Alden Family Genealogy
Alden Family Genealogy

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Details for Alden Family
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1. Richard Alden - was born in 1538 in Scroby Herts, England and died on 30 Apr 1598 in Scroby Herts, England and was buried on 30 Apr 1598 in St. Michaels, So. Hampton, England.
Richard married Aoys Alden about 1565. Aoys was born about 1540 in Scroby Herts, England. She died after 1569 in England .
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i.  George Joseph Alden was born in 1575 in Southhampton, Hampshire, England and died in 1619/1620 in Southhampton, Hampshire, England . See #2. below.
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2. George Joseph Alden - was born in 1575 in Southhampton, Hampshire, England and died in 1619/1620 in Southhampton, Hampshire, England . He was the son of Richard Alden and Aoys Alden.

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i.  John Alden was born in 1599 in Southhampton, Hampshire, England and died on 12 Sep 1687 in Duxbury, Plymouth, MA . See #3. below.
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3. John Alden - was born in 1599 in Southhampton, Hampshire, England and died on 12 Sep 1687 in Duxbury, Plymouth, MA . He was the son of George Joseph Alden.
John married Priscilla Mullins on 12 May 1622 in Plymouth, MA. Priscilla was born in 1601, lived in Dorking, Surrey, England. She was the daughter of William Mullins and Alice Atwood. She died on 5 Feb 1688 in Duxbury, Plymouth, MA .

Priscilla - WilliamMullins brought his wife Alice, daughter Priscilla and son Joseph to America on the Mayflower. Only Priscilla would survive the first winter, however.

John - William Bradford wrote, in his history Of Plymouth Plantation: "John Alden was hired for a cooper barrel maker at Southampton where the ship Mayflower victualed, and being a hopeful young man was much desired but left to his own liking to go or stay when he came here; but he stayed and married here." and later wrote "John Alden married Priscilla, Mr. Mullin's daughter, and had issue by her as is before related." John Alden was an assistant for the Plymouth colony for many years, and was deputy governor for two years. His marriage to Priscilla Mullins was the subject of the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow poem, "The Courtship of Myles Standish", which although a classic has little factual basis. John and Priscilla were among the founders of the town of Duxbury. (Sources: - 1)
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i.  Joseph Alden was born on 22 May 1627, lived in Plymouth, MA and died on 8 Feb 1697 in Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA . See #4. below.
ii.  Ruth Alden
Ruth married John Bass. John was born on 18 Sep 1630. He died on 12 Sep 1716 .

Ruth - was an ancestor of Presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams.
See Bass family for children.
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John Alden
1599-1687



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Mayflower Passenger
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Priscilla Mullins
1601-1688



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4. Joseph Alden - was born on 22 May 1627, lived in Plymouth, MA and died on 8 Feb 1697 in Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA . He was the son of John Alden and Priscilla Mullins.
Joseph married Mary Simmons. Mary was born in 1638 in Duxbury, Plymouth, MA. She was the daughter of Moses Simmons and Sarah Chandler. She died on 8 Feb 1697 in Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA .

Joseph - moved to Bridgewater where he was a farmer on land purchased earlier from the Indians by his father and Myles Standish.
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i.  John Alden was born on 1 Sep 1674 in Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA and died on 29 Sep 1730 in Middleboro, Plymouth, MA . See #5. below.
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5. John Alden - was born on 1 Sep 1674 in Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA and died on 29 Sep 1730 in Middleboro, Plymouth, MA . He was the son of Joseph Alden and Mary Simmons.
John married Hannah White. Hannah was born on 12 May 1681 in Weymouth, Norfolk., MA. She was the daughter of Ebenezer White and Hannah Phillips. She died on 5 Oct 1732 in No. Middleboro, , Plymouth, MA .

John - had his father's homestead at Bridgewater until 1700 when he sold it and moved to Middleborough. (Sources: - 2 (pg 904 Vol 2) )
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i.  Thankful Alden was born on 3 May 1706 in Middleboro, Plymouth, MA and died on 29 Oct 1732 in Middleboro, Plymouth, MA .
Thankful married Francis Eaton on 14 Dec 1727 in Massachusetts. Francis was born in 1706 in Kingston, MA. He was the son of Benjamin Eaton Jr. and Mary Coombs. He died in Unknown .
See Eaton family for children.
Sources:
1 Alden Genealogy The Aldren Kindred of New Yourk City and Vicinity 1935
2 New England Families: Genealogical and Memorial Cutter, William Richard New York: n.p., 1915

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