Zachariah ALDEN

Male 1673 - Bef 1709  (< 36 years)


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Generation: 1

  1. 1.  Zachariah ALDEN was born 18 Feb 1672/73, Boston, Suffolk County,Massachusetts (son of John ALDEN and Elizabeth PHILLIPS); died Bef 18 Aug 1709.

    Zachariah married Mary VIALL 13 Jan 1700, Boston, Suffolk County, Massachustts. Mary was born 10 Oct 1676, Boston, Suffolk County,Massachusetts; died Aft 15 Apr 1736. [Group Sheet]


Generation: 2

  1. 2.  John ALDEN was born 1622, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA (son of John ALDEN and Priscilla MULLINS); died Between 14 Mar 1701 and 1702, Boston, Mass..

    Other Events:

    • Birth: Bef 1626, Plymouth
    • Fact: 1648, Freeman at Boston
    • Will: 17 Feb 1701
    • Death: 14 May 1702

    Notes:

    Excerpt from "Mayflower Increasings": Capt. John Alden was a distinguished and respected citizen, having lived in Boston for over 30 years. He was an experienced mariner and had served as a naval commander. As a military officer he had served in the French and Indian wars and as late as 1690 served as commissioner in conducting negotiations with the natives. Imagine his amazement to find himself before the Salem magistrates, 31 May 1692, "upon the accusation of a company of poor distracted or possessed creatures or witches" on a charge of witchcraft! He was interrogated for many hours, during which time his sword was taken from him (he was accused of using it to afflict his accusers) and he was further degraded by one accuser who states, "he sells powder and shot to the Indians and French, and lies with the Indian squaws, and has Indian papooses". The evidence against him? During the interrogation he was said to pinch his accusers, strike them down with his look, and heal them with his touch. Capt. Alden was taken to Boston jail where he was held in custody for fifteen weeks and, in his own words,"....and then, observing the manner of trials, and evidence then taken, was at length prevailed with to make his escape". He made his escape about the middle of September and it was probable just in time as soon after this nine of the accused were executed. Alden probably made his way to Duxbury where relatives and friends hid him, but his experience was not yet over. In April 1693 when it appeared the witchcraft hysteria was over and people were coming to their senses, Alden turned himself in and was bound over to the Superior Court at Boston the last Tuesday of Apr. 1693. When no one came forward to prosecute, he and 150 others were released. The judicial proceedings were finally over, at the expense of 20 innocent lives.

    John married Elizabeth PHILLIPS 01 Apr 1660. Elizabeth was born Bef 1640; died Between 07 Feb 1695 and 1696; was buried Between 07 Feb 1695 and 1696. [Group Sheet]


  2. 3.  Elizabeth PHILLIPS was born Bef 1640; died Between 07 Feb 1695 and 1696; was buried Between 07 Feb 1695 and 1696.

    Other Events:

    • Fact: Daughter of William Phillips

    Children:
    1. John ALDEN was born 20 Nov 1660, Boston, Suffolk County,Massachusetts; died Between 12 Mar 1662 and 1663.
    2. Elizabeth ALDEN was born 09 May 1662, Boston, Suffolk County,Massachusetts; died 14 Jul 1662, Boston, Suffolk County,Massachusetts.
    3. John ALDEN was born 12 Mar 1662/23, Boston, Suffolk County,Massachusetts; died 01 Feb 1729/30, Boston, Suffolk County,Massachusetts.
    4. William ALDEN was born 16 Mar 1663/64, Boston, Suffolk County,Massachusetts; died 07 Jun 1664, Boston, Suffolk County,Massachusetts.
    5. Elizabeth ALDEN was born 09 Apr 1665, Boston, Suffolk County,Massachusetts; died Between 01 Sep 1739 and 1745.
    6. William ALDEN was born 05 Mar 1665/66, Boston, Suffolk County,Massachusetts; died Bef 10 Sep 1669.
    7. Zachariah ALDEN was born 05 Mar 1667, Boston, Suffolk County,Massachusetts; died Between 18 Feb 1672 and 1673.
    8. Nathaniel ALDEN was born 09 Jul 1668, Boston, Suffolk County,Massachusetts; died Bef 24 Jul 1702.
    9. William ALDEN was born 10 Sep 1669, Boston, Suffolk County,Massachusetts; died Between 09 and 10 Feb 1728.
    10. 1. Zachariah ALDEN was born 18 Feb 1672/73, Boston, Suffolk County,Massachusetts; died Bef 18 Aug 1709.
    11. Nathan ALDEN was born 17 Oct 1677, Boston, Suffolk County,Massachusetts; died Bef 17 Feb 1701.
    12. Sarah ALDEN was born 27 Sep 1681, Boston, Suffolk County,Massachusetts; died Bef 17 Feb 1701.


