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Joseph Alden, Sr.

Birthplace: Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Death: Died in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Place of Burial: Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

Son of John Alden, "Mayflower" Passenger and Priscilla Mullins, "Mayflower" Passenger
Husband of Mary Alden
Father of Sarah Crossman; Isaac Alden, Sr.; Rev. Joseph Alden; Hopestill Snow; Mercy Allen and 3 others
Brother of Elisabeth Pabodie; John Alden, Jr.; Sarah Standish; Capt. Jonathan Alden; Ruth Bass and 4 others

Occupation: Farmer
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About Joseph Alden, Sr.

Joseph Alden, Sr. was a farmer and an early settler of Bridgewater, Massachusetts. He arrived in 1654 to make a homestead on land that his father and Myles Standish had purchased earlier on from the local Native Americans. The land was near the present-day History Society buildings in the present town of West Bridgewater.

Alden married Mary Simmons. Conflicting sources state that they had seven or eight children. The exact date of his death is unknown, with some sources saying February 8, 1695/6 and others saying that he died after 1696/7.

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The Alden House The Alden house was built for Deacon Joseph Alden, the second son of John Alden of Plymouth fame and message carrier for Myles Standish around 1690. It is one of the oldest houses in our town. The old house has many unique features: windows are fully framed with raised moldings, a large fireplace wall raised panels with a built-in shelf above the fireplace opening the front stairway has a heavy banister and boldly turned spindles. To the left of the fireplace is a very fine and unique slant back pewter cupboard with open shelves at the top and an original feather edge bottom door. The house is an integral saltbox with a small well added at the rear. Many families have called the old Alden house their home down through the many years it has been there. At the present time, it is owned by Mrs. Martha Johnson. Located at: 15 South Street, Bridgewater, Mass.

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Joseph Alden, Sr.'s Timeline

May 22, 1627
Plymouth, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
January 20, 1663
Age 35
Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony
Age 35
Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony
February 8, 1667
Age 39
Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
Age 40
Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
Age 42
Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony
February 1673
Age 45
Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
September 1, 1674
Age 47
Bridgewater, (Present Plymouth County), Plymouth Colony (Present Massachusetts)
Age 69
Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States