"Captain Alden Denounced" Illustration by Charles Reinhardt, circa 1878. #salemwitchtrials

"Captain Alden Denounced" Illustration by Charles Reinhardt, circa 1878. #salemwitchtrials

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The home of John Alden. (1599 – September 12, 1687) is said to be the first person from the Mayflower to set foot on Plymouth Rock in 1620.He was a ship-carpenter by trade and a cooper for Mayflower, which was usually docked at Southampton. He was also one of the founders of Plymouth Colony and the seventh signer of the Mayflower Compact.

The home of John Alden. (1599 – September 12, 1687) is said to be the first person from the Mayflower to set foot on Plymouth Rock in 1620.He was a ship-carpenter by trade and a cooper for Mayflower, which was usually docked at Southampton. He was also one of the founders of Plymouth Colony and the seventh signer of the Mayflower Compact.

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Learn about the real John Alden of the Salem witch trial era. He managed to escape possible execution by the simple act of fleeing the jail. John Alden Jr. was the son of Mayflower travelers Priscilla Mullins and John Alden -- known from the Longfellow poem.

Learn about the real John Alden of the Salem witch trial era. He managed to escape possible execution by the simple act of fleeing the jail. John Alden Jr. was the son of Mayflower travelers Priscilla Mullins and John Alden -- known from the Longfellow poem.

Priscilla and John Alden, original Mayflower passengers.  They married after arriving and settling in Plymouth Colony.

Priscilla and John Alden, original Mayflower passengers. They married after arriving and settling in Plymouth Colony.

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