Mayflower Pilgrims: John Alden (c1599-1687) and Priscilla Mullins (1602-1680) were both the only of their families to land at Plymouth Colony and leave a posterity. Their daughter Elizabeth Alden (1625-1717) was the first girl born there.

Priscilla Mullins watched her whole family die during that first winter in America. She is known to literary history as the unrequited love of the newly-widowed Captain Miles Standish, the colony's military advisor, in Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's 1858 poem "The Courtship of Miles Standish".


They married in 1622 and 10 children survive to adulthood.

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John Alden challenges John Howland for the claim to having the greatest number of descendants in America.

Notable descendants include: Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, John Adams, John Quincy Adams, Ichabod Alden, Orson Welles, Dan Quayle, Raquel Welch, Frank Nelson Doubleday, Samuel Eliot Morison, Gamaliel Bradford, Elizabeth Palmer Peabody, Herbert Henry Dow, Martha Graham, Adlai Stevenson III, Jan Garrigue Masaryk, Dick Van Dyke, Julia Child, William Cullen Bryant, John Trumbull, Ned Lamont, Matt Hasselbeck, Marilyn Monroe and Hayden Alden.

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  • Belknap, William B, Jr (1885-1965) - ( ATSilliman, BSilliman6, BSilliman5, MFish, RPeabody, WPeabody, EAlden, JAlden1) - Hardware manufacturer, horse and sheep breeder, Economist, Academician, Politician
  • Beknap, Eleanor (1876-1964) (sister of William) was an artist, genealogist, writer, socialite, and philanthropist
  • Belknap - It is through this lineage that the Belknap and Humphrey families of Kentucky descended. Descendants of Elizabeth Alden Pabodie and William Pabodie include Alice Belknap Hawkes, Dr. Edward Cornelius Humphrey, Alice Humphrey Morgan, economist Thomas MacGillivray Humphrey, and Barbara Morgan Meade, co-founder of the Washington, D.C. bookstore, Politics and Prose.

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  • Humphrey Children of Alice Trumball Silliman (1846-1890) (see below / - ( ATSilliman, BSilliman6, BSilliman5, MFish, RPeabody, WPeabody, EAlden, JAlden1) - who married William Richardson Belknap. It is through this lineage that the Belknap and Humphrey families of Kentucky descended. Descendants of Elizabeth Alden Pabodie and William Pabodie include Eleanor Belknap Humphrey, William Burke Belknap the younger, Alice Belknap Hawkes, Dr. Edward Cornelius Humphrey, Alice Humphrey Morgan, economist Thomas MacGillivray Humphrey, and Barbara Morgan Meade, co-founder of the Washington, D.C. bookstore, Politics and Prose.

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  • Nathan Radcliffe,
  • Annalise Radcliffe,
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  1. Rev. Noah Alden (1725-1797) : ( JAlden3, JAlden2, JAlden1) -was a Baptist minister for 12 years at Stafford, Connecticut and then 31 years at Bellingham, Massachusetts.

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