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John Alden

Male Abt 1599 - 1687  (~ 88 years)


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  • Name John Alden 
    Alternate birth Abt 1598  [1
    Born Abt 1599  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Sep 1687  Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  [1, 2, 3
    Person ID I9718  Nielsen Hayden genealogy
    Last Modified 22 Sep 2017 

    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  [1, 2
    Children 
    +1. 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)
    Last Modified 7 Dec 2017 14:10:24 
    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)

  • Sources 
    1. [S637] Mayflower Families Through Five Generations, Descendants of the Pilgrims Who Landed at Plymouth, Massachusetts in December 1620: Volume 16, Part 1, Family of John Alden, by Esther Littleford Woodworth-Barnes. Plymouth, Massachusetts: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1999.

    2. [S759] The Pilgrim Migration: Emigrants to Plymouth Colony 1620-1633, by Robert Charles Anderson. Boston: New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2004.

    3. [S160] Wikipedia.