I have quite a few Mayflower surnames in my family tree-- as I mentioned in my previous post, this isn't unusual, considering that these families commonly intermarried.
Generation 1: John Alden was born about 1598 in Hampshire, England. In 1620 he was a lowly cooper abroad the Mayflower who would become one of the most prominent and well-known of the Pilgrims. After arriving in Plymouth, he married another Mayflower passenger, Priscilla Mullins, in 1622. She had come over with her parents William and Alice and brother Joseph, but had lost them all during that first harsh winter.
John and Priscilla are the inspiration for the common depiction of the "Pilgrim couple"; in an age where marriage was viewed much more pragmatically, theirs appears to have been a true love match. They had many children, and today have the most numerous descendants of any other Mayflower passengers. They were my 11th great-grandparents.
John died on 12 September 1687 in Duxbury, and Priscilla followed on 5 February 1688.
Generation 2: Joseph Alden I was born to John Alden and Priscilla Mullins on 22 May 1624 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. He married Mary Simmons about 1657, and removed to Bridgewater. There he died on 8 February 1697/8.
Generation 3: Joseph Alden II was born to Joseph Alden I and Mary Simmons in 1667 in Plymouth, Massachusetts. In 1690 he married Hannah Dunham, daughter of Daniel and Hannah Dunham. He died on 22 December 1747 in Bridgewater, Massachusetts.
Generation 4: Mehitable Alden was born on 18 October 1707 in Bridgewater, Massachusetts to Joseph Alden II and Hannah Dunham. She married Barnabas Eaton (another Mayflower descendant), and died in November of 1790.
John ALDEN (1599-1687) m. Priscilla MULLINS
Joseph ALDEN I (1624-1697) m. Mary SIMMONS
Joseph ALDEN II (1667-1747) m. Hannah DUNHAM
Mehitable ALDEN (1707-1739) m. Barnabas EATON
Hannah EATON (1730-1809) m. John CLEMENTS
John CLEMENTS (1750-unk) m. Sarah PERRY
Hannah CLEMENTS (1771-1835) m. Jonathan BAKER
John BAKER (1792-1861) m. Mehitable HILTON
George Albert BAKER (1842-1914) m. Hannah Melissa SPECHT
Jessie May BAKER (1873-1927) m. Thomas Parker SIMMONDS
Estelle May SIMMONDS (1893-1930) m. Horace William HOWES
Henry Richard HOWES (1913-1987) m. Dorothy Elizabeth PALMER
S. HOWES (1937-1999) m. my father