The Alden Kindred
The stories of the Pilgrim Fathers are fascinating so I am posting a link to the Alden Kindred of America site here.
"The names of those which came over first, in ye year . 1620. and were (by the blesing of God) the first beginers, and (in a sort) the foundation, of all the plantations, and Colonies, in New England. (And their families.).....
....John Alden was hired for a cooper, at South-Hampton wher the ship victuled; and being a hopefull yong man was much desired, but left to his owne liking to go, or stay when he came here, but he stayed, and maryed here."
From Governor Bradford's accounting of the Mayflower Passengers