David ALDEN

Male 1730 - 1814  (84 years)


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  • Name David ALDEN  [2
    • David joined Isaac Backus's Titicut Church with his parents on 6 May 1748 (Titicut Parish Church, 27).

      His father David Alden of Middleborough, deeded 12 December 1753 to David of Middleborough, forty acres he bought of his brother Ebenezer (Plymouth Co. LR, 43:10). His father confirmed this land to his son in his will of 14 May 1763, and David was to share with his siblings in the lot in Ashford (Plymouth Co PR, #77, 16:503-04). On 14 May 1768 David Alden of Middleborough, yeoman, participated in a deed with his siblings to sell the land in Ashford that had been his father's: David's wife Rhoda released her dower rights (Ashford LR, 11:11).

      David Alden, Jr., was a signer of the statement of certain Middleborough citizens favoring annexation to Titicut, 11 August 1755. His autograph is on this document (MSA, 13:6369), The "Diary of Isaac Backus" has many entries for David Alden, including a biography (Backus Diary, 24).

      David was a deacon (gravestone Purchade Burial Ground, Middleboro Deaths, 1).

      In 1790 David Alden of Middleboro had two males and four females in his household (M637-4, p. 358).

      David Alden, yeoman, on 21 Mach 1794, sold to his son Rufus land in Middleborough he had bought of Isaiah Keith and other land given him by his father (Plymouth Co LR, 78:133).

      In 1800 the household of David Alden of Middleborough had one male over 45, one female 16-26, and one female over 45 (M32-16, p. 69A). In 1810 there was only one male and one female, both over 45 in David's household; listed next to Andrew Alden (M252-21, p.100).

      David Alden of Middleborough, yeoman, made his will 30 November 1813, proved 23 February 1814. In it he named his wife Rhoda (all indoor movables and homestead furniture, all farming tools, neat stock, and the use and improvement of all the real estate); sons Rufus ($5), David (after wife's death, all his land lying north and west of the road which shall include his dwelling house and barn), and Andrew (the remainder of the estate); daughters Huldah Weston ($20) and Rhoda Vaughan ($100)' granddaughter Huldah Butler ($100, 1 cow, and 1 feather bed); and the heirs of Caleb Alden, deceased ($2) (Plymouth Co PR, #78, 45:260-61, 486).

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    Born 14 Jan 1729/30  Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 16 Jan 1814  Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Person ID I93675  Main Tree
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2019 

    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  [3
    Family ID F02557  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Rhoda LEACH,   b. Abt 1737,   d. 5 Jul 1814, Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 77 years) 
    Married 18 Dec 1755  Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Children 
     1. Rufus ALDEN,   b. 18 May 1757, Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     2. Caleb ALDEN,   b. 26 Oct 1759, Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     3. Huldah ALDEN,   b. 18 Dec 1762, Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     4. David ALDEN,   b. 30 Jun 1766, Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     5. Andrew ALDEN,   b. 16 Oct 1769, Middleborough, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [Birth]
     6. Rhoda ALDEN  [Birth]
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F39134  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsMarried - 18 Dec 1755 - Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts Link to Google Earth
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  • Sources 
    1. [S02657] Mayflower Families Through 5 Generations Vol. 16 John Alden Part 3.

    2. [S4885] Mayflower Families Through 5 Generations Vol. 16 John Alden Part 1 .

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