- Born: 1601, Dorking, Surrey, England
- Married: 12 May 1622, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
- Died: 12 Sep 1687, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
- Buried: Abt 1687-1688, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
Ancestral File Number: 1HKM-GT. User ID: 2351.
"Ohio's First School Teacher- Bathsheba Rouse"
by Lucy COLE Fleming
"...John Rouse, the father of Bathsheba migrated with his family to Marietta. Before the Revolutionary War he had made his living on a whaling fleet out of New Bedford, Massachusetts. His great grandfather had come from England. Through his mother John Rouse was descended from that hero of history and romance- Miles Standish. Alexander Standish, son of the famous Miles, married Sarah Alden, daughter of John and Priscilla Alen. Their daughter Lorah Standish, became the great grandmother of Bathsheba Rouse. Thus the pioneer school mistress of Ohio was descended from two of the first families of America..."
"Saints and Strangers- Being the Lives of the Pilgrim Fathers and their Families with their Friends and Foes and an Account of their Posthumous Wanderings in Limbo, Their Final Resurrection and Rise to Glory and the Strange Pilgrimages of Plymouth Rock" George F Willison, Reynal & Hitchcock NY 1945:
p130: "By an ironic twist of fate, it is among the 'strangers' and not 'ye saincts' that one finds the three Pilgrims who, thanks to Longfellow, have enjoyed the greatest posthumous fame- Myles Standish, John Alden, and Priscilla Mullins. (For the passengers on the 'Mayflower', see Appendix A, which, with Appendix B, constitutes a sort of 'dramatis personae'.) The last may possibly have been a Separatist on boarding the 'Mayflower', for Cushman had early outlined the venture to her father who was one of the first ot sign up and pay in hismoney. Largely because of his name, tradition has it that William Mullins- or 'Molines', as he wrote it- was a Huguenot and came from France to join the company. It is much more likely that his was merely one of many common English names of Norman orgin. In any case, he hod long been a shopkeeper at Dorking, Surrey, about thirty miles southwest of London, and from there departed for the New World. With him came his wife and two children, Joseph and Priscilla, a girl in her late teens and probably not half so prim as painted- and certainly not so affectedly coy, a revolting mannerism not of hers but of Longfellow's day.
"Pricilla's future husband, John Alden, was a 'hopfull yonge man' of twenty from Harwich, Essex. His children remembered him as tall, blond, and very powerful in physique, one of the strongest men in Plymouth, qualities very useful in a hired man, as the company no doubt recognized in signing him up as such under a contract obliging him to remain in the colony for a year, at the end of which time he was free to go or stay as he chose. A cooper by trade, he was now carefully tending the Pilgrims' precious barrels of beer, plain water, and 'strong water', which took up much space in the hold. But the Pilgrims had no such supply as that enjoyed by the Puritans who set sail for Massachusetts Bay ten years later on the good ship 'Arbella', which carried 10,000 gallons of wine, fourteen tons of fresh water, and forty-two tons of beer. Still, Alden had plenty to do keeping the barrels tight andsampling them occasionally to see that air was not getting in to spoil the contents...
p442: "Mullins, Master William (c1580-1621)- shopkeeper of Dorking Surrey England, Mar Mullins, Mrs Alice (- 1621) Probably Mullins' 2nd or 3rd wife, Child Priscilla (c1602-1685) Mar John Alden (see Hired Hands below) c 1622, 9 children,
Brother Joseph (c 1614-1621)
Mayflower Web Pages, Caleb Johnson, 1998
Sarah SAMPSON dau Abraham SAMPSON and Lorah STANDISH grandau Alexander STANDISH and Sarah ALDEN greatgrandau Myles STANDISH and John ALDEN mar John ROUSE.
Ancestral File Ver 4.19 1HKM-GT.
1. Immigration; 5 Aug 1620, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA. "Mayflower", from Leyden Holland via Southampton England.
Priscilla married John ALDEN, Sr, son of George Joseph ALDEN and Jane, on 12 May 1622 in Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA. (John ALDEN, Sr was born about 1598-1599 in Harwich, Essex, England, died on 22 Sep 1687 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA and was buried on 22 Sep 1687 in Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA.)