Ruth (Alden) Bass
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Ruth (Alden) Bass (1637 - 1674)

Ruth Bass formerly Alden
Born in Duxbury, Plymouth Colonymap
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married 3 Feb 1657 in Braintree, Suffolk County, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
Descendants descendants
Died in Braintree, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
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Ruth Alden, born about 1634/35 at Duxbury, Plymouth, Massachusetts, was the daughter of John Alden and his Wife Priscilla Mullins.[1]

Ruth Auldin married John Basse, in Braintree, Massachusetts, by "Mr. Jno Auldine of Duxbery," 3 Feb 1657.[2][1][3] A transcription error was made and a date 13 Feb 1657 was in the "Early Records of Boston published in Vol 12 of New England Historical and Genealogical Register[4]

She passed away on October 12, 1674 at Braintree, Massachusetts.[5][1]

Burial: Hancock Cemetery, Quincy, Norfolk County, Massachusetts, US[6]


  1. John Bass b. 1658
  2. Samuel Bass b. 1660
  3. Ruth Bass b. 1662
  4. Joseph Bass b. 1665
  5. Hannah Bass b. 1667
  6. Mary Bass b. 1669
  7. Sarah Bass b. 1672

Child: Philip Bass

Ruth's descendents include presidents John Adams and John Quincy Adams.

Alternate birth dates, with no or questionable sourcing
November 28, 1636
Date: 28 NOV 1634, Duxbury[7]


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Roser, Susan E. Mayflower Increasings 2nd edition. (Baltimore Genealogical Publishing co., 1995) p. 4+ Link at Ancestr ($)
  2. Records of the town of Braintree, 1640-1793. (Randolph, Mass., D.H. Huxford, printer, 1886) p. 716
  3. Mayflower Families through five Generations. John Alden (Vol 16, part 1, page 45, dated 2002)
  4. "Early Records of Boston." Brantrey Marriages. New England Historical and Genealogical Register 12:347 Link at AmericanAncestors ($)
  5. Bates, Samuel A. Records of the Town of Braintree. 1640-1793. 1886. p. 640. Link to page at
  6. Source: #S2376
  7. Source: #S431
  • 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. P45-47.
  • Source GEDCOM file submitted by Thomas Gull - from gedcom file, Imported on 30 April 2010.
  • Source: Ancestry Family Trees, Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: 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: World Family Tree, Volume 1, pre-1600 to present
  • Source: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Author: Yates Publishing Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: 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: Genealogy of Mary Jane Bradway, Married Asa Rufus Snow Compiled by Kearney W. Greenwald and wife Frieda Greenwald rom Research by Bette Bradway, a professional genelogist worker.
  • Source: Genealogies of the Families Of Braintree, Norfolk, Mass., 1640-1850 Author: Waldo Chamberlain Sprague, AB Publication: Including the modern town of Randolph & Holbrook and the city of Quincy, after the separation from Braintree in 1792-3.
  • Source: Title: Personal E-Mail (Richard D. Souther) Publication: 21 generations from Alvin Pratt & Eliza Ann Souther Media: Internet
  • Source: J Nesbitt, GEDCOM file imported on 28 Sep 1998. (
  • Source: K. Alan & Roberta J. Streeter - Genealogy Research Assistants, New England Connections established 12 July 1996 - Our Mayflower Passangers. This site created and maintained by Robert H. Streeter - E-mail to, James A. Streeter - E-mail to K. Alan & Roberta J. Streeter - Genealogy Research Assistants CONT Copyright © 1996,1997 by Robert H. Streeter)
  • Mayflower Births and Deaths, Vol. 1 and 2 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2013. This collection was indexed by Ancestry World Archives Project contributors.

Original data:

  • Roser, Susan E. Mayflower Births and Deaths: From the Files of George Ernest Bowman at the Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants. Volumes 1 & 2. Baltimore, MD: Genealogical Publishing Company, Inc., 1992.
  • Source: S2282 Author: Title: Public Member Trees Publication: Name: The Generations Network, Inc.; Location: Provo, UT, USA; Date: 2006; Repository: #R2227
  • Source: S2376 Author: Various Title: Web Site, Repository: #R2446
  • Source: S431 Author: Title: Family Tree, Selected Families and Individuals Of Mark and Sandra PILLING Repository: #R430 NOTESource Medium: Internet CONT
  • Repository: R430 Name: HR-1505-FTR Address: E-Mail Address: Phone Number:
  • Source: S548 Author: Jim Sloan, Title: Family Tree, Sloan & Related Lines Repository: #R547 NOTESource Medium: Internet CONT
  • Repository: R547 Name: CO-1056-FTR Address: E-Mail Address: Phone Number:


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According to the 2002 edition of the Alden Silver book, John and Ruth (Alden) Bass did NOT have a child named Phillip. His profile should be detached from the parents. (Esther Littleford Woodsworth-Barnes, Mayflower Families through Five Generations, Vol 16, Part 1, The Descendants of John Alden, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 2002. "The Silver Book" Page 47)
posted by Sandra (Emmons) DeTora
Perhaps you should contact the profile manager: Philip Boudreau

This was NOT MY ENTRY! Roland Goodwin

posted by Roland Goodwin
I posted this message on both profiles. Since the parent is the "protected" profile, I think you have to process the edit.
posted by Sandra (Emmons) DeTora
578 FindAGrave - Different death date
I am related to Ruth Alden Bass. I have done DNA and uploaded it to Gedmatch also Where do I put it in? Also have Sargent DNA from Amesbury, MA
posted by Jean Bagley
Children need to be resolved
posted by Vicki Norman
Alden-2200 and Alden-1 appear to represent the same person because: It appears that Alden-2200 is a duplicate of Alden-1, Ruth Alden who married John Bass. If this is the case, could you complete a merge?

Thank you, Krista Robinson

posted by Krista Robinson
Alden-2181 and Alden-1 appear to represent the same person because: This is the same person - birth dates are not same, but similar. Spouses same, parents same.
posted by Jane (Harriss) Naus