"the courtship of Myles Standish"

Started by Private User on Thursday, May 20, 2010

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5/20/2010 at 9:10 AM

William Bradford wrote, in his history Of Plymouth Plantation: "John Alden was hired for a cooper barrel maker at Southampton where the ship Mayflower victualed, and being a hopeful young man was much desired but left to his own liking to go or stay when he came here; but he stayed and married here." and later wrote "John Alden married Priscilla, Mr. Mullin's daughter, and had issue by her as is before related." John Alden was an assistant for the Plymouth colony for many years, and was deputy governor for two years. His marriage to Priscilla Mullins was the subject of the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem, "The Courtship of Myles Standish", which although a classic has little factual basis. John and Priscilla were among the founders of the town of Duxbury

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