Stephen Hopkins, Mayflower passenger 1620. The only Mayflower passenger who had previously been to the New World, including surviving a shipwreck in Bermuda and working from 1610–14 in Jamestown. William Shakespeare's "The Tempest" is believed to be based upon his Bermuda shipwreck incident. The first formal meeting with the Indians was held at Hopkins’ house and he was called upon to participate in early Pilgrim visits with the Indian leader Massasoit. Generation 13 on family tree. Not all Heroes Died in Battle, Joseph Howell Boydston - Joseph died from pneumonia at the age of 27. Farmer and Confederate Soldier with Company D, 17th Texas Infantry and a direct descendant of Mayflower passenger, Stephen Hopkins.

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Stephen Hopkins Stephen Hopkins with Brown University in the background 28th, 30th, 32nd and 34th Governor of the Colony of Rhode Island and Providence Plantations

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The plot of land in Hursley where the "Star Inn" used to be located. This Inn was run by Stephen Hopkins' wife Mary's side of the family.

The parish church of Upper Clatford as it would have looked at the time Stephen Hopkins was baptized there in 1581.

The interior of the church at Upper Clatford, Hampshire, where Stephen Hopkins was baptized in 1581.

Letter-Winslow 1621 This letter is the only eyewitness description that mentions the Thanksgiving celebration in Plimoth. For an interactive look at the same letter, click on the link below, which leads to the website of Plimouth Plantation,

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