Stephen Hopkins, Mayflower passenger 1620. The only Mayflower passenger who had previously been to the New World, including surviving a shipwreck in Bermuda and working from 1610–14 in Jamestown. William Shakespeare's "The Tempest" is believed to be based upon his Bermuda shipwreck incident. The first formal meeting with the Indians was held at Hopkins’ house and he was called upon to participate in early Pilgrim visits with the Indian leader Massasoit. Generation 13 on family tree.
https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-frc3/969759_463930367021756_2130093980_n.jpg Not all Heroes Died in Battle, Joseph Howell Boydston - Joseph died from pneumonia at the age of 27. Farmer and Confederate Soldier with Company D, 17th Texas Infantry and a direct descendant of Mayflower passenger, Stephen Hopkins.
Stephen Hopkins, who was one of the most interesting of the Mayflower passengers because he not only participated in the founding of Plymouth, but prior to that he had been shipwrecked in Bermuda, and lived in early Jamestown Colony, Virginia.
Letter-Winslow 1621 This letter is the only eyewitness description that mentions the Thanksgiving celebration in Plimoth. For an interactive look at the same letter, click on the link below, which leads to the website of Plimouth Plantation, http://www.plimoth.org/media/olc/source.html