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Elisabeth Pabodie (Alden)

Also Known As: "Elizabeth (Alden) Pabodie"
Birthdate:
Birthplace: Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Death: Died in Little Compton, Newport, Rhode Island
Place of Burial: Old Commons Burial Ground, Little Compton, Newport County, Rhode Island, United States
Immediate Family:

Daughter of John Alden, "Mayflower" Passenger; John Alden; Priscilla Mullins, "Mayflower" Passenger and Priscilla Alden
Wife of Hon. William Pabodie
Mother of John Pabodie; Elizabeth Rogers; Mary Southworth; Mercy Simmons; Martha Seabury and 8 others
Sister of John Alden, Jr.; Joseph Alden, Sr; Sarah Standish; Capt. Jonathan Alden; Ruth Bass and 7 others

Occupation: 1st white woman born in New England.
Managed by: John Patrick McCaffrey
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About Elisabeth Pabodie

Link to grave http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6868310

Elisabeth Pabodie


(as it is spelled on her head stone)


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Elisabeth Alden-Pabodie is considered the first white girl born in the Plymouth Coloney. She had 12 children and lived to be 94. Name is spelled Elisabeth.

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Elisabeth. Married William Pabodie, a civic and military leader of Duxbury where all thirteen of their children were born. They moved to Little Compton, Rhode Island where Elisabeth died in 1717 at the age of about 94. Their descendants were prominent in settling areas of Rhode Island and Connecticut. From Elisabeth’s line comes the one individual most credited with spreading the fame of John and Priscilla far and wide, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in his "Courtship of Miles Standish."

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Siblings: John born circa 1627, Joseph born after 22 May 1627, Sarah born 1629, Jonathan born circa 1632, Ruth born 1634/5, Rebecca born pre 1649, Mary, Priscilla, and David born circa 1646.

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link to her grave site

http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=6868310

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ELISABETH ALDEN (JOHN1) was born Abt. 1624 in Plymouth, and died May 31, 1717 in Little Compton, Rhode Island. She married WILLIAM PABODIE Abt. December 24, 1644 in Duxbury, Mass., son of JOHN PABODIE. He was born Abt. 1619, and died December 13, 1707 in Little Compton, Rhode Island.

Described by a contemporary as, "dignified, a woman of great character, and fine presence, very tall and handsome," Elisabeth married William Pabodie on December 26, 1644. They settled in Duxburough (later Duxbury, Massachusetts), close to other Mayflower families, including the Brewsters and Standishes. William served as town clerk there, succeeding Alexander Standish, and held other jobs at various times as well, including yeoman, boatman, planter, and surveyor. When he became Duxbury town clerk, the town records having been destroyed in a fire, he very carefully recorded his own marriage and the births and marriages of his thirteen children. Interestingly, one of the thirteen, Priscilla, died at only three months old and the next girl child was given the same name.

Commons Burial Ground, Little Compton

In the Old Burying Ground in Little Compton, you can find a very special grave monument. It belongs to Elisabeth Alden, the first white girl born in New England. Her parents, John Alden and Priscilla Mullin (or Mullens), came to America on the Mayflower in 1620. Elisabeth, sometimes spelled "Elisabeth," was born in 1624 or '25 in Plymouth, the first of John Alden and Priscilla's ten children.

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Elisabeth Pabodie (1623–1717), daughter of John Alden and Priscilla Mullins, recognized as the first white girl born in New England

-------------------- Priscilla and John Alden had ten children, with a possible eleventh dying in infancy. It is presumed, although not documented, that the first three children were born in Plymouth, the remainder in Duxbury.

Elisabeth. Born 1623. Married William Pabodie (as it is spelled on his head stone), a civic and military leader of Duxbury, where all thirteen of their children were born. They moved to Little Compton, Rhode Island where Elizabeth died in 1717 at the age of about ninety-four. Their descendants were prominent in settling areas of Rhode Island and Connecticut. From Elisabeth’s line comes the one individual most credited with spreading the fame of John and Priscilla far and wide, Henry Wadsworth Longfellow in his "Courtship of Miles Standish."

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Henry Wadsworth Longfellow was a descendant of Elizabeth Pabodie and made her parents John Alden and Priscilla Mullins famous through his poem "The Courtship of Miles Standish."

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  • (III) Samuel (2) West, son of Samuel (I) and Tryphosa (Partridge) West, was born December 23, 1672, and died about 1763. He lived in Duxbury, and after 1723 in Lebanon, Connecticut, and was one of the organizers, in 1730, of the Goshen Church of Lebanon. He married, June 30, 1709, Martha Delano, daughter of John and Mercy (Peabody) Simmons, and widow of Ebenezer Delano. 'Her grandmother, Elizabeth (Alden) Peabody, was the daughter of' John and Priscilla (Mullins) Alden, of the "Mayflower." Issue of Samuel (2) and Martha West: Amos, born May 29, 1710; Nathan, of whom further; Sarah, born November 8, 1712; Moses, born March 4, 1716. .....
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Elisabeth Pabodie's Timeline

1624
1624
Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts
1627
1627
Age 3
At Age 3
1644
December 26, 1644
Age 20
Duxbury, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts), (Present USA)
December 26, 1644
Age 20
Duxbury, MA, USA
1645
October 4, 1645
Age 21
Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
1647
April 24, 1647
Age 23
Duxbury, MA, USA
1648
August 7, 1648
Age 24
Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
1649
January 2, 1649
Age 25
Duxbury, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
1650
February 24, 1650
Age 26
Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, USA
1652
November 16, 1652
Age 28
Duxbury, Plymouth County, MA, USA