• Born year: 1599
  • Born in: n.a.
  • Death date: 1687-09-12
John Alden

John Alden (c. 1599 – 1687) John Alden was a crew member on the historic 1620 voyage of the Pilgrim ship Mayflower. Rather than return to England with the ship, he stayed at Plymouth, and can be considered a passenger. He was hired in Southampton, England, as the ship's cooper, responsible for maintaining the ship's barrels. He was a signatory to the Mayflower Compact.