John Alden[1]

Male 1599 - 1687  (88 years)


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  • Name John Alden  [1
    Born 1599  Southhampton, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Cooper  [1
    Died 22 Sep 1687  Duxbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Buried 22 Sep 1687  Miles Standish Burial Ground, South Duxbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • Much is written about John Alden as he was a cooper aboard the Mayflower. John famously elected to remain in Plymouth when the ship left for its return voyage after spending the winter of 1620/21. You can read more about John at his Mayflower Society page, and also at his Wikipedia page.
    Person ID I5624  Bratt Family Tree
    Last Modified 6 Jul 2022 

    Father George Joseph Alden 
    Mother Jane Fowke 
    Family ID F2134  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Priscilla Mullins,   b. Abt 1601, Dorking, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 5 Feb 1688, Duxbury, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years) 
    Married 12 May 1621  Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Notes 
    • The courtship of John Alden and Pricilla Mullins was made famous with the Henry Wadsworth Longfellow narrative poem, "The Courtship of Miles Standish." You can read background details from the Wikipedia page here, or the poem itself from the link. There have been other accounts that imply Standish was not as gracious as Longfellow's poem suggests. [1]
    Children 
     1. John Alden,   b. 22 May 1622, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 May 1702, Boston, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 79 years)
     2. Joseph Alden,   b. 1624, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 8 Feb 1697, Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 73 years)
    +3. Elizabeth Alden,   b. 1625, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 31 May 1717, Little Compton, RI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 92 years)
     4. Jonathan Alden,   b. Abt 1627, Plymouth Colony, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 14 Feb 1697, Duxbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 70 years)
     5. Sarah Alden,   b. 1629,   d. 12 Aug 1674, Duxbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 45 years)
     6. David Alden,   b. Abt 1632, Duxbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 1 Apr 1719, Duxbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 87 years)
     7. Ruth Alden,   b. 1634, Duxbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 12 Oct 1674, Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     8. Rebecca Alden,   b. 1638,   d. 12 Sep 1688, Duxbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 50 years)
     9. Mary Alden,   b. 1639, Duxbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 3 Feb 1687, Duxbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 48 years)
     10. Priscilla Alden,   b. 1648, Duxbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jun 1688, Duxbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 40 years)
     11. Zachariah Alden,   b. 1652, Duxbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 13 Jan 1688, Duxbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 36 years)
    Last Modified 6 Jul 2022 
    Family ID F2131  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Sources 
    1. [S536] John Alden by Given to me by Shirley Bratt MItchell, June, 2022.