Alden, John[1]

Male 1599 - 1687  (88 years)


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  • Name Alden, John  [1
    Birth 1599  Southhampton, Hampshire, England Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Gender Male 
    Occupation Cooper  [1
    Death 22 Sep 1687  Duxbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location  [1
    Burial 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 Alden, George Joseph 
    Mother Fowke, Jane 
    Family ID F2134  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Mullins, Priscilla,   b. Abt 1601, Dorking, Surrey, England Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 5 Feb 1688, Duxbury, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 87 years) 
    Marriage 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. Alden, John,   b. 22 May 1622, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 14 May 1702, Boston, Suffolk Co, Massachusetts, USA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 79 years)
     2. Alden, Joseph,   b. 1624, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 8 Feb 1697, Bridgewater, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 73 years)
    +3. Alden, Elizabeth,   b. 1625, Plymouth, MA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 31 May 1717, Little Compton, RI Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 92 years)
     4. Alden, Jonathan,   b. Abt 1627, Plymouth Colony, MA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 14 Feb 1697, Duxbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 70 years)
     5. Alden, Sarah,   b. 1629   d. 12 Aug 1674, Duxbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 45 years)
     6. Alden, David,   b. Abt 1632, Duxbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 1 Apr 1719, Duxbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 87 years)
     7. Alden, Ruth,   b. 1634, Duxbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 12 Oct 1674, Braintree, Norfolk, Massachusetts Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 40 years)
     8. Alden, Rebecca,   b. 1638   d. 12 Sep 1688, Duxbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 50 years)
     9. Alden, Mary,   b. 1639, Duxbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 3 Feb 1687, Duxbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 48 years)
     10. Alden, Priscilla,   b. 1648, Duxbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 13 Jun 1688, Duxbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this location (Age 40 years)
     11. Alden, Zachariah,   b. 1652, Duxbury, MA Find all individuals with events at this locationd. 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.