John Alden, (Mayflower Passenger)

John Alden, (Mayflower Passenger)

Male Abt 1598 - 1687  (~ 89 years)

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  • Name John Alden  [1
    Suffix (Mayflower Passenger) 
    Born Abt 1598  Harwich, Tendring District, Essex, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [2
    Gender Male 
    Died 12 Sep 1687  Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    Buried Abt 12 Sep 1687  Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  [3
    • Myles Standish Burying Ground
    1687 Headstone John Alden
    1687 Headstone John Alden
    Person ID I223  Briggs Family
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2020 

    Family Priscilla Mullins, (Mayflower Passenger),   b. Abt 1602, Dorking, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1685, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 83 years) 
    Children 
    +1. Elizabeth Alden,   b. Abt 1624, Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. Abt 1717, Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age ~ 93 years)  [natural]
    Last Modified 21 Feb 2020 
    Family ID F142  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Event Map
    Link to Google MapsBorn - Abt 1598 - Harwich, Tendring District, Essex, England Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsDied - 12 Sep 1687 - Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
    Link to Google MapsBuried - Abt 12 Sep 1687 - Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA Link to Google Earth
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  • Photos
    1687 Headstone John Alden
    1687 Headstone John Alden

  • Sources 
    1. [S6] U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;), 1687 Find A Grave John Alden.
      John Alden, Sr
      Birth 1598
      Harwich, Tendring District, Essex, England
      Death 12 Sep 1687 (aged 88–89)
      South Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
      Burial
      Myles Standish Burying Ground
      Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
      Memorial ID
      American Colonial Figure. One of the charter members of the Plymouth Colony in America, he arrived on the first voyage of the "Mayflower". At the time of the sailing of the vessel in 1620 for America, he was about twenty-one years old. William Bradford, second governor of the colony, wrote that John Alden was "hired for a cooper, at South Hampton (England), where the ship victualed (brought on food for the voyage); 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." His trade of cooper (barrel maker) was one of the vital trades needed by the colonists. John married fellow Mayflower pilgrim Priscilla Mullins, about 1623, but the exact date has been lost to history. He became one of the Purchasers and Undertakers for the colony, serving also as Assistant in the Colony government, Deputy Governor, Colony Treasurer, and a member of the committee in charge of revising laws. He was one of the founders of Duxbury, Massachusetts, and owned several pieces of property. Although he died without a will, an inventory of his property at the time of his death was taken in November 1687. A legend of a rivalry between himself and pilgrim Miles Standish for Priscilla Mullins arose, and was first published in the book, "Collection of American Epitaphs and Inscriptions" in 1814, by Timothy Alden. The story was popularized by the poem, "The Courtship of Miles Standish" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in 1858, however, there is no documentation of such a rivalry to have existed in any of the records of the Plymouth Colony.
      Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson
      Family Members
      Spouse
      Priscilla Mullins Alden 1602–1685 (m. 1622)
      Children
      Elisabeth Alden Pabodie 1624–1717
      John Alden 1626–1702
      Sarah Alden Standish 1627–1688
      Joseph Alden 1627–1697
      Jonathan Alden 1632–1697
      Ruth Alden Bass 1637–1674
      Mary Alden 1638–1688
      David Alden 1646–1719
      Rebecca Alden Delano 1649–1688
      1917 WWI Draft Card Alan F Winslow
      1917 WWI Draft Card Alan F Winslow
      Mayflower Births and Deaths, Vol. 1 and 2
      Mayflower Births and Deaths, Vol. 1 and 2
      Mayflower Births and Deaths, Vol. 1 and 2
      Mayflower Births and Deaths, Vol. 1 and 2


