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John Alden (1663 - 1730)

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John Alden
Born in Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts Bay Colonymap
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Husband of — married about 1687 [location unknown]
Husband of — married 22 Nov 1722 in Boston, Suffolk, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
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Died in Boston, Suffolk, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
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John Alden3 III was the fourth child of John Alden, Jr. and his wife Elizabeth Phillips Everill Alden. He was born March 12, 1663 at Boston, Massachusetts and died there on Feburary 1, 1729/30.[1] He was a grandson of Mayflower Passengers John Alden and his wife Priscilla Alden Mullins.

He married twice, first to Elizabeth Gwinn and second to Susanna Winslow, who outlived him.

He and his first wife had twelve children: Elizabeth, Hannah, John, Mary, Katherine, Gillam, Ann, Nathaniel, Thomas, Katherine, Thomas, and William.

John Alden III was a mariner, as was his father. He also used the title 'Captain" and the prefix "Jr." He went on an expedition to Fort Royal to protect the English garrison there. He and [Alden-6|his father]] were on another such expedition when taken by the French in 1691 and held for the exchange of French prisoners held by Massachusetts. He made his will on May 5, 1717.

So far, no source has been entered on this record for a marriage of John Alden to Elizabeth Phelps. She has been removed as wife.

Was buried in Kings Chapel Burying Ground located in Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, USA


  1. 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.
  • Birth: "Massachusetts Births and Christenings, 1639-1915," database, FamilySearch ( : 11 March 2018), John Alden, 12 Mar 1663; citing Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, 35; FHL microfilm 592,866.

Marriage: "Massachusetts, Town Clerk, Vital and Town Records, 1626-2001," database with images, FamilySearch ( : 4 November 2017), John Alden and Anna Brame, 01 May 1718; citing Marriage, Boston, Suffolk, Massachusetts, United States, , town clerk offices, Massachusetts; FHL microfilm 818,093.

  • 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. p.45
  • Source: World Family Tree Vol. 8, Ed. 1, Brøderbund Software, Inc., 1997, Media Family Archive CD
  • Source: Savage, Joseph, Genealogical Dictionary of the First Settlers of New England, Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1981, Originally Published: Boston, 1860-1862.
  • Source: Pope, The Pioneers of Massachusetts, Baltimore, Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc., 1977, Originally Published: Boston, 1900. Massachusetts, Town and Vital Records, 1620-1988 [database on-line]. Provo, UT, USA: Operations, Inc., 2011.


Thanks to Aaron Stump, Sue Fitzpatrick, Charles Seamon, Stanley Wood, and Becky Syphers,Click the Changes tab for the details on contributions.

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Removing David Alden and Mercy Southworth as parents, again. See previous research notes. If the Mayflower Society doesn't accept it, it is for good reason.
posted by Carolyn Adams
Removing Southworth as middle name. Middle names were rare in this time period, and there is no proof that he is the son of David Alden and Mercy Southworth.
posted by Carolyn Adams
633 USA too early in death location
posted by Stephen McCallum
603 USA too early in birth location
posted by Stephen McCallum
578 FindAGrave - Different death date
posted by Stephen McCallum
Alden-2579 and Alden-244 appear to represent the same person because: Appears to be a clear duplicate. Wife and Son will have to be merged also.
posted by Karen (Rollet) Lorenz
Alden-2159 and Alden-244 appear to represent the same person because: Same name, same wife, same birth, similar death
posted by Bob Tonsmeire
Alden-2159 and Alden-244 are not ready to be merged because: These are same person, but one of the spouses is incorrect... I will do further research & work with the other researcher to combine.
posted by Jane (Harriss) Naus
Alden-2159 and Alden-244 appear to represent the same person because: Same name, same parents, same wife, dates are close
posted by Bob Tonsmeire

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