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Sarah (Alden) Standish (abt. 1629 - 1674)

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Sarah Standish formerly Alden
Born about in Plymouth, Plymouth Colonymap [uncertain]
Ancestors ancestors
Wife of — married about 1660 [location unknown]
Descendants descendants
Died in Duxbury, Plymouth Colonymap
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Sarah Alden was born probably between 1630 and 1640. One source gives her year of birth as 1629.[1] She was the daughter of John Alden and Priscilla Mullins. The Aldens moved from Plymouth to the adjoining town of Duxbury during this time, so the actual place of her birth might have been either town.

Sarah married Alexander Standish about 1660.[2][3] Date of marriage by about 1660 based on approximated birthdates of children [NEHGR 52:363-65]), son of MILES STANDISH [PM 451].[4]

Sarah died before 13 Jun 1688, when Alexander Standish, in right of his wife Sarah, deceased, and the other heirs of John Alden signed a release on his estate.[4]

Death: 12 Aug 1674 ? [citation needed]

Sarah and Alexander Standish had a family of at least seven children:


  1. Landis, John Tannehill. Mayflower descendants and their marriages for two generations after the landing. Washington, D.C., Bureau of military and civic achievement. 1922. pg. 10
  2. These dates are estimated, as discussed in Mayflower Families for Five Generations, See Sources
  3. Family of John Alden. Mayflower Families through Five Generation. Vol 16 part 1. (General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1999) pp 41-43.
  4. 4.0 4.1 2020 American Ancestors by New England Historic Genealogical Society John Alden
  5. Mayflower Families for Five Generations, See Sources
  • 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 pp. 39 -43.
  • Source: Warner, Russell, Re-Edited by Wakefield, Robert S., FASG, Mayflower Families through Five Generations, Volume 14, Family of Miles Standish, General Society of Mayflower Descendants, Plymouth, MA., 2007
  • Source: website : Descendants of John Alden, Second Generation Sarah Alden
  • Source: Ancestral File (R) Title: The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Ancestral File (R) (Copyright (c) 1987, June data as of 5 January 1998) , June Family History Library Address: 35 N West Temple Street, Salt Lake City, Utah 84150 USA References: 3692, A1889, REFN780
  • Source: World Family Tree Vol. 1, Ed. 1, Brøderbund Software, Inc., 1997, Media Family Archive CD, WFT Family #3567
  • Source: Title: U.S. and International Marriage Records, 1560-1900 Author: Yates Publishing Publication: Name: 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.
  • Source: K. Alan & Roberta J. Streeter - Genealogy Research Assistants, New England Connections established 12 July 1996 - Our Mayflower Passengers. This was site created and maintained by Robert H. Streeter. - E-mail to; James A. Streeter - E-mail to Copyright © 1996,1997 by Robert H. Streeter.
  • Source:  !Genealogy of Mary Jane Bradway, Married Asa Rufus Snow, compiled by Kearney W. Greenwald and wife Frieda Greenwald from Research by Bette Bradway, a professional genealogist worker
  • Source: S17 Title: New England Marriages Prior to 1700 Author: by Clarence Almon Torrey Publication: Genealogical Publishing Co. Place: Baltimore, MD Date: 1987
  • Source: S26 Title: Genealogies of Mayflower Families from The New England Historical and Genealogical Register Volume: Volume I, Adams - Fuller Author: Selected and Introduced by Gary Boyd Roberts Publication: Genealogical Publishing Co., Inc. Place: Baltimore, Maryland. Birth c. 1629, death c. 1685

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A private message asked about the death date on this profile. I see it all over the internet but can't find a real source. I suspect that's it's an "after" something happened. We know she died before 13 Jun 1688 at which time her husband in right of his wife Sarah deceased signed a release of part of the estate of her father.
posted by Anne B
Alden-2373 and Alden-4 appear to represent the same person because: There are some differences in dates and attached children.
posted by Becky (Nally) Syphers
Alden-2334 and Alden-4 appear to represent the same person because: same person
posted by M (McQueen) M
Alden-2333 and Alden-4 appear to represent the same person because: same person
posted by M (McQueen) M
Alden-2188 and Alden-4 appear to represent the same person because: Same name, same parents, close dates
posted by Bob Tonsmeire
Alden-2182 and Alden-4 appear to represent the same person because: This is the same person. Same spouse. Same parents.
posted by Jane (Harriss) Naus

Sarah is 9 degrees from Frederick Douglass, 12 degrees from Margaret Summitt and 11 degrees from Henry VIII of England on our single family tree. Login to find your connection.