    2. [S6] U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;), 1687 Find A Grave John Alden.
      John Alden, Sr
      Birth 1598
      Harwich, Tendring District, Essex, England
      Death 12 Sep 1687 (aged 88–89)
      South Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
      Burial
      Myles Standish Burying Ground
      Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
      Memorial ID
      American Colonial Figure. One of the charter members of the Plymouth Colony in America, he arrived on the first voyage of the "Mayflower". At the time of the sailing of the vessel in 1620 for America, he was about twenty-one years old. William Bradford, second governor of the colony, wrote that John Alden was "hired for a cooper, at South Hampton (England), where the ship victualed (brought on food for the voyage); 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." His trade of cooper (barrel maker) was one of the vital trades needed by the colonists. John married fellow Mayflower pilgrim Priscilla Mullins, about 1623, but the exact date has been lost to history. He became one of the Purchasers and Undertakers for the colony, serving also as Assistant in the Colony government, Deputy Governor, Colony Treasurer, and a member of the committee in charge of revising laws. He was one of the founders of Duxbury, Massachusetts, and owned several pieces of property. Although he died without a will, an inventory of his property at the time of his death was taken in November 1687. A legend of a rivalry between himself and pilgrim Miles Standish for Priscilla Mullins arose, and was first published in the book, "Collection of American Epitaphs and Inscriptions" in 1814, by Timothy Alden. The story was popularized by the poem, "The Courtship of Miles Standish" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in 1858, however, there is no documentation of such a rivalry to have existed in any of the records of the Plymouth Colony.
      Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson
      Family Members
      Spouse
      Priscilla Mullins Alden 1602–1685 (m. 1622)
      Children
      Elisabeth Alden Pabodie 1624–1717
      John Alden 1626–1702
      Sarah Alden Standish 1627–1688
      Joseph Alden 1627–1697
      Jonathan Alden 1632–1697
      Ruth Alden Bass 1637–1674
      Mary Alden 1638–1688
      David Alden 1646–1719
      Rebecca Alden Delano 1649–1688

    3. [S6] U.S., Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current, Ancestry.com, (Name: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2012;), 1687 Find A Grave John Alden.
      John Alden, Sr
      Birth 1598
      Harwich, Tendring District, Essex, England
      Death 12 Sep 1687 (aged 88–89)
      South Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
      Burial
      Myles Standish Burying Ground
      Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, USA
      Memorial ID
      American Colonial Figure. One of the charter members of the Plymouth Colony in America, he arrived on the first voyage of the "Mayflower". At the time of the sailing of the vessel in 1620 for America, he was about twenty-one years old. William Bradford, second governor of the colony, wrote that John Alden was "hired for a cooper, at South Hampton (England), where the ship victualed (brought on food for the voyage); 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." His trade of cooper (barrel maker) was one of the vital trades needed by the colonists. John married fellow Mayflower pilgrim Priscilla Mullins, about 1623, but the exact date has been lost to history. He became one of the Purchasers and Undertakers for the colony, serving also as Assistant in the Colony government, Deputy Governor, Colony Treasurer, and a member of the committee in charge of revising laws. He was one of the founders of Duxbury, Massachusetts, and owned several pieces of property. Although he died without a will, an inventory of his property at the time of his death was taken in November 1687. A legend of a rivalry between himself and pilgrim Miles Standish for Priscilla Mullins arose, and was first published in the book, "Collection of American Epitaphs and Inscriptions" in 1814, by Timothy Alden. The story was popularized by the poem, "The Courtship of Miles Standish" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in 1858, however, there is no documentation of such a rivalry to have existed in any of the records of the Plymouth Colony.
      Bio by: Kit and Morgan Benson
      Family Members
      Spouse
      Priscilla Mullins Alden 1602–1685 (m. 1622)
      Children
      Elisabeth Alden Pabodie 1624–1717
      John Alden 1626–1702
      Sarah Alden Standish 1627–1688
      Joseph Alden 1627–1697
      Jonathan Alden 1632–1697
      Ruth Alden Bass 1637–1674
      Mary Alden 1638–1688
      David Alden 1646–1719
      Rebecca Alden Delano 1649–1688
      Mayflower Births and Deaths, Vol. 1 and 2
      Mayflower Births and Deaths, Vol. 1 and 2