Family History Photo of the Week: John Alden and Priscilla Mullens Alden
This is probably the coolest thing in Brian's family's history. John Alden (b. 1599) and Priscilla Mullens Alden (b. 1601) came to America on THE MAYFLOWER. Eleven generations back through Brian's Grandpa Don Searle (his mother's father), he has this connection. John and Priscilla are sometimes referred to as "America's First Couple." How about THAT! Their house still stands in Duxbury, Massachutsetts and it's used as a museum.
Since it's Brian's connection, I haven't done a lot of research on the Aldens, but I still get a huge thrill every time I even think about it. They have a pretty decent website for the descendents of John and Priscilla Alden. I'm pretty sure Brian should be a member of some society, right? Free college educations for all his kids? Something! :)