Generation: 3

  1. 4.  John ALDEN was born Bef 1598, England; died Between 12 Sep 1686 and 1687, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Birth: 1599, England
    • Death: 12 Sep 1687, Duxbury
    • Fact: 13 Jun 1688, Settlement of Estate

    Notes:

    Excerpt from Connecticut, 1600s-1800s Local Families and Histories: "John Alden, immigrant ancestor, was born in England in 1599. He joined the Pilgrims on the "Mayflower" at Southampton as the ship was on its way to America. When the ship stopped there for supplies, he was hired as cooper. He had not been with them at Leyden, and was probably not a member of the independent church, but soon joined. He cast his fortunes with the Pilgrims, after enduring the hardships of that first terrible winter at Plymouth, when so many died. He was doubtless influenced in this decision by his love for Priscilla Mullens, th story of which, with some embellishments, is told in the " Courtship of Miles Standish." She was the daughter of William Mullens, who came on the "Mayflower" with his family. John an Priscella were married in the spring of 1621. When the common property of the cololy was divided in 1627, Alden went with Captain Standish, Elder Brewster, John Howland, Francis Eaton and Peter Brown, to Mattakeeset, the Indian name of the territory now included in Duxbury, Marshfield, Pembroke, Hanson and Bridgewater, Massachusetts. For several years they were obliged to return to Plymouth during the winer season to combine all their forces against the possible Indian attacks. The residence at Plymouth in the winter also gave them an opportunity to attend worship, and the records show a written agreement of Alden and others in 1632 to remove their families to Plymouth in the winter. In 1633 Alden was appiointed assistant to the governor, an office which he held for nearly the whole of the remainder of his life, serving with Edward Winslow, Josiah Winslow, Bradford, Prince and Thomas Hinckley. From 1666 until his death, he held the office of first assistant, was often called the deputy governor, and was many times acting governor in the absence of the governor. From 1640 to 1650 he was also deputy to the colonial council from Duxbury...... He was one of the council of war, many times an arbitrator, a surveyor of lands for the government as well as for individuals, and on several important occasions was authorized to act as agent or attorney for the colony. He was possessed of a sound judgment and of talents which, though not brilliant, were by no means ordinary........

    John married Priscilla MULLINS 1621. Priscilla (daughter of William MULLINS and Alice ?) was born Abt 1602; died Between 01 Dec 1680 and 12 Sep 1687, Duxbury. [Group Sheet]


  2. 5.  Priscilla MULLINS was born Abt 1602 (daughter of William MULLINS and Alice ?); died Between 01 Dec 1680 and 12 Sep 1687, Duxbury.
    Children:
    1. Priscilla ALDEN
    2. David ALDEN was born Abt 1646; died Between 05 Jun 1718 and 01 Apr 1719, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA.
    3. Rebecca ALDEN was born Bef 1649, Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts; died Aft 12 Jun 1696, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts.
    4. Jonathan ALDEN was born Abt 1627; died Between 14 Feb 1696 and 1697, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA.
    5. Ruth ALDEN was born Between 1634 and 1635; died 12 Oct 1674, Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts.
    6. Sarah ALDEN was born Abt 1629; died Bef 13 Jun 1688.
    7. Joseph ALDEN was born 1624, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 08 Feb 1696/7, Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts.
    8. 2. John ALDEN was born 1622, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA; died Between 14 Mar 1701 and 1702, Boston, Mass..
    9. Elizabeth ALDEN was born 1625, Plymouth, Massachusetts; died 31 May 1717, Little Compton, Rhode Island.
    10. Mary ALDEN


Generation: 4

  1. 10.  William MULLINS was born Abt 1572, Dorking, England (son of John MULLYNS and Joane BRIDGER); died Between 21 Feb 1620 and 1621, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA.

    Other Events:

    • Fact: Between 21 Feb 1620 and 1621, Nuncupative will.
    • Fact: 23 Jul 1621, Adm. granted to dauther Sarah Blunden.

    William — Alice ?. Alice died Between 21 Feb 1620 and 1621, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA. [Group Sheet]


  2. 11.  Alice ? died Between 21 Feb 1620 and 1621, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA.
    Children:
    1. Sarah MULLINS was born , England.
    2. 5. Priscilla MULLINS was born Abt 1602; died Between 01 Dec 1680 and 12 Sep 1687, Duxbury.
    3. William MULLINS was born , Dorking, England; died Between 12 Feb 1672 and 1673, Braintree, Mass..
    4. Joseph MULLINS was born , England; died Between Apr and Nov 1621, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA.