Joseph Alden
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Joseph Alden (aft. 1627 - 1697)

Joseph Alden
Born after in Plymouth Colonymap
Ancestors ancestors
Husband of — married 1660 in Duxbury, Plymouth Colonymap
Descendants descendants
Died in Bridgewater, Plymouth County, Province of Massachusetts Baymap
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Biography

Joseph Alden, the son of John Alden and Priscilla Mullins, was born after 22 May 1627 (cattle division) at Plymouth Colony. He died February 8, 1696/7 at Bridgewater, Plymouth, Massachusetts.[1][2][3] Joseph was a farmer and one of the early settlers of Bridgewater, Massachusetts.

About 1657 Joseph Alden married Mary Simmons, the daughter of Moses Simmons at Duxbury, Plymouth Colony, Massachusetts. The children of this marriage were Sarah, Isaac, Joseph, Mercy, Hopestill, Elizabeth, and John. Some sources assign an eighth child to this family, Mary Alden. So far, no contemporary seventeenth or eighteenth century sources have been cited for this child.[4] [3]

Will, Death & Probate

A statement in the inventory record of Joseph Alden declares he died 8 Feb 1696/7. His will was dated 14 Dec 1696 and proved 10 Mar 1696/7. The inventory of the movable estate was taken 8 Feb 1696/7 and was valued at #76. 1s.

The will of Joseph Alden senr of Bridgewater, County of "Plimouth", New England. He made bequests to son Isaac, including a sawmill; son Joseph; son John; wife, Mary. He named no daughters.[5]

Children[6]

Joseph's sons were named in his will, but he mentioned no daughters. The daughters two married to Snow and one to Burrill were named in a letter written by John Alden4[7]

  • Mary? It has been claimed that Joseph had also a daughter Mary, who married Samuel Allen as his second wife in 1700. No proof has been found.[8]

The 2002 edition of the Alden Silver Book specifically addresses the addition of a daughter named "Mary." The claim is that she was the wife of Samuel Allen, but Samuel's wife has been proven to be a different woman, named "Mary Pratt."[9]

Sources

  1. Information from Alden.org the Alden Kindred website
  2. SAR Membership Number: 89817 See Sources
  3. 3.0 3.1 Alden, Frank Wesley, Compiler. John Alden of Ashfield and Chautauqua County, New York – His Alden Descendants and Ancestors. Printed for Private Circulation, 1909. Page 14.
  4. 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
  5. Mayflower Descendant: A Magazine of Pilgrim Genealogy and History. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1899- . (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010) https://www.americanancestors.org/DB407/i/12205/71/24033391 6:71 (1904)
  6. Roser, Susan E. "Mayflower Births and Deaths." Vol 1,& 2 Baltimore, Md.: Genealogical Publishing Co., 1995 p. 33
  7. A Genealogical Letter From John Alden. Mayflower Descendant: A Magazine of Pilgrim Genealogy and History. Boston, MA: Massachusetts Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1899- . (Online database: AmericanAncestors.org, New England Historic Genealogical Society, 2010) https://www.americanancestors.org/DB407/i/12205/110/24033430 6:110 (1904)
  8. 8.0 8.1 Family of John Alden. Mayflower Families through Five Generation. Vol 16 part 1. (General Society of Mayflower Descendants, 1999) p. 39
  9. 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 39
  • 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.
  • Our Alden Ancestry by Dorothy Huggins Harding, Unknown :: Unknown,, 1965
  • The ancestors and descendants of Zephaniah and Silence Alden Hathaway with notes on allied families by Margaret Oliver Collacott, Mentor, Ohio: unknown, 1961
  • K. Alan & Roberta J. Streeter - Genealogy Research Assistants. New England Connections established 12 July 1996 - Our Mayflower Passaengers 12 July 1996 This site created and maintained by Robert H. Streeter, James A. Streeter Copyright © 1996,1997 by Robert H. Streeter.
  • Personal E-Mail (Richard D. Souther) Publication: 21 generations from Alvin Pratt & Eliza Ann Souther Media: Internet
  • Mayflower Births and Deaths, Vol. 1 and 2 Author: Ancestry.com Publication: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc. Repository: #R-1791619126
  • U.S., Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970 Author: Ancestry.com Publication: Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ancestry.com Operations, Inc., 2011.Original data - Sons of the American Revolution Membership Applications, 1889-1970. Louisville, Kentucky: National Society of the Sons of the American Revolution. Microfilm, 508 rolls.


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According the the 2002 edition of the Alden Silver Book, Joseph and Mary (Simmons) Alden did NOT have a child named Mary. Her profile should be detached from these parents. (page 39)
posted by Sandra (Emmons) DeTora
Alden-2946 and Alden-5 appear to represent the same person because: Sorry, I didn't try to create a new profile, so I need to merge mine with yours to fix my duplication mistake. I apologize!
posted by Christina Crandall
I suggest that his place of birth be changed from "Duxbury or Plymouth, Plymouth Colony" to "Plymouth, Plymouth Colony" and perhaps marked as uncertain. The narrative bio says he was born in Plymouth and also location fields should not contain alternative locations.
posted by Chase Ashley
edited by Chase Ashley
There are children atttached who are not on the list of children given in Mayflower Births and Deaths. ?
posted by Anne B
571 FindAGrave - Link without Grave ID
Alden-1306 and Alden-5 appear to represent the same person because: Same name, same parents
posted by Bob Tonsmeire
Alden-1306 and Alden-5 do not represent the same person because: Different first names. No parents for James. Parents for Joseph very well documented and didn't have a son James.
posted by Becky (Nally) Syphers
Alden-2117 and Alden-5 appear to represent the same person because: Same name, dates are close, no conflicting data to distinguish Alden-2117
posted by Bob Tonsmeire
Alden-1306 and Alden-5 appear to represent the same person because: John and Priscilla were the only Aldens in Plymouth as of 1628. It seems that Alden-1306 did not exist or is meant to be Joseph rather than James and as such a merge candidate with Alden-5
posted by Bob Tonsmeire
Alden-5 and Alden-2061 appear to represent the same person because: Please merge. Thanks.
posted by Vic Watt
Does anyone have sources that show how James Alden fits into the family of John and Priscilla Alden's family? You can leave a comment here or on my profile.

Thanks.

posted by Becky (Nally) Syphers