John ALDEN

Male Bef 1598 - 1687  (> 88 years)


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  • Name John ALDEN  [1, 2
    Born Bef 1598  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2
    Gender Male 
    Birth 1599  England Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Died Between 12 Sep 1686 and 1687  Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3, 4
    Death 12 Sep 1687  Duxbury Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Fact 13 Jun 1688  Settlement of Estate Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    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........
    Person ID I01632  Main Tree
    Last Modified 9 Jan 2019 

    Family Priscilla MULLINS,   b. Abt 1602,   d. Between 01 Dec 1680 and 12 Sep 1687, Duxbury Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 78 years) 
    Married 1621  [3
    Married 1623  Plymouth Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Priscilla ALDEN  [Natural]
     2. John ALDEN,   b. 1622, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Between 14 Mar 1701 and 1702, Boston, Mass. Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)  [Birth]
    +3. Joseph ALDEN,   b. Aft 22 May 1627, Plymouth or Duxbury, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 08 Feb 1696/7, Bridgewater, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)  [Birth]
     4. Elizabeth ALDEN,   b. 1625, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1717, Little Compton, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     5. Jonathan ALDEN,   b. Abt 1627,   d. Between 14 Feb 1696 and 1697, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 69 years)  [Natural]
     6. Sarah ALDEN,   b. Abt 1629,   d. Bef 13 Jun 1688  (Age ~ 59 years)  [Natural]
     7. David ALDEN,   b. Abt 1646,   d. Between 05 Jun 1718 and 01 Apr 1719, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 72 years)  [Birth]
    +8. Ruth ALDEN,   b. 1634/5,   d. 12 Oct 1674, Braintree, Norfolk County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 39 years)  [Birth]
     9. Rebecca ALDEN,   b. Bef 1649, Duxbury, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Aft 12 Jun 1696, Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age > 47 years)  [Natural]
     10. Mary ALDEN  [Natural]
    Last Modified 22 Mar 2018 
    Family ID F07398  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

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    Link to Google MapsBorn - Bef 1598 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBirth - 1599 - England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - Between 12 Sep 1686 and 1687 - Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDeath - 12 Sep 1687 - Duxbury Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S02658] Mayflower Increasings 2nd Edition by Susan E. Roser.

    2. [S9349] History of Plymouth, New Hampshire: Vol. 1 Narrative--Vol. II Genealogies, Ezra Scollay Stearns, Moses Thurston Runnels, Plymouth NH Town History Committee.

    3. [S01988] Connecticut, 1600s-1800s Local Families and Histories: New England Families, Vol. III, Genealogies and Memorials.

    4. [S03463] The Mayflower Descendant - A Quarterly Magazine Of Pilgrim Genealogy and History 1901 Vol. III, (Name: Name: Massachusetts Society of mayfloer Descendants 1901;;).