Solomon ALDEN

Male 1728 - 1813  (85 years)


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  • Name Solomon ALDEN  [1
    • Solomon joined Isaac Backus' Titicut Church with his parents on 6 May 1748, withdrew 23 April 1752, then confessed and renewed 2 September 1752.

      Solomon Alden of Middleborough bought land, sawmill, dam, etc., in Ashford, Connecticut, from Jacob Dana of Ashford, yeoman, 12 March 1750. On 18 March 1751, Solomon Alden of Ashford, sold this property to David Alden of Middleborouh, for the same amount, L330, he had paid for it (Ashford LR, H:53, 85). On 28 February 1751 David Alden, of Middleborough, gave to his son solomon 105 acres being his double portion of estate in Titicut and another 37 acres (Plymouth Co LR, 41:197). In his will of 14 May 1763 David Alden of Middleborogh confirmed to Solomon the land he had given him in Bridgewater and he was to share with his siblings in the lot at Ashford (Plymouth Co PR, #77, 16:503-04). On 14 May 1768 Solomon Alden of Bridgewater, husbandman participated in a deed with his siblings to sell the land in Ashford that had been his father's; Solomon's wife Sarah released her dower rights (Ashford LR, 11:11).

      Solomon Alden was a signer of the statement of certain Middleborough citizens favoring annexation to Titicut, 11 August 1755; his autograph is on this document (MSA, 13:669).

      On 14 May 1768, Solomon Alden, husbandman, of Bridgewater, sold 100 acres and a dwelling on the Mansfield town line in Ashford to Joseph Leonard, Jr. of Bridgewater; also signed by his siblings and their spouses (Ashford LR, 11:11)

      He is probably the Solomon Alden, of Bridgewater, who was in the American Revolution as a second lieutenant in Capt. Abraham Washburn's company, Col. Edward Mitchell's regiment. He enlisted on 4 arch 1776 and was discharged on 10 March 177 with service of six days; the company marched o Horse Neck in Braintree. He was also in the 11th company, 3rd Plymouth Co. regiment and was commissioned on 23 March 1776; he was reported resigned (MSSR, 1:111).

      In 1790 the household of Solomon Alden of Bridgewater included four males over 16 and three females (M637-4, p71). In 1800 there was only one male and one female, both over 45 (M32-16 p.49). The two Solomon Alden's listed in Bridgewater in 1810 are presumably for this man and his son. His household probably has one male 10-16, one male 16-26, one male over 45; two females 26-45, and one female over 45 (M252-21 p.41).

      Solomon Alden of Bridgewater, yeoman, made his will 27 November 1813, proved 7 February 1814, mentioned but did not name his wife; left to each daughter $500; Sarah Shaw wife of Azel, Molly Alden wife of elijah, Bethaniah White wife of Eliphalet, and Hannah Miller wife of Seth, Jr.; and property to his sons Amasa, Solomon, and Noah; Alexander having already received his portion (Plymouth Co PR, #182, 45:231, 232, 47:188).

      At the Court of Common Pleas held in Plymouth in August 1817, Elijah Alden of Middleborough, yeoman, and Molly his wife sued Amaza Alden of Bridgewater, yeoman,executor of the estate of Solomon Alden of Bridgewater, yeoman, for two sums of $500 and interest due Molly under Solomon's will dated 27 November 1813. the sums were supposed yo have been paid one year after both Solomon and his wife were dead, with the second sum due only on condition that Elijah pay a note for L222.8s. with interest. Solomon and his wife had been dead more than one year and Elijah had pad the note. The court ruled for the defendant; the plaintiff's appealed, but no further record appears (Plymouth Co Ct Recs CD, vol. 13(26:373-378). [1]
    Born 21 Nov 1728  Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Died 13 Dec 1813  Bridgewater, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I93550  Main Tree
    Last Modified 24 Sep 2020 

    Father David ALDEN,   b. 18 May 1702, Middleboro, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 24 Aug 1763, Middleboro, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 61 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Mother Judith PADELFORD,   b. 1708, Taunton, Bristol, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Jan 1802, Middleboro, Plymouth Co., Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 94 years) 
    Relationship Birth 
    Married Bef 1728  [2
    Family ID F02557  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Sarah HALL,   b. 24 Feb 1729/30, Raynham, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 28 Aug 1815, Bridgewater, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 85 years) 
    Married 9 Jul 1755  Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Sarah ALDEN,   b. 16 May 1756, Bridgewater, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
    +2. Mary/Molly ALDEN,   b. 16 May 1756, Bridgewater, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 22 Sep 1839, Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 83 years)
     3. Solomon ALDEN,   b. 8 Dec 1757, Bridgewater, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     4. Child ALDEN,   d. 14 Feb 1765  [Birth]
     5. Noah ALDEN,   b. Abt 17 Feb 1766, Bridgewater, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     6. Alexander ALDEN,   b. Abt 1768, Bridgewater, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     7. Bethaniah ALDEN,   b. Abt 1770, Bridgewater, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     8. Hannah ALDEN,   b. Abt 1772, Bridgewater, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Nov 1865, Middleboro, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 93 years)  [Birth]
     9. Amasa ALDEN,   b. Abt 1776, Bridgewater, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 May 1837, Bridgewater, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 61 years)  [Birth]
    Last Modified 12 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F39090  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 9 Jul 1755 - Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 13 Dec 1813 - Bridgewater, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S02657] Mayflower Families Through 5 Generations Vol. 16 John Alden Part 3.

    2. [S03208] RootsWeb: World Connect - Padelford2 by Mary Toluchanian.