden: Let’s Let The History Speak For Him

I have some friends who can trace their genealogy to John Alden, one of the original Mayflower passengers and settlers in New Plymouth. That’s really interesting, but our conversations became lively when we compared the legends about Mr. Alden to the known historical facts.

Today, we’ll try to set aside the legendary John Alden (though we’ll trace where the legends came from) and take another look at the life of this influential settler… Continue reading