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Joseph Alden

Birthdate:
Birthplace: Plymouth, Plymouth Colony
Death: circa 1697 (65-74)
Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
Immediate Family:

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

Occupation: Farmer
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About Joseph Alden

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.

Will, Death & Probate

A statement in the inventory record of Joseph Alden declares he died 8 Feb 1696/7. His will was dated 14 Dec 1696 and proved 10 Mar 1696/7. The inventory of the movable estate was taken 8 Feb 1696/7 and was valued at #76. 1s.

The will of Joseph Alden senr of Bridgewater, County of "Plimouth", New England. He made bequests to son Isaac, including a sawmill; son Joseph; son John; wife, Mary. He named no daughters.[5]

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From Full text of "The descendants of Polly and Ebenezer Alden, who were sixth in descent from John Alden, the pilgrim;". (2017). Archive.org. Retrieved 21 February 2017, from https://archive.org/stream/descendantsofpol00byualde/descendantsofpol00byualde_djvu.txt

II. 13. ALDEN, JOSEPH,' pa. John and Priscilla (Mullens), b. 1624, d. Feb. 8, 1697. He was one of the early settlers of Bridgewater, Mass., 1654, and had his father's proprietary share. A copy of his will is in opening pages of this book. He m. Mary Simmons, dau. of Moses Simmons, of Bridgewater, who came over in ship " For- tune," 162 1.

They had 5 children: —

  1. Isaac,
  2. Mary,
  3. Joseph,
  4. John.
  5. Elizabeth,

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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. (aft. 1627 - 1697)

  • Joseph Alden Sr.
  • Born after 22 May 1627 in Plymouth or Duxbury, Massachusetts
  • Son of John Alden and Priscilla (Mullins) Alden
  • Brother of Elizabeth (Alden) Pabodie, John Alden Jr, Sarah (Alden) Standish, Jonathan Alden Sr., Priscilla Alden, Ruth (Alden) Bass, Rebecca (Alden) Delano, David Alden and Mary Alden
  • Husband of Mary (Simmons) Alden — married 1660 in Duxbury, Massachusetts
  • Father of Isaac Alden, Sarah (Alden) Crossman, Joseph Alden Jr, Hopestill (Alden) Snow, Mercy (Alden) Burrill, Elizabeth (Alden) Snow, John Alden and Nathaniel Alden
  • Died 8 Feb 1697 in Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts

Biography

Joseph Alden, the son of John Alden and Priscilla Mullins. was born after 22 MAY 1627 at Plymouth, Massachusetts. He died February 8, 1696/7 at Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[1][2] Joseph was a farmer and one of the early settlers of Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

About 1657 Joseph Alden married Mary Simmons, the daughter of Moses Simmons at Duxbury, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts. The children of this marriage were Sarah, Isaac, Joseph, Mercy, Hopestill, Elizabeth, and John. Some sources assign an eighth child to this family, Mary Alden. So far, no contemporary seventeenth or eighteenth century sources have been cited for this child.[3]

Sources

  • ↑ Information from Alden.org the Alden Kindred website
  • ↑ SAR Membership Number: 89817 See Sources
  • ↑ Woodworth-Barnes, Esther Littleford and Williams, Alicia Crane, Mayflower Families through Five Generations, Vol 16 Part 1 of 3, John Alden, Boston, Mass.: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2002
  • Source: Woodworth-Barnes, Esther Littleford and Williams, Alicia Crane, Mayflower Families through Five Generations, Vol 16 Part 1 of 3, John Alden, Boston, Mass.: General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2002.
  • Source: World Family Tree Vol. 1, Ed. 1, Brøderbund Software, Inc., 1997, Media Family Archive CD
  • Source: GEDCOM file submitted by Thomas Gull - from Rootsweb.com gedcom file, tmrgull@msn.com. Imported on 30 April 2010.
  • Source: Our Alden Ancestry by Dorothy Huggins Harding, Unknown :: Unknown,, 1965
  • Source: The ancestors and descendants of Zephaniah and Silence Alden Hathaway with notes on allied families by Margaret Oliver Collacott, Mentor, Ohio: unknown, 1961
  • Source: K. Alan & Roberta J. Streeter - Genealogy Research Assistants. New England Connections established 12 July 1996 - Our Mayflower Passaengers 12 July 1996 This site created and maintained by Robert H. Streeter, James A. Streeter Copyright © 1996,1997 by Robert H. Streeter.
  • Source: Title: Personal E-Mail (Richard D. Souther) Publication: 21 generations from Alvin Pratt & Eliza Ann Souther Media: Internet
  • Source: Title: Ancestry Family Trees Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com. Original data: Family Tree files submitted by Ancestry members. Note: This information comes from 1 or more individual Ancestry Family Tree files. This source citation points you to a current version of those files. Note: The owners of these tree files may have removed or changed information since this source citation was created.
  • Source: Title: Family Data Collection - Individual Records Author: Edmund West, comp. Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2000.
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  • Source: Title: Family Data Collection - Deaths Author: Edmund West, comp. Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: The Generations Network, Inc., 2001.
  • Source: Title: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Author: Yates Publishing Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations Inc, 2004.Original data - This unique collection of records was extracted from a variety of sources including family group sheets and electronic databases. Originally, the information was derived.
  • Source: U.S., New England Marriages Prior to 1700 Author: Ancestry.com Publication: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc.
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  • Repository: Name: Ancestry.com Address: http://www.Ancestry.com

Mayflower Descendant -

Father - John Alden Mother - Priscilla Mullens

Wife - Mary Simmons

Children: Sarah Alden-1663 Isaac Alden-12 Dec 1664 Mary Alden - 1666 Joseph B. Alden-8 Feb 1667 Hopestill Alden-1668 Mercy Alden-1670 Elizabeth Alden-1672 John Alden-Sep 1674

Joseph's burial location is lost to history.


GEDCOM Note

NOTE THAT THIS INDIVIDUAL HAS ANOTHER AFN NUMBER FPHS-RP

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Joseph Alden's Timeline

1627
May 22, 1627
Plymouth, Plymouth Colony
1663
January 20, 1663
Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony
1663
Bridgewater, Plymouth Colony
1667
February 8, 1667
Duxbury, Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States
1668
1668
Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
1670
1670
Weymouth, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States
1673
February 1673
Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States
1674
September 1, 1674
Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Massachusetts
1676
1676
Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts, United States