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John Alden

Male Abt 1598 - 1687  (~ 89 years)


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  • Name John Alden  [1, 2, 3
    Born Abt 1598  [4
    Gender Male 
    Alternate birth Abt 1599  [5
    Died 12 Sep 1687  Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5, 6
    Person ID I9718  Ancestry of PNH, TNH, and others | Ancestor of GFS, Ancestor of JTS, Ancestor of LDN, Ancestor of TNH, Ancestor of TSW
    Last Modified 20 Mar 2019 

    Family Priscilla Mullins,   b. Abt 1600 to 1605,   d. Aft 1651  (Age ~ 52 years) 
    Married Abt 1623  Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [4, 5
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth Alden,   b. Abt 1624, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1717, Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 93 years)
    +2. Joseph Alden,   b. Aft 22 May 1627, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1697, Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age < 69 years)
    +3. Sarah Alden,   b. Abt 1629,   d. Bef 13 Jun 1688  (Age ~ 59 years)
    +4. David Alden,   b. Abt 1646,   d. Between 5 Jun 1718 and 1 Apr 1719  (Age ~ 72 years)
    Last Modified 15 Jan 2019 
    Family ID F933  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • Emigrated on the Mayflower, 1620. Removed to Duxbury 1632. He was a cooper, and a signer of the Mayflower Compact. A protagonist of Longfellow's "The Courtship of Miles Standish", which may or may not be grounded in actual events.

      Deputy Governor of Plymouth, 7 Mar 1665 and 30 Oct 1667. Treasurer 3 Jun 1656, 3 Jun 1657, 1 Jun 1658. Council of War 27 Sep 1642, 10 Oct 1643, 2 Jun 1646, 6 Apr 1653, 12 May 1653, 1 Jun 1658, 2 Apr 1667. Committee to revise laws 4 Jun 1645, 3 Jun 1657. Committee on Kennebec trade 3 Mar 1645, 7 Jun 1648, 8 Jun 1649, 5 Mar 1656. "Although there is no direct evidence for his literary and educational attainments, his extensive public service, including especially his appointments as colony treasurer and to committees on revising the laws, certainly indicates that he must have been well-educated." [Robert Charles Anderson, The Pilgrim Migration, citation details below.]

      John Alden (1599-1687) = Priscilla Mullins (d. aft. 1651)
      Ruth Alden (~1640-1674) = John Bass (1630-1716)
      Hannah Bass (1667-1705) = Joseph Adams, Jr. (1654-1737)
      John Adams (1691-1761) = Susanna Boylston (1709-1797)
      John Adams (1735-1826) = Abigail Smith (1744-1818)
      John Quincy Adams (1767-1848)

      John Alden (1599-1687) = Priscilla Mullins (d. aft. 1651)
      Rebecca Alden = Thomas Delano
      Jonathan Delano (~1675-1765) = Hannah Doty (1675-1764)
      Jonathan Delano (1701-~1745) = Elizabeth Winslow (1707-~1745)
      Elizabeth Delano (b. 1725) = John Penney (1721-~1756)
      Jonathan Penney (~1754-~1812) = Priscilla Grover (1757-~1820)
      Priscilla Pinney (~1778-1811) = Luther Franklin (1780-1861)
      Abigail Franklin (1811-1892) = Hiram D. Moor (1812-1888)
      Victoria Josephine Moor (1846-1885) = John Calvin Coolidge (1845-1926)
      (John) Calvin Coolidge (1872-1933)
    • Emigrated on the Mayflower, 1620. Removed to Duxbury 1632. He was a cooper, and a signer of the Mayflower Compact. A protagonist of Longfellow's "The Courtship of Miles Standish", which may or may not be grounded in actual events.

      Deputy Governor of Plymouth, 7 Mar 1665 and 30 Oct 1667. Treasurer 3 Jun 1656, 3 Jun 1657, 1 Jun 1658. Council of War 27 Sep 1642, 10 Oct 1643, 2 Jun 1646, 6 Apr 1653, 12 May 1653, 1 Jun 1658, 2 Apr 1667. Committee to revise laws 4 Jun 1645, 3 Jun 1657. Committee on Kennebec trade 3 Mar 1645, 7 Jun 1648, 8 Jun 1649, 5 Mar 1656. "Although there is no direct evidence for his literary and educational attainments, his extensive public service, including especially his appointments as colony treasurer and to committees on revising the laws, certainly indicates that he must have been well-educated." [Robert Charles Anderson, The Pilgrim Migration, citation details below.]

      John Alden (1599-1687) = Priscilla Mullins (d. aft. 1651)
      Ruth Alden (~1640-1674) = John Bass (1630-1716)
      Hannah Bass (1667-1705) = Joseph Adams, Jr. (1654-1737)
      John Adams (1691-1761) = Susanna Boylston (1709-1797)
      John Adams (1735-1826) = Abigail Smith (1744-1818)
      John Quincy Adams (1767-1848)

  • Sources 
    1. [S1642] George Ernest Bowman, "David Little: His Family and His Will." Mayflower Descendant 34:149, 1937.

    2. [S479] Little Compton Families, from records compiled by Benjamin Franklin Wilbour. Little Compton, Rhode Island: Little Compton Historical Society, 1967. Fifth edition, Baltimore: Clearfield, 1997.

    3. [S633] Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Volume 24, The Descendants of Elder William Brewster, Part 1, Generations 1 through 4, by Barbara Lambert Merrick. Edited by Scott Andrew Bartley. Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2014.

    4. [S637] Mayflower Families Through Five Generations: Volume 16, Part 1, Family of John Alden, by Esther Littleford Woodworth-Barnes. Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1999.

    5. [S1647] The Pilgrim Migration: Immigrants to Plymouth Colony 1620-1633, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New York Historic Genealogical Society, 2004.

    6. [S160] Wikipedia.