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.
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
I am a 12th generation descendant of Constance Hopkins Snow, who traveled to Plymouth on the Mayflower with her father Stephen Hopkins, his wife Elizabeth Fisher Hopkins who gave birth to their son Oceanus while at sea.